Sunday, 19 January 2014

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation | Review

 Hey girlie's!!!

Today I thought I'd share my thoughts on a Rimmel London Foundation that I picked up recently. Picking up a matte foundation is quite a change for me as I'm all about dewy foundations on my skin but as it was on offer for £4.49 instead of £5.99 I thought I'd give it a whirl.

Rimmels Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation claims to be a feather light liquid mousse foundation that blends flawlessly for a natural look, with all day shine control, and a silky smooth formula leaving you with a perfectly matte, baby-soft finish, that won’t feel heavy or greasy on the skin and minimises the appearance of pores. Woahhh sounds pretty amazing right?

Firstly the foundation comes packaged in a 30ml lightweight plastic tube that stands freely from the bottom, it doesn't come with a pump or any type of dispenser its literally one of the squeezie jobbies. As far as I know theres 6 shades in whole collection, I opted for 100 Ivory as that's my usually Rimmel foundation shade and it matched my skin tone a treat.

As for the formula of this foundation... As it's a mousse formula I expected it to be very lightweight like Rimmel suggest however I found it very thick and heavy, I also noticed that a little bit of this foundation doesn't go along way, I found myself having to keep squeezing more of the product out onto the back of my hand all the time. As for application...  From the very moment I applied this foundation it was clear for me to see that if you have dry skin or any dry patches like I do then this foundation is a big no no, even when I used a good moisturiser it clings to those dry patches making them look even worse, however if you oily/combination skin I think your going to love this foundation. The foundation also isn't great if you like building up coverage as it just goes cakey straight away making you look like your wearing an inch of foundation which is never a good look. One of the things I do like about this foundation is the coverage, its a good medium coverage and completely matte's out your skin, you defiantly don't need to powder after using it either, but just beware the foundation has no added SPF so I'd highly suggest wearing some SPF underneath.

Overall I have to say I'm quite disappointed in this foundation, which makes a change for me as I love Rimmel as a brand and 2 of my all time favourite foundations are actually Rimmel foundations so I was almost positive I'd love this one. I do think that the fact I have some dry patches is a huge factor in why I don't like this and as I said I'm pretty sure if you have oily/combination skin this foundation would definitely be one I'd suggest you try. 

Have you tried this foundation beaut's??? What did you think???

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Hayley

30 comments:

  1. I love that this is so light weight and it feels great on the skin, but the range of shades is quite limited and I'm not keen on the tube format, but for the price it's a super little product :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

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    1. It's defo one to try if you have oily/combination skin, its good little bargain though xoxo

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  2. Im really surprised you don't like this! I have this in ivory and light porclein (for days im a tad paler) and I love it! Totally agree that it clings to dry patches and you do need a fair amount of product though.xx

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    1. Yeah there's lots of mixed reviews it seems with this foundation people either love it or hate it haha!! It's a shame its so thick and clings to dry patches, even when ive given my skin a good pamper sesh and moisturised well it still clings xoxo

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  3. I'm surprised you didn't like this since so many people have been loving it but it's really refreshing to see such an honest review!
    Casualllyawkward

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    1. Awww thank you hun, seems like a love it or hate it product, shame I didnt get on with it as I love rimmel xoxo

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  4. I tend to not like any kind of mousse foundations. I dont know what it is the texture is just odd to me and I cant see how they can ever feel lightweight when you wear them because you have to use so much of them at once! Was curious about this one though thanks for the honest review Hayley! :) x

    Molly's Beauty Spot | A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Awww no problem hunni :) Yeah this certainly didnt feel lightweight on my skin at all, I hate that awful cakey feeling uhhh xoxo

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  5. Oh no that's a shame, but I often find anything claiming to be 'matte' shouldn't go near dry skin of any kind! Great review :)

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

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    1. Yeah ive never tried a matte mousse foundation so was curious to see how it worked, but never mind hehe!!!
      Thank you sweetie xoxo

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  6. Thanks for your review! Ive only heard good things about this so as of now im not sure!

    Eyecandybeauti.blogspot.com

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  7. I was going to buy this but decided to get the Rimmel BB cream instead, that seems a lot nicer on the skin than this one x

    daisy-drops

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    1. Ohhh is it nice hun??? Ive been eyeing up that aswell haha xoxo

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  8. this may be my next foundation to try, thanks for the review x

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    1. Thank you hun, it defo worth a try at it bargain price thats for sure xoxo

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  9. Hmmm this foundation is getting very mixed reviews! Too bad!

    http://chelsealeighbeauty.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Yeah ive noticed that too, such a shame I didnt get on with it though xoxo

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  10. Mousse and matte foundations aren't meant for dry skin. They're designed to combat oil and shine. I have normal combination skin n love this foundation. If I have dry patches I use a good moisturiser like garnier moisture match for dull skin and it works a treat!
    Good review

    Much love
    Dee
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    www.deesbeautifullife.co.uk

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    1. Even after a good pamper sesh on my skin and using serums and moisterisers the foundation was still was thick, cakey and clinging to my dry patches, shame I never got on with it as I love Rimmel products usually xoxo

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  11. Absolutely loved this foundation when my skin was oiler. However, since the winter dried out my skin on the cheeks, it's a huge pain for clinging to those dry bits. Other than that, Rimmel really delivered for the oilier girlies with this one. :)

    http://amybabbles.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Ohhh yes I think if you have oily skin this is sure to be a winner, just a shame i suffer with dry patches xoxo

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  12. I'm super fair and have dry skin, so this foundation sounds like a no no! A mousse foundation sounds really interesting though!
    Thanks for the review!

    www.lilting-grace.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah if you have dry skin id save your money hun. Thank you my lovely xoxo

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  13. As I have such dry skin I stay clear from ALL mousse foundations. They just do not work with my skin. As soon as I see them I practically run away screaming because i know how they'll make my skin look!
    Caitlin x
    lifes-glitters.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Awwww bless ya, the thing is i love the sound of a mousse foundation its just a shame about us girlies with drier skin xoxo

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  14. I might have to try this
    http://followeroffashionn.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It defo worth a go if you have oily/combination skin, its a bargain too for a foundation xoxo

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  15. Oh I'm quite surprised to hear you didn't get along with this at all. I love this foundation and found pretty much exactly the opposite to you on all the bad points you mention. I have dry skin that can get flaky if I don't keep on top of it and I don't have any problem at all with it x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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    1. Ohhhh how odd, even after a good pamper sesh on my skin and using serums and moisturisers it was still really thick, cakey and clinging to my dry patches, i even tried using different way to apply it but still no luck xoxo

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