Makeup and Skincare Product Reviews

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Foundation Review

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I recently received a sample of this foundation in my Walmart Beauty Box. I was excited to try it out since my regular foundation is the Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour with Comfort Serum and this was in the same shade I usually use (#200 Soft Beige). I do really love the Lasting Finish foundation and I’ll definitely continue to use it (it gives such a nice dewy look), but this foundation is perfect for the hot summer months.

I tend to avoid “matte” finishes (I have some dryness around my nose and mouth that I don’t like to accentuate), but the finish of this foundation didn’t cause any kind of weird flakyness. It has a lovely kind of “souffle” texture to it and blends easily, although it is a tiny bit on the thick side. I personally love the texture more than liquid foundations because its easier to apply and much less messy. And you only need a pea size amount! Any more and it’ll look cakey. I usually apply a little with my fingers and finish it using a wet beauty blender. One of the things I like about this foundation is that its easy to apply with your fingers, and looks great with that application as well! It makes it easy to travel with since you don’t have to worry about brushes and sponges, and you also don’t really need powder since it leaves a nice, matte finish already. It also has completely full coverage.

The one downside is that this does cling a bit to fine lines, so if you’re prone to wrinkles this might not be the best choice. I try to moisturize really well beforehand which helps. I only really notice it on the creases of my nose and mouth, but I usually have to look really close in a mirror to notice that, so its not a big deal.

And best part about this foundation? Its dirt cheap. Literally $3 on Amazon right now! I have no excuse not to buy a couple and throw one in my purse or travel bag 🙂