November 16, 2009

Most Reached for Powders and a little about Josh!

Hey everyone! Alrighty, I'm back again with another top 5 of mine. Keep in mind, these are my top 5 at the moment, I'm always trying new things and this list could change! So, with that said, here's my top 5 Powders:
1. Almay Pure Blends Translucent Matte Loose Powder - So, I picked this up as soon as it hit our shelves. I'm always out to grab any kind of mattifying powder and this was no exception. It comes in the most adorable packaging and it's so conveneint with the flip lid inside the box. It's best to apply this with a puff (one is included) because this maintains the smooth skin your foundation creates (You can thank MichellePhan for that expert advice!). But yeah, needless to say, this smoothes my skin over and really helps even out my skintone, not to mention, keeps me matte for about 6 hours, which is pretty incredible.
2. Physician's Formula Pressed Mineral Powder - Now, I know both Sarah and I like this. This little beauty sets my foundation, provides a light coverage, controls shine, and smooths my skin over. What's not to love about this? This was a staple of mine this last Summer. My only complaint about this is if you apply it and touch up with it, it can be a little heavy and it doesn't photograph the best...but I love it either way.
3. Urban Decay De-Slick Powder - First off, the packaging of this, much like all of Urban Decay's products, is to die for (I love the little skulls!). Secondly, I got this at Ulta's last Friends and Family sale, so, I got it 40%, thanks to Sarah :]. Thirdly, it does just what it's meant for, it provides a translucent powder to keep me matte and blot oil and shine. I love it for this, however, I'm not sure if I'd buy it at full price.
4. Revlon ColorStay Mineral Finishing Powder in Brighten - This powder does exactly what it says. It can take my pale skin from dull to lively in a few brushstrokes. Now, a lot of people call these MAC Mineral Skin Finish dupes. I've never tried any of the MAC Mineral Skin Finishes other than a few swatches in the store, so, I can't claim this, however, this does brighten my skin. My only complaint is it almost makes me shiny. I prefer a much more matte look, so, I only use this along my cheeks. Also, this, unlike the other two Revlon ColorStay Mineral Finishing powders, can't be used a blush or bronzer, since this comes off much more translucent than the Sunkiss or Suntan Matte (I have the Suntan Matte as well!)
5. mark Matte-nificent Powder - Being a mark rep, I had to try this! A lot of people on MakeupAlley were saying they used this versus MAC Blot or Urban Decay De-Slick, so, I took my discount into action and bought this when I picked up the mark Mist Oppurtunity, mark's version of MAC Fix+. It finally arrived, and to be honest, I didn't use it. I finally found this powder a few weeks ago and I've been using it a bit more. This powder, unlike the De-Slick and MAC, comes in 4 shades. I have the lightest, Ivory Nude. I prefer to bring this to touch up in the day because my foundation starts to fade later in the day, and this takes away the shine plus gives me a little coverage boost. So, I expect this to be climbing the charts in my favorites.

There you have it! Those are my most reached for powders (Besides my MAC Hello Kitty in Tahitian Sand just to look at :D). Keep in mind, I classify myself as someone who's very-oily skinned, so, these might be my favorite, but not your's!

Moving right along, I did want to give a little bio of myself, just so you guys know who I am. I'm Josh! I'm 20 years old, I live in Delaware, where I've spent most of my life. I go to the University of Delaware normally as a Statistics major, though I can't afford to right now. So, I work full-time instead! Workwise, I'm a Senior Beauty Advisor with Walgreens and I'm also the District Cosmetic Lead for my district. I have a love-hate relationship with my job, but overall, I enjoy it. I really got into makeup sometime last year, thanks to work, but I've caught on pretty quick and I think it's really my only hobby. When it comes to looks I like, I guess you could describe my style in a few words: Carbon Black, Matte, Porcelain, Silver, Bronze, and Gold. Well...I guess that's makeup terms? Oh well. Oh, and here's a picture of me just for reference:

That'd be me driving to work the other morning(Gotta love intersections!)

Alrighty, well, that's it for me today. Let me know if you have any input and I'll be sure to reply to any questions or comments!

Oh yeah, here's the link to my mark page if anyone wanted to try the powder or any other product.

Josh :D

1 comment:

  1. Hi, i'm loking for a revlon products handbook.The local walgreens beauty advisor threw theres away! I'm a big revlon user!