Loose powder, we're through.
I started out by working with you. I got into indies in 2012, and back then, there were almost no pressed indie powders. So I accepted loose powders into my life. I taught myself to wrangle with the different kinds that I bought - eyeshadow, blush, highlighter, contour powder, various translucent face powders. I worked with sifters and avoiding spilling powder all over the place. I tried to figure out the best way to travel with you, again avoiding powder explosions in my bag. But now, I'm done.
Loose powders are messy. They don't lend themselves to quick application. It's way too easy to pick up too much with a brush. Indies are all about crazy pigmentation, which is good if that's your preferred aesthetic, but I do not like ridiculous amounts of pigment. I prefer a more muted aesthetic. And pressed pans have started to make their way into the indie world so I'm not stuck with little jars of sparkly powder. Plus, you know, I don't even wear eye shadow anymore.
I fired almost all of my loose blushes and the remainder of my loose shadows into my destash pile the other night. I'm going to continue using loose face powder and my loose contour, because it's one of a few indies that made an easy to blend, not overly pigmented colour face product - thanks, Pumpkin & Poppy! (And I remember that I've never really reviewed it.)
But I'm embracing my laziness and desire to be as efficient as possible. So good-bye, loose colour cosmetics. We had a good run.