|Ilman meikkiä / Without make up.|
|Pelkkä meikkivoide. / Just the foundation.|
My search for the HD foundation is still going. I'm glad I make good (and cheap) finds every now and then. I was thinking that Rimmel's Stay Matte foundation works really well or really bad on my skin. I'm glad to say this works very well on my skin, but I've read some bad reviews where the foundation turns into oily mess in a few hours. It's so frustrating that foundations work so differently on everyone.
It's consistency is quite strange, but I think that 'liquid mousse' is exactly what it is. The foundation is quite thick and pigmented, but it feels light on the skin. But you have to be light handed when applying, otherwise the result can be cakey. I like to use my Shiseido foundation brush with this.
The most amazing thing is that Stay Matte actually leaves my skin matte even without powder, but I do finish the look with loose powder (I like to use e.l.f.'s HD powder with this one). This lasts the whole workday on my skin without powdering, which is a miracle. (But I'm sure there'll be days when it doesn't work that well). The lightest shade 091, Light Ivory is quite pale, which is nice. But it's cool based, so it doesn't work for everyone.
All in all, I like this foundation a lot. It gives good coverage, stays matte and it's quite affordable even here in Finland.