Price: $4.99 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 0.6 oz
The Palladio Oil Absorbing Rice Powder is a loose translucent setting powder.
The Palladio Rice Powder comes in a box with a plastic sifter and it comes with a small powder puff. This is a product that I have been curious ever since I started to get into makeup, but I just never purchased it. It is in the product’s nature to be a bit messy, but since the powder is translucent, it is not apparent if you spill a bit. The powder blends very easily into the skin and provides a natural matte finish. Obviously, it doesn’t provide any coverage, since it has no color. I like to use this product with a brush that is not too dense to avoid a cakey or powdery finish; this really gets the job done. Overall, I think it is a nice setting powder, and it also works well for “baking” on the skin, which is so popular at the moment. If loose powders aren’t your thing, then you probably wouldn’t like this one either, but for the affordable price, I think that it is worth a shot.
Price: $2.99 * Buy At: CVS * Size: 7.5 g / 0.26 oz
The Wet n Wild Coverall Pressed Powder in Light is mattifying pressed powder that is a great match for NW20 skin.
The Coverall Pressed Powder comes in a rectangular compact and comes with a sponge, which I don't use. The compact does not have a mirror, which could be a problem for some people, but it's not a huge deal to me. The powder has a smooth and fairly soft texture, which I like in a setting powder. This quality can lead to it being a bit powdery, though, leaving some fall out in the pan. It doesn't have much coverage since it's not a foundation, but it does have a little bit, giving it the ability to cover large pores. For comparison, it has more coverage than the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. The powder gives the skin a matte finish and works as both a setting powder and a touch up powder throughout the day.
Price: $6.99 * Buy At: Target * Size: 0.19 oz / 5.5g
The Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder is a compact powder with a sponge and mirror that claims to have a buildable medium coverage.
The Dream Wonder Powder has a soft texture, but is not the easiest to blend out on the skin. The color gets darker as you build it up, Ivory is a good color match for my skin when applied with a fluffy powder brush, but if applied with a more dense brush, it is too dark for my skin. I find that the whole line of powders runs a little dark, so I suggest getting a shade lighter than normal. This powder doesn't do a very good job at covering blemishes, but does even out the skin tone. The Dream Wonder Powder does not completely mattify the skin, but has more of a natural finish. I think this powder would be a great option for people just looking to even out their skin tone (or color), or just lightly as a setting powder.