I’m a big fan of Rimmel nail varnish and am partial to a number of their mascaras, I find that I don’t get on all that well with their foundations and, until very recently, wouldn’t have been cracked about Rimmel concealers. That’s because I was judging all their concealer offerings on the performace of Hide The Blemish, that super-thick camoflague number which is probably most schoolgirls’ first foray into the wonders of concealment.
So it’s fair to say that I wasn’t overly excited at the prospect of trialling Rimmel’s Stay Matte Dual Action Concealer, €6.92, and Match Perfection Concealer, €6.99. Despite their names, I was expecting them to be as unwieldy and greasy as their predecessor.
Happily, they’re not.
Stay Matte is a two-in-one jobbie that promises to conceal and heal blemishes without clogging pores. The green inner core treats the offending article and helps to hide redness, while the concealer-coloured outer effectively covers any evidence of its existence. While I haven’t been able to put Stay Matte’s spot busting abilities to the test just yet, I can tell you that it’s nice and blendable, provides good coverage, and didn’t dry out my skin.
Match Perfection is similarly multi-tasking, as Rimmel say that it’s an under-eye concealer and highlighter in one. This comes in a squeezy tube with a brush on the top, quite like a lipgloss, and it’s supposed to adapt to your skin tone. Apparently, is also contains an oxygen complex to let skin breathe. Now, it did an impressive job of hiding my dark circles and brightening my eye area without settling into fine lines, but eh I can’t vouch for the oxygen thing!