|L/R: Luminous Glow, Soft Focus|
There were 4 shades in total, but the ones that appealed to me were Luminous Glow ( soft golden glow) and Soft Focus (a champagne glow). After wearing them everyday for the past week or so, here's what I think of them.
These are finishing powders. What this means is you apply it after you've finished all your other face makeup, and it gives your face a luminous glow. It takes away any cakiness and powderiness that your usual base might leave behind.
Soft Focus is slightly too light for me at the moment, so I've only been wearing Luminous Glow. Both are however very finely milled, they leave absolutely no cakiness behind and really give a soft natural glow to the face. I have fairly dry skin and this has been great at letting me fake that natural glow that I was not born with!
|Wearing Luminous Glow over my usual base|
Here's how they look swatched. Left is Luminous Glow, and right is Soft Focus.
And remember I mentioned these are possibly dupes for the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders? Well, I so happen to own the colour Luminous Light, and swatched side by side with Soft Focus they're almost identical! Not just in colour, but in texture as well. Left is Models Prefer Soft Focus, right is Hourglass Luminous Light.
On the whole I'd say these are great powders if you're looking for something to give you a natural glow and don't mind that extra step of applying it after your usual base. It's not a must have, but then I also don't think the Hourglass powders are must haves. And for a nice-to-have product I'd rather spend $16.95 like for the MP one, than $62 which is what the Hourglass one costs here in Australia.
What do you think of these types of finishing powders? Must have or not?