I am absolutely fazed that this powder doesn’t have any negative reviews on the internet (the reviews were actually the main reason I bought this powder). At that moment I bought it for $19 but I deem that now it costs more. Taking the ball before the bound I have to say that the product isn’t worth a penny.
The packaging has a rather interesting design. You see, it’s made of paper. I think this material isn’t good for a cosmetic compact. But on the other hand, it’s such a branded feature.
The mirror is small and inconvenient. I can only see my lips in it. There wasn’t any sponge provided, simply because there isn't any room for it in the compact.
I’d better start off saying that buying this powder I was sure that it’s translucent and it doesn’t have any color to it. At least semi-translucent. But no. It has a rather distinctive orange-yellow color, which I could detect over my skin, despite the tan that I had. That means that the powder will never fit the bill for the winter.
Here I applied the product with the thinnest layer, yet still, its color is visible.
Here’s a photo where I tried to make up only one side of my face. I had a chance to assess this powder in many respects - by different lights and skin tan. I bought this powder in spring, so I had a chance to wear it over my tanned and non-tanned skin. I also used to apply it over my different foundations. And the outcome was always one and the same - the side of my face, which was done with this powder always looked yellow and orange.
In the first two pictures the powder is applied only over the right side of my face. And in the third picture - on the left
At the same time, it doesn’t even conceal my skin blemishes, even the minor ones. If your skin is oily, then the texture of the powder will likely accentuate it, though not too much.
Only my foundation / Foundation + powder / Foundation + powder, bronzer and a blush
The only solution that I’ve found is actually a whitening concealer, which I apply before my foundation application. Only then my skin will look the same as my neck in color.
Even if I apply the powder over my fairest foundation, the orange shade of the powder will still be visible.
Nude skin / Foundation / Foundation + powder
And here’s what happens if I apply the powder over a darker foundation (I don’t mean that it’s dark actually, my idea is that I use it only in summer when I’m tanned).
If I apply too much of my foundation, then the powder will start settling into all the fine lines and wrinkles. Not right after application, but still within some time it’s visible. That’s why I always apply a little bit of the foundation over my forehead.
I took these photos on different days with two different foundations on
I don’t feel this powder over my skin and it doesn’t bring me any unpleasant sensations. This is one of its few advantages. One more plus is that the brand doesn’t test on animals.
The maker promises us that the product is long-wearing, but within 3.5 hours my skin starts shining with oil (it shines rather delicately, right, it isn’t the result that I want to see from a mattifying powder, I have another product for my skin glow.)
I’d better show you the pictures, rather than try to describe what happened with my skin after 10 hours of wearing the powder.
Right after the application / Within 3.5 hours / Within 10 hours
I apply it with a brush. In my book, the spending is huge. I have been using it for 5 months already and it’s almost used up, given that I don’t touch up during the day, even though I think that I need to re-apply this powder, but I’m too afraid that my skin would look even more orange then. The only thing that I hope is that nobody can see the difference between my skin and neck color.
It’s good that I got my hands on this powder in spring/summer time and now I can blame my tan for being uneven.
In general, this powder disappointed me a lot. I don’t even have any desire to try out any other products from the brand.