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Now, I’m a girl who enjoys a great powder. I have to set my foundation, BB cream, or tinted moisturizer, or my look just doesn’t feel complete. I don’t like the look of powder, nor do I like the feeling, so the perfect powder has to be able to set my makeup and be nearly invisible.
I often get asked how to use powder foundations. They usually come with a strange little sponge and people stew over the wet versus dry issue. I never use powder foundation with the sponge or wet. I always buff it into the face (think Bare Minerals infomercial.) I generally use the Sephora Airbrush #55 to do this.
My favorite powder foundations include:
Burberry Powder Foundation: This is the lightest powder foundation and not really suitable for people with oily skin or those looking for decent coverage. I know many people that use this as a setting powder because it is a very light powder foundation. I find that it lets your natural glow shine through.
Dolce and Gabbana Powder Foundation: I gave into this after I heard Raeview’s rave about it. I love this powder foundation, but I do feel that the packaging is bulky and you get less product than imaged. It’s still light with slightly more coverage than the Burberry. It also controls oil slightly better.
Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation: I’m going to be honest, I do prefer the Burberry and the D&G powder foundations to this MUFE, but it deserves a spot on the list. It’s slightly more powdery, meaning when I get the product on my brush, it tends to fly everywhere. This doesn’t happen with the previous two. The upside is that it also far more mattifying and full-coverage. If you have oily skin, want to use a powder foundation on its own, or need additional coverage over say a tinted moisturizer, then the MUFE is for you.
Neutrogena Skinclearing Mineral Powder Foundation: I wanted to include a drugstore product on this list and I’m a huge fan of Neutrogena, especially their Skinclearing range. This is the product I always keep in my purse and it is perfect for touch-ups. This is a great product for people with sensitive skin, acne, and those on a budget.
My favorite powders:
Since I tend to wear a BB cream most often, I usually grab for a powder foundation. When I’m go out for the evening and use a heavier foundation, however, I like a fine powder. My favorite setting powders tend to be loose or translucent powders.
Make Up For Ever Super Matte Loose Powder: I love this powder because they come in a range of shades. I picked a slightly darker shade to give me a bronzed look. It’s also matte, but since it is a loose powder, you won’t experience any build-up. This powder is similar to the HD powder, but without the choking hazard. It’s got that great finely-milled texture that you’d expect from a MUFE product.
Chanel Poudre Universelle Compact – Natural Finish Pressed Powder: I’m rarely a fan of translucent powders. I know they are supposed to be a neutral product, which is probably why I feel so blah about them. I quite like this version, mainly for the t-zone. On the off chance I don’t want to set my whole face with a powder, this effortlessly matches my skin and I can place it exactly where need be.
Make Up For Ever HD Powder: They’ve apparently changed the packaging of this, but I can’t get enough of it. There isn’t a makeup artist in the world that doesn’t keep this in their kit. It is made of pure silicone, so as stated, it’s a choking hazard, but a fabulous one at that. It’s perfect for setting concealer, all over coverage, or place it specifically in areas you’re concerned need some extreme oomph.
Hope this helps on your powder hunt!
I gave into the Dolce and Gabbana Foundation Powder thanks to the doings of Raeview. When I got it in the mail, I was planning on seeing which is better: Burberry or D&G. Unfortunately, I soon learned that it wouldn’t be that easy. I don’t think one is better than another, but I do think that each powder has its pro’s and con’s. I specified enough categories, that I think everyone will find which powder suits them best, based on you’re own needs and wants.
First up, The Burberry Powder Foundation.
I use the shade “Trench #7,” in case you were interested.
This powder is better for people with dry to normal skin. It’s a lighter powder that lets your skin breathe. It also allows your skin’s natural glow to shine through, sans the greasy look. I say that it’s medium coverage, whereas D&G is more medium to full, only because I find the more matte the powder, the heavier the coverage appears. You may need a touch-up throughout the day if your skin leans more on the combination side. As far as packaging is concerned, Burberry wins hands down. A lot of people travel with these types of powders, or keep them in their on-the-go makeup case, so I think packaging is really important. The magnetic closure that all Burberry products feature is really nice. It also lifts up the powder tray, so you have easy access to the sponge beneath. The classic check pattern is embossed on the outside, and it’s very easy to wipe clean. It also doesn’t scratch easily. This powder does have the signature Burberry scent that seems to plague all their products. I do have to say it’s a pleasant scent, so if you don’t have a distain towards a scented product, you will love this!
