Wednesday 2 October 2013

rimmel stay matte pressed powder review & demo

Hello beauties!

In this post I'm reviewing one of the cult make up products, and one of the must- haves in my beauty bag!

Rimmel London
Stay Matte
Pressed Powder
# 001 Transparent

Rimmel London Stay Matte pressed powder is such a beloved product by many, and the reason for that is quite simple: It's very affordable price wise, yet very high quality!
This product never failed me down: It sets my make up without altering the colour/texture of my foundation, and it matifies my face in a perfect day (with the exceptional lasting power!)
It contains natural minerals which help minimise the appearance of pores.

The container holds 14 g (0.48 oz); I've been using it on a daily basis, as a last step in my make up routine, and I've had it for months now! As you can tell from the pic above, I hit the pan on it and I'll soon need to repurchase it, but it did last me quite a while.

I bought it at my local supermarket in Italy, but I won't be making this mistake again! Thanks to my subscribers, I found out that in Italy, this product retails twice the price it has in other european countries!
In fact, on my recent trip to Croatia, I poped in one of the local beauty stores and discovered it retails at cca 38 kn (cca 5€), whereas in Italy I bought it for cca 10€.
That's quite absurd and I can't seem to figure out why is that so!

I like to apply this powder with my Sephora mineral powder brush #45

Rimmel Stay Matte is a very light texture powder, it's suitable for all skin types, but it's perfect for oily/combination skin.
I apply it only on my T-zone, where I know I risk to develop shine in a course of the day. I find that I don't even need to touch up my make up when I set it with this powder, even when I'm working long hours!
You can use it as a setting powder, on top of your foundation, or alone (I use it as a setting powder and that's why I went for the shade 001 transparent. If you use it alone, I suggest you pick it out in a shade that's the most similar to your skin tone, that way you'll have a better coverage.)

I've made a review video where I'm talking more about this pressed powder and I also did a little demo where I showed you how I apply it on my face so you can see the results and the finish.
(To watch my review, just click on the play button above on the thumbnail!)

Did you find this review useful? Leave me your comments!

Kiss from Italy,


  1. Girl, you should have snapped a photo prior to hitting the pan. Dang! :)))

    1. I know! I was postponing this review and now I realized I have to get it up because I'm about to ran out of the product...

    2. No biggie dear Sonia, I understand how that goes. It's so hard sometimes to get the timing right for every single review. Take care xx


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