Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder – Review & Swatches


Hey dearies,


Today I have got quite a different product to review from the products I have reviewed in the past. It’s the Rimmel London Stay Matte pressed powder. The last time I remember I tried a compact was in my childhood. Whenever my family used to go out for dinners or social gatherings, my mom used to apply her Lakme compact (the historic Lakme compact – dark brownish plum square box). I used to love copying her that time as I thought it would make my skin look flawless, I soon gave up on it as it disinterested me and I felt like it looked cakey. I was never interested in compacts or pressed powders after that.




This time I specifically wanted to buy a pressed powder as sometimes the BB or CC creams make you feel greasy and especially in summers even the quick absorbent daily creams leave a thin oily film on your face. So when I was at the Rimmel counter buying this lovely Scandal eye stick (reviewed here), I came across this pressed powder and tried it out. To find out whether I loved it or not continue reading…



Product Claims:  Control shine for up to five hours with this matte finish powder by Rimmel. Up to 5 hours natural shine control with natural minerals. Helps minimise the appearance of pores. Dermatologically tested. Available in 7 shades.



Price: Rs. 230 for 14 g







Package Description: The pressed powder comes in a round pan which is beige in colour and has a transparent lid. The packaging is not very sturdy but still travel friendly. The SA handed me a puff separately when asked. I am not sure if it was randomly taken from somewhere as the name engraved is different. Luckily, the puff works quite well with the product. It’s just that once you open the plastic, storing the puff is an issue. I hate storing it inside the pressed powder as I find it a bit unhygienic. I love pressed powders where they provide a puff in a separate section.




Product Details: Rimmel London Stay Matte pressed powder is a quite famous drugstore compact among a lot of makeup gurus in the UK.  I purchased this pressed powder in the shade ‘005 Silky Beige’ and I think it suits my skin tone perfectly. I know there are quite a few compacts that look patchy if applied with a puff but it does not happen in this case. The ‘Stay Matte’ powder gives you a smooth finish without making you look cakey. Rimmel London Stay Matte is a great powder for a light matte effect and to set your foundations or tinted moisturisers perfectly. It gives you a sheer coverage.









Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Natural Light



Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder with Flash

Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder with Flash



Hits – Rimmel London Stay Matte pressed powder


  • Feels light on the skin
  • Contains natural minerals
  • Very affordable
  • Does not look cakey
  • Can be used daily as it very light weight and does not break out your skin
  • Dermatologically tested
  • Available in 7 shades



Misses – Rimmel London Stay Matte pressed powder


  • Packaging could be a bit more classy
  • Extremely oily skin might need touch up after 3-4 hours
  • Doesn’t come with a  mirror



Rating: 9/10




Overall Verdict: I love how this product feels so light on the skin and gives it a matte effect. With 7 different shades available you will easily find a perfect match. I am actually quite happy to find such a worth trying compact and that too so affordably priced!



I personally think, all the Indian makeup brands apart from Maybelline should learn something from the brand ‘Rimmel London’. Inspite of being an international brand, the products are priced so economically and are great in performance! What do you think???



Lastly, I am quite happy that finally after a struggle of more than a month, All Girly Gossip is now live on mobile. Just type ‘allgirlygossip.com’ in the address bar on your apple or android phone and keep checking the new posts on the go..!!! The mobile website looks a bit pale but will work on it as soon as I find a professional help..










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