Friday, 9 May 2014

Forever Repurchased: Rimmel's Stay Matte Powder

Hi guys, today I just wanted to do a quick post talking about a product that I simply could not live without in my make-up bag. The infamous Stay Matte Powder (£3.99) from Rimmel is definitely a firm favourite amongst thousands of beauty bloggers, myself included. As soon as I heard about this powder last year, I went out and bought it immediately after reading tons of good reviews and promising claims about it on other peoples blogs. I have loved this product ever since and I have gotten through about three of them already!

Due to the fact that I have oily/combination skin, I have always struggled with excess shine throughout the day and it used to drive me around the bend! However, this product definitely does the trick. I still do suffer from the odd bit of shininess here and there, but it is no where near as bad as before when I used to use Seventeen's Pressed Powder instead. Another great thing about this powder apart from it combating oiliness is that it looks really natural on the skin. When I applied with my Real Techniques Powder Brush, the product is almost undetectable and does not look at all cake-y. Plus, this powder lasts me for roughly four months and it takes absolutely ages to hit pan, it is incredibly long lasting and a little goes a long way!

I buy the shade Transparent (001) as it suitable for all skin tones, however, there are five more shades in the range; Pink Blossom, Peach Glow, Sandstorm, Silky Beige and Warm Beige. As the other shades have a slight colour to them, they will therefore add some extra coverage if you need it. I am thinking about buying another shade to do just this for when I go out at night time for clubbing, parties and so on. The only bad thing I have to say about this product is that its packaging leaves a lot to be desired. It is incredibly flimsy and can break quite easily but for £3.99, this can be easily overlooked and you get what you pay for really.

Here is a quick synopsis of Stay Matte's main pros and cons:


- Controls oiliness and shine through the day
It is virtually undetectable on the skin
Good range of shades to choose from
It is long lasting and extremely affordable

The packaging is flimsy and can break easily

Overall, this product really does keep shine at bay, even for those with super oily skin and this is why I will keep continuing to repurchase it. Have you ever tried Rimmel's Stay Matte Powder before? What do you think of this absolute bargain of a product? Please let e know by leaving a comment below. Thank you!


  1. Hello! Greetings from Singapore! I have oily skin too and it troubles me so much. But anyway, lovely blog you have. Would you like to follow each other on GFC and Google+? Let me know with a comment on my blog. Keep in touch!

    Shikin Kikin |

    1. Oily skin is the worst isn't it Shikin! Thank you, I will check out your blog now :) xx

  2. I use this powder everyday, I love it! x

    1. Me too Kate, it's brilliant and so cheap :) thank you for reading! x

  3. I concur on the forever repurchased.
    I'm loving using it as a powder foundation substitute, with a bit of concealer in the summer sun, now I go through them even quicker!

    AmBlog | Life, Beauty & Anything In Between.

    1. That's a good idea for a nice and light summer base! I love this product so much. Thank you for reading and commenting :) xx

  4. I don't remember how I discovered this powder but since I start using it I don't use any other powder other than a loose powder under neath my eyes! This works so perfectly at matifying my face but also keeping the oil at bay throughout the day. Its amazing!

    Krystal | Little Beauty Bug <3 & Tumblr