Here lately there has been some talk around the Besame Powders from Sephora. There is Vanilla and Violet. I got the Brightening Violet as you can see. These are $22 which isn't badly priced. They are cute as can be. Feels like stepping back in time. On Sephora they are shown with a red cap but that has changed apparently. Which I think this is prettier anyway. I chose Violet because of the "brightening" affect. I was afraid Vanilla might run the risk of being a little dark.
As you can see this has a slot for the powder pouf and then the lid opens to the sifter underneath which makes this far less messy which I also love. Although this is a lavender color it doesn't show up that way. It doesn't oxidize on the skin, I do feel that it does brighten some what. I use it on the under eye area to set my concealer and usually translucent or loose powders do no do well for my under eye. They tend to make me look older. This didn't do that at all but mind you I did not use a whole lot of powder. I used a dense tapered brush to apply it. I feel the pouf disrupts the concealer just a little so I prefer a brush. You will get more product application with the pouf though. You could also you a tapered duo-fiber brush as well if you wanted even less product.
I've not used this for "baking" and I probably won't because that would require a lot of product that essentially gets dusted off and I find that to be a little wasteful. I would use something less expensive for that technique.
I used it under the eyes here. Although I don't think it shows the brightening effect, it does show that it doesn't make me look cakey which I find can be a problem with loose powders.
Eyes: Ardency Inn Royal on the lid
MUG Poolside in the crease
ABH Fresh Peach buffed into the crease for transition
Violet Voss Rosalind glitter in the corner.
MAC Rose Gold pigment on the lower lash line
MUFE Ultra HD foundation layered twice
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer
Becca Under Eye Corrector
Besame Violet Powder
NARS Orgasm blush
Becca Champagne Pop
Kat Von D Shade Light Contour Kit
Hourglass Ambient Powder in Diffused Light
Stila Bellissima liquid lipstick
I'm from Tennessee. I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.