Do you hate caking up your face with several types of chemicals and all sorts from make up? I am always trying to limit the amount of extra chemicals I put on my face. I have recently been using setting powders with no talc in them, due to having problematic skin, talc can clog pores etc. However there are not that many powders out there with no talc. I had been using The Balms: Sexy Mama face powder for about a year now, don’t get me wrong I do like it, however sometimes it can oxide slightly. I was on the hunt for a pure translucent setting powder with no talc or chemicals.
I was intrigued by the Make up forever HD High Definition Powder. The only ingredient in this is Silica. No talc or extra chemicals/perfumes etc. A very basic product. The less ingredients the better I say!
I was torn between the loose powder and the pressed powder. I much prefer the convenience of a pressed powder however the press powder has more ingredient’s in it and therefore opted for the loose powder. Yes it is a little messy, you loose a little product when you open the lid! It does have a sifter therefore not a huge amount of powder escapes! You need very little powder to set your foundation. I can see the powder lasting a long time! I had used a little more powder once to see what happens and my face actually had dry patches. For reference I do have dry combination skin, therefore very little works for me and my face does not get greasy till about 6 hours later. Perhaps for oily skin, a little more product is needed.
TIP: While the lid is closed I turn the tub upside down and i turn it back upright again. Once opened I use the powder that is on the circle part of the lid (as per above photo). Yup that’s right – that’s how little you need to use for your whole face!!
This powder is very finely milled, it does look a bit daunting that it is pure white, but do not fear it is translucent on any skin tones! I have brown skin and I have no white cast. Just be careful to not over do it otherwise you may encounter a Nicole Kiddman moment of white cast all over her face with flash photography. Luckily this has not happen to me with flash!
MUFE claims this powder is HD, those claims I can not state is true for me, however it does set my make up beautifully and makes faint blemish’s look a little more airbrushed, therefore I would highly recommend this powder for setting your make up.
Thank you for reading
Bhavi x o x o