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      29.06.2015 20:14
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      • Affordable
      • Smooth
      • "Long lasting"
      • Light

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      • "Packaging "

      Great affordable everyday product. However not strictly 'matt'.

      I use this powder almost every day to set my make up. I have dryer skin and I like my complexion to look glowing but not oiley. This power is the perfect in between for me, It keeps oils at bay and sets foundation and concealer beautifully without looking too matt or 'cakey'. However I would say that this powder is not strictly 'matt' as it does leave the skin with a healthy glow, which I am looking for, but if I was more on the oily side of the chart I wouldn't be fooled by the name. It is a great all round product and I would repurchase it due to its affordability. My one down side is the packaging. The flimsy plastic lid always is coming off, as it dose not have a fastener or a screw cap I have had to resort to using a hair tie or sellotape to seal the product if I need to take it with me on the go. Over all however I do love Rimmel Stay Matt Powder and it is always a staple in my makeup bag.

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      29.06.2015 19:54
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      • "Stays on all day"
      • Good

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      • "Product can be smashed easily"
      • "Packaging breaks easily"

      I have a hate, love reletionship with this powder

      The Stay Matte Powder is meant to keep your face matte all day long, obviously by the name. The powder is one of Rimmel's well known product and myself personally have purchased this product multiple of times for all types of different reason. I do like this product a lot but there are just as many reasons for why I like this product a lot as there is to why I don't think or can compare it to a high end product. Overall, my opinion on Rimmel is that it is a good brand with great products however I have had a few faults with Rimmel with this product being one of them.

      To begin with the packaging is very easy to use and clear makes it easy to access the product. However the packaging is not travel safety and needs to be put in a easy place where it can't be shook or else it can ruined quite easily. In addition to this I have had a lot of problems with this powder because of the packaging. The packaging is very faulty and can easily be smashed and damaged. Once I traveled with the Stay Matte Powder and it by the time I got to my destination the product had smashed and the top glass part of the product was cracked. This did upset a little bit as it made it harder to apply the product. I then repurchased the product keeping it in my room never moving it and once I was a little bit clumsy and simply dropped on the table in which I was doing my makeup from. It probably would have been from a 15-30cm height and yet it still smashed and cracked which was really disappointing.

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      27.06.2015 21:41
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      • "Gives a natural look"

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      • None

      Rimmel pressed powder

      I have bought quite a few products from the Rimmel including this pressed powder and have always found the range very good value. I do like pressed powder rather than loose powder as I find it much easier to work with and also much cleaner as loose powder seems to get everywhere.

      This Stay Matte pressed powder is only £3.99 so is very affordable even if you are on a tight budget. It is 10g and comes in a white round plastic compact with a clear lid which twists off easily and which you can clearly see how much powder is left inside. There are three shades to choose from which are warm, neutral and cool and I have the neutral one as I find this is best suited to my complexion. It is dermatologically tested and is fragrance free so should suit most complexions.

      It doesn’t come with a sponge but to be honest at £3.99 you probably wouldn’t expect it to and you can buy sponges cheap enough, the last ones I bought were 99p for six sponges from a local discount store which will last me for ages. I find that there is usually quite a bit of powder on the sponge when I open the compact from being pressed down by the lid and I only need to give it a little twist to get enough on the sponge to start to use. I then apply the powder to my forehead, nose and cheeks using a sweeping outwards motion and if needed I will redab the sponge onto the powder.

      I will use this powder more often just on its own and find that it does help to disguise any patches or marks and as it is a matte finish it helps to stop my face from looking shiny. I also use it to finish off my foundation and it does keep it in place and again prevents it from shining. It does look and feel light and natural and you can’t feel that you are wearing it. I do like this powder and would buy it again.

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      20.01.2015 20:26
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      • "matte finish is quite long lasting"
      • "readily available"
      • "Not too expensive"

      Disadvantages

      • "Not great packaging"

      nice powder which keeps shine away even on oily skin

      I have been using rimmel stay matte powder for a while now. I am currently using the shade transparent. There is quite a selection of different colours available from pale to dark skin tones. I have to say for the price of this powder it is very good quality. I have oily skin and find this powder keeps me shine free for a few hours before needing to reapply or touch up, for my skin this amount of time is good as many powders don't last this long. The transparent shade doesn't provide any colour which is a bonus as I find coloured powders make my pale skin too orange, but does provide a good coverage and takes away any shine that is coming through my foundation. It allows my foundation to last much longer than when not using it. The only downside to this powder is the packaging. The pot lid comes off so easily and it feels very cheap and brittle plastic. There is no way to fix the lid shut so if you put this in your handbag it may end up open. There also isn't any extras, for example a sponge applicator or a mirror as some powders have that aren't that much more expensive, however for the price this is to be expected. This powder is also easy to find as it is usually available in supermarkets as well as beauty or makeup stores. It would make a great starting product for anyone just getting into powders as it's great quality powder that doesn't cost a fortune.

