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Monday, 9 September 2013

Rimmel London Stay Matte Compact Pressed Powder Review



Rimmel London Stay Matte Compact Powder Review

Hi everyone!

If you are an oily skinned beauty then you may know how important compacts can be to mattify and keep the skin matte throughout the day. I will review this Rimmel London stay matte compact which was launched along with their other products in India.
I was really surprised by how affordable their prices were in INR and this compact was on my mind for quite a long time but bad luck would hit me everytime I would go to buy it, as the shades lighter and darker were available and my shade was always out of stock. At last I got it a couple of weeks ago. Feels really good when you get something you have been after for quite a long time! :D
If you are wondering where to buy these online, then you can check Slassy.com, Rimmel London cosmetics are available on their site. It was earlier 190 INR but now the price says 230, I can imagine why that is, as ever since this range was launched in India they were selling like hot cakes. :D and also an imported product so cheap and affordable deserves that. Isn’t it?
Rimmel London Stay Matte Compact Pressed Powder Review
Rimmel London Stay Matte Compact Pressed Powder Review
These Rimmel Compacts are available in 7 different shades like-
Cashmere
Silky beige
Sandstorm
Warm beige
Mohair
Amber
Warm Honey


Rimmel London Stay Matte Compact Pressed Powder Review
Rimmel London Stay Matte Compact Pressed Powder Review

Rimmel London Stay Matte Compact Pressed Powder Review
Rimmel London Stay Matte Compact Pressed Powder Review

They have got one more shade I think, which is Translucent, I really wanted to try that one, but it isn’t available in India as of yet. So, I got Sandstorm 004 for me. It was an online purchase but thankfully the shade matched my face color perfectly. Happy me!! 

It comes with  a transparent Lid and beige colored body. It looks okay but isn’t classy though. However, the actual product makes it a star. Before telling you about the powder itself, you may have seen that it lacks a puff. I like using my compact with puff while I am touching up and while I am getting ready, I sweep it across using a powder brush or a kabuki.  Like both the ways but using a powder brush can give a more natural and even finish which I like but it kind of takes extra seconds as compared with the puff!

This Pressed powder has a very light and smooth texture which just dissolves flawlessly in the skin without making you look made up or anything like that. I am someone who doesn’t want heavy coverage as I am more into sheer light coverage so that my skin can feel and look like skin, I don’t mind even if some occasional pimple marks are shining through unless there is a grand ceremony to attend. :D

Rimmel London Stay Matte Compact Pressed Powder Review
Rimmel London Stay Matte Compact Pressed Powder Review

Rimmel London Stay Matte Compact Pressed Powder Review
Rimmel London Stay Matte Compact Pressed Powder Review

So, at times I will use a sunscreen and only this compact. By the way, you may not have noticed as the camera failed to reveal the fact that it has very tiny shimmer particles in it. Now, Don’t raise your brow, if you are not a fan of shimmers as the shimmers in this is very finely milled and is hardly visible but it does help creating a subtle glow when the particles reflects light and at the same time compact makes your skin matte.
I am using it all the time since I got it and love its light texture. But one thing here, it does not control oil for so long, as in your skin will start secreting oil within 2-3 hours. Other than that it is a steal at the price.

Rimmel London Stay Matte Compact Pressed Powder Review
Rimmel London Stay Matte Compact Pressed Powder Review

It’s so cheap and affordable that I will suggest it to everyone and also there are so many shades to choose from, that you won’t need an excuse not to try it out! Still if you want something similar as in the light weight texture. I would suggest try Revlon Touch and Glow Moisturizing compact and even our desi brand Lakme has 2 such compacts at very low price which I have tried and genuinely liked them.

Time for the good and the bad for the Rimmel pressed powder.

Pros
It is very affordable.
Available on slassy.com or Rimmel London counters.
They have got 7 shades to choose from so, I am sure there is one shade made to match your skin tone perfectly.
Full list of ingredients is mentioned at the back of the pan, so check if you are allergic to any one of the mentioned ones
Packaging is okay not bad at all.
It is safe and suitable for everyone and has not break me out or given me any comedones as a complimentary gift.
Light weight texture that blends so effortlessly that you feel you don’t have anything on.
Very fine shimmery light reflective particles that add a subtle glow without even visible to the eyes.
At the price the quantity is huge; it has 14g in it.

Cons
Lacks a puff so, you can use a powder brush or a separate puff to use it.
It only control oil for 2-3 hours at a max.

Rating- 4 out of 5

Take- Here’s a Compact Pressed powder from Rimmel London that is not only affordably cheap but also gives you 7 shades to choose from. It’s light weight formula and barely visible shimmers makes it a perfect everyday product which has proved itself worthy of the money spent on it, thereby making it a worth trying compact!
Niesha Jeenwal

I am Niesha, Editor of Indian Beauty Forever, a Science graduate turned Beauty Blogger from New Delhi who's blogging for more than 3.5 years and loves everything related to Makeup & Beauty.

Rimmel London Stay Matte Compact Pressed Powder Review Reviewed by Niesha Jeenwal on 2:48 pm Rating: 5 Rimmel London Stay Matte Compact Powder Review Hi everyone! If you are an oily skinned...

79 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting product :) nice review niesha as always :)

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  2. i have this with me and i love the product for the price it comes at and the quality it delivers!!

