Once upon a time, I was ‘that girl’ with a pressed powder compact in her purse at all times. Over the last few years, that hasn’t been the case as I’ve forgone my beloved compacts in favor of loose setting powder. I’m not sure when or why I stopped, but I really began to miss having something for on the go touch-ups! Greasy t-zone be damned, I bought the Clove + Hallow Pressed Powder in the shade 03.
This powder is a dream come true. Dramatic, maybe, but forreallll it’s seriously good. The compact itself is refillable (yay for being more eco-friendly!) as well as has a mirror so you can see what needs to be powdered/glossed/etc. The case isn’t overly bulky making it great for on the go. Since this doesn’t come with a sponge, I use a small brush to buff it into the skin – usually after blotting excess oil.
The formula itself creates the perfect velvet finish on the skin without feeling or looking chalky or too matte. I actually love using powder foundations like this one to set my actual foundation; it creates a seamless transition between concealer and foundations, too. Hello, airbrushed finish!
It contains a few oils which prevents it from feeling dry or chalky, too (fractionated coconut oil & jojoba). For lighter days, using this and the concealer is all I need for a flawless complexion, or I can dust it over my liquid or cream foundation for a more glam look. I also really love the mess free application; there’s a lot less dust flying around when using a solid pressed compact vs. a loose style powder.
*This product was purchased by me.