Saturday, December 24, 2016

City Color Mineral Blot Pressed Powder Review

Mineral Blot Pressed Powder in Light, 6g
Bought for: P450 (on sale at P135)
Bought from: Makeupholics on Shopee

Claims: It is a unique translucent powder designed to control oil and minimize shine, leaving skin with a smooth matte finish. Works well on all skin tones.

Ingredients: Mica, Aluminum Starch, Octenylsuccinate, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Petrolatum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethyhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance (Parfum), Tocopherol, Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI77499).

Merry Christmas, everyone! While everyone''s done exchanging gifts, I'm still here finishing my  list for late Christmas shopping! It's quite fun thinking of what kind of presents to give away to each person who are special to me. And looking for cute Christmas wrappers are sooooooo cool.

It's my first time trying out City Color products and I'm glad this made me give them a good first impression though I am not really sure if the thing I got here is authentic? I've been searching online about this type of pressed powder and they are showing the Be Matte something in a black compact. Mine's in white. Please tell me I wasn't sweet talked into buying a counterfeit powder. Anyway, thing is, I like it.

As you can see, the product is housed in a rectangular compact that is scratch-prone. Mine's brand new but look how it's severely flawed prolly due to mishandling during the shipping or these are excess from department stores. Whichever happened, I paid low for this so I was not really bothered.  It also has this small mirror at the back of its cover. However, I would prefer if it's not laid flat çoz it's almost the size of an iPhone 5.

To open the powder, you will have to press the lock in a downward motion. Phew, to be honest, I didn't figure this thing out the soonest.

The product smells okay for me. There's no hint of anything awful, even scents of cheap pressed powder sold just anywhere. The product, which is in shade Light, is a tad lighter than my skin tone. I actually ordered the one in Fair/Medium but it got sold out so I was asked to choose between Light and the darkest shade (can't remember the name), but I thought Light could be more manageable.

The product has a pinkish undertone to it which is pretty okay for me as it claims to be suitable for any skin type. But then again, what's the shade selection for? Couldn't pick up the logic. But there's something true to it because upon application, you would notice that this product is light on skin (but not awkward light) but eventually turns the color of my own skin after a few hours. Was it the oxidation taking place? I'm not sure.

This product is kinda hard to blend on skin with the use of the sponge so be patient and take extra effort. It offers a sheer coverage too so it would be better to be applied over foundations or BB creams as a setting/finishing powder. Though it controls oil and shine, touch-ups are still necessary. On the other hand, this does not turns cakey on me prolly because of it's lightweight formula, neither breaks me out.

Overall, I like this pressed powder but not to the point that I would repurchase. I would like to recommend it though because of the smoothness of the powder itself and how fine it applies on skin. Also, it is probably one of the cheapest pressed powder in the market that works to mattify the skin for a longer period!

Hav you tried this? Any comments? Happy blogging!

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