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I like pressed powder as I find that it covers any blemishes and marks on my skin better than foundation and also it also doesn’t clog my skin so it feels it can still breathe. This Boots No 17 pressed powder was £5.99 and it is a round black compact with 17 written on the lid. There were four colours available so there should be a shade for every skin. I bought the lightest shade which was called Nide as this is the best match for my skin and it does look the right colour when I am wearing it.
What I like about this is that it comes with a mirror and a powder puff so you don't have to carry these around in your bag as well as the compact. To apply I will wipe the puff round in the powder and then gently wipe it over my face paying particular attention to the areas where I need more coverage such as underneath my eyes and my forehead where I have a few darker patches and it does a very good job of covering. It doesn't contain any oil or waxes so it gives a nice matte finish.
It does feel quite solid to the touch but it still transfers onto the puff well and it hasn't shown any signs of cracking or splitting. I have now been using this for a few months although not every day and I can't really see much of a dent in the powder yet. It feels quite silky when I am wearing it and it has never caused any dryness or irritation and I think it looks very natural on my face. I find that it removes easily with my usual wipes or make up remover and doesn't leave any residue on my face.
I do like this pressed powder, it is easy to apply, silky and smooth to the feel and I would buy it again and recommend it to others.
Recently, I left a bag on a bus which had all of my essential make-up in it. Going away for a few days later that day meant that I had to replace my whole basic make-up kit. Luckily, there is a Boots across from where I work so I was able to go and pick things up quickly. However, in regards to face powder, I have never used it as I have had Avon face pearls for years. As I couldn't get these, I had to pick a substitute and I came away with Seventeen Miracle Matte Pressed Powder. I didn't want to spend a lot on something I wasn't completely sure about so I chose a cheaper brand than I normally would have.
The Seventeen Miracle Matte Pressed Powder costs £3.99 and is only available from Boots shops or online. I did look at other brands before choosing this one but they were all too expensive and I was unsure about what to buy in the first place. This pressed powder is available in three different shades which are natural fair, silky beige and porcelain. I chose for the natural fair as there wasn't an ivory option. The three options available aren't enough of a range in my opinion as they certainly don't suit every skin colour.
The powder comes in a very dark case although I can't decide whether it is black or navy. On the top of the case there is the name of the product, brand logo and the statement 'up to 16 hours shine control'. The case is pretty basic looking but it does what it needs to. I liked the fact that it claimed to last 16 hours as I am sometimes on the go from 7am until 10pm so I need something that will last. Once you flip up the lid, inside is a mirror on the inside of the lid and then the pressed powder on the bottom. The powder is initially covered by a plastic disc and underneath that is a soft round cloth to apply to powder with.
Although a cloth/ sponge is supplied, I like to use soft brushes to apply any kind of make-up so I didn't use this. The powder came away easily on my powder brush with one short sweep across. As the powder is easy to use, you do not need to use much in one go. I found that one sweep across was enough for half of my face and then again for the other half. Although a cheap powder, this does work really well. The finish on my skin was fantastic and the powder made my face look extremely smooth and healthier looking.
This powder is also oil free so you don't need to worry too much about your skin looking shiny and greasy. The first time I used this, I applied to my whole face at 10am and it was still looking good at 8pm at night. I would have reapplied though if I were going out again just for a touch up. While I don't think this can cope with the full 16 hours, it lasts a great amount of time and I wouldn't mind reapplying once throughout the day.
I am really pleased with this pressed powder and after using face pearls for so many years, I am now converted.
Having bought lots of powders and other base products that promise the world, I decided to try this 17 pressed powder as I just wanted a cheap product in non-tacky packaging that did the job. I was pleasantly surprised with this powder - it works really well!
The container is very sturdy and opens and shuts easily. I have had it for almost a year, and it is stlll going strong, with no problems such as the powder breaking, the container or hinged lid breaking etc.
The applicator pad is quite basic but works well, and I find the powder very easy to apply. It is very smooth considering its reasonable price tag of around £3.99, and the particles feel quite fine (obviously this depend what you are comparing it with - it is not designer standard by any means, but compared to other products of similar or slightly higher price it feels smooth and fine). The "nicely natural" colour is a good match to my fairish skin, and it is easy to blend in if any of it is a bit too powdery or obvious when first applied.
