Thursday, November 7th, 2013

The Hit List

What’s the Best Skin Blurring Powder that you’ve tried?

Share your pick!  And don’t forget to share why :)

Thanks to Jennifer for today’s topic!

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43 thoughts on “Hit List: Skin-Blurring Powder

  1. Sansu

    Guerlain meteorites compact…i use a light dusting all over face after makeup is gives the effect of smooth soft skin..and my friends always ask me if i got a facial done.:-) .I want to try the ambient lighting powders next but no idea which one to select..maybe go for the new trio you recommended Christine.

    • I think the trio palette would be a great intro to the Ambient Lighting powders! I have Dim Light, Radiant Light, and I just got the palette (which coincidentally has both of the ALPs I already have, but oh well at least there’s the one limited edition?… Haha). Dim Light is my fave for everyday, I find it really softens the face/blurs any imperfections on the skin. You don’t need to apply much, so the powders seem to last so long, if you get the palette I’m sure it’ll last a long time – at least until you want to collect the others! 😉

  2. Purely Cosmetics Diamond Powder Perfect Finish for 3 years now and nothing I’ve tired compares to it as it give your skin an airbrushed look. 😉
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  3. Gabs

    Skin blurring powder? What is THAT????

  4. C.

    I own Guerlain Meteorites Wulong and the Voyage Mythic both in compact pressed powder, I also have Hourglass ambient palette LE. I dont understand why I can’t see any difference when I wear any powders I owned? I tried every powder and take a picture and still doesnt notice it.. also tried hourglass on the other half of my face and guerlain on the other but i dont see any difference. I almost gave it to my friends. Good thing I used the powder to my daughter last trick or treat shes a teenager so i did her makeup and I noticed that her complexion brightens / Glowy.. thats the only reason I decided to keep it..

    • Evelyn

      Maybe you have good skin and don’t really need them. :) My skin has it’s problems but when I use Meteorites (better) or the Hourglass powders (2nd choice) it does look far better, more smooth, even in tone and healthy. They are subtle but a good choice for someone who doesn’t like to heavily powder her face.

  5. I love Bye Bye Pores from It Cosmetics. Amazing stuff. Makes my skin look perfect. I have never worn it without getting complimented.

  6. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, of course. Diffused is my favorite but I also own Dim and the LE set.

    • Dim is my go-to, but diffused is also really nice. Can’t wait for the LE set to show up – how do you like it?

      • I tend to like Diffused more on myself since I’m pretty warm and the yellow tone of it balances out my skin pretty nicely. I absolutely LOVE Incandescent Lighting, which is the LE shade in the palette. It’s like a mix of Dim and Diffused which makes me super happy and definitely great for an all-day look.

  7. Sue

    I haven’t tried very many. Fyrinnae’s primer and Fluff both have a lot of silica, which offers a nice blurring effect.

  8. Make Up For Ever HD powder :-) Or other spheric silicas (as cheaper alternative).

    I have also bought Bobbi Brown’s Britghtening Finishing Powder, Guerlain Meteorites and many others. Silica is the best, because it doesn’t clog my pores. The only downside is that it can be drying :-(

  9. Bre

    Skin blurring powder??? I’m just gonna assume Setting powder…if so Ben Nye Banana Powder for under eye & MAC msfn for face, lately I have been using & loving Hourglass ambient light palette. You can’t go wrong with either of the above.

  10. shelley

    Hourglass Ambient Light powders in “dim” and “luminous light”. Luminous I use as a highlighter along my cheekbones. I’ve found my HG highlighter for my NC45 skintone. No ashy looking disco ball wearing skin for me. :)

  11. Cyndy

    I use Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder in “Dim Light” or “Radiant”. Both have a very nice softening and illuminating effect without aging skin or making it look dry. I have never been happier with a powder in all my years of makeup use.

  12. It’s not a powder, but I really like L’Oreal Miracle Blur! I use it to fill in fine lines and just give my skin an overall smoother look. It’s a bit thick so I don’t use it daily, but if I’m going out or know I might be having my picture taken, then it’s a must! :)

  13. Lauren

    My favorite is Guerlain Pressed Voilettes. It’s the only one I’ve tried that actually lived up to it’s “airbrush” promise! Including the whole Meteorites line!

  14. Meredith

    I too like Guerlain’s Voilettes in the compact. It definitely brightens my middle aged sun damaged dull skin and makes it look airbrushed. Covers pores too. It’s HG for me.

    • Lauren

      Oh, that’s great! I felt like a total weirdo because I was so blown away by this powder, but no one ever seems to talk about it! HG status, for sure.