Dolce and Gabbana Powder Foundation
I purchased the shade “Warm.”
The shading issue is the first point I want to bring up, the swatches are deceiving, at least on Sephora’s website. The D&G Cosmetics website is probably the most spectacular thing I’ve ever seen. I purchased mine, however, from Sephora. Online the shades seemed much darker than they do in person. I was originally going to go with Buff, but thankfully I went with Warm, which is most likely a winter shade for me. This powder is extremely matte and is much more suited for people with combination or oily skin. As stated previously, I think because of its matte nature, it appears to have a bit more coverage than Burberry and will definitely last longer for people that have that skin type. The packaging loses this battle. Although I still think it’s fabulous, it just doesn’t contend with Burberry. It’s prone to finger prints and scratches. The D&G powder doesn’t have a much of a scent, which I prefer.
Hope this helps make your decision easier
- Dr.Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm: This was the second BB cream I tried, and it was love at first application. I tried the Garnier version first because I was skeptical of this whole beauty trend. I wasn’t particularly pleased with the Garnier BB cream. There was minimal coverage, it was greasy looking after a few hours, and was too fragranced. The Dr.Jart+ beauty balm is perfection! It provides the right amount of coverage, combats dark spots, and protects your skin from pollutants. This formula was designed for people with sensitive skin. If you’re suffering from acne or allergic reactions to other products, I highly recommend this. Dr.Jart+ saved my skin when it was at its worst.
- La Mer – Baume de la Mer: I went through a La Mer phase a year ago. After trying nearly the entire collection, there weren’t too many products I felt were worth repurchasing. The Baume de la Mer is the exception. I’m on my second jar, so it does last quite a long time. I continue to try to find something cheaper that could replace this, but everything falls short. I’m putting this on my “worthy indulgence list” and won’t let this one go!
- Bobbi Brown Bronzer: We all love bronzer, but lets face it, it’s tough to find the perfect bronzer. They’re often too shiny, shimmery, glittery, orange… To make matters worse, I’m allergic to a lot of bronzers! NARS hates my face. Thankfully, I’ve discovered Bobbi Brown Bronzer in Medium. It’s my holy grail! This is such a versatile product. I use the Bobbi Brown Bronzer Brush for daytime and a contour brush for night.
- Oribe Royal Blow Out Heat Protecting Spray: I’m obsessed with this product because it’s an all-in-one! It’s a heat protectant, helps maintain your style, adds shines, de-frizzes, and smells amazing. I rarely blow dry my hair. I let it air dry and then either straighten or curl it. Even though Oribe doesn’t advertise this product to do all the things I’ve mentioned, it really works!
- Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray: This product really put Oribe, the hair care line, not the man, on the map! It’s in every magazine and most celebrity hairstylists’ kits. It’s the perfect combination of a dry shampoo and a volumizing spray. Oribe’s products smell amazing! I’ve heard the same manufacturer that designs Creed fragrances, designed the Oribe scent. It works for every hair color and texture. This product really gives you that big, sexy hair look that Oribe is renowned for.
- Dr. Lancer – Polish: I’m a huge Dr. Lancer fan. I saw him for the first time on the Oprah Winfrey Show years ago. When I found out the ultimate celebrity dermatologist was coming out with a line of products for us “normal” gals, I was ecstatic! This ‘Polish’ is made from natural sea minerals, which may seem like a hoity-toity term, but it’s actually really important. Kate Somerville explains it best, but it’s vital that the exfoliating beads be made from a quality substance. Using the wrong shaped bead could be damaging your skin. Exfoliating and moisturizing is my biggest secret to get rid of acne and prevent aging. It’s worth the pretty price to invest in something that is abrasive enough to get the job done without irritating your skin.
