My Top 3 Loose Powders

If you are fed up of your make-up disappearing before lunchtime a finishing powder needs to become part of your make-up bag. They are the best way to ensure your make-up stays in place and the right one for you
can create beautifully smooth, photo ready skin without a hint of unwanted shine.

Here are my top 3 loose powders which promise to keep you looking your very best all day.


Hourglass Translucent Setting Powder
£33. Available at

This amazing ultra-refined loose powder is designed to give skin a naturally flawless finish without looking caked or heavy. It’s my go to product for a photo ready look which sets my make-up perfectly with an elegant glow. It is an exceptionally finely-milled, weightless powder, formulated with soft-focus light-reflecting particles which instantly blur imperfections and minimize the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles for effortlessly smooth skin. The translucent formula can be used on all skin tones for an invisible, natural skin finish.

Minimises the appearance of pores and fine lines
Suitable for all skin types and skin tones
Invisible, natural finish
Sets make up for prolonged wear
Can be used under the eyes to prevent creasing
Easily dispensed, no waste or mess
No Photo Flashback

Pricey – but the results are incredible.


Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder

£29 available from

This award winning powder is an extremely lightweight, sheer and silky setting powder that contains the finest French “cashmere” talc and a unique light-reflecting ingredient that creates a soft-focus appearance which blurs fine lines and imperfections. The oil-free powder goes on smoothly, blends effortlessly and sets make-up with a matt finish for 12 hours, creating a natural look without appearing cakey or adding weight or texture. It is available in Translucent and Translucent Medium Deep making it suitable for virtually all skin tones.

No Photo Flashback
Blurs fine lines and imperfections

12 Hour prolonged wear
Two Shades for Virtually All Skin tones






Not ideal if you have dry skin


Charlotte Tilbury – Charlotte’s Genius Magic Powder

£33 available at

The name is not misleading, this revolutionary, light-diffusing loose powder for fair skin really is magic, especially for those with sensitive and dry skin.  The fine powder reflects light to help blur imperfections, reduces the appearance of dark shadows and boosts radiance for smoother-looking skin. And to top it off, the mattifying finish helps prevent the dreaded shine. Made with 99% unscented, natural, raw ingredients and talc free it creates natural opacity with a brightening-radiance effect to instantly create a youthful look.  The key ingredient, mica, is treated with amino acids that contribute to give a gorgeous silky skin-like feel.




Paraben free

Gluten Free

Suitable for Fair Skin

Great for use on Dry and Sensitive Skin

Illuminating but not Glittery

99% natural ingredients



Not suitable for all skin tones – fair skin only

Odd smell, but not when applied.