I must confess although I occasionally get an oily nose, my face is largely dry, especially as the day progresses.
So god only knows why I have an obsession with pressed powder. I just think it’s the chic process of taking out a compact and patting the nose; although its not something I see much these days.
So I recieved Laura Gellar Blotting Powder in the post – I don’t even remember ordering it, but it was on my QVC Waitlist apparently. Hey-ho, I’ll give it a go.
This powder is white but is translucent (I am dubious when things that are white, are described as colourless because even on my medium toned skin, I can definately see a white veil on my skin.) It comes with a fan brush, which is fine.
The powder worked great! (although I don’t have madly oily skin), it was pretty colourless, and left a matte, glowy texture to my skin. I have been using it as a setting powder cos I really don’t get the oily in the day, but I want to keep it as it has a nice texture.
It reminded me of another *unused* powder I have – Suqqu Invisible Veil Transparent Powder.
I imported this a while ago and it cost me a ridiculous amount of money, something like £65. As Suqqu is now availble in London, Selfridges, I am sure that it is cheaper to purchase.
I have tested it out; it is the strangest product because its hard to gague if it is working or not. I had to find a shiny patch and see if it mattified and yes it did! But its see through – there was no magic or wow effect on the skin – it just mattified and left no colour. Hmph.
The Suqqu is one you can leave, definately unless you have a super oily face and plan on powdering a few times a day then you won’t have a cakey build up effect. I am still fond of it – after all, it is an innovation. You are paying for the technology baby, the technology.