I am currently on the hunt for my perfect setting powder and I’m really enjoying trying different powders from different price points. My old favourite powder used to be the Vichy Dermablend Powder but I ran out and decided I’d try some different powders before repurchasing just incase I found something I liked better. With loose powders I apply them very sparingly as my skin is dry, and powder can end up really emphasising the dryness but I find that loose powder can be more forgiving than a pressed powder so when I saw the Collection Primed and Ready HD Blur Setting Powder, I knew I wanted to try it as I really like their base products.
The Collection Primed and Ready HD Blur Setting Powder is a relatively new launch from the brand and is £4.99 and contains 5 grams of powder which is a very small amount of product. The volume of the product wasn’t mentioned anywhere on Superdrug by Collection prior to purchase, and had I known there was only 5 grams of powder I definitely wouldn’t have purchased it. As you can see in the photo above, the plastic pot is very shallow and you can see how you only get a tiny amount of product.
Yes the product is only £5, but if you’re getting half the product than a powder that’s £10 and contains 10 grams, it’s not necessarily the best deal. After looking through my collection, no other powder contains this little product so it’s not the best especially if you like to do the baking technique, as this pot just won’t last for very long at all especially when you compare it to the likes of the Vichy Dermablend Powder which is £18 but it contains 28 grams of product, making it 64 pence per gram whilst the Collection Primed and Ready HD Blur Setting Powder is 99 pence per gram.
“Weightless setting powder to give the skin a 4k appearance by providing a flawless finish with or without foundation. This light-as-air, talc-free powder contains microfine pearl to minimise the appearance of pores for a soft focus finish that lasts up to 16 hours.“
I’m sorry to be so blunt but I hate this Collection Primed and Ready HD Blur Setting Powder and it’s actually the worst powder I’ve ever used, and that’s completely ignoring how little product you get for your money. This powder is literally a pot of glitter which I managed to show quite well in the photo above, and I was worried it wouldn’t translate via my camera but the glitter is seriously worse than it looks here.
I don’t understand why they’ve added so much glitter, and it’s not just white glitter either, there’s golden glitter too which you can see above too. I don’t know why anyone would want to set their makeup with a jar of glitter. I’m all for glowy powders which leave a gorgeous sheen or luminescent glow, but this powder makes it look as if I’ve applied the MAC Vanilla Pigment all over my face instead of a setting powder – it really is that bad.
Collection claim it’s “microfine pearl” but sadly it’s straight up glitter, and not only is the glitter an issue, it feels awful on the skin too. It has an horrible slimey texture which feels horrible and makes my skin even drier than it is already which is definitely not something I want to be using. I really wish I could come up with some positives to make this a more balanced review but there’s nothing I like about it, and it’s not a product I’d pass onto a friend either as it’s that bad. It’s so bad and I would wholeheartedly recommend avoiding this powder if the Edward Cullen sparkle skin look isn’t your thing.
Have you tried the Collection Primed and Ready HD Blur Setting Powder? Do you like your setting powder to be glittery?
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