In today’s beautypost you can read my thoughts on the blended face powder from Clinique. I have tried it out now a couple of months, so time for a review, don’t you think?!
But I must admit that I have always preferred a loose powder as a finishing touch. I used the T. Leclerc powder for several years, but they stopped selling it at my pharmacy. I started buying other brands, but was never convinced of the quality and then I tried out a couple of pressed powders.
A couple of months ago, I decided on buying a loose powder again so I went to the cosmetic store. I bought this Clinique blended face powder in colour number 02 – transparency.
Clinique promises a flawless finish with this loose powder, which is right for every skin type. It should set and perfect your make-up, letting your pores disappear…
But can they live up to their promises? Let me tell you my thoughts…
How to use
This loose powder from Clinique comes in a transparent, plastic jar with a silver lid on it. When you open the lid, you see this powder sifter.
I usually tilt the jar before opening it. That way, a little powder comes through the sifter. I take my big brush, dab it in the powder and shake off any excess powder before applying it on my face. I usually start with my T-zone, then I apply some powder underneath my eyes and work my way around my face and neck.
When you buy the powder it comes with a small brush with a cap on it. I always use my big powder brush though. But when I’m on a daytrip, I put a bit of powder on the small brush, close it again and put it in my handbag. During the day, I can touch up my face with it. The brush in itself could be softer, but for a touch-up it’ll do!
- very fine powder
- allergy tested and 100% fragrance free
- the powder leaves a natural finish
- doesn’t look dry or cakey on the face (woop woop!!)
- little brush for touching up your make-up during the day
- the price: this powder costs 32 EUR for 35 grams of product. Now that might sound expensive, but it’ll take you months emptying that jar so it is definitely worth the price!
- comes in 8 shades! Mind, not all shades will be sold everywhere, but you can always order online 🙂
- the little brush which comes with the powder is a bit too harsh in my opinion
- although not exactly a con for me, but some of you may find the price a bit on the steep side
This is a great setting powder. After being a bit lost in ‘powder-land’ I have definitely found my way back… and it leads to this blended face powder!
Do you use a loose powder and which can you recommend? Let me know in the comments!