Face powder comes in many shapes and forms, but we've found a great one that's under a tenner - and it's brilliant!
Face powder is something that a lot of us use on a daily basis. If, however, you're blessed with a non-shiny complexion and don't need it... well, that's fine. I'm just a tad jealous is all. You see, having been graced with oily skin, powder is a necessity in my life. It stops my face sliding off during the day and my mascara from going full-on Joker.
Having tried a lot of different powders over the years (both on myself and models/clients/actors etc) I always thought that it needed to be an investment product. Until recently. Don't get me wrong, I still love the luxe ones by brands such as NARS and Laura Mercier. But, there's something particularly satisfying about finding a high street buy that is good. Not only good but really good, in fact.
The Flormar Loose Powder is just €8.95 and genuinely delivers on results. I'd put it in the same performance category as MAC Prep + Prime powder (€26.50), NARS Loose Powder (€37) and Bobbi Brown Sheer Setting Powder (€36.50).
When you use it, it feels like you're wearing nothing. It's finely milled, sets makeup, doesn't cake - and most importantly lasts all day. And believe me, I've been putting it through its paces! Recently, I've had a series of long days due to work, so my makeup has had to stay on from about 5 am until 9 pm at least. And, for the most part, I've managed it (save for a couple of little top-ups around the nose).
Overall, this is one of those products that's very easy to miss in amongst all of the more 'Instagram-style' launches from a brand like Flormar. But when pitted against its high street counterparts it wins hands down, and even manages to outperform some luxe buys too!
Have you ever tried the Flormar Powder? Do you agree that it's a secret beauty hero?