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My Top Five Setting Powders.

I really like face powders as I have normal/combination skin, I need a powder that will keep the shine at bay, that keeps my face shine free without looking cakey and unnatural. Here are my Top five if the moment.

1.Becca fine pressed powder – The ultimate “show off” compact. Beautifully packaged with its own zippered nylon pouch for protection in the handbag, this exceptionally fine, silky pressed powder is designed for portable touch-ups to reduce shine and freshen make-up. This micro-milled powder contains a superior, modified rice starch, allowing it to be applied as often as desired, without cakiness. Great product, Gives me a lovely lasting finish, lovely product for £9.00.



2.Clarins Ever Matte – The compact powder which effectively controls shine for hours, leaving skin fresh and flawless. Its ultra-fine, comfortable texture evens the complexion with a transparent finish. The “Shine-Stopper” complex combines the benefits of plants and purity of minerals to instantly matify the complexion, control shine and tighten pores. Your complexion is perfectly even, velvety-smooth and looks incredibly beautiful. Make-up hold is improved. This keeps me matte nearly all day, a beautiful compact with a great product £27.00

3.Rimmel Stay Matte – Stay Matte feels lightweight.  It glides on smoothly to provide even, natural-looking, long-wearing coverage that effectively conceals imperfections while revealing your natural flawless matte perfection.  And, because it is free of fragrance, oils, parabens and talc, and because it won’t clog pores, it’s great for all skin types. £3.99


4.Chanel Les Beiges –  Free like a breath of fresh air. Spontaneous like the perfect getaway. Enveloping like a caress of light, reveal the healthy glow of each woman and provide a sensation of lightness, well-being and freshness. Les Beiges compact powder gives your skin the fresh, pure radiance of days spent outdoors. The fine, lightweight and antioxidant powder shields the skin from environmental stress and sunlight thanks to its SPF 15 / PA++ sun filter. Its ultra-protective formula, enriched with cotton flower and white rose plant cells, becomes one with the skin. It is gentle on all skin types, even the most sensitive. The Healthy Glow Sheer Powder also features the iconic CHANEL compact case, dressed for the first time in beige, the timeless and exclusive beige. Its big mirror, with a larger inclination angle. Love, love, love! The packaging is to due for and the powder is pretty amazing too! Gives great natural luminous coverage – love it! Quite pricey at £38.00 but its Chanel..


5.Bourjois Healthy Balance – A unifying powder that evens out and boosts the radiance of your complexion whilst taking care of your skin.With Asian fruit therapy formula to restore balance to the skin: the Sharon fruit smoothes and moisturises dry areas, whilst Yuzu fruit absorbs excess shine. Its ultra fine, blendable texture provides a light and undetectable finish on skin. Includes a handy large mirror ideal for achieving the perfect make-up result! Available in 4 natural shades for all skin tones. And it’s good for my skin, Hypoallergenic formula, Non comedogenic, Dermatologically tested gives a lovely natural finish to my skin keeps me matte for a good 6hrs+ great product for £8.99.

What’s your favourite mattifying powder? 

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