Saturday, 10 November 2018

MUA Ultra-fine loose Setting Powders

I am quite the fan of setting powders and usually have one handy in my makeup bag and in the desk drawer for when I need to de-shine, re-apply and go quickly.  I find powders do an incredible job at ensuring my makeup is set quickly when I am in a rush.
MUA Ultra-fine loose Setting Powders
From MUA, who have had some amazing new releases of late, come a few setting powders with a little difference, they have colours.  I am used to setting powders which have an almost talcum powder like finish to them, white in colour and somehow, they don't change or interfere with your makeup, which in fairness, I have only ever used one which did just that.

The first setting powder I wanted to use was Balancing Green and if you are familiar with colour correcting, then you will know how and why the green shade is significant.  The powder is really lightweight, much lighter than I was expecting it to be and it is quite the multitasker.
MUA Ultra-fine loose Setting Powders - Balancing Green
MUA Ultra-fine loose Setting Powders - Balancing Green Powder

The green powder, which I apply using my Real Techniques Setting Brush, applies with an invisible finish over any foundation and concealer to set and prolong your makeup wear whilst at the same time working to neutralise red undertones.  I have flushings of redness on my cheeks, more prominent on the left cheeks, so I do use a green colour corrector before applying my foundation anyway, but this little addition makes quite the difference wh removes excess shine too.

The second of the powders I have is the Illuminating lilac powder and much like the Balancing Green powder, this one is also lightweight, applies invisibly over foundation and concealer and also helps to remove excess shine.
MUA Ultra-fine loose Setting Powders - Illuminating Lilac
MUA Ultra-fine loose Setting Powders - Illuminating Lilac
The lilac shade powder has the job of illuminating your complexion when applied and for me, it doesn't really do that as well as I had expected it too.  In contrast to the Balancing Green Powder which actually does help to neutralise redness, I didn't find that this powder illuminated very much at all, in fact all it did do was help keep the mid-afternoon shine at bay, the plus point being, it did this better than the green powder.

If neither green or lilac powders are for you, then there are some other options from within the collection, which includes:
  • Banana Bake 
  • Mattifying Translucent
  • Neutralising Apricot
  • Invisible Silk

Each powder comes packaged inside its own pot and is easy to use.  All in all, for the grand price of £4 these are okay setting powders and the green is my favourite of the two. 

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  1. These sound fab Rach! I’ll have to try them out x

  2. I'll need to try and get my hands on the green one then! :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  3. I'm not sure about these. I'm not big on colour correcting but MUA has had some fab releases recently.

  4. Ooh these sound really intersting, I LOVE THEIR RANGES! x

  5. These sound lovely! I’m not usually one for colour correcting or anything but I think the green one would actually benefit me x

    Lauren |

  6. I love the translucent version of this powder!xx


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