Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder - Review

Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder, $5.49
Hello, beauties! With summer well and truly at our doorstep, dewy faced looks will become an integral part of our beauty repertoires. However, if you're the owner of oily skin, or are like me and have to contend with random slick spots, a bit of extra sheen is the last thing we need alongside the massive summer heat and humidity. And since the melting makeup look has yet to find its place in our ever growing beauty trends, that's where today's product comes in handy!

The Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder is a straight forward product meant to set your makeup, control oil, and deliver a flawless matte finish to the skin. The powder is soft and finely milled, and a few generous swirls are all you need for that perfectly matte look. Much like Rimmel's foundations, the powder has a slightly perfumed scent, but it's quite subdued and shouldn't be an issue for fragrance averse shoppers. I should also mention that even though I purchased the shade 001 Transparent, the powder pulled a bit yellow on the skin, so this is something to keep in mind for fairer, cool-toned ladies.

When it comes to application, a little trial and error will be needed to discover the amount that works best for your particular skin type. For me, I found that if I don't apply enough, my makeup will look patchy, and my skin takes on a dull, almost sickly quality, so don't be afraid to really dip your brush into it! The powder seems to work much better buffed on liberally with a dense, fluffy brush, paying special attention to oilier areas. This leaves me with a matte finish that doesn't feel caked on or heavy. It lasts around six hours before needing a touch up, but wears evenly otherwise.

For a drugstore find, I'm fairly surprised at the quality of this pressed powder beauty. It doesn't quite meet my standards for being considered HG, but it will definitely do until that product crosses my path. Anything that helps to negate the nasty southern humidity and keeps me from having melty swamp face is a-ok in my book!

Have you tried the Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder? How do you control oil during the humid summer months?

Stay gorgeous, peaches!



  1. I recently pulled this back out of my collection, and I'm loving it! It's one of my all time favorite powders from the drugstore. Great review!

    Hope ♡ |

  2. Oooh I've never tried this but I'm just writing up my review of the maybelline take on this and it sounds pretty similar minus the yellow pull! Great review x

    Jamie-Lee|Glitter Infatuation Beauty & Lifestlye Blog!

  3. I bloody love this stuff! One of my all time favourite drugstore powders.

    Rebekah Hannah x

  4. I have combination skin and this has often been a lifesaver in the summer!

  5. I deff need to try this! Everyone speaks highly about it!

  6. I´ve heard so much about this powder. I think I need to try it out some time soon. It really seems to be a good one.
    xx Lisa

  7. I love this one, it's one of my favourites. I'd be lost without it!

    Emma | DollfaceBlogs

  8. Lovely review! I love this product and use it every single time because I prefer it over other powders!
    xx Ann-Kathrin


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