Product Type: Rimmel makeup
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Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder
Member Name: walsha11
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder
Advantages: cost, texture, colours available, design, functional
Disadvantages: lid, long lasting
I have bought this powder on and off for a few years now. I have tried other brands out there to get an idea of which powder best suits my skin and gives the best results. This is definitely one of the cheaper powders I have used, and absolutely one of the better ones too.
This powder comes in a circular palette which is made from creamy coloured plastic. It has a clear plastic twist on lid which works exactly as you would hope it would. There is silver writing on the top of the lid which has the brand name and other information about the powder. On the underneath of the pot there is more information including ingredients etc. The design is simple, and probably very cheap both in price and look - but I think it doesn't need to be nice looking, it's just a face powder after all. The design is functional and clearly keeps the cost down which is pretty perfect for me. My only real issue is the catch on the twist part of the lid, which doesn't hold or click in place well and therefore leaves the powder vulnerable to opening and then cracking or disintegrating (particularly if you travel).
The powder itself is incredibly light and soft. It definitely has the best texture of a powder I have ever used before, even compared to really expensive brands. The powder though pressed is still quite loose and easily coats a powder brush. This means that you only need a couple of sweeps of your face to get a good application. It does mean, however, that powdery dust forms on the top of the pressed powder which can be a little messy though it doesn't really stop me from using it effectively. The powder leaves my face looking matte and imperfection free. It have a lovely soft texture to it which enhances the look of my skin, giving me a blemish free appearance. It also controls those oily or shiny area and leaves your skin looking smooth and clear all over. The powder has natural minerals in it which is definitely a bonus for me as I think products that have natural ingredients tend to be better for your skin.
What actually impressed me most about this powder range from rimmel is that fact that there are such a wide selection of colours available. I really struggle with finding a powder light enough for my pale, freckly complexion. In fact, it is a source of real frustration for me because I often can't find a single shade in a range of powders that is light enough for me. I don't wear fake tan or like to have heavy make up on and I like to stay true to my natural skin colour as much as possible so that fact that there is a tone light enough in this range is fantastic for me. The fact that there are more than one tone that I can wear will keep me from buying any other powder in future - because I can guarantee there will always be a powder for me to wear from their range.
This powder costs £3.99 for a 14g disc. This is really comparatively cheap to brands which offer the same sort of value for money. This is also a far better powder in my opinion and therefore is even better cost wise. My only real issues with it are the lid which doesn't hold in place and the longevity of the product. This powder lasts me roughly 2 months. This isn't annoying in terms of price because it is really cheap - it just irritates me that I have to regularly return to purchase it because I work a lot and finding the time to do this can be tricky. That said I will make the effort to re-stock because I like it so much and after years of testing other brands have never found a better alternative.
Overall, I love this product and I think it offers really great value for money.
Summary: Great value for money.