Review | Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder


Hi Ladies! I hope you are all well. I've been full of flu for the past five days so I haven't been up to blogging much. You know when you just feel completely drained and can't even begin to think about writing a blog post? Well thats exactly how I've been feeling which isn't good at all as I love nothing more than sitting down to write a new post. I know things could be worse though so I've been plodding on regardless. If you have tweeted me, thank you as tweets from you lovely lot always cheer me up. I have a few life posts lined up for the next couple of weeks and I really can't wait to get stuck into them but posts like that require a lot of thinking so I thought I'd stick to a simple review tonight.

I bought Rimmels 'Stay Matte' pressed powder around a month ago after my MAC 'Mineralize Skinfinish Natural' ran out. As I was out of work I clearly couldn't afford to splurge £21.50 on a powder so I picked up this cheap alternative for only £3.99. As well as the affordable price tag, I'd seen lots of positive reviews from other bloggers that claimed this powder was just as good as high-end alternatives. On first impressions I wasn't overly keen on the plastic packaging/lid as the lid didn't seem secure and I felt like it would crack within a few days of buying on. Thankfully, this hasn't been the case and as it was exceptionally cheap so I shouldn't really expect flashy packaging. With this being said, although the packaging isn't up my street, the product itself is fantastic. 

Your probably reading this and thinking 'it's only a powder' but for me powder is a vital part of my daily makeup routine. As my skin can be partial to an oily t-zone, setting my foundation with a powder is an absolute must for me. As well as that, I really don't like shiny looking skin. I know lots of people go for a 'glowy' look these days but for me personally I prefer my base to be matte and then I can add a glow to my cheekbone/tear ducts and brow bone using highlighters or eyeshadows.

I decided to go for the shade 'transparent' as my skin is ghostly white in winter and it looked like the palest shade available. I realise 'transparent' is meant to be clear but it still transfers a pale shade onto my skin nonetheless. I always tend to go for a lighter powder than my skin tone so I can add colour back onto my skin with bronzer, blush and highlighters. I've been applying this every morning after my foundation with my Real Techniques Powder brush and it leaves my skin looking flawless, even, and most importantly, matte. It controls any shine from my foundation or t-zone and blends into my skin nicely without looking caky. I'm not quite sure I believe Rimmels claims it lasts for five hours but I'm yet to find a powder that looks the same five hours later and trust me, I've tried a lot. Nevertheless, it does keep my makeup set all for a few hours, keeps shine minimised and with a light top up throughout the day I'm good to go again. I don't actually do this unless I'm going out somewhere nice though, how lazy of me haha!

Overall I really like this powder and will continue to use every last scrap of it. For £3.99 it works just as well as MAC Skinfinish so I really can't complain. If you fancy giving it a try you can get in on Feel Unique here with free worldwide delivery. It is also available in three other shades; Peach Blossom, Peach Glow and Silky Beige. 

Do you use powder every day like me? Have you tried this one?

Lots of Love,

39 comments

  1. I've recently switched to this powder too! I love it and this may sound weird but I think it smells lovely haha! xx

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    1. I thought I was the only one! You need to smell your make up. As weird as it is! But if your smearing it all over your face, you do kinda want to know what your face smells like :P

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  2. Apart from the terrible lid (mine cracked) this is a good powder. Trying to use up my ELF Complexion Perfection first then this, have been neglecting it a bit! Great review :) x

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  3. I've been using this powder for about a year now and I love it! Not sure I'd switch now especially because it's only £3.99! I love it.
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  4. I lovee my MAC MSF, and it's on it's last legs. I have this product too, but I have not used it yet, so once the mac one finishes, I'll be looking forward to using this one! :) xo

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  5. oo this sounds like a fantastic little budget powder! Ive picked it up many a time and put it back unsure if it would actually work or not - might have to give it a go when my usual powder runs out :) x

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  6. I absolutely love my Rimmel Stay Matte, Such a life-saver for oily skin.
    x

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  7. I love this powder,has been my fave for years :)

    Sophierosehearts x

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  8. I have Translucent as well & I don't hate it, but I find that it leaves me oily in just a matter of hours!

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  9. i have used it and i really like it.great review!
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  10. I love this powder. It feels really light on my skin. x

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  11. I don't think I've ever used a powder other than this, it does the job wonderfully!

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  12. I'm running out of a powder so may give this one a try! Looks very similar to the one I use already too!

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  13. This is one of my favourite powders :) I hate my skin looking shiny! I also love max factor's creme puff, it's a little pricer at £6 but is like heaven in a powder :D
    Hope you feel better soon <3
    Love Holly x

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  14. I'm using a Maybelline powder at the moment but this one is what I'd like to try next! Glad it worked so well for you :)

    x Ellie @ Ellalogy 

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  15. o im in the middle of writing a post on this too! i use this in peach glow and since getting it ive never used another poweder! x

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  16. I always use this powder, I don't think I've ever used anything else! It really is brilliant :)

    Lauren x | The Teapot Blog

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  17. Love to add powder over foundation as it just gives me extra assurance my makeup will stay put. I love how you mentioned that you like to add color back to your face with bronzer and blush! I feel the same, and I actually just bought this shade of Rimmel Stay Matte Powder a couple weeks ago. I am loving the finish!

    xo

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  18. This is the powder I use, minus the basic packaging you can't go wrong for the price..it definitely does the job!xx

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  19. I do really want to try this powder. Hope you feel better! xx

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  20. loove this powder, but i find it goes so quickly!! i get through it way faster than any other powder... i dont know why!
    :)
    xxx
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  21. This sounds like a great powder will have to try this!.
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  22. I love this powder so much, it works so well for the price! x

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  23. I have been using this powder for the past couple of months daily and never thought much of it until today. I decide not to apply any powder over my foundation when I left for work and my face was an oil slick an hour after leaving home!

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  24. MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Medium Dark is one of my holy grail cosmetics but it is nice to know that this may be a very inexpensive alternative to maybe use on more of a everyday plain jane type of makeup day.

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  25. Have to agree, this powder is amazing! I don't think i'll ever buy MAC MSF again! For £3.99 you can't go wrong!

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  26. £3.99?! I thought it would be more than that! I have never used this powder, I'm waiting for my Collection 2000 pressed powder to run out before I start looking at powders otherwise I'd have tons!

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  27. I've always wanted to try this, but I'm kind of faithful to Maybelline Dream Matte powder.. have you tried that?

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  28. never tried , gonna buy, can`t believe it`s so cheap :-o

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  29. I love this powder!!

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  30. I bought this the other week and I love it. I usually buy a Chanel Powder and this is like £30 cheaper so I think ill stick to this from now on its so good xxx

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  31. I love this powder so much, been using it for probably a year now or more! xx
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  32. I love this powder too :) also similar to collection 2000s powder! :) xxx

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  33. I've been using this powder since I can remember... I've never tried any fancy shmancy ones! I mean, at around £3.99 you definitely cannot go wrong!!! The amount of times I've dropped them and smashed them is unreal, but at that price it's not heart-breaking! I'd be lethal with an expensive powder!! Think I'll be sticking to these haha xxx

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  34. I love this powder!!!

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  35. I swear by this powder, i also love the clear complexion one too :)



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  36. I don't know why I stopped using this power.. It's lovely! I have crazily oily skin so powder is a must ha x

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  37. I used this a year or two ago and I loved it great alternative to the more expensive powders!! Especially if you are struggling student! this post has made me want to repurchase it!! Thanks!

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