Thursday, 5 March 2020

Trying Five Setting Powders - Ciate, Huda Beauty, Revolution, Rodial & Too Faced

Today's post is all about five different face powders, with the majority being setting powders, but also a couple of banana powders too. I have been trying powders from Ciate, Huda Beauty, Revolution, Rodial and Too Faced.
Firstly, we have the Ciate Extraordinary Translucent Powder (£18.00 for 15g), which comes in a pretty silver and clear pot, and is adorned with pretty bows and stars. There is no mirror or application tool included, but this is a finely milled powder which locks in makeup and enables it to be much more longer-lasting. It blends into the skin really nicely and therefore there is no build up of product and I found that it set my makeup really well. It can be used as a baking powder, or to set the under eyes too, and it is unfragranced, so if you don't like makeup that has a scent to it, or have sensitive skin, then this would be a great option for you. You can find it online at Ciate here.
Next up is a product I have been wanting to try for a while now, which is the Huda Beauty Easy Bake Loose Powder (£29.00 for 20g), which is available in 8 shades. I opted for the Translucent shade Sugar Cookie as I wasn't sure which skin tone shade I would be. It comes in a square pot, and again there is no mirror or application tool, but there is a lid within the top lid so that the powder doesn't go everywhere. There is a slight fragrance to it, which I was hoping would be Sugar Cookies, but it isn't overpowering. It is an extremely light silky powder and blends beautifully into the skin, giving a matte effect without making the skin look dry and it kept my shine at bay throughout the day. I would definitely like to try a coloured version. You can find it online at Boots here.
For a more budget-friendly powder, I tried the Revolution Conceal & Fix Loose Setting Powder (£8.00 for 13g), of which there are ten shades available and again I went for Translucent. This pot is actually one of the nicest, and has a rose gold lid, which opens up to reveal a mirror on the inside of the lid and then the powder underneath. The powder itself is finely milled and silky soft and can be used to bake, set your makeup or set your under eye area. The formula is waterproof and absorbs excess oil and shine throughout the day, so if you have particularly oily skin or combination, then this is going to be a great option for you. Just like with the Ciate Extraordinary Powder, this is also flashback-proof, meaning that your powder isn't going to show up on camera. You can find it online at Revolution here.
From the cheapest of the five to the most expensive, we have the Rodial Instaglam Compact Deluxe Banana Powder (£52.00 for 9g). A lot of people think of banana powders as highlighters, but I personally like them because they correct redness and pink undertones, whilst neutralising blue under eye circles. I get quite dark under eye circles and I always have had, and this powder works a treat. It comes in the traditional luxe silver and black Rodial compact, and there is a mirror on the inside of the lid. It is a silky soft, mattifying powder that can be used to set makeup, as well as neutralise it like I just mentioned, as well as using it as a contour powder. The mattifying aspect of this powder ensures that it soaks up any excess oiliness throughout the day and keeps the skin looking fresh. It is a splurge, but I would highly recommend this powder. You can find it online at Rodial here.
Finally, a product which I have used before but really love is the Too Faced It's Bananas Brightening Setting Powder* (£25.00 for 10.5g). It is super cute, with bananas on the compact, which you then open up to reveal a banana-illustrated mirror and then the banana-scented, banana-embossed powder in the pan. Yes, it really is bananas! It smells insane, and this complexion-perfecting silky setting powder blurs imperfection and harsh lines to leave you with brighter, smoother and more soft-focus skin. I love how multi-use this powder is and Too Faced continuously make amazing products, and this one is no exception. This is a Boots exclusive product, so here in the UK, you can only find it at Boots here.
All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

*Items marked with an asterix have been gifted to me, but all opinions are my own

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