Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder Swatches and Review: Silky Beige

Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder Review

Rimmel London Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder

By Contributor: Tejinder Kaur

All the UK Beauty bloggers rave about this pressed powder. I couldn’t resist the hype and bought it last month and now use it almost everyday! Its been a month now and I am ready to review it.

Rimmel London claims: 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 minimise the appearance of pores. Dermatologically tested. Available in 6 shades.

I bought the shade silky beige which perfectly matched my skin. I don’t need to tell you how important it is to choose a colour that matches your skin perfectly unless you want to look cakey. It is a compact which leaves you with a flawless face. Its very light weight

  and I use this powder every day to set my BB cream or foundation. The tone matches and blends perfectly with my skin and does not crease, look patchy or give that dreaded cakey look.

Oil Control: It would work great on oily skin as it controls oil for some 3-4 hours but for dry skin using a moisturizer before is a must. Mine is normal skin so stays on longer. It won’t clog your pores or break you out. It has got a mild fragrance and I quite like it. It sucks up all the oil on your face and gives a matte look. It also minimizes the pores. I don’t mind saying that this is my HG pressed powder.

Texture: It is powdery but feels like silk. Never looks cakey.

Packaging: Packaging is very simple. It comes in a round pan with a transparent lid.  The lid is not sturdy as there is no locking mechanism. So its not travel friendly. No puff provided so you need a fluffy powder brush to get the right amount of product to apply.


  • Its smooth and soft in texture.
  • It does stay on for a long time. On my oily skin, it stays for 5-6 hours.
  • It blends well with my skin and never looks patchy or cakey.
  • It control shine and gives a matte look.
  • It is very light weight.
  • Parabens free
  • Good for oily and combination skin girls.
  • The coverage is medium which is good for a compact.
  • Minimizes pores.
  • It doesn’t break out or irritate my skin.
  • Contains natural minerals. I love mineral makeup!
  • Gives a flawless look.
  • Does brighten and freshen up the skin.

Cons :

  • It doesn’t come with a sponge or a brush. Also no mirror is provided.
  • Packaging is not travel friendly.
  • Moisturizer is must for dry skin girl or it will accentuate dry patches.
Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder
Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder: Silky Beige
Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder
Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder
Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder Photo
Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder Review
Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder Review Swatches
Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder Swatch
Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder
Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder Swatches
Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder Swatches
Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder Swatches
Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder FOTD
Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder FOTD

Price: £3.99

Availability: Boots/Amazon UK/Ebay

VNA Rating: 5/5

Final Verdict: Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Pwder is one of the dream product I have ever used. I adore the finish since it gives a healthy matte look and keeps my face oil free for such a long time. It never breaks me out or cause any irritation. So I highly recommend this! It does a great job of setting base makeup and controlling oil with its matte effect.

Editor: I just saw this on Slassy.com for Rs.239. I just placed my order! Talk of anything matte and I’m sold.


  1. This sounds so promising Teji. Although I’m still in doubts about the right shade for my nc40 skin tone. What would you recommend?

    • Its really a good product for oily skin beauties..
      I would suggest you try warm honey or warm beige..I am NW35….even i asked SA while selecting the shade..she recommended me silky beige..so best option is try in the store n get the shade which matches with ur skin…as i did the same..:):)

      Thanks for posting dear <3

      • Is it as good for darker skins too? I have heard some really good things and would like to try it. But just dont wanna block my money in another compact that doesnt match my skin tone.

  2. Great review Tej.:) I bought it a couple of days ago as well and it’s very good! You look Lovely.:)
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  3. Wow lovely Review Teji…This is my HG Pressed powder too…
    You looks lovely in the FOTD cute smile Honey <3
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  4. Great review Tej :) I’m yet to try one :)
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  5. Can someone tell me the correct shade match in Rimmel Pressed powder for my NC40 skin? Plssssssssssssssssssss
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    • hey preet ..me will suggest u warm beige or warm honey..trust me i m nt sure but in my opinion these r the shades which i think would match with ur skin…but still recommend u to go in the store n find the exact match..i did the same..thanks..Btw i am NW35 :)

  6. looks to be a great compact. nice review Tej and very nice FOTD too

    • :) it matches my skin perfectly..so i bought this one n quite happy with that n i am Indian too….:P

  7. Nice Review Tej. I am seeing every1 loving this, i ordered mine last evening only ;p
    n.. you have ohh so cute smile :)
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  8. Nice detailed review Teji .. You look so adorable in those pix <3 .. It's a must have product for cosmetic crazy people :)
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  9. I am presently using this one and I would say I am loving it so far because it does control oil to a great extent.
    I am loving your blue eye makeup Tej. I love your reviews :)
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    • aww..thats soo sweet of u nivi..u made my day dear <3
      I am glad u loved my review..Thank you soo much <3<3

  10. Looks like I have to get this one now :D
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  11. Last ’twas for 230/- on slassy.com .. a slight price hike, i see.
    I got this in the shade Amber.. it’s great..i use my Bourjois kabuki to blend it in. However, on my oily skin it didn’t quite stay put.. just 2 hours maybe.. Maybe come fall it’d be better..dunno :-/

    • even i think amber would be a close match for nc35-40 skin. u shud come to delhi in summers..NOTHING stays put for more than an hr

      • Thats great but 2 hours is also good as mine is normal skin so it stays longer..
        Amber is pretty nice shade ..Thanks ishy :)

  12. i am getting dis rite now :) n u luk very pretty :)
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  13. Hey Teji Nice review.. I too owned this one.. Lets see how it fare :)
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  14. Very pretty FOTD Tej! I have heard so much about this powder that I think I should give it a try….Great Review as alwayzz….
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  15. Nice review and wonderful pictures :)
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  16. Nice review Tej…bt this shade may not be for me.. i think Amber is my shade nt sure though….

  17. Wow di u r looking fab. I am definitely gonna check this powder :) Great review!
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