You guys know how much I love trying out new foundations, and Rimmel has recently released a new Lasting Matte collection featuring a Primer, and Concealer. Because I get quite an oily T-Zone, I do prefer a matte finish on a day to day basis. Let's take a closer look...
The Rimmel Lasting Matte Primer is a lightweight primer that mattifies the skin as soon as you apply it, without drying the skin out. It looks a little creamy in colour and texture, and the nearest other primer I could relate it to would be the Cover FX Gripping Primer, which costs a whole lot more than this one does. The reason I say that is because it has a very slight tackiness once it first goes on the skin, which is great for holding down your foundation and keeping it firmly in place throughout the day. Once the primer has settled into the skin, it does feel very soft and smooth, helping to improve the appearance of the skin and with it being non-comedogenic, it means that it isn't going to clog up my enlarged pores, which is definitely a plus for me. I have now tried this out on numerous occasions, and it has kept my shine in check during every single use, and with some matte products, they can be quite drying, but this definitely hasn't caused any problems with my moisture levels, keeping my skin looking and feeling healthier. The Rimmel Matte Primer costs £7.99 for 30ml.
Where can you get 30ml of quality foundation from for £7.99 these days? Not many places, that's for sure. However, the new Rimmel Lasting Matte Foundation costs just that. There are around 20 shades available, which is also great for a high-street makeup brand. This foundation is a full coverage mattifying foundation, and I know if you are anything like me, and have redness on the skin, large pores, and basically just want to erase all that out, then you are going to love this foundation. It is formulated with something called a triple balance powder technology, which absorbs twice its weight in oil so that you not only get an instant matte finish on the skin, but all throughout the day too. Just like with the primer, the Lasting Matte Foundation doesn't dry out the skin either and my skin actually feels quite hydrated whilst wearing this foundation. It has a gorgeously soft mousse-like texture and therefore feels like you are wearing nothing (on your face, obvs!), which I really enjoy as no-one likes to feel heavy makeup throughout the day. I also found this foundation to cover up my pores really well, and noticed quite a blurring effect. At this time of year I have fair skin, and I chose the shade 100 Ivory, which works really well for my skin tone, whilst also adding a little bit of warmth.
Last but certainly not least, we have the Rimmel Lasting Matte Concealer. This is available in 12 shades, which again I think is really great for a brand you can find in your local supermarket. This concealer has an ultra-light texture, which gives the most natural finish, and so you could even use this on its own without foundation, as there is no cakiness or thickness once it has blended into the skin. I love how this formula gives my undereyes almost a brightening effect whilst still keeping areas I have applied it to, matte all day long. It comes in a traditional concealer packaging, in a tube, and then there is a sponge applicator with a slanted tip, which makes it super easy to get into the crevices around the eyes, without poking yourself in the eye or getting concealer all over your contact lenses - yes I have done that many times with larger wands. If you want a mattifying concealer that is not going to budge, then I would definitely check this out. You get 7ml for £6.49, but remember, always check places like Boots and Superdrug as they often have money-saving offers.
You can find Rimmel in-stores and online at retailers such as Boots here.
All the Loves,
*These items were gifted to me, but all opinions are my own