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budget translucent loose powder...Does it exist?

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JustLikeHeaven Thu 23-Jul-15 20:53:09

Is there such a thing as a budget translucent loose powder? most I have found are chalky. any one find a decent one? thank you

LaurieFairyCake Thu 23-Jul-15 20:54:30

The no7 one is ok. But bare minerals 'mineral veil' is lighter and much less chalky imo.

Tanfastic Thu 23-Jul-15 20:55:26

I use Rimmel, I've found their translucent powder the best and I've tried other expensive brands.

EmberRose Thu 23-Jul-15 20:59:17

Another rimmel user!

jasmine1979 Thu 23-Jul-15 21:11:11

I agree that the rimmel stay matte one is fantastic. I didn't realise that they did a loose powder as well though? I 've only ever seen the pressed one.
For loose powder I don't think you get better than the classic cornsilk powder. It costs around £5 in boots. It's never with all the cosmetics though, it's always in the skincare section on a bottom shelf somewhere. smile

Tanfastic Thu 23-Jul-15 22:14:24

Aah sorry I didn't see the loose powder bit. Not sure if Rimmel do a loose one, I use a fine dusting of the compact one over foundation.

SwedeDreams Thu 23-Jul-15 22:15:55

Corn silk is fabulous.

whinetaster Thu 23-Jul-15 22:17:42

Corn silk satin one is great. Boots sell it- always hidden away with all the nail varnishes and cotton wool balls!

BearFoxBear Thu 23-Jul-15 22:29:48

Yes to cornsilk!

sonata1 Thu 23-Jul-15 23:28:00

Bought some Cornsilk on the recommendation of S&B on MN a few days ago and it is very good. A bit messybeing loose powder but best if you decant some into a smaller container and use with a kabuki type brush.

Nettletheelf Thu 23-Jul-15 23:34:17

Corn silk is good, but the best is Collection (formerly Collection 2000) translucent loose powder. Somebody tipped me off about it a few years ago. It is excellent and stupidly cheap. Knocks spots off Clinique etc.

mowglik Fri 24-Jul-15 00:38:45

I prefer the corn silk satin one to the Rimmel one it def gives a softer look

CeeceeBloomingdale Fri 24-Jul-15 06:31:33

ELF do an amazing one but think they have recently closed their UK operation

Shonajay Fri 24-Jul-15 07:50:58

I tried the cornsilk one, satin and matte, and found they oxidised terribly. It can't be the foundation I use, it must be me, but I also found them quite scratchy and lumpy, not nice and smooth at all.

Because I have pale skin I want a real translucent, I'd give the Rommel one a go but have decided MUFE is great for me, it hides open pores too.

Autumn2014 Fri 24-Jul-15 07:59:53

I used to buy collection 2000 when I was a student nearly 20 years ago. Where would I find it now?

Autumn2014 Fri 24-Jul-15 08:01:55

I used to buy from a local independent chemist

Lilacflower Fri 24-Jul-15 08:08:24

Boots Natural Collection loose powder is great ! non cakey and really natural but lasts. Only £2 ! Also Corn Silk but it's £8, gives morw coverage but I think looks like you have make up on whereas the Natural Collection one doesn't. I have dry skin and don't wear foundation, just a bit of concealer and powdee

Autumn2014 Fri 24-Jul-15 08:13:36

Thanks to the op for posting this question and to everyone else for replying suggestions

JustLikeHeaven Fri 24-Jul-15 10:14:13

Thanks everyone.

I'm off to drag the kids around Boots. So I'll look at Rimmel (pressed) Boots Natural Collection and Collection 2000 if I can find it. And Cornsilk seems to be the favourite, which I've always shyed away from as it conjured up images of grannies in fox stoles and badly applied lipstick.

And theres a matt and satin cornsilk... will do some further research online.

thanks again.

Getuhda348 Fri 24-Jul-15 11:31:17

Another vote for collection and I've tried them all grin

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