Corn Silk Original Satin Loose Face Powder

Happy Boxing Day Everyone!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas with lots of food, mulled wine and gifts from Mr Claus himself!  Today I thought I’d share with you my thoughts on a product I was recently asked to review: Corn Silk Original Satin Loose Face Powder.  Corn Silk powders are a vintage beauty secret; its a well known range of products that have been loved by women of all ages for years!

Rather than using the little powder puff that comes with it, I tend to use a large fluffy brush like this one from TiGi Bed Head to apply it all over my face after Ive applied the rest of my make up.  Although the loose powder looks as though its a beige colour in the pot, it applies translucent to the skin so it is ideal for most skin tones.  Being translucent is also great because it doesn’t alter the colour of your foundation and other make up underneath the powder.  I use this to finish off my make up application to make my skin appear flawless.  It has a satin finish and doesn’t look cakey at all.  Although I haven’t used it in this way, the Corn Silk Loose Face Powder can also be used underneath foundation as a make up base. I have used it on its own though without any other make up on top and it did keep my face shine free while I was out and about too. It lasts a good 7-8 hours while I’m at work before it needs to be reapplied.  It helps to keep my make up in place and reduce shine on my oily skin.  The powder itself is very finely milled and doesn’t cling to blemishes or any uneven or dry parts of my face.  For that reason, I think this would be fine for all skin types.

Scent wise, the powder is reminiscent of something my paternal grandmother would wear, but that is by no means a bad thing, I find it quite endearing.  Although it smells perfumed it doesn’t irritate my skin at all and once applied, I cannot smell it on my skin.

The only thing that I dislike is the packaging.  I love the black and gold colour scheme and I understand how it is a vintage revival look, but the materials used feel cheap and it hasn’t been designed very well… the powder gets everywhere if you’re not careful.  I’m much more of a fan of pressed powders because of this so I would quite like to try the Corn Silk pressed powder as the powder itself is great but it would be much more convenient for my handbag if it were in pressed form!

It is available from Boots and other pharmacies for £7.40, although I think you can find it slightly cheaper online.

Have you tried any Corn Silk products? Do you prefer pressed or loose powders? Tell me your favourites!


  1. Anonymous
    December 27, 2011 / 1:02 pm

    Wow I had never heard of this, looks fab! I prefer loose powders but they can be a pain to use!

  2. Anonymous
    May 15, 2014 / 12:57 pm

    I've been using this for years and it is by far the best loose powder I have EVER used.It has few ingredients, contains walnut extract and is super fine-milled;better than any mineral powder out there for me.Does not dry my skin, does not look cakey and only have to powder my nose about 3 times a day unlike with others where every hour I had to do so.LOVE IT !!!

    • WhatLauraLoves
      June 2, 2014 / 12:15 am

      Sounds like you love it! I haven't used mine for a while now and you've inspired me to get mine back out. Thanks xx

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