I absolutely adore my Chanel Poudre Universelle. It’s finely-milled, lightweight, and 20 Clair is a great match for my skintone. If I’m indoors for most of the day, it controls oil pretty well, yet doesn’t dry out other parts of my face, so it’s a good all-rounder powder. I have combination skin, but the problem is that my t-zone is extremly oily and the rest of my face is very dry, so I am lucky to have found a product like the Poudre Universelle that deals with both aspects of my face well. However, if I go outside, and if I encounter hot weather the oily parts of my face become more of an issue, and I become shiny after a few hours.
Enter Ben Nye Neutral Set Colorless Face Powder.
After I apply my Poudre Universelle, I dust a little of the Ben Nye Neutral set over my t-zone, and I stay shine-free for the whole day. It doesn’t add anything colour-wise to my face, nor does it cake-up my t-zone with tonnes of powder. It’s also going to last me forever, because you only need to dust a small amount over your t-zone with a big fluffy brush to see a difference. Also, if you don’t feel like applying powder to your whole face, you can just apply your normal foundation, then dust a little of this on your oily areas. Remember that it will not add any colour to your face, so don’t worry about walking around all day with a giant ‘T’ on your face. I do think the packaging could be improved though, because as you can see from the photo above, it comes in a shaker bottle. Much better if it came in packaging like the Poudre Universelle, or just in a pot so that you could tap off any excess.