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.
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!
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