Powder Ruminations

I know!  Beauty blogs are supposed to post about products with descriptive prose about the blogger's experience with said product.  "Buy it; it's beautiful!"  "It made my face break out!"  "I've never looked smarter!"

I'm doing no such thing today.  So...I've been whining about the weather like all winter long, right?  Sorry.  I can't help myself, Polar Vortex was a real son of a bitch and it kept on showing up.  But today is warm-ish so now I think to summer.  Spring is nice in New York, but it's only for an instant, coming with a profusion of beautiful spring blossoms & allergies followed immediately by the hot and humid summer time.

Like everyone else, my skin changes in the summer.  Products that work great in the wintertime, not subject to the abject terrors of high humidity and heat, tend to smear and melt off my face in the summer.  I need to change up my foundation and base product routine.  And even though it's not really warm here at all, my recent change in skincare routine is still in test most and one of the things I'm noticing is that I'm generally drier.  My normal setting powder, the Suqqu Nuancing Loose Powder in Natural (here) is looking more powdery than I like lately.

I love this powder, of course.  Posted about it and still love it.  When lightly brushed on, it gives the most lovely smoothing effect on the skin.  One thing it doesn't do is do anything for sebum production.  While my skin is dry now, I'm pretty sure the summer will coax some oils to do into hyper productivity in my t-zone.  And I need something to look less powdery for my weird skin now.

I just read the non blonde's preview of the new Rouge Bunny Rouge powder, the Impalpable Finishing Powder.  (huh, some name)
Anyway, as product decriptions are apt to do, it sounds like magic in a jar.  It's telling me seductive things.  Which apart from making me look even smarter than I am, seem like it does some significant oil controlling.  When I looked ath the ingredients, it seems to be another silica-based powder and it reminded me of the Nars Light Reflecting Loose powder which is also silica heavy.  But the ingredient listing is pretty different it seems.  What to do.
 
I have the Rouge Bunny Rouge powder and the new eye shadows in my shopping cart almost ready to go.  Stupid no buy and stupid indecisiveness!
 
 
A gander at the ingredients of both powders for your perusal:

RBR Impalpable Finishing Powder
SILICA, TALC, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, BORON NITRIDE, MICA, PHENOXYETHANOL, POTASSIUM SORBATE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, MALTODEXTRIN, SUCROSE DILAURATE, LAUROYL LYSINE, AQUA (WATER), SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE, ENANTIA CHLORANTHA BARK EXTRACT, PISUM SATIVUM EXTRACT (PISUM SATIVUM (PEA) EXTRACT), CARBOMER, SODIUM LACTATE, POLYSORBATE 20, OLEANOLIC ACID, PALMITOYL OLIGOPEPTIDE, PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-7

Nars
Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Squalane, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polysorbate 80, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carrageenan, Xanthan Gum, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Maris Aqua (Sea Water), Ascophyllum Nodosum (Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract), Magnesium Silicate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Tin Oxide, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.

What are some favorite powders for controlling oily areas on your face?  Any good tried & trues to recommend me and our other readers?

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