And I bet you can guess what I did: I wrote them off. But, luminous powders, hear me out, because I apologize for all the shunning you were once donned by your's truly and I hope my long-standing obsessed state dissembles the madness.
It's fair to say that I have a serious skin proclivity. Whether it be skincare or my ever-growing stash of tinted moisturizers, concealers, or other complexion tools, I have a never-ending mission to perfect the appearance (inside and out) of my dermis.
So, I guess I would end up testing these powders eventually. But the beauty blogger yearns for the a certain blend had me rushing to Sephora and, then, to the till with the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light. Well, that is kind of a lie because I first parted with the variety in Luminous Light--a more pink toned counterpart. But, my naturally existing pink undertones didn't fare well with the concoction, so back to the store it went.
When I finally did my own research and realized the red-banishing Diffused Light was basically a true match for my concerning complexion, I parted (yet again). Even though our true match signified love, it still took my powder banning ways a while to get used to the new purchase. Nevertheless, fast forward a month later and I was splodging and packing the stuff onto my face every darn day; I was in love with it's redness minimizing, imperfection blurring, makeup longevity stretching, and slightly luminous denouement.
Since I was so hooked on the Hourglass number, I figured I'd be just as keen on the By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder. Now, neither of these are made for any sort of budget edit, but this By Terry offering certainly breaks the bank; so, come my birthday, I unwrapped this baby and got to applying. After a day's sporting, I realized three things: this one didn't keep my skin as shine free as the Hourglass offering, it boasted a far more matte finish, but was surprisingly more smoothing than the yellow-toned counterpart (despite them both being mostly translucent on the skin--yet, I do sport a naturally Snow White complexion).
Indeed, so far, my sentiments for this By Terry powder weren't too bright, but then I realized how its extreme skin smoothing powers came in handy.
Now, on a side note, can we please conclude that the most annoying characteristic of spots is their texture--bumpy, 'visible from the moon,' and, sometimes, scabby. Cover the color with concealer, but their raise still remains. Well, that's where this powder comes it. It's non-cakey property means you can cake on as much as you'd like; the matte texture means the highlight and bumpy nature basically disappears, and you're skin is looking more flawless than ever.
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Still can't decide? Get both--like me; I can't believe I called myself a 'minimalist.'