Whenever the word “illuminating” gets up in the mix when you’re talking about face powders, things can get a little dicey, because, on the one hand, like, when you’re — *ahem* — a lady of a certain age, I think a little dewiness on the face looks great, especially if you’re wearing face powder, which is why MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural has been my partner in crime for the past few years.
I like a little light-reflecting oomph on my 40-plus skin (as opposed to a flat matte), but I reeeeeeally don’t want to cross the line between dewy and straight-up sweaty, because then it’s “Whoa, Karen! Why are you so freakin’ sweaty? Did you just get kicked out of the Stars Hollow 24-hour dance marathon? Or did you just finish a hot yoga class with Viggo Mortensen?”
Side note: I wish these were plausible scenarios!
Anyway, the unintentionally sweaty face thing is kinda happening to me when I use this new $35 illuminating pressed powder in the It Cosmetics permanent line. It’s called Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder Illumination with SPF 50+ (wow, that’s a mouthful). There are seven shades, and I wear the one called Tan.
They’re loaded with pigment. These will build up to full-coverage if you want it. I could completely even out my skin tone and hide my freckles using nothing but this powder. You could skip foundation and concealer.
Yeah, this powder totally brings it (oh, it’s already been broughten), and — added perk — it doesn’t look or feel heavy.
I like the way this powder looks in pics, where it’s only mildly dewy, but it’s — WHOA — waaaaaay too shiny for me in real life.
My pores…? You could do Olympic diving into them. I look straight-up sweaty.
Basically, I would proceed with caution with this face powder. The new It Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Foundation, though? Totally different story. Go cray with it, because it’s SO GOOD!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. TGIF!!!! ???