We all have our skin trouble and mine happens to be the fact that I get an oily t-zone and without using powder to set my foundation within an hour it will just slide right off my face and you can almost see your reflection in my shiny cheeks/forehead (nice!). For a good few years I've pretty much stuck with Rimmel Stay Matte but me being me, I knew there had to come a time when I'd look for something else. When I saw Miracle Matte Pressed Powder by Seventeen I decided to give it a go.
Obviously my basis for comparison is Rimmel Stay Matte and I'm going to start by making a bit of a bold statement: I actually think I like this Miracle Matte Pressed Powder more and there are a couple of reasons why...
- The packaging is so much better, it's on a hinge and it's just much less 'flimsy' it also has a little mirror which is very handy.
- Even though it's a pressed powder I can tell its more finely milled than Rimmel Stay Matte which means that it applies much easier and more evenly and I think it could be why it doesn't break up as quickly when you hit pan.
Everything else is very similar to Rimmel Stay Matte; it helps to keep my skin from looking shiny and it just finishes off a makeup look nicely. Not forgetting it's only £3.99 which is an obvious bonus. It doesn't last 16 hours, nowhere near... but I'd say you get a good 4-5 hours out of it which is fine for me. The shade selection isn't as good with the Seventeen powder (only 3 in comparison to 6 with Rimmel Stay Matte) but I find that Silky Beige is working well for me with a bit of colour on my face, I daresay I might need a different shade in winter. If you have very dark skin you might struggle with this one.