Friday, 22 November 2013

Clarins Mineral Loose Powder

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with this time of year. On the one hand there's nothing I enjoy better than a hot gingerbread latte on a crisp Autumnal day. On the other hand, from a blogger's point of view, the shorter days can cause a bit of havoc. I've been really busy over the past few months, what with university deadlines and work, so I find it so difficult to take decent photographs in the diminishing natural light. So first of all, I can only apologise for the quality of my photographs in this post! I tried my best to enhance them with the use of my ever-so-pretty star fairy lights, but as you can probably gather, the natural light was disappearing fast.

Nevertheless, I have for you today a product which has really impressed over the past few months. I know I had a lot to rave about when I blogged the Rimmel Stay Matte Loose Powder, which I've come to find as a cheaper, high street version. However, since using this product I have had no need to go elsewhere for my loose powder needs. Without further ado, I introduce to you Clarins Mineral Loose Powder...

When it comes to translucent powders I really don't ask for much. All I want is a product that can reduce shine and set the makeup underneath. Clarins Mineral Loose Powder is an ultra-fine, lightweight mineral powder which promises a translucent radiant finish. The powder smells lovely and fresh, and is a pleasure to work with on the skin. It's very much a "barely-there" powder, which is comfortable to wear all day - definitely a big tick in my books! It comes in three shades: Transparent Light (01) - my choice of shade; Transparent Medium (02); and Transparent Warm (03). The product is "light-optimising" so it instantly captures, diffuses and amplifies the light.

A powder puff is included, but I much prefer to use my Real Techniques Setting Brush as it's a lot smaller and I only tend to set the makeup under my eyes and around my nose. It doesn't make the skin look cakey at all! The powder instead creates a natural, velvety complexion, and benefits the skin by mattifying facial oils and protecting against dehydration all day. 

Now to the price, for a reasonable £30 you get a whole lot of product (30g of lightweight powder) so I cannot complain in the slightest. Besides, it really works for me and I only need the smallest amount for it to do its job. I think it's safe to say that it's here to stay!

Clarins Mineral Loose Powder retails at £30, and is available from the Clarins website and Debenhams. Psst, it's also on offer for the special price of £24 over at Escentual!


  1. I'm always a little cautious about powders in fear that they will look to cakey! Thanks for the review, I may have to add this to my christmas list!
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    1. Honestly, you need hardly any of this one. And it's so finely milled that it just glides on. It really is worth the price. Thank god there's Christmas to think about - would be a lovely gift!

      Thanks! :)


  2. This looks perfect for me as my skin gets really oily towards the end of the day but I struggle with my makeup looking too cakey with many of the powders I use! This will have to be an addition to my Christmas list! x

    1. Sounds similar to me! My T-zone gets a bit oilier nearer the end of the day. Since using this though, by the end of the working day my makeup is still in place. This powder is a total winner in my books! Xx


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