People with oily and combination skin can understand the importance of matte makeup well. But the heat and humidity are so bad that our sebaceous glands are always active. We are always on the lookout for everything that would keep our skin fresh and oily-free all day long. Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder claims to control shine for hours. Let’s have a look if it really does what it claims.

Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder – Cashmere

What Does It Claim?

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder gives you up to 5 Hours Natural Shine Control with Natural Minerals. Minimises the appearance of pores with a natural, matte finish. You won’t go out without it!.

What Are The Other Shades Available?

Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder comes in 7 different shade including Cashmere, which I am going to review today. They are

  1. Sandstorm (004)
  2. Silky Beige (005)
  3. Warm Beige (006)
  4. Mohair (007)
  5. Cashmere (008)
  6. Amber (009)
  7. Warm Honey (010)


My Experience With The Product

Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder comes in a cake form with a transparent lid. It does not have any puff or applicator hence I used a blush brush to test it out. The packaging is flimsy and the lid doesn’t close tight. Hence I do not carry it along in my purse. I chose the shade Cashmere because it has a lovely pinkish shade. I really love the texture of this pressed powder as it makes my skin look instantly matte and fresh. It’s easy to apply using a brush because I personally do not like those flat felt like puffs that comes along with other compacts. It just feels awkward to rub it on my face because I have a sweaty face. I use it just over my regular moisturizer or after finishing my makeup. It sets perfectly without making me ghost-like white.

Cashmere shade is awesome to be worn on any occasion since it gives a glowy look. The best part is it does control oil for a considerable amount of time. However, humidity can ruin it by showing up the shiny T-zone and pores.

Let’s talk about the pros and cons,


♥ Sets easily without cakey look

♥ Gives a matte finish

♥ Controls Oil

♥ Suits oily/combination skin

♥ Doesn’t break out

♥ Blends easily

♥ Affordable

♥ Mineral-based

♥ Best-selling product


🙁 Not-so-sturdy packaging makes it unfit for carrying along

🙁 Staying power is not that great

How Much and Where to Buy?

Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder – Cashmere costs 230 INR for 14 gms. It’s available at Nykaa or at Rimmel London counters in malls and supermarkets.

Will I Recommend Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder to You?

I would recommend this pressed powder from Rimmel London if you are looking for a good matte pressed powder that gives a soft matte look. I’d love to try other shades from this range. 🙂

Stay Gorgeous!