Monday 23 April 2018

Four of the Best: Face powders

Powder time lover from Benefit
Powder time lover from Benefit
The Body Shop face powder
Illuminating Powder from Creme De La Mer

Sinead Van Kampen

Ditching the summer make-up we've gone back to powders this week. Brightening, bronzing, illuminating and lightening we at Independent Woman have been hunting the aisles for face powders that leave a flourish.

Will you or won't you.... Powder Time Lover

The latest launch from Benefit should please the indecisive among you. Offering a busy bundle of Benefits best selling powders, Coralista, Dallas and Dandelion you can rouge, bronze and brighten to your hearts content or even mix and match powders for a bespoke glow. The powder package also features a mini powder brush perfect for topping up on the go.

Available from Benefit Counters priced at €37.50.

For a brand new hue ... The Body Shop Face and Cheek Powder

Those of you seeking an altogether happier hue could do far worse than The Body Shops Face and Cheek Powder in Chestnut. Apply in generous sweeps and watch the golds, coppers and browns leave skin with the kind of glow you'd expect from an afternoon in the autumn sunshine.

Pigments can also be used individually as eye shadow making this a perfect multi-tasker and a steal at €23.50.

Face and Cheek Powder available at The Body Shop.

Get, set, glow - Clarins Barrocca Face Palette

If a touch of glow rather than a blast of colour is what's needed the soft delights of Clarins Barrocca Face Palette may be just the thing.

Teaming a natural beige with peachy pink the powder is perfect for day and evening wear and leaves skin beautifully highlighted. On the plus side it's soft and dewy, on the downside the gorgeous compact has been known to induce some serious envy.

Available from Clarins Counters, priced at €55

Breast is best - Illuminating Powder from Creme De La Mer

Launched as part of Estee Lauder's campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness month the limited edition Illuminating Powder from Creme De La Mer will please all looking to add a touch of contour, a hint of colour and a spot of guilt free indulgence. Light, soft and infused with shimmering pearls, the higly pigmented formula can be swept for a rosy demeanor or dotted along cheek bones for a hint of svelte highlighting. Complete with a swish leather pouch and the softest of bristle brushes this is the perfect travel companion.

Available from Creme De La Mer Counters, priced at €80.

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