Clinique Beyond Perfecting Powder Foundation Review



Nice package.


Looks pretty unnatural.


It got tricked. I walked into the store looking for a transparent oil absorbing powder – but came out with a powder foundation plus concealer powder. What was I thinking ? I was not thinking obviously and I was tricked.  I think sometimes the salespeople speak to our inner selves – the salesperson that day was just trying to cover up my acne for me.

Verdict: this powder covers up well, you get 14,5 grams of powder per package (usually you get 9). The package is pretty, functional, and has a big mirror. The powder is supposed to hydrate dry parts of the skin, but instead of giving a nice matte touch, my skin turns shiny and oily within a few hours after the use of this powder. The powder piles up on my skin and looks very unnatural.


Value for money:starstarstarstarnostar

Does what it promises: starstarnostarnostarnostar

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bareMinerals Touch Up Veil Finishing Powder Review



The package is nice and has a big mirror.


It is like applying dust to my face.


After the hysteria surrounding the fantastic foundation from bareMinerals, I got curious. Being provided a discount from my local beauty supplier, I dashed for the powder, full of hope. So what happened? I got robbed and tricked, and now I‘m sad.

I really don‘t know where to begin: first and foremost, the sponge that comes with it is useless, a brush really does‘t work either – cause when yo apply It, it really feels like you are applying dust to your face. I almost started coughing when I first used it. It seriously feels like applying dramatic 1800th century white make-up in your face.  Everything you wear after applying this powder has to go to the washing machine straight away- since it too, looks all dusty afterwards..Most importantly: it really dries it my skin, which normally is super oily. I even got small dry cracks on my skin after I started using this powder (being very greedy and poor I didn‘t stop after I saw the poor effect but kept putting my skin through this). Also it doesn‘t look natural on at all.


Value for money: starstarnostarnostarnostar

Does what it promises:starnostarnostarnostarnostar

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H&M Bronzing Powder Review



Provides a natural tan and covers imperfections. Cheap.


There’s a little bit of glitter in the powder, which can be seen in bright sun light (and it looks weird). Probably filled with hormone-disturbing ingredients.


To avoid any misunderstandings, my bronzing powder looks like the picture below, but I couldn’t find it anywhere on H&Ms website. I’m pretty sure the bronzing powder above and the one below are very similar, if not the same.

I’ve used this bronzing powders for years. It started because I needed a powder for the summer nights, and then it turned into a long-term relationship. Actually, I often just use this powder and nothing else (okay, perhaps a little mascara). It covers my imperfections OK without looking too “make-upped” AND it gives me a tan. Win win. Further it’s darn cheap and it lasts for ages.

There’s two things to be aware of:

1) Some of my friends who have a lighter skin tone than me. They tried my bronzing powder, and it doesn’t work for them. So test it out in-store and find a tone that fits your skin.

2) Being so cheap and from H&M this powder probably contains heaps of hormone-disturbing, non-organic ingredients. From looking at the back I can see that it contains two types of parabens. For this reason I’m actually considering changing my daily skin routine into a more organic and non-hormone disturbing alternative – just haven’t found it yet.

Overall: starstarstarstarnostar

Value for money: starstarstarstarstar

Does what it promises: starstarstarstarnostar

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