I love using a translucent powder. South African summers are just ridiculous and within the hour, if I haven’t set my makeup my perfectly done-up face starts looking a little liquid. On Friday I swapped handbags and ended up with half my required collection. I decided to buy the Essence Matte & fix translucent powder mainly because it was the only one available at the Clicks downstairs.. This was definitely a good impulse buy. The powder only cost R40 and it works just as well as my others.
I carry this around in my handbag and does get quite messy. Every now and then I have to lift the middle layer and put some powder back into the jar. It does mess a lot when I open it. I really wish there was a way to avoid this. I much prefer the loose powder and brush to a compact and a poof.
This powder is quite fine and definitely sets my face well. If your skin is darker, try not to use a lot as it will create a white cast on your skin. I noticed that my skin did have a white cast in photos when I used this, but it was quite subtle.
Why don’t I use a setting powder that matches my skin tone?
Using a setting powder that matches your skin tone has the benefit that it will enhance coverage of your foundation and add to the smooth look of your face. The disadvantage is if your skin often changes tone. Mine does. I’m still looking for a setting powder that matches my skin tone to use on days when I’m looking for more coverage though.
Will I repurchase this? Definitely.