Review | Element Cosmetics Loose Powder

Element Cosmetics Loose Powder

Last month I was sent a new loose powder to review by a fairly new company called Element Cosmetics. The loose powder (£8)* is designed to help set your makeup, and comes in four shades. After selecting ‘Quartz’ (this is the shade advertised for pale skintones) as the shade I would be trying, I was excited to get trying it!

I haven’t had a huge experience with loose powers before. Normally I just go for a pressed powder due to the handiness of being able to throw it in my bag and not worry about it going everywhere. But the only loose powder I have tried- my Ben Nye Banana Powder- is my absolute favourite, so I was keen to see how this could compare.

Element Cosmetics Loose Powder

I’ve been using this every morning to bake my makeup. I’m not sure if it was designed for this purpose (can every loose powder be used for baking? I actually have no clue) but I have to say it does a wonderful job! As I’ve already mentioned, I love my banana powder, but the only issue is I can’t use it unless I have tan on, because it leaves my under-eye area looking very yellow. Well I can say that this has definitely stepped up to take its place on those no-tan days.

When I bake with this, I use my RT sponge to apply a light layer to my under-eye, forehead, nose and chin are (basically where I’ve concealed), and I like to leave it for about 15 minutes. I then use a fluffy brush to dust it all away. This powder dusts away so easily, and leaves no residue and doesn’t make me look at all cakey. My makeup lasts most of the day when I use this, and I normally don’t need to top up my powder until after about 6/7 hours, which for me, is amazing!

I’ve also used this as a normal setting powder on morning when I don’t have time to bake, and it still does a wonderful job! My makeup doesn’t seem to last quite as long when I do it this way, but I still get about 5 hours before I have to blot/reapply powder.

I definitely recommend trying this powder out! As I’ve mentioned, there are four shades to pick from, so hopefully you can find something to suit you. You can also request a free sample if you are unsure as to which shade to go for. At only £8, this is definitely a bargain!

You can buy Element Cosmetics Loose Powder (Quartz) from the Element Cosmetics website.

*Contains PR samples. Please read my Disclaimer for more information*

  • Caitlin

    I can’t believe I’ve never heard of this brand before, it’s perfect for me! Thanks for sharing!

    Beauty & Colour | Vegan Lifestyle Blog

  • I’ve never heard of this brand or the product before but it sounds really good and I might have to give it a try x

  • I don’t usually use powder really unless I need my make up to last. I always think loose powder looks fancy though! Xxxxxx

  • ADoseOfChatter

    Oooh amazing you got to trial this! I love using my Laura Mercier loose powder to bake my contour and sharpen it up! Might have to give my shade in this one a go👌🏼

    Love Izzy |

  • Thanks so much for sharing your baking technique with us, Lauren! This powder sounds fantastic, I may well have to pick it up as it’s so reasonably priced! Your photos are stunning as ever!

    Abbey 🌸

  • Ahh! Intersting, this looks really good. I’m trialling a few loose powders at the minute to find my favourite one but I still go back to my RCMA no colour one every time! xxx

  • Ahh this looks interesting. I’ve never baked before but your tips are great. I will check out the free sample though to see what it’s all about 🙂

    Steph xx

  • I love using loose powders, but I haven’t found that can be a staple in my collection so I might give this one a go.
    Alicia x

  • Sian…

    Another new cruelty-free brand to try! Like you, I much prefer pressed powders but now I might have to see what Element Cosmetics have to offer!

    Sian x

  • Stacey

    I’ve never heard of this brand before. I tend not to use loose powders as I always get into such a mess with them, but based on your recommendations I might have to give this brand a try.

  • Holly

    Ooh I’ve never heard of this brand but this looks pretty good!

    Holly x

  • Foxxtailz

    Yay for cruelty free! I’m always on the look out for new CF brands to try 🙂 x

  • Aaah, cruelty free is always good to hear! I’ll have to keep an eye out for this and add it to my ever growing wishlist…

    Katie x

  • Chloe

    Ooh I’ve never heard of this brand but this powder sounds really good! Xx

  • I haven’t heard of this brand before. I really want to try the infamous Ben Nye banana powder. I’ve only ever tried one loose powder too haha, the Vichy Dermablend one and I quite like it!