And it's time again to review a hyped about product for you and tell you whether I think any of that hype is actually deserved, because let's face it, half the time it really isn't! I have quite a few products lined up for this feature now, with some strong opinions forming on some of them (Ahem. Apocalips!), but we'll save that one for another day! It's time to put the HD Powder to the test!
Lets start off with how ridiculously huge and bulky this packaging is - it is the size of my fist! Inside you get 8g of product which is quite a lot when we're talking loose powder. But if your packaging is anything like mine, you're going to lose a little of it! I have the sheer version of this (which is a little white), but they also have a corrective yellow version, which I've reviewed here - link. And a shimmery version which just scares me! Each is available from ELF's Website for £6.
What did I think?
After having this sat waiting to be used for literally weeks and then using it, I wondered what took me so long. As on first use I was in love! This stuff made a real difference to the look of my skin, smoothing over any pores and making my skins surface look smooth and even. You do need to be careful how much you apply though as it's pretty easy to over do it - you only need a small amount, so better applied with a powder brush than the puff provided. One negative is that although my skin looks great I found it only had a minimal effect on keeping oil at bay, which luckily I don't suffer too much with.
Worth the hype?
I think so, yes! I have worn this everyday that I've been photographing/filming since my first try and quite often on regular days as well. It's just one of those products where you can instantly see a difference. I'd say, if you're on the fence about it, go for it! Plus if you order tonight, ELK UK are doing buy one get one free on studio items (which this is)!
|Full list of products used in this look - link|
The Good - Cheap, value, covers over pores giving a more even skin texture, lots of product.
The Not so Good - Not the best powder for oil control, bulky packaging (and mine leaks a little).
Would I repurchase? 100% yes.
Price & Availability - £6, ELF's Website.
So another winner on the 'Worth the Hype' series I recently started! Let me know if there's anything (highstreet mainly!) that you'd like to see featured here and I'll see what I can do! Thanks for reading my lovelies and have a fab week!