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Written on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

If you want a powder to cover any face imperfections, this one is definitely not for you. It doesn’t cover any acne or pimples. Its pigmentation is way worse than that of a foundation, so one shouldn’t hope this powder is magical.

Other than that, it’s a good product (but not a perfect one, though).

This powder contains cyclopentasiloxane, which, unlike dimethicone, evaporates from the skin after providing a better application. It will never clog your pores. In general, no silicone can clog your pores when removed carefully.

This powder is simply an aromatized colored talc.

I like its scent. It’s strong but doesn’t linger on my skin. I can’t say it’s an old lady’s fragrance. I like it very much.



This powder is so finely ground that it looks almost like a cream.


The color is fair and suits my skin perfectly, without changing its natural color.


I’d even say, it’s a universal color, because it becomes transparent when applied onto the skin, and therefore doesn’t cover any imperfections.

This powder can visually hide the pores, thanks to the light-reflecting particles it contains, and makes my face glow.

So we get an even glowing skin tone as a result.

The powder mattifies my skin pretty good (it’s talc, after all), which means my skin doesn’t become oily. The powder absorbs the skin fat right away and doesn’t let my face shine.

The biggest plus of this powder is its lightweight formula. When I applied it over a BB or CC Cream, it’s like real magic, because all the things a bad foundation emphasizes (like enlarged pores) are suddenly invisible.


With powder / Without powder
With powder / Without powder
The application of this powder is problem-free, even when you apply it over a really oily cream.

This powder can improve even the worst foundation. It makes the T-Zone appear smoother.

The powder looks flawless when applied in the eye area over a concealer, without making tiny wrinkles stand out.

Plus, it’s really cheap and will last like 994 thousands years.


The powder can be drying, because it’s talc, you know. Not that it turns my skin into a desert, but keep in mind, it’s not a moisturizer and therefore it should be applied over a good nourishing / moisturizing cream. After that, this powder won’t be drying.

If there are any flaking spots, the powder will emphasize them. But, so does any powder in this world.

When applied onto clean skin, this powder provides no coverage. I can’t recommend you do so if you have any skin imperfections.

This powder is in fact nothing but colored talc (mixed with mineral pigments). I don’t know if it’s a disadvantage. I mean I know many are afraid of talc (it doesn’t clog pores, it’s a myth).

It resembles some cheap powder.

As you can see, there is nothing really special about this powder. It does its job by complementing my foundation, and nothing more.

I can recommend it, if you like such powders.

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OceanSoul recommends Pond's BB Magic Facial Powder

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Type: Powder
Brand: Pond's
Category: Make-Up
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