Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation Review!

Well hello there!

The other day I went out and bought some magazines to catch up on the latest trends. In one of the 3 I bought came a sample of the Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation in Ivory. I had wanted to try this product but wasn't sure if I wanted to spend the money on a small tube. 

When I saw the sample I was so excited, I just knew I had to try it. So I did! Better yet, on a day I had to work! (Is there any better way to try a matte foundation than on a work day?)

When I opened the little pouch a quarter-sized glob came out and my immediate thought was "this is definitely not enough knowing I have to blend it into my neck." But I used it anyway. To my surprise, I used only a little bit and the sample product could have lasted me all week.

I stippled this foundation on because I don't like using my fingers... wrong choice. I think the best way to use mousse foundation is with a beauty blender or a foundation brush.

When I first put it on, I fell in love. It was my shade, it was matte, and most of all it had a coverage that I'm used to - medium. I couldn't wait to rave about it on here so I immediately picked up my camera and started capturing it's qualities. (I was not a happy camper in the morning and apparently my lips/chin are slanted)





Then time set in.

About 20 minutes later, after I had finished my makeup, I looked back in the mirror for an overall appearance and noticed big changes.

The first and most noticeable difference was the colour. I went from being my typical ivory/pale self to an orange version of pale. It had oxidized (noticeable around my hairline). I put on my translucent powder over top in hopes that it would help but it didn't. 


The second difference I noticed was that this was not the medium coverage I am used to. It is a full coverage foundation. Not a bad thing for some people but I don't like that people can tell I'm wearing foundation.


I then noticed small little things like how it caught all the little blonde hairs I have and how it "gooped" up around my nose, and the really hard line it left even though I did my best to blend.


Unfortunately I couldn't change my makeup as I had to leave to go to work. I figured that maybe the one good quality for me would be if it stayed matte. For the most part it did but on my cheeks and nose it had turned shiny and kind of worn off. 

This product is a no go for me mainly because of the coverage and oxidizing factors. I do like that you don't need a lot and I don't mind that it turns a bit shiny. If this product was a concealer I would be all for it but not as a foundation.

As I said, I did take some pictures but not just of the foundation. I also did my overall makeup look which I will share with you now. You can tell when the foundation started to oxidize in the closeups of my eye.

For my eyes, I took white eyeshadow and placed it in the corners of my eyes. I then put a rose gold on my lids. I tightlined my eye with a black gel eyeliner. I took my flat liner brush and just touched it to my gel liner and then put some dark blue eyeshadow on it (I used the gel liner to make the eyeshadow stick). I put this under my eye but more so in my water line. I then put 1 coat of black mascara on my top lashes and a very fine coating on my bottom.







For my brows, I brushed them and then filled them in slightly with an eyebrow pencil. I also took a highlight and place it under my arch.

For my lips, I put a sheer red lipstick on and then applied lip balm overtop to soften the impact.


Overall, I think Rimmel had good intentions for this product, I just think that they need to work on the formula a bit more!

What foundation do you use?

-MacKenzie

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