Product Review: Essence Fix and Matte Translucent Loose Powder

Sunday, February 23, 2014

     Happy Sunday dearies! I'm back with another review and this time let me share with you my favorite finishing powder as of the moment. As you all know I'm a late bloomer when it comes to makeup and this is my first time using a loose powder to seal the bb cream or liquid foundation on my face. Before I met this baby, I was using Majolica Majorca Skin Remaker Pore Cover as my finishing powder. I never thought that translucent loose powder acts more than a powder foundation. When I saw this brand from my fellow beauty bloggers, I asked them if a tub is worth the hype. Aya, one of my closest blogger friend said yes and without second thoughts I gave in. 

     I visited essence counter at Sm Fairview and grab myself a tub of this. The tub contains 15.5g of goodness that I'm still using up now. If my memory serves me right it's been a year since I bough this product. There's so many positive reviews about Essence Fix and Matte Translucent Loose Powder here and abroad so If you're a makeup addict, I'm sure you've stumble upon them. Enough of the blabber, here's the review of one of the most coveted translucent loose powder among beauty bloggers worldwide. Click CONTINUE READING and find out why I gave this a 5/5 rating :)
Essence Fix and Matte Translucent Loose Powder
Translucent loose powder for a flawless and matte finish. Absorbs any excess oils on face. Applied over makeup, it helps to set, to give a no shine look that lasts all day. For all skin tones.
Essence Fix and Matte Translucent Loose Powder
The product comes in a palm size flat round jar with silver lid. The container is transparent and has holes that dispenses the right amount of product.
size: 0.54 oz/ 15.5g

price: 259 php (Around $5.80+)

place bought: Essence counter, Sm Health and Beauty Section

instructions for use: Make sure that the main product is in the container and not above the sifter. When you pick up the loose powder on the brush, tap the handle against the top lip of the container to get rid of the excess that is sitting on top of the bristles. Apply on your face on a buffing or swirling motion.

ingredients: Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Polyethylene, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
Essence Fix and Matte Translucent Loose Powder
The color of this powder is white but once applied it becomes translucent.
Essence Fix and Matte Translucent Powder
Once blended, you can see that it's colorless and it somehow masked the lines on my hands
Essence Fix and Matte Translucent Loose Powder
In this picture, you can see the left corner of my face without Essence. It's only bb cream and look how ginormous my pores are. On the right side of my face, I already dusted a small amount of Essence Translucent Powder and tada! Poreless and Matte! See  the big difference?!
Essence Fix and Matte Translucent Loose Powder
I already applied the powder on my face, you can see it's poreless and matte but the discoloration and blemishes are still there. I didn't conceal my pimple marks and my apologies for the freckles, I really don't like to hide them.

What I like:
  • The product comes in a big plastic tub. It's a flat round jar that's see through and I love it because I can easily see how much product left from the inside.
  • It's well sealed upon purchase. 
  • Like all loose powders, there's a perforated plastic cap over the holes that dispenses the right amount of product that I need in one tap.
  • The price- it's cheap for Php200+ 
  • A little amount goes a long way.
  • Covers pores and minor blemishes.
  • The staying power is really amazing! My face is shine free for more than 8 hours.
  • Didn't alter the color of my bb cream.
  • It's flash photography friendly. No white cast on pictures.
  • No break outs, irritation or whatsoever.
  • There's batch, manufacturing and expiry date printed on the bottom of the plastic jar.
What I don't like:
  • None!
Will I repurchase? YES!!!

Recommendation:
     I give this a 5/5 rating. I absolutely love this powder to bits! Just a friendly reminder on how to use the product, dispense the right amount of product that you will use on the screw cap. Dip your brush and tap excess before buffing over your face. Since this is a loose powder, expect it to become messy during and after application. Please tightly close the screw cap if your keeping the tub in your makeup kit to avoid spillage. 

     What's your favorite finishing powder? Have you tried Essence? Thanks fro sharing!

Good Times!~





62 comments

  1. That was a good product! No visible pores at all plus it is very affordable! I love how it finishes matte on your skin, so smooth and radiant! I should buy this one! Love it super! <3 Thank you for the great review Ms. Kath!!

