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      30.08.2016 14:28
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      • "colour is good"
      • "better matte effect than other matte powders"
      • "good quality for the price"

      Disadvantages

      • "doesn't last very long"

      Good quality for price, better matte effect than other 'matte' powders

      As many of you probably do, I experiment with many different powders to find one that works for me. I have oily skin in some places so powder really needs to be matte in order to work. I have been duped in the past, by powders claiming to be matte, yet having none of the desired effect. This makes me and I’m sure others, reluctant to purchase powders (particularly expensive ones) for fear that it will be money wasted when they do not work.
      This powder was cheap and I have had trouble with Rimmel products in the past, so I wasn’t especially hopeful. However, I was pleasantly surprised! The powder is good and one of the better ones I have tried, particularly for how cheap it was. I have been able to get it for around £4 in most shops.
      The matte effect I was particularly impressed with, because it did matte my skin and stays on for a good couple of hours. It also doesn’t feel too dry when I put it on, which was always a drawback for me with wearing any powder, let alone a matte one. The colour is good and doesn’t appear orange. It matches my skin tone quite well, which is brilliant because I am very pale, so finding a powder that isn’t too orange or one that gives me the appearance of a ghost, has always been a bit difficult.
      My only draw-back with this powder is that it doesn’t last very long (within reason). My skin appears shiny again after approximately 3-5 hours, depending on what I am doing and the weather. You can always put a little more on, however I would discourage you from caking it on to make it last longer. It has no effect on the duration of the wear and makes it harder to top it up. Just dab it on with a powder brush and the shine will disappear.

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      02.08.2016 22:30
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      • "Lasts a long time"
      • "Reduces shine"
      • "Light on my skin"

      Disadvantages

      • "Cheap and cheerful!"
      • "Have to reapply"

      Does a good job for the price

      I've used a lot of different powders and some of which are a lot more expensive but I always seem to revert back to this little gem.

      It's nice and cheap and usually retails around just £4 and for what it is I think it's pretty good going.

      When I apply it it goes on easily and isn't too heavy on my skin. I have found with other and also more expensive powders that it almost overpowers my skin and I can almost feel it drying out my skin through my foundation! With this I don't get that. It gets rid of my shiny bits on my nose and forehead but doesn't feel like it's drying my skin. It just covers what I need it to!

      When I wear this powder over my foundation I also don't think it looks like I'm wearing too much makeup. I know some people like the heavy makeup look and I have nothing against it but I'm definitely more of a natural person myself. If you are looking for something a little heavier I probably wouldn't recommend it. This gives a lighter and more natural addition to the foundation you use.

      Using this over my foundation and before my blusher makes my blusher go on more evenly too. Having a powder base to apply the blush to makes it really easy to apply my blush easily and evenly too.

      The downside to the product I think is that you do have to reapply it during the day to keep on top of the shine but considering how cheap it is and how easily it goes on, it really seems a very small price to pay to keep down the shine.

      Overall I'm sure that there are better quality powders on the market but I think this is the best one for someone who doesn't have unlimited funds.

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      06.03.2016 11:54
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      • Cheap
      • "Doesn't crease"
      • "Long lasting"
      • Matte

      Disadvantages

      • "Can cake a bit if you apply too much"

      Really amazing product, especially for the price

      I've used this product for a long time (2 years i think) and i really do like it. I'm not a fan of being overly matte with my make up because i feel like it can dry my face out a bit and make me look 'too made up' and it can sometimes take away the 'natural' effect of your make up but i do really like this powder.

      I use it to set the concealer under my eyes and to dust over any blemishes i have to give them extra coverage, it also absolutely amazing (and i mean a literal god send) for when i accidentally over do it on my blush or bronzer and with 5 minutes to go before i have to leave, dusting a bit of this powder onto my cheeks works like a charm in reducing the pigmentation of my mistakes!

      Its a really decent price and i think that it is perfect for those who don't want to dish out £20-£30 on a high end pressed powder if they don't really need to! I think that it is quite long lasting, i'll maybe reapply a bit on my cheeks, forehead and nose if i'm too hot or look a bit shiny but i think for the price this product really is excellent. I use the shade '003 peach glow' and find that i matches my skin tone perfectly - which is a very pale skin tone.

      Overall i'd definitely recommend it to all and for the price i don't think it does much harm giving it a go to see what you think!

