Saturday, 19 January 2013

Product Review : Rimmel stay matte

Product Review : Rimmel Stay Matte - Long lasting pressed powder 



Stay Matte in shade Transparent - available in boots for £3.99

For a very long time I've been looking for the perfect powder. My criteria being a) mattifying b) long lasting c) afforadable & d) NOT orange. Finally, I think I may have found it in Rimmel's 'Stay Matte' pressed powder in the shade 'transparent' - which is a bargainous £4 in the majority of drugstores and supermarkets! 

What Rimmel say....
Stay Matte boasts a matte finish which lasts up to 6 hours, and provides an all over 'natural looking' and 'long wearing' finish to the skin, as well as evening out skin tone. Furthemore, 'stay matte' is free from fragrance, parabens, oils and talc which means it shoudln't clog up your pores. 

What I say ...
As someone who favours the matte look, as opposed to the natural dewy look, I find the powder gives an ideal finish. It does even out my skintone, and gives my face an all over colour adding to the 'flawless' look I am after. I do like to add some shine back in using a highlighter or perhaps a cream blusher, but in general I tend to use less of this product on my cheeks anyway. As for my t-zone, which has always been a problem area .. this powder works miracles. It seems I have finally found a powder that actually keeps my skin matte,so no more oily nose by lunchtime for me! If I was out for the duration, so perhaps 8am until 8pm on days where I have uni and work then I will pop this in my bag and re-apply just before work at around 5, but as a general note, I do find this to last longer than other powders. Previously, I have found Rimmel powders often show up 'orangey' or just not my colour, but this transparent shade fits perfectly with my foundation which is usually ivory/vanilla. 

Overall - I absolutely love this powder, it is well within my student budget, keep my oily t-zone at bay and lasts throughout the day. A definite recommendation and a thumbs up from me! 

Have you tried this powder? What are your thoughts? 
p.s any other recommendations for a pesky oily t-zone ladies? 

Jess 
xo


12 comments:

  1. Your criteria sounds identical to mine! So I am going to try this next time I need a new powder. Currently coming to the end of my Bourjois one, the cover has been good but the colour - Vanille is not so great.

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    1. I love the bourjois healthy mix powder if that's what your using...but the colour seems darker than my vanille foundation?! I find this one stays matte longer and definitely suits me colourwise! xo

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  2. Love this powder and always use it when my mac runs out. It's a great dupe for mac msf in my opinion. :)

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    1. Wow, really? I've never tried the mac MSF powders but I do love this one! xo

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  3. I've tried this poweder bit the one in the green pot (supposed to help with blemishes) i really like it, and it's great value. Nice review :)

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    1. Ahh, I haven't tried the green pot - maybe I'll give that a whirl too! I think its super good value for money! xo

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  4. i loove this powder! so affordable too! x

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    1. Definitely a purse friendly product! xo

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  5. this sounds really lovely, especially for the price :)

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    1. It's my favourite drugstore powder, and for £4 you really can't grumble :) x

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  6. I like using powders as well, since my skin tends to get oily. Great review! I'll have to give thsi a try after my True Match. :)

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    1. I've never tried True Match. Thankyou so much :) x

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