Rimmel Stay Matte Powder

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Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Warm Beige 006: boots/superdrug £3.99

I've been recommended the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in the past by a few people, but finally bought it after I saw Kate using it. For a setting powder I typically use a MAC Mineralize Skin Finish, which I cannot live without. But not living near a counter has its problems when you run out. At £3.99 its hardly a balance breaker and I thought it would do for a bit.

In the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder, I use Warm Beige 006, Which I know sounds super dark, as I think its the darkest shade the do. But I feel out of the other colours I've tried this suits my skin tone the best. The others lead to grey or too pale. There is a transparent shade but when I was researching this review alot of people said the "transparent" shade led to white. Its very fine powder and I dont find it to be too cakey, I do think that when I apply a few layers it can become too much. But applying it lightly with a fluffy brush to matte the face down, removes any unwanted shine without adding too much product. It probably lasts 4 hours before my oily parts come creeping through. It doesn't completely eliminate the oil but does a good job at keeping skin looking matte. It photographs ok, It doesnt have too much "ghost face" unlike some powders.

Overall I do think this is a good drugstore product. The Rimmel Stay Matte Powder really lives up to its claims and my expectations of a setting powder. This is the second one I've purchased and I can see myself buying it again in the future. I think the packaging could be a bit better, but I presume its like that to keep the price down as £3.99 is a bargain for a decent powder! Its not replacing my MSF natural, but its a highly recommended product from me I'm even filing under my favourites tag!



22 comments

  1. If your looking for a different drugstore one, i use the 17 Mirror shine away and pressed powder (all in one) for the exact same price. I find it takes the shine away completely (i don't have too oily skin though) and keeps my foundation looking matte.


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  2. Great review. I love my MAC powder but it it runs out, or my skins not too oily I use drugstore powders - must remember to try this one out!

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  3. this looks great, I've been wanting to buy something from the stay matte range

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  4. I want to get my hands on this, sounds really good! :)

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  5. I've been using this ever since Mac stopped stocking my shade in MSF... I haven't had time to get to a Mac counter to test the other shades, and this has pretty much done the same job for me :) Bargain!
    Tor @ That's Peachy Fashion Blog xx

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  6. I use the Rimmel clear skin one in Transparent, as that keeps oil at bay. They can get cakey very quickly though! x

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  7. I live by Rimmel Stay Matte powder. I tend to blend two colors together to get the perfect shade. x

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  8. I use this too as a setting powder, found it to be great. I bought it in transparent first but found it too pale as you say, I use warm being now too. Good value!

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  9. I love this in Transparent (I'm pale, so I don't have the 'it looks too white' problem haha) and since using it I've had a couple customers at work tell me I have lovely skin and asking what I use. So it must be pretty good because no-one's ever complimented my skin before haha! It doesn't stay matte for more than about 4 hours though, like you said, which is a bit of a downer but still definitely worth the price tag xx

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  10. I use this, it was the first ever brand i bought and I keep using it.

    It can be pretty cakey if you put too much on, so you do need to have a light hand when applying!

    xx

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  11. I've used this powder for quite a long time now and I really do love it! I use the shade Natural beige I think it's called, can't quite remember but I do think it's the right shade for me and I agree about it looking too cakey if a lot is put on. However, I think it does last quite a long time on my skin, which is amazing because my skin is so oily!

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  12. Great review I love my mac msf but may have to give this a go too! x

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  13. I've used this since I first started wearing make up! Love it.
    Jaz xo

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  14. I've just bought my 2nd of these, I love it! it helps with my oily areas aswell. However I think next time i'll be buying a shade or two up, as yeah, it is quite pale/white in the lighter shades.
    Great review!
    Kyrie x
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  15. I think the Boots 17 Shine Control powder is much better than this! Obviously not even close to MAC but much longer lasting then this Rimmel version! xxx

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  16. I use Stay Matte in shade 'Soft Beige'. It's one of my most loved and used products :) Along with Barbara Day powder from Tesco, this is one of the best I have ever used! Like you, I do find grease creaps through after a few hours but with blotting tissues to hand and a top-up all is well for another few hours!

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    xx

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  17. I prefer MAC Blot Powder, shine free face lasts longer!!

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  18. I used the Mac Mineralise religiously for two years and it's a brilliant product. I've just bought the Chanel Mat Lumiere Luminous Powder which is great for shine control and it comes in a gorgeous compact :) x

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  19. I'm also liking the products, I already had managed to finishes two of these. I normally go for 04, where as I'm normally the lightest shade in every powder/foundations. xx

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  20. so many people I know use this product, I've been using it for years myself and I like it a lot (especially on top of the Garnier BB cream for a light coverage and to minimize shine). Although as you say you need to reapply after a few hours!

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  21. like you, i have a favourite powder and that's benefit's get even. but, it is pretty pricey so i can't always 'get my next fix' when it runs out. however, i think that this could be for me in between using my benefit powder! X

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