Not to be confused with the original Stay Matte foundation, the Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation is one of the newer addition to the Stay Matte collection from Rimmel, claiming to offer you a full day of shine-free, great coverage all day without the cake effect.
Sounds perfect to me! My skin tends to get a tad oily during the day so a foundation that tells me it is going to eradicate this is definitely going to make it into my makeup bag!
"Cake no more. New Lightweight liquid mousse foundation all day shine control. Feels weightless and cakeless"
This is definitely not a liquid foundation. I would say it sways more towards a mousse, but the consistency is slightly lighter.
One word of warning - apply in small amounts! I went in full force, applying the same amount as I would for a liquid foundation and found that it was far too much and actually took a while to dry nicely.
Once I went int more gradually, I was able to build up to a nice and even tone, which looked lovely.
I found it works best with a sponge application, followed by blending with a softer brush. Applying with my normal foundation tended to end up with 'drag' marks and it wasn't completely even, but as soon as I switched to my sponge, it really changed how it looked.
I found that this range is quite good for slightly paler skin. 'True Ivory' is a lovely match for mine, which is fantastic. I do always tend to find myself buying two shades of foundation and having to mix as I am normally in between!
Given the thickness of the foundation, I was really surprised that it didn't feel heavy on my skin at all.
It does give a lovely matte finish and did last me most of the day. I wouldn't say it's an all dayer though. I also found that it made my skin look a little dryer than usual, but that was nicely fixed by applying gradually and then blending as mentioned in the application part of this review.
Quality and value for money
A 30ml tube of the Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation is currently £5.99 from Feel Unique. My first tube lasted me for just over one month, applying once a day, and sometimes topping up or applying again before going out in the evening. I've averaged that it probably works out as an average of 45 uses, working out at 13p per use. That's not so bad at all :)
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