After finishing Smooth Focus Pressed Setting Powder by Laura Mercier, I decided to try something new. I didn’t have any issues but wanted to know if there were more effective pressed setting powders. I prefer pressed because it’s easier to travel with and I can apply it later in the day. Who wants to carry a container and a kabuki brush around? Not me.
I planned to buy HD Pressed Powder by Make Up For Ever but Sephora was out of stock. Because I needed a pressed setting powder NOW, the beauty consultant suggested Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder by NARS.
Pressed enhances the look of foundation without a trace of color and prolongs makeup wear. This silky powder is infused with Photochromic Technology which diffuses light and adjusts to new sources of light throughout the day. Fine lines, wrinkles and pores optically fade as skin is visibly smoothed. Revolutionary microfine mineral powders are loaded with glycerin and anti-oxidant vitamin E to help guard against dryness and keep skin comfortable all day. NARS exclusive Light Reflecting Complex optimizes light reflection on the skin. Soft, silky and luxurious to the touch and undetectable on the skin, this weightless formula applies evenly and blends effortlessly. Ideal for touch-ups, it helps regulate shine throughout the day and seamlessly sets foundation. Paraben-free. Fragrance-free. Non-Comedogenic.I choose the pressed setting powder in “Translucent Crystal.” The application of the pressed setting powder.
I chose it in “Translucent Crystal.” I thought the powder was too pressed because it was a bit tough to get some of it onto the brush. Then again you know me, I don’t know what I’m doing most of the time… I also didn’t like the pad it came with. It’s too thin for use but too thick for the compact. Surprisingly, it has dealt with my oily skin quite well. I’ve reapplied after lunch just because I’m vain and not because I needed to. This is usually the part when I say I use a combination of matte products so I don’t know if this is effective but I was looking a bit Jermaine Jackson so I know it’s working.
Last but not least, it does make my skin look smooth and even but is it worth 36 bucks? That’s a decision you’ll have to make, don’t put that burden on me. Although, I purchased mine from Sephora I don’t see it online, just the loose powder. Did those bastards discontinue it the day I bought it? Lol. Shop, NARS!
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