Saturday, 30 July 2016

MAC Sheer Loose Setting Powder Review

If I can remember correctly, this was one of the first ever products that I tried by MAC. I actually think that this was an item that I bought in my first big MAC haul, which was many moons ago. When I first bought this, I think that it was actually the first setting powder that I had ever bought, before this I was just using my Rimmel Stay Matte Powder and I was well overdue an upgrade. When I put my makeup on, I have to set it with a powder and I thought that I would finally give this a go because I had been looking at it on the MAC website for such a long time and I really wanted to try it out for myself.

I don’t really know where to start with my review on this MAC Sheer Loose Setting Powder because it really is a mixed bag for me. On one hand, I really liked it some factors about it and then there was things that really let me down about it. So, I thought that it is only right that I share my thoughts on this and let you know if I think that it is worth spending your hard-earned money on. I know that some people don’t like to upload posts with negative elements to them, but I want to be completely open and honest with you guys about the product.

The first thing that I want to mention is the same thing that I always mention in my product reviews and that is the packaging. The packaging of this MAC Sheer Loose Powder is a pretty standard packaging for a product of this style. I like that it has the screw off lid and then the sieve that filters out the powder. It stops you from using too much product and making a mess or wasting it. I did find that when the powder started to run a little low, it was hard to get what was left actually out to use it, but I could see it in the container.

MAC don’t stock very many shades of this Sheer Loose Setting Powders, but I imagine that the shades that they do stock, can suit various skin tones. Whether there is something for everybody is yet to be proven. But with these powders being sheer, even though they do have a tint to them, it isn’t anything that is noticeable on the skin. I have a medium tone in this powder and I find that it suits me well whether I am no the pale end of the spectrum, or even if I have a deep summer tan. That is the good thing about this powder if you want a coloured powder.

I notice that when I first apply this powder, my skin looks very matte and smooth. It seems to blur out my pores and lock all of my liquids and creams into place. It also gives a lovely base for me to blend my powder bronzers and blushes on top of. I will pat this into the skin to start with a big old powder puff and then I will take my Real Techniques Powder Brush with no product on and buff that all over the skin to make sure that any excess powder is removed and that it has been applied everywhere.

I will say that throughout the day, this powder isn’t great at keeping me matte. I have a pretty combination kind of complexion. The area around my nose is particularly oily, so I need that area to stay matte throughout the day. I found that when I used this powder, I had to go back in a couple times with a powder compact to help control the shine because my nose did look a little wet like a dog, which is never a cute look!

I do think that this is a nice powder and it makes my face nice and smooth initially, but I think there are many more powders on the market that to do the job so much better and that keep me matte for longer. Like the RCMA No Colour Powder that I have just done a review of is an amazing powder and I love using it. Anyway, I will leave a link to this powder down below in case you want to try it out for yourself. Make sure to leave me a comment and let me know if you have tried this powder and tell me what you thought about it, if not tell me what your favourite setting powders are!

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