I originally bought this for a 1920s themed evening I attended, and on reading up about the makeup of the time, loose powder was a must. I got this because it was cheap, so if I never used it again, I hadn’t wasted loads of money. It sat in the drawer for about 8 months until watching makeup vids on YouTube made me think of giving it another go.
I now use this daily to set my foundation. I have shade 1 Barely There. It does have a very slight orange shade, but as I usually give myself a dusting of bronzer, this does not matter too much for me. When this runs out, I will look too try the translucent shade, as for the price, you cannot beat this powder.
Reviewed on Wed 07 Aug 2019
I am in my mid 40's with combination, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, combination with fine texture.
I have not been able go find a powder that comes close to the quality of this one, especially when used for baking.
You will never look cakey or have to deal with embarassing flashback ever again if you use this powder and it is so so so affordable so a win win!!!
Reviewed on Sun 13 Jan 2019
I am in my late teens/early 20's with oily, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is medium brown, processed with normal texture.
This is usually the only loose powder I purchase, it bakes and sets the face well. Loose powder is always going to be messy but it leaves the under eye really highlighted and the concealer looking good. Is a cheap product like the rest of the brand xx
Reviewed on Sun 06 Jan 2019
I am in my late teens with normal, light tone skin and unknown eyes. My hair is unknown, unknown with unknown texture.
My foundation shade is porcelain in most foundations, sometimes a shade lighter, and even with the tiniest bit of this powder I go orange... I've tried the applicator it came with, a brush, a kabuki brush and literally nothing will blend it. It's just orange and patchy.
Reviewed on Fri 14 Dec 2018
I am in my late teens with dry, fair tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is dark brown, dry with coarse texture.
It's a good loose powder. It works well for setting makeup, but I wouldn't try to use this for baking as it has quite an orangey yellow tone to it. It applies very well but can look quite cakey with a heavier hand. Considering the price though, it is definitely not poor at all.
Reviewed on Sun 14 Oct 2018
I am in my late teens/early 20's with sensitive, light tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is medium brown, dry with coarse texture.
This powder has everything you would want for a powder on a budget but the biggest downfall it has is it turns you a little bit orange and even the translucent colour made me look darker than my foundation was.
Reviewed on Fri 06 Apr 2018
I am in my late teens with oily, light tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is blonde, dry with fine texture.
Yes, it’s very messy to apply... but I much prefer loose to pressed powder so powder all over the place is my life now!
This goes on very nicely and silky, it mattifies and sets my make up very well without being too heavy or cakey. I find it lasts through the day. I’ve almost finished my first pot and have the second pot on standby. (I rarely finish make up within the use by date so this is a big deal!)
Reviewed on Sun 14 Jan 2018
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with combination, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, combination with fine texture.
Add this to your makeup bag now! It doesn't set fine lines in your makeup and bakes foundation very very well without looking Cakey.IT ALSO LASTS SOOOO LONG and the shade is lively and can fit a lot of skin tones between lightest to a deep Medium, .this is best applied with a beauty blender and dabbed on lightly. This is an amazing powder eyeshadow base without being cakey and it's so cheap! £2.99 for something so amazing?? It's unreal to be honest! Better than most high end! X
Reviewed on Wed 20 Sep 2017
I am in my mid 30's with combination, tanned tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is medium brown, normal with fine texture.
Doesn't feel cakey. No patches. It's good especially if you want to wear makeup for the whole day no need to touch up your makeup. Flawless. You definitely have to buy this product and try it for yourself.
Reviewed on Tue 25 Oct 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with combination, tanned tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is dark brown, normal with normal texture.
I bought the translucent powder and I use it to set my make up all the time. It is very messy to apply but doesn't feel cakey when you've finally applied it. Doesn't leave patches and sets my make up for the whole day without me have to do any touch ups.
Reviewed on Thu 20 Oct 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with acne/problem, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is dark brown, dry with normal texture.
This is a makeup must-have, when I bought this powder I did doubt it in the fact that I thought it would feel Cakey and heavy on the skin with tons of coverage although I was totally wrong! It has a flawless and airbrushed finished which leaves your skin perfectly matte and your concealer is crease proof! This is great for our dancers who don't want to get shiny on stage!
Reviewed on Fri 08 Jul 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with dry, light tone skin and green eyes. My hair is dark brown, combination with fine texture.
Don't be fooled by the price tag! This powder looks awful on my skin and oxidises literally within seconds out the pot and turns orange instead of translucent, like it says. I do not recommend this product at all! I'd rather buy a much better one for a higher price.
Reviewed on Tue 28 Jun 2016
I am in my late teens with dry, brown tone skin and green eyes. My hair is blonde, normal with fine texture.
Sheer Loose Powder by Collection
Where to Buy
Prices last updated 18 October 2019.
Where to Buy
Collection Sheer Loose Powder is available to buy at Boots.com.