The powder absorbs shine really well if used occasionally throughout the day, and does help to prevent shine for a few hours. It also helps to set your foundation or tinted moisturiser so that they stay put for longer, and I use it before blemish concealer to help it to stick, which works well for me.
Pressed powder is a regular addition to my make-up collection and I probably use this at least 80% of the time when I am applying make-up. I suffer from an oily T-zone and I find that pressed powder is best applied here in particular and this is why I use this regularly.
This particular pressed powder, from the 17 range available at Boots, is £3.99. I recently purchased a one of these and because I spent more than £5.99 on 17 products I also received a lovely smoky eye palette as a free gift. There are often bargains to be had in the 17 range and I really picked up this particular pressed powder because of the special offer.
This pressed powder comes in a black compact that is made of plastic and has a flip top lid. The packaging is quite simple but it is effective too as there is a mirror in the lid that allows me to check my complexion and my make-up whenever I like and there is also a sponge applicator provided that fits perfectly underneath the lid and on top of the powder. This stops the vast majority of any loose powder from spilling out too which is another plus point. The packaging looks quite nice but not over the top at all. I have no qualms about whipping this out of my handbag while in the toilets of a restaurant or bar somewhere if I notice that I need a top up.
The particular shade that I am currently using is the Nicely Natural one that is the lightest shade available at present. I find that this is the ideal tone for my very pale shine (normally I use ivory shades of foundation) as it applies well and seems to disappear against my skin. I do tend to use the application sponge that is provided with this because I find that it is more convenient for me to use this when on the move. This does smell a little when first using it but I stop noticing this almost immediately. This is a light chemical sort of scent and it can feel a little bit off putting as if I am using something on my skin that isn't natural (obviously) and is going to leave my skin clogged up a little. The smell doesn't seem to transfer on to my skin at all which is a positive of course but this is a little off putting.
This powder is very fine and I tend to use this over foundation on my T zone. I have found that because this is fine that it is very simple to apply and seems to match my skin tone, and therefore the tone of my foundation, fantastically. I give the sponge a little rub around in the powder and then just brush it across the area that I want to powder. On my T zone in particular this is very simple to use and I find that it is quite to blend in to my skin and it leaves my forehead looking smooth and flawless. There is no clumping or excess product left as long as I don't overuse this and it doesn't show up oiliness or problem areas like plain foundation does sometimes. This definitely helps my skin look better and finishes off my overall look but the chemical smell can be off putting for me and will perhaps lead to me trying an alternative brand next time.
I have very sensitive skin that is prone to break outs at the moment but I haven't noticed an increase at all since using this. My skin is not overly sensitive at the moment and this pressed powder is simple to remove using a make-up removing wipe at the end of the day.
Because this is simple to use and blend there isn't much opportunity to overload my face with it and end up looking like I've slapped it on with a trowel. This is a huge plus point for me as I can be a little heavy handed with foundation and over products sometimes. I like the overall finish of this product and if it wasn't for the slight chemical smell when first using this I would be rating it 5 out of 5 stars. The price of this makes it suitable for almost any budget and that can't be a bad thing either!
When it comes to pressed/loose powder it is something that I use every time that I apply my make up as I like to 'set' it and try to keep my greasy t-zone at bay with. My favourite is a Max Factor one that I am usually very faithful to however seeing this costs only £3.99 a compact and less than half the price of my usual one I decided to give it a whirl and see how it fared and save myself a few quid in the process.
The one I have is in a dark blue compact which is round in shape, plastic, flip top opening in style with 17 clearly written on the top of it in silver and on the underside we are simply told the colour and what it is and contact details for Boots are given. On the inside of the lid there is a large mirror and on the pressed powder a white and dark blue thin and round and rather large sponge style applicator is included. A quick look on the Boots website shows me that the packaging of this is still the same in style but now black in colour by the looks of things so it must have been revamped since I got my one some months ago now!
The Powder Itself:
The powder does have a slight cosmetic smell to it but nothing major and when applied you can't smell it and to apply it you can either use the applicator provided of course or your own so if I'm at home I'll use my usual face brush but if I take this out with me I will use the applicator provided for ease.
The powder is superfine and comes in two shades (on the website at least) and the shades are called Nicely Natural and Delicate Beige and me being very pale skinned I opted for the Nicely Natural which is rather translucent when applied.
