This is my very first time reviewing a pressed powder ever so I’m quite excited to write this. After decluttering my makeup collection, I thought it best to purchase new products to replace the ones way beyond their expiration date.
I was previously using E.l.f’s pressed powder, however I have now moved on to Rimmel’s Stay Matte Pressed Powder. This particular powder was highly recommended by beauty YouTuber Jenn Im (clothesencounters) who I am a huge fan of.
As you can see, the one I own is quite battered and used so I will insert a picture below of the original packaging as well as the shades. The powder comes in a round compact with a removable plastic lid. I find the packaging is really flimsy and can break very easily. Over time I found the plastic lid to become really loose and it can open on its own inside my makeup storage.
I believe I purchased this for $12 AUD which is very expensive. You can purchase this at your local Kmart or pharmacy.
This powder is supposed to minimise the appearance of pores while also giving a smooth and shine-free finish. It is best used for those with normal to oily skin.
As seen above, the powder comes in 6 shades: Warm beige, Peachglow, Pinkblossom, Sandstorm, Silkybeige, and Transparent.
I currently own Sandstorm. I originally wanted to purchase the Transparent one, however it was not available so I had to just settle for a coloured one. The shades are very limited which is kind of a downfall. I find that drugstore products always tend to fall in the shade range department.
The powder itself has the Rimmel logo engraved on it which is a nice touch.
Overall, I really like using this powder. I apply this after foundation and concealer with a large fluffy brush. I pat the powder all over my face, especially my T-zone which tends to get a little oily throughout the day.
For $12, this powder does a great job at setting my makeup and keeping my face matte throughout the day. As for the pore minimising, I can’t really say much as my pores are never noticeable to begin with. I love applying this under my eyes because it works very well at preventing any creasing. Aside from the cheap packaging and the limited shade range, I have no complaints.
- Prevents creasing
- Sets makeup well
- Limited shade range
- Fragile packaging
Overall rating: 4/5