Product Type: Boots 17 makeup
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17 Pressed Powder
Member Name: lak11
17 Pressed Powder
Date: 06/02/11, updated on 10/07/12 (223 review reads)
Advantages: Reasonably priced and good quality. The neutral shade is good for me. Good finish to ones make up.
Disadvantages: None for me.
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
Summary: My favourite pressed face powder.