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      10.08.2014 00:05
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      Very good value

      Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder is designed to minimise the appearance of pores and control shine for up to 12 hours. It's priced at £3.99.


      My thoughts
      The packaging of this powder is very basic. It's made of plastic and has a clear plastic lid which twists easily on and off. The lid doesn't fasten very securely so I have had it come open in my bag a few times. It doesn't come with a mirror or applicator, just the powder on its own.

      I like to use a brush to apply my powder because I feel it gives a more natural finish than sponges or puffs. This powder picks up really easily onto my brush, and transfers just as easily onto the skin.
      It feels really light on my skin but it completely gets rid of shine and makes my skin look clearer and a lot more even. It gives a really natural look and the colour I chose, the lightest one, blends perfectly with my fair skintone.

      I usually use this on its own but when I have used it over foundation it seems to help my foundation last longer. I do have to reapply to my t-zone-zone throughout the day, especially in this hot weather we've been having, but I'd say it last a good 4 or 5 hours before the shine starts breaking through.

      Recommended?

      Yes, I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good, cheap option. There are definitely better performing powders out there, but for £3.99 this one represents good value for money.

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      07.12.2013 20:33
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      Make up bag essential.

      I only discovered the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder around 6 months ago and i have to say i wouldn't dare wear my makeup without it anymore.

      First of all i apply my primer & foundation (also rimmel) and after i've applied my foundation i find my face looks quite shiny so i take my blusher brush and apply the stay matte powder all over. It instantly takes away the shine and leaves my face looking perfectly matte. I also find if i have a few blemishes the foundation hasn't managed to completely cover then apply a little extra stay matte powder and it really helps to hide these imperfections.

      I've used many face powders before and instantly felt suffocated wearing them. It literally felt like i was wearing a heavy mask and i hated it but i can honestly say you cannot feel this powder in the slightest. It feels airbrushed and gives you that ultimate finish that your makeup needs!

      I would say though make sure you apply it AFTER your foundation and BEFORE any blusher/bronzer.

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        28.06.2013 14:34
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        Good value for money.

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        It must be acknowledged that I first bought this Stay Matte Pressed Powder because when looking at girls in my town with their streaky orange foundation made me paranoid I looked like that too. I bought this product for good coverage and to use on top of my daily foundation. The colour I use is Transparent because my skin is really pale and because I use foundation also I don't want to look too dark. However, this product comes in seven different shades. I enjoy this product a lot because sometimes on college mornings I like to just use a thin coat of this instead of sitting applying foundation also. The product itself has a nice smooth matte finish, like stated and it is hardly noticeable on the skin. When I use it alone it is good at covering up pimples. I also find that when I glaze my fingers over my face this product makes my skin feel silky smooth, to the touch. The product itself comes in a thin black pallet with a see through lid. The lid of the product contains the name of the powder itself and the branding image of the Rimmel company. The product is very thin and doesn't go as deep as the palette itself. However, it still lasted me a very long time. I brought it a year ago and I still have it. I wear it five to six times a week in a light brush over.

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        I brought this in the two for £8.00 range at Superdrug a year ago. However, through a little online surfing I have found it for decent prices such as £3.99 and £3.67. These prices are very affordable.

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        Would I recommend this product? The answer is yes I would. I would recommend this product because it is efficient and it does its job well. It even works on its own. The price you can find it at now is very affordable. I think this product would also be good for those who do not actually need foundation.

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        01.12.2012 10:20
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        A very good powder

        If you are a regular reader of my reviews you will be aware that I wear make up most days and as a rule I do tend to wear the full lot down from foundation to eye make up and blusher etc. I always use a pressed powder over the top of my foundation as I think it helps set it, reduce shine and make it last longer as a rule. Normally I just use the Boots brand 17 pressed powder and have done for many years but when I was in Boots buying various other Rimmel items on a three for the price of two promotion I decided to try their stay matte pressed powder. Many of my make up items are made by Rimmel and I have usually been impressed and so I was happy enough to purchase their powder.

