This was the first drugstore powder I ever tried, and I still use it to this day. Despite the hype Rimmel Stay Matte gets, I think this powder is much better quality. It's very finely milled so it leaves a very soft, natural finish that keeps your skin feeling smooth. If you're SUPER oily this might not be for you unless you put a setting spray on top, but because the powder is so nice I am willing to sacrifice a little more oiliness and a few more £ to use this over other powders.
Reviewed on Fri 13 Jan 2017
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with combination, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, oily with fine texture.
The powder is extremely light weight and doesn't look cakey like many other powders I have tried. It's fairly long lasting and mattifying but does not clog up pores. Light to medium coverage and would recommend using it on top of foundation for extra coverage. However, for blemish free or even skin tones, the powder alone can add a light veil of coverage and prevent shine through out the day.
Reviewed on Thu 05 Jan 2017
I am in my late teens/early 20's with combination, brown tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is black, oily with normal texture.
I found this product amazing, the powder is extremely lightweight and it leaves your skin with a lovely subtle luminous glow which lasts throughout a busy or relaxed day.However, the reason why I am not giving this product a full five star as I found that I hit pan quite quickly, I have no idea why this is as a little goes a long way and I only put a small amount on my brush, otherwise I love it!
Reviewed on Fri 22 Jul 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with dry, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is medium brown, oily with normal texture.
I love this powder. It does not cost much atall, and is worth every penny for setting my foundation incredibly! It finishes off any face of makeup, and provides the face with an incredibly smooth texture. I bought it a few months ago, and definitely could not live without it. Also, it is easy to carry around as it is compact, with a mirror to make sure your makeup looks perfect throughout the day.
Reviewed on Mon 20 Jun 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with normal, fair tone skin and green eyes. My hair is medium brown, normal with normal texture.
This is a great product, I used to use it to set my foundation. It gives a nice, matte, silky finish however I find that it didn't keep my makeup on for much longer. I personally prefer to use loose powder as I can get the right amount out and on my face therefore probably wouldn't purchase again however it does last a long time so is worth the money if it's what you want.
Reviewed on Wed 03 Feb 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with dry, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is dark brown, normal with normal texture.
This keeps my makeup on all day and is the perfect shade for me. It leaves skin looking nice and has good coverage. It does not make the makeup heavy and keeps it in place. I do not have to re apply it. It does not make the makeup look Cakey or obvious and gives it a natural look. I have re purchased this Product many times.
Reviewed on Sat 17 Oct 2015
I am in my late teens with acne/problem, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is dark brown, oily with normal texture.
I really like this compact pressed powder and with the mirror, it is handy to carry around if you're on the go. Unfortunately, the lady in Boots matched me with a shade that is far too light for my skin tone and so this leaves me looking very pale. I would buy this again if I had a better colour match.
Reviewed on Sun 27 May 2012
I am in my late teens/early 20's with combination, light tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is medium brown, combination with normal texture.
Perfect Light Pressed Powder by NO7
Where to Buy
Prices last updated 22 October 2019.
Where to Buy
NO7 Perfect Light Pressed Powder is available to buy at Boots.com.