Sunday, March 30, 2014

Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation Swatches, Look, Review + Sweepstakes!

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Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation





Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation swatch

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation

I have a quite oily t-zone, and since spring is upon us and summer is just around the corner, I need a foundation that will really control my oily t-zone that really shifts into high gear during warmer months.  At the same time, I don't want an intensely matte, caked-on foundation.  I want something that would give a really smooth, flawless finish, control my oilies, and also give a nice soft matte finish.  A tall order?

I was able to try the Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation.  The brand claims that it has a liquid mousse texture, offers shine control for the perfect matte finish.  Rimmel touts it as the first "mousse in a tube", and I was really excited to try this one out.

As you can see in the swatches above, the Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation does have a mousse-like texture - a whipped kind of texture that looks and feels interesting.

Below are my below and after photos:

 No makeup




Wearing Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation

In the photo above, I am wearing Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation in shade 203 True Beige.  I can say it's the perfect shade for my skintone.  I applied the product using a damp makeup sponge, and it just blended effortlessly and the finish is quite flawless.  The one thing that's different about this foundation is that since it's a mousse instead of a liquid, it doesn't feel oily on the skin.  I also love that it's not goopy or runny.  Coverage is very good.  I would say this is a medium to full coverage foundation depending on application, but this leans more toward full coverage.  I love how it conceals my blemishes without looking too thick.  I also like that this does not have any fragrance as I am sensitive to scents.

It feels lightweight and delivers shine control, and yet gives a soft matte finish that does not look caked-on and mask-like.  I absolutely love the finish of this product.  It looks flawless and yet natural.

The best part is that since this product has a matte finish, it is perfect for flash photography or photography/video in general, since this does not clash with the flash and it minimizes shine on the skin.  As a blogger and YouTuber, I am constantly under bright lights and taking photos of my makeup, so this kind of soft matte finish is perfect.  I will be making the Stay Matte Switch, especially for the warmer months!

Don't believe me?  Try it out for yourself!  Here's even better news: 

(1) Rimmel is holding a Contest where you can win one of ten (10) makeup prize packs to create ‘endless London Looks’ (ARV $1,000). You can enter by writing a blog review or filming a YouTube review of the product and tagging it #staymatteswitch and entering the link on the Rimmel Tumblr submission page.

(2) Not only that: Rimmel is holding a Sweepstakes! Join if you want a chance to win one of five (5) iPad airs! You can enter through Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr by taking a selfie and declaring that you are making the #StayMatteSwitch. Users must use the hashtag #StayMatteSwitch and tag @RimmelLondonUS.

Click the logo or the link below to join!

Rimmel London. Get the London Look.
Find out why girls across the country are making the stay matte switch at http://www.staymatteswitch.com. @RimmelLondonUS, #StayMatteSwitch



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(Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Rimmel London via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Rimmel London.)

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