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4.0 out of 5 starsIt works well for my oily and acne-prone skin
Reviewed in Canada on 4 February 2021
I have genetically oily skin thanks to my parents which means I have large pores and I’m more prone to closed comedones due to clogged pores. I use a setting spray whenever I wear foundation or BB cream otherwise the makeup starts to disintegrate mainly around my oiliest areas like my T-Zone.
The Stay Matte setting spray works really well to mattify and “lock” the makeup in place so it doesn’t look patchy at the end of the day. I use it quite often to “bake” my oily zones. What I do is zealously apply Coty Airspun powder (or any loose powder) to my oily areas, let sit for 10 minutes and then brush off the excess very lightly with a large fluffy brush. I then use a damp beauty blender sprayed with this Stay Matte setting spray to pat down my oily zones. This helps prevent the oil from peeping through and stops the makeup from disintegrating, especially around my nose. I recommend this technique to anyone with oily skin! It is the best way I’ve found so far to retain a mostly matte looking finish.
I was surprised at how well this makeup setter works - it's refreshing and a nice final step that really helps 'lock in' your look and yet not add additional shine. (Rimmel London - Stay Matte Setting Spray). Wonderful!
This does what it says, as far as setting. I couldn't use it as a primer because the coverage was too light. It fixes your makeup well. My issue with this is a very strong determinant on my review... This smells so bad! Not like rotten or expired... it just smells very strongly of chemicals. It wouldn't be so bad if it was only slight or temporary but the smell lasts on your face all day! I am sensitive to smells and this gave me a headache very early in the day. The only way to stop the smell is to wipe it off but can't do that while i am at work. If it had a softer smell like nyx or unscented like elf it would be well worth the price. I do not recommend if you have scent-sitivity.
I like that this primer is a spray bottle. That’s why I bought it. I didn’t want something else to rub into my face. I like that the spray is light and refreshing. I put it on after my hyaluronic acid serum. I start my next face product while it is drying. I think it keeps down the shine, but I am not a person with a very oily face. I didn’t use it as a setting spray because I like to use some powder as the last product of my makeup routine. I’m satisfied with the results for an average face. The price is very reasonable. I hope my review aids you in your decision to buy or not buy this Rimmel matte spray.
I like this product better than any other matte spray I have tried. It doesn’t smell the best but you don’t smell it all day long either (or I get use to the smell). I work 8AM-5:30PM daily. I usually have oily looking skin by the end of my work day, but when I use this matte spray my face still looks freshly powdered even after I get home in the evenings if I go out for drinks or dinner after work I don’t have any need to re-apply powder to cover my oily skin.
When I first used this spray it was unbelievably effective... None of my makeup budged for the whole day and kept the matte look the whole time. I thought I had found the holy grail, but after a few more uses after the effects just weren't the same as the first time. It is still a really damn good spray - would have been the perfect setting spray if it stayed consistent after the first time using it.