OK, y'all, anyone here have any fine lines and wrinkles that makeup/powder is setting in and aging you? I DO! I'm sure you know the rule: If you put on a cream of any kind, you need to "set it" with a powder for staying power.
I've tried drug store brand regular powders, pressed and loose. I've tried the rice powder highly touted - one from Palladio (available at Sally Beauty Supply and Ulta, among other places) is $4.00 and good quality.
BUT. It still intensifies my lines.....my wrinkles. I look OLDER, not younger and certainly not better.
Until I read (through all my exhaustive Internet travels....benefits of chronic pain and a reclined limited lifestyle....plenty of T.I.M.E........)
Products that contain silica powder go on flawlessly and illuminate your skin - light reflective. Coworkers and friends will stop and ask you what you have done differently.
Only problem, some of the best options cost upwards of $30 and more. Examples:
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder - 1 oz. $34
MUFE High Definition Setting Powder .35 oz $30
Cover FX Powder .43 oz $32
Now comparing those amounts, Laura Mercier is definitely the better deal at one full ounce of product..
BUT, what if I showed you a product that is ONE FULL OUNCE for.....$4.75???
I'm sure you've seen all the rage....people creating their own mineral makeup? Well, this is a product they use. Reading further on the site, they recommend you combine this product with another, for an adhesive aspect - as the silica spheres are quite loose and "floaty". I purchased Magnesium Myristate ($4.00)along with the Silica Spheres:
Because these products are powdery and float easily, they recommend also purchasing a mask ( 49 cents each), which I did and is seen in the above photo.
Do you know how long this is going to last me??? I got this in the mail yesterday. Somehow, I messed up the order and the sifter jars I also ordered (.85 each!) did not get included so I have ordered those now. When they get here, I will put on the mask, mix the two products and have it in wonderful sifter jars.
So a bit ago, when I put on my makeup, I carefully put a brush down into just the silica spheres and watched how interestingly the sphere's behaved - they bounce off each other.....and put it on my face. OH MY GOODNESS!!! I can't wait for my husband to see the difference! So smooth, light just reflects off my face....nothing "settles" in anywhere. Incredible.
So, it's up to you. Purchase cheaper brands that exaggerate your wrinkles, spend WAY too much money on expensive products, or make your own for less than $10 total and will last an incredible amount of time?
If you are interested, they also offer an E-book on how to make mineral makeup. I received a sample of the mineral eye shadow in my order, but forgot to try it today. I have not been paid or compensated in any way for this post - just never knew what this company offered and had to share.
I have another post coming soon showing their makeup palettes!