The Great Christmas Bake Off – Which baking powder will win?

Happy Christmas Eve Eve! After weeks of excitement I can’t believe it is so close. I am also slightly sad that my next blog post won’t be sporting a Christmas themed title accompanied by Christmas themed pins *cry*, which is why I really take applied the cringiest Christmas title to this blog post.

Today is going to be all about baking – a process I only familiarised myself with recently. It was quite tricky to find the perfect powder to complete the method, but I do now have a favourite. There are three powders involved in this bake-off, ranging from £5 to £30. For those of you who don’t know, the baking method involved applying a thicker layer of powder to the areas on which you contour, leaving it to set, and dusting it off gently leaving your face looking super smooth!

So, let the bake off begin!

In Third Place…

Revolution Luxury Banana Powder, available here. I am really gutted to be rating this powder last, as it is by far the cheapest one I tried at £5. I was hoping for great things, but unfortunately it just didn’t sit right on my skin. It set really badly in the creases under my eyes, and I found that it became quite patchy throughout the day so it just wasn’t for me really. It also just felt really hard to apply; it sat badly on my beauty blender meaning that I would be putting a lot on there, but it would not transfer onto my face so there was a lot of waste. However, I wouldn’t say it is awful and I will keep it in my make-up bag as an emergency back up – sorry Revolution!

In Second Place…

Morphe Bake and Set Setting Powder – Banana, available here. Priced at £12 (Klarna is also available if you’re super broke)this is my go-to baking powder for the day time. The colour is a little dark, but it still blends really well. My only complaint is that when I don’t use setting spray it doesn’t sit as well, but that’s my own fault really. You will need to keep topping this up if it’s a long day, but other than that you’re good to go. This was definitely a strong competitor for first place and if you’re looking for a bargain powder, this is the one for you!

In First Place…

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder, which can be purchased here. I’m not gonna lie, I didn’t really want to rate this first because it is SO EXPENSIVE, but I also had to be honest with myself…the reviews are right – this really is the best about. At £30, it felt like a sin to be making the purchase, but I am very glad I did so. Once the 20% student discount was applied, the tears stopped pouring and I was suddenly excited for the product to arrive. I must say, it did not disappoint! It distributed really well from blender to face meaning that there was minimal wastage. It does not sit in the creases and is the PERFECT shade. Whilst I cannot bear to use it every day because of the price, I will not use anything else for occasion make-up from this point on-wards.

And there we have it, the winner of the Great Christmas Bake Off! This was a really fun post for me to do actually, and I loved trying all these products out! I must apologise for the fact that the winner was the most expensive powder, given that this is meant to save your student pennies, but I also had to be completely honest. Smaller sizes of the product are available for a cheaper price, so definitely check those out too if you’re still dubious.

Other than that, have an AMAZING Christmas everyone! I will be a little absent over the next couple of weeks to kick-back and really enjoy the celebrations, but I will be back in full force in January (2020 whaaat!!!???) with some more products. Make sure you take time to relax, eat, drink and LAUGH xxx

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