Cheap and Effective: Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Without fail, after a couple of hours of applying my make up, my face transforms from a matte canvas to a shiny beacon. The shine that bounces off my face is even worse in warmer weather and for the past few years MAC Blot Powder has rarely left my side. My last back up recently ran out and I started to research other products in the same field that performed well, but cost less.

For years, I've purposely avoided translucent powder after a disastrous experience with one made by Corn Silk. I had purchased Corn Silk Translucent Pressed Powder after seeing it recommended in all the magazines in my early 20s. I didn't realise the influence advertising has over magazines back then and actually thought all product recommendations were given out of the goodness of beauty journalists hearts.  

Anyway, after one application, I soon realised that this powder certainly didn't 'suit all skin tones' as advertised, and it soon found itself in the bin! It was THIS You Tube review that I stumbled upon a few weeks ago, that made me check out Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder.


This comes in six shades, and if you have a darker complexion and have been looking for a powder to help control shine that's easy on your wallet, then look no further. This little beauty has been sat in Boots and Superdrug right under our noses! Admittedly, I don't really pay much attention to Rimmel. I own a couple of eye shadow quads but and maybe a lipstick somewhere, but that's about it. I was sent their new mascara to try last week, so who knows, perhaps this may change my mind about the brand ..we'll see.

Shade 001 (translucent) is the shade that those with darker skins need to reach for. It controls shine amazingly well and considering it costs under a fiver, I'm very impressed. No ashiness whatsoever and it applies lightly, giving me a shine free, natural looking face which lasts up to five hours (as promised) before I need a light touch up. 

It would have been great if a powder puff had been included in the packaging, so that I didn't have to root around in my make up bag for my powder brush, but I can overlook that small oversight given that it's such a great product.

How much is it? £3.99
Where can I buy it? Boots. Superdrug

18 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

Beautyjunkielondon said...

This was my absolute must have powder when I was in my teens! It's great for the price.

Sophie said...

My little sister uses this and I was only saying to her the other day that I need to try it out. Thanks for the review, It is deffo something I need to have a look into!

Lauren Loves... said...

Do you mind me asking how you apply your powder? May seem like a silly question, but I always use the little pad that comes with the product and end up looking all cakey. For this reason I've avoided powders as it tends to sit in my skin and amplify dry patches. Is it always best to use a brush? xx

Jo said...

I've praised this many a time on my blog. Its the one powder I always use and always go back to. I do get the urge to try different powders, but none work as well as this. All others seem to look really powdery on my face and don't control my shine at all.

xx

Georgina said...

This review couldn't have come at a better time - I had a make up disaster last night resulting in my current powder smashing all over the floor, so I'll definitely try this out next!

MakeupLoveer said...

This is one of my favourite powders, keep me shine free all day and doesn't get cakey on my face either too. And ofcourse you can't beat the price.

Lu xo
www.makeploveer.blogspot.com

VexintheCity said...

@BeautyjunkieLondon - It's fab!

@Sophie - Yeah, def do. It's great!

@Lauren Loves - I press powder into my face using my brush when I'm using normal loose powder as it helps it to set better. I tap the excess off first. The Rimmel powder is so light though, I can dust it over my face without fear of it looking cakey.

Jenny ♥ said...

I have been a huge fan of this powder for many years now. Absolutely love it =)

lifeisfullofbeautyx.blogspot.com

Lucy said...

I've started using it and considering the price, it's really good!

Beauty's Bad Habit said...

I buy this all the time, I think I'm on my third! They also have a 'clear complexion' pressed powder, which is a bit silkier than stay matte. After mine runs out I think I'll look for a mineral alternative.

Get Gawjus! said...

great review girl! I checked this out the other day but passed by it as I had no idea how it performed. I am running out of my MAC studio fix which I use as a face powder and this defo seems like a cheaper alternative :)

LilyLipstick said...

This sounds great - powder is definitely my make-up essential...without it I actually look like I've dipped my face in cooking oil - not a good look! The only thing that's put me off of purchasing the Rimmel powder before is that the compact doesn't have a mirror but it's such a great price that I think I can overlook that! x

Parisa said...

Your so right - it is a great powder. I think you would also love ColorStay's pressed powder too, that stuff is amazing! xxx

Lauren Loves... said...

Thanks for the advice! I'll use a brush next time x

Imo said...

I cant believe this has been sitting under our noses for this long, im definitely going to try this out, my sister has been in the market for a cheap pressed powder so Ill send her this link...howw does this powder work for lighter skin tones like MAC C6?

Sisi Yemmie ™ said...

from your review and all the comments, im soooo getting one tommorrow!!! and its £3...too good to be true

Lorraine M. said...

Thank you so much for this review, I also had a bad bad bad experience with translucent powder, it was so horrifying I don't even want to go into it. I will definitely be getting it tomorrow
Many thanks
Lorraine
xx

Yinka said...

@Lorraine - What the devil happened?

 

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