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      06.02.2016 17:32
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      • cheap
      • "sets makeup"

      Disadvantages

      • drying

      great product

      I've seen and heard a lot about this product online as it's raved about a lot. When I purchased it the first thing I liked was that it's a relatively good price, so those who are just starting out with makeup or those at school ~ maybe with a low budget can have something to keep in their makeup kit. I like that it comes in a few good natural shades, however I just use the translucent shade as it doesn't interfere with the foundation etc. I like that it's got simple packaging, cute and compact with a screw on plastic lid. This sets my makeup and lasts quite a while. However, I've found that it can dry if a proper moisturizer isn't applied on prior to this and any makeup underneath. This can vary with different skin types and tones. It doesn't provide much additional coverage, but it's good for simply setting and evening anything out, whilst banishing shine and oiliness. Overall, I'd say this is a brilliant product for those who don't wish to spend absolutely loads on a product. but I'd also say this product is REALLY good for it's price and it seems to be very popular within all age ranges also. It's simple and does what it says on the tin, and many people I know have reached for this product. I'd say it is probably one of my go-to products if I'm just out during the day or wish to pop something on to set my makeup without disturbing it. I've found applying it with a big fluffy brush gives the best finish, whilst setting everything in place. I do recommend it.

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      01.09.2015 15:43

      Advantages

      • "long lasting"
      • cheap
      • non-cakey

      Disadvantages

      • "the packaging"

      Great value product

      This powder is ideal because it's very cheap and it also comes in a range of shades including transparent which is perfect for me as I wear powder simply to set my foundation rather than for extra coverage and colour. Although this powder is called matte, I find that it's not too matte on the skin which I like. It sets foundation and takes away any shine, but isn't so matte that it makes the skin look bland.

      The only problem I have with this powder is the packaging. It comes in a plastic tub which the lid can quite easily come off of so you have to be careful if you're taking it with you on the go. It also cracks quite easily so you have to be very careful about making sure not to drop it but these problems are so minor, the advantages definitely outweigh the disadvantages. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a new powder to try, and even if you're unsure its so cheap that it's definitely worth giving it a go.

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      31.08.2015 22:57
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      • "Sets foundation well"
      • Cheap

      Disadvantages

      • "Can give the appearance of clogged pores"
      • "Not very long lasting"

      Great value, easy to use powder.

      I buy this product a lot because it's cheap and one of the only products I can get to match my skin tone. I am very very pale so the first shade (translucent powder) is good for me. Although it doesn't last all that long, it does the job. As it is pressed powder it is very easy to work with and feels light on the skin. It smashes very easily however and I can't count how many times I have broken it which then makes it very difficult to use. If you like to carry your make-up around with you a lot then this may be a factor you want to consider, however, I feel that the benefits of this product outweigh this. I know a lot of others who buy this product simply for convenience. I have bought other products that cost far more money than this and they have performed far worse.

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      29.06.2015 20:14
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      • Affordable
      • Smooth
      • "Long lasting"
      • Light

      Disadvantages

      • "Packaging "

      Great affordable everyday product. However not strictly 'matt'.

      I use this powder almost every day to set my make up. I have dryer skin and I like my complexion to look glowing but not oiley. This power is the perfect in between for me, It keeps oils at bay and sets foundation and concealer beautifully without looking too matt or 'cakey'. However I would say that this powder is not strictly 'matt' as it does leave the skin with a healthy glow, which I am looking for, but if I was more on the oily side of the chart I wouldn't be fooled by the name. It is a great all round product and I would repurchase it due to its affordability. My one down side is the packaging. The flimsy plastic lid always is coming off, as it dose not have a fastener or a screw cap I have had to resort to using a hair tie or sellotape to seal the product if I need to take it with me on the go. Over all however I do love Rimmel Stay Matt Powder and it is always a staple in my makeup bag.

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      29.06.2015 19:54
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      • "Stays on all day"
      • Good

      Disadvantages

      • "Product can be smashed easily"
      • "Packaging breaks easily"

      I have a hate, love reletionship with this powder

      The Stay Matte Powder is meant to keep your face matte all day long, obviously by the name. The powder is one of Rimmel's well known product and myself personally have purchased this product multiple of times for all types of different reason. I do like this product a lot but there are just as many reasons for why I like this product a lot as there is to why I don't think or can compare it to a high end product. Overall, my opinion on Rimmel is that it is a good brand with great products however I have had a few faults with Rimmel with this product being one of them.

