Who doesn’t love a setting powder? Baking is still going strong and for good reason. Done right, it can brighten and sculpt your features like none other.
Admittedly I’ve only started to get into setting powder in the last year. I’ve never had a problem with makeup sliding off because I have naturally very dry skin. But night shifts took their toll, and I found myself looking for a solution to those under eye bags.
I initially purchased the Huda Beauty Easy Bake Loose Powder in the shade Banana Bread. Huda claims the golden undertones will brighten your under eyes. As you get 20g of product for £28 this powder will last you a good 5-6 months. It’s finely milled and has very subtle yellow tones. I bake underneath my eyes and under my contour lines. I then leave this on while I fill in my brows and then brush it off. I found this did brighten my under eyes and overall I liked the finish. The product itself has a sifter mechanism but I still found it quite messy to use. I then purchased the shade Pound Cake. This too claims to brighten those under eyes. However, I found this particular tone didn’t work quite so well for my yellow undertones.
I actually discovered the Fenty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Powder while on holiday in Mykonos. One of my girlfriends used the shade Banana and it was literally love at first sight. This looks more distinctly yellow and has a slight scent to it. I personally find this powder easier to work with as there’s less residue. I found the brightening qualities of this powder surpass that of the Huda offering for me. It instantly makes me look more awake. This retails for £24 and comes in a range of shades to suit your undertone. I tried the shade Banana on a few of the girls while in Mykonos and honestly think it would work well on fair to medium skin tones. Although Riri does offer many of the shades in a mini version for £17, the shade Banana is exclusively sold in the larger size.
Although both powders work well, I would have to say Riri has won the battle of the powders. I love the shade, the finish and the packaging looks so cute on my make up table.
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