Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Translucent Finishing Powder ($6) is a new transparent silica that launched with the new Hard Candy Spring/Summer 2015 Makeup Collection recently which is available exclusively at Walmart and Walmart.com.
There’s definitely something to be said about $6 translucent finishing powder that you can easily purchase at your local Wally World. As far as pressed silica powder goes it is a little lacking at the drugstores. Don’t get me wrong there are plenty of pressed powders and loose ones but simple silica powder? Not really. I’m surprised we didn’t a round of “HD” drugstore products by now, guess the drugstore missed the mark there.
None the else if you’re on a beauty budget six bucks might seem fab but my experience with Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Translucent Finishing Powder was meh!
NYC New York Color Smooth Skin BB Radiance Perfecting Powder ($3.99) just recently launched in two shades selections for Spring 2015 that will be available permanently at drugstores. I absolutely adore NYC New York Color Smooth Skin BB Creme and I thought that NYC New York Color Smooth Skin BB Radiance Perfecting Powder would be something nice to set it to in the Summer when the weather is warmer.
As you now I have drier skin and I rarely set my makeup with powder or wear powder foundations, etc…! However, in the Summer I do reach for powder more often than not. Since I do NYC’s BB Creme formula I thought paired up with this powder I could get a nice, sheer natural look that would wear all day as lord knows on a humid Manhattan day there’s no way the BB Creme along will stick around without setting with powder.
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MAC Julia Petit Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder ($28) is part of the limited edition MAC Julia Petit makeup collaboration that’s launching from MAC on March 19th (I believe it’s already available for purchase online).
Julia’s actually a blogger in Brazil so if you’re a fan of hers you’ll likely want the compact. For me, it’s a bit hit or miss due to not only the packaging but also the actual formula.
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NYX HD Finishing Powder ($10) is a new translucent finishing powder available in three different shades with a matte finish that launched permanently for Spring 2015. I know, you’re probably thinking, “well there’s plenty of finishing powders on the market already, what sets this one apart?”
It’s actually available in the regular transparent white version AS WELL as a green shade to diffuse redness and a banana one that will lighten up duller complexion! Or in my case, I purchased the banana because I thought it would be great to set my concealer!
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I am in love with Besame Brightening Vanilla Face Powder and Besame French Vanilla Face Powder ($22) today! Recently, I was at Sephora at the check out going through the mile long area of bins that they put by the registers as you wait in line. You know, the makeup incentive bins that make you buy stuff you don’t need. To my surprise, inside one of the bins, was Besame Brightening Vanilla Face Powder.
Now I had tried Besame in the past, it’s kinda an old Hollywood indie brand that not a ton of people know about (they have great products by the very way) But I had never tried their powders so imagine my delight upon trying out the sample and realizing what a great dupe it would make for my beloved and much gone Skin Food Salmon Dark Circle Powder.
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