Wednesday, 26 February 2014

rimmel stay matte powder

Hi everyone!

Another review today. This time I'm posting about my powder of choice at the moment, the Rimmel Stay Matte powder. I bought this product after seeing Tanya Burr rave about it multiple times (didn't we all?!). She's talked in the past about having oily skin which I have too, so I thought this would be worth a try.

rimmel stay matte powder

There are two words that I can use to sum up how I feel about this powder: it works. It does exactly what it says it will do, keeps my skin matte and also smooths my skin-tone out a little. Admittedly it doesn't last a full day - for me around 8:30 to 10pm - but I don't really expect it to last over 12 hours without touch-ups, especially with my very oily skin. I can either touch up during my lunch break, or just go through the day as normal and then get shiny in the evening - which is fine for most days anyway. I've found that although I'm not exactly light-handed on how much product I need to use each day, it doesn't look cakey and also one pan lasts me a good few months.

rimmel stay matte powder

The next challenge for this powder will be seeing how it holds up in summer - I first bought this in late September so it's mostly helped me through the colder months so far. I expect I won't be able to skip the lunchtime touch up, but other than that I don't foresee too many problems. 

I have already repurchased the product once or twice, and probably will keep doing so as I have no real reason to look elsewhere. In short, it helps my skin stay matte, and from a product with a name like that, I can't ask for much more. The powder is £3.99 from Boots here, and I would tend to wait and purchase it on 3 for 2 with some other essentials, which makes it even cheaper.

Have you tried this powder? Did you get on well with it? 


  1. This is still my favourite powder I've ever tried, beating MAC prep and prime and Chanel Les Beiges! It was my first powder when I started getting into makeup in my early teens and then after a few years of trying different ones here and there I'm now back on Rimmel Stay Matte. For such a good product the price is unbeatable!

    Jade | The Jade Aesthetic

    1. That's good to know! I haven't tried many high end powders so it's useful to know that there's not much point :)


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