Powder is not something I have a lot of success with, my skin type is dry, often dehydrated coupled with an oily breakthrough. I find the majority of powders perform terribly on dry skin, catching hold of any unevenness in texture and making the surface look cakey, and even more dry.
I initially bought the Air-Brush Flawless Finish
(£33) to use as a setting powder for my under eye concealer but once I
tried it on the rest of my face there was no going back. The powder is
delightfully soft and smooth, with a very fine texture that feels
lightweight on the skin.
The finish is not matte and the coverage is not
very heavy but it does even out
imperfections slightly and cuts down (though not obliterate) shine. I like that
the finish gives a slightly brightening, light-reflecting effect, rather
than a dull, flat finish.
As long as you don't put on a ton it doesn't
cake, nor sit in lines/pores, though by no means does it completely
blur lines and fill in pores.
I bought the lightest shade 01 fair, I'm a shade lighter than a MAC NW15 and this is a good match, due to its sheerness I think this would be fine for up to a NW/NC 25.
It has a good wear time, I'd say about 7 hours before I notice a
depreciation in effect. It contains rose wax and almond oil to hydrate
the skin and is paraben-free, its caused me no breakouts/irritation
(I've been using it nearly every day for just over a month and a half
One of the attributes I particularly like is that you can layer other
products on this (such as cream blusher or extra concealer) and
it does not cake or ball up.
Though this is not perfect (my skin is such that I am not sure there is a
"perfect" powder out there for me) this is one of the best powders I
have tried so far.
Ingredients (notice the spelling mistake)
I bought this from charlottetilbury.com