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.  Its 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 is terrible; perfect if you have very light skin but if you’re tanned you have no chance with this powder 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!

Before using this powder I was using the Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Pressed Powder which I had repurchased a couple of times and before that, the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Powder.  Out of the three, I much prefer the Collection 2000 as it is fantastic quality and works exceptionally well but I’ll keep my thoughts for my review.  I’ll be repurchasing it once this Rimmel one has ran out!

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