Summer weather has rolled in where I live (oh hello, 100 degree weather!) and with that comes sweat and shine on my face. Though face powders are kind of a boring, blah makeup product to me, they can become an essential product to have in the summer. A nice pressed powder can keep the oilies and over-glow at bay. Today I want to talk about the Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Pressed Powder in Pale Yellow. I’ve been using it for about two months, and here are my thoughts!
The Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Pressed Powder in Pale Yellow would be great for those of us who are melanin-challenged. It is a very light yellow based color as you can see and as the name tells you, of course. For myself, I have a pale neutral skin tone but lean towards yellow (matched to NC15, but NC10, if that exists, would be better I think), so this shade works great on my skin.
When you swirl your brush in it, the product is quite soft, so a lot of loose powder goes everywhere. I suspect if you typically apply powder with a heavy hand, you can use this powder up quickly since it’s so loose. You get 11 grams of product in this compact, which is a little more than my Maybelline Fit Me Powder and Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder, both with 9 grams.
I use a light hand with this powder (well, I use a light hand with all of my makeup anyway so that’s nothing new). On my face it works great to cut down that summer shine that comes from my sunscreen formula and sweat. It really is a good mattifying powder! On my dry skin, it keeps the oilies at bay for pretty much the whole day so I don’t have to worry.
My only qualm about this powder is that it can make my skin look even more dry with a papery, powdery look. By the late afternoon/evening, when my natural oils have finally broken through a little, it looks better, but that’s quite a long time to go with papery looking skin. Props to the powder’s staying power I guess, haha. Setting sprays do make the powder mesh with my skin better when I first apply the powder.
I think this product would be wonderful for people with oily, pale skin! For me and my dry skin though, I’m on the fence about it because I don’t like that dry look. I will use this up though, just in the summers, with setting sprays.
Have you tried the Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Pressed Powder? What did you think of it?
All items mentioned were purchased by myself. All opinions are my own.