Saturday, 8 September 2012

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder Review

Hello there :) Exactly a week til I'm back at uni! Eeeee! Although I have been looking through my timetable today... Uber long practicals on Saturdays and Sundays? Um no thanks :P At least it's not every weekend, I'd cry if that were the case. But my weekly changing timetable AND weekend stuff is going to make finding a job even harder *pouts*. At least this year some of the practicals will be on the research ship :D I'm so excited, it'll feel like I'm being a real marine biologist :P

So I got Rimmel's Stay Matte pressed powder about a week ago, purely as a whim. I was in Boots and thought, that will be useful :P In the summer I get quite an oily face so I wanted to counter this, I've heard good things about this powder, and as it was only £3.99 I decided to give it a go.

I tested it out on my day shopping in London, which involved hot weather, a lot of walking, shopping (obviously :P) and tube rides. Needless to say it was a day where usually I'd be a shiny hot mess. However the powder did exactly as it said on the tin, kept my face shine free, without looking cakey. I checked my face in the mirror loads that day (shops have an awful lot of mirrors) so I could constant checks on how it was faring.

I found that my face started to get a little shiny after about 5 and a half hours, not as bad as it would have been without the powder, but I could have used a top up. Luckily we headed home then so it didn't especially matter.

This will be a perfect powder for nights out, so I can dance and drink and avoid a shiny face :P And it'll last all evening, unless I have a really epic night out, in which case I won't care about a bit of shine :P

Sunny xxxxx


  1. Great review!
    Sounds like a really nice, mattifying powder.
    I always accidentally buy the shimmery kind xD

  2. I haven't tried many Rimmel products. I thought about it yesterday, but I bought boots instead. Ha!
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  3. I think I might get some of this! Sounds good :) xx

  4. This has been my perfect on the go make up partner since the time I bought it. You might wanna check my review on my blog here

  5. I'm always eyeing this up but I never buy it, may invest tomorrow now on the way to work! xxx