Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Well Hello Matt(e)

Hello there lovelies

I don’t have oily skin but when I’ve put foundation on my skin can look quite shiny which is not a good look for me, it doesn’t look dewy or glowy it just looks greasy and sweaty- not my desired look. Therefore I like to matte any shine with the use of a powder and I like to be able to add my own glow with the use of a highlighter. Just before Christmas I got 2 Rimmel nail varnishes and the shop had a 3 for 2 offer on Rimmel products, there wasn’t anything else that I needed so decided to give the Stay Matte powder a try as it’s an absolute bargain at £3.99 and it wouldn’t have been the end of the world if I’d hated it. I don’t hate it I absolutely love it, this is one of the best high street powders I’ve ever tried, I use the shade transparent and that exactly what it is, it mattes any shine without being a heavy cover up powder that clogs pores and leaves you looking heavily made up. This finely milled powder is so lightweight and leaves skin feeling velvety smooth. It also has good lasting power too, I may re-apply a little to my forehead after it being on for a good 6 hours but I can go without touching up as it doesn’t need it, sometimes I just like to. Granted the packaging is somewhat questionable. This product would be much more desirable with better packaging. I’m always worried the lid is going to pop off in my bag. The packaging is one of the reasons I think this product is overlooked and underrated(and hard to make it look pretty in a photo). Put this lovely product in a sleek compact that clicks closed and it would be perfect. This has become one of my staple products which is why I chose to repurchase it over my usual No7 one. It’s very affordable and exceeds expectations, I’m so pleased I decided to try it and will continue to use it.

I highly recommend this product and for the price you can’t really go wrong, it would be a good product to use if your just starting to wear face powders and familiarising yourself with them, it’s a nice light translucent powder perfect to wear alone on good skin days, if only Rimmel would just change the packaging.

Have you ever tried this powder? What face powders would you recommend?

Until next time


  1. I have this too and I really like it and a great price too!
    Rachel x

  2. I'm definitely getting this after my current powder wears out, great review :)

    Ellie xx |

    1. Thankyou. I highly recommend it especially for the price. xx