        The Rimmel stay matte pressed powder costs just £3.99 in Boots which I think is a very reasonable price because a pressed powder does last me quite a long time, even with almost daily use. Make up is often on one offer or another at Boots though and so it can sometimes be bought at an even cheaper price. Currently Boots have a buy one get one half price across various make up and beauty accessories and this product is included in that offer.

        The powder comes in a circular pot which looks pretty standard as far as pressed powder packaging goes. It has a nude coloured base and a see through lid on which the product name is written in a silver coloured lettering. The packaging is simple but it doesn't need to be anything fancy as it is a simple product at the end of the day. On the base of the pot there is information about the product and we are told that this dermatologically tested product will give up to five hours natural shine control and will help to minimise the appearance of pores too.

        This particular powder comes in six shades starting at transparent and going up to warm beige. I have shade number three which is called peach glow and which I would say is quite a light coloured powder suited to my natural colouring. I would certainly recommend heading in to a store to choose your powder as opposed to ordering online as you can never fully judge the colours from a website in my opinion.

        I always apply my face powder using a large kabuki brush and I find that this powder sticks nicely to my brush so I don't use too much per application. Some bits of powder do lift up and stay on the top of the pressed powder but this is simply picked up the next time I use the product and so there is very little, if any, waste with this one and I have to say this is why I prefer pressed powders as opposed to loose ones.

        The powder goes nicely on to my face and doesn't look heavy or caked on and is simply quite natural I think. I always use a brush to just smooth down my face after I have applied my powder after being given this tip by the lady who did my wedding make up and I think this helps makes the powder sit nicely on the skin and look natural. I think this pressed powder helps give my skin quite a flawless looking finish which is something that is always going to be positive thing. The make up does help to reduce any shine that is left on my skin after using a liquid foundation too and I think it certainly lasts quite well. I will usually touch my powder up just once throughout a normal day at work but when I am on a night out and dancing around like a mad head I may have to touch it up a little more but for day to day use this lasts really well I think.

        You can use this powder for up to thirty months from opening and I don't think it will last me quite that long but I have had this one for a few months now and haven't even scratched the surface really. I will certainly look to buying this one again though because I like the way it sets my foundation and gives me a matte finish. The only slight niggle for some people I suppose would be the fact that you don't get any applicator sponge with this powder but for me I would use a brush anyway so it would only be thrown away. I give this powder the full five stars as I think it is a great price and a great product!

        Thank you for reading my review!

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          10.08.2012 15:37
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          works well

          I've been using this powder recently from Rimmel which can be found in many different stores such as Boots and Superdrug for between £4-£5.

          The powder comes in a thin round pot with a clear lid so you can see the product inside. The packaging is basic, but the clear lid is helpful in allowing you to see the product. The lid just contains details of the product stating it is natural shine control with natural minerals.

          The back of the pot states that it has up to 5 hours natural shine control. Helps minimise the appearance of pores and is dermatologically tested.

          The stay matte pressed powder is available in a variety of shades. There is about 8-9 in total so there is bound to be one that suits your skin.

          I found the powder to work well and I had no problems with it, it did what it stated and stopped my skin from looking shiny. The powder is light when applied and so does not feel too heavy on the skin. It also goes on your skin evenly so you are not left with any patches.

          I'm giving the product 4 stars out of 5, it loses a star just because it did not come with anything to apply it with - which I found most other powders did, but overall it's a nice product and the size of it makes it easy to keep in your bag.

          Thanks for reading.
          (this review can also be found on ciao)

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          05.06.2012 23:55
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          Brilliant setting powder

          Picture the scene, its first thing in the morning you have put on your concealer and have blended in your foundation to within an inch of its Life...you go on with your day and notice in an hour or two your make up has disappeared and you have to re do most of it - meaning you use more product up and have to repurchase a new one sooner! If this is the case you could be in need of the greatest thing since sliced bread...powder!

