Product Type: Boots Natural Collection makeup
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A great product... until you turn ORANGE
Boots Natural Loose Powder
Member Name: Betterwithasmile
Boots Natural Loose Powder
Advantages: Stays matte all day
Disadvantages: Oxidises to an orange shade
Natural Collection Loose Powder retails for £1.99, exclusively at Boots, and is part of the 3 for £5 permanent promotion.
"This translucent loose powder handles shine and creates a natural matte finish to the skin. Apply over your favourite Natural Collection foundation to set your make-up for the day"
This loose powder comes in a translucent jar, with 15g of product. It has a white opaque lid with the Natural Collection logo. The packaging, in my opinion, does not look cheap and is durable. The powder has a sifter inside, conveniently allowing only a small amount of product to be dispensed.
The powder is available in three shades; Warm Translucent, Neutral Translucent and Cool Translucent. Unfortunately, due to it being a loose powder product, testers are not available in Boots stores, so I took a gamble when opting for the shade Cool Translucent, in hope that it matched my skin colour.
Personally I found the colour range rather limited and the colour in which I thought was pale, wasn't and is too dark for me, oxidizing to an orange colour, in comparison to my pale skin.
As expected, due to the 'transparent' shade name, coverage from this powder is minimal and does not cover at all when used on its own. If you are planning on purchasing this powder for coverage, I would look elsewhere as this is only good for setting liquid products.
This powder claims to handle shine and stay matte throughout the day. I definitely agree with this and find that my face is left looking smooth and matte and doesn't turn oily. If used to set your foundation, your foundation will last 8 hours no problem.
The powder applies evenly and easily to the skin, but I do find that I have to reapply the powder to the brush a couple of times to cover my whole face, meaning that if this powder was used regularly, the product would run out quickly. It doesn't look or feel cakey and if the powder matches your skin tone, you won't be able to tell that you are wearing powder.
Overall I think that this is a great value product and the quality is great. The only bug bare I have with
this product is the colour range, as the lightest shade, Cool Translucent, turns orange when I'm wearing it, meaning that it isn't a product I often reach for.
Summary: Great if it matches your skintone