Your girl has been struggling. Honestly, I thought I was set (too punny) for life for a while there with my Mac Prep + Prime and RCMA powder. They just haven’t been cutting it. I’ve ran out of my Mac and honestly I just feel like loose powders are getting too heavy and cakey under my eyes no matter what I do. My undereyes too tend to crease and cake up, so I figured I can’t really get away with just patting a bit of a pressed powder on to set it, I was wrong.
Rimmel’s Stay Matte has been a classic drugstore cult favourite for years now. When it first came out, I did love it as much as the next girl. But ever since, I really haven’t used it for a good 3 years. I picked one up recently during a drugstore series on here and decided to give it a whirl. I had planned to use it to set my face, naturally. Then one day, it occurred to me that maybe its mattifying powers could work to keep my under-eyes in place? Life. Changed.
I tried this out on a day at home, I was sure it wouldn’t work. I used it with my recent favourite Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer which leaves my undereyes looking so smooth and hydrated. I was instantly surprised. This left my under-eyes so blurred and soft. They felt set in place, and nowhere near cakey. I thought this would turn badly throughout the day, but it kept getting better. This didn’t cause any creasing whatsoever, yet after a few hours it seemed to completely melt into my skin. My undereyes didn’t look powdery at all, they looked as hydrated and smooth as when I first applied concealer. I was SHOOK. So I decided to put it to the test the next day.
I whipped out my trusty Tarte Shape Tape, now I love this bad boy for extreme coverage while still giving me the hydration and smoothness I look for. I don’t want a heavy duty and cakey concealer! The powder set it in place beautifully and I was left with the same results; it just got better and better throughout the day.
I can’t even explain to you how lightweight this powder is. I pat it on with my Duo-Fibre brush and use the littlest bit of product, I honestly still don’t understand how it works. Could it be? Did I just discover a serious holy grail that’s insanely affordable? I’m still in awe honestly. I mean I know it works quite well on the face, but who knew it would be so extraordinary to set concealer!! I cannot believe how much money I’ve wasted on translucent powders. I will keep you all posted on how this keeps working, but so far I am beyond impressed!