Throughout the years I discovered that the only thing that works for me powder wise is loose powder.I don’t really know why that is or what makes it so different from normal pressed powders, but it just works better for me. A while ago I ran out of my all time favorite loose powder and I found out it wasn’t available anymore. Time to find a new one. In London I decided to buy three different loose powders and hopefully one of them will be my new favorite. If you’re interested in finding out if I in fact found a new favorite, keep on reading!
The first powder I bought is by the brand Collection. We all know Collection from their amazing Lasting Perfection concealer and the gorgeous Eyes Uncovered palette, but they have much more. This powder is called the Sheer Loose Powder and comes in a big jar. The lid is black and the jar itself is clear. The packaging itself is pretty basic and boring, but if it works, I don’t really mind.
On the back of the jar it doesn’t give you lots of information about this product. It doesn’t claim anything and it doesn’t tell you what it’s supposed to do. All it says is that it contains silk, vitamin E, UVA & UVB sunscreen. That does sound promising, but I’m curious if does what I want it to do too.
I’m not going to blabber on and on about this. I’m just getting straight to the point. This powder is pure crap. At least it is for me. Remember the review about the Essence Pure Nude powder which I expected to be brilliant but ended up being the worst powder in the history of powders. We have a similar situation here. This powder does literally nothing for my skin. I though I didn’t apply enough, so I kept applying more but just nothing happened. Normally when you powder your skin it feels less oily, not as sticky, a little softer. Well, this powder didn’t do any of that. My skin felt the same, no matter how much I tried, no matter how much product I applied. It didn’t do anything. If didn’t mattify, but it also didn’t set my makeup, it did literally nothing.
Nope, nope, nope. I love Collection but this, this is a big no no. I absolutely hate this powder and if you’re oily like me and looking for a good powder that will keep you matte for at least a few hours but preferably the entire day, I highly recommend skipping this. It’s a waste of money.
The Collection Sheer Loose Powder is available at Boots & Superdrug for £2,99.
Next up is the Rimmel Match Perfection Silky Loose Face Powder. I have been wanting to try this powder for quite a while and I did have quite high expectations. Over all I think Rimmel is a pretty good brand and I was hoping that this powder would prove me right.
Before I jump into anything, I do want to mention that I am kind of confused about all three powders. The name of the shade of all three powders is “translucent”, but they are all skin colored. This Rimmel one is the lightest, but I expected them to be white, like other translucent powders. It’s not like there was another color option available, so in that case you would expect it to be suitable for every skin color. But because the powder has some sort of color you don’t expect it to be like that. That kind of confuses me.
The Rimmel powder does make some promises on the back of the jar. It says that this powder is lightweight, smooth and soft. It says that it matches the skin’s texture and that it creates a flawless and natural looking finish and that it wears up to 8 hours. It doesn’t say too much about being matte or anything like that, but what they do claim sounds pretty good to me as well.
The lightweight, smooth and soft part is actually true. Compared to the other two powders this one has a much finer texture and felt a lot lighter on the skin. I really like the way it felt. Besides that I do think it did a pretty decent job at mattifying, but it doesn’t really beat the Essence loose powder.
The Rimmel Match Perfection Silky Loose Face Powder is available at the drugstore for £6,99.
The last powder is the MUA Matte Perfect Loose Powder. Unlike the other two powders, this one claims to be mattifying. It says that it’s micro-fine and that it’s perfect for banishing unwanted shine and fixing your foundation in place. Reading this made me happy because it promises what I want a powder to do. That’s definitely a big plus. But the thing with this powder is, is that it seems to be pretty dark. Even though it says translucent and it was the only shade available, it just seems to me like it’s pretty dark. I was kind of worried about that and I’m still not 100% sure about it.
Packaging wise I’m not super duper impressed. It’s not the most gorgeous thing I’ve ever seen, but it’s the most fun one out of the three. It’s basic and simple and best of all, it’s big. It comes with 15 grams of powder. I guess that will last me quite a while.
To be completely honest here, because it’s such a dark powder I didn’t expect this one to be my favorite out of the three, but it is. I use powder to mattify my face. The Collection one does a horrible job when it comes to that and the Rimmel one is okay, but it’s not amazing. This one however is pretty impressive. I don’t need an excessive amount of this in order to get rid of the shine and it just instantly mattifies in a way I really like it.
The lasting power isn’t bad either. I don’t think any powder (except the Essence one which is discontinued) can keep me matte all day, so I don’t blame any powder for not being able to do that. But compared to other powders I’ve tried, this one is definitely one of the best. I’m really impressed you guys!
The MUA Matte Perfect Loose Powder is available at Superdrug and online for £2,50.
So at the end of the day, the only powder that actually impressed me is the MUA powder. It’s the only one that gives me the amount of matte-ness I want and it lasts the longest. The Rimmel powder isn’t too bad either, but if you’re struggling with severe oiliness it’s just not enough. The Collection powder was just horrible in my opinion. It did literally nothing. I definitely don’t recommend that one!
That was it for today. I hope today’s review was useful in anyway and I hope you enjoyed reading it. Let me know which powder you love using the most!
2 thoughts on “3x Loose Powder”
mooie, duidelijke review! ik heb het niet zo op losse poeder omdat het niet zo snel werkt xD
I need to find this!