Review: 3W Clinic Professional Natural Makeup Powder

3W Clinic Natural Makeup Powder in #21 (30 grams)
This powder is formerly known as Palgantong Theatrical Powder.

The #1 Best selling powder in Japan and Korea. With over 5 million units sold in Japan, this loose powder is a big favorite among Korean movie stars with the flawless finish it gives the face when worn on top of foundation/makeup. It is called the "Star powder" in Japan and Korea.
The key ingredient of this powder is Ceramin from UK. The particles are half the size of other particles commonly used for loose powders.

PRICE: 10 grams (php 600+); 30 grams (php 1,000+)

NET WEIGHT: 30 grams

WHERE TO BUY: Ebay, online stores carrying Japanese makeup.

Transparent Pearl
#21 for fair skintones
#23 for medium skintones

* the particles are very fine indeed! The powder is soft and silky.
* shade #21 is perfect for my NC20 skintone.
* looks very natural when used alone or over BB cream/liquid foundation
* no white cast on photos since it doesn't have SPF
* has a brightening effect, maybe because of the "pink undertones" but don't worry it is not visible when applied.
* doesn't cake even if you retouch frequently (make sure to use oil blotting sheets first).
* effect is nice on photos. Now I know why it is a favorite among Korean/Japanese stars!
* a 30 gram tub will last you more than 6 months when used everyday.

* some may find scent weird, but it disappears a few minutes after application.
* coverage is sheer, if you're looking for a good coverage powder this isn't for you.
* average oil control - my t-zone looks shiny after 3-4 hours, but I don't mind retouching. 

* packaging is kinda messy, especially if you plan to bring it you when travelling.
* only available online.
* kinda expensive

* you can buy a small container with powder puff at Watsons for only Php 50 and use that to transfer a little amount of powder. That way you can easily bring it with you when you retouch or when you travel.
* make sure to wash the powder puff every week to avoid break outs.

This is a good setting powder if you ask me. Fine silky texture, nice oil control and gives you a brightening effect. 

Since I'm kinda impressed with this brand, I'm now curious at the Palgantong BB Cream I saw at Zalora. Should I give it a try?! As you all know, I'm addicted to BB creams! Maybe the effect is lovely especially when paired with this loose powder. =)

More pics (click to enlarge)

Expiration date is stamped on the back of the tub. 
The description is all written in Korean. 

Ohh.. I love the sponge included! It is so soft and fluffy..

The powder looks pale yellow on the photos, but in real life it has a pinkish undertone.

3W Clinic Natural Makeup Powder in #21 

When blended.

From top:
Ben Nye Neutral set vs. 3W Clinic vs. Ben Nye Banana Visage

I have this thing for setting/loose powders, I cannot live without one coz I have oily skin (t-zone). As of press time, I own the ff. setting powders to give you an idea what other brands I'm using. You may click on the links to check my reviews.

1. Skinfood Buckwheat Loose Powder #21 - now on my nth tub 
2. Ben Nye Banana Visage Luxury Powder - now on my 2nd tub
3. Ben Nye Neutral Set Powder
4. Mary Kay Translucent Loose Powder (review to follow)

What's your favorite loose powder?

Till next time, 


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laura said...

This or 3w buckwheat?

Miss Shopcoholic said...

For oil control i prefer 3W :)