Rimmel London Stay Matte Compact Pressed Powder: Review

While most of my friends run towards Sephora the moment we enter the Select City Mall, I run to the opposite direction  to look for Parcos. Why? Well they are two reasons… the first one being that the staff and stock at Sephora sucks these days and second…Parcos has Rimmel London products πŸ™‚
I have been trying alot of products from Rimmel since the time they have been available in India, and even then the fact that they offer such good quality at such affordable price never ceases to amaze me.  This time I bought a foundation (I am currently trying it…so I will talk about some time later) along with the Stay Matte Compact Pressed Powder which I am going to talk about today.

Price:  Rs. 195 for 14 gms.

The Rimmel London Stay Matte Compact Pressed Powder in a very simple packaging. The powder is in a round beige plastic tub with a transparent screw on lid. There is no sponge/ puff applicator with it ( though Parcos gave me a free puff for it, which was pretty cheap and useless). Looking at the packaging you can’t help but doubt whether it is safe to carry it around but fortunately the lid tends to stay in its place. I just wish they had added a mirror to the packaging as it would have come very handy especially when you are trying to touch up on the go.

On application you can easily notice that the powder is very finely milled because of which the texture is really soft and blends in your skin effortlessly. If you are looking for a heavy coverage compact then this definitely not it as the coverage this provides is pretty sheer which I personally really like as it gives me a very natural look. 

Usually when I am reviewing a base product, I usually see that the shade selection available is always pretty restricted. Rimmel on the other hand gives you 8 shades to choose from. The one that I got is 006 Warm Beige and it matches my skin tone to the tee πŸ˜€
Coming to the company’s claim of 5 hours stay matte effect…well its definitely not true. The oil control factor does not work on my oily skin for beyond 2 hours after which I do have to blot or touch up. The good thing is that with most powders I avoid multiple touch ups because after a while they end up giving me a cakey look but I don’t really have to worry about that with this product because its pretty light on the skin

The only thing that bothers me about this compact is the fragrance. I am pretty tolerant when it comes to fragrant cosmetics but the one that this has is very weird . Thankfully, the fragrance fades after a while so its still tolerable.
Overall, I am loving this product right now. I know it doesn’t keep skin oil free for long but it works pretty well considering how oily my skin is, plus its so affordable and gives me a very natural look and doesn’t look cakey at all. I would recommend you to try it…If you don’t have Parcos in your city, you can order it online from Slassy.com. 
Have you tried Rimmel London Stay Matte Compact Pressed Powder?
Did you like it?
Drop a comment to share your views πŸ™‚
  • This is one of the BEST compacts out there. Love it too. Nice review πŸ™‚

  • I just love this πŸ™‚ Easily HG compact .. You reviewed it beautifully girl πŸ™‚
    Nice clicks <3

  • Sounds great!

  • Sounds good!

  • I got the same sometime ago but haven't used it enough to comment.

  • Thanks Sahana πŸ™‚

  • Oops…its ok as I mentioned slassy.com has Rimmel products too πŸ™‚

  • Thanks…..I wouldn't call it my HG compact because it doesn't stay on me for too long but yes its definitely one of the better compacts that I used

  • Looking forward to your review Nivedita πŸ™‚

  • Thanks Preeti πŸ™‚ Even i don't prefer using compact in winters because my cheek are becomes a little dry…I prefer loose powder

  • Looks nice but I have a dry skin so might not be a great choice for me!! πŸ™‚