Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder

I recently tweeted asking if any of you would benefit from some budget beauty posts and lots of you said you would, so here is the first; the review of the face powder I’m wearing at the moment.

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder

in 005 Silky Beige

Available for around £3.99 in pharmacies & supermarkets

I use a big fluffy brush to apply a sweep of this powder to my face to set my foundation.  It provides a very matte look and keeps my face shine free all day which I love.  It copes really well under heat and lights so it is perfect for use on a night out.  It also looks lovely when applied without any foundation underneath for a natural, barely-there daytime look.

The powder itself isn’t very finely milled and I find that it has to be applied using a light hand otherwise you can run the risk of it looking too heavy and cakey, once you’ve got the hang of this though, it can work very well in your favour and really help to create that flawless look.  This is a great option if you’re on a budget and have oily skin.

One thing I must say about the Rimmel powder is that the shade selection isn’t very vast; perfect if you have very light skin but if you’re tanned you have no chance with this powder, at least from the shades that I have seen, which I think is a shame as many are missing out and they really should have some darker selections; believe it or not the one I have above is the second darkest and I certainly couldn’t wear it when tanned and I’m pale skinned to begin with!

What is your favourite pressed powder?

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