Applying this is simple and you can apply it to where you want, on top of make up or even on bare skin that's your choice of course. I always apply this over my foundation and what not as I stated earlier and I find a sweep or two of this, paying attention to my oily areas on my face is all that is needed.
It blends easily doesn't clump on top on moist products you have applied before it and it doesn't show up any zits or blemishes I'd rather not show but helps to conceal them slightly. It has never agitated my sensitive skin either which is a bonus and gives me a fresh looking face that doesn't have a powdery finish to it and my face looks matte and none shiny and soft.
This stays put on my face keeping oily slicks at bay a good couple of hours, I do find that I have to reapply it rather often but that isn't a big problem and layering it over a few hours doesn't make me look caked in it either...its just so easy to blend.
All In All:
This is not the best ever pressed powder I have used due to the fact I do have to top it up however for £3.99 a compact I can't grumble about it and think that it is a good economy buy and even though I have used this very often over a few months I still have loads and loads left!
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I ran out of face powder recently and my boyfriend kindly offered to get me some as he lives near one of the larger Boots stores, I thought perhaps this would be a bad idea because he once asked me why I was putting felt tip on my eyes when I was applying my eyeliner but I decided to let him loose in Boots and see what he came back with! A short while later I was handed a Boots bag full of nonsense such as a rubber duck and Lucozade but sifting through the other stuff I found a little pot of loveliness in the form of Boots 17 Pressed Powder and was pleasantly surprised!
I have always loved the Boots 17 range but have never really noticed their face powders before but the packaging if very compact and cute but also very sophisticated and expensive looking although it is only £3.99! The powder is presented in a shiny, glossy, black compact with the brand and name emblazoned across the top is bold silver lettering. Once you open the clasp up, you are greeted with a mirror on the top and the powder on the bottom! I absolutely love compacts with mirrors as it makes your Life a whole lot easier when applying, especially if you are on the go. It's quite a small powder compact so you can fit it into your purse or even your pocket! Perfect!
There are 3 shades available, they are:
Neutral - The lightest shade of the range, although it is not transparent it does add some colour to our face but not too much to alter your foundation dramatically. Recommended for fair skin tones.
Nicely Natural - This is a medium shade with a slight golden undertone, you could even double this up as a bronzer if you want a sun kissed glow.
Delicate Beige - The darkest shade of the range that is still quite light and more of a bronzed beige.
There is no shade for fair skin or darker skin which is a very strong disadvantage for me. I got the Neutral shade and although it doesn't match my foundation perfectly, with a bit of blending and if I don't put too much on then its fine for me. I usually opt for a transparent or translucent shade as it does not add any colour to your foundation at all, but that wasn't an option with this brand.
I like to apply pressed powders with a powder brush as I find it makes the powder distribute over my face much more evenl and naturally. Because this powder pot is quite small I find that using a smaller brush works better and picks up more product. I onl apply this to my T-Zone as that is the place where I want to combat shine the most however you can apply all over too. You can also use a make up sponge or puff to apply this as well, just press on to your skin rather than rubbing as it will take your foundation off that way!
Overall, I love the look this powder gives my skin and how long it prolongs my make up so I don't have to top up my foundation during the day which ultimately saves me a lot of money!
Retailing at £3.99 it is available at Boots or Boots.com as well as some online make up stores as well as eBay and Amazon!
I bought this powder after my usual Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder broke and it wasn't on offer like it usually is. I picked up this 17 powder instead as I had used a couple of their other products and found them to be okay.
I chose the lightest shade as I have very pale skin. The powder came in a small metallic grey compact wit 17 written on the top. Inside was a mirror in the top part, I think mirrors in powders are a waste of money and material to be honest, they never seem to open at the right angle to be comfortable to use either, plus they always get covered in powder and become pointless anyway.
The sponge/pad that came with the compact was quite soft and fluffy but very thin and awkward to pick up. Also the edge of the sponge was quite sharp because one side of it is plastic and because it had curved in the contact it would scratch my face if I didn't hold a certain way which made it uncomfortable to apply and it was hard to put on evenly.
I had a huge problem with the powder itself too, even when only patting it a little bit on my t zone it went on my face looking very cakey so it was extremely obvious I was wearing it. The powder sunk into all my pores and gathered in uneven patches around my nose and chin as if it were sticking to the most oiliest parts or something?! The colour also made me look slightly orange even though I'd picked the lightest shade.
