Everybody in the beauty community raves about Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder, so I decided to try it. I know, I’m late to jump on this bandwagon now. Anyways, I picked up the shade 010 warm honey. This is the darkest shade in this range and yet it is not dark enough for olive skin tonnes. If you’re above NC 40, you may not find a shade match.
Essence Bronzing Compact Powder Matt Review shade 02 Love to be Matt
For those of you who do not know, Essence is a German Cosmetic drugstore brand, which makes quality stuff available at affordable prices. Essence Cosmetics are available in Mumbai & Delhi and online on Amazon. Today I’m going to review Essence Bronzing Compact Powder Matt in the shade 02 Love to be Matt from this lovely brand.
What Essence Claims: Silky smooth powder for a matt and tanned finish.
01 for lighter skin tonnes
02 Love to be Matt for medium skin tonnes.
Price: 349 INR for 10 grams.
As soon as I headed to the beauty Centre, the Essence brand caught my fancy. I had never seen that brand before, so I quickly did some research on the internet. Which made me want to try some of thier products. Essence products are mainly geared towards fair skinned women, so its difficult to find a base match for medium to darker skin tonnes.
Anyways when I was looking for a decent powder, Essence Bronzing Compact Powder Matt caught my attention. For reference my skin tone in MAC is NC 37. The shade 02 Love to be Matt is 1-2 tonnes darker than my actual skin tone, so it doesn’t work for contouring on me. I use it, as an all over face powder for a tanned took. Even though the powder is finely milled, sometimes, the application is patchy even with a brush. For a bronzer, I definitely expected a decent pigmentation. Hopefully, I can still make it work.
Essence Bronzing Compact Powder Matt keeps my face matte for up to 5 hrs. The lid of the compact shuts tight with a click, so its travel friendly. The quality of the product is excellent. I totally love it as a face powder. Essence Bronzing Compact Powder Matt is surely something I want in my makeup stash.
Available online on Amazon
Makes an excellent face powder.
decent quantity for the price.
You can barelly see the swatches on my hand as, its so close to my skin tone.
And here’s a picture of mine with Essence Bronzing Compact Powder Matt used all over as a face powder.
Beauty Gyaan (BG) Rating: 3/5 as a bronzer and 4/5 as a face powder.
Overall Verdict: The quality of Essence Bronzing Compact Powder Matt is just amazing. Can be used as a bronzer by lighter skin tonnes and as an overall face powder for medium skin tonnes. Its a must try, there’s nothing to lose here, as the product will work for you either ways.
Have you used any Essence products, do let me know your experience in the comments section.
What Maybelline Claims: Turn on the Light for skin that looks bright, Visibly Fair and Shine Free. Instant Fairness: Infused with Pro Vitamin C, it instantly illuminates skin’s appearance, revealing a healthy fair glow. Helps Prevent Skin Darkening – SPF 26 PA++, high UV protection helps defend from the skin darkening and appearance of spots. Smooth Even Skin – Ultra fine, lightweight powders blend easily giving optimum coverage to erase spot appearance for smooth, even skin. Shine Conrtol – Blend of water and sebum repellent powders keep skin shine free, perfectly matte and fresh.
Non comedogenic (wont cause breakouts as it doesn’t block the pores)
My Experience: Maybelline Clear Glow All In One Fairness Compact Powder is my second compact after Avon simply pretty.
What I absolutely love about the Maybelline Clear Glow Compact is that its so fine and doesn’t not scratch my skin.
Blends like a dream with a powder brush.
Also the Sand Beige shade that i have suits my skin tone perfectly.
Even though this is the darkest shade, as it looks in the pan, its quite sheer and would look good on medium skin tones.
Usually powders tend to look whitish on the skin, so its always a wise decision to pick a shade darker than your natural skin tone.
Thats what I did and it doesn’t look whitish at all.
Its a cream to powder Compact and can be used in wet and dry form.
I haven’t yet dried the wet form but the sponge provided along with this compact would be helpful when using in wet form.
However,Maybelline Clear Glow All In One Fairness Compact Powder is not very good at oil control.
My T-zone starts becoming oily only after 2 hours of application.
Maybelline Clear Glow All In One Fairness Compact Powder comes with a broad or full spectrum protection of SPF 26 PA+++.
Which means its gives total protection against UVA and UVB rays up to an hour in the sun.
Also I didn’t see in skin lightening, as it claims to be a fairness compact.
It gives light coverage and looks better when worn over liquid foundation.
I use it over my Lotus Purestay Foundation review HERE and its looks flawless.
Overall its a very good quality product for the price.
Good shade selection
Has SPF 26 PA+++
No shade available for dark skin tone
does not control oil effectively, less staying power.
Fairness claim is not true.
Would i buy Maybelline Clear Glow All In One Fairness Compact Powder Again:
Well I would like to try other compacts, but yes if I don’t find my perfect shade, I’m definately coming back to this.
Beauty Gyaan (BG) Rating: 4 out of 5.
If you’ve used Maybelline Clear Glow All In One Fairness Compact Powder, do let me know your experince in the comments section.
The above product was sent by the company for review purpose.
Hi Girls, this is my first review and it’s about Ponds Oil Control Talc.
First let me tell u I have combination skin with normal to Oily (Nose & sometimes forehead also)
I don’t use much creams on my face because nearly anything I put on my face makes it oily.
So I never used talc. My friend was using it so I just tried it accidentally & realized it was great for a matte look. So Ponds Oil Control Talc has orange peel extracts & TPI-60 (Tan protection Index).
It also contains Salicylic acid which is effective acne, blackheads & whitehead fighter.
This is the best oil control I ever had.
But if you are very fair then stay away from it, otherwise it will make you look ghostly.
Also avoid if you have dry skin.
Sun Protection from tanning
Gives Super Matte Look
it’s a bit coarser than the other ponds talcs
Not for Dry & very fair skin
My rating: 4.5 out of 5.
Im using it since 4 years & finally iv been able to combat Oily skin.
If you’ve used this product, do let me know your experince in the comments section.