Compact Mineral Powder Versus Loose

Having used Loose Mineral powder make up for the last few years, I was interested in the new compact mineral powders that I have seen recently advertised.

I love the coverage and finish of the loose mineral powder but thought the ease and practicality of the compact version was worth exploring


After trying a couple of top brand compacts, I found that neither gave as good coverage as the loose powders and one was a little bit chalky in texture.

It’s recommended that you use with a powder brush (same as with the loose) but, personally, the effect was just dusting the skin slightly with colour.

You need an excellent complexion to begin with!



Therefore my advice is to stick with the loose mineral powders for better coverage and only opt for compact mineral powders to apply over foundation for a smoother glow to the skin.

My fave loose mineral powders are L’Oreal, Bare Minerals, Clinique and Elizabeth Arden.

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