You guys, you have to go to New York. Seriously. It is the greatest city in the world.
We were staying in midtown, a few blocks from Grand Central, in a hotel called the Shelburne NYC which I would thoroughly recommend. We had an amazing time; we saw everything, tried everything; a real NYC experience.
If you’ve never been, I highly suggest you head over there now. It was literally exactly how it looks on the TV: fast, fun and full of life. I adored it.
But anyway, onto the important stuff; the beauty products.
I’ve been back from the US for a month now, which I think has given me adequate time to try out all the things I bought out there.
I don’t think I went too crazy, incidentally; I only visited Sephora 3 times, and they were all totally necessary trips.
Below is my mini NYC haul….
See what I mean? Not bad, considering. I was trying not too spend too much, since saving for a house really has to come before buying mascara, but I feel like I stuck to the necessities. Sort of.
Anyway, onto the product I’ve chose to review today; High Definition Powder by Make Up For Ever.
This is a brand I had been dying to try out, a cult, US-only line that I’ve heard nothing but good things about from other bloggers.
I had planned on buying a foundation (which I did; more on that later) but I ended up grabbing this too, simply because I’ve been wanting to get one for a while.
This is a finishing powder; a colourless, fine grained dust which you brush over your finished face to set and hold your look. I am a big fan of the matte look, plus I have oily skin, so I’ve really wanted to try a finishing power for ages. I figured, why not this one?
I don’t know if you can see from the picture, but it dispenses through a fine mesh, which is utterly fab; it totally stops the powder going everywhere, like it does with normal dispensers.
The powder itself is super fine, micro granulated with a talcum powder appearance but a much lighter texture. Once you dust it on it vanishes into your face like a second skin, soaking into your pores and holding your makeup in place.
I LOVE this. Seriously. I kind of thought I would anyway, but I’m still surprised by just how much.
Since the first time I tried it I haven’t gone without; it gives your skin a beautifully subtle finish, and it lasts all day. My face can look like an oil slick, especially in Summer, but I haven’t had to reapply this at all.
I can’t see myself going back to a regular loose powder after this. Since it’s hard to get hold of I am willing to try other brands (I know GOSH do one), but if they don’t live up to it then I will definitely go the Import route. That’s how much I need this in my life.
If you’re looking for a setting powder to keep your face in place, then give this, or other finishing powders, a go; it does the job perfectly, giving your foundation the staying power you’ve only dreamed of. If you have oily skin, don’t even hesitate; day long matte perfection is heading your way…