I have to say, I'm quite the sheep when it comes to makeup. Countless praises of a product time after time makes me want it. Seeing how popular it is, I just want a taste of it, and see how great it is. So here is the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Translucent. After dabbling with a cheap Ulta3 Loose Powder (which actually isn't extraordinarily cheap considering it retails for $7.95 but I managed to nab for $3) which wasn't all too bad except that the shade I had gotten was too dark, I wanted a translucent pressed powder which would be easier to apply. With a 25% off sale on ASOS a while back, I managed to purchase the famous Stay Matte Pressed Powder for a mere $5.
|L-R: Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Translucent, Real Techniques Powder Brush|
Packaging is simple, cheap plastic with a lid that doesn't stay on too well- this is definitely not travel friendly unless you wrap a rubber band around it to secure it. However I'm not too fussed as I don't travel with pressed powder as I don't tend to become oily throughout the day. I probably just purchased this product for curiosity's sake, however I liked the idea of setting face makeup and mattifying around the upper nose area where my glasses sit, as they tend to slide down.
Even though touted as a translucent powder, the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder appears to have a hint of colour- which will show up if you go super heavy with application (and I mean very heavy!). However with a normal swipe you pick up the perfect amount of product which can be applied very easily and is translucent. This product claims to provide up to 5 hours of natural shine control and to minimise the appearance of pores. This pressed powder definitely mattifies but since I don't have visible pores, I can't comment on the latter.
I love using the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder with my Real Techniques Powder Brush which applies the pressed powder like a charm, the softness of the brush is just divine! I'll definitely recommend Real Techniques for anyone who wants to purchase any makeup brushes- their quality is impeccable and are so soft.
For anyone wanting to try a translucent powder, definitely give the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder a go, seeing as it it very affordable (retailing for $12.95 but is constantly on sale). They do come in a variety of shades but I'd recommend the translucent one for those who are too lazy to select their shade!
Have you tried the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder? What do you think of it?