We all have different struggles when it comes to makeup. For some of us it’s getting the perfect wing liner and for some it may be getting the perfect base or even applying eyelashes! Trust me, I’ve struggled with them ALL but believe me when I say it’s all about practicing and experimenting with products and techniques till you master it.
Recently my main struggle has been setting the under eyes after concealing. I personally don’t love baking under the eyes as sometimes it makes my under eyes look very dry and cakey. I have dry skin (especially during winter) so that’s the last thing I want. I usually use the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder 29g (click link to purchase) which retails for £29, pricey but a little goes a long way and the powder is absolutely amazing!
Another powder that I have in my makeup collection is the COTY Airspun Loose Face Powder (Translucent) 65g. I purchased this powder from Amazon after hearing so many great things about it! This powder was also the primary powder used for setting/baking at a makeup course I attended last year and the makeup looked absolutely flawless in the end. When I started using this on myself it was very hit and miss. Some days it would look perfect and other days cakey AF! So I then gave up and stuck to the Laura Mercier powder.
Recently when I was organising my makeup I came across this powder again and thought hmmmm let’s give it another shot! And guys, it’s phenomenal! Basically my technique was completely wrong. I guess I just used too much of the powder the last few times. I don’t like baking my under eyes unless I’m doing heavy occasion make up. So how I now use this powder is with a Real Techniques Mini Miracle Complexion Sponge (make sure it’s damp – this is KEY!) I dab the tiniest amount of powder on the sponge and wipe of the excess. I then dab the powder under the eyes with a lot of pressure, dabbing it completely into the skin. Also, the powder smells gorgeous! It may be overpowering for some but I actually like it. There is no flashback with this powder and that’s the best thing about it. Definitely an investment for your kit. There are mixed reviews online but mainly good ones. This powder is ancient guys, it’s been around for years! – 1930s I believe hence the vintage packaging and perfumed smell I guess. I wouldn’t be surprised if my grandma has used it lol.
For baking again I recommend the tiniest amount if you have dry skin like me but otherwise it’s fine to apply more. If you have dry skin, then brush off after 30 seconds. You really don’t need to bake for that long. The finishing is flawless, it leaves the skin feeling very smooth and photo ready.
Now let’s discuss the price? Well it’s a bargain guys! You get more than double the product in comparison to the Laura Mercier powder at half the price! It works just as great.
Below are a few photos after using the powder:
Thanks for reading! Please leave your recommendations for other good setting powders in the comments, I would love to know!
Lots of love,