Tuesday 11 July 2017

Powders on Rotation - Vichy, NYX, Laura Mercier, Maybelline and Hourglass

I loved writing up mini reviews of the mascaras I have in rotation, so I thought I would share the face powders from my collection. I have combination to oily skin so I usually use a light dusting of powder in my T-zone to prevent any shine throughout the day. Each powder has a slightly different effect on the skin, so there is one for every skin type and concern in my selection.

Reviews and comparisons of face powders including, Hourglass, NYX, Laura Mercier, Maybelline and Vichy

Maybelline Matte Maker Mattifying Powder
I have been through many Rimmel Stay Matte Powders since I started wearing makeup and I hadn't yet tried the Maybelline equivalent until this year. During warmer weather, or when I need a more full coverage base, I reach for the Maybelline Matte Maker Mattifying Powder. It's a little heavier than a loose setting powder but it has longevity on the skin, perfect for oily skinned people.

Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder*
This is the loose powder has the same mattifying effect as the Maybelline powder but it doesn't have any colour and is a loose powder pot format. Be careful when applying, if you use too much you end up with a white cast to the face.

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
If I want a little bit more of a softer finish to my makeup, I will use the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder. It gives a diffused finish and a subtle sheen to the skin, preventing it from looking too flat or cakey.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light
This is a mini of the Ambient Lighting Powder, which I picked up in my USA Sephora haul. I reach for this if I have used a heavy coverage foundation to cover redness or acne, but still want a glow on my skin. It's very finely milled and gives a 'lit from within' glow.

NYX HD Finishing Powder in Banana
I had seen plenty of YouTubers using the Ben Nye Banana Powder under their eyes but I opted for the NYX one as it was easier to find and more affordable. It is a heavier powder, so use a large fluffy brush to apply and make sure the edges.

Mini reviews of face powders, including NYX, Hourglass and Maybelline.




  1. Even though I have the hourglass ambient lighting powder in diffused light I feel like I am underwhelmed with it mainly because I am not using it the right way. I've been curious about some nyx powders - especially their new baked no filter face powder.


    1. I've not heard about the Baked No Filter powder, I'll have to try it out!

  2. I like the variety of drugstore to high end powders in this post. I own 3 powders and they last for ages! (including my first Rimmel Stay Matte). I want to try Laura Mercier one day :)

    1. I always try and have a mix of high end and drugstore in my collection!

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