Make Up And Hair (MUAH) - Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder
Face powder is definitely a must-have for someone who lives in a tropical country. Mattifying BB creams or foundation won't be enough under a very humid weather, because for sure, your face will look like a grease ball after a few hours (or minutes especially during summer).
For today's product review, we have here Innisfree's No-Sebum Mineral Powder.
Let's break it down a bit, shall we?
First, about the brand. Innisfree is known for using Jeju's purest natural ingredients and minerals in their cosmetics. Green tea, barley, camellia, tangerine, even volcanic clay, you name it - they create amazing products targeting all kinds of skin type and condition. Not just that, they also use eco-friendly containers. I guess they really do love Mother Earth. :)
Obviously, the major feature of this product is oil-control. It's a type of mineral makeup that does not contain paraben, talc, artificial dye and synthetic fragrance.
Unlike a usual powder compact, it's in a loose powder form housed in a typical plastic sifter container. And it's in my fave color too! It also comes with a high-quality puff, very far from a cheap one. It's very soft and lightweight.
Here's a closer look at the powder. It looks and feels almost like a cornstarch - finely milled. When blended, it's translucent which is very good because that means it won't mess up your face makeup. It feels really really smooth on skin - silky smooth! It's like touching a silk fabric.
Since it contains mint, it has this minty scent (duh). Personally, I like it.
Let me now share the before and after photos. Please note that it might be a little difficult see the actual difference or result because no. 1 - it's translucent and no. 2 - I used a BB cream with powdery finish.
My current moisturizer really makes my skin dewy and that's noticeable in the "before" photo above. I have on my BB cream and concealer for the under eye area.
What I love about it:
- mattifies instantly
- absorbs excess oil from my BB cream
- has amazing oil-control properties but that lasts for at least 4 hours to 6 - after that I begin to notice some shine on my t-zone, so I reapply (works better under nice weather/temperature)
- feels super smooth
- no irritation
- works well with BB cream
- doesn't feel grainy
- doesn't clog pores
Here's what I did. I poked 4 holes (the 1 on top and 3 on the second row). That will make it easier for me to control the amount of product to take out.
As you can see, I'm using a brush. The puff is really nice, but I find it inconvenient because I can't transfer and blend the powder easily. It could be good for touch-ups though.
Aside from the ones I just mentioned, here's another watch-out. It doesn't conceal pores very well. So, for those who have a huge pore problem, you may want to avoid using this powder alone.
What do you think?
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