      To begin with the packaging is very easy to use and clear makes it easy to access the product. However the packaging is not travel safety and needs to be put in a easy place where it can't be shook or else it can ruined quite easily. In addition to this I have had a lot of problems with this powder because of the packaging. The packaging is very faulty and can easily be smashed and damaged. Once I traveled with the Stay Matte Powder and it by the time I got to my destination the product had smashed and the top glass part of the product was cracked. This did upset a little bit as it made it harder to apply the product. I then repurchased the product keeping it in my room never moving it and once I was a little bit clumsy and simply dropped on the table in which I was doing my makeup from. It probably would have been from a 15-30cm height and yet it still smashed and cracked which was really disappointing.

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      27.06.2015 21:41
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      • "Gives a natural look"

      Disadvantages

      • None

      Rimmel pressed powder

      I have bought quite a few products from the Rimmel including this pressed powder and have always found the range very good value. I do like pressed powder rather than loose powder as I find it much easier to work with and also much cleaner as loose powder seems to get everywhere.

      This Stay Matte pressed powder is only £3.99 so is very affordable even if you are on a tight budget. It is 10g and comes in a white round plastic compact with a clear lid which twists off easily and which you can clearly see how much powder is left inside. There are three shades to choose from which are warm, neutral and cool and I have the neutral one as I find this is best suited to my complexion. It is dermatologically tested and is fragrance free so should suit most complexions.

      It doesn’t come with a sponge but to be honest at £3.99 you probably wouldn’t expect it to and you can buy sponges cheap enough, the last ones I bought were 99p for six sponges from a local discount store which will last me for ages. I find that there is usually quite a bit of powder on the sponge when I open the compact from being pressed down by the lid and I only need to give it a little twist to get enough on the sponge to start to use. I then apply the powder to my forehead, nose and cheeks using a sweeping outwards motion and if needed I will redab the sponge onto the powder.

      I will use this powder more often just on its own and find that it does help to disguise any patches or marks and as it is a matte finish it helps to stop my face from looking shiny. I also use it to finish off my foundation and it does keep it in place and again prevents it from shining. It does look and feel light and natural and you can’t feel that you are wearing it. I do like this powder and would buy it again.

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      20.01.2015 20:26
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      • "matte finish is quite long lasting"
      • "readily available"
      • "Not too expensive"

      Disadvantages

      • "Not great packaging"

      nice powder which keeps shine away even on oily skin

      I have been using rimmel stay matte powder for a while now. I am currently using the shade transparent. There is quite a selection of different colours available from pale to dark skin tones. I have to say for the price of this powder it is very good quality. I have oily skin and find this powder keeps me shine free for a few hours before needing to reapply or touch up, for my skin this amount of time is good as many powders don't last this long. The transparent shade doesn't provide any colour which is a bonus as I find coloured powders make my pale skin too orange, but does provide a good coverage and takes away any shine that is coming through my foundation. It allows my foundation to last much longer than when not using it. The only downside to this powder is the packaging. The pot lid comes off so easily and it feels very cheap and brittle plastic. There is no way to fix the lid shut so if you put this in your handbag it may end up open. There also isn't any extras, for example a sponge applicator or a mirror as some powders have that aren't that much more expensive, however for the price this is to be expected. This powder is also easy to find as it is usually available in supermarkets as well as beauty or makeup stores. It would make a great starting product for anyone just getting into powders as it's great quality powder that doesn't cost a fortune.

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      05.01.2015 21:23
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      • "Covers blemishes well"
      • "Good price"
      • "Good quality"

      Disadvantages

      • None

      Super quality and value powder

      Among my relatively limited make up collection, Rimmel is a brand which features a lot. I find their products to be ideal for my needs – reasonably priced for a good brand reputation and good quality make up. I will usually use Rimmel Stay Matte foundation and then finish with this powder.

      The powder is pressed into a plastic circular base pot, around 5cm diameter, with a clear plastic lid so you can easily see the exact colour you are selecting. When applied, the colour stays very true.

      I like to apply using cotton wool balls or pads, as I find I get better coverage than if I am using a soft brush. In this method, the powder needs to be rubbed fairly hard in order to transfer a quantity onto the balls, but this represents a good cosnisistency for the powder, it is not too light or dusty, and for someone like me, relatively inexperienced in applying make up, it means it’s easy to apply evenly.

      The other use I have for this powder is as a cover up for spots, I will rub a cotton bud into the powder and then apply to the spot, and the shade I have offers superb coverage which is long lasting.

      A tub of this powder goes a long way, and lasts me over a year before I will replace it, and even then it is usually down to the plastic lid becoming cracked or just getting grubby. The current retail of this powder is only around £4, which represents great value for money, bearing in mind how pleased I am with the results and how long it lasts me.

