Makeup Talk: Pressed/Loose Powders – Day 3

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Today I wanted to talk about Pressed/Loose Powders. I have collected a couple while I search for the “right” pressed powder for me. I am a bit ashamed of this I never realized how many I have *shakes head in shame*

I figured this was a good thing because I could review my pressed powder collection. Keep in mind most of these are drugstore products so they are easily accessible and won’t break you bank.

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Covergirl Clean Pressed Powder

This pressed powder has seen better days. This is my very first pressed powder that I ever purchased since then I have gone through a few of these in multiple shades. This is my fall/winter shade incase you were curious. I like that this is very light weight and perfect for winter. I honestly won’t recommend this if you are looking for a powder that will control oil this pretty much does nothing for oil control that is why it is my fall/winter powder. Overall I feel that if you are looking for a basic pressed powder this is a good one for beginners.

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Maybelline Shine Free Loose Powder

This loose free powder was the first ever loose powder I ever tried. I feel like they should come with a warning label. Saying “Caution very messy product”. With that being stated if you are careful this is a great powder. It has a very light weight feeling on the skin. I absolutely love this during the summer maybe it is because the coverage is a bit more than the Covergirl pressed powder, but it is not too heavy. The shine free claim is partially true I still get oily during the day but for a good 3-4 hrs it keeps shine away! One thing I do hate is that this is not travel friendly which annoys me. That is why some of the other pressed powders were purchased.

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Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder

I feel like this is talked about by everyone and their grandmother! I have owned this powder for about 8 months. I bought it because I watch too many youtube videos that recommended it. This powder does have pretty good coverage. I use this when I am having really bad breakouts or just need to wear a bit more makeup than usual. The matte claim is partially true just like my Maybelline loose powder. This gives me 3-4 hrs of shine free forehead and chin. I love that I can travel with it but sometime the lid doesn’t secure so I tend to be more careful than say with my Covergirl Pressed powder.

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Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Powder

This is the only high-end powder I own I received it in a birchbox. At first I was very curious how it would stack up to my Maybelline Loose powder then I realized these are two different kinds of products. This could be used as a light weight foundation. To my surprise this made my makeup look flawless and I had a full coverage face. The best part about this is that it has a SPF of 30 YAY! If you are lazy like myself the fact that this has extra sun protection is great. One thing I don’t like about it is that it has a $50+ dollar prize tag *gulp* I have used this sparingly. Overall I would say this does a good job at keeping my face shine free longer than any other product but after the 5+ hr mark I see some shine peeking through. This has a screw on lid and its very travel friendly. I will note that the full size comes in a different container that has a big brush at the end. Google it if I’ve peeked you curiosity.

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Revlon Nearly Naked Powder

Last but not least is Revlon’s Nearly Naked Powder. This I feel like was the talk of the town earlier this year. I picked it up to see what all the fuzz was about. I had a hard time picking a shade because they all looked darker than their name. I picked up Light and I feel like it was more of a medium color not light at all. Overall I do like it for summer it is one of the “darker” (and I use that word loosely) powders I own. It does leave me with a natural looking face. I honestly don’t think this does anything for my oily face. I think this would another great powder for beginners a little bit of this goes a long way. My one and only issue with this is the packaging! I feel that it is huge and not very space-saving in my opinion.

That concludes my pressed/loose powder ramble! Hope you all enjoyed this.

What is your favorite pressed or loose powder?
Any I should check out?

Have a great Thursday!
See you tomorrow for a OOTD : )
-M

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