Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder – Transparent

Hi my beauties!

We all know what a pain it can be to keep the unwanted shine away from our face, especially if you have combination/oily skin. I had heard YouTube makeup guru and beauty blogger Tanya Burr go on and on about this product and since I trust her opinion, I decided to give it a go.



The powder comes in a lightweight circular packaging containing 14 g of product, which is decent enough for a setting powder if you ask me. The powder is compact and the Rimmel logo is printed on it (which you can’t see here obviously because I’ve hit pan). Even though it is translucent, when swatched a light colour shows up. However, it blends transparent.

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Swatched, 001 Transparent

I use the shade 001 Transparent to set my makeup without adding any more coverage. I also have the shade peach glow which has a slight tint to it but not too much coverage. However, I find that if I set my oily skin with a powder that is not translucent, my skin oxidizes and becomes a gray colour- very unattractive. The translucent shade works well to set everything and keeps my oils at bay. Although I can’t say that I stay matte all day long, the shine does stay away for a good couple of hours. Which is fair because Rimmel promises up to 5 hours of natural shine control with this powder. It’s not too heavy for underneath my eyes but it’s not entirely light as well. I find that it works best when used with a damp beauty blender to set my under eye concealer. But that’s okay for the price you pay for this as compared to luxury brands.

My verdict:

8/10. After reading so many reviews and drugstore vs high end comparisons, I’ve come to realise that this is one of the best drugstore mattifying powders out there. Would definitely recommend!



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