Anyways (I said that just for you Superwoolu! xD), you all know I'm a greasy pirate right? if I don't blot, by the end of the day, I can scrape off enough oil from my face to fry me up some chips. At the same time, I hate blotting, I don't always carry blotting paper with me and it's just so inconvenient. Why can't they just make a product which will keep me shine free all day?
Enter, this magical little product:
Photo stolen from Strawberry.net, mine no longer bears the Dior cannage embossing.
I actually bought this a while back, probably some time early last year, I remember using it on and off until the broke in my bag while I was travelling, and I proceeded to forget about it.
As part of my recent "no buy" effort, which by the way has been broken by the ultimate Miss. Enabler xD, I'm trying to:
- Use up all my half used products - I tend to stop using a certain product when I feel I'm getting "low" in it in order to "preserve" it...
- Open and use things which are still in boxes - oh! hello Hello Kitty x MAC collection...
- Pack away things that didn't work to be given away - there are lots T.T
What they say:
"Blends beautifully with your natural skin tone. Provides perfect finishing touch for make-up. Mica micro-particles reflect the light to give extraordinary radiant to skin"
What I say:
Let the photos do the speaking.
How oily I normally get without blotting after about 5 hours:
After 8 hours with powder:
After 10 hours with powder
See!!! no shine!!!! not even after 10 hours of wear!!! I didn't blot once!! Excuse the enthusiastic use of exclamation marks, but when a product gives me over 10 hours of matte finish, I get a bit excited to say the least.
This is not a powder foundation and does not add colour nor provide coverage, it is merely a sheer setting powder.
Although the compact comes with its own sponge applicator, I find it quite useless as it absorbs more of the product than it dispenses onto my skin. Instead, I simply swirl my Ecotools blush brush in the powder and just dust it lightly onto my face after I've applied my foundation and blusher.
The colour that I have is 002 Transparent Medium and on my NC15-20 skin it is perfect, neither too light nor too dark.
The only complaint I would have is that after 8 hours, it does tend to "cake" into the fine lines I have under my eyes and around my nose. All I would do when this happens is gently rub the affected areas with my fingers.
Some close ups:
It's a very finely milled powder
Left block - powdered, Right block - no powder
Damage: C$47 plus tax
Verdict: It's almost summer time in the northern hemisphere, and if you're a greaseball like me, this is the perfect mattifying powder for you!