Friday, November 14, 2008

Help Jenn Choose: Loose Powder!

I've been using my huge tub of Loreal Translucide for a little over 3 years now (ahaha gross i know, but it still smells / feels perfectly fine so i'm gonna use it until i get a new replacement! :D)... so i guess its time to change to a new tub?

I've narrowed my choice down to two:



or



ahahaha, i know, i know, they aren't the cheapest ones around. But i figured that since i'll be using the same tub for the next couple of years... so it's not that bad? Since both of them are really finely milled, lightweight and have really good reviews in MUA, i'm reaaaally torn!

Or does anybody have other suggestions? I'm looking for a very finely milled and light weight loose powder, preferable with moderately good oil control and gives a matte but dewy look! :D

BTW, anybody knows how much is the LM loose powder selling for in KL?



Photo credits: La Mer powder photo from Cremedelamer.com, NARS powder photo from NARScosmetic.com

20 comments:

  1. La Mer powder is RM270 (or 290 if I got that wrong. suddenly blocked. dang it~!). It's BEAUTIFUL but very bulky. Make Up For Ever's HD loose powder is crazy awesome though. When my powder runs out and i'm not broke I'd get that!

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  2. Hey jenn,

    LM loose powder is selling RM159 ere. I just got myself one in translucent.

    I would say that it works very well with my RMK foundation. My RMK foundation kinda give me a more dewy and glowy look so normally i'll just dab a little lp to set it. I can't compare it with others as this is my 1st loose powder purchase =)

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  3. Thanks for the recommendation Connie! Hopefully Bangkok has MUFE!! :D I've heard so many raves for their products that i just HAVE to check them out in person! As much as i love my little island Penang, i sometimes HATE how limited the cosmetic brands availability here is!!

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  4. Thanks alyssa!! You're referring to Laura Mercier right? Do you find it drying?

    I wanna try out RMK too... arghhh!! :(

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  5. Alyssa: Where did you get your la mer loose powder from? In la mer there's nothing sold below RM180 :-/

    J: You should definitely have a major shopping trip in KL. lol! I've never really gotten into MUFE products yet but I will very soon so do look out for MUFE reviews in the near future! You wanna try RMK foundation? I'll hook you up when you get back ;) e-mail me your addy.

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  6. Oops..i'm actually referring to Laura Mercier..sorry for the confusion =P

    I don't find it drying at all. I have been using it with my rmk foundation and somehow they both work pretty well together IMO. I'm not sure if it's too drying by just using the lp alone cos i haven't tried that. Probably will try it soon and let you know ya =)

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  7. Connie, yes i really SHOULD!! The last time i was there i had like, only 2 hours to shop. Needless to say i headed straight to the MAC store! :P

    Awww... aren't you the sweetest girl ever!! I think i'll try it at Bangkok, since they have RMK there... no need to trouble you my dear!! Thanks so much for offering ya!! :D Hugs and kisses for you!! XOXO!

    ps: i'll let you know if i wanna buy ya!! ;)

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  8. alyssa!! thanks for the mini review ya!! do let me know how you find the LM powder k!! :D

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  9. La Mer powder is fabulous and has an amazing sheen. I have not tried Nars, but I can recommend La Mer!

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  10. thanks anonymous!! I'm really dying to try it out in person!! :D

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  11. I don't have RMK foundation to sell but I have sample to give :p just in case you'd like to try it out first before you buy it. I personally prefer (AND LOVE!!!!) Giorgio cuz RMK feels kinda dry on me. :-/

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  12. That's really kind and generous of you Connie!! You're such a gem! :D

    gahh... GA is another brand that i'm dying to try!! i've heard so many raves about their LSF and they super smooth eyeshadows!! Gosh... so many lemmings, so little money!!! T_T

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  13. I havent tried both LaMer / Nars before. I used Laura Mercier too and I find them Ok but it might be a little drying IMO though. BTW, I do agree a whole bottle of loose powder can last you forever, LOL. :)

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  14. Oh Jenn, have you considered TBS Mineral Foundation? I am using it occasionally right now. Not bad but I love my Lancome compact better. Loose powder's for the flawless--like you! =P
    God, it's been a couple of months of hard work and I am all out of touch with the MU world.
    Still, Shu Uemura Holiday 2008-Mike Ningawa's palettes are setting my heart afluttering. I am caving this time, after missing MAC's Manish Arora.

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  15. Hi Sue!! Thanks for the review on Laura Mercier! :D Oh yeah!! I had my current tub for 3 years already it's still almost full!! :S

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  16. Dearest Ivy!! Thanks for the suggestion!! I've yet to check out the TBS foundation!! Will do so when i get back ya!

    Yeah Lancome's compact powder have lots of raves!! and No!! Loose powder only are for lazy girls like me!! hahaha!! :D

    You've worked hard my dear!! time to reward yourself already!! The Shu palettes look beautiful!!! <3

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  17. I highly recommend MUFE's Super Matte Loose Powder. Great stuff! :)

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  18. Hi Tine!! Thanks for the recommendation! I heard there's a new MUFE counter in Penang!! Will check it out when i'm back! :D

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  19. save your money on GA eyeshadows O_O
    Can't STAND their shadows! The only color that seems to "stick" is black >.< Too pricey and really not worth it at all.

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  20. Oh really?? Sounds horrible ya? To think that there are so many raves about this product... yikes!! >.<

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