Tuesday I`ll turn 25 and it seems that no matter what I do, I always end up picking stuff directed at teens. I mean, I am a big fan of Pretty Little Liars and Teen Wolf, I sometimes enjoy reading Teen Vogue more than Vogue itself and I have a predilection for makeup aimed at teenagers. They say you should act your age, but what do they know? Do whatever makes you happy. Now, I don`t think the brand Seventeen is aimed at teenagers completely, but it seems like the younger sister girls have fun with until they befriend the mature No7. However, in my humble opinion, the brand really stepped up their game and brought some products that deserve to be on a the A-list.
While I still believe Rimmel`s Stay Matte powder is a gift sent from above for girls with oily skin, sometimes no matter how much you love a product, you need to try something else as well. I know Maybelline and especially Bourjois do excellent powders as well, but I was a bit intoxicated with their reviews, so I wanted something that is not on every billboard. Cue Seventeen Miracle Matte Pressed Powder!
The packaging is quite nice, it`s sleek and sturdy enough to carry in your bag. You know how on some powders the lid always comes off? Well, this one has something similar to a security mechanism, so you won`t have that problem. It also comes with an inside mirror and a little sponge, but I threw that away since I apply powder with a brush.
The texture of the product it`s just lovely, it feels smooth and looks silky soft. I bought it in the shade Silky Beige and it matches my skin tone perfectly. It does add a bit of coverage, but not that much that it looks cakey and my skin can`t breathe. I don`t know how to really describe it, but almost every powder (except holy grail Stay Matte) I apply feels weird and fake on my skin, I just know it`s there and it bugs me. However, this is so lightweight, I sometimes forget I applied powder. But the big question is: how much does it last? Well, I can`t really guarantee for 16 hours since I don`t wear makeup for so long (8 hours is my ultimate limit), but I can honestly say it will last for a good 6 hours. If you really suffer from oily skin it might go down to 4, but I don`t think that`s bad at all.
As you can see from this review I can`t really find any faults when it comes to this powder, it`s really good value for your money considering it`s a drugstore product (some people say it`s a dupe for a Mac powder, but I don`t own anything from Mac, so can`t promise). If you are looking for a powder that will prevent you from shining like a disco ball (holiday season is over after all), you should really give it a try, you might be pleasantly surprised.