Drugstore vs. Department Store Loose Powder

I get asked a LOT about good drugstore products, and I have to say that I recommend drugstore products as much as I recommend department store products. Many times, a drugstore brand has the money to research new technologies and sometimes, one large company owns both drugstore and department store brands.

Here are two pictures of loose powder – the first is a department store brand, and the second is a drugstore brand. It really doesn’t matter what the brands are. Take a look at the pictures.

See how the first powder is so fine that it really does look like powder? The second powder is kind of clumpy and has chunked together.
When you’re choosing a loose powder for yourself, you should be looking for something that’s fine like the first one. This will ensure that you don’t get any streaks or uneven patches of powder on your face. I’m sure that you can get good powders at the drugstore, but make sure you’re getting one that’s soft and fine, and you’ll be able to tell through the packaging.

Now, truth be told, I’m actually not even using a loose powder these days, I’m using a pressed powder.  You get more bang for your buck when you use a loose powder, but I like the convenience of a pressed version and that it’s a little bit less mess.  I’ve hit pan on my favourite.

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