I’m a loose powder addict!

I think loose powder is an essential step in the beauty routine for a perfect complexion. It helps foundation to stay all day and absorbs excess of sebum.

There are a lot of different loose powder on the market. Some are so thick and powdery, that your complexion looks caky and fake. It is important to choose a good loose powder.

As a makeup artist and big user of loose powder, my criteria are: a natural, luminous, flawless and invisible finish, a soft and lightweight texture that leaves the skin silky smooth as well as a formula that doesn’t dry the skin while it mattifies at the same time.

Here are my 3 favorite ones.

1. Flawless

Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder

Brand and name: Smasbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder

Estimated price: 72$CA (with the kabuki brush)

Number of shades available: 6

Details: The first anti-aging powder with skincare benefits. It’s formula contains pure gold, 48 minerals, 11 amino acids and a powerful peptide (botox-like effect), an anti-wrinkle ingredient. It’s patented hydration system continuously revitalizes skin during the day. It diminishes wrinkles (33% after 10 minutes and 67% after six weeks of use). Made for all skin types, oil free, talc free and paraben free. Offered with a kabuki brush.

Why I like it: It’s not a powder, it’s a foundation, so it has a higher coverage than a regular powder, but a more natural finish than a powder foundation. I love the luminous finish. It gives a healthy glow! I don’t suggest it with a thick liquid foundation, but with a BB Cream, a light liquid foundation or just concealer, it’s perfect! This powder is pretty expansive, but the result is so flawless that it’s worth the price.

2. Unnoticeable

Make-Up Forever HD Mircofinish Powder

Brand and name : MAKE-UP FOREVER HD Mircofinish Powder

Estimated price: 39$CA

Number of shades available: 1 (100% translucent for all skin tones)

Details: A universal translucent finishing powder. It sets the foundation and slightly mattifies skin without changing its natural contours. This powder has only one ingredient: silica, that softens the appearance of imperfections. It does not dry the skin. It’s lightweight, silky texture and ultrafine formula adds a soft focus effect for a flawless finish.

Why I like it: This is the finest powder on the market. 100% invisible! Completely translucent, it doesn’t change your foundation color. Perfect for all skin types, it’s amazing on combination or oily skin because silica is the best ingredient to absorb excess of sebum.

3. Healthy look

Cover FX Illuminating Setting Powder

Brand and name: Cover FX Illuminating Setting Powder

Estimated price: 32$CA

Number of shades available: 2

Also available, the shimmering version called Radiant FX (golden bronze or platinum).

Details: Loose setting powder to set liquid or cream foundation that provide a light illuminating finish. It’s light diffusing technology gives a illuminating glow. Longwear, it extends foundation wear all day and prevents foundation product and color transfer.

Why I like it: Lightweight, soft, luminous, it’s the perfect powder. Contains mica (luminous effect) and silica (silky smooth texture and mattifying effect). Gives a healthy look for every day.

What about you? What is your favorite loose powder?

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