October 23, 2013

Review: Mary Kay Translucent Loose Powder

Here's another loose powder review for you guys. Mary Kay sent me this product a few months ago together with the Mary Kay Finishing Spray (review to follow). After road testing it for a few weeks, I think it is time to write a review.


PRODUCT INFO: 
Because it’s translucent, this powder is the perfect match for any skin tone – from very fair to dark. It sets foundation for a sheer, invisible finish and has light-diffusing properties designed to help soften the appearance of imperfections for a skin-perfecting look. The powder feels weightless, natural and velvety soft on skin and is suitable for all skin types, even for women with sensitive skin. The long-wearing formula keeps makeup looking fresh throughout the day, controlling unwanted shine while never looking chalky. Wear it over your favorite Mary Kay® liquid or cream foundation as a finishing touch or by itself for a naturally beautiful look.
 
PRICE: Php 800.00

NET WEIGHT: 11 grams

WHERE TO BUY: http://www.marykay.com.ph

SHADES: Available in only 1 shade.
PROS:
* fragrance-free
* powder is silky and finely milled 
* on my NC20 skintone, the powder goes completely invisible and doesn't alter the shade of my BB cream/foundation.
* powder feels lightweight on the skin  
* no-mess packaging; the twist-lock sifter prevents the powder from spilling, so it's safe to put it inside your kikay-kit for touch-ups.
*  compared to the Ben Nye Neutral Set which is matte, this one has micro-particles that blurs out pores and me a glowing effect that looks nice in person and on cameras.

CONS:
* not so good in oil control. I have oily-combination skin and t-zone starts to get oily after 3 hours. 
 
TIPS:
* to avoid caking, use blotting sheets first to absorb excess oil before retouching with powder.
* for better oil control, you may use a sponge and gently "press" the powder on the oily areas of your face and follow with a fluffy brush to remove excess powder.
* if you have dry skin, always moisturize to avoid dry patches.

TOOLS: 
I prefer to use my  Ecotools Kabuki brush to apply this product.

OVERALL:

If you remember my Spend vs. Save list, I have mentioned that this product is a cheaper alternative to the MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Loose powder (Php 1,950). Mary Kay Translucent Loose powder gives the same effect, it even has more content at a cheaper price tag.  

Overall, I love this powder coz it brightens, blurs out slight imperfections and does a good job in setting my BB cream/liquid foundation, but how I wish it has excellent oil control.
 
WILL I REPURCHASE:
No, I still have a LOT of setting powders to finish.



More pics (click to enlarge)



Ingredients list

Mary Kay Translucent Loose Powder with Mary Kay Cheek Brush

Turn the sifter clockwise to open and counter clockwise to close. 



Swatch:

When blended.

Here's a photo of me wearing Mary Kay Translucent powder over BB cream + concealer on the undereyes.


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Till next time, 

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