Post # 1
I picked up some of the smashbox photo set powder today, however I’m not 100% sure on whether or not I should keep it or really need it. I let the sales person at Ulta talk me into getting it over Revlon Color Stay. I’m slightly skeptical on how a $29 powder is better than $8.99. I know you get what you pay for, but really is it that much different?
My biggest concerns are having a powder that will help set my foundation and keep my shine at bay for a long time. Usually by afternoon my face is pretty shiny and oily. I want to avoid that on my wedding day, if possible.
If you’ve used it, would you recommend it? I’m open to other suggestions as well. I am trying to stay budget friendly, but at the same time I’m trying hard to lose that mind set a little since getting married is a pretty big deal and you spend all this money on photos – you better do what you can to look good!
Post # 3
I haven’t used that, but I just (last night) did a makeup trial with Smashbox primer and it’s awesome. I’ve heard lots of good things about Smashbox so that’s why I bought it.
Post # 4
I just use Revlong Colorstay foundation and Covergirl loose powder. My makeup stays on all day.
I have heard good things about Smashbox, though. Makeupalley gives it good reviews.
Post # 5
Thanks! I just got my answer from a friend – who has a friend who is a makeup artist. I guess she does not like the smashbox photo set powder at all. She recommend Rimmel pressed powder. Guess perhaps sometime it is true that the expensive stuff isn’t always better! 🙂
Post # 6
Have you heard of Model In A Bottle? Their setting spray is amazing!
Post # 7
@Soon2B_MrsS: I’ve heard that mentioned, but haven’t looked into it. A friend has some setting spray she said I could borrow. Thanks! 🙂
Post # 8
Laura Mercier translucent powder is my saviour. No powdery residue, no overly matt look, just flawless skin.