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

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Liquid Lip Loves

Hey y’all. I know I’ve been MIA for more than a month now, and I’ll tell you why at the end of this post so as not to bore you off midway through it. I’m trying to post regularly here again, and today I’ll tell you about some liquid/cream lipsticks I’ve been trying out recently.


I’ve spoken of my love for NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream multiple times in the past, and their new release, shade Rome is no exception. Described as a medium nude with red undertone, this shade is ridiculously gorgeous. I love how comfortable the formula is, I love the wear time, I love everything about the SMLC range (for details, click the link above). The shade is so unique and looks beautiful on my light-medium skin. I think Rome will suit just about all complexions.


The NYX Liquid Suede range got a lot of sh!t for having a crappy formula when it first came out, and I kind of understand why. To me, it feels a bit tacky on the lips. That said, it goes on smoothly, does not streak, and doesn’t budge once it is on my lips. I kissed the back of my hand once I wore this and it had set; it didn’t come off.

Soft Spoken is described by NYX as a mauve nude – NYX really hits the nail on the head when it comes to describing their shades. This shade has been compared to KVD Lolita which is primarily why I bought it (I don’t own Lolita, btw. Idk why I just do not wish to shell out so much money for a liquid lipstick.) Nonetheless, the shade is gorgeous; it is MLBB and then some. It compliments my skin tone, doesn’t wash me out, and looks fab with a smokey eye or a natural, everyday look.

I’d give this an 8/10, were I to rate it. 7.5 if I was being harsh.


I’ve reviewed other shades from the range here, if you want details. I’ve been after Make Your Move for a while now, and I’m glad I got it; it is easily my favorite shade in this range. It looks very natural, a medium nude-rose with a hint of brown and light gold shimmer which isn’t visible (I hope that description makes sense).

This one kind of differs from the other three I own because the formula is kind of sticky. Yeah, idk why. I actually prefer using the gloss at the other end of the tube with this one because otherwise it feels sticky on the lips and takes legit 15 minutes to dry. I have to smack my lips repeatedly when I’m in a hurry, trying to get this to dry. On days when I have the time, it sets beautifully but still remains a bit sticky so the gloss is a welcome relief from having my lips stuck together all day.

Perhaps it is the formula for this particular tube because this problem doesn’t exist with the other three shades I own. That said, the shade itself is lovely and a perfect MLBB shade for me.


In Other News

So the reason I’ve been MIA is because I got a job, and then left my job in the past month. The job I got was at an elementary school as a teacher. The kids were adorable, the faculty was amazing, and the administration? They sucked. I’m not the sort of person to stick around working for assholes, plus I’ve been hella sick lately and took some leaves anyway, so I was like why not take a permanent one?

So yeah, March has been an interesting month and resuming blogging is a welcome relief, to say the least.

Rimmel Provocalips 16HR Kissproof Lip Color

Rimmel’s Provocalips are basically matte lip colors with a shine/lock clear liquid on the other end of the tube.

Rimmel US:

Up to 16 Hours of lip liberation. Wild without a trace!

• Kiss proof, transfer proof, food proof high impact endless colour.

• No tight feeling or dry lips. Lips feel smooth and moisturized all day long.

• Easy removal with Oil based makeup remover

STEP 1: Apply colour and keep lips apart for 60 seconds until the product sets.

STEP 2: Apply topcoat to lock the colour, moisture and add shine.

I was gifted these (by a relative) in the shades Little Minx, Heart Breaker, and Play With Fire.


The shades

Little Minx is a bright fuchsia with blue undertones which often looks too bright for my liking so I quickly blot it immediately after application. That way it turns into a more muted shade and looks quite lovely IMO.

Play With Fire is a brown-toned red which dries deeper. I’m a fan of blue-based reds so this one is good when mixed with other shades, like nudes, to make it a little less, idk, 90s vixen.

Heart Breaker is a unique shade. It looks like a very deep terracotta nude on lighter skins and a peach-terracotta shade on darker ones. On me it looks great once blotted, Kylie Jenner-esque. Also it’s a great base for some of the lighter pinks that I own and turns them into lovely mid-toned shades. There is a faint trace of pale gold shimmer in this shade which disappears upon application.

I did not detect any fragrance in these.

The yay

  1. Staying power – friggin amazing. Honestly these last and last. Come tea, oily food, or kisses. One of the best formulas out there I think. And I’ve tried lots of ’em.
  2. Great shade range.
  3. Affordable.
  4. Can be made glossy based on your preference. Personally I think the “Step 1” part is more than enough to ensure long lasting color and I also prefer matte over glossy.

The meh 

  1. The formula is thin. It makes lining lips with the product difficult and I tend to apply more than I need.


I use the doe-foot applicator to dab on the product, (over)line my (thin) lips with the edge, and fill in the product usually with my finger tip for best results.

These dry darker than how they go on initially.


Top to bottom: Little Minx, Heart Breaker, Play With Fire


Top to bottom: Little Minx, Heart Breaker, Play With Fire

Do I recommend these?

I wanted these in Make Your Move and I’ll Call You but those weren’t available. Yes I recommend checking them out if you want an affordable liquid lipstick that lasts and can be made glossy should you desire.


Online and at Rimmel stands. Available at Boots for £6.99.

Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Liner in 011 – Spice

So I’ll tell you right now I love this liner. If you wish to know details, the review starts below!

About this liner, Rimmel states:

Long wear wood pencil lip liner. Comfortable wear up to 8 hours. Soft, creamy texture glides on precisely to lips. Rich vibrant colour blends without bleeding.

This liner is available 13 shades, and I have 2, including my beloved Wild Clover, and now Spice. (Btw, I’d review Wild Clover but the one I have is tiny and sad-looking, and I can’t find it in stock anywhere these days. *SOB*)

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