Thursday, 7 November 2013

Review - Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation

I don't normally gravitate towards matte foundations, instead I usually opt for a satin/dewy finish, but in last month's Glamour magazine there was a small sample of Rimmel's Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation so I thought I might aswell try it out.

Matte foundations like this are usually aimed at those with oily skin whereas my skin is normal to dry. I also didn't like the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse foundation so didn't have high hopes for this one.

The first thing I noticed about this foundation was the consistency, it is quite a light mousse-y texture and a little goes a very long way. The colour of the sample was 100 Ivory but there is actually a lighter shade (010 Light Porcelain). The colour actually seemed okay for me once blended out, perhaps a little bit too orange on the lightest areas of my face such as my chin but I could just about make it work.

The second thing I noticed was the coverage, which I would say was medium to full and buildable. Much better coverage than my Maybelline Super Stay 24hr Foundation. I put it on before work and thought I would give it a full days test. I wanted to see how well the foundation lasted on it's own so I didn't powder over the top. Being a matte finish foundation I didn't think this was very necessary anyway.

I have never really gone for matte finishes before but I did actually really like the appearance of this one. The finish along with the coverage meant that it was good at covering redness as well as blemishes. I kept an eye on it at regular intervals throughout the day and was actually really impressed by the longevity. Again much better than my Maybelline foundation.

I have read/watched some other reviews on this foundation and have heard that it isn't very good at oil control (which, lets face it, is what the majority would want from a matte foundation) but as I do not have oily skin this was not an issue for me. It was matte but wasn't at all drying and didn't cling to the dry ares of my face like some other foundations I have tried.

Overall, I was really impressed with the foundation, I trialed it for a second day with my sample and again liked the results so bought a full sized tube a couple of days later. I have heard mostly disappointed reviews about this foundation (especially from those with oily skin) but it seemed to work well with my skin type. I have however found that my concealers don't sit too well over the top of it so I have just been building up the foundation for extra coverage. It's not a perfect foundation but for only £5.99 (possibly an introductory offer when I purchased it) I think it is a pretty good daily base option.

I did buy the shade 100 Ivory, as the lightest shade 010 Light Porcelain for once actually seemed to be too pale for me (maybe better once we get a bit further in to winter). If you are pale and struggle to find a foundation light enough this one may be worth a try!

For a photo of me wearing this foundation see this post -link.

Have you tried this foundation? Let me know what you thought below....

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1 comment:

  1. lucky you! i am glad it worked out. I was so smitten by its affordable price. I have some oil control problem so I decided to skip this one.


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