Monday, 6 January 2014

Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation *

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It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Rimmel London, particularly the Stay Matte powder. So you can imagine my delight when I noticed the Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation in stores!

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I absolutely adore the design! It's really eye catching and cute! At first, I thought this itty bitty 30ml tube was in fact the tester, but rest assured 30ml is more than enough! Fair Ivory is the lightest shade in a range of eight available to use here in Australia.


 

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Rimmel London claims that their newest foundation is feather-light, and has a lightweight texture that won't feel heavy or greasy. Now, unfortunately I do have to disagree with Rimmel on this one. This is definitely one of the thickest foundations I've used, and is more mousse than liquid. I wouldn't say this is lightweight at all, and some bloggers I've talked to have even found this to be a bit heavy on their skin.

I would say that the Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation has a medium to high coverage, depending on how you use it, and does have a tendency to look cakey if you aren't careful.

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1; no makeup. 2; half face. 3; full face. 4; finished face.

As you can see, the coverage is pretty decent and it certainly covers all of my redness and majority of my blemishes. Personally, I find this to be really nice on my skin, and not too heavy at all. I do use a very tiny amount though, about the size of a pea for each side of my face, and find that it does a wonderful job. 

I found that Fair Ivory is even fairly light for my skin, and I could even benefit from choosing a slightly darker colour for the warmer months! 

Application wise I find this pretty easy, I use either my fingers or a buffing brush to get it even. I do find it cakes a little bit, even with an extremely light application, so a finishing powder is a must! In terms of lasting power, I do find this goes all day without fading too much, but on hot days it does have the tendency to melt a little bit, so probably not the foundation you want for those 40 degree heat days, ladies!

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Overall I was pretty pleased with this foundation. I've read very mixed reviews, but in terms of my skin and the coverage I'm looking for, I was impressed. Yes, it has a tendency to be cakey, and yes, it's not as lightweight on the skin as liquid foundations. But this would be a great contender for a nice night out or a special event!

The Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation is available in 8 shades, and will set you back about $14.95 for a 30ml tube. 

Have you tried the Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation yet? If so, what did you think?

This product was provided for my consideration.
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20 comments

  1. Doesn't look too bad :) But Rimmel products tend to break me out so I probs won't get this.

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    1. Aw no, that sucks! Yeah if you find you have breakouts from their others, I don't see this being any different :(
      xx

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  2. I think it's awesome that they brought out a lighter shade than ivory for pale skinned ladies! You could buy the next shade down and do some mixing to find your perfect shade if it's a touch light? :) Lovely review.

    Kate Xx
    themintedbeauty.com

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    1. Yeah I love that they did that! I actually do have the next shade down but haven't tried it yet haha, so I'll give that a go! Thanks Kate :) xx

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  3. The half face really shows the cover you get from this product! I'm loving matte BB creams at the moment, and they don't offer a lot of cover. I might test this one next time I'm shopping - though I have put myself on a spending ban, so it would have to be a birthday gift instead! :)

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    1. Haha I'm on somewhat of a spending ban myself at the moment too! And ohh when is your birthday! xx

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  4. I love this product as well as their Match Perfection foundation depending on what finish I want. I would probably use this one during the cooler months. I used their original Stay Matte foundation again the other day, and it finished horribly on my skin! Looked like cracks =S Throwing that one out.

    xxx Kat @ Katness

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    1. Aw no, it must be old maybe? I never tried their older Stay Matte so I have no idea! But yeah I think this is definitely a winter foundation! I love the Match Perfection for summer! xx

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  5. Sounds like a great little product

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  6. I had a sample of it, but think it was like middle-tones shade (i'm fair), so it looked great except for that it was little bit darker for me! Thanks for the review :)
    Kisses,S
    Girl's temptations

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    1. Aw it's such a shame when you get the wrong colour for a sample! At least it gave you an idea of how it sits on the skin, etc! :) xx

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  7. Love the setup of the pics! Great review!

    temporaryprincess.blogspot.com.au

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  8. I just bought this, when I realised I'd become English and my usual foundation (Bourjois healthy mix 51) was too dark. I tried the third lightest shade from a sample, and totally loved it but it was too dark. I got the lightest shade and although it's a great match, it is a bit more cakey and doesn't blend as well as the sample. I use a Real Techniques expert face brush to apply it.

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    1. Haha "when I realised I'd become English" that's funny! It is a tad on the cakey side but if you use the right tools I find it fine! :)
      xx

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  9. Does this have any SPF? It doesn't look like it mentions it anywhere on the packaging so just thought I'd ask. Also, given the thick creamy texture of the product I'm surprised to read so many people are applying it with a buffing brush! It really seems like it would work best when applied with fingers, damp sponge or stippling brush (but just stippled on, NO buffing).

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    1. No this doesn't have SPF as far as I can tell, and being that most of them have it splashed on the front for us Aussies, I doubt they'd hide it in the back somewhere. I use my fingers mostly, and once it's evened out I use the buffing brush as it's no longer thick, and stippling it doesn't help smooth it out too much.

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  10. I do agree with you that it does melt...I find it comes off easier than I would like it to! But it does feel nice and smooth to apply. Pretty good for a drugstore foundation :)

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    1. Definitely! I think it's better suited to the colder months ;)
      xx

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Monday, 6 January 2014

Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation *

SM1

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Rimmel London, particularly the Stay Matte powder. So you can imagine my delight when I noticed the Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation in stores!