- Anastasia – Clear Brow Gel: I think I’ve gone through three tubes of this brow gel. If you’ve been watching my videos for a long time, you may remember when I used to fill my brows in with a cheap drugstore pencil… it was the chola look for sure. This brow gel keeps everything in place without making things look crunchy. I use NARS eye shadow in Blondie to fill in my brows and then place this Anastasia clear brow gel to hold the shape and color of my brows.
- L’Oreal Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner: I’ve gone through so many of these eyeliners. I actually keep a backup supply. I think I’m one of the only people on YouTube that prefers pencil liner to liquid. In 2012, I was really into brown shades of liner. Since I have blonde eyelashes and eyebrows, it looks more natural and not as harsh as black. This liner is super creamy, so I can smudge it in during the day for that “I’m not trying too hard look.” This product acts like a liquid liner in that if you apply it and let it dry for a few seconds, it won’t budge.
- DDF Benzoyl Peroxide Gel: I use this product as a spot treatment. I place it on any breakouts I may be having or places that are prone to breakouts. Since I started having issues with my skin a year or two ago, I’ve really had to hone in what works and what doesn’t. My skin doesn’t react well to salicylic acid, or many other acids for that matter. Benzoyl Peroxide is my go-to. This product actually contains 5%, which is a much stronger content than many drugstore spot treatments. You really have to experiment with this product because if you use too much, it can dry out your face. I swear by this!
- Shu Uemura Essence Absolue: It’s no secret that I despise Moroccan Oil. It’s overpriced silicone. It changed my hair color as well! Shu Uemura Essence Absolue is a miracle in a bottle and worth the hefty price. I use two pumps in my hair after washing and comb it through. I try not to use too many hair products because that counteracts the point of using Wen. I do notice a big difference in my hair when I skip the Essence Absolue, so I refuse to part ways with it.
- WEN: I can’t say enough about Wen. This is definitely my 2012 Product of the Year. My hair has been through a tremendous amount of trauma over the past two years. From bleach blonde, to black, to dark blonde. My hair isn’t in as good of condition as it used to be, but I know for a fact that I would probably have three strands of hair left if it wasn’t for me discovering Wen. I recommend buying it off QVC and look out for deals. You can usually get a great price on sets of Wen!
- Burberry Beauty: I wanted to pick a single product from the Burberry Beauty line, but we all know that would be virtually impossible. I’m putting the entire Burberry Beauty line on my favorites list! After purchasing a single eye shadow, my relationship with this brand became intense. I literally can’t get enough of it. A few of my must-haves: Pale Barely eye shadow, Copper lipstick, and Tangerine Blush.
What were some of your favorites in 2012?
Ok, here’s the Burberry dilemma… the pea coat.
I’ve been wanting to invest in a really nice pea coat because they never go out of style, but I can’t figure out what I like or what will look the best. Here’s some of my favorites and I need your feedback!
The “Back Pleat Military Coat” is pretty viral on Pinterest.
I was set on getting this coat. I went into the store a few weeks ago and tried on a few coats, one of which I believe was this pleated coat. I’m not completely sold. It looks great on the airbrushed model, but in general pleats are’t that flattering. I’m worried about having this thick, pleated material concentrated on the lower-body. This could go very, very wrong… like ‘hello Kardashian bum’ isn’t the message I want to be sending to the people behind me.
Next up, the “Funnel Neck Wool Coat”
This is really classic, but I feel like it could be matronly. I don’t
think it’s as young and fresh and the other coats, but maybe it could work?
“Wool Cashmere Pea Coat”
I love the oversized collar, gold buttons, and I prefer gray to navy, but again I’m not sold on the shape.
Finally, the “Tailored Heritage Jacket”
The name of the jacket is fitting and I really like the shape. My only issue with this is that it’s labeled a “jacket” and not a “coat,” so I’m worried about how warm it will be.
Which is your favorite?
Any other suggestions? Please let me know
Nothing says addiction quite like this photo. Burberry clearly is my favorite makeup brand… I’ve become quite committed and rarely cheat on the Burb’s.
