Let Loose!Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Loose Powders is one of the products I can't live without. I have a whole range of loose powders and not one is the same. I was sent 2 loose powders and they have their own unique qualities that made me love them to bits!
The reason why I love loose powders is because you can control the amount of product you put on your face with a big fluffy powder brush. You can also apply a generous amount of loose powder on your under eye area before putting on your dark eyeshadows to catch fallout eyeshadow so they are easily swept away.
Loose powders give the illusion of glowing, young looking skin. Loose powders that are available today contain so much vitamins and minerals that not only set your foundations, but they moisturize your skin as well without the added shine.
First is the PALGANTONG THEATRICAL POWDER:
|Palgantong Theatrical Powder Face Powder in Original Beige, PhP 1,200|
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This brand is made in Japan. I love the "theatrical" feel of the powder, a little bit circus like. Hehehe... I told ya, I am a sucker for good packaging.
Loose powders are meant to be kept on your dresser at home, but this baby makes it easy to take with you. Sure, it still takes up a lot of space in your vanity kit but that is just an option. The container has a mirror attached to it and a soft velour puff for quick touch ups.
Consistency wise, it's very very light and air-y. I love that it looks pinkish but adjusts to yellow skin toned women -like me. This one doesn't have smell which is good. There are so little loose powders in the market that have a scent that I can tolerate, or like. This powder is best used when you are using a thicker foundation for full coverage, or liquid foundations that are very creamy and heavy. This very light powder will set that foundation without you looking over done, and won't make you cake (sorry, I really despise looking cake-y)!
I love that this powder is very light that even with the almost-white shade, it still registers well on flash photography. Even with the light reflecting properties.
POWER INGREDIENT: Ceramin -The key ingredient of Palgantong Theatrical Powder is Ceramin from UK, in which the particles are half the size of other particles commonly used for loose powders. It reflects light, evens out the texture and skin tone, and still makes your makeup look natural and effortless. Truly a wonder product
POWER INGREDIENT: The Key Ingredient in Snoe Poudre Extraordinaire is Acai Berry -the most powerful and nutritious fruit in the world, which contains the highest level of antioxidants that will protect skin from free radicals, tighten, smoothen wrinkles and improve over all skin health.
The second powder that was given to me, is SNOE.
|Snoe Cosmetics Poudre Extraordinaire in Vanilla Creme, PhP 799.00|
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Proudly made in the Philippines but it's comparable to that of Nars. I also love the girly packaging and I love pink!
It comes with a fluffy puff to powder your nose with which is just useful as it is adorable! This powder is best kept at home same goes with all loose powder so you won't make a mess and waste product (I am all about saving as much product as possible).
The consistency of this powder soft and smooth but has a medium coverage, and can go to full coverage when you layer it on. Best to use with light coverage foundations, tinted moisturizers or BB creams. I love that it leaves my skin feeling hydrated, and flawless even with the very sheer foundation! You can actually just conceal your imperfections and use this powder all over your face.
Finally, a powder with a smell that smells yummy. I don't like other perfumed products that make me dizzy. This one smells fresh and of berries which is almost good enough to eat (but don't! Hahaha!)
After just a few uses, my skin has drastically improved it's texture. My skin is actually smoother and well hydrated.
SHADES THEY OFFER: Vanilla Creme Light, Perfect Beige Medium, Warm Honey Deep (taken from snoebeauty.com)
Still can't find that perfect shade that is somewhere in between? Customize your own loose powder! Click HERE for a tutorial.