LA Girl Pro HD Pressed Powder VS Freedom Makeup Pressed Powder

LA Girl Pro HD Pressed Powder Vs Freedom Makeup Pressed Powder
Freedom Makeup Pressed Powder Vs La Girl Pro HD Powder
I talked about this LA Girl Pro HD powder in my last post - here but I didn't go too much in depth about it. So today I am going to talk about everything that I think about this powder and compare it another drugstore powder from Freedom Makeup that seems to promise the same effects. I've been using the Freedom Makeup Pressed Powder for a month now( after I shattered my Rimmel Stay Matte) and wanted to try out other affordable drugstore powders that hopefully also keep my oily skin matte throughout the day. I picked up the LA Girl Pro HD Pressed Powder only a week or two ago especially because it's the powder version of the infamous Pro HD Concealors that are known for being amazing affordable products. So let's hop in it!

#1 Price:
The LA Girl powder costs $8.00 while the Freedom Makeup costs only £2 which is approximately $1.32  and it's extremely affordable when compared to the LA Girl.

#2 Packaging:
As the price suggests, I was expecting the L.A Girl powder to have much better packing. It does come with a decently sized and good quality mirror which is very handy and an extra sponge in the packaging. I also noticed that the packaging is an exact dupe of the Sephora Mineral powder and it would be interesting to know if the powders are actual dupes as well. (Let me know if anyone has tried the Sephora powder) The Freedom Makeup powder packaging is very disappointing. The plastic was very bad quality and the hinges are already coming out in mine.

#3 Description:
They both have a very similar description mentioned on their respective websites. They're both meant to be oil control, matte formulas for making your foundation last all day long or it can be used on it's own for a minimal coverage look.

#4 Shade Selection:
L.A Girl pressed powders come in 15 different shades and I think they have a fantastic range for so many different skin colours and undertones. I was able to find a perfect shade for me with a yellow undertone - Creamy Natural and I love how natural it looks on my skin once blended(especially now that I'm a little tanner in the summer). The Freedom Makeup powder lacks in this department. It comes in only two shades - Translucent and Fair. Since I was only looking at the website images, I sort of assumed that the Translucent shade would be neutral and I would be using it as a setting powder. However, as you can see in the images. the shade is very pink toned which doesn't suit my natural undertone and it also ends up looking a little chalky & not as finely milled like the LA Girl. I've also read some other reviews by very pale ladies who said the translucent was too dark for them.

#5 Staying Power:
The Freedom Makeup lasted around 3-4 hours on me before my nose and temples started to get oily. I do use a heavy sunscreen and foundation underneath so I like to keep my face matte all day. The L.A Girl performed much better and stayed on my face for 8 hours and I didn't immediately notice any visible signs of oil coming through. It was only noticed when I saw my myself very closely in a compact mirror but otherwise I just looked a little radiant and by no means oily.

#6 Ingredients:
The L.A Girl Pressed Powder is Paraben free while Freedom Makeup isn't. Both contain talc in their ingredients and both are cruelty free!
LA Girl Pro HD Pressed Powder Vs Freedom Makeup Pressed Powder
So the verdict is out. The L.A Girl Pressed Powder is clearly a much better product when comes to mattifying the skin in the summer and also for the easy to choose shade selection. I am big fan of Freedom Makeup but their pressed powder gets a thumbs down from me. Have you tried any of these two powders before?
LA Girl Pro HD Pressed Powder Vs Freedom Makeup Pressed Powder
LA Girl Pro HD Pressed Powder Vs Freedom Makeup Pressed Powder

46 comments

  1. Nice reviews. I like the color on the Freedom makeup powder and the quality looks pretty good! I've never tried the brand but I'll look for it :)


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  2. Haven't tried neither but L.A. Girl one sounds so much better! :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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  3. Great reviews!! These powder looks good, I will try one of these :)

    she-loves-clothes.blogspot.com

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  4. I haven't tried either of these, but my holy grail powder is Rimmel Stay Matte - I've not found anything better for my skin yet!
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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    1. The Rimmel will always be my favourite too! x

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  5. I really want to try the yellow one. I've never tried any powders, but they look so great when I watch youtube tutorials.
    Yukova Blog

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    1. Thanks Yuliya! You should check it out x

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  6. I havent tried either but I'm not a big pressed powder fan. The minute these guys get into my purse it becomes a mess!!! I wish I could carry these things carefully but it doesnt seem to pan out that way.

    Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com

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    1. Yeah they can be an issue sometimes but they normally work out better than loose powder for me and I have to use powder for my oily skin x

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  7. I haven't tried any of these yet! But I generally prefer loose powder over pressed powder. I always feel like they are easier to control the amount you apply, though it is messier. Great review!

    ~Andrea Tiffany~
    aglimpseofglam.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for commenting lovely! I like loose powders but these pressed ones are more travel friendly for me :)

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  8. Ich hatte es versucht, sehr cool. Mein Stil

    Ragnila

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  9. Never heard of Freedom makeup before, so thank you for your introduction and in-depth review of their product.


    Oh Dear Bumblebees

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    1. Thank you for reading! They have some other awesome products though. Check those out :)

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  10. I actually love how Freedom looks x great review :)

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  11. Hi there, I haven't tried these yet but the LA girl speaks more to me based on your photos and review! I am currently loving my mac powder, but for the price, Its worth to try out this one :)

    Have a great Friday!
    ♥ Josune @ Your Beauty Script

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  12. I haven't heard of either of these brands- need to check out LA Girl!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  13. Great review! I know what you mean about the sunscreen making your nose and temple get oily, the same thing happens to me so I have to reapply powder usually around lunch time. Definitely some products I want to try though!
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    1. Thanks Julia for stopping by :)) I hope you give it a try!

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  14. Such a great review, girlie! I'm not familiar with either of the two, so this was very helpful in knowing which is best beforehand, thank you! I hope you're having a wonderful week so far!

    Xo,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  15. Great comparison! Love posts like this! Thanks for sharing! =)


    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  16. I haven't tried these, and actually...the shade of the freedom one looks cuter... but for some reason the cheap price scares me!
    xoxo

    Ileana

    Novelstyle Blog

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  17. I haven't tried either powders but the LA Girl, looks promising!
    Random Beauty by Hollie

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  18. I've never tried Freedom products before and it sucks that their powders aren't that great because the price is haha!
    Kathy x
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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    1. Thanks for reading :) Their other products are great though x

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  19. Great comparison. I've never heard of those brands before but I'll keep your review in mind when I spot them at my drug store.

    www.mydailywear.co.uk

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  20. Great review! Love the way you've laid it all out and made the comparison so easy for us! Thanks :-)

    http://makemeupmarie.com/

    xoxo

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  21. I haven't tried any of these two and it was an interesting review, lovely. Will check out the Freedom Makeup brand (not for powders though). Very impressive that L.A. Girl lasted on your face for 8 hours! Wow! Is it that with or without a setting spray, hon?
    xox Nadia
    www.mielandmint.com

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    1. Thank you Nadia! I didn't use a spray but I had a L'oreal primer on before my foundation :)

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  22. Hi thank you for your comment -
    When I read your post tittle I thought "LA Girl is going to be better..." I have been trying some of their products and have been positively surprised.

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  23. hi.. could u plz share which shade you have in LA girl?

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