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  3. I love the effect you have got after blending the powder! It's dewy fish and I love it <3

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    1. It has some shimmers due to which it gives a glowy finish, I guess .:)

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  4. I have this and love it to the core...
    great review niesha...missing FOTD ..<3

    happy Ganesh Chaturthi dear :)

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    1. I like it too. :) Thank you dear.:)
      same to you.<3

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  5. I have used this one and it has been my fav, the only issue i had was the packaging, Idk whether it was just mine, but the lid was loose and I couldnt carry it in my bag. But as on dresser I love it completely .. Nice review :)

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    1. Even my lid is loose and I was thinking it was only with mine. I think it is with every piece. Thank you Shweta! :)

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  6. in my opinion its just the texture that is the usp of the product.. otherwise its similar in terms of oil control just like any other compact powder.. nice review Niesha :)

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    1. Absolutely dear!! Most of the compacts dont control oil for a very long time.
      Thank you.:))

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  7. Nice Review Niesh :) this is My HG pressed powder

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    1. Thank you Radha! :) It isn't my HG but i like it too.:)

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  8. Do You Think I Should Go For It?
    I'm Asking Coz of The Shimmer Thing and I Have Unforgiving Pores on My Face :-s

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    1. Even I have pores few pores on my nose as well and shimmer is hardly there. I think you can give it shot dear :)

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  9. I guess I am the only person who didnt like this one at all! Its clings to my dry patches and just makes it look even more horrible..i found it to be way too dry :(

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    1. Its good for normal to oily skin so, I can understand Parita, it would accentuate the dry patches. Thanks for letting this know, I will update the review.:)

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  10. The price is quite a catch. I will have to buy online because this brand has disappeared from our market. I am a big fan of compact for the sheer touch.

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    1. In that case, you will like it. Price is really attractive for this brand.

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  11. U r tempting me to try Rimmel. Currently i am loving Faces compact! Nice review Nieshu!

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    1. Thank you Meghu! :) You can try it once the faces one gets over.:)

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  12. Keep those reviews coming :)

    http://sandysandhu.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-asymmetric-black-skirt.html#.Ui3L9MakohU

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  13. Hi dear Niesha =)
    I bought and re-bought this powder many times!! It's very comfortable =)
    Nice review,
    kisses
    Marghe

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    1. Thank you Marghe!:) It is affordable and fares well at the price.:)

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  14. Nice review Niesh.
    I recently bought this one... i like it so far :)

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    1. Thank you Shirpa! :) It's really good. i like it too.

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  15. 7 shades!! That's gr8 :) Nice review niesh :)

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    1. Thanks dear! It's good na that we have so many shades to choose from rather than the light 3 shades. :)

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  16. I have this in the same shade..nothing much special about this product...i think lakme perfect radiance is far far better than this..sorry gurls who are damn crazy about this compact

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    1. It is decent at the price and even I would agree that if given a choice I would choose Lakme perfect radiance. It depends on personal preference though. :)

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  17. Its very economical at this price ..would give it a try when I run out of my current compact.

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  18. Have it. Love it. Can't imagine life without it. <3

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  19. I am currently using this and I luuuurve this!! But the lid is a little loose...
    Nice review!

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    1. Thank you Sreesha! I was thinking that only mine compact's lid is loose but it seems it's with every piece.

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  20. I have read such great review about Rimmel! I would love to try their products!

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    1. They are very affordable and good quality Demi! I hope you like them.:)

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  21. Sounds really great, cant wait to try this one :-)

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  22. Have heard so much about it. Well reviewed Niesha :)

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    1. Thanks dear! :) I wanted to try it since it was launched but my shade was always out of stock, finally got it! :)

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  23. I have dry skin with oily t-zone and powders make me look patchy and drier. But I wanted to try a very finely milled one without spending a fortune. I have no probs with the subtle shimmer and I liked how it showed up in the the blended swatch. Thanks. I will check this one out :)

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    1. I know dear, most of the compacts absorb oil and that is why dry skin gets even more dry. If you want a finely milled one then give it a try or Revlon touch and glow. I think Revlon would fare better for you.
      :) Thank you Gagan!

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    2. Thanks Niesha. That reminds me have you tried the Touch and Glow liquid foundation you had bought?

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    3. :) Ohh I completely forgot about that. Will try soon! Thanks dear for reminding me. It might me still lying in the other drawer.:)

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  24. Seems a good product. Nice review Niesha :)

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  25. Nice review Niesha, going to try it soon :)

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  26. Have heard so much about this powder.. will try it sometime surely . Nice review :)

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    1. Thank you Swati!:) I hope it suits you too!

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  27. Have heard so much about this one. Will surely try this soon sometime. Great review and nice pics :)

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  28. Am currently using it & loved it...Nice detailed review Niesha :)

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  29. sounds to be a good product,will love to try it
    nice review Niesha :)

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  30. I have just switched to it and I am loving it alot :)

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  31. like you dear, i am addicted to revlon touch and glow.. but at this price i would not mind giving RL a try! thanks for the post :)

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    1. same here Supriya! Revlon touch and glow is such a great product.:)
      Thank you dear!

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  32. suggest a shade for NC35 Nish!
    Its been on my wishlist ...like forever!

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    1. It was on my wishlist as well dear. :) I think you can try warm beige as per the swatches online. Hope it matches well. :)

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  33. nice review dear..love to try it...

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    1. Thank you Ruby!! :) You will love it's texture.

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  34. I'm a huge fan of this powder ! Specially because of the light weight texture !
    Great detailed review dear <3 <3

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  35. Hi All ,

    Can you please help me out for a right shade rimmel matte pressed powder , i have wheatish complexion(medium to fair)

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    1. Hi Gita, you can try silky beige or Amber. Though I have realized that most of their shades are pretty similar.

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  36. can you halp me out for a right shade for wheatish complexion (medium to fair) rimmel matte pressed powder

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  37. hey.. which shade goes on for my skin.. my skin tone is fair..

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    1. You can try this shade it is suitable for fair skin.

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