I mainly use face powders to get rid of some shine. For such face powders, I prefer those without much coverage. That way, I don’t have to worry about looking cakey if I need to touch up. On really hot days, I’d use powder foundation on top of a base / primer, and skip foundation. I usually use just one because for powders, I like to gobble up the whole thing before using another. But for this post, I’ll show you 3 in current rotation. One I want to use up, another for lazy days, and the latest addition, because it’s so cute.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light is the one I want to use up. I didn’t find it worth the hype at all. In fact, due to price, I found it overrated and disappointing when I had combination oily skin. So, I just tossed this aside. Anyway, now that my skin is drier (more of a normal skin now), I appreciate it a little more. It gets rid of shine without making my face look flat. My skin doesn’t turn oily anymore, so this powder is OK. I want to use it up, chuck it out and be done with it. I don’t see myself repurchasing this.
Lancome powder foundations are not talked about much. The ones we have here are made in Japan, and I use the shade BO-01. It suits my skin tone perfectly! It does not get cakey, and this is actually a repurchase. When the weather gets crazy hot, I’d just apply a face primer, or a base (and lately, that’s Bobbi Brown CC Cream) then dust this on.
Guerlain Meteorites Light Revealing Powder in Clair is just like the little loose balls but this is pressed into a pan. It does not kick up any powder, and it works just as well as any balls. I don’t know what sorcery this is, but it takes away the shine and actually adds GLOW to the face. I’ve only started using this a week ago, and I’m loving it! I also prefer this packaging to loose balls. Sure, the balls in the little tubs are gorgeous to look at, but this, to me, is so much more practical.
So here we are, the 3 powders in my current rotation. Do you use face powders? Setting powder or finishing powder or powder foundation? What are you using?