If you’re an oily skinned girl like me or want your makeup to last all day a setting powder is the way to go! As I’ve mentioned before, just a couple of times, my face is an absolute oil slick so I need to use a setting powder every time I wear makeup if I want it to stay on my face! So here are the ones that are in my collection at the moment.
First up is the Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Powder in 003 Peach Glow – I’ve loved this powder for a looong time, this is probably about my third or fourth one and as you can see I have hit pan on this one too! I pretty much reach for this one when I have a long day, I just know I can trust it, it sets my makeup perfectly and keeps me matte for at least a couple of hours. For those with dry skin this one might be a little bit too matte but for those of you oily ones like me its absolutely perfect. Once this one runs out I know I’ll be grabbing another one. Next up is another traditional kind of setting powder, its the Bourgeois Healthy Balance Powder in 52 Vanilla – this gives me a matte finish without me skin looking too flat. I would say that this one would be a great beginner powder for someone who doesn’t really like to use them. The packaging of this one is brilliant for travel or having in your handbag, it is super slim so it takes up no room whatsoever. Moving on towards a more ‘new age’ powder its the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light – this little beauty is a game changer, it is almost magical the way it adds a beautiful ethereal glow to your skin without making you look like a disco ball. I use this alone in winter but when its a stinking hot Australian summer day I use my Rimmel powder then this over the top for a little glow. So technically this next one is a powder foundation, its the Chanel Vitalumiere Loose Powder Foundation in No.20 – so this one is quite a thin powder foundation that doesn’t have super high coverage like other powder foundations so I tend to use this over a BB cream or tinted moisturiser. As it is quite light it just adds a little bit more coverage to a tinted moisturiser and makes it last all day so its my perfect companion and I mean honestly how can you not love Chanel!
So now you know how I keep my makeup on my face and not sliding down it. Do you have any tips or tricks to set makeup?
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Rimmel Stay Matte Powder here
Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder here
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light here
Chanel Vitalumiiere Loose Powder Foundation here