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OrangeSunset Tue 30-Jun-15 12:41:20

I'm currently using a Bobbi Brown pressed powder, but I don't like it at all. I use it over the top of a tinted moisturiser, but it's very powdery (!) and on my nose looks cakey as soon as applied. It also doesn't really 'stick' very well, so a little time after wearing sunglasses, all the make-up has come off the sides of my nose where the glasses sit.

I used to use Clinique loose powder, which as a product worked well but I was hoping for a pressed product so I can take it out and about.

I usually wear it over tinted moisturiser on T zone. Looking for something with sheer coverage, and my skin is pretty oily by the end of the day.

Any recommendations?
Thank you!

Carpaccio Tue 30-Jun-15 13:12:35

I really like Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural and Mac Select Sheer pressed powder. The Select Sheer comes with a powder puff, but I prefer using a brush as I am not a fan of a very powdery look...

OrangeSunset Tue 30-Jun-15 13:14:05

Thanks. Is the Mineralize one just a powder, or is it a mineral foundation too?

I'm keen for a natural, sheer look...just minus the shine and redness! Will take a look, thanks

NomiMalone Tue 30-Jun-15 13:16:24


The best setting powder I've ever used.

Ridingthegravytrain Tue 30-Jun-15 14:26:16

I use cornsilk (loose original satin) which is fab. Also smashbox loose translucent powder is great but pricey

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Carpaccio Tue 30-Jun-15 17:19:03

Mineralize is just a powder with some minerals in - it isn't a mineral powder like the mineral foundations a lot of people use.
It doesn't give a lot of coverage, but it makes my oily skin look good for most of the day.

You can read more about it here:

Mimigolightly Tue 30-Jun-15 18:57:24

You could try Bare Minerals's Mineral Veil. It's very light and is good over tinted moisturiser.

FrugalFashionista Tue 30-Jun-15 19:02:03

Innisfree No-Sebum mineral powder compact from Amazon. I am a Lily Lolo mineral foundation fan (similar issues with it making a chalky mess) and have MUFE HD, Guerlain etc etc but Innisfree is really the best for my shiny nose.

OrangeSunset Tue 30-Jun-15 20:20:43

Thanks, I've got the Mineral Veil but find it leaves me looking a little like a ghost. Like the sound of the NARS one and have a Space NK voucher, so will give than a try. Thank you

PontypineNumber9 Tue 30-Jun-15 20:26:29

I have used Mac Select Sheer for years - it's about the only thing in my makeup bag that I repeat buy. It lasts for ages and I honestly would never use anything else now.

Orangedandelion Tue 30-Jun-15 20:59:55

I've always used boots no7 translucent compact powder however I'd like to try the bare minerals powder at some point or corn silk.

ScrambledEggAndToast Tue 30-Jun-15 21:03:38

This is the thread for me as I have been wanting recommendations for a powder. I currently use a pressed body shop one which is OK but now really like the look of that Nars one. Tbh, I think I just like Buying Things. Doesn't matter what it is grin Will put this on the list.

Stroopwaffel Tue 30-Jun-15 21:44:33

I recently gave up powder after being a lifelong user.... Inspired by a thread on MN. Switched to a mattifying primer - currently using one called 'velvet skin coat' which is ok but looking for a better one.

My skin is a lot better though! I was scared of the shiniess but no need, seem less shiny overall now.

I use blotting paper if needed..

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