I love this powder!! I am a high end user, but this affordable drugstore powder is the best I've ever used! It covers flawlessly and works on all skin types. I've recommended to everyone I know and they all love it. You will not regret the $5 you spend! My only complaint is the cheap packaging and lid the does NOT twist on or off like its supposed to. Overall, I use it everyday and will buy over and over again. It is my HG powder!
I absolutely love this powder because it keeps my skin from looking oily for a truly remarkable price. I am especially impressed with the way my skin looks natural and not like I piled on my makeup. I recommend using a powder brush to apply this product so that your face gets an even application.
LOVE this product! Although I completely despise the liquid foundation, this pressed powder is absolutely amazing. It keeps me matte for at least 6-8 hours and the shade sandstorm gives me a slight color when I just want to use it with concealer. The only not so great thing is the packaging, since I feel that it's not as sturdy as other packages from other brands. But oh well, what really counts is the product inside, and that I highly recommend for oily and combination skin.
This blows MAC MSFN out the water....with MAC MSFN i get shiny within the hour...looks fab at first then those damn minerals just make my oily skin glow like nothing else...but even though Rimmel Stay Matte with natural minerals has minerals in it doesnt make me glow like other mineral products do. It never looks cakey, it hasn't broke me out, its SO CHEAP, I have 1 in my makeup draw, 1 in the car 1 in my handbag...you can afford to as they are so cheap. I wish the packaging was a little more sophisticated but thats my only grumble. I use this over my Estee Lauder double-wear (tawny) and it sets it beautifully without looking powdery...it photographs very well, and when used with a powder puff and pressed onto the face it makes pores disappear and skin looks flawless.
I have combination skin - oily on nose and chin, and dry everywhere else. Therefore I only use this on the oily parts of my face. I bought this because my oils shiny skin was annoying me so much, and I only had a bit of change on me. It cost only £3! I thought it would be rubbish quality, but I was pleasantly surprised! It is nice and light - not at all cakey. I use it with an Eco tools brush which applies it very evenly. My only issues are that the packaging is bad quality - the sides of the lid have cracked and chipped. Also it is not compact or easy to travel with. I would definitely reccomend it!!
I am a girl with some crrrrrrazy oily skin. It is bad, people. And on top of that, I have hereditary acne (not severe, just moderate). So I need foundation that can hide all my imperfections while not sliding off my face in an hour because of my oil.
I have recently switched to high-end makeup instead of drugstore makeup, but I still have my cheap favorites that I occasionally go back to. Rimmel's Stay Matte Pressed Powder is one of those.
-Very light weight.
-Covers well (for a few hours, until I get oily) but doesn't look or feel heavy.
-Does SUPER whenever you use it to touchup (when you blot beforehand) and looks just as good as when you first applied your makeup to your whole face rather than the obvious "I just touched up" kind of thing.
-I'm pretty sure I paid $4 for this little beauty.
-This is tied for my favorite drugstore press powder, the Revlon Colorstay Powder Foundation, and only does take the lead because of the packaging issues (explained in the cons.)
-This is not a compact. :( It is just a pan, with the makeup, and a pop on lid.
-Doesn't come with a sponge, puff, brush, or any form of application assistance.
-Whenever you swil your brush, puff, sponge, etc. on the product, there tends to be a lot of excess foundation that comes up with it and is in terms wasted.
-Not very travel friend because of packaging.
-Whenever you do start to use the product so much that it "pans out," the foundation starts to loosen and crack, and therefore seperates into chunks and becomes rather unusable.
Despite the cons, I think that this foundation is great considering the price and what it does for me.
I wear this over EL Double wear. Sets my makeup perfectly and I do stay matte. Don't have to take it with me for touchups, doesn't look cakey. Great powder! Wish the packaging was better though.
I have dry skin that is sometimes combination in the summer, but overall not oily and usually need moisturizer.. so i use tinted moisturizer instead of foundation and like to set it with this powder. i have to say it removes a little bit of the yellow ( LM spf20 NUDE ) which is nice because on camera at night it can come off pretty yellow without the powder. It can be a little dusty looking when i haven't exfoliated or moisturized properly, but that is my fault. the only thing i don't like is the lid. just like my NYC bronzer, i am always scared the lid will come off and mess up my makeup bag.. otherwise i like this product a lot, plus it is cheeeeeap and lasts for ever.
I bought this powder for my thirteen-year-old daughter who needs some shine control and a little coverage. The shade looks perfect and it is a nice product. Since we use our own brushes, it wasn't a big deal there was no powder puff with it. The major drawback is the lid doesn't stay on. It she wants to take it somewhere, she'll have to put a rubberband around it. Boo. I would probably purchase again for the price and the fact that it works well.
I really like this product as it gets rid of the T-zone quite well and lasts quite a while, I apply it in the morning and usually have to re apply by lunch time, but for a cheaper pressed powder this is pretty good. I love the fact it has minerals as this is better for your skin and gives a nicer finish. The packaging, like all cheaper powders is not great, the lid will crack and the writing wears off so you forget what its called, but the product within is definately worth the price you pay. The colours are very easily matched and it doesnt seem to matter too much if you get slightly the wrong colour as they seem to blend in quite nicely with your own skin tone.