Sunday, 9 December 2012


For the past couple of weeks I have been road testing a new loose powder. Come the winter months I can find my skin a tad dryer and therefore more often than not skip this part of my routine or just usual a light dusting of my usual Laura Mercier pressed powder around the T zone. However when I was given the chance to try a new loose powder by New CID cosmetics* I thought it was time for a change. CID cosmetics are a newish brand to me with the exception of seeing some pretty rave reviews throughout the blogging community. As a bit of a stickler for fancy fancy packaging I have been displaying this with pride on my dresser. The powder itself is a translucent powder with a hint of colour and would suit most light to medium skin tones. I have been using this on top of my usual Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser, applying it with the large Real Techniques powder brush and it gives a lovely smooth finish without looking powdery which I find can be the case with some loose powders. As with all loose powders I can find them a tad messy and hard to travel with. The lid inside has holes which disperse the powder after a slight shake which makes this a little easier to work with however I think I will be sticking to pressed powders for travelling after a slight handbag mishap :-). Overall though I have been enjoying this and it is definitely a welcome addition to my collection. 

The new CID i-finish Translucent Powder is available at Hairtrade and you can buy the product for £17.41 here

Have you tried the new CID range and what did you think?

*PR sample