It is 100% typical of me to want to try something new just as soon as I have settled on something amazing. Case in point: invisible powder. Myself and Sinéad have waxed lyrical about the NARS one; we both absolutely adore it, and MAC Mineralise Skinfinish Natural is a close second, though it’s a different type of powder as it’s far more pigmented.
I was interested in this after Stacey (makeup and expert fiend that you should all be following) had raved about it; we seem to have quite similar skin types, so reckoned it would be a good bet. I don’t hate this powder or anything, it’s more that I’ve used products that are so superior that I’m not sure why I even bothered trying this. It’s a nice, finely milled and fairly invisible powder that does a good job at masking my uneven texture and making me look that bit more airbrushed. My problem with this product is decidedly first world – it just doesn’t airbrush quite as much or as well as rival products from NARS and Hourglass can. I also find that it doesn’t always sit as well on top of a liquid base as other powders do, depending on the luck of the draw. Sometimes, out of nowhere it will make my foundation appear unsettled and uneven – quite the opposite of airbrushed. It’s not brilliant at holding up against my (turbo) oily skin either, and I definitely prefer NARS and MAC for that job.
It’s not that I want to keep hating on all Tilbury products, but it was another small disappointment (snob alert) when I noticed that a No7 highlighter at the Boots summer event was encased in identical packaging to the Airbrush Flawless Finish powder. This stuff comes at a premium price and while I know the product is good (just not excellent), it’s probably not worth paying for if you have skin like mine. Back to NARS I go!