Following on from my 1st post, I am going to talk about another four of my loose setting powder:-)
Paul&Joe Finishing Powder－－This is from their Sahara LE collection. I forgot to take a pic of the puff included, it is really gorgeous!
£18 for 10g
YSL Semi-Loose Powder Natural Radiance－－Shade 2. Excellent match for my skintone.
£35 for 17g
Guerlain Meteorites Illuminating Powder－－Shade 02 Teint Beige, a mix of yellow, beige, white and rose. This is launched as part of the summer collection, they basically revamped the packaging and colors.
£33 for 30g
VOV Castledew Loose Powder－－Got this on Gmarket for around retail price. The shade is 23, because my face is a lot lighter than my neck it is always better going for a slightly darker shade rather than a lighter shade IMO.
£6 for 30g
Paul&Joe always shine in this department. This is just sooo pretty, and the attention to details is incredible! I know cardboard isn't the most practical packaging for pure vanity Paul&Joe easily wins me over:-P YSL has a very clever portable packaging, with a built-in shaving mechanism that when you screw it you can easily control the amount coming out. I love its portability and the fact that you won't lose unnecessary product. I know loose powders isn't for carrying around, still it is good to know that there won't be a big mess when moving it around. I believe many brands have tried to copy it since (talking to you Smashbox Halo). Newly revamped Guerlain has the most decadent packaging, it comes with a sturdy metal-felt case, which is a big plus for the new packaging. VOV is by no means by ugly, but the puff included felt cheap and useless. I guess you get what you paid for, so can't complain!
Paul&Joe > YSL = Guerlain > VOV
Texture and Color
Guerlain has the creamiest texture again and I somehow favour its strong scent(violet I think?). Though I find it too shimmery to be used all over. YSL is perfect for my skintone, finely milled, almost matt. The only problem is that when I layer it on it can be a bit cakey. I have not tried the Paul&Joe on my face yet, from swatching it in-store I know it has shimmers and texture-wise it is a dream. VOV is on the drying side, color match is good.
YSL > Guerlain = Paul&Joe > VOV
Value For Money
As expensive as Guerlain goes, I can see it last me years even with daily use!
VOV > Guerlain > Paul&Joe > YSL
My favourite is YSL since we are talking about setting powders here, I do heart the Guerlain Meteorites for highlighting purpose.
So I hoped you enjoyed my mini series, do you like this format of comparison reviews? If so what would you like to see reviewed? Just comment and lemme know^^