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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Review | Seventeen Miracle Matte Loose Powder

As an oily-skinned girl, setting my foundation is a vital step in my make-up routine if I don't want it to slide straight off my face; for that reason, I will always have a powder in my stash, and my preference is generally for loose powders. Although they can be a little messier than their pressed counterparts, I find they're far easier to use and last me longer; they also don't have the issue of smashing and/or crumbling, which I find often happens with pressed powders, particularly once you've hit pan.
Seventeen Miracle Matte Loose Powder Review
I've never been particularly loyal to a powder, loose or pressed, and am always picking up new things to try! Seventeen's Miracle Matte Loose Powder fell into my basket on a Boots trip a couple of months ago - Seventeen are a brand that I think are often overlooked due to being at the lower end of the budget, but they definitely have some make-up gems on offer. I really love the bold black and pink packaging of this powder, which matches the rest of the Miracle Matte line - there's also primer, foundation, and concealer in the range.
Seventeen Miracle Matte Powder
The screw cap removes to reveal a plastic sifter, so you can tap a little powder into the lid; as you can see in my photos, I've found this to be a particularly messy powder, so you do need to be careful with this one to avoid a cloud of powder reminiscent of a volcanic explosion! The powder itself is soft and silky in texture and, although there's only one shade available, it's described as "sheer" and I'd call it translucent, so I do think it'd work for the majority of skintones. I tend to buff this into my skin with my Real Techniques Powder brush.
Seventeen Miracle Matte Powder Review
In all, I'm a fan of Seventeen's Miracle Matte Loose Powder; aside from being a little messy, it works well for me in terms of setting my base make-up and mattifying my skin. It doesn't look cakey or powdery on my face, even after touch-ups. It doesn't manage to keep my face matte or even semi-matte all day (nothing does), but there's a definite improvement compared to no powder, and I'm happy with it - particularly for this price!
Seventeen Miracle Matte Loose Powder
Seventeen Miracle Matte Loose Powder is available from Boots, priced at £5.49 for 10g, though it is currently on offer at £2.99. There's also a pressed version available if you prefer your powders in that format, priced at £3.99. Are you a fan of Seventeen's make-up offerings? Do you prefer loose or pressed powders to set your make-up?



  1. im a sucker for a good setting powder! will need to try this one out!

    Shareena | www.forever-you.co.uk

  2. Lovely post :)


  3. I definitely prefer loose for how finely milled and nearly invisible on the skin they can be, but pressed is just SO much less mess. I've never seen this brand over here!

  4. This looks really quite good! I have seen so many people talking about the Laura Mercier translucent setting powder and I need to find a cheaper drugstore alternative and this could possibly be it! Great post xx

    Jessica Victoria

  5. This sounds alright actually! Will need to check it out :) I found setting sprays to help me so much with my oily skin x

    Creepers & Cupcakes

  6. I am a fan of this too, infact I now have it in my desk drawer for emergencies x

  7. Sounds like a great price for so much product!


  8. I love Seventeen, they definitely don't get enough praise! I've used this in the past and agree it is fab :)

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk xx

  9. I'm an oily-skinned girl too, and I used to swear by the pressed version of this. I must have repurchased it at least 10 times - I loved it! I use loose powders most of the time now too, I am currently working my way through a mini version of the MUFE HD Powder.

    Lilies and Lipbalm

  10. I haven't tried this one but I am really loving the one by collection at the moment so I might try this one when my collection one runs out xx

    Charli | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger at CHARLI B

  11. This sounds like a good powder, specially when it doesn't make you cakey x

    Pink Frenzy

  12. I like loose powder but like you nothing keeps my skin matte all day :( xx


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