Powders are great when we want to set the makeup and get some shine free finish. Especially during summer, when it gets really hot and makeup doesn’t last for so long, powders are great savers of the makeup. Don’t you think so? S0, let’s talk about powder…

I have a love&hate relationship with powders. When I find a good powder that I can rely on, I can use it without worrying. However, there are some that promise a lot, which ends up causing such cakey looking skin, then I really hate them. Does it happen to you too? When I choose a powder, I want it to last without having to add up more, because I don’t want to have that cakey looking skin. I had it before and when I look at old photos I wonder why I didn’t notice it by then, such a shame!

When it comes to powder I tend to stick to transparent/translucent powders instead of coloured ones, so that my foundation will still look the same, but also provides decent coverage, especially on my T-Zone. This is my biggest problem, because I have oily skin. I always go back to certain powders, which I believe are really good.

Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot

It is a mattifying translucent powder. It aims to control shine and give a flawless skin. When I use this product, my skin feels really soft and it definitely absorbs the oil and stops the shine. Just what I want from a powder. It doesn’t give any colour which means my foundation/blush will still look the same and all I will get is some coverage. It has a nice mirror and a puff. When you want to carry it in your bag but you don’t want extra stuff then this will do it.

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder

I like this powder, not only because it is really affordable, but also it is a good one. I have a Transparent colour, which just works fine on my skin. It is definitely a light product and when I apply it I can see how the shine disappears. It lasts for a while depending on the weather situation, I mean when it is really hot then the duration of lasting of course decreases.

I like both of these products and they are just really good at covering the shine with a nice finish. If I have to choose a favourite, it would be One Heck of a Blot, just because it is easier to carry around (as you can see, I cracked the lid of Rimmel straight away buying it) and it gives shine free face a little bit longer than Rimmel.

What is your favourite powder? Have you ever used Rimmel or Soap & Glory?

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  • Creme Rose

    Rimmel stay matt powder is my favorite! Affordable and performs great! 🙂

    Great post, thanks for sharing!

    x Arwa

    • Rimmel is really good and definitely affordable, Thank you so much xx

  • I love Rimmel powder. Its my favourite and as you said its affordable.

    Jenn | jenniferjayne.blogspot.co.uk

    • It is one of my favourite too. Good product and such affordable price x

  • I didn’t know the Soap and glory’s one, but it seems pretty good!


  • I love powders especially when used for a lovely matte look – I have a few posts coming soon featuring powder and some wonderful tricks to make your makeup look great! 🙂

    Got to love soap and glory, great brand! 🙂

    Layla xx


  • I don’t really have a favourite powder, oops. I just buy a powder and use it until I feel like I need a new one. I’m currently using one by Mabeline (I have no idea what the actual name is) and I’m kind of happy with it, so I guess I’ll call it my favourite then?

    • That sounds good. As I have oily face, it is hard to find a good product that will work then when I find it I keep using them x

  • My favourite powder is Lancôme’s Teint Miracle, it’s matte but doesn’t look cakey at all. 🙂
    xo, Jessie

  • Marshmallow Skies

    Love the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder, I used it for about a year, but I’ve found that the bareMinerals READY Touch Up Veil pressed powder is absolutely amazing! I’d definitely try it!

    Lots of love,
    Marshmallow Skye

    • I haven’t tried it before, I might give it a try xx

  • Raydant

    I’ve used Rimmel before, but now I’ve started to use Maybelline. Great post!


    • Rimmel is good, I’ve tried some Maybelline ones and they are good too! Thank you xx

  • Diana Horsfall

    I am in love with Maybelline lately too, special with lipsticks, for powder I advice to check out Laneige 😉


    • Haven’t heard of that brand before, it look interesting xx

  • I haven’t tried any of these but I have heard a lot of good reviews 🙂

    Sarah | sarahanne14.blogspot.com

  • Emma Murphy

    I really need to get a new powder to help my make-up set better. I really love your photograph what camera do you use?

    Emma xx http://emmasworld31.blogspot.co.uk/

    • I think these are both really good, you should give them a try.
      Thank you so much 🙂 I use Nikon D3200

  • Both of these sound worth the try. I seen to have a hard time finding Soap & Glory in the states but I’ll definitely keep an eye out.

    • These are absolutely worth a try. Hope you will manage to find it and give them a try xx

  • I think my favourite is definitely the Rimmel Stay Matte powder, it’s amazing and so cheap too! 🙂

    • Rimmel is definitely great and cheap. I don’t know how many I’ve finished already 🙂 x

  • I love Rimmel! So inexpensive but great quality! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  • I’ll definitely have to try one heck of a blot! Sounds like a great product.

