I've been using a mixture of the Mac NC35 Pressed Powder and The Body Shop Loose Powder in to make my face look extra polished (I love a bit of powder!), for a couple of years now, but as my face has been leaning more combination-oily than normal, I've been super disappointed with how the Mac has been handling the shine - basically it doesn't! Plus it's a little expensive. Anyways, a couple of weeks ago, browsing the make-up stands at Boots, I stumbled upon the Bourjois stand (read: headed directly for!), and picked up a glittery nail polish that will feature in a Nail of the Day post soon, and a true red nail polish, which again I will show you soon. There was a 3 for 2 offer on, AND a free pair of sunglasses, so I picked up the following as my third item:
Now, I had been eyeing this up for quiiiiiiiiiiiite a long time, but had been putting off purchasing it, so the 3 for 2 plus sunglasses offer was just the push I needed! Firstly, I looooooove the red packaging, I can always find it in the depths of my bag, and it just makes me a little happy to see that flash of red! It is much more slimline than my Mac compact, and when opened, it houses a mirror the size of the lid, making it perfect for travelling:
I chose the colour light beige as I have a tendency to oxidise throughout the day, and the colour has lots of lovely yellow undertones for a yellow girl like myself! The actual powder is super finely-milled, and smells absolutely gorgeous, like all kinds of tropical fruits! The smell in itself makes me happy! As for coverage, a tiny amount on a flat top kabuki brush completely perfects my make up in an instant, anddddd I have found it to be really effective at controlling the old shiny skin! I would say the powder makes my foundation matte for around 4-5 hours, BUT then allows the skin to look healthy as opposed to shiny for the rest of the day. Because of it's super fine texture, I can layer more on top if I want to throughout the day without the worry of caking.
I'm really impressed with this powder, and can see myself repurchasing when it runs out!
Hope you liked this!