This has been one of the staples of my make up bag since I was a teenager.
I often use it on top of moisturiser or primer, but of course it is also useful for setting foundation. It applies easily and is remarkably cheap for what it is.
Sadly, though of course I have bought it multiple times in the past, as they are a brand that tests on animals abroad, I will be looking for a cruelty free product in the future. This is also the reason I have given it 4 stars instead of 5.
Reviewed on Sat 09 Feb 2019
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with combination, fair tone skin and green eyes. My hair is medium brown, dry with coarse texture.
This powder is very chalky. It’s ok as a cheap powder for an emergency but I wouldn’t recommend or buy it again. It made my foundation cake and clung to dry patches. I much prefer the effect of a baked powder.
Reviewed on Mon 16 Apr 2018
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with combination, fair tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is medium brown, combination with coarse texture.
This powder is by far the best I have used. It sets foundation well and feels lightweight on the skin. It doesn't crease or look cakey on the skin and keeps my face makeup in place for the whole day. Definitely recommend this product, especially for the price.
Reviewed on Tue 29 Aug 2017
I am in my late teens/early 20's with normal, fair tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is dark brown, normal with fine texture.
This powder is great to use and does not cake on your face. I use it after I have liquid contoured as a setting powder and it makes the look more natural if you have the right shade. Overall this product does the job and is brill of you are on a cheap budget
Reviewed on Mon 19 Sep 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with combination, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is dark brown, combination with normal texture.
I use this as a setting powder over my liquid foundation. It doesn't stay matte for very long and doesn't keep my foundation from sliding. However I do have oily skin so others may find this isn't an issue. Powder broke very easily I'm the tin so a lot was wasted. It didn't help clear my complexion either.
Reviewed on Fri 02 Sep 2016
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with normal, medium tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is light brown, combination with fine texture.
This isn't as great as the stay matte powder as it doesn't keep the face matte for long. Despite that, it does the job of setting foundation and feels super light on the face. I have had two of these and have found that the product tends to crumble and break therefore it isn't great for travel.
Reviewed on Thu 07 Jul 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with normal, medium tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is medium brown, normal with normal texture.
Used it all down to the metal at the bottom, love this powder as I like to have a radiant complexion and dosent mattify my skin and get rid of that little glow. Should be up there with the high end powders!
Reviewed on Sun 03 Jul 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with dry, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, dry with normal texture.
This lasts me all day (I have combination skin) with a nice matte, but not drying, look. Only fault I would criticize this product with is that it is SO prone to smashing! Every time I get about half way with this product it always breaks, and I've bought this about 7 times so far (that's how much I love it!).
Reviewed on Sat 16 Apr 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with normal, tanned tone skin and green eyes. My hair is blonde, normal with fine texture.
MY ABSOLUTE FAVE!! This powder is beautiful and goes perfectly with my skin,glides on like butter to toast. The shade is just right, not too dark on my face but not too light to make a difference. I use this as a setting powder and it does the job, keeps my make up on most of the day. I would definitely recommend this and I'm definitely buying it again.
Reviewed on Wed 16 Mar 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with dry, fair tone skin and green eyes. My hair is blonde, normal with normal texture.
I actually prefer this powder to the ever so hyped stay matte. I find it is softer and finer, leaving the skin perfectly clarified and set throughout the day. I have the shade translucent which suits all skin tones but doesn't add any coverage. The powder sits beautifully on the face and doesn't cling to any fine lines or dry patches, an all round winner!
Reviewed on Sun 13 Mar 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with combination, tanned tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is dark brown, oily with normal texture.
It has a very good coverage and doesn't feel heavy on the skin. Easily mattes oily foundation and can even be worn without foundation at all. Lasts a long time and it totally worth the money of only £3.99. Also with it using natural ingredients it isn't fully of chemicals, therefor isn't bad for the skin like some foundation powders are. It comes in all the shades you could imagine.
Reviewed on Fri 12 Feb 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with combination, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, combination with fine texture.
Clear Complexion by Rimmel
Where to Buy
Prices last updated 21 October 2019.
Where to Buy
Rimmel Clear Complexion is available to buy at Fragrance Direct, Feelunique, and Boots.com.