Thursday, October 31, 2013

Makeup Review: Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation

I was excited to hear I was selected to receive Influenster's Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation VoxBox.* When it arrived yesterday, I decided that unlike VoxBox products I'd received in the past, foundation was something I felt comfortable reviewing on my blog. I feel like I try new foundations all the time, and I usually have very strong opinions about them. 

This post probably should have started with a warning. I don't let anyone see me without makeup on, and I've certainly never taken a picture of myself sans makeup and posted it for all the world to see. So, brace yourself for what follows. But I decided there isn't really a good way to review foundation without showing its ability for coverage. 

The left is me, right out of the shower, not a drop of makeup. The foundation provided fantastic coverage but was still light. It blended easily and really provided a matte base for the rest of my makeup. 

The finished product. 

After 11 hours at school, I had touched up my makeup only once. Most notably, the touch-up was only taking care of smeared eyeliner, and not handling shine. This is a big deal to me, because I have oily skin. I can't go through the day without pulling out my compact a few times.

Overall, I'm so pleased with this product. Its packaging and consistency is reminiscent of a BB cream but with better coverage. Of course, it's a little heavier than a BB cream, but it's much lighter than a bottled foundation. Two thumbs up!

In case you're interested, here's a full list of the makeup I wore today: Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation in Light Ivory; CoverGirl Professional Loose Powder in Translucent Light; Smashbox eyeshadow in Sherbert (lid); Too Faced Eye Shadow Insurance Policy in Socialite (crease); Smashbox eyeshadow in Bliss (brow); Julep Kajal Eye Glider in Carbon Black; Too Faced Lash Injection mascara; Too Faced bronzer in Chocolate Soleil; EF Studio Pigment Powder blush in Raucous; Origins Once Upon a Shine lip gloss in Sheer Crystal.

Are you on Influenster? What do you think of their VoxBoxes? Have you discovered any new beauty products lately I should be aware of? I'm always up for trying something new!

*I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.