For the last few weeks I have been trying out Max Factor's ColorGenius Pressed Powder in Light ($8.50). I don't always use a pressed powder, but on days when I don't feel like going through the whole beauty routine I will put on a moisturizer, mascara and powder and call it a day.
Yesterday was one of those days.
The family and I were headed to a store and I thought I would test out my husband's ability to pay attention to my beauty routine. So while in the car I asked him if my makeup looked any differently than any other day. He said no, he thought it looked about the same.
Which I have yet to decide is a good answer or not. Am I wasting my time fussing with endless beauty products to look about the same as I would if I only had a pressed powder on, OR was my husband not paying attention at all and thought that would be the safe way to respond to me? I think I will stick with it being his safe answer.
Either way, the pressed powder does work really well. I swirl all 3 colors together since I can't figure out how only to get the brush onto a certain ring of color. But you are suppose to be able to use the 3 colors individually or combined to make the right color for you.
According to Max Factor, the powder contains irritation-minimizing minerals that provide sheer, even coverage that camouflages imperfections. It is also oil-absorbing and is oil-free and hypoallergenic and ideal for most skin types.
I like this one more than the MAC one I had before. It does seem to help with the oil control and covers enough, so on days like yesterday, I still feel that I have enough on to venture out of the house and be presentable. It works well over my foundation too and provides a nice finish to my makeup.
photo courtesy of maxfactor.com