Product of the Week!
I don’t think I’ve ever talked about this product, at least not in depth, on here before but its about time! MAC’s Prep and Prime Transparent Finishing Powder was one of the products that my makeup kit contained and it was one of the products I was the most interested to try. I’ve never used a loose powder before and I’ve never used a truly translucent powder before. I picked this up at the beginning of the week because I was growing a little irritated with how my Rimmel Stay Matte Powder was oxidizing and turning me a little orange. I also find that when I use the Stay Matte Powder, that by the end of the day my foundation starts to creep up around the edges of my face and its really noticeable. I’ve been using Makeup Forever’s Mat Velvet + Foundation and its not a good mix with the Stay Matte.
I obviously like to look pale as new driven snow and in my quest to appear as such I turned to a translucent powder. This finely milled powder is a great investment in anyone’s makeup bag. You don’t need to use much of this and a few sweeps of this across your face and you’re set for the day. This doesn’t cause my foundation to wear off, to crease, or to settle into my pores which are fairly common problems for more people who wear foundation. This also doesn’t add any extra colour to your face. If you want your foundation to stay pretty true to its original shade, this is a great powder to use. I also love to apply this because it applies to skin like a dream. It’s silky and smooth and it dusts over your face like powdery snow. Or something poetic like that. This is a little pricey at $26 CAD but I guess, like always, you get what you pay for. This is also a great addition to any Makeup Artists kit because it has plenty of uses. It can be used on anyone with any skin tone and can be used all over the whole face to set makeup. You can even just it over lips to keep lipstick matte and in place. Test this out if you can the next time you go to a MAC store or counter. It’s worth a try!