I bought this on a whim one day at the Shoppers Drug Mart - not pleased. The powder is like other drugstore powders I've tried; heavy, cakey and cheap looking. I ended up using it as a eyebrow highlighter/blender (for when eyeshadow looks too dark) and for that it works pretty well. That's the only reason I haven't thrown it out! Save your money and spend it on a high-end pressed powder, you won't be sorry.
for a drugstore product- i am impressed. i use the "transparent" color- which is very light, and a good shade for me. this powder is excellent- the container is huge, perfect for swirling your brush around in. the powder is fine, and gives excellent coverage, without looking chalky. it keeps my face looking matte and keeps any shininess at bay for hours. it definitely rivals some of the higher end products, and i have spent loads on other high end loose and pressed powders that haven't even compared. for the price of this powder (i got this for $5 CAD when the drugstore had a 20% off sale on), it's a real winner. i would definitely repurchase. the only drawback to this product is the lid on the container, which doesn't stay put. so i just slip the container into one of those little black sephora baggies, and it does just fine.
I like this - it is a good matte powder, but the packaging is terrible if you plan on carrying it with you. For less than a dollar more, try Jane pressed powder that comes in a much more portable compact.
I bought this product based on the reviews here and was extremely pleased with it at first, but after a few days of using it, I started getting some pimples on my face (which I have not had that often as an adult). Sometimes I have sensitive skin, so I assume I had an allergic reaction. I tried to find a list of ingredients, but it's not on the product nor are the ingredients listed on the Rimmel or Coty web site pages for this product (Coty is their parent company). So I emailed Coty to ask for the list of ingredients, telling them that I had an allergic reaction, and I have heard nothing yet from them. Customer no service and bad consumer relations. The product says on the back that it is "dermatologist tested," but it does not state non-comedogenic or non-acnegenic. So buyer beware. I saw reviews below from others that have also had pimples/bumps appear after using this. I guess you get what you pay for. I'm going back to Aveda or another powder.
I read a article in a beauty magazine that if you are oily you should use this powder with Mayabelline foundation. I have to say yes this is helping alot. I did not care for the package at all.
i am a PPP/LLL, and i am wearing this powder in '001 Ivory.' it actually looks a lot darker in the package than it does wehn it's applied, which kind of threw me for a loop initially. when i first put it on, i applied it with the sponge applicator that came with it, which was a bad idea... that didnt blend it too well. the other posters are right...it DOES need to be applied with a brush. i was surprised at the smoothness of the texture....it seems to be VERY finely milled, and, somehow, is almost creamy-feeling (even though it's oil-free and controls shine)! i put it over my aveda moisture + tint, which has taken away the greasy feel of the moisturizer (see my review for THAT). this stuff made my face matte right away, and blends REALLY well with my skin color. for the cheap-ass drugstore price, i am HIGHLY impressed, since my HG is aveda foundation powder in dual aster (obviously, i'm looking for something cheaper...). i had never even considered buying rimmel for a foundation, but it got quite a few raves on MUA, so i gave it a shot....and i'm glad i did. i'll see how it holds out the rest of the day, and i'm excited to play around with using it over different bases (such as my usual: philosophy's the present). anyway, it's definitely good stuff!! now i am excited to try other rimmel products. :) ****UPDATE**** ok, after wearing this stuff for a whole day, i'm ready to vomit. it got SOO cakey! i tried it several more times with different bases, but i don't think this is going to work out. *sigh.* this was probably not a good choice for my combination skin. i bet it would sit well with oilier girls, though. also, it smells super-funky....in a very BAD way. good luck, all!
This is the only powder I use and I like it very much!! I may try the Lancome Matte powder soon tho!!
.....this is a very good product, although i have purchased in a supermarket this is a very good product. Iam very surprised to say since iam a very picky "base" person but this is so far one of my staples i use in the morning. I have tried BB's press/loose, shiseido-luminese/powdery fndn etc.. and so far I cannot complain. This cost $7.00 and I have this in Transparent. I use this to set my concealer and I look very polished.
Update: I find this looks a but powdery in the morning, now i use it for the most oiliest days or in the evening to perfect the blank canvas.
I didn't mind this Rimmel powder, however I believe it was making my skin break out in little red spots. I don't like how Rimmel doesn't put their ingredients on the package and they don't specify whether the powder is oil-free or non-comedogenic. Also, I have the infamous t-zone shine and found this "5 hours shine free" guarantee didn't hold up. It lasted about two before I had to blot and reapply the powder. However, the powder DOES go on smoothly and is not noticeable. For the price, I think it's a super buy.
I don't like this powder very much. It makes my Asian skin look washed out. The only good thing about this powder is the price. It's cheap, and it does keep my skin shine-free, though the performance is no better than any other powder. I also dislike the fact that it does not come with a puff or brush to apply with.