I recently purchased some skincare and makeup items from Paula's Choice. I always wait for a great sale + free shipping and stock up on whatever I need.
I was in need of a new finishing powder and decided to give this one a go. Plus, it was on sale!
This compact has 10 grams of powder, is made in the USA and retails for $15
The bottom of the compact houses a brush that some may not be a fan of but I find that it does work for touch ups on the go.. It also works well as a contour brush- so don't throw it out!
I like to replace the brush with a powder puff.
After using the product for a few weeks it seems to be developing sine hard pan around the edges but it hasn't affected the application or it's tone or texture on my skin. Not sure why this has happened as I've only been using it for a few weeks and I clean my brushes etc.
Here is a link to a post on how to get rid of hardpan on powdered makeup products.
This may be why they have reformulated this powder with a newer version (product linked here). The new one is called "Resist Flawless Finish Pressed Powder" and it states that it gives a "youthful glow with a slightly matte finish." It sounds very similar but maybe better for me as it may have more of a matte finish. It has great reviews too!
The powder is sheer and blends out well, so it doesn't really add any colour, it just helps to smooth and perfect my skin. The powder has a smooth texture and it never looks cakey on my skin. It refines the look of my skin and pores and sets my makeup. I don't find it glowy at all, I would say it looks matte but not flat.
Here is a close up picture of my skin with a light BB cream on and this powder on top. I also had a touch of an ELF bronzer on that I was testing out and found out I don't like.. you can see the bronze patch in the upper corner of the photo. But, back to this powder. It is sheer and has a slight satin finish as the name implies. I have oily/combo/dehydrated skin and when the weather was warmer, my oil would breakthrough within an hour. Now that the weather is cooler I don't have this issue as much.
I like this powder but I'd like to try the Flawless Finish Pressed Powder (retail $15). It sounds like it's more matte and maybe more suitable for my skin type. Plus, I get enough glow from my highlight and blush!
So far I've loved everything that I've tried from Paula's Choice, they make high-quality products and they put a lot of science and research into their products. They also listen to their customers and make changes based on feedback.
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Have you tried any Paula's Choice products? What are your favourites?
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