Today I'm going to be talking about the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder! I purchased this from ASOS ages ago, and actually talked about my shopping experience with ASOS here, which explains the old watermark.
Interestingly enough there are two very different descriptions for this powder;
"Stay matte pressed powder by Rimmel London. Featuring a lightweight formula, the powder minimises the appearance of pores for a natural matte finish that controls shine for up to 12 hours" (1) ASOS - where I purchased this powder from.
"Up to 5 hours natural shine control with natural minerals. Helps minimize the appearance of pores. Dermatologically tested." (2) Rimmel London Website.
This powder is translucent, even though it looks beige. I personally prefer loose powders rather than pressed powder, mostly for hygiene because I do need to dip the brush into the powder a couple of times, and I do have acne.
This powder mattifies my skin really well, but it doesn't help it stay matte like the name would suggest! It also makes my base appear cakier than it usually would (considering it's a light BB Cream here) which isn't exactly a plus.
What I Love
- Comes in translucent or coloured powder
- Mattifies skin well
What I Don't Love
- Cheap plastic packaging (not travel friendly)
- Doesn't help me stay matte for very long (under 5 hours, eg way less than a normal work day)
- Makes base look cakier than usual
I would definitely recommend this powder for any Princesses that are wanting a cheap, decent setting powder, but don't have terribly oily skin. I would not recommend this powder for Princesses that suffer from super oily skin, because it probably won't do your skin many favours!