Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder Review

by Assistant Editor on July 30, 2014

in Face Products, Reviews

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I was really curious to try the Rimmel stay matte pressed powder to see what the hype surrounding it was all about, ever since it has been launched its been on peoples favourite lists forever!

Product Description: Control shine for up to five hours with this matte finish powder by Rimmel. Up to 5 hours natural shine control with natural minerals. Helps minimize the appearance of pores. Dermatologically tested.

My Review

I have it in the shade silky beige which is a tad bit lighter for my skin tone but I mainly use it as a setting powder for a light application, it adapts to my skin tone well without giving any whitish cast. One thing I did notice is that mostly all the shades have pink undertones to it, which may not work well for someone who has extremely yellow undertones like most Indian skin tones.

The texture is quite smooth and soft . It’s not at all hard or chalky and blends like a dream and hardly has any fallout. The powder has a very sheer coverage which works perfectly for setting foundations and bb creams in place. It is very finely milled and gives a semi matte finish to my skin and hence will work for normal to oily skin types easily. It instantly takes the excess shine from my face no matter how oily my skin is. During summers it kept my extremely oily skin matte for around 3 hours after which shine does show through especially on my t-zone.  I did expect it to fare better in oil control part though. For normal to dry skin types moisturizing beforehand is must or else it will emphasize dryness.

One thing I really like about it, is that it does not cling to dry patches around my mouth and gives a smooth appearance overall. It feels very lightweight on skin and did not cause any breakouts which is always a plus for me.

It comes housed in a very basic packaging, in a beige colored round pan with a transparent lid. It is not very sturdy and needs to be handled with care since the cap can break easily, also the lid cannot be locked properly and it can pop out anytime, which makes it not at all travel friendly. There is no applicator or mirror provided as well and I prefer using it with a small kabuki brush. But seriously the product itself is really good and for the price it comes at I am not complaining :D

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Pros:

  • Smooth and soft texture
  • Blends easily without looking cakey
  • Takes way shine instantly and keeps me matte for a decent time
  • Works very well as a setting powder
  • Extremely affordable
  • There are many shades to choose from
  • Did not cause any breakouts

Cons:

  • I wish oil control was better since it is a mattifying product
  • Packaging is not at all travel friendly and sturdy
  • All the shades are pink toned which may not work well for some skin tones

Rating: B+

Price: Rs 230 for a whopping 14 g!

Recommendation: Keeping packaging aside the Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder is extremely good and certainly a must have if you have oily skin, I love the soft matte finish it gives to my skin. I highly recommend it if you have normal to oily skin and are looking for a good compact powder.

Guest Review By Priya N

 

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{ 44 comments… read them below or add one }

Xuvious July 30, 2014 at 3:42 pm

I used this a really long time ago, need to get back on it! Nice review! ^_^

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sonia July 31, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Thanks , yes its really good :)

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Priya. N July 31, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Thanks

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priya. N July 31, 2014 at 3:18 pm

welcome sonia thanks for the appreciation :)

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tarry July 30, 2014 at 3:43 pm

I have the same one Priya and I agree that it is a good budget product indeed…
Awesome review and good pix

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Priya. N July 31, 2014 at 2:52 pm

thanks tarry :)

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zooni July 30, 2014 at 3:44 pm

pink toned… not for me..:(

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Tanmayee July 30, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Love this,.. It minimizes the pore size temporarily too..

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Priya. N July 31, 2014 at 2:53 pm

that is great have not noticed that closely, thanks for letting me know :)

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mily July 30, 2014 at 4:41 pm

i have heard a lot of good things about this!

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priya. N July 31, 2014 at 3:00 pm

hmm its quite popular.

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Soujanya July 30, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Oh wow…this looks good. Do you get it in India?

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sonia July 30, 2014 at 6:12 pm

its available on nykaa….

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priya. N July 31, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Hi Soujanya I got mine from Parcos store here , its also available online :)

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sonia July 30, 2014 at 6:15 pm

I love it…its worth all the hype if only rimmel made better packing since its so fragile,
nice review and great pics -:)

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pinkvanitybox July 30, 2014 at 6:32 pm

sounds good to me..

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Tina July 30, 2014 at 7:38 pm

Yup! Have this and love it! But, seriously, want to try some new stuff, and this one ain’t finishing… :(

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priya. N July 31, 2014 at 3:08 pm

haha seriously it will take forever to run out on this one :)

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Anusha July 30, 2014 at 8:01 pm

Nice review and pics Priya :) , looks like a promising product.

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priya. N July 31, 2014 at 3:07 pm

thanks Anusha, yes do try it out :)

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Princess Butter July 30, 2014 at 8:53 pm

I use this too! A thumbs up from me for being just for $3 and being kickass at that price.

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priya. N July 31, 2014 at 3:06 pm

exactly cant complain much in that case :)

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Lana July 30, 2014 at 8:58 pm

This product really disappointed me, it barely has any oil control!

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priya. N July 31, 2014 at 3:05 pm

that’s sad it did not work well for you :(

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Swati July 31, 2014 at 12:04 am

I was really curios and wanted to buy it for a long time but have heard in most reviews that it doesn’t control oil well. Now will look for something else

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Himani July 31, 2014 at 5:44 am

Dis is a cult product.. But I don’t understand y.. Dis doesn’t control oil on my combi skin as well :(
Nice review Priya :)

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priya. N July 31, 2014 at 3:04 pm

thanks, I know many have mixed thoughts on it but it works fine for me :)

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Manali July 31, 2014 at 10:40 am

Im medium-dusky toned like nandita das. Which shade pressed pwdr wud suit me?

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priya. N July 31, 2014 at 3:03 pm

you can try the shade warm honey in this one , it will go well :)

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laks July 31, 2014 at 10:56 am

will skip it! well reviewed dear

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priya. N July 31, 2014 at 3:01 pm

thanks

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Ishita July 31, 2014 at 4:24 pm

Can we have a review for mac lady danger and mac amplified vegas please? :)

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vini July 31, 2014 at 8:49 pm

Nicely reviewed dear!

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priya. N August 3, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Thanks

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joyi August 1, 2014 at 12:35 pm

IMHO it’s over-hyped. My nose was slicked with oil within 30 minutes as always. You can’t even carry it around because the lid won’t lock. And you are true about the pink-ish cast. There are faaaar better products in the market.

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priya. N August 3, 2014 at 1:36 pm

that’s true it does not work the same from everyone, and even I expected it to be better in the oil control part :)

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Aditi August 1, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Great review, want to try this soon! :)

Aditi (www.diaryofacusp.com)

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priya. N August 3, 2014 at 1:38 pm

thanks !

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Aishwarya August 2, 2014 at 1:28 pm

But where can I get this in Delhi? I really want one.

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priya. N August 3, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Hi Aishwarya there is a Parcos store at Delhi DLF Palace Saket, you can get it there or you can order it online on nykaa, hope that helps :)

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keerthi@poshfeast August 6, 2014 at 7:44 pm

i am trying to get this one from the past 2 months. It is always sold out on all the online stores. Anyways nice review..increased my obsession for getting this. ;)

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Anusha August 7, 2014 at 7:13 am

I got this today in Nude beige which is the only shade which is not pink toned. *Happy dance*

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Rishika November 3, 2014 at 5:48 pm
uri December 18, 2014 at 11:54 pm

where can i find this in india?

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