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    1. Hello dear, thank you! Yup, in photos talaga the product can give you invisible pores and I love the finish kasi hindi talaga nag oil skin ko pag gamit ko to kahit mainit. Try this dear, you can swatch it sa Essence counters :)

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  2. There seems to be a lot of women nowadays who prefer matte makeup. I have big expectations out of this Essence loose powder now learning that you don't have any dislikes about it.

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    1. I guess they like matte makeup to keep oilies at bay. I'm not a fan of matte makeups before but when I've tried this, I always want to look in the mirror with shine free face.

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  3. wow.. I guess I will try this after using my Ellana loose powder :)

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    1. Let me know once you've tried this na and hope you can share your experience about the product.

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  4. I really like silica powders best. Makeup Forever silica powder is my go-to for imported brands, and Snoe Poudre Phenomenon is my local favorite. I haven't tried Essence, but probably will because it's really cheap.

    Do visit my blog :)

    -->Maita @ Mrs. Diaz

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    1. I already tried Snoe, it's also good and the scent is a plus factor for me but it's expensive for budget conscious mom like me. That's why I'm happy when I discovered this product while reading reviews from beauty bloggers who also uses this and gave it a great review.

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  5. It's nice that it's colorless when blended so it won't be too visible on the face.

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    1. Yes, loose powders like this go invisible once applied on the face. Good thing it doesn't change the color of the foundation or bb cream once applied.

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  6. Will definitely suggest this to my wife - I think it's one of the best!

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    1. Thank you sir. Yes please suggest this because it's cheap and effective. Hope she'll like this :)

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  7. This is good powder for ladies. I'll recommend this to my wife. Looks good for her.

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  8. This definitely looks like a good product,nice product review from you.

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  9. Looks like a great product! I'm actually looking for an alternative to my Hera HD Fix, and this might just do the job. Sana we have it here at SM San Pablo. :)

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    1. How's Hera HD Fix? I've seen great reviews about Hera BB creams way way back and I'm sure the HD Fix is also the same as the bb cream. Hope you can try this, not sure if it's available there though :(

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  10. You definitely convinced me to try this so I will.

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    1. Hi Mam Tess, I'm sure this powder is cheaper there in the US. Hope you can try this and let me know if you like it :)

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  11. It's nice that the product is really affordable and effective.

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    1. Yes, it's a pocket saver for mom's like me who likes to buy budget friendly cosmetics

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  12. never pa ko nag-try gumamit ng ganyang product. because of your reviews ang dami kong nalalaman.

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    1. Thank you dear :) Hope this helps you in your search for budget friendly and effective makeup :)

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  13. Um, it's really obvious you just blurred the part of the picture where you claimed you 'applied' the powder... I don't know how the other people commenting can't see that themselves. Why do you have to lie to your readers like that?

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    1. Hello, thanks for noticing my photos. Well, I did not blur out that part. Haven't used photoshop to blur or edit photos. I'm not lying to my readers. By the way, the blurring of the photo was caused by the apperture that point and shoot camera produces because it cannot focus on one part of the face. Thanks for sharing your comment :)

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  14. I wonder as to how you choose your products. Do you do it randomly and then blog about it the next day? I have thought how beauty bloggers do it :)

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    1. As a blogger, I learned to do a research first before buying products that I will use. If I saw beauty bloggers give almost perfect scores on products they use or they have like for example this powder, I still think 100 times before buying. Because of product reviews I really learned to scrutinize the ingredients, price and the like before buying. Then I post a haul to show that I bough the product on the specific time then review it after using the products after a week or a month.

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  15. thanks for the review! I've been wanting to try essence products for quite a long time now kaso I dunno where to buy them. >.<

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    1. Hello Kenny, thank you! You can buy them sa Essence counters sa SM Beauty Section :)

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  16. I have a sensitive skin type and I am willing to try that powder thanks to your awesome review! Hope there is no allergic reaction.

