Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation Review

Hello peeps,

I have always been into liquid foundations a lot more compared to cream and mousse foundations. I have tried I have tried the Essence and Maybelline mousse foundations and both worked really well for me. I saw this foundation which claimed to be “matte” and my oily skin loves matte products. Read on to know how this foundation worked for me 🙂

Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation

Retails at Rs 450 in India. |BUY THIS PRODUCT HERE|
Product Description:
A feather light, oil-free formula with an airy mousse texture that won’t feel heavy or greasy. Delivers all day shine control and blends flawlessly for a natural looking matte finish. Minimizes the appearance of pores. The wait is over – finally, shine has met its matte.

Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation details

My Experience with Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation:

Packaging: This mousse foundation comes in an inverted tube. The bottom of the tube shows the shade of the foundation, so it becomes easy to pick one that would suit your skin tone. The tube is sleek and small in size which makes it very handy, but at the same time, you don’t get a huge quantity. The tube has a small nozzle which lets out the mousse, but it has to be squeezed hard to get the mousse out since it is a bit too thick. The price is average, but so are the results.

Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation packaging

Consistency/Texture/Shade:  The consistency is very creamy and smooth as stated in the description, but it might be a bit dry on dry skin since this is a mousse foundation. The texture makes it glide smoothly on my skin. The foundation does not feel oily or greasy on my skin but might feel a bit heavy and oily for very oily skin. In that case, it’s best to pat and set it with a setting powder to create a matte look. It does not look cakey or “made up” at all. I picked up the shade “True Ivory” and it almost matched my skin tone. There are 11 shades available and for me, so one shade darker would have been perfect. This particular shade would be suitable for fair to medium skin tones.

Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation cap

Results: The foundation brightens up my complexion instantly making it look a lot fresher and smoother. It does make my pores look minimized. It provides medium coverage, concealing redness and minor imperfections. It brightens up the under eye area a little but since it is a bit heavy, I avoid using it for the under eye area which would otherwise make my dark circles grab attention. But this foundation is not something that imparts full coverage, so my acne was a bit visible, but I loved how this foundation transformed the overall look of my skin. It concealed dark and dull skin and added freshness to my face. It does keep my skin matte for a few hours and then the oil starts to come back. The staying power is for 4-5 hours. This foundation oxidizes a bit too after several hours, so this is an okay product, not that great.

Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation swatch

Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation blended

Pros of Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation:

  • Cute and handy packaging.
  • 11 shades available to choose from.
  • Easy to apply.
  • Lightweight mousse formula, glides smoothly on the skin.
  • Skin looks bright and fresh.
  • Provides medium coverage.
  • Does not make my skin greasy.
  • Keeps my skin matte for 2-3 hours; much longer with setting powder.
  • Lasts for 4-5 hours on me.
  • Does not look cakey.
  • Does not irritate the skin.
  • Minimizes the appearance of pores.
  • Price.

Cons of Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation:

  • The heaviness of the mousse can break out very oily skin.
  • Has a sheen which can make the skin look oily.
  • Lasting power is average.
  • I couldn’t see any liquid in this foundation.
  • Oxidizes a bit.
  • Performs averagely.

Would I Repurchase/Recommend Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation?
No, I wouldn’t! I have used better mousse foundations than this one. If you want to try a mousse formulation, go for the Essence mouse makeup.

I like Rimmel lipsticks and lip liners, but base makeup and eye products from this brand are very average.

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