A while ago, I made a video showing my eyeshadow collection. I figured it is time for an update, not only to show you the news ones, but also to let you know which one’s to grab first.
- Trench, Porcelain, Gold Tench, Chestnut.
(Can we say, I suck at swatches? This ain’t Temptalia. #LetzDeal)
* Trench – As you can see, it blends in with my skin. I’d say it’s a light-medium beige tone. It’s not white, beige, nor cream… it’s the perfect mixture of them all. Great base or blending shade!
* Porcelain – One of the most used shades I have. It is frostier and has a more pink undertone than Trench. I use this as a highlighting shade. It’s perfect for a natural daytime look because it isn’t too shimmery.
* Gold Trench – I also use this one quite a lot. It’s a great base shade and is a bit darker than Trench. I’d say it’s in between Trench and Almond. It’s a bit frostier and not quite as dark as Almond.
* Chestnut – A warm toned brown. I prefer this over cooler toned shades, like Taupe Brown.
- Almond, Taupe Brown, Khaki, Rosewood
* Almond – Great matte, light brown shade! I use it as a natural crease color, but it’s also great on its own. You could spice it up and use a darker shade on the outer corner of your eye.
* Taupe Brown – Good shade… I can’t say anyone would be disappointed by this, but I also don’t think you’d be overwhelmed. It’s matte, which makes it rather versatile, as it can be used as a liner or to create depth.
* Khaki – In the YouTube video I made about these eyeshadows, I stated that Khaki was one of the most unique shades Burberry makes. I still stand behind that statement. It’s a sort of light Army-green with a strong taupe undertone. As you can see in the photo, it doesn’t show up very green so there isn’t any need to be frightened by this shade. It’s really unique!
* Rosewood – Love! It’s a bit frostier, cooler toned, and more plum than Pale Barely, but it’s along the same lines. Great base shade and makes green eyes pop! Perfect plummy shade for the daytime, if you don’t want to look like you’re trying too hard.
- Pale Rose, Tea Rose, Pearl Grey, Midnight Plum
* Pale Rose – It’s a frosty and iridescent light pink shade Great highlighting shade!
* Tea Rose – Light, matte pink shade. Normally I am turned off by any shade of pink. I have this fear that it is going to bring out any redness in my face, but this particular shade is very subtle and makes a great base shade when you’re looking to mix things up from the normal neutral shades. It can also double as a great blush!
* Pearl Grey – This looks quite soft when swatched, but I actually use this for more dramatic smoky eyeshadow looks. I think it is a testament to Burberry’s greatness that you can make it either a soft grey for day or more intense for night.
* Midnight Plum – Great all-around deep plum shade. This eyeshadow is great for a quick smoky eye! I love to pack it on top of one of Armani’s Eyes to Kill Intense eyeshadows and blend.
- Midnight Brown, Pale Barely, Mulberry
* Midnight Brown – The shimmery bits in this eyeshadow are a bit chunkier than any other color they make. It’s in between a warm and cool shade… a la Taupe Brown and Chestnut. I do love this shade because it has more of a buttery texture than Taupe Brown, so it’s really easy to blend.
* Pale Barely – HOLY GRAIL ITEM! THIS DESERVES EXTREME CAPITALIZATION. This is one of those eyeshadows that if it were to ever be discontinued, I would literally go to London and strangle someone in the beauty department. It is the perfect base shade for everyone, no matter your skin or eye color is. It’s an iridescent taupe shade with a tiny bit of a plum undertone.
* Mulberry – Love! If you can get your hands on this, please do! It’s often sold out when I check at my local counter. I prefer this to Midnight Plum, if I had to pick between one, because it’s more subtle. It blends well and isn’t too purple. There is a brownish undertone to this shade.
I hope I’ve convinced you, because I know you won’t be disappointed.
If I had to pick my top 5 shades for you to go for first, they would be:
- Pale Barely, Porcelain, Midnight Brown, Gold Trench & Mulberry
Any questions? Let me know!
(PS: I buy all my Burberry at Nordstrom, and they usually have amazing gift with purchases… hold out until then. PPS: Burberry just came out with eyeshadow quads! SHRIEKS!!!!)
