Loose or Pressed Powder?

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Feelin’ loose?

I tend to wear pressed more because my holy grail face powder (MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural is THE BEST!) just happens to come in pressed form.

But hey, if it also came in a loose powder version, I’d probably be all over that, too.

I do like wearing both pressed and loose for different reasons, though. I think pressed powder is better in terms of convenience and for on-the-go touch-ups (obvs), and when I apply it with a brush, I swear it looks less obvious/more natural than loose powder does. When I run my brush across a pan of pressed powder, the bristles pick up less product than they do with loose powder, so the end result is less powder, and a more natural look. For everyday looks, I prefer pressed.

Now, when I want more of a finished, formal look, like for pics or special occasions when I’ll be wearing more makeup, I’ll go for loose powder instead. It’s a heavier look, but I think loose powder does a better job of blurring pores and making the skin look much more perfected than pressed powder does.

If you’re looking for ultra-polished, loose is the way to go!

Which one do you prefer? Loose or pressed?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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