I feel like 2018 has been my year for trying loose powders. I remember not even using powder several years ago as I assumed they’d just make my super dry skin, even drier. Now I use at least one type of powder everytime I wear makeup, and sometimes I apply powder on my no makeup days too. Powders don’t necessarily have to be drying. Of course there are some powders which make you look like you’ve applied baby powder all over your face, but most powders help to set your makeup and mattify shine. I’ve tried so many different powders from all price points but the newest addition to my powder collection is the W7 Matte Dreamer Loose Powder.
“Matte Dreamer is a finely milled, neutral powder providing a natural, glowing matte finish. Containing silica, Matte Dreamer is the ideal product for setting make-up and giving your overall look a flawless finish. The powder can be used under the eyes for highlighting purposes as well as the T- Zone. Perfect for all skin types and tones, it’s become a must-have in many make up bags!“
W7 have a pretty decent range of powders in both loose and pressed formats, and I have the W7 Matte Dreamer Loose Powder in the shade Classy Cameo which is £6.95 and contains 20 grams of product.
The W7 packaging is simple with a clear base and sifter, and a matte black plastic lid. Classy Cameo is a pale pink toned powder which I believe is meant to give a translucent finish but I don’t think it would work for skintones which are deeper than mine as an all over powder, but for deeper skintones it could work well for brightening under the eyes.
Due to how finely milled this powder is, it does tip quite quickly out of the sifter and it feels a little dry and dusty compared to some powders I’ve tried but I think this might be something more oily skins will appreciate as it does absorb all shine and oil. I don’t do ‘baking’ within my makeup routine as I just don’t feel the need for everyday makeup but I think the W7 Matte Dreamer Loose Powder would work well for baking as you get so much powder within the jar.
It works well when applied with a brush or a Beauty Blender, and as long as I apply the powder sparingly. It’s not the best powder I’ve ever tried but it’s one of the better budget powders, but I do prefer the W7 Banana Dreams Loose Powder as it’s a little less drying on the skin.
Have you tried any of the W7 Loose Powders before?
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