Powders are a staple in almost every girl’s make up routine, especially if you live in a particularly tropical climate (Philippines). They are usually used to set liquid bases(i.e. foundation or BB creams) to help the product stay in place throughout the day. These powders usually come in different types, the common ones are pressed, loose or in a paste-like from that dries into a powder.
So whats the dealio with this (powder) post anyway? There is a common misconception that the more you pay for your powder products, the better staying power or quality you get. Although that is somehow true but it is not always the case.
I am well-aware that not everybody can afford a 4000php(almost $100) powder(neither can I). That’s why I am making this post to share why you don’t always need to splurge on products you use on a daily basis because chances are you will be needing back ups, expensive back ups at that.
The RCMA No Color Powder is one that I see plenty of makeup artists use. I am guessing it is probably for its good quality, reasonable price and it is probably more hygienic to use loose powders when you have so many clients. Although something that is more of a splurge is the Shu Uemura Loose Face Powder it has more or less the same effect but this one comes in various shades that can match your skin tone perfectly.
A powder that I have had in the past and used to death was the Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder it was just like the RCMA powder but in pressed form(what a dream). It was all kinds of beautiful, that it didn’t even last me 3 months! The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder is another good high-end alternative but it is more on the illuminating side that it makes you glow more than mattify(still a good thing).
Another long time goodin that I have had for a bit and just hit pan on is the Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder. I have honestly heard Youtube’s top beauty vloggers say that this is the best pressed powder you can ever find in the drugstore. The most recent one I have found in the drugstore was the Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder. This is available in different shades and none that is translucent(sad face). But nevertheless, does the job, and does it well! Seriously wished I picked up a back up of this!
What’s your favorite setting powder?
**All photos and video were taken with a Sony A6000**