I think I used this powder about two or three times before throwing it away.
I bought this powder in the natural shade as it looked like the best shade for my skin type, which is fair.
The powder is 10g in size and it comes presented in a circular shaped compact. It also comes with a free sponge. The sponge isn't the best quality but it's okay to begin with. You can always replace it for a better one.
The powder can be applied with the sponge to lightly moisturised skin. The powder is easy to apply and it has a nice creamy formula. It's best applied over a light moisturiser as it can start to flake a little if it's applied over a heavy moisturiser. The lighter the better. The powder looks great. It gives excellent coverage for it's cheap price and it manages to cover spots and blemishes without leaving your skin looking orange. The formula is also light and gentle so it doesn't clog the pores or create blackheads, which is a bonus. It lets your skin breathe and the coverage is even too.
The powder has a pleasant scent to it that isn't overpowering. The powder has good staying power. It lasts all day until you wish to remove it. At the end of the day the powder can be removed by using a simple make-up remover wipe. It also helps to control shine and excess oil.
The compact has a mirror inside the top lid that makes applying the powder on the go even easier.
I would recommend this pressed power. It's £3.49 from Boots.
I have used this Boots powder for so long now, it must be about 15 years. The fact that I've used it for so long probably indicates how much I like it. The powder comes in a small, round, blue container and it comes with a little sponge applicator inside. When you open the container up there is a mirror on one side of the container and the powder on the other. The mirror is very handy for putting the powder on when you're out and about and might not have access to a mirror.
The actual powder itself is a pressed powder which means you have to press the sponge applicator into the powder to get some on it. You then need to put as much of it on your face as you desire. It gives a really nice coverage, not too thick so that your makeup looks caked on, yet heavy enough to provide some coverage on areas which need it. If you have any oily patches it will help take the shine off immediately. It lasts on your face many hours but even if you want to reapply over your current makeup it's not an issue, it looks just as good, it doesn't look like you've got new makeup on top of old makeup!
You do need to keep an eye on your sponge applicator though as this can get clogged up over the weeks with the powder as all makeup pads do, but it rinses really easily in water and then looks new again straight away. Boots often do 3 for 2 on No 17 products which is great as I often buy 3 in one go to save the cost on the 3rd one. They do several shades in the powder so you can choose which one suits your skin tone the best. A great inexpensive product (approx £3.50) which works as well as an expensive product.
I have been using pressed powder (Boots 17 brand) for a couple of years now. Boots 17 Pressed Powder is currently available in three colours (neutral, nicely natural and delicate beige). Boots 17 Pressed Powder currently costs £3.99 in Boots.
A single purchase of the powder contains 10 grams. The container is very strong and protects the powder but I would still advise that you have to be careful not to drop the container on the floor as it can crack the powder. There is also a good quality mirror on the container containing the Pressed Powder. The powder puff provided is of excellent quality and does not wear out over time. The powder is dermatologically tested and fragrance-free.
The pressed powder is manufactured by The Boots Company in Nottingham. I think this is good value for money because the quality of the powder is good (long staying power!).I usually apply Boots 17 pressed powder after applying foundation. After trial and error, I have found that it helps my make-up last longer through out the day. At work, I usually re-apply once at lunchtime as I have oily skin!
I always keep Boots 17 pressed powder in my handbag. I would definitely recommend that you try out Boots 17 Pressed Powder.
I hope you enjoyed reading my review. I will also be posting this review on other sites such as Dooyoo :)
I have combination skin - an oily T-zone and dry cheeks. Therefore, when applying make-up I need to be careful what I use. It needs to reduce oiliness but at the same time not be too drying on my skin. One must have in my make-up bag is a good face powder, to soak up any excess grease and maintain a fresh faced non-oily appearance for my skin.
One of my favourite face powders to use is the pressed powder by Boots 17 brand. At £3.99 for a pot of this powder, it is great value for money. It comes in a round black tub, which is hinged to open revealing the powder in the bottom section and a mirror on the internal side of the lid. I find the mirror an excellent addition to this packaging - a lot of face powders that I have tried do not come with mirrors - as it means that you can re-apply this easily wherever you are. There is also a thin powder 'puff' for application.
The powder is avaliable in three shades - neutral, nicely natural and delicate beige. I have quite fair skin and the nicely natural shade is a really good match. If you have darker skin, I'm not sure if you would necessarily find a good match for your skin tone in this range - three shades seems pretty limited to me and delicate beige is the darkest tone, so probably not suited to olive skin.
