Hello ladies! ♥ How’s your long weekend? I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. 🙂
Anyway, some of you have been asking about the best pressed powders in the market nowadays. There are thousands of pressed powders available that are manufactured by different brands. And I’ve listed my top 5 pressed powders that I’ve already tried and tested. *wink*
I believe that pressed powders are less toxic than foundations. It let’s your skin breathe while adding enough coverage to protect your face from the sun and its harmful rays. It’s as light as talc powders, and as heavy-duty as foundations.
Given my never ending love affair with pressed powders, I have my personal favorites and I also have those that I should never ever lay my hands again. For my personal favorites, here are my top 5 pressed powders:
5.) Revlon PhotoReady Compact Powder, P975
OMG. I love this! It’s like having Photoshop right in your hands! It’s very smooth, and very flawless. You might as well conquer your camera shy-ness with Revlon PhotoReady. It conceals blackheads, blemishes, and dark spots. It also even out skin tone.
It doesn’t last long on me, though. I have to use another base for this. But over-all, It’s good for touch-ups and it conceals perfectly.
4.) Skin Food Agave cactus Sun Pact 50 PA++
I hate how Skin Food here in Manila is so overpriced. I got this one as a gift from my Mom’s friend who went to Malaysia (Malaysia has Skin Food too. LOL). Anyway, I like how this natural pressed powder has 50 PA++ sunscreen to protect your face from the sun. And it doesn’t feel heavy. It’s also guilt-free because it’s made from natural ingredients. 😉
3. Avon Smooth Minerals Pressed Powder, P349
I’m a fan of mineral make-ups. And this mineral pressed powder from Avon is my go-to powder for whenever I’m on a budget. Like the previous powders I’ve listed, you may be assured that this also feels light. As we all know, mineral and organic make-ups are kind of expensive. So this Smooth Minerals Pressed Powder from Avon is Perfect for those who don’t want splurge and hurt their pocket.
2.) Benefit Get Even Pressed Powder.
Ooh. One of my favorites! *drools* I got this some time in 2010 as a High School graduation gift from my cousin (together with the cha-cha tint.) There’s no Benefit shop here in the Philippines at that time, so I really have to save this powder up to its last grain. *sigh* It’s really good. It’s so damn good that It will be one of the things I’ll buy with my first salary right after I’ve finished my current pressed powder.
This darling controls oil, even out skin tone, protects your skin from the harmful UV rays, conceals imperfections, and it last longer than expected. Be careful though, cheaper versions of this are available in the market. It’s fake!
1.) Etude House Precious Mineral BB Compact Bright Fit, P848
I’m not a fan of Korean brands except for a few products that I use now and then. Etude House, however, is a different story. I love the line and the princess theme of the store. Etude House Precious Mineral BB Compact is my current pressed powder. It combines the power of a BB cream with the lightness of a compact powder. All you need is a light dab an you’re good to go. It lasts up to 6-8 hours of coverage (this may differ. I’m always in an air-conditioned office whenever I use this.)
I first used this product on our college night because one of my friends own this. I did use it and fell in love with the design and the coverage. From that moment on, I swore I’ll buy one when I go to an Etude House branch.
So, there it is! my top 5 Pressed powders! For those who are in a budget however, I recommend buying from drugstore brands. Garnier and Maybelline’s pressed powders are good too.
Remember that all of the powders listed here are good for me, but it may not be good for you. Always use the trials first if it’s available, use it for a week or two and see if breakouts occur or if you’re satisfied with the product. 😉
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