Hello! One of the things that I learned from my recent blog survey was that you lot wanted to see more high street make up – yay! I decided to start with pressed powders as it is something I go through quite a lot. First up in my pressed powder adventures is the Miss Sporty So Matte Perfect Stay Powder.
Miss Sporty So Matte Perfect Stay Powder
£1.99 – Boots
Miss Sporty So Matte Perfect Stay Powder reduces the appearance of fine lines and skin imperfections to leave your skin feeling silky smooth.
It is quite strange that the blogosphere raves about the bargain brand MUA, yet nothing is ever said about Miss Sporty. I suppose you can be pushed to one side if you don’t offer cheaper copies of Urban Decay palettes and Essie nail polishes, ey? This is the first product I have tried from Miss Sporty and I’m quite disappointed that the first product I tried had to be a dud. Read on.
First of all, when will make up brands realise that when you label a product as “light”, the person that buys the product expects it to be a light shade? This powder is ORANGE. I thought hey, maybe once it is on the skin it will be better. It is not.
Like most powder compacts, it comes with a sponge puff to apply. However, this isn’t the typical soft yet firm sponge that most offer. This is a cheap slice of sponge that doesn’t even apply powder. It will pick it up and the powder will stick to the sponge, but it does not transfer on to your face. It is a waste of time, to be honest.
No biggie, I thought, I’ll just use my trusty ECOTOOLS Buffing Brush to apply. BIG MISTAKE. The powder became loose as soon as the brush touched it and it went everywhere. I went to buff it into my face and the powder stuck itself to my skin and refused to buff or be blended. I had a huge orange mark on my forehead. Lovely. I tried in vain to buff it out but alas, the orange remained. I decided that it was too late for my face to be saved, and I did the rest of my face. I now had a lovely orange and patchy complexion. Nothing was concealed. It was basically an orange tint to my face. It also drew attention to any bumps or imperfections on my face, it certainly did not smooth things out and it and clung to the tiny hairs of my face, giving me a moustache.
Come on now, you thought it.
My mum remarked that I had some “colour” so I suppose I could use it as an all over bronzer if I was forced to use it again. I tried using it to contour a couple of days later but it didn’t work. I did take some pictures to prove how bad it was, but those picture would probably haunt me forever and they would probably mentally scar those of you with a nervous disposition.
Would I recommend this? No I would not! Even if you had the right skin tone for this it is horrible to apply and does not blend that well. The only positive about this is the mirror. Even though this was a disappointing product, I’m still going to try the rest of the Miss Sporty line. I have faith I will find some hidden gems!