Tuesday, 6 December 2011
make up: the perfect powder
The other day I happily received a present – from me to my good self. Well it is the season and all that. I was looking for a new face powder, somewhat halfheartedly, I must admit, hoping to find something very budget friendly so I could spend my monies on more important things, like overseas travel, and shoes. I had a few tip offs for a certain brand whose other products I love and whose price was definitely right, but unfortunately the colour wasn't. The fairest shade was a bit too dark and too orangey, and was noticeable on my skin – my face would be an orange on a white stick. Not a good look.
I have been wearing powder everyday lately, as I love the velvety, super-matte finish, but of course it needs to be the right shade. So when I just happened to be passing a Mecca store the other weekend, and as makeup shopping – especially for fancy, nicely packaged brands – is one of my favourite things, I thought I'd pop in for a quick lap. And I am so glad I did. I found this fantastic powder by Nars, a brand I'd heard good things about for years but had never tried myself. It's super fine, has a light feel whilst still providing good coverage over my foundation – I was after a powder to add a layer of colour and coverage, as well as matte-ifying and setting everything – and is the perfect pale shade. I find it tends ever so slightly to the yellow, rather than pink, side of things, which I personally find more flattering. Giving is just as good as receiving, right? Happy Christmas to me!