Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder, £3.99 || Boots
Everyone and their mother in the beauty blogosphere have spoken about this Rimmel pressed powder, and it seems to be a consensus that it really works. So I thought I’d see it for myself and decide whether it works for me as well, or not.
The Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder is a matifying powder, mainly used after foundation and concealer to get rid oily or shiny patches on the skin. Rimmel claims it contains natural minerals that help control shine for up to 5 hours and it also helps minimise the appearance of pores.
I have very dry skin
, so powder is something I often neglect because my skin doesn’t really get oily patches (instead I get loads of dry/flaky patches). So, whenever I’ve needed any powder, I’ve consistently reached for my MAC Mineralize SkinFinish Natural
). The Rimmel powder, for the lack of a better word, is quite ‘powdery’
. Compared to MAC MSF Natural, the Rimmel one is a lot more chalky and therefore, it tends to look a bit more cakey on my extremely dry skin.
It comes in 6 shades (Transparent, Pink Blossom, Warm Beige, Sandstorm, Silky Beige and Peach Glow), so to be safe I chose the shade ‘transparent’, thinking it would be more like a translucent powder, but it turned out to be far too light for my skin, and it actually made me look a tiny bit like a geisha. In hindsight I should have chosen something like ‘Warm Beige’ or ‘Peach Glow’, but I’ll keep that in mind for next time – hey, at least I got to warn you before you went buying shade ‘Transparent’ thinking it would be translucent-looking; it won’t!
Overall this is a really nice powder with a nice texture. If you have dry skin, stay away from areas where you tend to get dry/flaky patches and use it very lightly only where you really need it. If you have oily skin, I recommend reading this fab review by Adrienne from The Sunday Girl
). I can see myself using the shade ‘Transparent’ only to slightly lighten a foundation that is too dark for me, but I’ll probably try and get my hands on a more appropriate shade for my skin tone.
What do you think of the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder? I would love to know your thoughts and your favourite pressed powders for dry skin!
Product: Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder