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Friday, 22 November 2013

loose powder lovin'

Cargo HD Translucent Powder Bourjois Java Rice Powder By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder review swatch photo

Cargo HD Translucent Powder : £21
Bourjois Java Rice Powder : £9.99
By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder : £41

Loose powders and I don’t usually get on. I find it too messy and I hate having it puff up in my face whenever I try to use it. I'm a pressed powder girl all the way with my favourite being the Laura Mercier Mineral Pressed Powders. But recently I’ve been giving a few loose powders a whirl and I thought I’d show you some of my current powder related thoughts.

Cargo HD Translucent Powder is probably my top pick at the moment It diffuses the light for a soft blurred effect so all my lines pores and imperfections. The powder itself is ultra fine and leaves a soft matte finish. The best thing about this is definitely the packaging. It has a unique lid which means that the powder is sealed in when you open it it doesn’t puff up everywhere and get over all my things.

The Bourjois Java Rice Powder is based off the original cult Bourjois Java Rice powder that was formulated over 150 years ago. It’s been updated for the 21st century market and is now illuminating powder. It feels absolutely weightless on the face This is a great radiance boosting powder and gives the face a soft glow. It sets makeup nicely while giving a lovely glow from within type look.

Then finally we have The By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder. Now after weeks of searching for this (I literally used to go into Space NK every week trying to get my paws on it) I wasn’t as pleased with this powder as I thought I was going to be. It came very highly recommended to me,  by peoples who's opinions I trust. I just found it wasn’t as good as I expected. While the smoothing and blurring properties are all there, I’ve used much nicer powders. It gives a flawless long lasting finish but I felt it looked a little ashy on my skin. It's probably good powder for drier skin as its packed with hylrauonic particles which will help moisture on the skin. The price... oh the price. £41 for a powder is something I'm definitely not considering again in a hurry. In my opinion, good but not worth it!

What's you favourite loose powder?


  1. I'm not very impressed with the Java rice powder. I could see glitter on my forehead when I tried it to use all over. And for a highlighter it's too messy for me.

    Blu Button Box

  2. I am glad you approve of the Bourjois powder....I won some in a competition and have yet to try it out! Have a lovely weekend.

    http;// Jess. x

  3. Definitely going to give the Java rice powder a try following your approval :) xx

    Eleri Roberts

  4. I've been wanting to try the Bourjois java rice powder for ages now. I'm loving using the BM Beauty dewy perfection mineral finishing powder, it reminds me of the Cargo HD translucent powder! :) x

    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

  5. ooo quite keen to try the Cargo Loose Powder after this little review. £41 is extortionate! :(
    Amy x

  6. like you, i'm a pressed powder kind of girl - i have oily skin so i like the way i can mattify my face with a choice of pressed powder. however, in one of my first ever glossybox's i was sent an illamasqua loose powder and have been meaning to try it out ever since. i've always been a bit wary of it thought because i'd probably end up spilling it everywhere and just making a complete mess of myself. i also didn't really know what benefits loose powders had (such as blurring out lines and imperfections) so this post has given me a boost to hunt out that illamasqua loose powder and give it a go! :) X

  7. I agree, loose powders are too messy! Pressed powders all the way for me.

    AmeliaRose | Beauty Blogger

  8. I LOVE the Bourjois Powder, wear it every day!

    Tiny Alis.

  9. Tengo los de Bourjois y no los he usado hasta ahora porque en verano no me gusta la piel brillante, pero ahora en invierno dan un aspecto muy bonito a la piel :)

    Kyllie | Make Up Fragrances

  10. Almost bought the Bourjois the other day but put it back, wish I'd got it now! It sounds lovely.

    Katie |

  11. Ooh i must get my hands on the bourjois one! Looks lovely x

  12. I love loose powders - all I use. At the moment I'm using one from Natural Collection which was about 1.99, and although it was SO cheap, i'm SO happy with the result!

  13. Loose powders do always seem like a bit of a faff - but that Bourjois one sounds really nice!

    Eve & Faye x
    Sugar Spun Sisters - A blog about cosmetics, clothes & coeliac disease

  14. i might have to try the bourjois one


  15. I love loose powder! I like MAC's prep and prime loose powder! It really helps the longevity of my make-up and helps to fill pores and give a smoother appearance to my skin!

  16. Love the packaging on the Bourgois powder!

  17. I've never tried a loose powder, they seem so messy! I may have to give the Bourjois one a look!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  18. I really want to try the Riz powder, it sounds so amazing! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  19. I love the look of the Bourjois powder - the packaging is adorable! I really love loose powder at the moment too xx

    Gemma //

  20. I really want to try the bourjois powder

  21. I love the Bourjois one too! Really like the ELF HD powder too.

  22. I really like these loose powders :) They might be a messy but they are so light weight :)

  23. Interesting opinion on the By Terry powder! x x

  24. I love, love, love the Bourjois powder! It quickly became one of my favourite products
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn


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