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No, I prefer pressed powders since they are more portable. I rarely will set with a loose powder but if I do it’s usually Mac prep/prime or MUFE HD powder.

Value-wise, loose powders do always seem to have more product though.

Mineral powder foundation does nothing for me, either. I do use loose powder (lately NYC’s loose powder, though I’ve also tried e.l.f.’s High Definition powder) to set liquid foundation or TM, though.

Yep I use bare minerals original foundation everyday /:) I’m in highschool so it’s good for everyday, not too overdone like liquid can be

I use a pressed foundation powder applied with a brush to set tinted moisturizer as well. I feel self-conscious wearing a powder foundation alone because i think it makes my face look…well, powdery.

love my BE, all other liquid or cream foundations are to yellow for me. if I need more coverage I use concealer under neath

I really dislike loose powder foundation (Bare Minerals). As least on my skin, it is too much work for poor results. I hated buffing it into my skin. It didn’t last the day, and always started to look cakey.

There are so many varieties of finishes with liquid foundation that I can confidently say I will NEVER go back to loose powder foundation. Right now I’m loving Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, mostly because I can get a nice natural finish applying it quickly with my fingers.

Though I am interested in trying out a loose translucent powder one day.

I used bare minerals for a while, but it wasn’t working for me so I never repurchased. Then my youtube watching brought me to the Laura Mercier mineral powder which is some thing I love now. It’s easy to work into the skin and has a creamy texture even though it’s a powder. It’s a little pricey so I reserve it for special occassion makeup.

It depends on what I’m using. I use loose powder to set liquid foundations, and I use pressed powder foundation, or 2 way powders to set cream foundations.

I have tried loose powders like Bare Essentials and it makes me look like I have makeup on (a powdery residue) but I love my Milani pressed powder and have been using it for a long time 🙂

I have combo skin, with mostly dry cheeks year-round and an oily t-zone during the summer. I don’t use liquid foundation just because I don’t generally wear foundation on a daily basis! I like the portability of a mineral pressed powder.

I use glominerals mineral pressed powder in golden-light (NC25 equivalent). The coverage is buildable, and for the most part it gives me the coverage I need. Some people have told me that I should just invest in a tinted moisturizer, but I like how powder feels, especially the glominerals brand. I don’t set with anything or prime with anything (except maybe moisturizer? lol). Coverage usually lasts about 6-8 hours on me if I don’t touch me face often. My skin’s pretty good, aside from minor blotchiness (some pink areas around nose).

I wear MAC MSF natural as a foundation when I’m going out to do quick errands, but I’d never wear it alone when I’ll be out the whole day. I just don’t feel it performs any better than my normal foundation.

Those days I have no choice I just use powder cause the foundation I have (which is the lightest I was able to get yet) is STILL too dark for me. I need to stop at a MAC counter and see if they have one that can fit for me cause i’m awfully pale…

Mac isn’t the greatest place to go for fair people….I prefer Graftobian, Yaby (by mixing the white and lightest shade of foundation), and Face Ateiler (by mixing too).

I use a pressed powder foundation from many years (it’s an Italian brand called Deborah). I’m trying mineral loose foundations, but my skin is too dry for an everyday use (or probably I’havent found the right foundation yet). Often I use ELF mineral booster

I usually use pressed powder (preferrably light coverage) to set my tinted moisturizer (or liquid foundation if I wanted more coverage than usual). I find loose powder to be really messy.

I like MAC’s blot powder (which is pressed) to set make-up but I’m definitely thinking (as another poster said) that loose powders are probably more value for the money overall.

I really wanted to like bare escentuals but whenever I swatch it on my hand I’m horrified by how sparkly it is.

I just prefer liquid and cream formulations anyway :P. I like blending with my fingers and I just feel like mineral foundations sit unattractively on my skin. Probably because I don’t apply it properly!

I use looser powder for setting and to touch up my face when it get too oily.
but loose foundation makes my pores look bigger then ever.
basically I don’t like anything in powder form.

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