“ Brand: MeMeMe / Powders / Type: Foundation / Subcategory: Powder / Suitable for: Face „
When it comes to make up it is something that as I've gotten older I dont wear it everyday so when I do I'm looking for high quality, kind but still affordable items to use.
The MeMeMe range from Superdrug is a range I haven't bought anything from in about 2 years now! I don't know what made me decide to look at the make up display instead of just going up and buying my usual Max Factor offering but I did and in the end after alot of peruasal and testing I went for the translucent option in this which cost me £5.99 for 14g of product which I thought was a fair price.
The compact I have is completely different to the one shown at the top of this page and now this product comes in a matt black round compact that flips open with a picture of sort of leaves on it and we are told that is it MeMeMe Flawless Face Powder then on the base of it the size is stated as is the colour and contact details for the manufacturer are given. Inside there is a mirror and powder puff to apply the powder with which is soft and durable and of course you can rinse this through from time to time if you want to as well to keep it hygenic..
As far as I am aware this is now available in two shades which are a natural colour and translucent (my option).
So this powder is fragrance free and easy to blend over foundation or onto naked skin or whatever and you can use the puff provided of course or your own applicator such as a large brush (which I do at home). This sets any existing make up beautifully, blending easily and effortlessly and immedietely disposes of shine particulary on my greasy t-zone area without upsetting or congesting my skin further.
Course its only when you've had this on your face a good amount of time, like all day you can see if it creases, cracks or melts and ultimately cakes and I have to be fair it doesn't at all though I do need to top it up throughout the day on really greasy areas inparticular.
I do like the smooth finish this gives, its lightweight feel and ease of use and the case is very Bourjois like in style as well. The mirror is a normal mirror and of good size and with the inclusion of an applicator your good to go!
This isn't a bad offering and not a bad price for what it is though me, I still prefer Max Factor pressed powder and am yet to find anything better!
Available from Superdrug.
Since joining Dooyoo Ive found that because Ive been earning a bit more money Ive been able to treat myself to things loads more than I normally would. Now obviously from my reviews many of you will have guessed Im just a tiny bit addicted to make-up of any sort and Im always on the lookout for the latest and greatest products. Now if Im being totally honest Id never actually heard of the MeMeMe range before a few weeks ago and even then I only discovered it by accident. So with my latest £50 cheque from Dooyoo burning a hole in my pocket I decided to pop into town and update my already massive make up collection and while I was browsing through Superdrug I noticed this product display, now whether it was new or not I have no idea but I honestly had never noticed it before but I was intregued so I started to look through the wide range of products and two caught my eye. MeMeMe Beat The Blues (expect a review on that later) & this Flawless Face Powder. Now usually I stick with my tried and trusted face powders because Ive came accross so many duds but as Id never tried out this range before I decided to give both of those products a go and so I popped them in my basket with the intention to try them later that night.
Now in the time Ive been using make-up Ive learnt one thing: ALWAYS TRY IT ON BEFORE YOU GO OUT IN IT! So I decided to do just that with this powder and made sure I applied it later that night when I wasnt doing anything so I could see how great or not great the results were before I went outside and realised that this was another below par product.
I actually think that the packaging of this product is quite pretty. Rather than being garish and bright like some face powders I think its simple yet classy and a great addition to any make-up bag. Inside the compact you will find: the powder (obviously), a powder puff sponge applicator and a mirror. Now thats a good start for me because I hate it when these powder cases dont have a mirror attached as I usually apply mine while Im out and about so having a mirror inside the case just saves so much time and space in my bag!
After just having a look on the internet I coudlnt find the range of shades this powder comes in but if I remember rightly it comes in the usual 3 shades: Light, Medium & Dark. That might not sound like such a great range but I reckon theres a shade for everyone there and as I mentioned in another review although Im not dark skinned myself I dont see many powders made for women (or men!) who are so thats another really good thing.
Although I could be totally wrong so I wouldnt take my word for it!
Anyway. Application. At this point a lot of people will be reaching for their big powder brushes but as this is a pressed powder I recommend uisng the sponge applicator that comes with this product to apply because I reckon that makes the whole process so much easier. So you just take the sponge and rub it accross the powder a few times until you start to see some colour on the sponge. Then just rub it all over your face or anywhere you feel needs extra coverage that day and just amke sure you havent left any orange marks or tide lines.
As I was applying it I was quite surprised at how well this blended in with my foundation as the colours didnt exactly match. It goes on really easily and my face did look pretty flawless at this stage, no lumps or bumps in sight. So that just goes to show if the shade you buy doesnt match your skin tone exactly it shouldnt be much of an issue because it does blend in really well and application takes about 2 minutes.
But I reckon the real test with powders is what they look like after a few hours because that gives them time to either fade away or become flaky so I waited to see how this would look after afew hours of me wearing it.
Im very happy to say that it looked just as good 4 hours later as it did when I had first applied it. It hadnt gone streaky, flaky or faded in the slightest and it was still covering any spots I was so desperately trying to hide. Now although this goves such good coverage my face didnt feel heavy or look caked on at all. It just gave the illusion that I had more or less perfect skin which is always a good thing, even if it is just an illusion lol.
I have tried using this without foundation since and I dont think its good enough to be used just on its own. If you have got good skin already then maybe this would be enough coverage for you when used alone but for me it wasnt. Having said that though when applied with foundation, my skin looked FLAWLESS!
Im very glad I tried this out and I would highly recommend it to any woman or maybe even men out there who are looking for a great face powder to add to their collection. Im definately going to try out more of the MeMeMe range after using this and I can only hope that they work as well as this one did. I will certainly be buying some more of this with my next Dooyoo cheque and I bet I wont be able to stop myself buying some more form this collection! It really does work wonders for your skins appearance and to be honest my skin felt pretty damn good while I was wearing this as well so I suggest everyone tries it out.
Want Flawless Skin? Then Buy MeMeMe Flawless Face Powder. God I Sounded Like I Was In Some Kind Of Advert Then!
Price: Around £5
Stockists: Superdrug & Boots
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I don't wear face powder much and would not normally buy it as a rule. However, I got this free in a competition and have been rather impressed with it.
This face powder comes in a compact, as is quite typical of face powders in general. In the lid is a mirror, which is handy to see what you are doing. If I am going to use face powder, it will generally be to touch up my face while I'm out and about. This compact is small enough to just slip into your handbag and the fact that it has its own mirror means that you don't need to remember to slip a compact mirror in there too. If like me, you tend to fling stuff into your bag in a last-minute rush, there's a decent chance that you would forget this mirror anyway!
The powder is easy to apply as there is a powder puff (best description that I can come up with!) within the compact. The powder isn't loose, so you just need to sweep the puff across the powder a few times to gather up enough of it, and then apply to your face. As it isn't loose, this isn't a messy process, which is great if you're using it on the go.
Although this is light and is probably intended more as a finishing touch, I often use this as my only make-up. If you don't suffer from tons of spots, you can get away with using this with a touch of concealer on top (and then "set" the concealer using the powder to make sure that it stays put). It gives a good consistency and covers up any redness or dark circles (to a point - it won't cover everything as it's not a foundation).
It can be a bit tricky to blend if you are using a fair bit of it, but it rarely takes me more than two to three minutes to cover up a multitude of sins.
At Superdrug, this costs £4.89. As I don't usually buy face powder, I'm not sure how this relates to the prices in general but I wouldn't mind paying this price for a replacement as it does a great job.