There is something beautiful about the make-up compact. Images of imacculately dressed women using the mirror to check their make-up and pressing a powder puff to their noses hark back to the days of true glamour. Although today we do not rely on a compact in the same way, pressed powder is still ever present and be it translucent, no-colour (there is a difference) or tinted, is a vital part of any Make-up Artists kit.

Organic Glam Photo Finish Antioxidant Pressed Powder – Translucent
This is a lovely pressed powder from The Organic Pharmacy’s make-up collection.
Rather than a heavy, flat matte powdered finish, Photo Finish removes the excess shine but leaves the skin with a slight flattering sheen (this sounds like a contradiction I know). Unlike some pressed powders it is micro-fine and doesn’t clog or sit heavily on the skin – usually requiring very little product to mattify.

Served up in a neat slimline piano black compact, the powder contains protecting and nourishing antioxidants vitamins A, C and E and Green Tea which in the words of the product description ‘protects the skin from free radical damage’. There is a slight but not unpleasant, herbal scent on opening the compact that could be off putting to some clients however this doesn’t translate onto the skin.

Due to its mica content it may give a little too much bounce for some broadcast or photographic work, however it is perfect for those times when strong lighting isn’t an issue.
Priced at £39.95 for 4 grams and with a 6 month shelf life, Photo Finish sure isn’t cheap, however if you want a pressed powder that delivers then this is just the ticket.
Available online or in store at The Organic Pharmacy
Organic Glam is the award winning make-up arm of The Organic Pharmacy. Established by Pharmacist and Homoeopath Margo Marrone and her Graphic Designer husband Francesco, The Organic Pharmacy opened it’s first store in London’s Kings Road in 2002, with the aim of bringing the best quality products and treatments – all free from toxic ingredients.

Mica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Dimethicond, Nylon-12, Zinc Stearate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Hull Powder, Dimethiconol, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Powder, Camelia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Aqua (Water), Acrylates/Carbamate Copolymer, Tocopheryl, Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate/Carrot Polypeptide, Asorbic Acid Polypeptide, Limonene, Geraniol, Linalool
+/- May Contain:
CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides)
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