I’ve never really been too much of a powder fan. When I made my vow, to have dewy, glowy make up, powder didn’t really come in to that equation. However, being the oily skinned person that I am, I can’t completely forgo the powder, or I will literally look like my face is actually melting off. So I have been trying to get over my powder fear, and thankfully two powders have come into my life, which have changed my opinion on powder hatred.
One powder is a brand spanking new one, Benefit’s Porefessional Agent Zero Shine* is a new kid on the block and the sister or brother of Benefit’s hugely successful Porefessional primer. Shine and pores? Be gone. It’s a loose powder that you dust onto the areas where you tend to get a bit shiny, I tend to sweep it over my cheeks, nose and forehead, oh and a dabble on my chin too. It comes with a tiny little brush to dab on the powder and a little pot to put the powder into. Hey they aren’t just pretty faces over at Benefit are they? I was worried this product may leave me a little too matte and maybe cakey? I don’t like cake on my face, just on my plate thank you. But I needn’t of worried, this powder does everything a oily skinned girl wants, absorbs oil, helps cover unsightly pores, but looks natural too. The best thing about this powder? It lasts all day, I used to be turning to my Rimmel Stay Matte twice, three times a day, when things got a little greasy but with the Porefessional powder, I can forgo powdering for the whole day. Now that is pretty impressive. Of course, I am excited to see how this fares when the summer arrives and my skin gets 102x oilier, but for now, me and my oily skin are friends. For now.
Next is Bourjois’s Java Rice Powder, a powder that was originally brought out over a century ago, but this powder doesn’t have just a pretty package, oh no, you need this powder in your life too. I find this pink toned powder is best for setting your under eye concealer, it amazingly manages to brighten your complexion and almost give it an air brushed look. Just how? It’s also great for bad skin days, pop some on over your foundation and you are left with a flawless finish.
Who’d of thought, that not one, but two powders would be incorporated into my make up routine? I am a changed woman. What’s your favourite powder?