I bought this 50g tub from a store called Clicks when I was in South Africa last year and the sturdy, clear, hard plastic tub is perfect for travel. The black screw top lid stays on securely and doesn’t come loose in your bag and it has a removable plastic sifter, but I prefer to leave the sifter in my tubs as I find them easier to use that way. When travelling, I usually put a disposable powder puff on top of the sifter to prevent any powder from passing through and making a mess when I open it. If you don’t have a powder puff, a few cotton rounds work as well, or simply cover the holes in the sifter with a wide piece of masking tape (sticky tape may leave a sticky residue that the powder will cling to afterwards).
I use my loose powder on a powder brush, so I usually remove the powder puff that it comes with (keeping it in my make-up bag for when I do travel) and then remove the clear sticker that is blocking the sifter holes before the first use. Place the screw top lid back on, invert the tub, give it one or two light taps on the base, turn it right side up and then remove the lid. There’s usually sufficient powder sitting on top of the sifter for me to dip my brush into and then tap off the excess before applying it to my face.
Some people prefer to open the tub and then tap powder out from the sifter into the lid but I find that it can get messy when you need to close the tub and you still have excess powder sitting in the lid.
Yardley Loose Powder can be applied with either a powder brush or a powder puff, it all depends on personal preference and what kind of powder coverage you prefer. The only time I apply my powder with a powder puff or cosmetic wedge is when I’m covering a blemish and need a ‘concentrated’ amount of powder in a small area to set foundation and concealer.
The powder is lightly fragranced but is non-irritating and is dermatologically tested. Yardley Loose Powder comes in 6 shades and is available online and from various Yardley stockists.
If you want to know more about the difference between loose powder and powder compacts, read this post on my blog “Loose or Pressed Powder?“