best loose powder- amozonian clay, laura mercier, or mufe?
ok, i need some serious info... i live in az where it is hot, real hot and humid and the oil and sweat need the best so i don't look like a cake face or oil barge... which powder will work best and longest? mufe, laura mercier, or amzonian clay?
I have very oily skin and I use Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Powder. However, I do use an oil-controlling foundation primer under my foundation to control my oiliness and don't rely completely on the powder to keep the oil at bay. If you're not using an oil-controlling foundation primer, I'd suggest trying one. It made all the difference in the world in how my foundation looks and stays on without looking like someone poured grease all over my face like it did before using the primer. The best oil-controlling foundation primers that I have ever used to stop my extreme oiliness from breaking through are the following two:
Make Up For Ever All Mat Foundation Primer which you can read more about at: http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P16
Givenchy Mister Mat Mattifying Foundation Primer which you can read all about at: http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml;jsessionid
If one of the above foundation primers don't hold back your oiliness well enough to be able to use the MUFE HD Powder, then I'd suggest setting your foundation with Urban Decay’s De-Slick Mattifying Foundation Powder which is a colorless, shine-controlling powder that comes in a handy mirrored compact so you can carry it with you for touchups throughout the day. You can find it at: http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P21
I hope this helps you.
Hi lookinolder. Are you looking for a loose powder to set makeup, absorb oil, provide coverage?
If you don't need the coverage, and just want something to set makeup or absorb oily (or both), I recommend the Tarte Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder. It mattifies and is translucent so it won't look cakey.
If you want a powder that absorbs oil will providing coverage with a natural finish, I recommend Laura Mercier's Mineral Pressed Powder SPF 15. It's oil-free and water resistant so it stands up to oily skin. The SPF will also be a benefit for you in AZ. I also love how the compact is easy to take in a purse or bag for mid-day touchups.