Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Makeup setting powders, my top 5


Ok so another thing that's hard to get right! I have tried most setting powders out there and right now I have enough for myself and then some.  There are different types of powders out there and you can find ones that suit your skin type. 

There are pressed powders and loose powders. Translucent powders and coloured powders. Translucent is supposed to mean no colour basically. Some products claim to be but we all know they all aren't. 

Find out exactly what you are wanting your powder for and then choose what powder you need. 

Here are my top 5 setting powders: 

1. RCMA no colour powder. 
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This is a fab all rounder. As it says it is actually a no colour powder. Brilliant for setting your makeup and your undereye concealer because it isn't cakey or drying. This has been a secret of MUA's for years and guess what? It's on the cheaper scale at £8.23 on RCMA No colour powder


2. Laura Mercier translucent setting powder 

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This is €42.00 and definitely on the pricey side. HOWEVER this stuff is magical. Its so finely milled. It sets your makeup flawlessly and leaves you looking like your makeup is snatched.  It contains french cashmere talc and feels so luxurious and silky on the skin. This is fab for ALL skin types. In the US you can purchase this on www.sephora.com and in Ireland on Laura Mercier Setting powder Brown Thomas

3. Rimmel stay matte pressed powder. 

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I used to be scared of this powder because my skin was so dry and it felt cakey. I knew this was fab for oily skin and the only thing is when you have dry skin this would only really work for the TZone but boy does it work. This is fab for €5.99 Rimmel Stay Matte Boots


4. Coty Airspun extra coverage translucent setting powder. 
Coty Airspun Loose Powder, Translucent, 2.3 Ounce

This has been around since the days of your granny and is another MUA secret weapon. Let me stop right here and just say this is only available in the USA so sorry to my European readers but I had to add this because it's so good.  It has that old lady smell but it disappears after it is put on the skin and this stuff rocks. It minimizes pores and leaves a flawless look to the skin. Wait for it! This stuff is $6.49 and you will get it at any local walgreens or walmart. Or online here:Coty Airspun Walgreens

5. Soap and Glory Kick Ass Powder
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I love this for setting the under eye area. This is a fab powder for touching up throughout the day when ur makeup is fading and the shine is starting. It's weightless and translucent and you will re purchase this again and again.  The price point is amazing at €16.00 buy it here: Soap and Glory Kick ass powder



I love using the Blank Canvas F15 to set my undereye concealer. Its my Fav. You can get it here:Blank Canvas F15

If I am wanting that extra extra coverage. Use a foundation powder to set your makeup. Now be careful this can look super cakey a small amount will go far. My favorite for this is the Mac Studio Fix Powder Foundation. 

What is your favorite face powders? Let me know in the comments below!xx




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