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      05.01.2015 21:23
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      • "Covers blemishes well"
      • "Good price"
      • "Good quality"

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      • None

      Super quality and value powder

      Among my relatively limited make up collection, Rimmel is a brand which features a lot. I find their products to be ideal for my needs – reasonably priced for a good brand reputation and good quality make up. I will usually use Rimmel Stay Matte foundation and then finish with this powder.

      The powder is pressed into a plastic circular base pot, around 5cm diameter, with a clear plastic lid so you can easily see the exact colour you are selecting. When applied, the colour stays very true.

      I like to apply using cotton wool balls or pads, as I find I get better coverage than if I am using a soft brush. In this method, the powder needs to be rubbed fairly hard in order to transfer a quantity onto the balls, but this represents a good cosnisistency for the powder, it is not too light or dusty, and for someone like me, relatively inexperienced in applying make up, it means it’s easy to apply evenly.

      The other use I have for this powder is as a cover up for spots, I will rub a cotton bud into the powder and then apply to the spot, and the shade I have offers superb coverage which is long lasting.

      A tub of this powder goes a long way, and lasts me over a year before I will replace it, and even then it is usually down to the plastic lid becoming cracked or just getting grubby. The current retail of this powder is only around £4, which represents great value for money, bearing in mind how pleased I am with the results and how long it lasts me.

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      31.12.2014 14:25
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      • Cheap
      • "Good colour range "
      • "Amazing coverage "

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      Best face powder

      I have been testing and trying different foundations and powders for years now and have often chosen a new favourite liquid foundation. I have always seemed to stick with one powder in particular though, and that is the Stay Matte by Rimmel London in transparent. The colour transparent is natural, no matter whether I have tan on and am dark or when I'm pale this powder goes with my foundation colour. This pressed powder isn't too caked and full coverage, it just makes my skin look matte and more flawless. I love that this powder is so cheap as I'm always able to replace it when it's running low or has run out completely. I find this powder to be reliable for every day use. The powder doesn't feel heavy when it is on your skin, it feels light and natural, it barely feels like you're wearing make up at all. It doesn't dry out my skin or make me have break outs like many other make up products have done in the past. For my sensitive skin this pressed powder is perfect. Unfortunately this powder does not come with a make up sponge applicator which I would have liked so I have to use my own. You're able to re powder your face through out the day if you feel like your skin may look oily and the powder doesn't build up or look cakes no matter how much you apply. I have never tried any of the other shades as translucent has always worked for me. 5/5

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      04.12.2014 11:04
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      • "good quality"
      • "low price"

      Disadvantages

      • "simple packaging"

      Very good product

      I bought this powder two times in transparent tone. This product definitely worth it't money, I like it very much. This powder is very soft and delicate, long-lasting (if you put it on you liquid foundation, bb- or cc-cream). Product makes skin matt and smooth, it can even hide little spots on your skin. Better application is when using a big powder brush. There is 14 g of product in the box, it is very much. For it's price, product is perfect, except packaging. Packaging is very simple, made of cheap plactic, without sponge and mirror, it is not easy to use powder somewhere except home where you have own mirror.

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      23.11.2014 13:56
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      • MATTE

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      • "BAD PACKAGING"

      TRULY AMAZING

      This is a great budget powder. Easily, I'd say the best thing about it is the price, a bargain at £4, which is why I have repurchased it so many times. I use the shade 001 transparent, which I very much like. It gives a nice matte finish, and I really like the way it leaves my skin feeling after I put it on. It doesn't feel cakey, and it helps reduce my shine, my nose is usually somewhat oily at lunchtime, but it does help. I use it every single day, and it lasts a reasonable amount of time. However, the packaging isn't very good at all. On my first one, a few days after I touched pan, the whole powder crumpled, so I had lots of clumps of powder in the man, which I used awkwardly for the rest of the month. On my second, I took it travelling to Italy, and upon arrival, the lid and cracked and broke! Annoying, and can't take my second one anywhere now. Good job it is so cheap, if not I would not be buying it again! So in short, great product and price, but bad packaging! This is an essential for every makeup bag it's easy for on the go and just such a great product that gives matte results always and so good for the price the packaging is like most drugstore powders I don't really like it because the lids breaks so easily the powder however never really smashes.this is defiantly a good powder for starting off in makeup and I really love it of course I would buy it again because I have so many times before

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      30.09.2014 20:36
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      • "Lasts a good length of time"
      • "Does not irritate skin"
      • "Reasonably priced"

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      Good brand, good powder, reasonably priced.

      I have been using this product for a few years now, and it really is great face powder.

