The long awaited part 2 of my current all time favorite makeup products in every category! It has been a busy couple weeks/midterm season. I forgot to include my Kiko Milano Radiant fusion baked powder in the above photo but I’ll insert it below:
Kiko Milano Radiant fusion baked powder: Shade 01
This powder reminds me of a hybrid between a matte setting powder and the Hourglass ambient lighting powders. It gives a glow from within look but not as shiny as the Hourglass powders and as Jaclyn’s luminous powder. Love the luxe packaging and magnetic closure! I got in in a Kiko store this past summer in Europe.
Jaclyn Cosmetics Luminous powder: Shade Dew Me
I was really debating on getting this powder since I already have Hourglass’s of a similar nature, but was drawn to its claimed “blurring effect”. So I caved and got it…and I really like it. If Hourglass ambient lighting powders were in a loose form and had a smoothing effect, it would be this. There is a lot of product in this big jar, and price point comparison to Hourglass, Jaclyn is the better deal. I highly suggest using this as a glow from within/natural highlighter, since putting on too much/all over may make you look too shiny.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette:
As you can see I love the shade Diffused light the most. The powders are extremely finely milled, even, and soft. They give such a creamy glow, which I love on the bridge of the nose and cupid’s bow. Although these powders are pricey, if you can afford them I think its worth it for the quality. However, I have a close dupe for a lower price point…
Makeup Revolution Beyond Radiance Palette:
You can see the three shades MR has is a close dupe for the top row of the Hourglass palette. Only major difference is the dupe for Diffused light is more white/pearl in color. Going heavy handed in this might give a slight white cast. In addition, I like Diffused light better because it has a neutral more yellow/skin tone glow since its not as pearly, making it look more natural.
Jcat Beauty Aquasurance Compact Foundation:
It is a really good pigmented/ full coverage powder foundation. However, I mainly use it to set areas on my face that need more coverage such as under the eye and blemishes. If you want that snatched cheekbone contour, it would be good for dusting underneath the cheek for the defined contour line.
Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder:
The best setting powder for the price if you can get past its heavy fragrance. The amount you get is so much I wonder if I can finish it all in the next 2-3 years LOL. It is drug store and is so cheap! I love how it very finely milled and has a bit of a blurring effect. I use it to blot and set the face. Most days, I put on a moisturizer and dust this over areas I get most oily and I am good to go.
I hope you guys like my review on my powder favorites! I will be going into setting sprays next so stay tuned! Don’t forget to follow the blog/ sign up for email notifications so you will know when I will post next! Let me know what are your favorites below!