Beauty News & Reviews
The perfect face powder goes hand in hand with the perfect base, one complementing the other. Powder shouldn’t look powdery on the face, it should apply flawlessly onto the skin, setting makeup for the day. The really top notch ones can create a soft focus effect on the skin and, vital for any greasy gal, keep shine at bay throughout the day. So far, Make Up Forever’s HD powder is the best I’ve ever tried, and really does keep shine in it’s place. Saying that, in my makeup course the tutor commented that the HD powder was too white on people’s skin even though it’s transparent, a factor I’ve never had to contend with as I’m so pale. The powder she did recommend however was, surprisingly, Rimmel Silky Loose Powder, claiming it rivalled the big brand powders and photographed beautifully. Sure enough, when I did a little trawling on Makeupalley, my go-to site before any purchases, the powder was given a big thumbs up, with many claiming it was their Holy Grail powder, i.e. a keeper. So, with all that positivity behind a reasonably priced product, I had to give it a try. At just under €10 for a big tub of loose powder, it’s very reasonably priced considering how long it would last, and, as it’s transparent, works across a wide variety of skin tones.
It’s a very nice powder to use, it’s lightly coloured unlike the Make Up Forever powder or the Shu Uemura Transparent Loose Powder but it doesn’t impart any colour once on. It sets make up nicely too and gives that nice soft focus to the skin. However, I didn’t find it kept me matte throughout the day which was disappointing. If you’re lucky enough to not have to contend with a shiny face, this is well worth a look. It really works well and could easily be a big budget buy if you didn’t know. However, if like me, you find your make up look is frequently ruined by dreaded grease, this may not work for you. Personally for me, it doesn’t.
Marks out of 10: 6.5/10
Would I buy it again? No