Frugal Friday: Miss Beauty London Pressed Powder

Frugal Friday: Miss Beauty London Pressed Powder Review

missbeautysaver.com is all about staying beautiful on a budget so in this week’s Frugal Friday post, I’m reviewing another £1 bargain beauty product!

Frugal Friday: Miss Beauty London Pressed Powder

I bought this pressed powder in the shade No. 18 Ivory from Poundworld’s exclusive makeup range. Miss Beauty London is manufactured by the same company that makes 2true cosmetics.

This pressed powder describes itself as:

“Smooth, fine pressed powder with a silk finish blended with Vitamin E and sunscreen for ultimate shine control.”

The shade I picked up was the palest in the range and one of the first things that stood out to me about this pressed powder is the shade; it’s so pale! A true Ivory powder is hard to find on the high street / in the drugstore. I usually find that most powders are either too dark or warm toned for my pale, cool skin. This however, is perfect! I think it’s so annoying to spend ages looking for the correct shade of foundation and concealer to then go and spoil the ideal shade match by applying a powder that’s the wrong shade! I’m so glad that I don’t have to worry about that happening with this pressed powder!

 

Frugal Friday: Miss Beauty London Pressed Powder Review

Finish, Ingredients and Packaging

This powder is quite finely milled and does have a silky finish. It is primarily a mattifying powder so it does have a certain heaviness about it. If you prefer a more dewy finish, a very light handed dusting will definitely suffice. I prefer a strongly matte finish to set my makeup in place all day so I do apply this powder heavily with a powder poof rather than a brush. This sets my makeup well and does help with oil control but the finish is a little powdery and I do still tend to get oil breakthrough in some places after only a few hours.

I think it’s great that this has Vitamin E and Sunscreen as those ingredients are rarely seen in pressed powders, let alone in super budget ones like this!

The packaging is basic but quite sturdy; this is a product that can be thrown in a handbag without the worry of the lid coming off or the packaging falling apart.

Frugal Friday: Miss Beauty London Pressed Powder Review

Final Thoughts…

I think this powder performs pretty well considering the ultra budget price and it’s more or less on par with some of the other budget matte pressed powders I’ve tried. It’s definitely not as good as my all time favourite Seventeen Miracle Matte pressed Powder but that one retails for nearly 4 times the price at £3.99. I would say it’s about equal in terms of performance to the Boots Natural collection pressed powder which costs twice as much at £1.99.

All in all, this isn’t a bad powder at all. I’ve repurchased this a few times already and I think this is my third one. If, like me, you get through a lot of pressed powder, this is a good little money-saving basic to add to your everyday makeup routine.

The Miss Beauty London Pressed Powder is available Poundworld’s exclusive Miss Beauty London makeup range. It’s also sold in Poundworld’s partner store, Bargain Buys.

What’s your favorite budget pressed powder?

Miss BS xo

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2 Comment

  1. Rachael Dickinson says: Reply

    Fab review – may be worth it in the bargain months!

    Rachael xox
    http://gatsbyandglamour.blogspot.com

  2. It’s a great little bargain and it does exactly what it says! x

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