Archive for pressed powder

The Roaring 20s look

Posted in beauty, makeup with tags , , , , , , on December 17, 2008 by LPB


For our inner flapper ! It’s stylish, dressy,  & EASY!

Rimmed  & coated your lashes effortlessly, smudged your lids, stained your lips; Forget about precision, it’s all about liberation & fun.


Dior’s Black and White Ball Holiday Collection is every woman’s top secret evening weapon for glamorous couture allure. Centered around dazzling intense eyes, delicate luminous face and lip colors offer a soft backdrop.


Dior Night Dust 5 color eye shadow


Dior Black Diamond Diamond-Effect Powder for Face & Décolleté – A true makeup jewel that gives every holiday face mega star power. An iridescent veil of silky powder laced with shimmer for an allover glow—or just a hint of shimmer. The lustrous ebony compact studded with a profusion of crystal-like gems sparkles like a jewel in the night.

Bobbi brown sheer pressed powder

Posted in makeup with tags , on October 16, 2008 by LPB

This powder is sheer enough to set my foundation, providing a semi matt finish that will not turn ashy/chalky  or enhance lines/skin flakes.

I love to apply it with a big fluffy brush in place of loose powder; its so convenient to carry around and last for ages despite the brush application technique. 

It may not be the best pressed powder, but it’s so far the best i had used

Becca’s stick foundation & pressed powder

Posted in makeup with tags , , on October 7, 2008 by LPB



The ultimate skin savior, creating the illusion of flawless skin by evening out skin tone and lightly concealing blemishes. A unique balance between maximum sun protection (SPF 30+) and long lasting wear.

The soft, creamy texture allows a totally controllable level of coverage.

The non-powdery formulation is suitable for most skin types (including ultra-sensitive) and provides sheer to medium, natural looking coverage.

Doubles as a sheer under-eye concealer.

Contains broad spectrum SPF 30+ to protect against over 96% of both UVA and UVB rays.

Contains antioxidant vitamins A, D, and E, which help to increase collagen renewal and the skin’s moisture holding capacity.

This foundation stick offers enough slip upon application and blends effortlessly, the underlying yellow tone may looks overwhelming on the stick but dispersed to a natural skin enhancing hue after blending.

The coverage is medium and the finish is dewy, with SPF of 30. It definitely needs to be set with powder and lasted about 5 hours before any shine breaks through ( i set mine with bobbi brown sheer finish pressed powder ).

The shades selection is excellent, i am thinking of getting a shade lighter  & a shade darker for subtle highlighting & contouring.

The down side is it has a strange aroma , feels waxy ( without appropriate skin preparation ) & tends to slide off & smudge after 6 hours without touching up.



The ultimate “show off” compact. Beautifully packaged with its own fabric pouch for protection in the handbag, this exceptionally fine, silky pressed powder is designed for portable touch-ups to reduce shine and freshen make-up. This micro-milled powder contains a superior, modified rice starch, allowing it to be applied as often as desired, without cakiness.

Reduces shine and freshens makeup throughout the day or night.

Will never look cakey on the skin and can be applied as often as desired.

The powder compact is accompanied by a brown zippered protective pouch.

This pressed powder is really fine and offers sheer coverage when applied alone. The finish is again somewhat dewy/satiny rather than matte.

It does not minimize pores or absorb oily breakthrough.