Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder - £17.00 - I discovered this a while ago then rediscovered and used it pretty much everyday. Its a fine, white powder which when applied leaves such a light layer of powder on the skin that you can barely feel it. It feels so smooth on the skin and sets your base in place without effecting the finish. The way this feels on the skin is definitely it's stand out but it also keeps your foundation in place and helps control oil throughout the day.
Seventeen Miracle Matte Loose Powder - £5.49 - This is a more recent discovery after enjoying the miracle matte pressed powder. This works in a similar way in that it leaves a matte finish to the skin but I think it makes your base last longer than the pressed powder. It does a some colour to it but I find it to look translucent when on the skin. It feels and looks more matte than the Vichy powder but really helps to keep everything in place and not look oily for a long time.
I used to think loose powders were a bit messy but the fact that these two looks so good on the skin and make my base last longer is worth it. I'd be curious to know if anyone else is a loose powder fan since I see them get very little mention. What are some of your favourite loose powders?