I don't get particularly oily throughout the day, so I have never really been interested in finishing powders. However, I do need to set my undereye corrector with powder, and I find that using a foundation-colored shade can often make the area look too ashy. So I went looking for a translucent powder, and found many helpful reviews on NARS's version.
|NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder|
I was a little concerned that I would have to use a sponge (don't like sponges, either) for application, but I find that my RT Buffing Brush is fine for the job. I use a clean brush, swirl it in the pan, and then pat gently and methodically along my face, holding the brush perpendicular so that the flat head of the brush is patted against my skin. There is no white cast that I can see in photos, and as you can see, it looks fabulous on camera.
|Makeup from this post. NARS powder on your left, without on the right. I can tell the difference, and the difference is also marked in photos with vs without. I am wearing the same makeup all over, with the exception of the NARS powder being split down the middle. The side on your left, (with NARS), seems more "airbrushed" to me. Or maybe I'm just crazy.|
|With NARS Pressed Setting Powder all over face.|
I bought mine from Sephora; it retails for $34 but I expect the pan will last forever. It comes in a nice case with a tiny flat sponge that I have never used and don't expect to use. The pouch is nice, though. Overall, recommended.
Ingredients: synthetic fluorphlogopite, silica, cetearyl ethylhexanoate, glycerin, squalane, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, polysorbate 80, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, carrageenan, xanthan gum, 1,2-hexanediol, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxydrocinnamate, maris aqua (sea water), ascophyllum nodosum (ascophyllum nodosium extract), magnesium silicate, tocopheryl acetate, phenoxyethanol, potassium sorbate, tin oxide, mica, CI 77891 (titanium dioxide), CI 77491 (iron oxides).
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