Carter Beauty is a cosmetics company owned by Marissa Carter who also owns Cocoa Brown fake tan. This is marketed as a an affordable brand, they currently have 103 products available on the market with products ranging from €3.95 to €14.95.
I had never heard of Carter Beauty until seeing the products being promoted by local makeup artists Danielle Chin and Susan Ryan. I have had my make up done by both of these ladies and if they think these products are good, I am definitely going to give them a try.
The product I am going to be reviewing today is the “Setting Standards Baking Powder”. I am terrible when it comes to face powder it is something that I can’t logically allow myself to spend €40 on. I was in Sam McCauleys the other day looking to get a loose setting powder from either Catrice or Essence something cheap and sweet. They were all sold out and I saw the Carter Beauty display and decided to give the powder a try as it was only €4.95.
This powder comes in three shades: Banana, Natural and Translucent.
It weights 0.03oz which is average in the affordable make up range.
This powder is also cruelty free and vegan.
It is a mattifying powder, I wore it with the Estée Lauder double wear foundation and it was just a mess, as the double wear has a semi matte finish. I then tried it with the Rimmel Lasting Finish Breathable foundation and it worked perfectly, my foundation and concealer felt set without the cakey feeling you sometimes get with baking.
As well as mattifying the skin it also evens out the complexion, my skin felt soft and looked even. It does exactly what it is meant to do. It would suit oily and normal skin types perfectly but I would recommend that people with dry skin to use it lightly as it could cling on to your dry patches as any powder would.
I would recommend this product if you are on a budget and are looking for a new loose powder. It didn’t perform any different than any other loose powder I have used before, it didn’t wow me but it does the job it was made to do.