Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation Review

Read my Rimmel stay matte liquid mousse foundation review first if you’re thinking about switching to a new foundation.

Girl, have you been looking for a great foundation that’s full coverage, cheap, and easy to use?

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation Review

I found my holy grail of foundation and I’ve been using it everyday for the past few years.

You’re going to LOVE this foundation!!! I promise.

Finally right? Why didn’t I have this foundation back in my day? Geez!

Yes! It’s Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation – (I use soft beige 200)

Especially if you have normal, oily, or combination skin; heck even sensitive skin.

Ditch liquid foundation, ditch powder foundation, ditch pan stick foundation too! Bye!

My morning makeup routine changed for the better after I tried this mousse texture.

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Foundation Review
Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Foundation Review

Find your perfect shade:

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation Review


Why I LOVE rimmel stay matte liquid mousse foundation: ❤ ?

  • Buildable full coverage
  • Light weight
  • Inexpensive (Average $4.97)
  • Easy to apply with fingers like lotion
  • Does not dry out skin
  • Does not make my skin greasy
  • Has shine control
  • Sanitary bottle design
  • Does not need primer
  • Does not need setting powder
  • Hides pores
  • Does not cause me breakouts
  • Does not irritate my skin
  • Only need small amount of product
  • Looks great in photos
  • Oil free formula
  • Natural matte finish
  • Covers acne!
  • Great for sensitive skin

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation Swatches

Here’s Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation Soft Beige 200 and 103 True Ivory.

Yes, this is my arm outside in the sunshine.
As you can see, the foundation tends to have a yellow undertone.

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation Soft Beige

Here’s the foundation lightly blended on my arm. Notice my brown mole is completely gone?

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation Soft Beige


How I use Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation:

  1. Moisturize my skin / apply sunscreen
  2. After the moisturizers have absorbed begin to apply
  3. Squeeze small amount onto fingertips
  4. Pat dots onto sections of skin (forehead, chin, cheeks, nose.)
  5. Using fingertips blend and pat onto skin
  6. Apply Coty airspun translucent powder 
  7. Press into oily prone areas

You don’t really need any setting powder with this rimmel stay matte foundation, but I love to press city airspun translucent powder into my T-zone. There’s other mousse foundations, but this by far is the best. The sanitary bottle design is genius. With the squeeze tube design, you don’t have to worry about bacteria getting into the tube.

Where to buy Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation:

Best to apply Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Foundation using fingers!

I love the ability to apply the foundation like I’m dabbing a moisturizer onto my skin. It’s also the way I recommend you apply it too if it’s your first time using the  Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Foundation. I’ve seen some people leave bad reviews simply because they couldn’t blend the product. You shouldn’t use a stippling brush, I feel that’s more for a true liquid foundation.


Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Foundation shades:

 Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Foundation shades

  • 010 Light Porcelain
  • 081 Fair Ivory
  • 091 Light Ivory
  • 100 Ivory
  • 101 Porcelain Ivory
  • 103 True Ivory
  • 200 Soft Beige
  • 201 Classic Beige
  • 203 True Beige
  • 300 Sand
  • 302 Light Nude
  • 303 True Nude
  • 400 Natural Beige
  • 403 Warm Beige
  • 502 Warm Caramel
  • 504 Deep Mocha

I’m impressed with the hard to find light skin tone options, even the palest skin tones are available with undertone options.

I love using this foundation! You’re still here? Thanks for reading my Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Foundation review. There’s more FAQ below.

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation Soft Beige

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation FAQ:

 What are the ingredients in Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Foundation?

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dicaprylyl Ether, Aqua/Water/Eau, Isododecane, Talc, Trihydroxystearin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Kaolin, Tribehenin, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Propylene Carbonate, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Polypropylene, Phenoxyethanol, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Dimethiconol, Laureth-4, Bht, Tocopherol[May Contain/Peut Contenir/+/-:Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499)].

Source: RimmelLondon.com

Is Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Foundation good for dry skin?

No. I don’t recommend this foundation for dry skin. If you do want to try it regardless, I recommend you deeply moisturize and do not use a setting powder. This foundation also dries very quickly.

Do you use Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Foundation with the Rimmel Stay Matte powder?

No. I personally don’t. I like to use a translucent lighter powder such as coty airspun powder.

Does Rimmel Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Foundation last all day?

The wearability is good. However, if your skin is dry, it will accentuate dry flakey skin at the end of the day. Regardless, it’s a great foundation to try.

What’s the finish of Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Foundation?

It dries to a natural matte finish.

Does this foundation get cakey?

Don’t put too much on because yes it could get cakey. With this foundation, less is more. It’s full coverage already. You don’t need to apply more than one thin layer. I did experiment with this foundation and it became cakey when I applied more foundation than needed.

Does this foundation blend will with other foundations?

Yes! I have tried mixing a sample of 50% Rimmel stay matte liquid foundation with my Estee Lauder Doublewear full coverage foundation to give it a more liquid feel. I only did this because I had some old tubes of this foundation I wanted to use up. Worked great.

Is Rimmel cruelty-free?

Technically, NO! They claim on their website that they’re against animal testing… however, because they choose to sell in China, they MUST perform animal testing in order to meet China’s regulations. Rimmel could have decided not to sell in China. Instead, Rimmel throws China under the bus and cashes in.

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Thanks for reading my Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation Review. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below.

XO Jen