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Friday, 14 February 2014

My Powder Picks

As mentioned in my last post, I thought it would be really useful to focus on powders for today. No matter what your budget, if you're in the market for a setting/mattifying powder, I've got you covered.

L-R; Rimmel Stay Matte, S&G One Heck of a Blot, CHANEL Poudre Universelle Libre
First up and coming in at a super affordable £3.99 is this popular Rimmel offering. Although this is the least finely milled of the bunch, it lasts a good 3-4 hours on my T-Zone before things get a little too shiny. This was my first powder and I think for the price it does a pretty good job of setting and mattyfying the face.

This is my second 'One Heck of a Blot' and for months I loved it (and admittedly still do when I choose to apply a pressed powder). This is much more fine and velvety than the 'Stay Matte' which can sometimes look chalky and powdery. The only downside to this S&G option was that at £12 for 9g it didn't seem very good value for money. Also, if I had bought a third one, I would have spent a total of £36 on these little compacts, which explains my next powder pick...

*swoon*
 After realising that the aforementioned powder was only lasting me a month or so, I decided to spend my pennies on something containing a lot more product. After doing some serious research and review-reading alongside feeling a little spendy, I opted for this gorgeously packaged and oh-so luxurious Chanel Translucent Loose Powder. Containing an impressive 30g of finely-milled powder heaven, this for me is the best mattifier of the three and has hands down taken the crown. It seems as though there are three stages to the finish of this powder throughout the day; initially my face is completely matte without a trace of cake-iness, then as I start to get oily, the powder melts into my skin leaving a velvet finish, and finally, in the evening my face has this slight shiny glow, all of which I love the look of. Loose Powder Perfection.

Hope you enjoyed this powder-specific post and it was helpful to anyone in the market for a new powder, or was simply informative:) Thankyou for reading!

Esmé







44 comments:

  1. I've been using to Soap and Glory one this week and it really is lovely! But now you've tempted me by the Chanel one...

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    1. Yep it's still my favourite pressed powder:) Hehe it is amazing!

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  2. I've only tried a few S&G makeup products and wasn't too impressed but the powder sounds lovely! And I love the Chanel loose powders too, they're so finely milled and nice to wear.. x

    Kathryn | effievanity

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    1. I've only ever tried the powder from S&G and yep it's lovely:) Agreed, they're amazing!

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  3. Ooh I think I need tot ryt he SG powder,I have glow All Out and love it, but this looks fab!
    Carrie xx
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    1. I'd really recommend it, it's such a good pressed powder:) Ooh might have to try Glow All Out!

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  4. ooh i really want to try the chanel one now!

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  5. Such a great post!

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    x

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  6. The Chanel one sounds lovely! I've tried the Rimmel one before too and although it is great for the price, it doesn't keep me matte for the whole day. Currently, I'm loving my Bare Minerals Mineral Veil!

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    1. Yep, agreed:) Ooh I'll have to look into that one when my Chanel one runs out!

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  7. The Chanel one is amazing. My fave at the moment though is Smashbox Halo powder. I love the "grinder" and the finish is luminous without being glittery. When I use it, I get many compliments on how lovely my skin looks, so total winner in my book!

    Vicky x
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    1. Indeed:) Ooh I don't own a luminising powder but that sounds fab! I'll check it out:)

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  8. love the post need to go buy the all now *runs*

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  9. Ughh I just love Soap and Glory's packaging! <3 But you sold me on the Chanel one! Must visit a Chanel counter soon!

    xo Romzs
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    1. So cute and retro:) Hehe I've been loving it!

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  10. This is surely going to be my next pick!!
    Thanks dear! Thank you for the post.

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  11. Super jealous of the chanel powder! I would even buy it just for the packaging!

    handsd0wn

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    1. Hehe, I must admit Chanel does some amazing packaging! I've even kept the box;)

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  12. You make the Chanel sound so amazing, I want to try it!

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  13. MAC studio fix is probably one of my favourite powders :) and Ben Nye has some amazing ones too!
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

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    1. I'll definitely be trying studio fix at some point:) Yep I've heard great things about the Banana powder! shame it's quite hard to get hold of:(

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  14. Love the Rimmel and Soap And Glory powders! x

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  15. Always used the stay matte powder, would love to try the chanel one though! xx

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    1. It's definitely one of the best in the drugstore:) It's lovely!

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  16. I've tried Rimmel's Stay Matte before but I've always gone back to Natural Collections pressed powder!
    I've just started my blog, I'd be ever so grateful if you could have a look! x

    Emer // Nec Sorte, Nec Fato

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    1. Never tried the Natural Collection one, I'll swatch it when I'm next in Boots:) Sure I'll check out your blog!

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  17. I use the Chanel powder as well and would definitely recommend to everyone. Great roundup of powders!
    Jessica
    the way to my Hart

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  18. I'm not a massive loose powder fan, so I think I might give the Chanel one a miss, the S&G one sounds right up my street thou

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    1. I'd really recommend the S&G one if you're more of a pressed powder fan:)

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  19. I love Stay Matte although their powder colours are a little limited! I'm definitely going to check out the Soap & Glory powder next :)

    Rachel [at] AMomentInTime.

    xo

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  20. Can't go wrong with Chanel- and the packaging is always a dream!

    xx Alisha
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    1. Agreed, is it sad I kept the box?;)

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  21. I think I may need to invest in the Chanel powder. The way you've described it makes it sound perfect for my skin!

    I love your blog :)

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    1. It's sooo good! If you decide buy it I hope you love it as much as I do:) Thankyou!

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  22. I think you've just convinced me to splurge on the Chanel powder. I've been eyeing it for awhile but haven't made the jump yet. I think I see a shopping trip in my near future :)
    ~ Ailish

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    1. Hehe, I'm hoping you'll love it! It is a brilliant powder:)

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