I first get to know about powder foundation probably around last year when I first got a mini sample from Bare Minerals but I wasn't really interested as I was really into cushion foundation at that time (still is, actually) so I didn't try other similar products.
As I was getting the sister product so I thought why not getting this as I've been loving powder foundation these days. It's simple and easy to apply, and I'm taking a break from that glowing, dewy looks that cushion foundations often give me.Product Description:
The formula in this foundation spreads smoothly and gives a moist finish. It stays put. It's super lustrous. The secret to irresistible skin.
Available in 6 shades (5 in Malaysia) with SPF20 PA++
The powder foundation comes in that small packaging (right) as you need to purchase the black case separately. Installing the powder into the case is so easy as you all need to do is to place it and you're done.
As the brand's concept is about elegant, sophisticated and mystery (you should check out the ads released by the brand) so most of the makeup items comes in black packaging which I'm so digging right now.
Just a closer look on the box. There's English product name printed so even if you don't know how to read Japanese hiragana or katakana or kanji, no worries. At least you won't be getting the wrong shade as it's also labelled in English. As you can see, mine is in OC-D or Ochre D.
When it comes to application, I use my kabuki brush or powder brush most of the time but for touch ups, I just use the sponge provided. It tends to pick up lots of product so do tap lightly onto the pan.
Left: bare-faced with sunscreen on. Right: Powder foundation applied using sponge only. I'd say the coverage is quite high. The lasting power is about 6 hours without touch up. I usually remove it with cleansing water during lunch time and reapplied after washing my face, applying my toner and light moisturiser. This powder does give me oil control on my T-zone but I usually just lightly tap the area with HD powder.
Overall I do like this powder foundation as the colour suits my yellow skin tone though I gotta admit that it's slightly lighter than my natural tone.
Final verdict: 5/5. It works well my skin, I don't see it being clogged in my pores as I do believe with the right cleansing routine, you won't be getting blackheads.
The product retailed at RM64.60 at local drugstore (Watson) and department store (Parkson). It's indeed much more pricey compared to your regular powder pacts as to be frank, Japanese products are pricey in general caused by many factors and one of them is high living cost in Japan which lead to many other factors.
So that's all for now, let me know if you have tried any powder foundation before and your thoughts compared to liquid foundations by leaving comments down below.