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Oily Skin + HD Powders

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My HD Powders

I battle with oily skin every single day. I haven’t found a face primer that works on my skin. They always end up making me break out in acne, so I decided to try other makeup products. How about HD Powders? I’ve used HD Powders in the past, but I decide to resurrect them once again. It may be different this time around. The products shown are from brands I haven’t used before.

I have two HD Powders. On the left, Wet ‘n Wild Mattifying Powder. On the right, elf Perfect Finish HD Powder. I’ve already used Wet ‘n Wild Mattifying Powder. Check it out.

Wet ‘n Wild Mattifying Powder

I’ve hit the pan with this one. I took this photo days ago. Almost all of the product is gone by now. I mind as well do a review in this post. First, here’s some information about this product.

About Wet ‘n Wild Mattifying Powder


Silica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Ethyl Macadamiate, Glycerin, Polysorbate 80, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chondrus Crispus, O-Cymen-5-Ol, Xanthan Gum, Titanium Dioxide/Ci 77891. 1216

My Review on Wet ‘n Wild Mattifying Powder:

As I mentioned before, I’ve hit the pan with this mattifying powder. It’s going down real fast. Not because I love it. Because I want to finish it to move onto my next HD Powder (elf Perfect Finish HD Powder). I really wanted to like this HD Powder, but it didn’t live up to my expectations. It does absorb oil and reduce shine. That only lasted for less than 1 hour. All of a sudden, a surge of oil attacked my face again. Yeah, I have VERY oily skin. The glitter in this powder didn’t help much. I was expecting a ‘mattifying’ powder as stated in the product’s name. I wouldn’t buy it again. Onto the next!

I’m going to test the elf Perfect Finish HD Powder now. I hope it works. 🤞

Have you used any of the products mentioned above? Share!!

My recent makeup primer experience:

elf Brightening Lavender Face Primer

Update: elf Flawless Finish Foundation + Makeup Primer Review

Love, Jen

Vegan Makeup Milani Conceal + Perfect Shine-Proof Powder

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I haven’t worn makeup for the past months at all. I was thinking about getting rid of my BB Creams. They were making my skin appear more oily. Oh how I love the way BB Creams make my skin appear flawless and wonderful. But, they might’ve been contributing to my clogged pores. Every single time I remove my BB Cream, I noticed tiny bumps. I always make sure I remove my makeup thoroughly too.

I decided to test out foundation in powder form (without BB Cream). I used to wear powder foundation only. I found a makeup powder called Milani Conceal + Perfect Shine-Proof Powder. It’s vegan, cruelty-free, oil-absorbing, pore tightening, and skin mattifying. Sounds awesome! Here it is! 😊

Milani Vegan Makeup Powder
Milani Vegan Makeup Powder

As you can see, I was too excited to use it, haha. It came with a sponge. I haven’t used a sponge in so long. I usually use a makeup brush to apply my makeup. That’s foundation and blush on the sponge. 😜

Shade: Nude

I chose the shade Nude (light with yellow undertones). I realized that the shade was too dark on my skin when I applied it. 😢 From looking at the color in the compact, it looked like it would be a perfect match for my complexion. As for any makeup, you really need to try it on your skin to see if it matches or not. The color in the compact is certainly decieving! Besides not being a match, the quality and texture was good. I think it’s on par with more expensive brands. The powder stayed on. I used a makeup spray. I think that helped the powder stay put. This makeup powder wasn’t bad for the price ($10-$11). It didn’t irritate my skin. No new acne. I can’t believe it’s vegan!!!

You know, wearing makeup again for the first time after being free of makeup was different. I didn’t think it would make such a huge impact on me mentally. I think I prefer my face without makeup. Makeup made my face look so made up. I can go out on a limb and say fake. 😲 I used to love the way makeup made me look and feel. This time, it didn’t. I’ve been looking at my bare face day and night that I’m used to it. I will have to re-evaluate what type of makeup I want to wear and how much. I’m leaning towards the minimal side. It was fun to try new stuff out though.

Have you used Milani Conceal + Perfect Shine-Proof Powder? How was the shade? Did it work for you? Share your thoughts!

Love, Jen

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