After having a minor lipgloss clear out I decided I needed to move forward & find another batch of makeup to say goodbye too so I chose an easy area again – face powders.
I have all types of powders some which are pretty expensive so I decided to go with the quick & easy wins that are barely used, no longer used or its just time to get rid due to expiry dates.
I completely forgot I owned the Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Pressed Powder there really is no reason why I should have forgotten about this. I purchased this nearly 3 years ago I went to a John Lewis counter & had a makeover & ended buying alot of products as a result which reminds me I better check if I still have the foundation stick because if I do that needs to go out! The powder shade is Sandy Beige 2 which was selected for me though I think it is probably more my colour in the warmer months to be honest.
The powder is very silky soft to the touch, I would describe it as finely milled it certainly doesn’t look cakey. This makes a great setting powder I just wish I hadn’t forgotten about it. The packaging is super sturdy with a latch you have to press in to open the lid, the mirror is a very decent size so great for those on the go.
It’s a lovely powder but I probably wouldn’t repurchase it whilst I have other face powders that I really should use before it’s too late but I wouldn’t rule it out for the future as I have no negatives to share.
This was initially purchased to go in my professional kit as my key setting powder but it wasn’t long until I realised it wasn’t good enough to use on my clients. I really really dislike this product. I don’t think you can say its a translucent powder because there is a very slight white ghostly film to it. Another very fine milled powder but the texture feels slippery to touch, it reminds me of a very slippery silicone based primer that has that slimy feel to it.
I don’t think it sets very nicely to me it sits in lines which is what you don’t want for a powder. I decided to keep it for myself so I could use it whilst practising looks but I truly hate it. I used it the other day to set my eyelids after applying concealer & it felt bitty, the eyeshadows did not blend well so I decided enough was enough it’s going to the bin.
This was a superb purchase from Elf a few years ago, it’s the cool toned correcting powder. I could have finished this up but for the sake of hygiene I am going to say goodbye & hopefully get a new one if they still do it. The powder blends really well on the skin though you don’t want to use too much. For me this was my finishing powder & I loved using this, it was on the verge of being a holy grail to be honest.
It is quite a powdery formula so you do want to tap off the excess but as far as using the product I have never had any issues it was a pure joy to use & incredibly budget friendly.
The Bourjois Healthy Balance Matte powder is something I carry in my pro kit & has just been replaced with brand new ones. I introduced these I guess two years ago now firstly because I carry the Healthy Mix Serum Foundations & also because at the time I wasn’t sure which pressed powder to buy.
I really love the way these finish a look & set everything in place though you do have to be light handed or they can look cake. You may think I have barely touched them but that is because of having to be light handed, of course I could continue using these considering how much product is there but for the safety of my clients I must act responsibly & replace them now they have open for two years but I have already repurchased them in four shades & will continue to do so until I find something as good if not better.
I hope you liked the post guys, much love xx