finishing powder

Product Review: Althea Petal Velvet Powder

Monday, August 21, 2017

     It's been ages since the last time I used a translucent powder to set my bb cream. I'm a fan of powder foundation because of extra coverage and finish. Last July, Althea Korea secretly selected bloggers to get the first dibs on their Althea Petal Velvet Powder. This finishing powder was launched early this month and upon reaching our doorstep, I've decided to use it immediately.

     So what is Althea Petal Velvet Powder? According to their website, it is Althea's very own product range and the Petal Velvet Powder is the first from the line. This is a translucent powder that sets makeup and leaves behind a silky finish to the touch. Infused with oil from Althea seeds, this powder works to keep sebum production at bay without drying out the skin for a radiant, fresh look, all while giving out a gentle scent. After using it for a week, read my thoughts after the jump :)

Product Review: Althea Petal Velvet Powder

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.

Product Review: 4u2 dreamGirl Lovelight BB Powder SPF 15 PA++

Sunday, November 04, 2012

     My favorite powder foundation as of the moment will bid goodbye next month because I've already hit the pan :( As much as I wanted to repurchase a refill of Majolica Majorca Skin Remaker Pore Cover, methinks of looking for a cheaper alternative because I'm saving extra cash for my father's dialysis right now. So I guess it's somehow a perfect timing to try this bb powder that I saw months ago from fellow beauty blogger and friend Aya of Codename Aya. I asked her about the price and it's a Eureka moment when she told me that it's less than 200 pesos. I'm sure you've seen this cutie from beauty bloggers and most of them gave positive reviews about this product. I really wanted to get my hands on 4U2 dreamGirl Lovelight BB Powder the day I saw it from Aya but it's OOS. It's always OOS, meaning the prorduct really delivers! 

     So after months of waiting, I received a message from the SA at Sm Fairview where I made my reservation. After two weeks of using this bb powder, I can finally share my thoughts on how well this product performed on my combination skin. And oh before I forgot my technique of applying face powder is using a kabuki brush in a stippling motion. This method gives me a sheer coverage. I only use the sponge for my undereye area to set the concealer and prevent it from creasing. 

4u2 dreamGirl Lovelight BB Powder SPF 15 PA++
Confidence Builder through All Day Complexion Perfection. Exclusive formulation for even and natural skin tones and oil control. With sun protection, too. Be a dreamGirl!
4u2 dreamGirl Lovelight BB Powder SPF 15 PA++
Complete details of the product which is a plus for me. 
4u2 dreamGirl Lovelight BB Powder SPF 15 PA++
This compact is so tiny, it's almost the same size with the laptop's pointing device.
4u2 dreamGirl Lovelight BB Powder SPF 15 PA++
Shade: 01
size: 7g

price: 194 php (Around $ 4.70+)

place bought: Beauty Section, Sm Fairview

instructions for use: Apply 4U2 dreamGirl BB powder carefully and gently to facial skin using puff applicator for complete coverage. Suitable for all skin types.

ingredients:  Talc, Mica, Dimethicone, Methicone, Titanium Dioxide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Silica, Dimethicone/Methicone Copolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Trimetylsiloxysilicate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Etylhexyl Palmitate, Hydrated Silica, Propylparabe, Tocopheryl Acetate, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil.
May Contain: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77891

What I like:
  • Cute girly packaging. Fits my palm and a good travel buddy.
  • The price- it's very affordable!
  • Applies smoothly on my face.
  • The coverage is light to medium.
  • Has a good oil control. 
  • Has SPF 15.
  • Comes with a decent sponge.
  • No breakouts or allergic reactions.
  • Complete details with batch, manufacturing and expiry dates.
  • Easily accessible since it's available locally.
What I don't like:
  • Always OOS. The SA said that they only stock 3 pcs. per shade. 
  • Shade no. 01 is a tad dark on my fair skin tone.
Will i repurchase? Yes after hitting the pan. 

     I give this a 4.5/5 rating. Now I know why a lot of beauty bloggers are raving about this product and why it's always OOS. It's a great alternative to my HG powder foundation and very affordable too! I highly recommend :D It's worth every peso and for a cheapskate like me it's a real steal! 

