Tuesday, December 11, 2012

How I set my makeup: Winter Edition

   As a follow up to yesterday's post, I use MAC Pro Set Powder to set my foundation during colder months.  I use a Laura Mercier powder when it's summer but I find this MAC powder is better suited to the winter when my skin is at it's dryest.



   Set Powder is $34 for 30g so it will last for ages and is great value for money.  I've used this powder for a total of 8 months so far and have only used up a third of the container.  Yes, drugstore powders are cheaper but I find I go through those like crazy (Maybelline Dream Matte Powder I'm looking at you!).


  This is a very simple powder but is very effective in making my foundation last all day.  I have very sensitive skin and am allergic to corn starch (common ingredient in powder makeup) so my choices are limited.  This power causes me no irritation or breakouts so it's a winner in my books.

  You only need the tinest amount of powder to set your foundation so it will last all day long.  I use a powder puff and just lightly dab it on my skin in the morning and I'm done.  I don't need to touch it up at all.  This powder does have a bit of a luminous effect but it doesn't emphasize pores or acne pot mark scars.

Availability: MAC Cosmetics Online or MAC Pro Stores (The Toronto Pro store is at 363 Queen St. W.)

4 comments:

  1. Please take clear photos of the ingredients lists of products! Stating only that there's no cornstarch isn't terribly helpful to those of us who want to know exactly what's in a product. Thanks!

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    1. I wrote this post when I first starting blogging hence why this isn't the best/most informative post. If you're curious about the ingredients they can be found on Makeupalley and are: talc, silica, nylon-12, pentaerythrityl, tetraoctanoate, tocopherol acetate, rtiethoxycaprylylsilane, methylparaben, propylparaben.

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  2. My favourite powder! im on my 2nd pot now but i only started buying it in sept 2012 so its lasting well and i used it everyday on myself and on clients :D definitely worth the money

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  3. My favourite powder! im on my 2nd pot now but i only started buying it in sept 2012 so its lasting well and i used it everyday on myself and on clients :D definitely worth the money

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