The $10 Weekly – Rimmel Stay Matte Mousse Foundation

While out and about trying to figure out my next $10 weekly post, I stumbled on this Rimmel foundation. I didn’t know what direction I wanted to take this regular article but recently I’d come to accept that you need to have different foundation for different types of wear. My personal goal is to have 1 for my work day, 1 for my active wear makeup routine, a hot summer day light foundation, and a full coverage foundation for evenings. Sounds good? Sure it does! But if you do the math and assume that the average foundation costs $40 that means I should have $160 in foundation. *falls off chair* Nope. Not happening. So with that in mind, I thought that maybe I could explore $10 foundation for an article in my column. I was hoping against hope that I could find some cheaper alternatives for my less frequently needed foundation routines. Now this ramble lays out the context to what the heck I was thinking when I bought the Rimmel Stay Matte Mousse Foundation!

stay-matte_productIt cost me $8.99. I already have the stay matte foundation powder from them (which I personally find to be over rated) and thought perhaps I could use them together. Unfortunately it cakes up really badly on me. I think this type of foundation, at best, could work for someone with oily skin. If you have combination or dry skin this foundation will look cakey, it will settle in your fine lines and it will age you.

I tried applying the foundation with a brush, a beauty blender and also just with my fingers. I never actually wore it out of the house because I felt it was so visible. As result I can’t speak to the longevity of wear and comfort of it. All I can say is that I put it on. Looked in the mirror. Washed it off.  I tried it 3 different times but never made it out of the bathroom wearing it.

I’ve had success with Rimmel eyeshadows and lip products in the past but sadly their foundations have been a complete waste for me. I feel like I flushed my $10 down the toilet. I am very disappointed with the results of this product – and in this article! The next one will be far more interesting, I hope!

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