May 14, 2014

SEVENTEEN Stay Time Pressed Powder

I'm very loyal to certain products in my make-up collection and it takes a lot for me to even take a second glance at a similar product let alone test drive one. Take for instance the NARS Translucent Crystal Light Reflecting Pressed Powder. Since this came into my life, I haven't strayed. So much so that there is a big gaping hole in the middle and it's starting to cry out to be replaced. However, I was intrigued by this powder, the SEVENTEEN Stay Time Pressed Powder* (€5.69) as, for one, it was in the right shade which is a rarity with budget brands and, for two, I had never tried anything from the brand before so my curiosity was piqued.

SEVENTEEN say that this powder aims to "put your base in its place - and keep it there!". I don't agree that it has any kind of spectacular longevity, especially when compared to the NARS and even more so to the Vichy Dermablend Loose Powder. However, for €5.69, I don't really care and so long as it sets my make-up until the next touch-up, I'm happy. 

The shade Fair is perfect for me (NC15 in MAC, B10 in Chanel, Calico in No7) and it's got a slight yellow undertone which makes it great for neutralising any pink in my cheeks or around my nose. The formula is quite lovely with a satin finish and no obvious chalkiness - it sits well on the skin.

I love that this powder is so affordable and works really nicely on the skin. I don't agree that it is a longwearing or 'lock everything in' type powder but, I do think it is exactly what so many of us need for chucking in our handbags for touch-ups throughout the day. What really sold it to me though, after quality was confirmed as being good, is how much product you get for just over a fiver. You get 13g of product while with the likes of a MAC MSFN you get 10g and the aforementioned NARS yields just 7g and both of those cost much much more than the SEVENTEEN. 


  1. Thanks for sharing, it's a bargain!:)

  2. Nice one! Especially when you consider how much product you get for your money :)



  3. Unusual to find such a great match for your skin tone in a budget brand... yet to happen for me. haha.

    XO, G from grace'd

  4. Seventeen have some great products. Will have to check this one out!

  5. I really like Seventeen, they have some great products and you can't beat their prices. I particularly like their mascaras! I'll have to check this out, I'd be a very similar skin tone to you!

    Emma x


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