Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder | Review

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Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder | Review

Product Description

Removes excess oil and shine without disturbing makeup. 
Leaves a matte look to skin. 
Leaves skin feeling and looking comfortable and fresh. 
Leaves skin feeling silky and hides any imperfections 

How To Use

Apply with sponge all over face, or just on oily spots

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For my birthday I got a gift card for Boots. In the last year I have gotten into Clinique products, So I wanted to spend my gift card on some beauty products from there. I have tried some of their skincare products out and wanted to see what their beauty products were like.

I always love going into Clinique as the sales assistants are always so lovely and helpful.
I asked the lady who was working at the Clinique counter that I wanted to get a powder which was light on my skin, light to medium coverage and was wearable every day.

I also told her I do not usually wear a full face of makeup so wanted a powder I could wear every day that can cover my imperfections while not clogging up my pores and that can also give me natural looking even skin.

She showed me this compact powder which was light weight and light to medium coverage. She matched my skin colour to the powder perfectly. She then kindly applied the product to my skin and let me try it out before I decided if it was right for me.

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First of all,  as you can see the packaging is gorgeous!
It is this lovely mint green colour with a marble effect. The quality of this product is also amazing. I love the little details on this product and how fancy it looks.

Even the box it comes in is lovely.
It comes with a mirror inside so you can touch your powder up on the go. I like pressed powders that come with a mirror as they can be applied whenever you want. I find the added mirror handy. It also comes with a sponge applicator, but I do not like using sponges I prefer applying my powder with a makeup brush.

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Review

This pressed powder helps to get rid of shine while evening out your skin all while keeping your makeup looking natural. Because it is a light powder, It does not go cakey on your skin. This means even if you layer it on it still looks natural.

When using it over your foundation it helps keep everything in place all day. It is also a matte finish. Or if you prefer not to wear much makeup, you can use this powder on its own over concealer.

My favourite thing about this powder is that it is not orange! What I mean by this is that it is a natural colour and when applied onto my skin it does not go that orange colour that some powders go. I love this because most powders look nice and natural but do not come out that colour and goes a different colour and looks unnatural.

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Overall

Overall I really like this powder more then my drug store ones. It does everything I need it to do while looking natural and does not clog my pores up.

The packing is gorgeous and it drew me into buying the product more, It is lovely and expensive looking and I love having it on display.

Even though it is expensive i have been using it every day for over 2 months and has not yet hit the pan. The quality of the product is defiantly worth the money.

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Natural Looking Make Up.
Face;
Clinique Stay – Matte Sheer Pressed Powder on top of Clinique – Air Brushed Concealer.
Mascara;
No7 – Lash Impact Mascara
Eyebrows;
Billion Dollar Brows – 60 Seconds to Beautiful Brows Kit

This Clinique Stay – Matte Sheer Pressed Powder is £23.50
You can find it in Boots or Clinique stores or online here.

Have you tried out this Clinique face powder?
What is your favourite high end or drug store powder?

Thanks for reading,
Katie x

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Revlon Nearly Naked Powder & Colorstay Concealer | Review

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These two Revlon products are not the newest but I got my hands on them a few months ago.
I really liked them so I thought I’d do a little review on them incase anyone else had their eyes on them and wanted to know what they are like.

I have had these two products for around 3 months now and have been testing them out so I can write an honest review on them.

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Revlon Nearly Naked | Pressed Powder

‘Blends seamlessly with a lightweight feel 
Evens skin tone 
 Provides a shine free, natural coverage’

I picked up this powder in the shade ‘010 Fair’ and I think it is a perfect colour match for my skin tone.
They don’t really have a huge colour section I think they only have around 4 shades which isn’t the best selection.
Needless to say the colour I picked up matches me perfect so I can’t complain.

This powder blends into my skin wonderfully and gives the appearance that I am not actually wearing any powder.
It is quick and easy to blend in and it is great if you are in a rush!

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I apply this with my Real Techniques Buffing Brush as it helps blend the powder into my skin and gives me an even coverage and an even skin tone.

The Packaging 


I like the white plastic packaging as it looks more expensive than it is.
It has a mirror on the inside which is great as you can use it while applying the product.
The two things I dislike are how long the product is as you can’t really throw it into your bag.
I prefer the circle pressed powder packaging.
The other thing I dislike is the sponge applicator you get with it as it falls out when you open the product and also gets really mucky if use it and you can’t really clean it so I threw mine away.

I think this powder ticks all the boxes on what it says it will do.
I use this most days and I think it is a good affordable powder.

This product is £7.99 and you can pick this up online here. Or find it in Boots or Superdrug.

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