Do you have products that are on your ‘must-use’ list every day? Even if you’re in a rush?
I know I do. Foundation obviously, but sometimes I vary my coverage and go for a lighter tinted moisturiser to give my skin a break.
No matter what though, I find that finishing with a dust of translucent powder is a must for that nice matte look.
From cosmeticsinfo.org –
“The Silica used in cosmetics and personal care products is in the amorphous form. This means that there is no clear order to the arrangement of the atoms, unlike crystalline silica, which has a clear order to the arrangement of the atoms”
Sorry to bore you with scientific facts, but I wouldn’t want any confusion or red lights going off when you saw that the main ingredient in this harmless little powder is silica!
Now back to the product at hand, the Australis Ready Set Go finishing powder is super fine too, and it blends into fine lines and acts to slightly smooth them out (hiding pores too!) rather than caking around any blemish like thicker powders can. This is not a super product though, it won’t completely hide any indentations or lines on your face, but it does help.
I used to wonder about why someone would use a translucent powder, why not finish with an actual powder compact that has colour pigments?
Well, when you’re using a foundation/bronzer/blush or if you’re having a go at highlighting and contouring, adding a pigmented finishing powder can be a useless exercise.
And for $12.95 you can use this stuff every day and not worry about it burning a hole in your pocket. By far the best benefits of this powder is the smoothness and softness it gives to your skin. If you run your finger across your skin after application (which I know we probably shouldn’t because every tip in the beauty book says not to touch your face too much!) it really feels like satin, and that feeling seems to last, combatting any oily moments during the day. No need to “powder your nose” with this stuff in your lunch break!
The Ready Set Go finishing powder looks like this with its super cute pink and black packaging, because I know you are ALL suckers for packaging (like me):