Review | Rimmel Match Perfection Silky Loose Powder
Having super-oily skin as I do, I find that setting my foundation is an absolute must if I don't want it to have slid off my face altogether within a couple of hours. I tend to go for loose powders over pressed as, although they can be a little messier, in general I find them easier to use - and you don't have the problem of them shattering, or disintegrating as you hit pan! Recently I've been using this Rimmel Match Perfection Silky Loose Powder in the shade 001 'Transparent'. Rimmel claim, "Lightweight, smooth and soft face powder. Matches skin's texture for a flawless and natural looking finish. Wears up to eight hours."
I find the packaging to be quite basic but mostly pretty functional; the clear jar allows you to see how much power is left, the blue cap screws on securely to prevent any spillages, and the built in sifter theoretically makes for easy dispensation. I have found that the apertures in the sifter are a little bit too big, so it's easy to end up with way more powder than intended in the lid. It has also fallen out on one occasion as I removed the lid, which was exactly as messy as it sounds, so I've found I need to be quite careful when opening the jar to ensure I don't end up with powder everywhere!
The powder itself is finely milled, feels smooth on the skin, and works well to set my make-up in place; it isn't amazing at keeping my skin matte and I do find that shine comes through within a couple of hours, but that's nothing new for me. I'm pleased to report that this powder doesn't look dry or cakey on my face, as many can, and it doesn't seem to oxidise on my skin, so no going orange, which is always nice! Rimmel Match Perfection Silky Loose Powder is priced at £6.99 for 10g of product, which makes it a lovely budget option in my opinion, especially as there are often offers and discounts available! It's lasting me well and it does what I need it to do. What's your favourite powder? Any recommendations for keeping my skin matte?
[Apologies for the photos in this post. My camera just wasn't playing!]