Primark Foundation Pressed Powder Review

Whilst walking through the beauty department of Primark recently I spotted a powder foundation compact that piqued my interest as a way of evening out the skin tone on 'no-make-up days' or days when I'm just feeling too lazy to do a full face of guessed it, I picked it up to test out and review for you today.

This powder costs just £2.00 and I picked up the shade Cool Sands, as usual with Primark base make-up the shade range is very limited and I was worried this could be a little dark for my skin tone but considering the price I decided it wouldn't be a great loss either way. The packaging is simple and fairly sleek, it contains a mirror and sponge applicator which is a nice touch.

I will admit that I didn't have particularly high hopes for this product and I was almost expecting it to perform like any powder used to set the face. The first time I decided to try it out I didn't think it was doing much at all but when I stepped back after application I did think my skin looked quite smooth and overall more even. I tried it out another couple of times and have decided that it works best for me if I apply some concealer under the eyes and on any breakouts before applying the powder, this provides me with enough coverage whenever I don't want to go out without make-up on but still be very quick and low maintenance. 

The powder itself feels quite smooth and the shade seems to match okay, it obviously has a matte finish but it doesn't seem to emphasise dryness on the skin. If you find the skin looks a little too matte you can take a setting spray and just lightly go over the skin to add back a little life to the skin. I would also recommend applying some blush/bronzer/highlight to the face to add in some definition and stop the skin looking flat. This is one of those products that I don't love or's just kind of....meeehhhh! I will continue to use it in different ways and I will keep it on hand for the days when I don't want to put on make-up but my skin needs a little extra help. Overall, I think the product is okay, but nothing special, I do now want to try out the My Perfect Colour Mineral Powder which also costs £2.00 and has been receiving good reviews and comparisons to Bare Minerals so keep an eye out for that post in the future!

Want to know about other Primark products I've tried? Check out the links below!

Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
Longwear Ultimate Matte Foundation
Primer Water 

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