Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation In 103 True Ivory

Y’all. I have a new love. The Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation has been around for a while now, and after hearing multiple beauty bloggers wax lyrical about it, your girl could take it no longer and hastily purchased shade 103 True Ivory for herself.

And I’m glad I did.

Says Rimmel:

A Feather-light, liquid mousse that blends flawlessly for natural-looking and an all day shine control
Silky smooth formula for a perfectly matte, baby-soft finish.
Lightweight texture won’t feel heavy or greasy.
Minimises the appearance of pores

rimmel stay matte liquid mousse foundation 103 true ivory review swatches

rimmel stay matte tube

You Ought To Know

At the Rimmel counter I went to, I found that shade 100 Ivory was actually darker than 103 True Ivory, owing possibly to its pinker undertone. IMO, the one I got is the warmest, though it too has neutral undertones. I’m an NC25/30, for reference.

This shade looks slightly bright on me at first, much like a caste, perhaps as the foundation is so matte, but it adjusts to my skin tone quickly.

Also, it is a very very thick foundation. Not a liquid mousse, more like a mousse mousse.

The Good

  • If you have oily skin, prepare to let this foundation come to your rescue. Seriously, this stuff was made for summers/warm weather/humid weather/oily skin. It is matte, wonderfully so. While it keeps oiliness at bay for a long time, it also imparts a brightening effect to the skin which IMO looks lovely.
  • This stayed put for around 7 hours on my skin before I washed it off, and had I kept it on longer, I feel I would only require a light touch up on my nose, chin, and under my eyes.
  • This is a thick foundation which gives medium coverage that is buildable. I have a few blemishes which it blurs out well, and it actually brightens up my under-eye area.
  • Personally, I find it lives up to all the claims made by Rimmel (see above). It goes on thick but blends into the skin without feeling or looking heavy, it is indeed matte and gives a smooth finish, and yes, it minimizes my pores.
  • You need a very small amount to give flawless coverage.
  • Cute, convenient packaging.
  • Value for money, inexpensive.

The Bad

  • If you are dry-skinned, please moisturize well underneath this as it emphasizes dry patches quite a bit.
  • Does not fully cover majorly pigmented blemishes.
  • Very thick so may be somewhat difficult to work with if you are in a hurry (though I don’t see how that is an issue unless you squeeze out too much).


I usually smooth this into my skin with my fingers, as I feel the warmth helps blend it quickly, but a damp Beautyblender works well at thinning it out and giving a flawless finish.

Do I recommend this?

YAH. Especially if you have oily skin, or live in a warm/humid climate.


At Rimmel counters worldwide and at Boots for £5.99.

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In Other News

I’ve been binge-watching British stuff lately, from the fairly old movie The Duchess to the FREAKING AWESOME Peaky Blinders and the hilarious The Inbetweeners. Loved them all.

Now I’m thinking of watching The FamilyIf you’ve seen it, do tell me what you think in the comments below.

Also, this is the kind of weather that makes me want to read V.C. Andrews. Twisted plots, questionable characters, and spring weather go together quite well, I find.

Also, how odd is it that 2008 was 8 years ago?! Doesn’t seem like it.

Anyhow, hope you all had a lovely weekend, and enjoy a great week ahead.


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