Sunday 18 May 2014

Loose Powder Lovin'

This has to be the sunniest Sunday I've seen since last Summer (tongue twister much), which makes my pasty limbs and ice cream cravings ridiculously happy, but also gives my usually normal skin a touch of the 'shineball' effect. That's the technical term don't you know. The dilemma I have every summertime is not wanting to be shiny with slippy disappearing makeup, whilst also not wanting anything too heavy, matte or cakey on my face, so finally I've found the perfect solution- loose powder. I know it's hardly a revolutionary solution, but for the girl who  used Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder like it was going out of fashion or nothing at all, this perfect in between is a rather big deal okay...

My current loose powders of choice are the Bourjois Java Rice Powder and Benefit POREfessional Agent Zero Shine. I use the Bourjois powder on my t-zone/eye area as part of my morning make up routine. Don't let the pink shimmer scare you- this is a seriously gorgeous powder which not only sets make up and controls oil, but also illuminates/perfects the complexion. It's incredibly lightweight and natural on the skin too making it the perfect powder for non-powder kind of girls that like a dewy base like myself. Sometimes this will keep me looking the right side of glowy all day and other times I have to run to work/get gross on the tube/head straight from desk to dance floor and in these cases a further backup is required and that's when Benefit's new powdery offering steps in. When I first heard about Agent Zero Shine I wasn't actually that convinced as I thought it would be too faffy. However, the all in one powder, brush and pot design makes this a genius little carry around and the actual powder not only banishes shine without looking cakey or too matte, but also resurfaces the skin slightly- dusting away pores and skin paddies in seconds. Bring on the sunshine.

Are you lovin' loose powder life?


  1. I don't use powder much because I find it looks cakey and looses the dewey-ness of my foundation! I need to find one that sets everything yet keeps my foundation dewey! P.S. I followed you on instagram lovely because I love your blog :-)

    Beauty Soup | UK Beauty Blog

  2. I want to try these both!! They both look awesome

    Laura xx

  3. Agent zero shine sounds awesome! Iove that it still offers some illumination!!

    Kallie @ But First, Coffee

  4. Loose powders are my favorite, id never use compact.
    At the moment I'm using Too faced primed and poreless but i'd love to give these a try
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  5. love!

  6. I am dying to try the Benefit Agent Zero Shine! I use the Make Up Forever HD powder and I really like it for a loose powder. Lovely post xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

  7. I think I'm going to try the benefit Agent Zero! I'm always up for finding a better product for my face. Thanks for sharing :)

  8. I don't think I've ever used a loose powder! I have some catching up to do!



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