Baking my Face!
For some reason I have been having the hardest time finding a setting powder. So far, I’ve tried Revolutions' Banana Loose Setting Powder, Kat Von D Lock-it Translucent Loose Setting Powder, Kylie Cosmetics Yellow Loose Setting Powder, Airspun Translucent Loose Setting Powder and Too Faced Translucent Medium Loose Setting Power. And here are my thoughts.
Let's start with Revolution in Banana, $8. It's patchy. Not the best texture. It’s Trash. The end.
Moving on to Kat Von D Lock-it Translucent powder, $31. I actually liked this powder. It's very silky and light. I didn't get a brightening experience, it was more like a setting concealer powder. However, I will use this powder again to set my under eyes with my IT CC+ Color correcting full coverage cream. I do feel that I need to give this product another try since it was literally the first powder I tried and I later found that I was not applying it correctly. Since it's so light, I don't feel it will make my under eyes too matte since it's so silky.
Kylie Cosmetics, $24. Light and, good texture but a little patchy. I feel I was suggested the wrong color, Yellow. I do want to give this a second chance in Translucent. I feel people with my skin tone shouldn't have the brightening effect issue with using translucent powders even though Ulta employees would disagree. but beware of the actual color of the "translucent" product. Like Airspun, Kylie has a translucent color that's actually more of a light beige when compared with Kat Von D super white translucent powder. I feel Kylie got it wrong when suggesting what colors are good for each skin tone range. The light to medium skin tone seems too dark which would actually be my color (second photo below). The Fair to tan has a beige undertone. There is technically no powder white translucency. Drag your arrow over the swatch to reveal the colors.
Airspun Translucent Loose Powder, $6. I suppose to have the extra coverage powder. And let me tell you, it's extra and lightly patchy! It applies light, but it’s hard to just sweep away with a brush. It sticks to my concealer like glue. I have to use my blender to even out the patches and completely remove the excess but as a result it ended up picking up a lot of my makeup. I do find that the longer the wear, the better the result. It might look questionable after you blend it out. But it will slowly do its magic in the next 30 to 45 minutes after applying. Ultimately for the price, it's not a bad product at all.
Milk Blur + Set Matte Loose Setting Powder in Translucent light, $29. It's the only setting powder that doesn't contain talc. I can't tell you enough how much I love Milk Makeup products. They are truly about making the most safest and natural ingredients. I now have the entire line. Not everything but when it comes to the face I use the grip primer, foundation, concealer, kush mascara, kush lip balm, and now the loose powder. I wore everything together and I just loved how well it all went together, it wasn't patchy and glided on like silk. The box says the powder "cuts shine, not glow" and it definitely lived up to that expectation. I can finally say this works seamlessly with setting and semi-brightening my Milk Flex Concealer. The only thing I have to critique is that the powder wasn't as matte as I thought it would be and the mesh that's made with the jar to pick up product. The directions say "bounce sponge or brush into mesh opening to pick up product". That's a little hard to do when the powder is sitting at the bottom of the jar and even turning it over and shaking it doesn't give me much product.
Fenty Beauty Instant retouch setting powder in Butter, $32. This loose powder gave me life. I love light and airy but this powder is not light, not heavy and it gives me that amazing under eye brightening effect. I tried something different with this one which is choosing the powder in the shade Butter instead of the translucent. It's a buttery color and not a yellow tone like Kylie's yellow loose powder. I never thought I'd say this but Fenty turned out to be just a tad bit better than milk. Though Milk worked beautifully and seamlessly within its own family of cosmetics , Fenty was fair game with the brightening effect. It blended so well, i did find a little tiny patch under my right eye. Once I blend and wear it through out the day it becomes flawless and more flawless. And it lasted all day. From 9 a.m. to bed time. Rhianna, I'm definitely bright like a diamond right now.
Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder Translucent, $33. This is another product I really need to give a second chance to. I also got the wrong color in this product the first time. I had to exchange it for the right shade. The first color was in medium, it was so dark and the texture felt a little thick. When I made the exchange the texture felt lighter and silky. and who doesn't love the heart shape perforations to allow the product to be poured onto the lid. The powder performed well. It reminded me of Kat Von D's loose powder as far as it being light and silky.
My final thoughts, all of the opinions and reviews on these products are strictly my opinion and how it performed on my skin. They are not sponsored.
I’d first tell you to know what type of skin you have to find your ideal loose powder that works well with your concealer, all concealers have different formulas regardless of dupes.
I never thought I'd say this but Fenty is truly giving me life right now as far as brightening because that's ultimately my goal. I have to say Fenty takes the cake in this review. Don’t get me wrong the Milk Cosmetics loose powder is amazing and always one of my top three but this product was made for the formula of their concealers. The finish on Fenty was smooth and didn’t activate any patches or deactivate the formula of Milk Cosmestics Flex Concealer. Fenty is my number one choice in the loose powder/baking powder category, followed by Fenty and Finally Too Faced.
I've yet to try my bitch Jeffree Star's loose powder but when I do, I will make sure I give you the 411. His Products never disappoint.
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