          I have tried many different setting powders to try to keep my make up in place. First I tried the MaxFactor range; although I loved the fragrance I found it to be too dark for my skin tone. I quickly realised that the secret to getting a powder to match my foundation was by opting for a 'transparent' or 'translucent' as it does not add any colour! The best one I have found so far is the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder, I love it so much and have been using it for about 4 years now! With up to 5 hours natural shine control with natural minerals, it helps minimise the appearance of pores.

          If you go into your local drug store and look for the Rimmel segment you will be presented by a beigey-cream coloured spherical pot measuring 2 inches in diameter. The case is see-through allowing you to take a peek at the shade. Silver writing displayed on the front informs you of the name and brand as well as detailing that it has been made with 'natural minerals' what we all like to hear!
          Rimmel has released 8 varied shades, they are:
          - 001 Transparent
          - 002 Pink Blossom,
          - 003 Peach Glow
          - 004 Sandstorm
          - 005 Silky Beige
          - 006 Warm Beige
          - 007 James Bond - just kidding! Mohair
          - 008 Cashmere

          I think there is a shade to suit everybody but as with most make up brands there could do with some more. The coverage is medium to full I would say, however you will need to have a good base - either a primer or a good foundation because this can cling to dry patches which is never a good look. I have tried this powder with Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse and it did not settle as nice as I would have hoped. Having said that I am now using this over the top of Revlon PhotoReady and it really takes all shine away and I have received a lot of complements about a 'flawless complexion' didn't want to tell them it was out of a bottle!

          Made with all natural ingredients and free from parabens and animal testing this product is suitable for all including sensitive skin and vegans. I usually apply this powder with a fluffy powder or blush brush as it picks up just enough product for me to disperse all over my face, in particular the t-zone and does not feel rough on my skin or scratchy. You could also apply it with a powder puff but be careful not to pick up too much product as sponges have a bad habit of taking all your make up and storing it up! Some people have said that this powder is too cakey and settles in creases or acne, but it is all to do with the application. If you apply too much too liberally then any powder will look cakey - even really high end ones!

          Retailing at £3.99 you can purchase from Superdrug, Boots, some supermarkets and if you live outside of the UK eBay, online make up stores and even Amazon!

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          06.01.2012 10:46
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          Very good budget foundation.

          I went to buy some new foundation a couple of weeks ago, due to it being before christmas I was in a rush to get some. The shop I went to didn't stock my usual but there was an offer of 3 for 2 on Rimmel products so I thought I'd give this a go. It was reasonably priced and has so far been very impressive.
          I suffer from oily skin which is normally a problem for me and I find myself reapplying throughout the day to keep a good coverage and matt. This foundation however keeps my skin feeling soft and free from oil throughout the day meaning I only have to do minor touch ups.
          I also find it hard to get a colour to match my skin tone - I opted for the Peach Glow shade which is quite light. This leaves no visible marks and doesn't make me look pale.
          The foundation has a appealing pleasent smell which stands out to me as most foundations don't.
          The one downfall I found with this foundation was that it didn't come with any sort of applicator. Personally I prefer a pad however it wouldn't be a problem if you chose to apply with a brush.

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            19.12.2011 17:53
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            A handy if uninspiring product

            I've been using this product on and off - but mainly on - since I was about 14. When I was a teenager it was pretty much the only stuff I could afford, and since then every time I've traded up and gone for something a bit more upmarket, I've found it didn't really perform that much better.

            Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder comes in a round, shallow plastic pot with a removable, transparent lid. Unfortunately, there's no applicator included which is one of the reasons I've knocked off a star. However, your standard foam or velour applicators (they're about £2 for 3 in Boots) work perfectly well. I tend to switch between shade 003 Peach Glow and 005 Silky Beige - it really depends on whether I'm rocking any kind of tan at the time (unlikely!). I do think that a shade in between those two wouldn't go amiss but at the end of the day, that's the case with every makeup brand - I don't think I've ever found anything that matches my attractive shade of grey skin with red blotches perfectly yet! A girl can dream!