The powder feels silky to the touch and is provides a smooth finish when applied to the skin. It is easy to apply using the applicator provided, this can be used to get the correct amount of powder easily. The powder forms a thin layer on the skin, sufficient to absorb any grease but not too much so that it looks 'caked' on. It provides a natural finish without the need to blend or rub in. The powder lasts a few hours, preventing any oiliness appearing in my problem area. I find that it will not last all day though, and need to keep it with me to re-apply at lunchtime to keep this at bay. The packaging and size of the powder makes this convenient to carry around though as it slips easily into small pockets in my handbag, so this is ideal for top-up applications.
The powder usually lasts me 6-8 weeks, which at £3.99 is pretty good value. The only problems that I have is that the applicator that comes with the powder needs to be replaced in my opinion for hygiene purposes if you use this regularly and it's hard to find something suitable to do this. Also, as with most pressed powders that I have tried, the powder tends to wear away quicker in the middle than around the edges. This leads to some product wastage as the powder that is left around the edges is difficult to use.
Overall, this is a good value face powder which helps keep my face grease free. I would recommend this if you can find a suitable shade for you skin tone in it's somewhat limited range.
I can not leave the house without foundation as my skin is not the best and is quite patchy and I am prone to the odd breakout spots now and then so foundation for me is a must.
I like liquid foundations as they are easy to apply and make my skin look like it is all the same tone. However they can sometimes tend to leave a shine effect and after a few hours greasy patches can sometimes appear on my 'T Zone'. This is where pressed powder comes in. Unlike liquid foundation pressed powder gives more of a matt effect to your skin which seems to last. It is made from pressed powder which is designed to stop the shine appearing. It comes in a variety of shades to suit all skin types and you can apply it with a handy little sponge which comes in the case with it or with a powder brush if you prefer. I prefer the sponge as I feel I am getting better coverage by using it. I think that this powder gives a great finish and also helps to blend if you have a line around your face from the results of a darker foundation. This sometimes to happens to me if have been using a holiday foundation and my tan is fading. I would not use pressed powder on its own as I still don't feel it gives as good of coverage as a liquid foundation but as a product to finish my face off it is great. These powders cost £3.99 and are available exclusively at Boots as 17 is a Boots range of make up. The case for the powder is quite strong and you flip it open to find the powder sponge and a handy little mirror so if the shine does start to happen and you are out you can simply grab this out of your bag and reapply. I only find I need to do this in the summer though when I am a bit hotter through out the day or if popping to the pub after work. It is less messy than having to put more liquid foundation on. Over the years I have tried a number of other pressed powders and find that this one is one of the best ones I have found.
Thank you for reading my review I hope you have found it useful.
5 stars from me
I have tried out many different brands of face powder over the years. In fact, I first began wearing make up in my early teens and am now a lady of mature years. So does that make me, or should that make me an expert? Seriously though, I don't pretend for one minute to be expert at all in this field. I am actually in awe of the many superb reviewers in this field. After reading many make up reviews written by young reviewers on this site, I now know how to find the correct shade for my skin tone; which skin tone I am and that I can apply foundation with a brush. Thanks for the very useful information...I need all the help I can get! But I simply know (with some things at least!) what I like and, sometimes even why I like it.
Now I am a hoarder and I'm also a sucker for an offer. Because of this I have a huge stash of make up, although, in fact, I don't really wear very much of the stuff very often. I feel now that I'm regrettably no longer in my youth (in my dotage more like it) I strive to make my make up appear light and subtle. The days of my wearing bright blue eye-shadow are well and truly gone-thank goodness!
Now, with some make up items, I'm really not bothered about the brand, and in fact find that quality doesn't always mean you have to pay a high price. I am quite choosy with foundations, face powders and mascaras but not as bothered with which eye shadows or lip glosses I buy. But when I say I'm choosy that doesn't mean I pay a high price BUT more that I find something I like and then tend to stick to it. I find with mascaras though that new ones seem to come onto the market, with their wonderful promises, that I do try different types but by a select few manufacturers. However, with face powders I am particularly fussy. I think it's very frustrating to apply ones make up carefully and then when completing the look with a touch of , to notice that the powder looks dragged on or patchy..or both! And I hate that clogged look. One possible advantage here to ageing is that one can't see as well so, although this may mean the make up isn't applied so well it also h means that one can't see how bad it is. I'm sure I look better from a fuzzier perspective than a clear one.
