RCMA No-Color Powder vs. Rimmel Stay Matte Powder

· Which setting powder fared better? ·

December 28, 2016 5 Comments

After months of hearing the praise from beauty bloggers and vloggers alike on these two powders, I caved and bought both.

How did they fare? Let’s find out…

Not sure how and why you should set your foundation? Read this first!


RCMA No-Color Powder

I love this stuff! It’s amazing and super affordable. RCMA is a very finely milled setting powder that looks and feels similar to baking flour. I apply it on top of my foundation with a damp makeup sponge to set my foundation/concealer for a flawless matte finish.

Although this powder is super white, it does not alter the colour of my foundation (which is key for any good setting powder) and doesn’t cake up or cling to any areas of my face. I don’t have to worry about applying too much either, because it applies so well and the excess can be easily brushed away. My only complaint is the container it comes in. While great for traveling, I wish it came in a tub or wider container to make access to the powder easier.

If you feel like you look too matte and “powdered” after application, use a makeup setting spray to give your skin a more natural finish. I purchased RCMA via FrendsBeauty.com for $12US.


Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder

Unfortunately, Stay Matte was a dud for me, much to my disappointment. I found it very difficult to get any of the product onto my makeup sponge or brush to even apply it to my face. When I was able to get some powder onto my face, I didn’t feel like it did very much to set or maintain my foundation. In my opinion, the e.l.f. pressed setting powder is a much better alternative to Stay Matte.

I used Stay Matte for about a week before giving up on it. I’ll have to come up with a way to get some use out of it, since I hate wasted products!


Have your tried the RCMA or Rimmel powders? What did you think?


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  • I actually love Rimmel Stay Matte and used it for years before calling it quits. LOL! I have not tried RCMA powder but it’s definitely in my list to try.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • I know Rimmel is a favourite for a lot of people. Unfortunately, we just couldn’t work it out!

  • i love these two powders. Rimmel stay matte used to be an old favorite of mine! The rcma is great though, and it is also perfect for under the eyes.

  • Ela

    I want to try RCMA; however, the packaging is just too much for me to seriously consider purchasing.
    Ela | http://www.stealingyoursunbeams.wordpress.com

    • Yes, it’s my only negative about the product. But it is easy to pack for travelling! Thanks Ela!


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