Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Estée Lauder Perfecting Loose Powder

Do you ever find it is the products you use most often are the ones you neglect to review?

You may have read my previous reviews of the Estée Lauder Double Wear foundations and The Double Wear Stay In Place pressed Powder, well let me introduce you to the Perfecting Loose Powder that completes the dream team for perfect skin. 

At £28.50 for 10g this is a little costly so here is why I think its worth parting with your hard earned pennies...
As you can see the powder is very finely milled and therefore perfectly lightweight. You can apply a few layers of the powder without looking like you have powdered at all. It mattifies and softens the finish of your base creating a more even looking complexion. 

I find most loose powders are more long lasting than pressed powders as they do not oxidise as easily. This one in particular lasts forever, it does not seam to encourage the production of oil at all and hardly ever needs re-touching. 
I am also a big lover of the Yves Saint Laurent Souffle D'Eclat Loose Powder (read review) which costs £9.50 more for 5g more of product. To be honest they are both investment products that are equally great. I differentiate the two on the finish of the foundation you are applying them on to. If you wear a more sheer finish foundation, you will probably prefer YSL's Souffle D'Eclat, where as if your base has a more matte finish and is more full coverage, then Estée Lauder's loose powder may be more for you. 

With both of these powders I have found the realTechniques Blush Brush to be the best at holding the right amount of product and applying a light, even amount all over your skin.

I'd love to know your thoughts on this product, or what your favorite loose powder is. And for those of you that are looking for a drugstore alternative try the Soap & Glory Kick Ass powder; see my review here.