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Loose powder that isn't too matte

(29 Posts)
Sheldonella Fri 21-Sep-12 11:38:26

Has anyone come across such a thing? I don't want sparkles but something that doesn't age me by looking flat would be great. Currently use Clinique but I'm hoping there's a better one out there.

DisastrousDiva Fri 21-Sep-12 12:19:20

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valiumredhead Fri 21-Sep-12 12:21:05

Bare Minerals Mineral Veil?

CrispyHedgehog Fri 21-Sep-12 12:21:08

Cornsilk is lovely if you can find it.

valiumredhead Fri 21-Sep-12 12:24:17

I used to use that back in the 80's - fab stuff!

CrispyHedgehog Fri 21-Sep-12 12:37:34

it's great isn'/t it? you can still find it in independent chemists sometimes

ElectricMonk Fri 21-Sep-12 12:42:16

I second cornsilk, but only the matte version - I bought the non-matte one a while back and it was so shimmery that I had to take it off before I went outside... I'd describe the matte version as "normal" rather than matte, really. You can get it on ebay or Amazon still, as well as some independent chemists.

I really like the No7 loose powder as well - it's not chalky, doesn't settle into lines or smell of perfume (which I look out for as it often irritates my skin).

valiumredhead Fri 21-Sep-12 12:43:29

I wore No7 loose powder for my wedding - fab stuff.

Sheldonella Fri 21-Sep-12 13:20:54

Ooh fab suggestions - thanks! I have some No7 somewhere, will dig it out. Will look into the BM and Cornsilk too.

brighthair Fri 21-Sep-12 13:25:23

I use the urban decay razor sharp finishing powder, gives a silky finish but not totally matte. Packaging is rubbish though, I pull the sponge off and use a brush
Heard good things about ELF high def powder too
Having used a silica based powder, I couldn't go back!

cat Fri 21-Sep-12 13:26:30

They sell Cornsilk in boots

cat Fri 21-Sep-12 13:26:54

It's not with the makeup though confused

It's with the skincare

Sheldonella Fri 21-Sep-12 13:41:01

brighthair Silica based powder? What are the other options? I didn't know about this.

brighthair Fri 21-Sep-12 14:11:01

Yeah it's hard to describe! Feels silky, slippery and more finely milled? And the urban decay ones feels cold as it goes on, reminds me of a Prescriptives powder I used to use
Just seems to soak up oil but be less powdery, if I rub a normal powder over my skin it feels of, well, powder grin but a silica one feels just slippery

Sheldonella Fri 21-Sep-12 14:15:12

That sounds ideal, thanks for that.

brighthair Fri 21-Sep-12 14:16:12

I'm on my phone so can't link but review here with photos

brighthair Fri 21-Sep-12 14:16:41

P.S eBay and debenhams are cheapest I think wink

Evizza Fri 21-Sep-12 14:53:44

I bought some Cornsilk in Boots a few days ago x

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 21-Sep-12 14:55:39

I'm using the aldi pressed powder, very good and not expensive if you dont like it.

MooMinCow Fri 21-Sep-12 15:18:18

MAC Prep & Prime powder is a silica one too and is great. absorbs oil, sets makeup and doesn't look chalky (despite being White!). I've bought the ELF High Definition powder (which is supposed to be a cheaper dupe for it), but am waiting to finish my MAC one first. I wouldn't go back to 'normal' loose powders now as they all look chalky to me.

You can also spritz a setting spray/facial mist over your face once you've finished your makeup to help counteract any powdery-ness.

Sheldonella Fri 21-Sep-12 15:55:12

That MAC one looks interesting, I'm going to check that one out too. Anyone tried Bobbi Brown?

DisastrousDiva Sat 22-Sep-12 09:18:20

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MooMinCow Sun 23-Sep-12 15:31:02

no DD it isn't so grin

sillica powder is your new BF. it fills in pores and blurs lines without looking cakey. or powder with light reflecting stuff (basically shimmery powder) is good too (unless your skin is v greasy). No7 or Sleek do good ones. hth

Iatemyskinnyperson Sun 23-Sep-12 16:44:28

Laura Mercier Mineral powder. Its got a lovely luminosity. V expensive tho, go to a counter to get colourmatched and then shop online. It's supposed to be a mineral foundation but I use it as a powder. Makes any foundation look good!

Sickandsad Sun 23-Sep-12 21:13:03

A make up artist told me about Ben Nye Neutral Set powder. It's fab stuff, not too matt but 'finishes' my face nicely and is unbelievably cheap too at less than £6 for a big pot that lasts ages. I've been using it for 6 months and have used about a quarter of the jar.

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