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Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder Review

Are you tired of having your perfect makeup ruined, thanks to your oily skin? When it comes to your base, it eventually comes down to how you set your foundation and concealer. This is where your compact enters the picture – to save your face from turning into a big, greasy mess! I’m going to review the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder and if you want to know how this compact performs, read on because you just might find your new favorite pressed powder!

According to what the brand claims, Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder gives you up to 5 hours of natural shine control with natural minerals. It helps minimize the appearance of pores and is also dermatologically tested.

  • Controls oil and shine
  • Leaves you with a fresh, natural finish
  • Blurs out the appearance of pores
  • Good for your skin
  • Light mineral formula
  • Dermatologist tested

With my combination skin type, it’s hard to keep shine and oil at bay, especially in my T-zone. I was very excited to try this powder as it claimed to give me “natural shine control with natural minerals”. I have light to medium skin tone, and I picked this up in my shade, which is ‘Silky Beige’. Let me give you the gist of all its features, and you’ll find out how this compact works. Here’s my experience with it!

This pressed powder is smooth and is tightly packed in its case. You don’t see any fallout when you use this with a brush. Even though its texture isn’t chalky, I’ll have to say, it’s not the silkiest either. It’s somewhere in the middle and is certainly a good bargain. Coming to the fragrance, it smells a little synthetic and artificial. However, the smell fades away in some time of application.

Coverage And Efficacy

This one’s majorly for setting your makeup, and it’s best if you don’t expect much out of the ‘coverage’ factor as it’s very sheer. The primary purpose of this compact is to cover faint redness, light acne scars, and discoloration, and this it does well. It left my face looking natural and also gave it a nice, even, matte effect. It feels very light on the skin and does not give you that dreaded cakey effect. It controls shine and keeps my T-zone matte for a good 3-4 hours, after which I need to re-touch.

Staying Power

I wasn’t very impressed with its staying power. It does the trick for about 3-4 hours and requires frequent touch-ups. It’s not the best compact to control oil during a hot summer day and is definitely hyped when it comes to this area.


*This product can be purchased at UNI Cosmetics stores.