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I would prefer pressed, because it’s less messy, if it performed anywhere near as well as loose powder on my under eyes! Until then, I’ll resign myself to the small mess my RCMA No Color Powder makes every time I use it. But hey, at least it works!

While pressed is certainly more convenient for touch ups, loose gives me such a softer, lightweight look. Pressed powder goes cakey on me so much faster and because I mostly use powder under my eyes only, I want to avoid cake as much as possible!

At this point I don’t use setting powder, I used to use GA Micro-Fil loose powder in #2, which has been discontinued and replaced by a powdery glitter bomb. Don’t know why they did this. It was the only powder that didn’t look dry and didn’t have shimmer and looked and felt like silk. Why mess with perfection. they should have produced that new mess as a second alternative and left the original one alone. 🙁
Now I use Dim light as a buffing product to reduce any shine. I use e.l.f under eye primer to set my concealer, powder just cakes and ages my under eye area.

I voted pressed because it’s what I use most often. I love the convenience of pressed powders because they’re more compact and WAY less messy. However, loose powders do often look better on the skin once it’s applied (at least on me).

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