Also, as my skin is pale I find it difficult to get a light enough shade to match my skin tone. I know all manufacturers include light shades in their range but I often find that their light shades are still too dark.
As previously explained, I'm generally not loyal to any particular brand with most items;I quite enjoy trying out different brands. It's nice to have a change sometimes. Why miss out on special offers? However, when it comes to face powder, I almost always choose Boots 17 Pressed Powder. One reason being because, and as previously explained, I don't find it easy to obtain the right shade and find that Boots 17 pressed powder is the perfect shade for my skin.
I purchase this pressed powder in the neutral shade although it is available in other shades to suit other skin shades.
I also like this powder because it is easy to apply and leaves a nice smooth finish.
It's suitable, I find, to use on it's own when I just want a light covering to improve the appearance of my skin.It covers slight imperfections and blemishes with a light coating. I also find a light application is ideal for the summer when I don't wish to use any heavy make up. and I wouldn't always use foundation on my skin as well as this.
For evening or if going somewhere special, then I would first apply my chosen foundation and finish with a light touch of Boot's 17 pressed powder. This provides a good finish;ensuring a smooth look.This powder is also great for applying throughout the day, or evening to control shine. I have slightly oily skin so I do find that at times I need to re apply this powder to keep a fresh look to my make up.
The round and rigid compact is made from plastic but never the less is still quite tough; I have tested it well as I often manage to drop it yet haven't broken one yet. The powder usually stays intact; I can't stand using pressed powder when in bits. The inside of the lid is sensibly fitted with a mirror. A nice foam powder puff is supplied too. Another fact in it's favour is that the compact is easy to open and close. This may seem insignificant to many users, but for anyone like myself, who has problems with opening many containers then this is an important attribute. I have bought some items where I find it almost impossible to open them;very annoying, especially when in a hurry.
Boots 17 Pressed Powder is available, naturally from Boots stores and Boots on-line. It is currently priced at, £3.42. AND... not to be forgotten when buying from Boots is that there is the bonus of advantage points. I'm saving mine for something special.
This pressed powder is dermatologically tested.It is fragrance free. On this point I would mention that I have sensitive skin but have never had an adverse reaction to this, and have used it often.
Boots own brands of make up are not tested on animals.
For Further details of this product or others from the Boots range see: www.boots.com
I have been using Boots 17 Pressed Powder for over 10 years now and I've never been tempted by any other powder.
The packaging, a circular navy case with the logo embossed on the front makes the product look more expensive than it is.
The best thing about the compact is the mirror inside the case. I don't understand why all powders don't have a mirror included - as you tend to use powder on the go, it's so much more convenient to have this. Similarly it comes with its own powder puff so you don't need to buy a separate one.
The powder itself comes in several different shades. I use the Neutral one and it blends into my skin nicely. It gives a light dusting of powder and sets my foundation. When you first apply it it can look like you have a little too much on so you need to go easy, especially if the powder is only new.
The only disadvantage with this powder is that it almost always ends up cracking. I have lost count of the number of times I have opened the compact only to be showered with bits of broken powder. However, as I keep the compact in my handbag this may sometimes be due to it rattling around in my bag all day!
All in all I don't really mind as the price is very reasonable and it's always nice to get a new one, due to the fact that the powder puff will inevitably need replacing if you use the powder a lot anyway.
A nice product for a good price.
I didn't expect much from the Boots 17 make up range is at is so cheaply priced, but i have actually found it to be very good and i buy a lot of my make up from the range now. This pressed powder is great to use as a foundation as it is not too heavy at all so you won't feel like your caked in make up.
It is good at covering up minor blemishes and if you choose a shade that's slightly darker than your natural skin tone, it will give you a nice glow too and makes you look like you have a tan without giving you the "Tangoed". I have fair skin and blonde hair and i opt for the Delicate Beige shade and i always receive nice comments about how tanned i look! This powder always seems to last me a long time too whenever i'm buying it so it's great value for money.
The case it comes in has a handy little mirror and powder pad to apply it with, but i've personally bought a little brush to put mine on with as it gives better coverage this way. It costs about £6 from Boots so it's very affordable.