     Have you tried 4U2 dreamGirl products?What's your favorite? Thanks for sharing!

Good Times!~


Product Review: Tiny Buds Rice Baby Powder

Sunday, August 05, 2012

     I have a love and hate relationship with the weather lately. I love it because it made me and my son sleep better while the non-stop rain prevents me from doing errands outside the house. I don't like getting wet. Besides I really need to keep my self dry all the time so that I will not catch cough and colds. It's sick to be sick! Today I wanna share with you another review on skin care product that my sister gave me weeks ago. If you remember my post about Just sharing you'll see something that's use by babies and ladies with sensitive skin- baby powder. When I received this product from my sister I thought that this baby powder was for my son. She said that I have to try and make review of the product. I asked why and she just said that it can be a finishing powder for sensitive skin and for those who likes something natural/organic. I got intrigue with what she said so I decided to try this rice baby powder.

     I don't use finishing powder ever since. With bb cream and powder foundation, eyebrow powder, eyeliner and sometimes mascara plus lip balm or gloss then I'm good to go. I love the finish of my HG powder foundation but sometimes I really want something light for my skin. I also want to feel good about my skin that's why I'm putting less makeup these days. 

     Going back to the product, I know some ladies using Pigeon baby powder as their setting powder. I also read about Youngblood rice setting powder way way back but the price for me is a bit steep. So after reading the tiny leaflet about Tiny Buds Rice Baby Powder, I was excited to try it out, it's also natural and organic so my sensitive skin has nothing to worry about. 
Tiny Buds Rice Baby Powder
Tiny Buds Rice Baby Powder
*Sweat Control*Hypoallergenic*Biodegradable*100% Talc-Free*100% Real Rice Grains*
Why is Tiny Buds Rice Baby Powder a better choice?
  • Rice starch is often used as one of the ingredients in infant formula.
  • Tiny Buds Rice Baby Powder is especially formulated using advanced technology which helps in repelling moisture and keeps the skin dry from perspiration.
  • Rice starch is biodegradable which makes it harmless even if inhaled unintentionally.
  • Rice starch contains natural proteins and amino acids that are essential building blocks for the skin.
  • Rice starch is clinically- proven hypoallergenic. Its soothing and softening qualities has been recommended by dermatologist for years. 
*Archives of dermatology and Venereology, 2002
Tiny Buds Rice Baby Powder
This product is suitable for babies but I'm doing this review to test it on my skin. As you can see, I use my unbranded kabuki brush from landmark.

size: 50g (1.76 oz)

price: free (99.75 php Around $2.30+)

place bought: free (The Landmark Trinoma, Infant section)

instructions for use: Use a small amount, lightly sprinkle and smoothen out on baby's delicate skin.

I use this alone or as setting powder after bb cream.

ingredients: Rice Starch and Mild Fragrance

MY BARE FACE (get ready to see the ugliness)
Tiny Buds Rice Baby Powder
Bare Face: Excuse the freckles, oilies, panda eyes and other imperfections.
Tiny Buds Rice Baby Powder
Used the powder ALONE: No concealer and moisturizer that's why you'll see some dryness on my nose, there's a bit of white cast but it's only the flash of my camera and from natural UV ingredient.

What I like:
  • It's natural and organic!
  • Talc-free and biodegradable.
  • The price is really affordable.
  • Keeps the oilies at bay.
  • There's a bit of powdery scent.
  • A little goes a long way.
  • No irritations or breakouts or whatsoever.
  • There's manufacturing and expiry date.
What I don't like:
  • Loose powder- a bit messy to apply.
  • You have to transfer the product in a sifter if you intend to use this as your setting powder.
  • There's a white cast because the protein and amino acids present in the product is a natural UV protection. We all know that UV products/ spfs can cause white cast on flash photography.
Will I repurchase? Yes! I'll also buy one for my son. I tried it on his back and it can really control the sweat.

     I give this a 4/5 rating. I like this product because it's natural/organic and I can share this with my son. But I'm still on the look for the real setting powder since I always use bb cream and I hate the white cast that it gives on photos. 

     What's your favorite setting powder?Any recommendations?Thanks for sharing!

Good Times!~



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