This was the first shade I bought from the range as I thought it would match my color but it was a few shades too dark so I won’t be wearing it above as it wouldn’t make sense, however I still applied and tested (personally, where no one but my husband could see me!). The powder initially had a smoother, silky consistency, but a firmer press, so it wasn’t powdery, which I liked, but it quickly developed into a hard pan.
The hard pan made it increasingly difficult to pick up the product and made it unusable after a few uses. I had to use a paper towel to rub off this hardened layer to bring it back to life, which meant product waste and an extra step to use.
The powder itself ignored the hard pan problem (which is not insignificant!) And had a satin finish that softened and smoothed my skin. It was applied evenly and diffused well without lifting the base products or getting stained in places. When applied to my base, it added an hour and a half to wear.
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$ 34.00 / 0.25 oz. – – $ 136.00 per ounce
It should be a “weightless setting powder” that has a “filter effect” and a “satin finish”. The coverage should be “pure”, which I would agree, but it had enough coverage that the wrong shade visibly changed the undertone or depth of my skin, and it was better to err on the lighter side than go dark in my experience.
I felt it worked well when I could ingest the product, but the product was pushed tighter into the pan and seemed to get tighter and tighter with later use. It really ate up all of the oils, creams, liquids, etc. that were transferred onto my brush. It is not uncommon to see traces of a liquid or cream-based foundation when using setting powder. So I was disappointed that the powder was so reactive. I had to use a paper towel to rub the surface and re-dissolve the powder so I could pick up the product with my brush.
Ignoring the texture problem, the powder had a satin-like finish when applied to my skin so it could add more skin-like finish when used on a matte base and suppress the sheen of a moister base (like the coordinating one Dewing Tint). It was applied evenly, didn’t turn cakey or looked powdery on my skin, and it added about an hour to my base’s wear and tear.
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Cetearyl ethyl hexanoate, methyl methacrylate cross polymer, diphenyl dimethicone / vinyl diphenyl dimethicone / silsesquioxane cross polymer, glycerine, PEG-12 dimethicone, caprylyl glycol, ethyl hexyl glycerine, chondrus, crispus, glycine, glycine, glycine extract, glycine extract, hexaluronate, glycine oil, glycine extract , hydrogenated lecithin, tin oxide, tocopheryl acetate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 21 (CI 45380), Red 27 (CI 45410), Orange 5 (CI 45370), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Red 34 Lake (CI 15880), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985)].
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