    • Linda

      Curious whether you are talking about the “regular” Violettes or the “mineral”? Thanks!!

    • Beka

      Are you using the new one that came out recently? I’ve been wanting to try it.

  15. I really like NARS Pressed powder, Hourglass Ambient powder and Guerlain meteorites!
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  16. Donna

    I am not sure if I’m in the correct category but I’ve been using Chanel Les Beiges and think it does a good job. It diffuses a lot of the imperfections, and does not look heavy or “made up”. I use it after I am finished with everything on my face as a finishing touch. It’s not inexpensive but it looks as though it will last a long, long time. I am a light-medium skin tone and use #20. For a light application I use my MAC 188 brush, if I’m using it on my decolletage area I will use my Kabuki brush.

  17. Polly

    Cle de Peau – luminzing face enhancer #11 (blue, beige, lilac and peach colours)

    Illuminates, brightens, freshens up the skin. Looks good and feels good every use !

  18. I have a hard time justifying dropping money on the higher end powders, though the NARS light reflecting powder is on my list of things to try. I just use the L’Oreal Translucide translucent loose powder, and I think it works really well.
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  19. zainab

    Guerlain Meteorites! I was astounded at how much of a difference they made. I like Hourglass Diffused Light as well, but I find it can be a touch powdery on top of my foundation.

  20. Deb

    NARS Light Reflecting Powder and Hourglass Ambient Diffused and Dim Light.

  21. I recently ordered the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Trio and can’t wait till I get it after reading all of your comments. :) It seems like everyone on YouTube is in love with it too.

  22. Guerlain pressed Meteorites in Rose Teint 01. When I was in my 20s, I had porcelain skin — always had people commenting on how beautiful is was — translucent — like a porcelain doll.

    I still have beautiful skin, but I have some discoloration from the 20+ prescription meds I take. One of them causes melasma. I use a concealer to cover that area and when I’m finished with my blush, I use the Guerlain Rose Teint 01 to set my foundation.

    There’s no visible sparkle, but it gives a soft, iridescent look I used to have and softens some of the lines I have. This stuff is magic. I have two back-ups. That’s how much I like it. Worth every penny.

    I have tried the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder. It does give a nice finish, but not as nice as Guerlain, and the HG feels heavier on my skin. I don’t like it to feel like I’m wearing makeup.

  23. Jackie

    Diamond Perfect Finish by Purely Cosmetics is AMAZING! I use it on all my clients who want the Barbara Walters soft focus filter :)

  24. Alison

    Guerlain Wulong! <3

  25. I love to use “Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder” regularly. Its my favorite one and its really effective.

  26. Count me in Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders camp: My two favs are Mood and Dim. Mood counteracts sallowness and gives my complexion this beautiful rested look. Dim warms me up, gives me a bit of subtle colour. Just picked up the combo palette from Sephora courtesy of a 5:00 a.m. EST wake-up yesterday. Yay! More!

  27. Pam buck

    I would just like to read the comments!

  28. Abbey W.

    I still love the Nars light reflecting powders, both pressed and loose.

  29. Amanda R

    I’ll jump on the bandwagon with the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders. I own Diffused, Ethereal, and just picked up Mood yesterday. I use diffused (soft yellow) on a daily basis as a finishing powder and often to set under eye concealer. It’s my favorite one because it really does blur pores, doesn’t get cakey (as long as you lightly pat it on after tapping off your brush), and the yellow tones counteract the redness in my skin in a subtle way. I generally can’t use yellow-toned powders with my NW10 skin because my skin is naturally pretty cool/neutral, but this one works beautifully. From the drugstore, I really like elf’s HD powder, which also blurs pores and was $6 last time I checked!

  30. Lauren

    I’m kind of new to this category. I’ve actually had the Smashbox Fusion Soft Lights in baked starburst for at least 2 years and never knew what to do with it. It wasn’t a bronzer, which is what I thought it was when I bought it (The description says: Get a gorgeous lit-from-within glow with this radiant silk-like powder. The innovative baked formula imparts a soft veil of shimmer and keeps your skin looking luminous. Winner of Self Magazine’s Healthy Beauty Award for Best Bronzer). And it wasn’t quite a highlighter. However, I saw the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light and something clicked and I realized how to use the Smashbox powder. It gives a beautiful effect on my medium skin! So now I’m hooked. I ordered the Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light with my VIB discount, so I’ll see how I like Hourglass!

  31. Ade

    Eshiko or Eraser Powder by Pure Luxe Cosmetics if you want matte finish; or
    Hourglass Dim Ambient Lighting Powder or Guerlain Meteorites Voyage if you want that dewy-glow finish.