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      31.12.2014 14:25
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      • Cheap
      • "Good colour range "
      • "Amazing coverage "

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      Best face powder

      I have been testing and trying different foundations and powders for years now and have often chosen a new favourite liquid foundation. I have always seemed to stick with one powder in particular though, and that is the Stay Matte by Rimmel London in transparent. The colour transparent is natural, no matter whether I have tan on and am dark or when I'm pale this powder goes with my foundation colour. This pressed powder isn't too caked and full coverage, it just makes my skin look matte and more flawless. I love that this powder is so cheap as I'm always able to replace it when it's running low or has run out completely. I find this powder to be reliable for every day use. The powder doesn't feel heavy when it is on your skin, it feels light and natural, it barely feels like you're wearing make up at all. It doesn't dry out my skin or make me have break outs like many other make up products have done in the past. For my sensitive skin this pressed powder is perfect. Unfortunately this powder does not come with a make up sponge applicator which I would have liked so I have to use my own. You're able to re powder your face through out the day if you feel like your skin may look oily and the powder doesn't build up or look cakes no matter how much you apply. I have never tried any of the other shades as translucent has always worked for me. 5/5

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      04.12.2014 11:04
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      • "good quality"
      • "low price"

      Disadvantages

      • "simple packaging"

      Very good product

      I bought this powder two times in transparent tone. This product definitely worth it't money, I like it very much. This powder is very soft and delicate, long-lasting (if you put it on you liquid foundation, bb- or cc-cream). Product makes skin matt and smooth, it can even hide little spots on your skin. Better application is when using a big powder brush. There is 14 g of product in the box, it is very much. For it's price, product is perfect, except packaging. Packaging is very simple, made of cheap plactic, without sponge and mirror, it is not easy to use powder somewhere except home where you have own mirror.

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      23.11.2014 13:56
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      • MATTE

      Disadvantages

      • "BAD PACKAGING"

      TRULY AMAZING

      This is a great budget powder. Easily, I'd say the best thing about it is the price, a bargain at £4, which is why I have repurchased it so many times. I use the shade 001 transparent, which I very much like. It gives a nice matte finish, and I really like the way it leaves my skin feeling after I put it on. It doesn't feel cakey, and it helps reduce my shine, my nose is usually somewhat oily at lunchtime, but it does help. I use it every single day, and it lasts a reasonable amount of time. However, the packaging isn't very good at all. On my first one, a few days after I touched pan, the whole powder crumpled, so I had lots of clumps of powder in the man, which I used awkwardly for the rest of the month. On my second, I took it travelling to Italy, and upon arrival, the lid and cracked and broke! Annoying, and can't take my second one anywhere now. Good job it is so cheap, if not I would not be buying it again! So in short, great product and price, but bad packaging! This is an essential for every makeup bag it's easy for on the go and just such a great product that gives matte results always and so good for the price the packaging is like most drugstore powders I don't really like it because the lids breaks so easily the powder however never really smashes.this is defiantly a good powder for starting off in makeup and I really love it of course I would buy it again because I have so many times before

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      30.09.2014 20:36
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      • "Lasts a good length of time"
      • "Does not irritate skin"
      • "Reasonably priced"

      Disadvantages

      Good brand, good powder, reasonably priced.

      I have been using this product for a few years now, and it really is great face powder.

      Firstly, the powder itself is nice and light, it doesn't feel heavy when you put it on. Which for me is quite important as I hate wearing "heavy" make up. I have used even powders before than can feel heavy once applied, so this is nice in comparison. Also, I have quite sensitive skin, and unlike other face powders I have used in the past, this does not irritate it at all. I usually use the product as a finishing touch or a "top up" to my make up during the day - quick and easy, and not messy like it can get if you top up with liquid foundations!

      I also find that generally, it wears well, and lasts a reasonable amount of time. It does reduce shiny patches, which obviously is great! It also has a reasonable coverage, without using too much. I wouldn't say that it particularly reduces the appearance of pores though, but then, from a powder, I'm more bothered about it reduces any shiny patches!

      The price is reasonable - usually between £3.50 and £4 depending on if there is an offer on. The compact seems to last for ages too, but one thing that really irritates me but is not unique to this brand is that when you are nearing the end of the compact, it just "crumbles" into clumps - bit annoying but not really a deal breaker.

      Overall, a good face powder from a decent brand, at a reasonable price.

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  • Product Details

    Up to 5 hours natural shine control with natural minerals / Helps minimise the appearance of pores / Dermatologically tested.