Got this one on an impulse. It was on the checkout lane at the supermarket, and at that time I was fretting about my LA Colors Mineral Pressed Powder, so I grabbed this one. It’s in shade #2, Rosy Beige.
I thought it would come in a pretty pink packaging like the other products in the White Beauty line, but it’s only in a simple white, slim compact.
I was terribly disappointed to find that it had no mirror. It costs P152 and has no mirror?! There are less expensive pressed powder brands, but all of them have mirrors! Even my new vanity kit has a mirror!
The sponge that comes with it is thin and flimsy. I’d give it about a week of regular use on the face and neck before it starts falling apart. The powder itself is a shade match; blends well into my skin without being too light or too dark. However, it has a strong, artificial sweet scent similar to that of commercial shampoos. I bet this would turn off a lot of people as it is not subtle at all. Also, it’s hard to pick up the powder using either a powder brush or the sponge that came with it.
It mattifies liquid or cream foundation, and staying power is okay; it stayed for about five hours on my face on a cool day. Not good at controlling oil (but then again, most powders are no match for my oily skin), but you will find the powder intact when you blot away the oil.
I wouldn’t buy this again, nor will I recommend this to anyone. It’s an average pressed powder; there are better/less expensive powders out there. It has a strong smell that lingers for a while, which may annoy others or even aggravate allergies. And the absence of a mirror really is a deal breaker, especially for someone like me who has myopia; I need to peer closely into a mirror to check for mistakes when I retouch.