Rimmel Clear Complexion Clarifying Powder | Review

Rimmel Clear Complexion Clarifying Powder, matte powder, matte make up
matte make up products

Rimmel London
Clarifying, anti-shine powder with Pureskin™ complex

Don’t you love Boots 3 for 2 offers? You go in for one specific thing and come out of the shop with ten two extra items you didn’t think you need? Don’t you love it when that happens? (Sorry bank balance!) Well, the Rimmel Clear Complexion Powder is one of them! I’ve tried a lot of powders in the past, but I tend to stick to one now and I’ll repurchase the same when it’s empty, but I spotted this one and thought it sounded enticing! A powder that clarifies skin and minimize breakouts?! Sounds too good to be true, right? The Pureskin complex prevents breakouts and it’s actually a very lightweight powder which gives light yet silky coverage and feels like second skin.

It hasn’t replaced my foundation but it can be used on top of your usual foundation or even on it’s own. On nights out, I would use a different powder with a fuller coverage on nights out but this Rimmel one is just a nice addition to my make up collection and one that I use frequently during the day. The powder goes on translucent, there’s no colour in it so it’s like a one-shade-fits-all type of thing, which is a good thing because you don’t have to spend ages trying to find the perfect shade to match you (or frustratingly, get it wrong and waste money).

The Clear Complexion Powder is perfect for every day wear because it’s not heavy or cakey. It minimizes shine and with a light brush sweep, it will mattify the areas of your face which are inconveniently glossy – so that would be an oily T-Zone for me. It also works great as a product to set BB creams, concealer and liquid foundations for a matte and flawless finish.

For the price, it’s a product worth trying. With a cheap price comes cheap packaging design. This is to be expected but the thing is, the lid does not stay on so it is difficult to carry it around in your hand bag all day. I usually keep it in the inner side compartment or put it in a little make up bag. Depending on how much you apply to your face, it can last up to 3-5 hours but sometimes I would find myself re-applying after 2. It doesn’t last very long on the skin but it’s easy enough to touch up every few hours or so. I don’t expect the budget powder to last more than that anyway. As long as it does it’s job to reduce the oily parts of my face, I’m happy!

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  1. 20th March 2013 / 3:07 pm

    I've been using this for a while and love how well it gets rid of any shine. I have the same problems with the lid… The first time I took it in my bag it covered everything in powder! It's the only thing I don't like about it though.


  2. 20th March 2013 / 3:10 pm

    Another one for my wishlist…

  3. 20th March 2013 / 3:17 pm

    Sounds good 🙂 ,thank you for the Review!
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    Have a happy Day ,kisses 🙂

  4. 20th March 2013 / 4:21 pm

    I've never really got on with Rimmel liquid foundation so I've never thought of trying their powder! I also suffer from an oily T-Zone so like you said, for £3.99 it's worth a go. I've added it to my list! 😉


  5. 20th March 2013 / 4:56 pm

    Oooh sounds fab, GOOD for skin and not cakey? And its so cheap! Will check it out S xx

  6. 20th March 2013 / 5:09 pm

    I swear by this stuff :).
    So cheap to I reckon!

    Have you tried the new Barry M textured nail varnish to?
    Will be blogging about that one 😉

  7. 20th March 2013 / 9:26 pm

    This sounds like a good every day kind of product, which is exactly what I am looking for. Think I'llcheck it out next time I'm in Boots (and get sucked into the 3 for 2 offer like yourself!) xo

  8. 20th March 2013 / 9:40 pm

    I can never resist the Boots 3 for 2 haha! I bought a few things too this time round 😉

    I've tried this powder in the past before too. I don't use a lot of loose powder so I tend to stick to one. I'm using No7's loose powder as I find compact powder tends to fall to pieces when you hit the pan which can be annoying when it breaks in your handbag! Though loose powder is also annoying if you drop it!


  9. 20th March 2013 / 10:15 pm

    Have you tried the Rimmel Stay Matte powder? I bought it the other day because YouTube people are always using it in their tutorials, holy crap it's so good! And it only cost me $10 waheyyy!!

  10. 21st March 2013 / 8:54 am

    I'm a sucker for 3 for 2! I'm a big fan of this powder, especially for the price like you say x

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  11. 21st March 2013 / 12:55 pm

    I have never managed to use powder properly but this sounds great so I might have to try!

    Maria xxx

  12. 4th June 2014 / 5:56 am

    I have this and I really like it, when I run out of powder it's a toss up between this and the stay matte powder. Rimmel are at the top of their game for pressed powder! Sarah xo

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