If there is one thing I rely heavily on as an oily skinned lass it is a good setting powder, something to hold my face and make up together. Something to keep everything intact y’know? I have tried a number of different setting powders in the past and most of them have done a fairly good job (namely Vichy’s Dermablend Setting Powder and By Terry’s Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder) but they’ve not been ‘perfect’. I was doing the rounds, reading up on some of my favourite blogs a week or so ago, and I came across this powder on Helen’s blog – she absolutely raved about it. Whilst I was in my local beauty salon having a good old pamper, I spotted Mineral Veil amongst the bareMineral’s stock and I remembered that post. Naturally, I purchased it and it came home with me. Mineral Veil is a very finely milled powder that minimises lines, absorbs oil, softens the complexion and provides a flawless and completely weightless finish. The powder itself is completely translucent and great for oily skin. It leaves a gorgeous, soft and airbrushed finish to your skin that has a very subtle and natural glow. I have only used this powder around a handful of times and I can already say that it is without doubt the best finishing powder I have tried so far (and I have tried a lot). The packaging is pretty basic, a standard clear plastic pot with a black lid and inside is a sifter with a plug. Yes, a plug. That tiny little addition of a plug makes it perfect for travelling – no powder getting everywhere, covering everything – ideal. It also means that you won’t be wasting any product. I apply this by tipping a small amount of the mineral powder in to the lid, I then swirl a brush around the lid to collect the powder, tap off any excess, and then swipe it all over my face. What I really adore about bareMineral’s Mineral Veil is that the skin looks natural, yet luminous and not remotely cakey. I find a lot of finishing powders can really make my skin look flat and dull but not this one. No sir’ee! I’ve used this in a variety of settings so far – work, shopping, nights out – and it really has come up trumps on all occasions. It has certainly pro-longed the life of my make up and kept some of that pesky shine at bay. It’s a hit!
What are your favourite finishing/setting powders?