    Wishes & Reality

  • I use a No7 one at the moment, but by the sounds of it I need to move on!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  • I love MAC Blot Powder, have you ever tried that? It’s a really good one!

    xo Annie

    • I haven’t tried it but heard great things about it. I might check it xx

  • Sedoşun Blogu

    merhaba:) ne zamandır rimmel london transparan pudrayı almayı düşünüyorum bu yazıyla birlikte biraz tereddütte kaldım ama fiyatı uygun olduğu için alıp deneyebilirim sanki 🙂 http://sedosun.blogspot.com.tr/

    • Rimmel i yillardir kullaniyorum ve gayet memnunum aslinda. Sadece bu yaz ne olduysa bilmiyorum cildimde asiri bir yaglanma oldugundan galiba cok uzun sure kalici olmadi. Sicak olmayan aylarda hic sorun yasamadim, hem fiyat olarakta cok iyi. Bence sen yine de dene derim 🙂

  • Nadia

    I like translucent ones so much! These are really amazing suggestions, Ela! I will definitely be checking them out. I wanted to say Soap&Glory one got interested, but I actually was impressed by both! 🙂
    Great review, girlie.
    xox Nadia

    • Thank you so much Nadia! I really like these products, they are not so expensive but they are really good! xx

  • Tara B

    I’ve used Stay Matte for years and I find it’s not too cakey – which is ideal, I hate having cakey skin!


    • Me too, it definitely doesn’t make the skin look cakey

  • Ellie Adams

    It’s quite funny really because are pretty much the only powders I use. I used the Rimmel one for years but over the past year, have loved Soap and Glory’s version. I’ve heard amazing things about Gosh prep and prime powder too so that might be my next stop 🙂


    • They must be really good products then since they are favourites of many 🙂 I should check Gosh too, who knows maybe it is really good too 🙂 xxx

  • I love soap and glory and had no idea they had a powder! I’d loveeee to try it. powder and eyeliner are just about the only things I use haha
    xx, Pia


    • Definitely give it a try, it is great! They are actually pretty good at makeup stuff too xx

  • Both sound great! I really want to try the rimmel powder!


  • Rimmel is one of the best powders I’ve ever tried! Also I love their bronzers so much!


    • It is good isn’t it? They have so many great products xx

  • I swear by the Rimmel Stay Matte and have raved about it so much on my blog! I think it is featured in just about every post haha:)

    Emily xo

    • Ha ha I guess you’re right. It is the favourite of many xx

  • Although I don’t wear make-up often, I’m always am intrigued to learn more to see what is out there. These are great suggestions for those with oily skin and I’d be interested to try them out. I’m getting ready to start a new career and internship and I’m considering bringing make-up to play with and experiment while I start my new career path.


    • They work pretty well on my skin so I’d recommend it to anyone. Some light natural makeup would be ideal for internship. Hope everything goes as planned and you get succesful at your new career xx

  • Honeypot Blogs

    I really like the Rimmel powder, I’ve used it for years! However I definitely need to try out more Soap & Glory products, so I think I’ll give that a go! Great post!xx


    • Rimmel is great, I’ve used it for years too, I just can’t let it go! S&G gives really flawless skin, you’d like it xx

  • Sophia Ton

    Hey Dear,
    I really like your Posts & you have great Pictures. Would you like to support each other and follow via Bloglovin, Google + & GFC? That would be so cool, and I hope we stay in touch. 🙂

    Greetings, Sophia xx

  • Like the sound of the Soap & Glory one and great that it is translucent, I always like to know what else there is to try out x


    • S&G is good, at first I wasn’t so sure about it but after it using it for so long I can say it is great xx

  • Danielle

    I have never used any of these products. I will keep them in mind!


  • Emily

    I adore Rimmel Stay Matte – such a fabulous high street product!

    Musings & More

  • Powders are great but can be tricky for me with my dry skin! Currently I’m loving ones from Japonesque and Hourglass.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

    • I’ve read/heard great things about hourglass, when I have some money it is on my shopping list 🙂 xx

  • I rarely use Rimmel and have never tried Soap&Glory, but I am a big fan of powder. Myeline “The matte maker” has been one I have been loving lately.

    Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • I’ve never tried that Maybelline one, but it sounds good (I checked it:) ). I might check it when I see it x

      • We don’t get Rimmel here, I have been hearing everyone rave about that powder…

        • It is not only good but also really affordable. It is such a shame that some products are not available everywhere…

  • I love the Rimmel Stay Matte!,..stil have to try the Soap and Glory but we don’t have their makeup range here yet 🙁

    • Ir is shame that they are not available everywhere 🙁

  • I have Benefit Hello Flawless! Soap and Glory is a face saver for my t-zone. Great review!


