The Quick Review: Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation


I have loved every single Rimmel product I’ve tried so when I saw the new Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation in my local CVS, I knew I had to give it a go. As far as foundation goes, I like a semi-matte finish best and being that I have combination skin, I think that I personally need a formula that isn’t drying.

I tested this product out for a few days and unfortunately, it isn’t for me. I was impressed, however, with the foundation’s staying power and the fact that I didn’t have to apply powder at all – all day long. In fact, this foundation lives up to all of its claims – it does feel rather light and definitely “blends flawlessly for natural-looking, all day shine control.”

At the end of the day, I did notice that my skin was looking more dry than usual, even after having applied moisturizer that morning. I had noticeable dry patches on my forehead and on my nose, which is something I try to avoid!

All in all, I think that this is a great foundation for those of you who have very oily skin and would like to keep your face Β looking as matte as possible. I don’t think it’s a winner for us combination skin types, and for those of you who have dry skin. I’m going to stick with my Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation for now – a formula that I think is perfect for all skin types!

Have you tried out the Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation?



  1. January 2, 2014 / 10:40 pm

    Tried it today but there is no good color match for me so I probably wouldn’t wear it out in public and it felt good when I first applied it but after a few hours of wear it had oxidized and shown my dry patches on my four head and around my eyes. In the winter I have normal to dry skin so I should’ve known better

    • January 2, 2014 / 10:49 pm

      Have you tried Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation? If not I highly recommend it! The formula definitely won’t dry your skin out πŸ™‚

  2. January 3, 2014 / 4:27 am

    I just went and bought Rimmel Match Perfection because I keep seeing you rave about it on your blog Sarah. I got it for half price too so I thought it was the perfect opportunity πŸ˜‰

    • January 3, 2014 / 4:35 am

      Oh that makes me so happy! Please let me know how you like it! πŸ™‚

      • January 3, 2014 / 6:58 am

        I definitely will! I’m a bit iffy about the shade I got so I think I might go back and grab the shade lighter tomorrow if they’re still on sale πŸ˜‰

    • January 4, 2014 / 9:24 pm

      Also – just wanted to let you know that I wear the lightest shade [for your reference]. πŸ™‚

  3. January 3, 2014 / 7:09 am

    Awesome review. I have combo skin too. I get weary of anything too matte=patchy.

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