5 Star Face Powders

For years I never even used to set my makeup because I couldn't find a powder that worked for me. Most were too drying and most just looked cakey on my skin. I do now have many powders that I love and today I wanted to share them with you.

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Powder | £33 | REVIEW

I feel like I have talked about this powder to death but it is one of my all time favourites. It's a pressed powder which is super easy to use. The formula is finely milled, it transfers beautifully onto the skin. It melts into the makeup, setting it perfectly without looking cakey at all. I can apply and apply this stuff and it never looks powderery. It's also so blurring and makes my fine lines look way better. And most importantly this isn't drying! I will say this doesn't have a mattifying finish it's more satin which I prefer but this may mean oily skinned people won't like this. If you have oily skin and use this do let us know in the comments.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders | £59 | REVIEW

These are eye wateringly expensive and I was put off buying them for a long time but I caved a few years ago and picked up the trio, I'm so glad I did it because these are powders that restored my faith in powders. I have the trio which includes 3 different shades, which are available to buy separately. Each powder has a different effect of the skin:

Dim Light -this is the palest powder of the trio. I like to use this to set the centre of my face because it adds a very subtle highlighting effect. This would also work for paler skin tones.

Incandescent light - this is my favourite one. It adds warmth to the face and leaves it looking so fresh and radiant looking.

Radiant Light - would work for must skin tones. It sets makeup perfectly.

All 3 three of the powders give the skin an undeniable glow. But these aren't glittery or have a highlighting effect on the face they just leave the skin looking naturally radiant, lit from within. If you have dry or dehydrated skin I cannot recommend these enough. I would go as far as to say these are life changing.

RCMA No Colour Powder | £13 | REVIEW

I haven't spoken about this powder in a while on here but I actually use this everyday to set my under eye concealer. This is the best powder I've found to help stop my concealer creasing. It sets concealer so well but doesn't give that dry cakey look some powders do. This works really well all over the face too, it definitely has a matte finish and keeps my makeup locked in place all day. This is a translucent powder but it doesn't leave a cast on the face or anything like that, it also doesn't cause any camera flash back. If you like a matte finish to the base then I really recommend this powder.

NYX HD Finishing Powder Yellow Powder | £9

I've tried a few Yellow powders and not found many I actually like. But I do really like this offering from NYX. Yellow powders are supposed to be great for brightening the skin so they make a great option for the under eye area. Which is how I like to use this. The Yellow tone of this powder isn't too Yellow that it translates to the under eyes but it does brighten them up a bit. It sets my concealer well too. This is a great affordable powder.

Too Faced Born This Way Powder* | £20 | REVIEW

I'm huge fan of the too faced born this way powder so I was super excited to try this and I wasn't dissapointed. This is a loose powder that works well all the over face and under the eyes. It doesn't add any coverage nor does it look cakey. I would say this does have matte finish but it's not flat at all. I do some times find this a little drying if my skin is feeling partically dry but as whole I really like this powder. I will also say this does give flash back in photos but as everyday powder this is good option.

Laura Geller Balance n Brighten powder | £26 | REVIEW 

I believe this is a powder foundation but I like to use it to set my makeup. It does give a little coverage but not a lot. This is so blurring, it makes my pores and fine lines disappear. It's so finely milled and never looks cakey on my skin. The finish is satin to matte and not drying at all. If you want a good blurring powder I really recommend check this one!

As I was writing this I realised that most of these powders are quite pricey but I think powders are worth investing in. I just find high-end powders work a lot better, especially if you have dry skin like me.

Have you tried any of these? What's your favourite face powder?

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