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!

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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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