I would have never thought that a $5 loose powder from the drugstore could be so loved. Loose powders can be used in so many different ways and the possibilities are endless! I have purchased several high end and low end ones and I think I finally found my favorite of the bunch.
As I said, you can use loose powder in endless ways. I first got addicted to loose powders when I started “baking” my face. Baking is really just slapping on a ton of loose powder anywhere on the face, leaving it there for a few minutes and then wiping it away with your brush of choice. What this does is basically make your makeup bullet proof. I mean it, you do this and your makeup won’t move all day! When I first started baking I was doing it with a $40 powder, and it got used up quick. You can imagine that starts to add up! Luckily I found this gem by Coty at my local drugstore and it is just amazing.
Apparently I must be new to this bandwagon because this $5 powder has been out for a while! It comes with 2.3 oz of product which is more than double the amount you get with other loose powders (1 oz). The packaging on this one isn’t too bad either. I just sift it out into the lid and use it from there. This is a translucent powder so it doesn’t give your face any color. When I use this I use a damp sponge and load it up under my eyes and anywhere my makeup tends to crease (forehead, smile lines). After about 5 minutes I will wipe it away and this will keep your makeup locked in all day! Not only does it keep your makeup in place, but it also keeps it from sinking into any lines that you may have which creates a flawless base. I was shocked when I first tried this powder because it works just as well as my high-end ones. Since you get twice the amount of product it is also going to last you a lot longer! If I had to recommend one loose powder to anyone, experienced with makeup or not, it would be this one!