So last weekend I decided to take a day off from EVERYTHING and not feel guilty about it. I managed the get the first part done, the guilt part was a little harder but I did it! Yes, that’s right I did absolutely NOTHING ALL DAY–I laid on the couch and watched TV most of the day.
As I was channel surfing, I came across a new (new to me anyway) reality show called Extreme Cheapskates. I do not have the slightest idea why I stopped at that show, I don’t throw money around (mostly because I don’t have it) but I could never be called a cheapskate either–I might count dollar bills but definitely not pennies! Anywho, I ended up watching two HOURS of this horrible show– I was mesmerized I tell you!
The first story was about a woman with 6 kids who had lost her job and therefore the family had to tighten up their budget–that’s how it started anyway. This woman makes her own cleaning supplies and shops at a grocery store where the inventory is expired. I thought that was gross but I have to give her credit, she fed 11 people on about $10. She cooked homemade pizza with expired cheese (I would never try this even if it wasn’t moldy), made beverages with expired drink mix, and “foraged” (picked greens from a park) for salad fixings. If anyone got sick the cameras didn’t show that part. But wait…there’s more…she makes her own toilet paper…out of scraps of fabric and then washes and reuses it. OMG, BARF!!!!!!
By now you are probably wondering why I’m telling you this story!! Well, it’s because the following post is my version of Extreme Cheapskate, a foundation for $3.49 is WAY better than re-using toilet paper don’t you agree? On to the review! Rimmel Clean Finish Matte Foundation doesn’t sound like something that would be suitable for me or that I would even be interested in. However, in the interest of frugality I thought I would give it a try. It is VERY thick, much more like a cream foundation than a liquid so I was surprised it felt so light on the skin and spread so well. The coverage is light–you can see your skin through it. I can definitely see how Clean Finish Matte would be great for oily skin–the finish is soft and matte, but not cakey. It has great lasting power and I got no breakthrough shine in my T-zone. The first day I wore it I used a setting powder–that was a mistake. This foundation is so matte using a powder will make your skin look too dry, even if you’re oily. The shade I had was not a good match but it didn’t oxidize on me so that’s another plus. At first I thought the paddle applicator was a gimmick but it really is a must–the foundation is so thick and gelatinous you wouldn’t be able to get it out otherwise. I’m not a fan of the goopy texture but it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin whatsoever. Have you tried it?