      Firstly, the powder itself is nice and light, it doesn't feel heavy when you put it on. Which for me is quite important as I hate wearing "heavy" make up. I have used even powders before than can feel heavy once applied, so this is nice in comparison. Also, I have quite sensitive skin, and unlike other face powders I have used in the past, this does not irritate it at all. I usually use the product as a finishing touch or a "top up" to my make up during the day - quick and easy, and not messy like it can get if you top up with liquid foundations!

      I also find that generally, it wears well, and lasts a reasonable amount of time. It does reduce shiny patches, which obviously is great! It also has a reasonable coverage, without using too much. I wouldn't say that it particularly reduces the appearance of pores though, but then, from a powder, I'm more bothered about it reduces any shiny patches!

      The price is reasonable - usually between £3.50 and £4 depending on if there is an offer on. The compact seems to last for ages too, but one thing that really irritates me but is not unique to this brand is that when you are nearing the end of the compact, it just "crumbles" into clumps - bit annoying but not really a deal breaker.

      Overall, a good face powder from a decent brand, at a reasonable price.

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      27.07.2014 23:56
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      Rimmel stay matte powder , a real bargain

      I love trying out new powders as I have never found one that satisfied me and set my makeup in very all day. I recently picked this one up from superdrug and up to now I have to say that I am very impressed indeed. This powder was from rimme a well known brand in the uk. It was very reasonably priced as it was only around three pound. It comes in very simple packaging but I don't really mind for the price. The powder itself comes in a range of shades including translucent which is one of my faves. The coloured powders are actually very pigmented and have a decent amount of colour, that is why you do need to make sure you pick the correct shade for your skin tone. The powder has a crown image on it but that comes of in the first use. The powder is very good at controlling oil and making your face look less shiny throughout the day . It is also great for setting your makeup like your concealer, it prevents it from moving and creasing on your face throughout the day. You can also set your lipstick with this powder. All you have to do is apply this lipstick then put a piece of toilet roll over your lips and powder over it. This trick does work better with a loose powder but this works too. This trick makes your lipstick last much longer and prevents lipstick marks on your drinking glass. Hope this helped xx Imogen

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      10.06.2014 12:18
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      • "Matt skin and even looking tone "
      • "Great colour "

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      • "No sponge "

      One of the best for the price

      I have tried loads of different powders over the years but one of the best ones that I have used is also one of the cheapest ones. Rimmel stay matte pressed powder comes in a plastic compact. Unfortunately there is no sponge applicator in the compact so you need to use your own. I use this one on days when my skin is looking good and I don't need a foundation or else I am wearing a lightly tinted moisturiser because this powder is coloured and I think that it gives my skin an even look and a hint of colour without the need for foundation. If my skin is not looking its best then I wear a foundation and use a transparent powder but for light make-up days this is the best one. The powder is available in a selection of different colours and make sure that you test them out first because for a powder this gives a surprising amount of colour and you don't want to get anything too light or too dark. The powder does a great job of keeping shine at bay and it lasts for hours. It makes my skin looks very smooth and clean as well as making it look even and toned. It is also really inexpensive to buy as it only costs 3.99 whereas I have bought pressed powders from premium brands before than cost 4 times the price of this and they haven't been as good as this one. This gives a very natural look and as long as you get the right shade to match your skin tone it is very difficult to see that you are wearing anything on your skin other than the fact that you have much better more even and shine free skin than you would normally have.

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      27.04.2014 16:35

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      • "Keeps face matte"
      • "Stops shine "

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      Great product - especially for its price!

      I got this powder a while ago in the shade ''transparent'' , I didn''t get a coloured one as I felt this was a safe option, I didn''t want to risk getting a colour that didn''t fit my skin shade. I apply the powder over my face using a large powder brush. I find I only need to use two sweeps of the brush to cover my t-zone and bring the remaining powder down on to the other areas of my face. I find that I have had it about 3 months yet I haven''t used that much. It''s going to last me quite a while! The powder does a good job for its price: it stops shine in your t-zone, keeps your face matte and your make up doesn''t stray. Sometimes I do find that it can look a little cakey and I just have to brush off the excess powder using the powder brush with no powder on. That seems to work for me. The reason I chose this powder was because the youtuber Tanya Burr - who has released a lipgloss and nail varnish line herself - recommends it an awful lot! She says that she loves it. I watch her videos regularly and she often uses high end products so for her to choose a Rimmel powder as her favourite out of hundreds of more expensive products it must be good! Overall this is a great powder it does it''s job and for its price I don''t think you could go wrong. It''s long lasting, good value and a good makeup product!

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      10.03.2014 19:03
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      £3.99 that you won't regret spending

      I first picked up the Rimmel Stay Matter powder about three years ago when I was doing a quick trip into town in between lectures at university. I'd basically been in a rush that morning and hadn't powdered and I was feeling a little bit shiny.

