Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder 005 Review

Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder 005 Review
I’ll be reviewing the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder today in shade 005. I have been using this powder since the last winters which you can see from the pan how much I have used it! I thought of reviewing it before I’m done using it all.Rimmel-London-Stay-Matte-Pressed-Powder-005-Review

Product Description: 

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 minimize the appearance of pores. Dermatologically tested.

Price: Rs. 195 for 14 g

Shelf Life: 3 years

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My Take on Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder 005:

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder comes in a light brown plastic pan with a clear plastic lid. The lid opens easily as it doesn’t close by snap or lock, it is highly prone to breakage as I have seen many girls crying over their Rimmel powder being broken. There is no mirror or applicator provided with the powder and the packaging is really cheap, you can’t take this powder with you for touch-ups as you will have to carry a separate mirror and sponge applicator to do touch-ups.Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed PowderThe shade I have with me is 005 silky beige, which goes well with my skin tone, it just matches my skin tone without making it brighter or dull like any lighter or darker shade would do! I usually apply it with a kabuki brush which gives smooth coverage. The powder is finely milled but doesn’t have a silky texture. It doesn’t get cakey but on extremely dry skin or in winters, it can cake a bit and accentuate dry patches as I have experienced this in winters.Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder 005 ReviewRimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder 005 ReviewThis pressed powder has become like my go to face powder. I have used it so much that I’m on the way of emptying the pan now. I use it to do last touch up of my makeup and to set everything, plus to control any excess oil or shine I get from my base products. The powder has a sheer coverage, it just adapts to the skin tone and doesn’t give any coverage but helps cover a bit of redness. It controls shine and oil like magic and the oil controlling capability is up to 3-4 hours without touching up. It does take away the shine and excess moisturizer from my base products as well which I love as some of my tinted moisturizer and BB creams looks too dewy and shiny on me. For skin that gets oily pretty quick, you may need touch-ups after 3-4 hours but again touch-up is an issue with it as it doesn’t come with an applicator and a mirror so I’d suggest you to buy a separate sponge specially for this powder and keep it in the pan and then you can carry it with you for touch-ups. If I’m carrying this powder with me while I’m travelling, I carry a mini powder brush for touching up my makeup. It doesn’t clog pores or breaks me out and gives me a smoother, oil-free look.Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder 005 ReviewRimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder 005 ReviewRimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder 005 SwatchPros of Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder: 

  • Inexpensive.
  • Controls shine and keeps skin looking matte.
  • Staying power is 3-4 hours.
  • Doesn’t clog pores or breaks me out.
  • A very good affordable option for oily skinned beauties.
  • Total six shades available.
  • Shade 005 is a perfect match for my skin tone.
  • Applies and blends well.
  • Feels very light, so perfect for no makeup look days.
  • Covers a bit of redness.

Cons of Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder:

  • Cheap filmsy packaging, doesn’t even come with a mirror and an applicator.
  • Can cake up on dry skin and accentuate dry patches.
  • Doesn’t brighten the skin.
  • Not travel friendly packaging.

BML Rating: 4/5

Ditch or Pick it:

Definitely pick it up as it’s a steal at Rs. 195 and is great in controlling oil and excess shine so a must try for oily skinned beauties. Dry skin can also give it a try as I have dry skin and I also love using it besides it being a matte powder!!

17 Comments on Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder 005 Review

  1. Rekha
    September 30, 2014 at 7:52 pm (3 years ago)

    I love this powder.. but unfortunately I am not able to see this anywhere near my place.. even it is oos online :( nice clicks Arzoo <3

    • Arzoo
      October 1, 2014 at 11:47 am (3 years ago)

      Oh that’s bad, oos is not done!! Thanks Rekha :)

  2. sindhu
    September 30, 2014 at 9:07 pm (3 years ago)

    this seems to be a great product for me as I have oily skin :)

    • Arzoo
      October 1, 2014 at 11:50 am (3 years ago)

      Yeah it will work really good for you Sindhu, do try it out!

  3. Simera
    September 30, 2014 at 11:01 pm (3 years ago)

    I have heard so many things about this powder. But I have avoided it because of my dry skin. Great review.

    • Arzoo
      October 1, 2014 at 11:51 am (3 years ago)

      Even I avoided it coz I have dry skin but I had to give it a try once and I love it!!

  4. Vaishu
    October 1, 2014 at 12:27 am (3 years ago)

    Its 230now and i envy every1 who has this bcz of its availabilty… i mean like u hv to inform months ago and den wen its in stock u go there and poof its sold out… even if u buy 1 fortunately it bcmz d same cycle tht u hv to use it with much caution tht u shd not waste it,, its a boon for oily skin but d availabilty make me go mad… :(

    • Arzoo
      October 1, 2014 at 12:03 pm (3 years ago)

      Yeah I’m hearing that it’s oos everywhere now, don’t know why good products are getting disappeared from the stores and this increasing price tag, I tell you no one can ever control it. I think if they have increased the price, they should even improve their packaging :/

      • Vaishu
        October 1, 2014 at 11:56 pm (3 years ago)

        yea and also the availability… so i just give it a pass and try different products… :(

  5. purva@planetbeauties
    October 1, 2014 at 9:48 am (3 years ago)

    i have used this one and i dont feel it does a great job at keeping me matte.. may be because my skin is an oil factory.. neither does this brighten the skin tone as you mentioned.. I wasnt very happy using it :(

    • Arzoo
      October 1, 2014 at 11:58 am (3 years ago)

      Aww that’s sad, I know it won’t work for extremely oily skin for more than 2 hours but yeah it’s pretty decent for its price.

  6. Megha
    October 1, 2014 at 10:30 am (3 years ago)

    this looks great for oily skin. a compact in just 195 bucks is a steal!

    • Arzoo
      October 1, 2014 at 11:56 am (3 years ago)

      Yeah it is a steal Meghu :-D

  7. Anubhooti khanna
    October 1, 2014 at 1:36 pm (3 years ago)

    i have been using this matte powder and i am loving it.. Its very affordable!
    But ya its not travel friendly. :/

    • arzoo
      October 1, 2014 at 7:21 pm (3 years ago)

      Agree with you :)

  8. Poo@beautyandmakeupmatters
    October 2, 2014 at 5:29 pm (3 years ago)

    At Rs 195 it is definitely worth it.. though for my dry skin I would not be trying it but it is one of teh best buys for oily – combi skin!! :)


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