Thursday, 8 June 2017

MAKEUP FIXERS | BEST/FAVOURITE HIGH END PRESSED POWDERS


Powders are a life saver, it is only in the last two years that I have ventured into loose powder territory but prior to that I was, and still am, a big fan of pressed powders. They are so handy, portable, convenient and in my experience less intense than their loose counterparts, and of course there is much less mess involved which is always a bonus. Rimmel Stay Matte (£4) will always and forever hold a constant place in my heart, one of the best powders I have ever tried but this is a high end edit and these are the high end powders I reach for consistently. They are the ultimate fixers


  • Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder (£35) This is marketed as a foundation and allegedly can be used wet or dry. If applied with a sponge it definitely packs a decent amount of coverage but with a fluffy powder brush it is a gorgeous finishing powder. Great to use on top of any and all foundations whether they are heavy or sheer.
  • Benefit Hello Flawless Pressed Powder (£28) Out of all of these this one makes the most noticeable difference to my skin, it gives me an airbrushed look in my opinion. It is a really beautiful, flawless powder but you want to be careful not to get too heavy. A good tip is to get a shade lighter than your skin that way it has an all over brightening effect which is gorgeous. This one is one I will always repurchase. 
  • Nars Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder in Crystal (£27) The only sheer translucent powder in this line up and the reason I love it more than anything else is because it is truly undetectable, doesn't leave a powdery finish making your skin look lively and awake. 
  • MAC Cosmetics Mineralise Skin Finish in Medium Deep (£24.50) MAC is such a cult brand and I haven't tried very much of their products but their MSF powders are exquisite. If anyone knows a good dupe for them I am all ears. I have the shade Medium Deep which is my skin tone. I use this powder with the big powder brush I bought from Wilkos, trust me that duo is dynamite and it just fixes whatever time has wrought on your base makeup. I always keep this in my bag if I am travelling somewhere and then I'll do a quick swirl in the pan and then on my face and my friends always comment on how good my foundation looks. 


I would love to hear about your favourite pressed powders, both high end and affordable, I have heard great things about the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Powder (£33) so that is definitely one I want to try and I believe Makeup Forever recently came out with Ultra HD Pressed Powders (£26). I am currently on holiday but will check back on Saturday when I am home and will be sure to return all comments and love shown on my recent posts. It really means a lot to me when you guys leave me comments so thank you so much to everyone who takes the time to do that. Hope you are all having a wonderful week. Thank you for reading. Take care. 

What powders have you tried?


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19 comments

  1. Oooh I'd love to try that benefit one! My faves are from Bourjois or Rimmel x

    Everything But The Kitchen

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    1. I haven't tried anything from Bourjois x

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  2. I'm not a huge powder fan because of my dry skin but I love Hourglass powders xx

    Enjoy your holiday!

    Beautylymin

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  3. So many lovely suggestions here, and I haven't actually tried any of them! The Nars one especially caught my eye. :) Thanks for sharing, darling. xoxo

    Kay
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  4. I've heard so much about the MUF Ultra pressed powders, but I'm still unsure on whether to take the plunge haha. But I love the sounds of the Nars one xx

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  5. I feel like I used to really love pressed powders, but now they are something I haven't reached for in years... Loose powder just seems to work so much better! Xx

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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    1. I know I completely forgot I even owned pressed powders until a few months ago haha x

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  6. I need to get another pressed powder. I have setting powders. I think I'm going to get the NARS because of how sheer you said it was. Thanks for these options.
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  7. I'm going to have to look some of these up! I just found a new loose powder by Ilia that I love!

    xx Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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    1. That is supposed to be such a great brand x

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  8. I just shared about the powders in my rotations too! And that CT powder is also in my list to buy, so many have raved about it.

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  9. I have never tried any of these powders before but they all sound great. I personally love Hourglass Dim light and LM Candlelight pressed powder. I too want to try the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Powder as I have heard rave reviews. x

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

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    1. I haven't heard much about Candlelight, it sounds great x

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