Review | Rimmel Stay Matte

Rimme Stay Matte Translucent

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.

Rimme Stay Matte Translucent

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 🙂

Rimme Stay Matte Translucent

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.

Bis gleich!

21 thoughts on “Review | Rimmel Stay Matte

  1. i’ve tried this so many times and it just doesn’t do it for me 😦 i end up looking more powdery that anything – i love love love the mary kay translucent loose powder though – have you tried it? it’s amazing!


  2. I love this powder for summer when I don’t need a lot, but I usually like to stay very matte and this just doesn’t do it for me. But it’s a nice product to have 🙂


      • I use the Smashbox Photo Set Finishing Powder! It’s quite intense but I love it. When I use it I don’t need to top up throughout the day, well worth the splurge! I do still like the Rimmel Stay Matte though 🙂


  3. Great review, I got this powder recently, I will be trying it out soon too! I clean my powder sponges like my beauty blender – with some antibacterial carex soap and warm water. I know powder sponges are not the same as puffs, but I would clean the puffs in the same way.


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