Matte Perspective

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Matte finish for price conscious make-up users.

My Beauty routine is focused on a good skincare routine, to enhance my features instead of covering it up, hence I am not used to using foundation or powders.
I was, however, keen to try the Revlon translucent powder, hoping to get that finished look you see on beauty consultants.

My first impression on presentation was average. I found the plastic outer packaging a familiar sight over the years as found in many general health and beauty stores, so it did not strike me as exclusive. The packaging really hides the product container itself, which is a plain but elegant black but would suffice as package presentation.

The container opened fairly easy. It was slightly tricky at first to figure out opening the discreet bottom compartment which contains the sponge applicator. The sponge applicator is gorgeous and a good quality; both the look and the softness which makes application of the powder easy. I do however think it should have a mirror, as this would make it versatile in emergency situations for easy use.

My skin is a medium tone, with a warm gold undertone, so I found this product did not suit me, my skin did not look even, and looked dull. This may work better on my complexion over a skin tone corrector, but will also work well on cooler undertones/pale skin. It did clog my pores slightly as well, and I wasn’t too happy with the finish. To be fair, I did receive a few compliments for my skin looking airbrushed, especially in a photo.

The product is matte, so perfect for someone who wants to achieve a Matte finish. I, however, do not like this effect, as I prefer healthy glowing skin.

The product is fairly affordable, however, would be better value for money to a suited skin tone, and a more avid make-up user with a compatible skin tone, who is concerned about price and a fairly decent product.

It is also easily available in most stores, which is convenient for users.

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