#FaceFriday Feat. Powder Makeups

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Happy Aloha Friday! 

New here? #FaceFriday is basically Face of the Day reborn with a fancy name m/  It’s when I use and feature almost all the products I have reviewed in the past. This week, let’s revisit my powder makeups (reviews are linked for your reference)…

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While I adore the natural and lightweight coverage of powder makeups, I’m a ‘lil annoyed with the messy application. Swirl, tap, buff…. ugh, the OCD in me is protesting.


Alima Pure Satin Matte Foundation (Olive 2)

Alima Pure Luminous Shimmer Blush (Leigh)

Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder (Bronze)


Everyday Minerals Brow Powder (Mrs Coffee) for brows

Alima Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow on brow arch

BFTE Gold Digger (won from Phyrra’s giveaway)

Other products used:

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon (black), NARS smudge-proof eyeshadow base, Tarte mascara, Dior Rouge 555 lipstick

What’s your favorite powder makeup?




  1. April 11, 2014 / 11:47 am

    I'm with you, those powder makeups are so messy! My fav powder is probably Stila Set & Correct Baked Powder (it's baked, but turns into loose powder from turning the grinder). I actually just ran out of it, but didn't repurchase yet.

  2. April 11, 2014 / 1:26 pm

    I love how the blush and your lippie compliment each other so nicely. Happy Friday!

  3. April 11, 2014 / 1:26 pm

    I'm a huge fan of Ben Nye powders! I have three, but I use Banana the most! It IS messy, I end up tapping it onto my small mirror and using my brush against my mirror, so I'm constantly keeping my mirror clean, too!

    • April 12, 2014 / 8:00 am

      I think I'm the only one left totally clueless with Ben Nye. One day I should try that brand!!!

  4. April 11, 2014 / 1:41 pm

    So pretty! I'm really loving the Laura Mercier Candlelight powder that I've been using for months but I just added to my Makeup Geek collection of loose pigments so I'll count those too!

  5. April 11, 2014 / 2:14 pm

    I agree, powdered products are messy. I used to use the tarte smooth operator finishing powder. Great pick

  6. April 11, 2014 / 3:08 pm

    I have so many powder ones! I can't even think of a favorite!

  7. April 11, 2014 / 3:24 pm

    LOL, yeah, the drawback for me with powder makeup is the time you have to take buffing.

  8. April 11, 2014 / 4:06 pm

    For foundation and blushes, I like The All Natural Face, and for eyeshadow, BFTE.

  9. April 11, 2014 / 4:58 pm

    I love the look of powder makeup, but it is messy!

  10. April 11, 2014 / 7:15 pm

    gorgeous look for the spring time!

  11. April 11, 2014 / 8:24 pm

    Love your look!

  12. April 11, 2014 / 9:57 pm

    Beautiful face friday!! gloss48 has a sale on Painted Earth right now, which are pressed minerals set with Argan Oil. #shamelessplug because I just reviewed them and we are giving some away!! lol

  13. April 11, 2014 / 11:41 pm

    I don't do any loose powders anymore–too messy and it drives me crazy!

    • April 12, 2014 / 7:57 am

      yeah, that's the thing. and I have white vanity/desk to begin with!!!

  14. April 12, 2014 / 1:12 am

    I love your lips. I am not a fan of loose powders… having formulated a few of my own – they are messy to deal with.

    • April 12, 2014 / 7:55 am

      Oh yeah, I remember you have your makeup line!!! How's it?

  15. April 12, 2014 / 1:34 am

    I've used mineral makeup for so long that when I use liquids, I feel I constantly need to wash my hands. I'm OK with it though. (You might think I'm partial…..you're right! ;D )

    • April 12, 2014 / 7:54 am

      That's great to know. I haven't tried that one yet, thanks for the heads up

  16. April 12, 2014 / 4:36 am

    Your makeup looks great ! I also dislike the messy side effect of mineral makeup but I use it almost daily.

  17. April 12, 2014 / 5:31 pm

    I'm not a super huge powder makeup fan but I am currently enjoying MACs Prep and Prime in Adjust. I also love Urban Decay's Surreal Skin Care Mineral Makeup but it looks like they are discontinuing it. =/

  18. April 14, 2014 / 8:14 pm

    You are so cute, Kath! I love the idea of this post, your photos, and that gorgeous lippie!

  19. April 14, 2014 / 8:22 pm

    Your makeup is gorgeous!

  20. April 15, 2014 / 5:29 pm

    i love everyday minerals and tarte products!

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