I purchased this foundation based on a recommendation from a family-member that it was wonderfully high coverage. I was going through a terrible time with acne so this was music to my ears. Unfortunately this foundation felt heavy - almost like I was putting putty on my face - and broke me out worse than any other foundation ever had. This was one of those products that would create more blemishes, so that you would need to add more product - and so the cycle continues.
Reviewed on Thu 20 Dec 2018
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with acne/problem, fair tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is dark brown, combination with fine texture.
I bought this without much expectation due to it being so cheap. But i was very very shocked to find that it is so so nice on my skin.
I have very oily skin and it is so hard to find a foundation that actually last throughout the day. This one feels so matte on my face although it does take forever to dry if it isn't baked.
Overall, the price is great, the formula is defo full coverage and it is great for oily skin.
Only problem is you cant reapply it during the day over powder as the foundation clumps and peels off.
Reviewed on Wed 24 Oct 2018
I am in my late teens/early 20's with oily, fair tone skin and unknown eyes. My hair is unknown, unknown with unknown texture.
Probably the worst foundation I’ve put on my skin. I don’t have extremely dry skin but when I applied this OH MY GOD.. it clinged to every tiny bit of dry skin I had, dried up on my fore head around my scalp making my skin look awful and around my eyes it just melted off. Can’t say I’ll be buying this EVER again.
Reviewed on Mon 08 Oct 2018
I am in my late teens/early 20's with dry, light tone skin and unknown eyes. My hair is unknown, unknown with unknown texture.
I always have the lightest shade in foundation but this was almost a white/pink colour and very odd. The next shade up would be too orange. The product itself seems have to have okay coverage but sinks into pores/lines and was quite patchy even using my BB.
Reviewed on Sat 10 Dec 2016
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with normal, medium tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is light brown, combination with fine texture.
this product is very good coverage, but yet again can be cakey and sink into lines on the face if you use to much product. This foundation also is a pinky colour in the light shade so i would recommend going for a darker colour. All in all it is a good foundation, good for all skin types. I would also recommend you apply this using a brush or beauty blender as using your hands can be quit streaky.
Reviewed on Wed 05 Oct 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with sensitive, tanned tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is dark brown, combination with normal texture.
covers my face beatifully leaves it looking healthy and smooth and my boyfriend can't even tell i have it on ! Natural and fantastic ... recomended to my friends and they went and brought it my fave foundation LOVE IT <3
Reviewed on Sun 18 Sep 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with combination, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is dark brown, oily with normal texture.
This foundation has a really high coverage and is great for oily skin but can cling to dry patches. The lightest colour is a great colour as it is not orangey and really pale (like me). I would recommend it as a high coverage foundation.
Reviewed on Sat 16 Jul 2016
I am in my late teens with oily, fair tone skin and green eyes. My hair is blonde, oily with normal texture.
Finally, I have found a foundation that is FULL COVERAGE! This covered every mark and spot on my face. Perfect for oily/combination skin. This is such a thick foundation but sits lightly on the face. Only one application needed otherwise it could get cakey. So impressed and so cheap for a great quality. I wouldn't recommend for dry skin. Although, let down by the shade range.
Reviewed on Wed 06 Jul 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with normal, medium tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is medium brown, normal with normal texture.
I love this foundation. very matte and great for oily skin. Has i think the palest shade I have ever seen in my foundation testing experience. I bought it thinking i'm normally quite pale, but it was so pale i looked ill aha. Lost lasting wear and great application. recommend applying with a beauty sponge.
Reviewed on Thu 23 Jun 2016
I am in my late teens with oily, light tone skin and green eyes. My hair is blonde, normal with fine texture.
This is my everyday foundation and it is incredible. Not only does it last all day but it is matte and I have oily skin. I would not even consider changing my foundation as the colour is a perfect match. It is also really easy to blend and does leave brush lines on your face. It is quite a high coverage foundation but can be applied lighter too- it is my favourite foundation!
Reviewed on Mon 20 Jun 2016
I am in my late teens with oily, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is light brown, normal with normal texture.
I love this product, does stay matte throughout the day and lasts a full day. Washes off easily with makeup remover unlike other foundations I use, and it provides good coverage. Relatively easy to apply, and my favourite foundation by far.
Reviewed on Mon 09 May 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with normal, brown tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is dark brown, afro with coarse texture.
Leaves skin looking caked and a non existent coverage. Clings to dry patches doesn't have a long lasting power. I do agree it's shine control but apart from that I really dislike this foundation. Very patch and caked.
Reviewed on Sat 07 May 2016
I am in my late teens with combination, light tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is dark brown, normal with normal texture.
I tend to not use this foundation as it is a matte one and I have dry skin so it does cling to my dry patches?? However, if I use an illuminating primer and moisturizer before hand it can look really nice! I have the lightest shade and it is so light which I do love, however it can wash me out.
Reviewed on Sat 07 May 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with dry, fair tone skin and green eyes. My hair is medium brown, normal with normal texture.
Stay Matte Foundation by Rimmel
Where to Buy
Prices last updated 19 August 2019.
Where to Buy
Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation is available to buy at Fragrance Direct, ASOS, and Feelunique.