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    1. Hello there, I advice you to test the product by applying it on your lower chin at the Essence counters. You can go back after an hour you applied the product to check if there's allergic reactions.

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    1. One of the best drugstore brand from Europe sis :) Hope you can try this

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  18. I really love Essence's products - their nail polishes are great, I have an entire collection. Have you tried them? Regarding the Fix and Matte Loose Powder, I have never tried it, because I have my to go powder every day, but I must confess after reading all those reviews, now I'm very curious to see if it can do a good job on my combination skin.
    Hugs,
    Rally
    Rally's Beauty Highway

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    1. Hello Rally :) Haven't tried their polishes. Yay, I'm sure you've read great reviews on the product. Are you convinced now to try this? Hope this will suit your combination skin. I also have combination skin and I experience no allergies or whatsoever :)

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  19. I actually want to believe na effective yung product dahil essence sya and considering na maatgal ka na po sa blogging industry. I am studying photoshop. I don't mean to be rude pero halata po kasi talaga na you used blur toool. Nakita ko sa fb yung post mo at nacurious ako kaya tinignan ko. Hindi po sa nag myabang pero kahit po ordinary bloggers na hindi gaanong marunong sa photoshop manonotice yan. Hindi po autofocus yan dahil yung separation ng pagka-blur sa cheeks and mustache part is ard. Hindi gradual.

    Just saying my opinion...

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    1. Thanks for the comment. But like what I've said on the first comment from the one who commented that I've "photoshopped" this the answer is NO, I didn't. My friends who are web designer and professional photographers already saw the photos and said that the blur part was caused by aperture from my point and shoot camera.

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  20. Hello! I got curious so I checked this out. Well, it does seem like it's blurred out. Although I see where the powder is applied near the hairline. I guess instead of calling someone out for editing their photos/not being honest with their review, maybe we should try the product and judge for ourselves. There's no need to be mean, then again, everyone is entitled to their opinion.

    I think it's also a factor that the camera you used is not as high quality as what the others use. Thanks for sharing though. Parang gusto ko na tuloy i-try to see for myself. Hehehehe

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words and how you've seen the photos. I know that as a blogger I should produce clear and quality photos. Hope you can try it dear and share your experience once you've tried this ha :)

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  21. This is perfect as a finishing product - and I'd definitely would love to try how it works for me one of these days. :D

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    1. yes dear, it's perfect for keeping oilies at bay and make your skin shine free

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  22. I also bought that one :) I agree for your rating of 5/5. It's finely-milled finishing powder. I feel it's cheaper for its quality:)

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  23. I also bought that one :) I agree for your rating of 5/5. It's finely-milled finishing powder. I feel it's cheaper for its quality:)

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    1. Thanks dear for sharing your experience!

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  24. I also bought this product. It's very fine-milled finishing powder. It's cheaper for its high quality. I have plans of repurchasing.

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    1. Yay! Thanks for the finely-milled description that I forgot to put on the caption of the powder :)

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  25. I want to try this product because you gave it a 5/5 rating

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    1. Hope you can try this mommy Levy. Let me know!

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  26. I have tried Essence's polishes (awful quality) and hand creams (some smell divine) but not their base makeup (or in this case, powder). It must be amazing if you gave it 5/5!

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    1. Oh my, sorry for that dear :) I hope you can find one product from Essence that you can say great :) I would love to try their hand cream cause you said it smells divine :)

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  27. I saw Essence yesterday in Watsons but didn't try the loose powder. I guess using this will absorb the oils on my face. Normally when in an airconditioned room, my face does not become oily but when outdoors for long hours, you can say that frying an egg is possible. :P

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    1. This product is not meant for very dry skin because it will emphasize the dryness sis. I guess you should skip this if you're always in air conditioned room because it will add dryness on your face as this one is meant to suck oilies on the face.

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  28. It still annoys me that I couldn't find this product here in our province. >:(

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  29. Sorry Ms. Kath but the ingredients listed are products when refining oil/petroleum, tapos lahat ng listed parabens..which is a harmful chemical :/ maybe that's why it is cheap

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