You might have already heard rave reviews about this product from beauty bloggers and Youtubers. I was pretty late to the game – I only heard about this from my friend after I told her that I was looking to buy a setting powder. I saw this selling on Althea for pretty cheap, so I thought I might as well give this a go.
This sebum control powder is designed to portray a soft and powdery complexion.
Official Retail Price in Singapore: SGD 10
I’ve heard of friends who don’t use setting powder, and I used to resist the idea of using it too because I wanted to preserve the ‘dewy’ (now when I think about it, it was probably just oily) look of my skin after I applied BB cream.
After using this, I’ve totally changed my mind.
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, my skin tends to get really oily as the day progresses, so I used to bring around oil blotting paper. Unfortunately, oil blotting paper is not exactly cheap, and I often ended up wiping off my makeup at the same time which meant reapplication again and again – the inconvenience was terribly irksome.
However, Innisfree’s powder serves not just as a makeup setting powder, but also as an oil-blotting powder. When I see/feel my skin getting oily (especially my nose and cheeks), I’ll powder the oily areas and ta-da, fresh again! You don’t have to worry about looking overly powdered either because the powder is translucent, giving your face a matte look without looking cakey. I think this oil-blotting function has helped to control my acne problem quite a fair bit, while keeping my base makeup in place.
I’ve also used this powder to make my lip products look matte and last longer. It works really well, without making my lips feel overly dried out. I suppose it does that to your face also (matte & long-lasting, without drying it out).
I’m in love with this product so much that I have never actually tried another setting powder – in fact, I bought 3 more of these in Korea because they were selling these at just 3000 won each!
I don’t always trust online reviews that call products ‘holy grail’ items, but this is one that I’ve been thoroughly sold by. I’m not looking to change my powder anytime soon because one ‘box’ can actually last me for a few months, and partly also because this smells very nice, sort of like talcum powder? In any case, I see no reason to change from something as effective and affordable as this, so I strongly recommend this to everyone as well.
Ease of use: ✮✮✮✮✮
Value for money: ✮✮✮✮✮