(Woo for corny YouTube posing! We’re all guilty.)
I have numerous RHW tutorials planned, but I saw this really natural look the other day and thought I don’t do many of those, why not start the new channel with something a little different?
Maybe if I dropped a few lbs. I could get ‘dem cheeckbones a poppin’!
I didn’t show my foundation routine in the video, but I went for the good-old standby’s:
Hourglass Mineral Veil foundation
Sonia Kashuk concealer (for the face)
La Mer concealer and Le Metier de Beaute eye brightening and setting powder
Burberry sheer foundation powder
NARS – Blondie (for brows)
Burberry Fresh Glow
Burberry e/s – Chestnut
Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner – Stash
CoverGirl mascara – LashBlast
L’Oreal True Match powder – Creme Cafe
Burberry Tangerine blush
MAC lipliner – Dervish
Burberry lipstick – Rosewood
Burberry lip gloss – Nude Beige
Seriously, it takes 5 minutes.
Normally I hate what I look like with minimal makeup. Lately, however, I don’t know what’s been going on, but I think I look terrible with a lot of makeup. Maybe it’s because I’m teetering on mid-20′s, but I think I just look a lot older and like I am trying too hard. Burberry has become my favorite makeup brand… I don’t really wear anything else. I’ve even been returning a lot of my makeup that I don’t use anymore.
Definitely recommend giving this one a go!
I also need to start thinking of Halloween tutorial ideas… let me know your suggestions down below
Strolling through Nordstrom, I heard the makeup angel saying “Move along,” whilst the makeup devil was screaming “HOARD IT ALL!! EEEEEHEHEHEHEH”
Suddenly glad I wasn’t Jesus in the desert because my lack of restraint amazes even me sometimes.
I had good reason for this trip though. I was
stalking scrolling through some pictures of girl-crush numero uno, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, for hair inspiration, obviously, when I noticed how perfect her lip color always is. Now we share a few similarities, not to toot my own horn, but we are both boxed blonde’s with big lips. How can a girl not notice?
I usually stay far, far, far away from lip color due to year’s of being tortured in school for having huge lips… a characteristic that strangely enough people pay big bucks now. I usually go for the invisible lip look to distract people from their size. Nude in all forms is my favorites… peachy, pinky, beige. As long as it’s the color of death, it’s pretty much a go.
I spotted this picture and gave in.
I got two lipsticks: Blush & Sephia Pink. The third was a sample I received and thought I’d show you anyways.
- Nude Beige: This was the first Burberry lipstick I ever purchased. It goes along with the usual nude theme. I have to admit it is one of my top five favorite nudes of all time. It rocks!
- Rosewood: This color is most likely what Rosie was wearing in the picture above. It’s a ‘lip mist,’ which is Burberry’s lighter formula. It’s sheer and more glossy. I love this formula because they are moisturizing and not too intense, but you can still build up the color if desired.
-Blush: I did some research before I went to Nordstrom and found two articles detailing Rosie’s makeup looks. I saw that she was wearing ‘Ruby’ at the Burberry fashion show, but that was a bit too intense, so I went for the other color she was wearing, ‘Blush.’ I love to apply this lipstick and then blot, or lightly dab this color on the lips.
- Sepia Pink: I was nearly to the counter to checkout when I had second thoughts and went for this one as well. The salesgirl said that this is the color Cara Delevingne is wearing in the new Burberry Fall/Winter advertisement. It has a bit of a purple tinge to it, and is perfect for the Fall.
The dreaded awkward claw shot.
You can see they are all quite glossy. The second one, Rosewood, is a ‘lip mist’ as peviously mentioned. You can see how sheer it is compared to the others.
Burberry and Hourglass make THE BEST lip products. I also recommend Burberry’s lip glosses. They are also incredibly moisturizing. If you are trying to stray away from nudes as well, but are till a little leery, I highly recommend starting with a darker shade of their gloss.
I finally posted my Blog Sale too. I still have a few more items to list, but you can get a head start and check it out HERE.