Thursday, 21 March 2013

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder Review

I know I'm probably really late jumping on the bandwagon with this product, but I just thought you might like to share my experience of Rimmel's Stay Matte Pressed Powder.

I have to hold my hands up and say, I am a lover of the higher end brands of cosmetics shall we say, but sometimes (read that as most of the time) my purse just can't stretch to getting ALL my daily essential cosmetics from the top brands, so when I needed to get a new pressed powder, and after seeing this product on so many other blogs I decided to try it out.

I am, in the cooler months (which seems to be many on our fair isle recently), a medium to full coverage type of girl. I will wear a medium/high coverage foundation and I like to keep my base much more matte and just let smokey eyes or a strong lip doing the talking. The is as opposed to the warmer months (where are you sun?), when I swap a heavier base for BB creams or my beloved Estee Lauder Double Wear Light when I want a bit more cover and I'm going for a more 'glowing' look.

I used to have much drier skin (which does have it's own disadvantages), but one advantage was once I'd applied my 'face' I didn't need to 'touch up' during the day. Unfortunately a number of years ago pregnancy changed all that and I have been left with much more oily skin, predominately on my t-zone but generally on my face overall and I find I have to powder or blot my face numerous times during the day. Over the years I've tried all sorts of foundations and powders to combat this to no avail, until this powder came into my life. Now I only have to re-powder once a day! I LOVE IT!!!
I picked 001 Transparent and as you can see it is quite a heavy duty powder, so gives great coverage, but without looking chalky. I generally go for a translucent powder as I think there is nothing worse than getting a great skin tone matching foundation only for it to be ruined by a too dark/pinky/peachy coloured powder. Although if you don't favour the transparent there are 5 other shades to choose from.

What Rimmel say about this product "Up to 5 hours natural shine control with natural minerals. Helps minimise the appearance of pores". I would say I definitely get my 5 hours worth and probably more.

So overall, if you have oily/combination skin, I cannot praise this little pot of powder highly enough and you get 14g for only £3.99, so even if you bought it and found it wasn't for you, it's not like you've spent a fortune. I've been using it for a couple of months now and it was worth every penny of the £3.99 I spent.

Have you tried this? If so what did you think? 
Any other powder recommendations you have for me?


  1. Great review, I love this stuff! So amazing and fab price too :) x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

    1. Thank you! It has been such a God send sorting out my t-zone, I would have paid 3 times the price for it if I had known how good it was going to be! x

  2. Have never tried this one, but for that price I must pick it up next time I'm at the grocery store! Thanks for the tip :)

    1. I really recommend it if you have oily/combination skin x

  3. Great review! I used to use this so much when my skin was oilier and I loved it, it's great that it's so affordable too!

    Jennie xo |

    1. It seems to be so popular doesn't it Jennie, and for the price you just can't go wrong! x

    2. Hi that was a really great review, i havn't tried it but definately will now thankyou! x

  4. Think I'm going to have to get this, I've always avoided powders as I prefer a more glowy look throughout the year, but lately my T-zone has been a nightmare and, like you, none of the powders I've tried have made the slightest bit of difference. I also hate the chalky look, so this one might well be for me. I'm actually glad I saw this post, as although I've heard it talked about a bit on Twitter, I've somehow managed to miss all the reviews on it.
    Hope you had a lovely Easter!
    Mel xx


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