Whether I’m wearing my standard everyday make-up, something a little wilder or attempting that ‘fresh & dewy look’ I still haven’t seem to mastered (life’s but a journey, right?), a powder always makes some sort of appearance in my routine. I’ve no shame about being a drugstore kinda-gal, still considering myself a make-up ‘newbie’ (still under a year of solid interest, by my standards), I’d rather play around with more products before investing my own money (especially considering how hit & miss powders seem to be…). The two most used powders in my collection come from two of my favourite budget brands, Bourjois and Soap & Glory; these brands stand out so much in terms of their general quality, the beautiful packaging and their strong reputation, and their powder offerings haven’t let them down.
A bit of an oldie comes from Bourjois, in the form of their loose Java Rice Powder. Described as an ultra fine, velvety powder, to give a smooth and radiant complexion, a sweep of this across the highpoints of your face leaves your complexion looking exactly that. Beautifully milled, it doesn’t feel like there’s anything extra on your skin, and the microscopic specks of glitter are undetectable on the face. Even when I’m not in need of a great deal of powder, a sweep of this under the eyes gives an extra boost of brightness which I am (often) in need of. My only gripe (and consideration) for this powder, would be that it’s not the most travel friendly. Yes, I know most loose powders aren’t great on-the-go, however, this one started out good, not too much spillage and a good lid. Only when it was dropped a few times (whoops) did half the powder gravitate upwards, a seemingly irreversible action (perhaps this is more a lesson for myself than a warning…).
One Heck of a Blot from S&G is probably one of the best known transparent oil control powders out there. The slight yellow undertone is invisible on the skin, leaving no traces, only a nicely mattified t-zone, no cake to be found. A little pricer that Bourjois’ offering (as is the whole S&G range), but worth it if you’re a little too oily. Like a lot of my purchases, Estée, from essiebutton is to ‘blame’, she is well and truly my biggest enabler (not that I’m complaining…), the rule is, if Estée loves it, I probably will too.
Am I missing any amazing drugstore powder offerings? Let me know in the comments!
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