I love products which make the skin look radiant. I love the appearance of glowing skin. So when I come across a product which does it so well,
I was kindly send a Luminious Pressed Powder from Living Nature (£30.00) some time ago. I have to admit it did sit in my kit for quite some time (forgotten I am slightly embarrassed to say) before I discovered it and gave it a good run out.
First impressions always count and the Luminous Powder certainly makes an impact. Housed in a lovely but understated aluminium compact which has a gloriously weighty (and even luxury) feel to it however it isn’t heavy. It sounds like a contradiction I know but it does feel heavy without actually being so. Inside the embossed powder continues to visually impress, so how does it perform..?
On the skin it
The thing I really like about this powder is its ability to create a glow from within. Basically it makes the skin appear naturally luminous (I guess the clue is in the name..?) without being obvious; it is very subtle.
I believe it can be used as a stand alone product in place of foundation as it does have a (tiny) amount of coverage however I’ve been using it as a finishing product, dusting over the surface the skin once I’ve completed the make-up (using a brush not the pad which is included). I’ve been using this powder on one of my regular female faces of late and she has become a massive fan and has purchased a compact for herself!
Available in three shades (light, medium and deep), I’ve only tried the lightest shade so would love to hear how the darker variations look on darker skin. It is worth knowing that Living Nature recommend that you use a powder a shade darker than you would usually wear; I’m very much in the light camp but for those of you on the cusp on a couple of shades it may be worth going for the darker option.
Having you tried this powder? What did you think?
(* Denotes certified organic ingredient)
Talc, Mica, Squalane, Zinc stearate, Zea mays (corn) starch, Titanium dioxide, Olea europea (olive) fruit oil*, Hydrated silica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Iron oxides, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, Sorbic acid, Tocopherol acetate (vitamin E), Glycerin soja (soybean) oil
Images: (1, 2) LJS – OMUA