Purchased this in 001- Ivory, for reference I wear MAC NC15, Revlon Buff, L'Oreal N1, Almay Buff, and Cover Girl Classic Ivory.
As a powder foundation this stuff didn't do it for me as I personally found it had no coverage compared to other powder foundations I have tried, liked, and loved over the years.
I have recycled this powder foundation into setting powder now for my liquid foundations. It seems to work well for that purpose without caking or oxidizing. Will finish the pan, but unsure if I'll repurchase at this time.
I really don't like this product . I bought it on sale for a couple bucks so it wasn't a big deal. It looks really cheap on, cakey look like its SO obvious youre wearing make up. Also, Rimmel has a horrible selection of colors. Its so limited and I doubt anyone has ever really found a half decent color match with their selections. Don't buy this, no matter how cheap it is!
I love this powder! it truly keeps me matte for around 5 hours, its easy on the wallet, the packaging is sleek and the match is perfect! (NC20, I use shade 103) I like using this on top of a thin layer of MAC' studio fix powder, or by itself depending on what kind of coverage I want. It also is very compatible with the Rimmel Stay Matte foundation, and Revlon colorstay. I'm super happy I stumbled upon this! I love trying new powder foundations :) I like applying this with a powder brush and a sponge combined. This would be great for people with oily skin, or anyone in general. The coverage is medium but buildable which is wonderful for controlling what kind of look you want.
After a awhile, this color turned into an ugly gray color in the pan :( I cam still use it. but I have to mix another powder with it otherwise it gives me a gray cast which isn't to great.
Small colour selection.
Must reapply often. (I have oily skin.)
this was an alright product for me. it looks great when i first put it on but after a couple of hours, i dont know if it's just me or the lighting, but it kinda looks darker. The color that i have is in sand and it matches my skin tone perfectly! The packaging sucks! When I brought it with me on a trip, the hinge broke and the powder got all cracked which made a total mess! anyways, I would go back and buy this product again until I find a better powder foundation.
I'm also surprised to hear so many complaints about this product. I happened to find one in a clearance bin at my local bed bath and beyond (yes, my bb&b sells makeup) and picked it up on a whim, just cuz it was like $2 or so. I got it in true ivory and it's a perfect match with my skin tone. I tossed the sponge and just use a flat top brush to buff it into my skin. And I love it! It's not super heavy coverage at all, i I would say it's fairly light coverage, and it does mattify my skin and take away the oilies in my t-zone. I just got a teensy bit of a tanrecently, so it's the perfect shade for me right now. I'm probably an NC25 or so in MAC. I've had absolutely no issues with it turning orange on me. It claims 6 hour of shine free and I would say that's just about right. After that, I need to start touching up. The only bummer is that I don't see this color as an option anymore on the Rimmel site, and I've actually never seen this product anywhere with the regular Rimmel stuff in stores. I only saw it in that clearance pile. Which makes me think I'll never be able to find it again. Bummer really, because I quite like it continued >>
One of the few products that I have hit pan on in my collection. I've been using this for years. I like the texture and staying power of it as well. I wear this in classic ivory and it hasn't failed me yet, use it as a setting powder for liquid foundation and touch ups during the day. It is great for summer.
I like the texture and finish of this foundation. I have slightly oily skin, and most of the time I am looking for only medium coverage. Mostly just evening out skin tone. I threw out the sponge applicator it comes with ( ew bacteria) and use a really soft kabuki brush. Actually the tiny travel size one from Eco Tools works great! It gives me an even application, and I find this keeps me matte for a few hours. It does build up if you keep re applying though so I usually will only re-apply once. Sometimes I just blot with a thin tissue and use a pressed powder when I am on the go. I have also used a light dusting of this over top of a tinted moisturizer ( Elizabeth Arden) and I like this combo. The packaging is not pretty, but it is functional, and the price is right. I will buy more, but I do go through it pretty quickly. I agree that the pan is a little on the thin side.
I'm not very sure as to why so many people are complaining about the colors being too dark. I have very fair skin and purchased Ivory and the powder blends in fine with my skin. Helps keep you matte with about 2 applications for up to 4-5 hours I'd say. As an all-over foundation it offers pretty sheer coverage that accomplishes the goal of evening out the skin tone for a daytime look. I personally like the packaging- it's quite simple and straightforward. Just use a nice kabuki brush and you're set.
I should mention, though, that for the price [I think I paid somewhere at $7?], you only get a thin layer of powder. Would have liked a little more bang for my buck :(
I have this in 005 Warm Honey, which is too orange/ruddy on my bare skin. However, my new moisturizer (Olay White Radiance UV Natural Lightening Lotion) gives my face a whitish cast, so when I use the Rimmel powder it's like putting color back onto my yellow-toned skin. Like in Pleasantville, lol.
So together they work great. I like the smooth finish of the powder, which lasts about 5 hours before I have to touch-up, and usually I only need to pat on my nose and forehead. Sometimes I don't even have to reapply, I just blot with a tissue. I work in an air-conditioned office the entire day, though, don't know how it will hold up outside.
If I have any dry patches it's usually because of the change of weather. I just rub in a bit of almond oil or Nivea creme to ease those up (thanks MUA for the recommendations!). But Rimmel doesn't highlight the flaky areas, unlike Maybelline PureStay!
My only gripe is the ugly packaging! I wish it were in a nicer grey or black color. The sponge also stunk after I used it wet a couple of times. So I'll try to use a powder/kabuki/flat top brush next time.
Since it's my most affordable option, I'll consider getting it again, but in another shade, Nude, and see if that's a better match. *crosses fingers* Hope it works out!