As one gets into the world of mineral makeup, it’s not only “powder” or “foundation” that they are concerned about. A new product is introduced as an essential part of their vanity kit, which is called mineral finishing powder, than not only evens out the foundation application, it smoothens the overall look, as well as give better texture, be it satin-matte, or glow. Aside from that, there are also mineral finishing powders with ample oil controlling properties that can help keeping the face shine-free all day.
For me, I have found solace with mineral finishing powders mainly for oil control, and making pores look smaller. Yes, finishing powders can also do that with the ingredient silica, that does not only control oil, but also reflects light that makes skin seem more flawless. Kaolin clay, on the other hand, increases oil absorption, that is a great oil control finishing powder. Of course, those who have dry skin should avoid these ingredients altogether, and look for those with skin soothing ingredients like jojoba oil, or allantoin.
Well, to answer my own question, I’d have to say that my all time favorite mineral finishing powder would have to be Larenim’s Invisi-pore. I’ve been experimenting with mineral makeup for almost two years already and I can say that I always, always make it a point to come back and stock up on this brand even if I already have so much mineral finishing powders from other brands because of the magic it does to me. I apply it right after I smoothen some primer on my skin, for the invisi-pore effect, and yes, it helps reduce the appearance of my enlarged pores ( brought about my oily skin ). After I do all my makeup, I finish with a very sheer layer of Invisi-pore also, to make sure that my skin looks very flawless ( with the silica content, it makes skin look very poreless and flawless ), as well as aid in oil control. I’m not saying that it is the best in the oil controlling department, but it reflects light so effectively that it makes my flaws ( and scars ) get all blurred! As my skin oils up, it turns out dewy , and not greasy. I totally get away with this finishing powder.
So , what’s your favorite mineral finishing powder?