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Yves Saint Laurent ,Lancome, Elizabeth Arden powder comparison

 Happy Monday lovelies, I hope you all are doing great.  Last week was quite tough for me and as you noticed I couldn't even post normally. Things are little better now so I'm  back to blogging. Today I decided to compare my experience about these  Yves Saint Laurent Matt and Radiant, Lancome Translucence and Elizabeth Arden Flawless finish pressed powders:

I always enjoy reading about different kind of product comparisons, it makes me easily figure out which one will suit my needs , so I hope this post will be interesting for those of you who are looking for a pressed powder. Ok, so let's start with packaging. 


Ives Saint Laurent 'Matt and Radiant' pressed powder  (read my review Here) and Elizabeth Arden 'Flawless Finish' powder (read my review Here) have  beautiful golden packaging, very luxurious look, while Lancome 'Translucence' Mattifying silky powder has modest , simple black packaging. 


Ives Saint Laurent 'Matt and Radiant' pressed powder is very lightweight and smooth, it's so light and silky that if I don't make perfect, even foundation, before I apply it, this YSL powder will not be able to cover imperfections.

Elizabeth Arden 'Flawless Finish' powder is also lightweight, but it's not as smooth as YSL one, it's more like, powder-y, and it can cover little imperfections of the skin. But I personally wouldn't wear it without some foundation.

Lancome 'Translucence' Mattifying silky powder has medium coverage. Since I don't have any blemishes, or wrinkles on my face, I  can easily wear this powder without any foundation to get some light-to-medium coverage. it's not too smooth or too powder-y, (if  this is the word I can use here).


                                        Which one  I would repurchase? 
Definitely Lancome. I actually repurchased one time and will do it in future as well. Don't take me wrong, I love both YSL and Elizabeth Arden powders, I enjoy wearing them but not enough, to repurchase them.

Have you tried any of these powders? Let me know in the comments below, and have a lovely day.

                     Lancome 'Translucence' Mattifying silky powder __  Here
                     Ives Saint Laurent 'Matt and Radiant' pressed powder __ Here

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  1. Love it :) On my Blog: BASTILLE DAY

    Bisous from France, *-* Sand. *-*

  2. This review is beyond helpful as I'm planning to buy a new compact powder one of these days! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I've not tried these, but by the sounds of it I would choose Lancome too. I like wearing a powder without foundation sometimes.

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  4. All these powders look lovely. It is good to know how great the powder is from Lancome. I will definitely have to look into purchasing this one in the future. Thanks for sharing! :)

  5. Yayy, such a wonderful comparison of products, Nina!
    While reading, I was thinking that Lancome is better among them, and I found out at the end of your post that I was right! :)

    Have a great day!

    Jhem |

  6. I haven't really ventured into the world of powders so I'm interested to check these out! xxxxx

  7. I love finding great new makeup!

  8. Nice review, I am looking for a press powder and your blog gave me a great insight <3

    Capturing Life Memoirs |

  9. Fab review! I prefer pressed powders.

    Keisha xo

  10. Great review. Thx for sharing.

  11. I haven't tried any of these...but your post will help me to select the right one :-)

  12. Great post

    New post :

  13. This is the kind of beauty blog that I like! I'm used to read reviews of low-cost beauty products, but I am way too worried about the components to fall for the price. My skin is sensitive and I only use this type of brands. The powder I'm using right now is Clinique oil-free, I really like the coverage, the only thing is it lasts only eight hours in perfect state, but my dermatologists says that's a good thing for my skin.

    Great post
    I follow you now, and hope to read you soon again


  14. my first choice would be Lancome too. their products are amazing

  15. I have never tried using only powder as base but I have seen many swears by it! The Lancome powder sounds promising, definitely something I'll check out.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  16. Nina, what a great review! I personally love Lancome! :)
    Sending you much love & I hope this day is as beautiful as you are,
    stunning lady!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  17. Such a good post! I will definitely be taking your recommendation into account x

    VanessaVonJames | Fashion Blog

  18. So great review i ve tried Saint Laurent powder it s so great!

  19. These sounds pretty good, I am thinking of going back to mineral foundation this fall. I like Jane Arydale.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  20. I think I also would go for the Lancome one, for the medium coverage. I don't really like foundations, so I like powder to give a bit of coverage, so the Lancome one seems better to me!

  21. I'm so glad you compared them. This is so good to know! The Lancome would work for me. All have such gorgeous packaging.

  22. I haven't yet! But all of these sound great. I need to look into getting a new one soon so this post came at the perfect time haha

    Naomi in Wonderland

  23. nice post ^_^

  24. nice post ^_^

  25. I haven't tried any of these but I love Lancome!!

  26. Perfect review, thanks for sharing!!!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  27. Lancome has a lot of great products and I feel like they are underrated in the beauty world. A lot of women would go to MAC before they buy a Lancome product, only if they knew what they were missing out on. One of my all time favorite perfumes is by Lancome and everytime I wear it people go nuts over it. Awesome post love the detailed comparisons.

    Dominique of Only The Brave Blog

  28. Totally agree, I'd pick Lancome one too 'coz it works perfectly for my skin type.

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  29. Great post! Some interesting products to check out!



  30. I'm a huge YSL fan! I love all of their products! And to be honest I prefer the YSL product! Thanks for sharing all of them!


  31. wonderful comparison of products. Thank u to share

  32. Useful tips for those looking for a powder. I would choose a silky one, or even a compact one for the cold days.

  33. Nice photos.
    I have a new post, welcome to me.

  34. Thanks for reviewing these! The Lancôme does sound amazing, I use this!


  35. It's good to know which one of them is the best in your opinion :)

  36. I'm with you if you going to repurchase something it will be Lancome.

  37. Great review- the Lancome powder sounds brilliant!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  38. I definitely need to check out Lancome products more often. Every time I'm at a department store or Sephora, I always gravitate toward the other brands and skip over Lancome. Everyone always has nothing but good things to say about it.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

  39. Great post! I love ysl products

  40. what a great review! I need to try out some of these powders!

  41. Great post my dear, I love lancome and YSL products :D xoxo

  42. Ah, yes! Lancome's products have been faves of mine for years. Good to hear there's someone else out there who agrees! :) T.

  43. I've head many good reviews on the Yves Saint Laurent pressed powder, awesome post, very informative! :)


  44. Lancome has great products! Most of my makeup items are from them!


  45. Great choice.
    I love YSL as it is lightweight :)

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin

  46. Oh I should try the Lancome one :-D
    Thank you for this post!
    ♥Selina | Selinas Inspiration

  47. Thanks for the review! It`s very interesting :) have a nice day x

    Welcome to my blog :))

  48. Beautiful products!

  49. Oooh this looks really lovely - YSL and Elizabeth Arden are both great brands - love them! :)

    Layla xx

  50. Nice post and items :)


  51. very helpful review! myself like to have several type of powders for several occasion, the Lancome one does sound like one I would like! ;)

    x Josune, Your Beauty Script ❤

  52. Gorgeous beauty blog! Great review! Thanks for sharing!


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