Friday, March 9, 2012

In search of the Perfect Setting...

I have been searching for a while for the perfect setting powder…and I have tried a lot of powders.
The ones in the picture above are the ones previously in my collection and out of all them, the one that really works for my oily skin is the Maybelline Dream Matte Powder, which was an accident buy, but ended up being such a great product. Great oil control, lasting power…just a great product for a such a great price!
The Laura Mercier Setting powder does work, but it washes me out in photos.
I love the MAC MSF Natural, I love the idea of it. It's mineralize, good for your skin, lets your skin breathe….Just something quick to throw on when I'm just doing laundry or doing some food  shopping.
Benefits Get Even Powder is actually one my first makeup products I ever purchased, and I've been loyal. I have backups of it. It really blots away any discoloration on your skin and basically helps with any oiliness. Not a great setting powder. Lasting power is very minimal and I usually apply this after blotting my face with blotting papers with a powder brush.
Then there's my MAC Blotting Powder, which I have purchased recently and it works. I actually love it, but it changes color. I guess it "oxidized" with my oils and the foundation…really weird. I actually did my research for this product, and many claimed that the powder was light (in shade), it was very sheer. One person claimed she was fair and the Medium dark worked for her……really sad about it….
My Goal Purchase is to buy Chanel Natural Finish Loose Powder, which is getting a lot of love, but I'm actually trying to finish whatever I have open first before splurging on another item….or maybe not…..I can't help it!!! We'll see…..
Any suggestions?



  1. So helpful! I have tried all of these powders (except the Benefit) so it's really good to hear another person's perspective. I've heard a lot of love for the Maybelline but I just can't get on with it. For me, it's very chalky and sits on top of my skin rather than blending nicely.

    Have you tried NARS loose powder? If you can find a shade that suits and you like a perfected, even, long-lasting finish, I'd recommend it. I was slightly disappointed with the Laura Mercier so I tried this and found it suited me much better. Just depends what finish you like :)

    1. Hey, thanks for reading….here's a tip I picked up from watching Youtube, instead of swirling the brush, with a flat top brush PAT (like the stippling motion) the powder on to your face. I feel like this works so much better when applying powder to set your make up….


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