I Wanted to Like You But...

I don't remember when or how I came across the youtube channel heyclaire, but ever since I've been so glad that I did. Claire Marshall is my current favorite youtube beauty/style vlogger. With that said... I'm sad to report that one of her favorite products was a miss for me.

In a number of videos (such as here, here, and here) she mentioned the Too Faced Primed and Poreless Pressed Powder and how it made her skin look poreless (duh) and gave it a velvety matte texture. Based on her review I was looking forward to trying it too and even though I did eventually hit pan on it I could not bring myself to finish it. I still love your youtube channel Claire, just not this powder!
While I did appreciate the silkiness of the pressed powder I found that through the day it would shift around on my face and leave it looking a bit chalky, and then even more chalky if I tried to reapply. Overall it would just accentuate my pores even more. I think what it comes down to is that I'm just not a pressed powder girl, and I have much better results with loose powder such as Tarte's Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Powder or Laura Mercier's Translucent Loose Setting Power.