Rimmel Stay Matte Review

I've gotten a lot of questions about my opinions on the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent. Most of the questions have to do with how the transparent shade looks on my deep skin-tone or how long it lasts on my oily skin, so I thought I'd go ahead and review it!

The Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder comes in 7 different shades including the transparent shade. I normally see this priced around $4-5.

Some of the things I enjoy about this product is it's silky, smooth texture. It claims to minimize pores, and I feel like it does a decent job of blurring my pores. It also does not give my complexion a chalky look. I recommend using this with a big, fluffy powder brush to avoid that look.

I've tried lots of different powders since I'm so concerned with controlling my oil, and I'd say this does a pretty decent job of controlling it compared to the other powders I've tried. During the winter I can go 5+ hours without blotting my face, and during the summer I can go about 4 hours. I'm happy with the lasting power on this product because without it my skin would be oily in about 1 hour!

One thing I don't really like about this product is the packaging! I feel like everyone who has this complains about the packaging, but it's just really inconvenient! The plastic lid comes right off without any type of closure mechanism, so it is difficult to travel with.

Even though the packaging annoys me at times, I use this powder often! I like how it looks on my skin, the texture, and the lasting power. I use this to touch up too, so I like that it doesn't add extra coverage or look cakey. I do have setting powders that I like better than this one, like the Tarte Smooth Operator powder, but I still would repurchase this because the price is really good!

Do you use translucent powders to set your makeup? What's your favorite brand?


  1. I think the packaging would annoy me too much haha! I don't actually use any translucent powders but will try one out at some point :) x

  2. The package is terrible but their products are amazing !

  3. This is one of my Holy Grail products, I'm glad you enjoy it too!

  4. I love this powder! I use the transparent shade too and it's definitely an HG product for me!


  5. I'll have to try this! Your blog is cute! I'm following you now via Bright Side Beauty Blog Hop. Check mine out? Thank you!

  6. I have wanted to try this but I didn't know they had a transparent shade. I will for sure try this now :)

  7. I like translucent powders so I may give this one a try...although I don't need it since I have the Ben Nye and the MUFE HD lol


  8. Love their bronzer!
    FYI - giveaway at my blog!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle


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