Friday, November 1, 2013

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation Review!

This is a very exciting review because I get to tell you about a product that hasn't come out in stores yet! Although, for anyone living in the UK, this product is already old news. The product I'm referring to is the Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation, which is about to hit US shelves any day now!

This particular tube was sent to me by Influenster to test and review. I have not been paid for my review and these opinions are my own, genuine thoughts on the product. Enjoy!

Right off the bat, I was excited to see a foundation in a squeeze tube! I love foundations in a pump or squeeze tube bottle, because nothing is more annoying than the glass bottle foundation that you have to dump on the back of your hand to use. Maybe that's just me, but foundation packaging is super important to me!

The description of this foundation is as follows:

"a breakthrough, feather-light, oil-free formula with an airy mousse texture that's comfortable on your skin, not heavy or greasy. Delivers all-day shine control and blends flawlessly for a natural looking matte finish, all while minimizing the appearance of pores."

First thing I decided to do was squeeze a bit out on my hand to get an idea of what the consistency was like.

As stated in it's description, it has a very light, mousse-like texture. It's a bit thicker than I expected it to be, but I think that's a good thing, as it seems like it will cover much better than if it were a thinner consistency. I don't think that "true ivory" is the perfect shade for me, as it seems a bit darker than what I would normally choose. Even so, I think it's definitely workable as it's only 1-2 shades off.

Application of this product is pretty easy, although I would say that less is definitely more. I only needed about 2 pea-sized squeezes of the product to get my face covered, and the teeniest bit more to dab on the more problematic areas. It applies very smoothly and I could barely feel it on my face once it was set.

Here's a side by side of my skin completely bare on the left, and with nothing but the foundation applied on the right.

Feel free to click on the photo to make it bigger so you can see that the acne around my chin is covered very nicely with this foundation. I also think that the dark circles under my eyes are much less prevalent and the redness on my cheeks and around my nose is lessened greatly. Most importantly, it definitely has a matte finish. I did set the foundation with the TINIEST amount of powder after taking this photo in order to make it last longer, and used a setting spray once my blush/bronzer etc was applied.

Here's a quick shot of how I looked once the rest of my makeup was applied.

There is a bit more shine to my face as I added some highlight on my cheekbones and down my nose, however the finished product is definitely more matte than I would have expected, especially considering I used next to no powder. The staying power of this foundation is excellent, as I had it on most of the day and it did not seem to get caked up or oxidize on my skin. It also kept my acne under wraps until I took it off at the end of the day.

Overall Verdict: Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation is something I most likely would not have tried on my own. "Mousse" cosmetics tend to also mean "sheer" so that would have been my main concern. However, this is a Medium/full coverage foundation that can be built up to cover redness and stubborn acne. this foundation even covered my dark circles well without a concealer. I love the matte appearance on the skin, and since I have combination skin, I was happy to also note that this could definitely be used on either dry or oily skin. Dry-skinned ladies, be sure to moisturize before using, as always. 

I am very happy with this foundation and how it performs! I hope you'll check it out when it hits a store near you!


  1. This really help me! I have super dry skin and trying something "mousse" like it's scary.

    I tried it whitout moisturising before hand and i did notice that all my dry spot were very noticible. Then i removes it and moisturize my face and applied it and it went perfectly. For me, it is completely matte and last for 6-8 hours long whiput retouching. I did love it. Thanks!

  2. I do think it's definitely a foundation that works best with a moisturizer! It applies best that way and I agree, it lasts such a long time! :) Glad you're enjoying it!

  3. You mentioned Stay Perfect! Finally! Someone who also likes it! :) It's so great, I don't know why more people aren't talking about it…! I mix in a tiny bit of the Max Factor luminous foundation and it's absolute perfection! And I am using since a long time, even I did makeup lesson London and I personally did a serve there, people really love this foundation.