            There is a shade 004 - Sandstorm - but that's a bit on the dark side for me.

            The powder goes on nice and smoothly, and you feel 'made up' when you're wearing it. It feels soft on the skin. I usually wear it over foundation and it does a good job of evening things out and covering any shine. Then I add a little blush and I find that everything stays in place for a decent amount of time. I am cursed with quite oily skin, partly by nature and partly because of a cream I have to use at night, so I do have to reapply in the early afternoon. But this has always been the case with any powder that I use, so I do think it has more to do with my skin than the product itself.

            I do occasionally use it directly onto my skin if I'm just popping to the shops or if I'm having a good skin day, and whilst it doesn't give the best coverage, it does even my skin tone out and get rid of any shine. If you don't wear foundation and want a powder that gives good coverage alone, then this may not be for you - but it does work well enough for the price. It's not especially hard wearing or long lasting in this situation, which is another reason that it's lost that fifth star.

            Usually one of these powders lasts me about 2 months, which I think is great value for money considering I wear this more or less every day, and reapply in the afternoons. Sometimes it seems like it's going to run out really quickly, because the metal bottom of the pot starts to show through quite soon. But even after you can see the bottom, it lasts ages longer. Do be careful though as towards the end if you drop it you will find yourself with a pot of powder crumbs. I get really annoyed when this happens, but it does take a good bang to break the powder up.

            Obviously the price varies from place to place but you're looking at a consistent cost of about £3.50. I've rarely seen this product in any particularly good offers or I would have snapped about 20 of them up! I've found previously that products in the same sort of price bracket don't perform as well, and the pricier ones closer to the £10 mark are only equally as good.

            Recommended if you want: a good, reliable product that covers shine, evens skintone, and doesn't cost the earth.

            Not recommended if you want: something long lasting with heavy coverage and you don't mind paying more for it.

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            17.06.2011 12:49

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            Easy to apply, however did not cover oily patches

            I picked up this product a few weeks ago to try out compared to by usual pressed powder (MAC.)

            I found that there was a variety of different shades so i found one perfect for my pale skin. My skin can get quite oily on my nose and forehead, and to cover up the shininess in these areas in an important factor for me.
            The powder was easy to use and apply to my face. However, after two hours I found that my problem areas on my face already had a shine to them which was disappointing. I had to reapply the product a lot of times during the day to cover these problem areas, and by the end of the day I was left with thick patches of powder which did not look good at all!

            Overall, I would not recommend this product for people who are prone to getting oily skin.

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            30.07.2010 23:29
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            Great job rimmel, definet recommend!

            i always opt for rimmel products when Avon lets me down, so when their colourtrend pressed power failed the tests, i went for the more expensive brand of rimmel

            Im so glad i did. there is no need to put up with rubbish products, i should just buy rimmel all the time!
            The product comes in a round tub (like a petri dish) with a clear lid so that you are able to see how much you have left, and the colouring
            I went for the transparent shade, and its suited my skin perfectly!

            The product claims to keep shine at bay for 5 hours, which it does indeed do, and sometimes more depending on where i am. In a smoky club, skin becomes oily more quickly so it needs to be applied reguarly to stop the shiny forehead.

            The pressed powder is a matte finish- i sound like im talking about walls! and it is easily applied with a good brush! i apply it all over my face, and as well as making it less shiny, it evens out my skintone.

            I would recommend this to anyone at all, its another of rimmels great products! must buy!

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            03.04.2010 23:24
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            Great value for money

            Sometimes after applying foundation i find that i have a few"shiny" areas that i always look at as being a problem and therefore went on the hunt for a powder.

            Rimmel Stay Matte Press Powder was recommended to me by a very close friend whom swear by all Rimmel products. On her advice I took myself to Boots to and purchased the product for £3.99

            The Packaging - A circular pot with a plastic see through lid which is easy to remove.

