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Wednesday, 10 July 2013

The All-Round Face Powder

in all honesty, a finishing powder is something that's only made its way into my make-up bag in the last year or so, and since then a firm favourite has definitely been Rimmel's Stay Matte purely on recommendations and how affordable this is. but recently someone suggested to me that i should try out this beauty - Jurlique's Rose Silk Finishing Powder(*). I was given this to try without even seeing the product or even really knowing anything about it and there were a couple of things I was instantly dubious about on opening - first was that it was a loose powder (something i've never used before), and secondly how pale it is. i know that i'm naturally the palest of the pale but i was a little worried this might be too light even for me.
but doubts aside, i took the plunge and gave it a go, and turns out i had absolutely nothing to be worried about! although it is a loose powder, it doesn't fly all over the show and stays very contained to its little pot. to apply, i've just been using the powder puff applicator and dabbing a circle on each cheek and my forehead and then blending in with my Real Techniques powder brush. and the colour is absolutely nothing to worry about - once buffed into the skin it just adds a sheer layer to the skin and does not at all affect your skin tone. i've been using a darker foundation than usual at the moment whilst i've been tanning, and applying this hasn't diluted the colour at all.
sometimes i do suffer from a slightly oily t-zone, and this eliminates any shine on the face and gives an all-day, matte finish. the rose scent isn't at all overpowering and actually helps to maintain moisture balance of the skin. i can see the pot lasting me absolutely ages - a little really goes a long way once buffed into the skin.
compared to the high street powders, it is a little on the pricey side but you get what you pay for - a finishing powder that does its job and doesn't need reapplying throughout the day. there's also the elimination of the worry of trying to get a perfect colour match to your skintone - this blends in flawlessly on any skin type.

have any of you ever tried a Jurlique face powder? if not, which powders would you recommend?

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Jurlique Rose Silk Finishing Powder(*) £24.50 - available from

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