      Anyway, I picked up the shade Sandstorm which is one of six shades (Transparent, Pink Blossom, Peach Glow, Sandstorm, Silky Beige and Warm Beige) and three years on, it's still going strong.

      I have since found out that Youtube sensation Tanya Burr loves the Stay Matte Powder too and she uses it in Transparent which would be a good one for everyone as it's completely undetectable colour-wise on the skin.If ever there was a reason to love a powder, Tanya's recommendation would be it.

      I use mine every day after applying foundation. I apply a light dusting using my Real Techniques Powder Brush, focusing on my T-Zone and chin.

      In terms of colour, I can't see the shade Sandstorm on my skin at all so I would say that if you're choosing a shade, go for Transparent, because the colour pay off isn't there anyway.

      That's not what we're using it for though, and in terms of mattifying the skin and keeping makeup in place all day (the real reason we're using it), it is fantastic. The best powder I have ever used in fact.

      It isn't cakey or drying and it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin at all.

      And the best part, it costs £3.99!

      I cannot fault the powder. It does what it says on the tin. I think everybody needs a Stay Matte Powder in their life.

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      08.03.2014 10:00
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      Pressed powder

      Rimmel powder

      I don't often wear powder but sometimes when I am going out at night and want my foundation to have a bit more staying power I do opt for a powder.

      This costs £3.99 and is available from chemists and supermarkets. It is I believe at the lower end of the price range for this kind of product but if it does the job then I'm not one for fancy names and prices.

      It promises up to 5 hours natural shine control And to minimise the appearance of pores, and apparently contains natural minerals to help achieve this.

      The product comes in a plastic tin like container with a lift on put back on lid. This isn't the greatest design for keeping th lid on top of the product as there is no catch to actually close the thing. I have the transparent powder which is apparently colourless but it is available in seven shades including pink blossom and sandstorm, so going through the shades of pinks and browns.

      The product itself is a pressed powder and to apply I have to move my powder brush on the surface of the powder so that the powder is picked up by the brush. I usually use loose powder so I was a bit dubious about whether or not it would pick up the powder, but it does this easily and my brush comes up so With plenty of the powder on it. One positive point is that it's really not as messy as loose powder and I don't have powder falling all over the floor. The powder is then easy to apply over the face and because this is transparent I can apply all over my face without adding colour, but to set my make up.

      VERDICT...

      this is a reasonably priced powder which is easy to apply and lasts for ages. I have now had mine for a couple of months and I don't even seem to have dented the centre. I do however thing that given the design of the lid, it will have to be thrown out because the lid cracks and then the powder cracks and gets dirty rather than me using all of the product. That then is the down side, the fact that the lid isn't strong at all and doesn't close.

      The powder doesn't have any colour and does make my make up last longer without making my skin look obviously powdery. It causes me no adverse effects and is easy ore move using my usual make up remover.

      Thanks for reading

      Daniela xx

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      07.01.2014 01:53
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      A great powder, which really does control the 'shine'

      As a self-confessed make-up addict I buy and test a lot of make-up products. Mainly because I am usually never fully satisfied with using just one make-up product.
      Now, I normally use the Collection 2000 pressed powder, to set me foundation. However while browsing in Superdrug this Rimmel stay matte powder caught me eye. I had actually heard about this in a magazine quite a while ago and I was really interested.

      When I wear my foundation my skin can look a little oily, much to my annoyance! So using a pressed powder or setting powder is most certainly a must for me! I have actually tried quite a number of pressed powders from different brands in the past.

      Usually when I wear other pressed powders, I have to make sure I bring them out with me whether it be during on the day or a night out, to touch up. With this product, I brought it out with me once, but when I checked my make-up (to my surprise) I did not need to touch it up! My make-up looked the same from when I had first put it on 3 hours previous! And in my books this was very impressive, especially for my skin type!
      This product actually states that it is good for 'up to % hours shine control,' and I would say in my opinion this statement would be quite accurate.

      I would say that if you did reapply this product, it may become caked looking. This can happen with many pressed powders if they are over applied, but with this product and it lasting power you really won't have worry about re-applying it!

      This products container is very much the standard container you find with most pressed powders. It has a clear plastic lid which when pressed, fits onto the bottom lid. The shade I have been using is 001 Transparent, which is perfectly suited to my skin tone when using other brands I have not always been able to find the right shade suited for my skin!

      This Rimmel powder is actually £3.99 from Superdrug. Which I actually think is a reasonable price for, in my opinion, a great quality product.

      Thanks for reading!

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    Up to 5 hours natural shine control with natural minerals / Helps minimise the appearance of pores / Dermatologically tested.