    • I tested Benefit one for a few times, it was good. S&G is definitely a face saver. Thank you so much x

  • I have to use powder so lightly to avoid feeling/looking cake-y & sometimes I’ll even use a setting spray which helps a lot. The Soap & Glory one sounds great x

    Beauty with charm

    • Previous powders I used gave me that cakey feeling, at least these two are are fine at the moment. Settings sprays are great, definitely saves the makeup without causing any heavy feeling xx

  • I love using the MUA pro base powder because it doesn’t make my skin look cakey at all! I have used the Rimmel one but not the Soap & Glory one.


    • That sounds great. I will check that one out. I like MUA products x

  • Great minds think alike I posted up about powders this week too! One Heck of a Blot is lovely!

    Makeup Monster

  • Karina Guimarães Ribeiro

    My favorite is the Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder. 😉
    I never try the Rymmel or Soap & Glory, i never see then here in Brazil.


    • That’s a good one. Rimmel and Soap&Glory are really good too x

  • I haven’t use power in a long time, but I remember I’ve always gone back to the MAC power.

    ~xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  • For us oily girls powders are god-sends haha.

    XO Maariasan.com

  • One Heck of a Blot is one of the best powders I’ve tried! So lightweight and effective. But I think my all-time fave is MAC Blot Powder 🙂


    • It is really light, that’s one of the things I like about it. Ok… so many people talk a lot about MAC one so this weekend I will give a visit to MAC and I will try it 🙂

  • Little Miss Fashion Queen

    I need to try powder, I never have!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire


  • I definitely want to try the Soap and Glory powder, it sounds perfect!


  • The Rimmel Powder is my most re-purchased item, ever. I have tried other brands only to be let down by cakiness as you say. I have never tried Soap & Glory makeup, it sounds really good, and the packaging sounds better too as you say the Rimmel one isn’t the best. I also really like Max Factor Creme Puff, it’s a heavier coverage so more of a cool weather one for me but surprisingly light looking on the skin too.

    • Rimmek is great, repurchased it many times. Haven’t tried MF, I will check it when I see it since the winter is coming and I need high coverage. Thanks for the recommendation x

  • i have oily T-zone too. been trying a shu uemura cleanser, toner and emulsion cream… but seems like i still see the shine. will give some time for skin to adjust, but maybe i do need a powder to control the shine! thanks for your post Ela! 🙂


    • I’ve tried many products for my oily T-zone however they only work a little but then I still get shine. The best way to prevent it is powder until I found one product that completely stops the shine 🙂 x

  • Im always looking for a powder that works better than the last one I tried :p I use the Rimmel but feel that there is probably something out there better for my skin. Def going to pick up that Soap and Glory powder if I can find it!


    • Yes sure there’s always better out there, however for that price it is kinda hard to find as good as that 🙂 S&G is good, give it a try xx

  • It`s true. From when i realize that my skin look cakey, like you said, i`ve totally refuse to use the powder. LOL. I have a matte perfect loose powder in my make up bag and that`s it. Because my skin is dry i can`t use it without foundation. So yeah…

    • I hate it when my skin gets like that, so I am always looking for a powder that won’t do that. For now I am happy with what I have and hope it won’t change.

  • Jem

    I love th stay matte powder by Rimmel, it’s defiantly my favourite! Great post 🙂

    Jem | JemsJournal.com

  • I know exactly what you mean about powders – the struggle to avoid cakey face is real!

    I don’t always set all my foundation but I can never leave the house without setting my under-eyes as I have to cover up my hefty dark circles, so typically I favour yellow toned powders. However I really like the Rimmel one for when I do want to try and mattify the face, I also want to try the soap and glory face powders because I’ve heard so much about them, especially the kickass I believe which is yellow in tone hehe

    Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe x

    • For under eye I so want to try banana powder, I’ve read many great things about it. I wasn’t sure about which one to pick from S&G. It was either this one or Kickass and got that instead. I am still planning to get Kickass 🙂

  • Samileen

    I really don’t set my foundation with powders much, except for the under eyes. Once I’m done with my Loreal one I will try the soap and glory one. Have been meaning to try Soap and glory makeup specially their one heck of a blot. And I absolutely love your pictures.

    P.S. Followed you on bloglovin’

    Sam || Beautydetour

    • I mostly set my foundation when it gets really hot and my face is shining like a disco call haha 🙂 S&G is great, I just really like their products and their packaging is also so pretty 🙂
      p.s followed back xx