948472017373 years later I’m finally having some very little but decent free time, though I still have four tests, three group projects and one mini test until this term finishes – wish happens in two weeks.
Today I decided to post something a little different and of which, to be honest, I am much more comfortable talking about because: a) it’s not controversial in any way and won’t upset anybody’s fans and b) it’s something I have done for the past three years.
Today’s post is a makeup product review, my first in this blog! As much as I would rather film a video about this other than sit here writing this, sharing this kind of things with either viewers or readers is something I’ve always liked to do. Here it goes!
Up until pretty recently I had never tried any of those famous invisible fixing powders for various reasons. First of all, for a long time it was hard to find it around here and whenever I did it would be by some fancy brand and ridiculously expensive. Second, though it is an invisible powder – and everyone I had seen using before proved so, it appears to be white and since I have very pale skin I was afraid it would make me look even more pale.
About a month ago, I walked inside a KIKO store – which, by the way, I must say is one of my favorite makeup brands for the amazing price-quality ratio – and found their invisible powder. I got it for 11,90€ which isn’t that bad of deal at all.
When I first applied it wasn’t very sure of how exactly to “attach” the powder to the cushion just because it seemed like the powder would all fly away if I shook it even with the lid on. It was just a dumb feeling though. In fact, inside the box there are instructions on how to apply it so don’t need to worry about that if it’s your first time trying out invisible powder.
I must say I was pretty impressed when I applied it for the first time because of how smooth and silky my skin felt. I really liked the fact that because it is whiterish (I just made up a new word) it adds some natural glow to my skin without making me look overly pale. It’s also safe to state that it lasts for the whole day – meaning I get up at 6h30AM and put my makeup on around 7h00AM. Considering that I usually take off my makeup between 6h00PM and 8h00PM and tend to have a hard time doing so because it hardly comes out with makeup removing wipes I would say it is perfect when it comes to help your look last for the whole day.
One thing I noticed though was that the cushion became dirty pretty fast due to the foundation or concealer I put on before applying the powder. After that it slightly seemed like my face wasn’t absorbing the powder as well. I thought it could have to do with the cushion being dirty so I tried to wash it this one time I washed all of my brushes. However, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it for two reasons. First, for the few days after I washed the cushion the powder caked slightly in my T zone and chin probably due to some humidity left in the cushion even after it seemed to dry. Second, it didn’t take long before it went back to the same state when I washed it. In fact, the photo above was taken today – already after I washed it. Anyhow, it is back to work perfectly fine and it never caked again which is quite the relief because I was scared I might have ruined the cushion and waste the powder.
One last warning, you should not mistake this for powder foundation. This powder is really good for correcting little flaws that might still show after you apply foundation and helping your look stay in place for the whole day however, it is not good if you are looking for coverage as it is – like the self-explanatory name – an invisible powder.
I hope this was helpful and interesting if your are thinking of trying out this kind of powder or if you were looking for a review on this exact product. Let me know if you want me to do more posts like this (honestly I might just do them any way because I really enjoy this).
March starts today, have a nice month~~!