Hope you’re all enjoying your weekend so far!
I’m a big fan of powder, I use it in the morning to set my make up and throughout the day to stop my face looking too shiny.
This normally means I use quite a lot of it and so it’s good to have one to carry around in my hand bag as well as at home.
Cue this little beauty from Smashbox.
This is their Photo Set Pressed Powder compact, which I picked up in Light.
I got mine from Cosmetics Company Outlet (I swear it steals all my money) so it was a little discounted but I believe it retails for £19. It comes in 5 colours with Light being the 2nd lightest, there is actually a Fair which is lighter which is definitely good news.
Light is a great colour for me but I can imagine over winter I might possibly need Fair when my skin hasn’t been in the sun.
I love the neat black packaging, it’s perfect for throwing in my bag and its small enough but strong enough too. The only downside is the black colour meaning it would get lost in my bag but I’m used to that already!
I’d prefer it to look good, which this one does.
Inside the palette is the powder on the left, a large mirror and a sponge.
The sponge might be my favourite part, it’s actually leather backed and is beautiful!
After I’ve finished the compact I fully plan on keeping the sponge as it’s great quality and will hopefully last a while.
The powder feels silky soft on your skin and although I apply it with a massive powder brush (Real Techniques) in the morning for speed and even coverage, the sponge applicator is great for on the go moments and applying to troublesome spots where more coverage is necessary.
This lasts pretty well on the face and if you have dry skin would definitely last you the day. I do need to repowder my tzone around lunch time but that’s because I’m picky and don’t like my face to keep progressing over the afternoon to look like an oil slick at tea time, but each to their own!
You can see in the photos below that my face (awkward photos, always find them complicated!) doesn’t look shiny at all and in the close up below it doesn’t look cakey at all but has been mattified by the powder.
Having never used a Smashbox powder before I can say I am a firm fan, I’d buy this again and will be looking after the sponge 😉
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