Translucent face powder and its traveling companion, the pressed powder compact, were makeup kit staples forever. A light dusting as a final step was supposed to make your makeup last and prevent shine. Then the big glow trend hit and suddenly everything and everyone was dewy, luminous, light reflecting and shimmery. Well, powder is back which proves once again beauty is as cyclical as fashion. But like style, it never comes back exactly the same way. Now it's reincarnated as a foundation substitute, pore refinisher, skin freshener.
Here are my best 5 face powders:
1. M.A.C. studio fix powder plus foundation
A one-step application of foundation and powder. Gives skin a smooth, flawless, all-matte, full-coverage finish. Long-wearing: lasts for up to eight hours. A real all-in-one. The choice of pros, and a long time favourite of M∙A∙C fans.
2. Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder
An oil-free, shine-absorbing pressed powder. The ultra-sheer texture of this pressed powder gives skin a perfected matte appearance. It's great for oily skin and oily spots and maintains a fresh look and feel, even after frequent touch-ups. It provides sheer-to-moderate coverage.
For dry-combination to oily and very-oily skin types. Non-acnegenic.
3. Bare Escentuals Hydrating Mineral Veil
Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil is a sheer finishing powder that minimizes pores for the look of beautiful bare skin. It's light as a feather so all you'll see is shine-free skin. Perfect to use throughout the day. Talc and fragrance free. Wear over bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation or complete look for a gorgeous, airbrushed finish.
4. Bobby Brown Sheer Finish Pressed Powder
A finely milled, translucent face powder to set foundation and cut excess shine.
Bobbi's long-lasting, super-sheer powder sets and perfects color to create a smooth, flawless finish. This oil-absorbing sheer powder is 100% oil-free, with vitamin E for the most comfortable wear. In a sleek, square compact, Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Pressed Powder is elegant and easy to carry with you throughout the day.
5. Make Up Forever HD Microfinish Powder
This stark white powder looks invisible when applied, feels incredibly smooth, and sets the foundation beautifully. On top of this, it manages to mattify skin without leaving it looking flat!
Made from 100% mineral silica powder. Microfinish Powder was created to give skin a softer look, as HD cameras see everything, and helps to "blur" imperfections.
These face powders are my best 5!!! You should try yourself to find which fits you most... Enjoy yourselves!