My initial reaction in the store to this was that it was going to be a great product to soak up my oil slick of a face. I got it home and i opened it... and the SMELL was soo strong that I almost returned it because i thought the fragrance would flare up my acne. I decided to keep it and i tried it, i tried to ignore the scent. this was a horrible setter for my foundation (revlon colorstay). it barely made my face matte. i was oily within a couple hours. overall, horrible product. It made my face reallly red and sensitive when I washed my face that night also. yuck! sorry for the novel guys, just my opinion.
This product does work but my face goes oily again after 2-3 hours. If you don't mind reapplying this then it's a good product. It's cheap and it does make you stay matte. I didn't have a problem with the lid coming off but I think Rimmel should make the packaging better. Maybe putting it in a compact would be better. Other than that, it's cheap, it works and it keeps your face matte. *Please note that I have extremely oily t-zone.
I love this product! I have been using I as long as I can remember. I put it on over my liquid foundation and concealer to reduce shine I also use it to reduce oil on my face. It is not cakey and it feels light and natural. 5 lippys!
This is a good powder for keeping the oil at bay. The packaging is not great, the lid cracks really easily, and it doesn't come with a brush. However, i found it to work well, and was cheap, which is a bonus. I wont repurcahse because I prefer to use Revlon's Photoready powder, but for people looking for a cheaper alternative, this is a great product.
I use this product as a setting powder. I also use the Maybelline Dream Matte Powder, but I find myself reaching for this power more often. I love the finish it gives! It leaves my skin soft, matte, and even. It just adds that extra kick on top of whatever foundation I am using.
I'm a 300 Golden Beige (Revlon Colorstay), 006 Medium Beige (Revlon Photo Ready), and NC30-NC35 (M.A.C) and I picked up the color Sandstorm. The one color up looked a bit too pink for my skin tone.
The packaging is pretty crappy though - I won't lie. That's where I took off one lippie. If you ever dropped it onto a hard floor, I could see the powder cracking into a million pieces. That's why I never carry it with me. I wish Rimmel would change the packaging - not the formula though!
Im a MAC junkie generally so im used to the studio fix powder, or minerlaized skin finish naturals. For me this rimmel pressed powder is almost as good as the studio finish powder, although it doesnt have any coverage, it's just as mattifying. and for the price this really cant be beat, i used MAC pressed powders to set my face but they are about $30 each and have the same amount of product as this Rimmel pressed powder. so now i use rimmel matte powder daily when i dont want to use up my pricier stuff. this would also be great for touch ups, but you miht want to put a rubber band around it because the lid comes off easily. but for $6, id really suggest trying this
First of all, this product lasts FOREVER. I used it almost everyday for a year before it ran out.
The color range is limited, and though I have tan skin, I bought a lighter color since I wanted a sheer setting powder to set my foundation rather than extra color on my face. It feels like pretty much any other powder, though it isn't as finely milled as more expensive brands. I have really oily skin so it only mattified it for about an hour, but that's my skin's fault and not Rimmel's. If you need super oil control, this isn't going to do the trick. It works absolutely fine for setting foundation, though. If you use it on it's own it probably won't do anything other than add powder. It doesn't offer any coverage since it isn't a powder foundation.
The packaging is pretty simple and the plastic cover can crack if you accidentally put pressure on it. It can also come off if you put it in a purse. The disk is pretty wide in diameter, which is nice as it allows you to really swirl your brush into it.
Overall, this is a basic powder that is really cheap and lasts a long time. It will set foundation just like any ol' powder will. It will mattify normal to dry skin, but it probably won't tame oilier skin.
what's so good about this? it didn't make my skin matte. I don't like putting on makeup at school because that's just awkward. I applied this in the morning after foundation, I was just as oily by the time I came back. Was I expecting too much? The cover of this powder even has "shine control; control excess sebum" but that's obviously not true!
Love this pressed powder. First off, itís inexpensive but it does what I want it to.. which is keep me matte! Iíve oily skin and use a full coverage foundation so the only thing I need out of my powder is to set my foundation, be sheer with out caking up and keep my skin matte. This does all that. Itís packed fairly tightly so you donít get a lot of product waste cast off when you swirl your brush, yet it picks up enough product to do what you need it to. Iím very pale in color and the transparent goes lovely over my skin tone. The package is a bit bulky but for the price it all works.
I love this product! It shouldn't have been named Stay Matte though because it does have very very slight shimmers (you would have to look closely). It is larger than my other powder and is very cheap and really does make my pores look noticeably smaller, and it makes my face look smoother. I don't really like the packaging because it doesn't stay closed at easily as I would like it to, and it looks very cheap.