Liz Earle Natural Finish Pressed Powder in #01 Sheer Porcelain*
I always set my base with a powder as my skin can become quite oily during the day. I've tried many different ones including MAC's Mineralize Skin Finish Natural and L'Oreal's True Match but both the shade ranges seemed to miss my pale skintone off the list. Liz Earle's make up range caters to all with an extensive shade range, so I was intrigued to see if their powder would be a good choice for me. I chose their Natural Finish Pressed Powder in #01 Sheer Porcelain, described as an "extra-fair shade that suits extra-fair skin".
The powder comes packaged in a compact, complete with a powder puff underneath the product. The powder is extremely soft and silky to the touch allowing it to blend into the skin easily. The shade match is great, it's slightly darker than my skintone but it's not that noticeable. I usually apply this with the Real Techniques contour brush, which is the perfect size to brush powder on where you need it, rather than all over the face. I found the powder to be quite high in coverage, which I'm not used to, but with a light hand it works lovely.
The included powder puff makes this the perfect portable product as I don't have to carry around a brush with me. I find that the puff can make application a bit heavy, so I would dab the product on with one side and then use a clean side to blend the powder into the skin. I find that when I use this product, I'm less likely to need a touch up as it controls shine really well and unlike some powders I've tried, it doesn't cake up during the day.
At £19.50, the Natural Finish Pressed Powder sits in the middle between high street and high end prices. If you're looking for a powder which controls shine throughout the day and is great for on the go touch ups, then I really recommend this product.
What's your go to powder?