Primark Beauty PS…Pro Longwear Finishing Powder review

I recently received a tub of the PS…Pro Longwear Finishing Powder in the October 2016 Glossybox. Before I knew that it actually was part of the Primark Beauty brand, I’d already noted that the packaging seemed to be quite cheap and flimsy. Retailing at £5, it came as no surprise that the packaging wasn’t as solid as other brands. However, I went on to test it with my usual makeup and the results were rather surprising.

Primark Beauty PS...Pro Longwear Finishing Powder review | Rachael Divers

Primark Beauty PS…Pro Longwear Finishing Powder review | Rachael Divers

Still in the dark as to where the PS…Pro Longwear Finishing Powder was actually from, I used it to both set and to bake my makeup on several different occasions, and found it to actually work quite well. The powder is translucent and extremely finely milled which means it’s perfect for setting bases without looking cakey or too dry on the skin.

I wore the powder for a six hour stint and only had to dust over my face a couple of times throughout the day when I felt a little shinier than usual. Bear in mind, my skin can be quite oily so this is something that’s a regular routine for me anyway, and to say I was busy filming and up and down taking photographs all day, I’d say that’s pretty good going.

The pros
Price – Much cheaper than your average setting powder. At £5 it won’t break the bank.

Performance – It works! It works well to set and bake and locks foundation in place. It reminds me of Illamasqua’s loose setting powder in performance and look and feel on the skin.

Finish – The powder won’t work miracles to blur our fine lines or wrinkles like some setting powders can help to do, but it does have a lovely, even finish that doesn’t look overly cakey. For the price bracket, I don’t think you could expect any more.

My foundation stayed in place throughout the day| Primark Beauty PS...Pro Longwear Finishing Powder review | Rachael Divers

My foundation stayed in place throughout the day| Primark Beauty PS…Pro Longwear Finishing Powder review | Rachael Divers

The cons 
Texture – The texture is both a blessing and a curse. I love how finely milled this powder is but what I really don’t like is that I can actually feel the dust on my teeth and down my throat when I use this powder. Not something any other loose setting powder I own tends to do.

Packaging – For me, the packaging feels and looks really flimsy and cheap and it does put me off the product somewhat. Saying that, again, for the price you pay you get a great amount of product (11g).

Overall, I think the powder works well but I wouldn’t repurchase this in the future.

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