In Part 1 I am going to talk about pressed finishing powders only. Along with a couple of newly acquitted pieces, these are my current favourites:-
Suqqu Noble Nuance Face Color－－This is the most expensive of my stash right now(it used to be Guerlain Meteorites Voyage, I sold it after finding the Guerlain alternative below)
£40 for 3g
Paul&Joe Highlighting Powder－－Shade 002, LE, this was from last Christmas.
£21 for 10g
Guerlain Meteorites Illuminating Perfecting Pressed Powder－－Shade 10 Nacre Des Mers, this was limited edition from last summer.
£33 for 10g
Too Faced Absolutely Invisible Candlelight Powder－－Released not long ago in the UK(much much later than its US release as always, sigh)
£18 for 9g
Suqqu comes with a velvet pouch and a lovely sized brush made out of quality goat hair. Paul&Joe has a gorgeous shiny packaging, a nice brush included. On the other hand, Guerlain looks very decadent but the case is plastic and just feel slightly unsturdy. No applicator but I always reach for my trusted Paul&Joe powder brush anyway. Too Faced's trademark cute packaging can never fail to tempt me, though the pink puff included seems to be no use to me.
Paul&Joe > Suqqu > Guerlain = Too Faced
Texture and Color
Guerlain has a big win here, it is the most creamy and fine powder that I have EVER tried! It is shimmery without being OTT, the color is just a bit paler than my own skintone. Too Faced contains pure gold apparently, the shimmer is very fine, unlike Bobbi Brown shimmerbrick, which I find too shimmery to use all-over. Suqqu is the most matt of them all, does exactly what SA said, balancing, brightening and keeps the foundation. I have not tried the Paul&Joe on my face yet. I can say from swatching it is just like their pressed powder in their regular line.
Guerlain > Suqqu > Too Faced = Paul&Joe
Value For Money
Too Faced > Paul&Joe > Guerlain > Suqqu
I love them all for different reasons! I do reach for Guerlain the most often though XD