            The Product - 14g of pressed powder. Now when i first tried this product i applied it with light sponge and dabbed it on, however this seemed to make it look rather caked on and patchy in areas.. this may have been a mistake on my behalf. So the next time i required the use of it i used a small brush and lightly dusted it over my foundation. This made a huge difference to my overall look. No more shiny spots and no patchy areas. My face felt beautifully soft after applying this powder and I can honestly say i now swear by it and will not use anything else.

            The price is a bonus, at £3.99 i think this is a more than fair price, infact id go as far to say as a bargain. A fantastic product for that finishing touch.

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              08.09.2009 19:53

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              A really good pressed powder for shiny skin that will leave it looking natural!

              Having a youthful experience, it often means I have a slightly shiny t-zone which is not the look I am going for! I have tried a number of powders and I find that they can leave a slightly grey tinge to the skin or leave my sensitive skin looking dry.

              I have used Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder for several years and would not really use any other powder. That's because it takes care of my slightly shiny t-zone and the shades available mean that there should be a shade that is perfect for you! It looks completely natural and that is one of it's biggest advantages as I do not like to look fake!

              The cost of the product is fair and although it is not presented in a beautiful case etc. that is fine as it means the cost of the pressed powder is kept down. All in all a product that is good for those of us with this shiny t-zones!

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              01.08.2009 17:22
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              good value for money

              I sometimes suffer from shiny skin, especially when I've been out partying, so I thought it was about time that I got something that would help get rid of the shinyness!

              When I went to my local supermarket I found my self looking at the make-up section because I needed some new products, mine were getting a bit old. I came across this pressed powder, I read the back of the packaging which stated that it controls shine for up to five hours. At only £3.70, I thought it would be the perfect way to finally combat my shiny forehead.

              I put the product into practice, when I was getting ready to go out, I found my self constantly checking the mirror that night for shine and to my surprise there wasn't any, meaning that the pressed powder did what it had promised.

              I was very pleased with this pressed powder because I found that it's easy to apply, reasonably priced and most importantly it actually works!!!

              This pressed powder comes in a small flat tub with a clear plastic lid. It contains 14g of pressed powder. It has a slight smell to it and it reminds a bit of how soap smells, not too over powering though.

              There are a number of shades available, I have fair skin and thought that the peach shade suited me the best but don't worry if you don't know what shade you need because there are often tester's available shops in the shops that sell this product.

              Some of the shops that I have seen this product in Include, Asda, Tesco and Superdrung.

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                07.07.2009 17:29

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                rimmel stay matte pressed powder

                i have used rimmel stay matt press powder for about a year now and i do like this but it does sometimes make my skin look a bit cakey especially in the summer, as i think this is too heavy on the skin in summer but is great for the winter. it costs £3.89 in superdrug and boots stores which i think is a fairly priced face powder compared to some of the more expensive drugstore powders. it has good coverage so you do not really need to put too much onto your brush and it blends easily across the face. the only downfall is that it is very dusty so when you put your brush into the powder alot of excess powder sits in the container this does waste some of the product but when i use this it ususaly lasts me about a month and a half as you do not need to use much when you put this over your foundation.

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                05.03.2009 23:51
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                Not recommended - definitly not the best powder on the market

                Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder was reccomended to me ages ago and I finally got round to trying it last month. It cost me around £5 because it doesnt come with a pad to use (its first fault) so I had to buy something to apply it with that fit inside the packaging. The packaging of this product is pretty poor - because of the wide surface area of plastic, mine broke within a few days, so it is not suitable for the everyday handbag.
                The product itself equally did not impress me. The powder came off quite thick and when it is applied to the face it doesnt smooth easily, and sticks to eyebrows and eyelashes. I thought this could maybe be rectified by using a blusher brush but the powder is still quite heavy to wear, espcially for everyday use. The colour also didn't blend into my skin especially well (although I'd definatly picked the only one in the range that could match my skin tone) and after I'd reapplied throughout the day it appeared quite orange, especially in places it had clung to such as under my nose and mouth. However, if heavy coverage is what youre after and youre able to blend it well into your skin, this may be the product for you.

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