I’ve been talking about liquid foundations in my blog, mostly because I find liquids work best for my skin. I prefer powders for the purpose of setting the makeup, and was introduced to Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Fresh Powder Makeup. This was like close to 2 years ago, so it’s old news for many of you… but hey, maybe some of you didn’t think to try this out.
I finished my Laura Mercier loose powder and decided to look for a new one. At that time, mineral makeup was only getting some awareness here and there, so naturally, I wasn’t spoilt with choices! Yet, I was curious and the assistant at my local Dior counter recommended this, which was newly launched at that time. It is not mineral makeup, no, but it’s supposed to keep the skin hydrated.
I was pleasantly surprised at the coverage it could give me. Compared to loose powders, this powder is heavier and definitely not translucent, but I can wear this by itself and it does quite well in evening out my skin tone. The only thing is, I have to apply face primer first, or this does oxidise on my combination oily skin.
I like to tap some powder on the cap and use my Sigma flat top synthetic kabuki brush F80 to buff it onto my face. The amount shown below is used for one half of my face. Then, I tap another similar amount to buff it on the other side of my face.
There was a flat top kabuki brush included with this powder but I already chucked it out. It was a little scratchy and the more I used it, the less comfortable it got. That’s my only complaint. Also, that’s the reason the brush is not photographed here. I already threw it away a long time ago. Heh =)
Below is the before and after photo. Left is my bare skin, moisturised and UV protected. Right, the After photo is with primer (MUFE HD Primer in 02 Mauve) and the Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Fresh Powder Makeup. Nothing else, not even concealer. I find that this does look powdery when it’s freshly applied. So, I usually like to set it with MAC Fix+ after I’m done with all the makeup so that it looks less powdery and more natural. Even if I didn’t set it with MAC Fix+, it will look more natural after my skin oxidises after half an hour or so.
Do you like pressed powder foundations, 2 way cakes or loose powders like this? I also like my Bare Escentuals bareMineral foundation which goes on very natural. I heard about Bobbi Brown’s new mineral powder foundation too, but haven’t tried it yet. Have you?