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Recommend a cheap pressed powder

(23 Posts)
krisskross Wed 13-May-15 09:38:33

I normally use mac studio care blend, it has totally run out. It's 22.50 and this month I can't justify spending that.

Can anyone recommend a decent, easily available alternative? I have combination, v sensitive pale skin.

Thank you!

Nabootique Wed 13-May-15 09:48:34

If it's just for keeping a bit of shine in check, I've got the Boots Natural Collection one on the go at the moment. Very cheap, and it is quite pale. I dust it on in the morning then probably have a quick touch up around lunch and that's it.

merrygoround51 Wed 13-May-15 09:49:45

Bog standard Rimmel

krisskross Wed 13-May-15 10:03:11

Thanks both....!

heyheyheygoodbye Wed 13-May-15 10:09:38

Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot gets good reviews. I haven't tried it myself but a v pale friend swears by it.

Penguinsaresmall Wed 13-May-15 10:15:09

I know it's been around donkeys years, but I always use Corn Silk - it's about £6 on Amazon. I have quite oily skin and it's the only powder that really stops me getting shiny patches.

PrincessShcherbatskaya Wed 13-May-15 12:18:00

Rimmel neutral

BabyGiraffeOnIce Wed 13-May-15 12:23:47

Boots Number 7 - most of the time you can get a voucher for £3 off cosmetics with them so it brings it down, think its abut £12 ish

HelenF350 Wed 13-May-15 13:01:59

Rimmel, have used it for years and it's brilliant.

Fabulassie Wed 13-May-15 19:14:11

I use Max Factor. I like the way it smells.

I like the brand because Max Faktor pretty much invented makeup. But that's probably a dumb reason to buy something.

Allie82 Wed 13-May-15 22:51:17

My favourite used to be the soap and glory one but I've since discovered boots seventeen miracle matte pressed powder oil free and it's fab! I'm ole but I get the second from lightest shade and apply with a big brush and it looks lovely

BillyBigchin Wed 13-May-15 23:28:37

Defo Natural Collection. It's about £2 and honestly, on the odd occasion I treat myself to Chanel or Clinique powder I don't find it any different.

gaggiagirl Wed 13-May-15 23:30:54

NYC pressed powder. Got 5 stars on Paula's choice and its £2-3. Excellent for my pale and sensitive skin.

HarrietSchulenberg Wed 13-May-15 23:30:55

Boots 17, about a fiver. I'm 44 and have used it since I was 16, although my shade has changed from palest to a mid beige as I've got older and my skine tone has changed.

Moln Wed 13-May-15 23:36:06


Leviticus Thu 14-May-15 06:34:06

L'Oreal BB powder. Very fine and not cakey. I use it as a final dust, not a BB.

krisskross Thu 14-May-15 17:06:33

Ooohhh lots of choices, thank you

Woodenheart Thu 14-May-15 17:08:55

Superdrugs own brand MUA, its £1 & not tested on animals.

Tweezertastic Thu 14-May-15 17:19:54

Corn silk

Housewife2010 Thu 14-May-15 17:43:13

Lots of bloggers rave about Bourjois Healthy Balance pressed powder.

Leviticus Thu 14-May-15 19:27:27

Yes I've used that Bourjois one recently and would buy it again - forgot about that.

SwedishEdith Thu 14-May-15 19:29:08

Max Factor as well.

krisskross Fri 15-May-15 12:03:48

Thanks all....i went to boots and made a quick choice as my parking was about to expire... I looked at bourgeois but they didn't have my got rrimmel on offer for 2.99......i will feed back!

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