Review: Fiona Stiles Invisible Finish Loose Setting Powder (Miramar)

Monday, August 14, 2017

Setting Powder: An oily girl's best friend. The Fiona Stiles Invisible Loose Setting Powder? Almost perfect!

 Fiona Stiles Invisible Finish Loose Setting Powder | bellanoirbeauty.com

 Fiona Stiles Invisible Finish Loose Setting Powder | bellanoirbeauty.com

 Fiona Stiles Invisible Finish Loose Setting Powder | bellanoirbeauty.com

 Fiona Stiles Invisible Finish Loose Setting Powder | bellanoirbeauty.com
Foundation is Fiona Stiles Matte Foundation Concentrate

 Fiona Stiles Invisible Finish Loose Setting Powder | bellanoirbeauty.com

 Fiona Stiles Invisible Finish Loose Setting Powder | bellanoirbeauty.com
Invisible Finish Loose Setting Powder applied

 Fiona Stiles Invisible Finish Loose Setting Powder | bellanoirbeauty.com


My skin type

Oily, a victim of acne scars and scarring related to that

What it's supposed to do

From the brand:
A sheer, lightweight, finely milled loose powder, perfect for setting liquid foundation and absorbing excess oil. Buildable through reapplication, this loose powder does not cake or alter foundation shade. Ideal for touch-ups throughout the day and minimizing shine while giving skin an airbrushed look.


Ingredients

Talc, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Dimethicone, Magnesium Myristate, Boron Nitride, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Poloxamer 338, Silica. May Contain: Iron Oxides, Mica, Bismuth Oxychloride.


How I use it

I spray my face with either water or my glyco-lactic acid mixture; the point is to dampen my face. I find the powder lasts longer when I do that. Although it comes with a puff, I find using my dense brush from IT Cosmetics works better and faster. The puff works well, but my brush works better. I pour a bit of the powder in the cap, tap off the excess, and pat it all over my face until it's no longer shiny. I top some Ben Nye Banana Powder underneath the eyes, to the middle of my forehead and on my chin for brightening and balance.

What I like about it

It doesn't oxidize or change colors on application - what you see is what you get. I sometimes prefer this oxidation, like in the case of my Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, but this powder just soaks into your skin and stays that way. It is a little but more red that I need but totally workable and continuing on with brightening powder and blush makes it unnoticeable. Also, and most important, this is a product that controls oil! I do not have issues with separation of foundation when I wear this powder either. That midday shininess I usually get around 2pm? I don't even think about it anymore!

What could be better

Ummm, well it's sold out now. This is the only item from my Fiona Stiles haul from Ulta I wished I had purchased backups of. If I can be a bit critical, the only complaint I have about this product is that it's kind of hard to get out of the container. I really have to shake and clank pretty hard to get product out of the canister. That's not something that affects the function and application of the product; I'd rather have too little come out than too much. But other than that it's just not widely available anymore. It went for $26 on Ulta; I only see it available on QVC now with a brush for $32.

Joy Factor

On a scale of 1-10, this powder is a 9!

Where to indulge

QVC

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