Hands up if you have oily skin! I do and to be honest I am sick of searching around for pressing powders that claim they matte your face when really they don’t. I was on the search again when my beloved Body Shop’s Bronzing Powder ran out the other day. I wanted something that was light and that I could apply without foundation but will still give me some kind of coverage. Of course, I jumped at the chance when an email landed in my inbox asking if I wanted to review Living Nature’s Luminous Pressed Powder.
Living Nature is a natural skincare and cosmetics brand based in New Zealand. They have a lovely range of products that use the nourishing, purifying and skin-healing benefits from New Zealand’s native plants. They even conduct ongoing independent testing so there is no cruelty to animals involved when using their products which is brilliant in itself. They are cruelty free certified because they use only natural ingredients, preservatives and fragrances with no harmful chemicals or toxins. Another positive that Living Nature has against other brands is that all their packaging is 100% recyclable and free from dioxin and elemental chlorine which is found in most makeup products.
So firstly, the packaging looks elegant and classy. As you open the pressed powder, you are greeted with a sponge and a compact mirror which is super handy for travelling and throwing in your handbag last minute. I usually apply my powder with a brush therefore I would probably have no use for the sponge, however, it is really handy to have for those nights out where you don’t want to take loads of makeup with you or to touch up on the go.
The powder itself is a really light consistency that gives my skin a lovely glow with or without foundation. I’ve mostly been using it as a setting powder over my foundation and concealer and I have found that it keeps it all in place even after being out the house for 10+ hours on work days. I have also used it by itself and although it is only subtle, it does brighten my skin tone but the coverage isn’t enough on it’s own for me personally. If you prefer products that are rather light on the skin then I highly recommend you trying this one out.
Overall, I really like it. I have obviously used The Body Shop’s Bronzing Powder but this is completely different. It’s a lovely addition to my collection for the new season. The powder comes in three shades: Light, Medium and Deep. I chose the colour Medium which was a perfect match for my olive skin.
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*This product was kindly gifted to me however this does not affect my opinions and thoughts on the product.