blog post is a comparison between two powders – the Rimmel Stay Matte and the Bourjois Healthy Balance.
Matte is £3.99 and the Bourjois Healthy Balance powder is a whopping £5 more at
£8.99. Although I didn’t buy the Bourjois Healthy Balance powder at that price (there
was a 3 for two on or buy one get one half off) I would definitely say it is
worth the extra money.
As you can see from these photos the Bourjois Healthy Balance looks sleeker and is slightly smaller than the Rimmel Stay Matte. A major down side to the Rimmel Stay Matte is that it doesn’t have a mirror for on the go but if you don’t need to touch powder up in the day this won’t be an issue. When you close the Bourjois Healthy Balance you feel it shut in place and hear a slight noise that tells you it has shut, I like this. The Rimmel Stay Matte makes a slight noise as it shuts, but it is much fainter. They both shut nicely but in a makeup bag I would worry that the Rimmel Stay Matte lid might come off.
products don’t have this. Both shade ranges are good there are some very light colours, I am not too sure what the dark shades are like as I am very pale so I didn’t really pay attention to the darker shades when buying these products.
skin. If you are just starting out with powders and on a budget I would recommend
the Rimmel product. Please be very careful with this powder – I have now had
two of them and both have smashed, the first time it smashed in my makeup
collection but the second time I was swatching it. I still have both of them so if any of you know how to fix broken powders please tell me in the comments.
would definitely buy this powder again as prefer it to the Rimmel powder. For good value I will buy it when it is on sale or on the internet for a bit less although that might be dodgy as it might smash in the post.
raved about a lot more by other beauty gurus.