Powder is a tricky one. It can enhance or ruin your foundation. If it is really good, it works to blur and adds a velvet like quality to the skin but without leaving that telltale powdery look that you are left when using a poor one.
My absolute favourite is Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder in No10. I am on my third compact of this powder and I haven't come across anything which has come close to competing with it.
So, when you purchase this powder, you get the beautiful beige Chanel compact with the iconic double C logo, the half moon brush which fits over the powder itself and works great as a travel brush or to top up while you are out and about. The compact also has a mirror which takes the entire size of the inside lid so if you carry this, you don't need a separate mirror for your bag. All encased in the black velvet pouch to protect the compact. If Chanel do one thing right, it is always the packaging.
As for the actual powder, it is superfine and feels very silky smooth when you touch the product and keeps that silky texture once it has been applied to the skin. As I mentioned earlier, I use this in shade No10 which is the palest shade offered. I use this as an all over setting powder however I have used shade No30 in the past as a light bronzer and I intend on buying that shade again soon. This doesn't leave the skin looking matte, the skin keeps a radiant glow (without shimmer) after application of this powder which keeps the skin looking natural.
As far as powder goes, this is a splurge item at £39 but it is definitely a worthwhile splurge if you are looking for a radiant finishing powder. I love it.