Product Type: Miss Sporty makeup
Newest Review: ... It is actually designed for teenagers but as my skin never really grew out of its teenage years this is fine with me. The only thin... more
Good for problem skin
Miss Sporty So Clear Powder
Member Name: brady58
Miss Sporty So Clear Powder
Advantages: Cheap and doesn't make spots worse. Also mattifies skin
Disadvantages: Not very good coverage
I have quite greasy skin and have worn Miss Sporty So Clear Powder on and off for years. I buy mine in Superdrug and I'm not sure where else you can get it as this is the only place where I have seen this particular brand available. I'm not sure why I first bought it but I'm sure it was probably because it was cheap and I do like to try and find a bargain now and again.
Unfortunately with so called bargain make-up a lot of the time they leave a lot to be desired but this is actually really good and does exactly what it promises to do which is mattify skin and give some coverage without clogging pores and causing spots.
It is actually designed for teenagers but as my skin never really grew out of its teenage years this is fine with me. The only thing that distinguishes it from a normal pressed powder is the packaging which is really young looking and not very sophisticated.
I tend to use this mainly when my skin is playing up and as it has a spot fighting ingredient I use this when I am breaking out usually around my time of the month. It certainly doesn't actually get rid of spots but it does seem to help with not making them any worse and using this doesn't cause me to get more than I normally would whereas some make-up tends to exacerbate the problem.
The coverage it gives it very light so don't buy this expecting it to give heavy duty coverage as it won't. I tend to use this more as a setting powder and to mattify my skin. For making my skin look less greasy and more matt this is ideal as it sort of sucks up all the grease on my skin and leaves it looking matt and shine free. One application lasts a good while but I do need to reapply throughout the day. This is no problem and as it comes with a sponge I can just do it when I pop to the toilet. There is no mirror with it but I can actually use this without as the colour is so light it doesn't really matter if I add too much.
The sponge isn't the best quality but it is fine for what it is and I never feel like it is difficult to apply the powder with the sponge that comes with it. I do have make-up sponges and I sometimes use these but only if the powder has been sitting for a while as I don't want loads of germs on my skin especially as I am only really using this for its spot fighting abilities.
As it is designed for teenagers it is also at the cheaper end of what I would normally pay for a pressed powder. It only costs around about £3 and it will last for absolutely ages too. I wouldn't use this for everyday and the coverage might only be minimal but for those times when my skin is playing up and misbehaving then this is ideal and I will probably continue to buy it until I am an old woman even if it is meant for younger skin than mine.
Summary: Good for problem skin