File this under “read about it for months and finally gave into the hype.” I don’t know how many times I read about the Rimmel Stay Matte powder before I caved and mostly because I had a coupon. But can I also file this under “worth the hype”?
I first heard about this product on the /r/makeupaddiction subreddit where people swear by it and it has a holy grail status. Of course, way back then I had volumes to learn about makeup and didn’t understand what the use was. (I still have loads to learn but not volumes.)
If you read my Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless, I mention that it never set fully matte and another problem or two. Well, I am happy to report that this powder has fixed that.
The shade in question is Translucent and costs $4.99 at Target, however Rimmel products are 20% like every other week with their Cartwheel app. The 14g of product come in very basic packaging: plastic pan and clear plastic lid that doesn’t quite screw on. But how can you not fall in love with the crown embossed on the powder?
To apply it I use a velour puff, like Tati from GlamLifeGuru does to press it into my skin. I bought a two pack at Target for less than $2 and if anyone knows how to clean or wash them, leave a comment please 🙂
At first I was skeptical and unsure, worried about a placebo effect, but now that I’ve been using it for almost a month I see why so many people swear by this. It promises five hours of matte wear time before requiring reapplication which is true if you’re not doing much, I think that is a given. If you’re on the go you will need a touch up sooner than later, however this is not going to cake up on the skin.
Most important for me is that it does mattify my foundation and I no longer worry about foundation transferring onto my clothes when I change out of my pajamas. When my Essence compact powder runs out I will probably keep one of these in my purse. I definitely recommend this product, me and half the internet anyway haha.