My oily skin has a life all it's own. I have tried a few setting powders that do help subside the oils a bit throughout the day, but the oil always finds a way to seep through one way or another. I needed something more, something long-lasting. That's where Rimmel comes in. Rimmel's Stay Matte Pressed Powder ($4.49) is constantly raved about all over the beauty community. So when I spotted it on my latest trip to Target, I decided to give it a try. There were other color selections of the stay matte powder, but I ended up going with the transparent one, being that I tend to favor sheer, translucent setting powders over tinted ones.
Rimmel's Stay Matte Pressed Powder comes housed in what I think is a pretty flimsy, plastic compact. I don't have a problem with the appearance of the packaging, but instead with the impracticality of it. The lid has no security. It's very loose and easily pops open without one bit of effort going into it. When I am on the go and bring this powder along with me, I assure that it's stored in a manner that eliminates any damage being done to my bag. I think the packaging would have been much better off if the lid had a screw on/off mechanism. But I digress.
Packaging issues aside, this powder performs exceptionally well-even better than the higher end stuff that I have relied on for so many years. The texture of the powder is amazing-smooth and fine. This helps create a flawless, seamless, and natural finish. My face does not look powdery or dry after application either, which is a huge plus. Upon further inspection, I do spot a few micro-shimmers in the powder, but they don't really translate on the skin much, nor do they look overbearing. I also want to mention that this powder does contain a fragrance, but luckily it's not too strong, nor is it noticeable once applied on the skin.
The setting powders that I have encountered usually keep my oily skin matte for about 2-4 hours. After that, the oil that seeps through the center of my face (forehead, nose, and chin) is inevitable. I have become used to reapplying the powders by mid-day, so you can all imagine my surprise when I didn't have to do such thing with Rimmel's Stay Matte Pressed Powder. I was astonished at how this powder kept my skin looking shine free, all day. Nine hours to be exact, which is the longest I have had this powder on. With results like this, I have no doubt that this powder can last for much longer, if need be.
Overall: The hype this product receives is very well deserved, I think. My oily skin is no match for this powder and I am declaring it a must-have in my everyday makeup routine. It's affordable, does the job, and it's seriously one of the best-if not the best, setting powder I have come across. If you have oily skin, I think Rimmel's Stay Matte Pressed Powder is definitely worth a try!
What do you all think of Rimmel's Stay Matte Pressed Powder?
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned above. I purchased this product for my personal use.