With the recent launch of MAC’s Next To Nothing collection, so much hype and focus was centred around the Next To Nothing Face Colour and although it’s a super innovative product and a great addition to MAC’s complexion/ foundation range, I think the real ‘hero’ product in my opinion has been the Next To Nothing Powder!
The NTN Face Colour is beautiful but using so many other skincare/ liquid makeup products day to day already, the last thing I want to do is add another stage to my makeup routine. For me, I just wouldn’t use the Face Colour enough. The powder though…it’s been a constant in my makeup bag since I picked it up.
The NTN Powder is a creamy, light weight pressed powder that has a barely there feel on the skin and leaves you with a beautiful soft focus finish. It does come with a powder puff/ pad…I prefer to apply it with a large fluffy brush. I’ve been using the MAC 182 Buffer/ Kabuki Brush as it’s small, portable and great for really buffing powder products on to the skin for a polished finish.
Key claims/ benefits/ features:
• Pressed formula offering sheer to medium buildable coverage and a natural luminous finish
• Refines the texture of the skin
• Provides instant natural radiance
• Provides a stay true colour
• Long wearing
• Non drying
• Oil free
• Controls Oil
• Available in 9 shades.
I have used the NTN Powder to set my makeup and it does work really well but I still generally prefer to set my makeup with loose powder. Reason…I just love my current loose powders! I use the Kat Von D Lock It Brightening Powder in the shade Petal (read more about it here) under my eyes and the Kat Von D Lock It Setting Powder (read more about that one here) anywhere else. The NTN Powder comes in to it’s own though for touch ups throughout the day. Far too often compact powders will sit heavily on the skin, dry and cake…not this! It mattifies without drying or looking flat and actually does the opposite giving a soft focus Insta filter esq glow to your skin. I really like the natural luminous effect it has on the skin but the way it still controls oil and keeps makeup in place. Unless you have very dry skin (in which case maybe concentrate on priming and bypass powder altogether), I think the NTN Powder would make a great addition to anyone’s makeup bag! For reference, I wear MAC NC15/ Kat Von D Light 43/ 45 and use the shade Light in this…it gives a natural brightening effect.