SM2

I absolutely adore the design! It's really eye catching and cute! At first, I thought this itty bitty 30ml tube was in fact the tester, but rest assured 30ml is more than enough! Fair Ivory is the lightest shade in a range of eight available to use here in Australia.


 

SM3

Rimmel London claims that their newest foundation is feather-light, and has a lightweight texture that won't feel heavy or greasy. Now, unfortunately I do have to disagree with Rimmel on this one. This is definitely one of the thickest foundations I've used, and is more mousse than liquid. I wouldn't say this is lightweight at all, and some bloggers I've talked to have even found this to be a bit heavy on their skin.

I would say that the Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation has a medium to high coverage, depending on how you use it, and does have a tendency to look cakey if you aren't careful.

SM4



1; no makeup. 2; half face. 3; full face. 4; finished face.

As you can see, the coverage is pretty decent and it certainly covers all of my redness and majority of my blemishes. Personally, I find this to be really nice on my skin, and not too heavy at all. I do use a very tiny amount though, about the size of a pea for each side of my face, and find that it does a wonderful job. 

I found that Fair Ivory is even fairly light for my skin, and I could even benefit from choosing a slightly darker colour for the warmer months! 

Application wise I find this pretty easy, I use either my fingers or a buffing brush to get it even. I do find it cakes a little bit, even with an extremely light application, so a finishing powder is a must! In terms of lasting power, I do find this goes all day without fading too much, but on hot days it does have the tendency to melt a little bit, so probably not the foundation you want for those 40 degree heat days, ladies!

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Overall I was pretty pleased with this foundation. I've read very mixed reviews, but in terms of my skin and the coverage I'm looking for, I was impressed. Yes, it has a tendency to be cakey, and yes, it's not as lightweight on the skin as liquid foundations. But this would be a great contender for a nice night out or a special event!

The Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation is available in 8 shades, and will set you back about $14.95 for a 30ml tube. 

Have you tried the Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation yet? If so, what did you think?

This product was provided for my consideration.

20 comments:

  1. Doesn't look too bad :) But Rimmel products tend to break me out so I probs won't get this.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aw no, that sucks! Yeah if you find you have breakouts from their others, I don't see this being any different :(
      xx

      Delete
  2. I think it's awesome that they brought out a lighter shade than ivory for pale skinned ladies! You could buy the next shade down and do some mixing to find your perfect shade if it's a touch light? :) Lovely review.

    Kate Xx
    themintedbeauty.com

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    1. Yeah I love that they did that! I actually do have the next shade down but haven't tried it yet haha, so I'll give that a go! Thanks Kate :) xx

      Delete
  3. The half face really shows the cover you get from this product! I'm loving matte BB creams at the moment, and they don't offer a lot of cover. I might test this one next time I'm shopping - though I have put myself on a spending ban, so it would have to be a birthday gift instead! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha I'm on somewhat of a spending ban myself at the moment too! And ohh when is your birthday! xx

      Delete
  4. I love this product as well as their Match Perfection foundation depending on what finish I want. I would probably use this one during the cooler months. I used their original Stay Matte foundation again the other day, and it finished horribly on my skin! Looked like cracks =S Throwing that one out.

    xxx Kat @ Katness

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aw no, it must be old maybe? I never tried their older Stay Matte so I have no idea! But yeah I think this is definitely a winter foundation! I love the Match Perfection for summer! xx

      Delete
  5. Sounds like a great little product

    ReplyDelete
  6. I had a sample of it, but think it was like middle-tones shade (i'm fair), so it looked great except for that it was little bit darker for me! Thanks for the review :)
    Kisses,S
    Girl's temptations

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aw it's such a shame when you get the wrong colour for a sample! At least it gave you an idea of how it sits on the skin, etc! :) xx

      Delete
  7. Love the setup of the pics! Great review!

    temporaryprincess.blogspot.com.au

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  8. I just bought this, when I realised I'd become English and my usual foundation (Bourjois healthy mix 51) was too dark. I tried the third lightest shade from a sample, and totally loved it but it was too dark. I got the lightest shade and although it's a great match, it is a bit more cakey and doesn't blend as well as the sample. I use a Real Techniques expert face brush to apply it.

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    1. Haha "when I realised I'd become English" that's funny! It is a tad on the cakey side but if you use the right tools I find it fine! :)
      xx

      Delete
  9. Does this have any SPF? It doesn't look like it mentions it anywhere on the packaging so just thought I'd ask. Also, given the thick creamy texture of the product I'm surprised to read so many people are applying it with a buffing brush! It really seems like it would work best when applied with fingers, damp sponge or stippling brush (but just stippled on, NO buffing).

    ReplyDelete
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    1. No this doesn't have SPF as far as I can tell, and being that most of them have it splashed on the front for us Aussies, I doubt they'd hide it in the back somewhere. I use my fingers mostly, and once it's evened out I use the buffing brush as it's no longer thick, and stippling it doesn't help smooth it out too much.

      Delete
  10. I do agree with you that it does melt...I find it comes off easier than I would like it to! But it does feel nice and smooth to apply. Pretty good for a drugstore foundation :)

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    1. Definitely! I think it's better suited to the colder months ;)
      xx

      Delete

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