Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Pretty Secret Facial Powder Paper: Controls Shine + Instant Retouch

Pretty Secret Facial Powder Paper
Bought for:  P49 (60 sheets)
Bought from: Watsons

Last year, I reviewed about Pretty Secret Bamboo Charcoal, Tea Tree and Cool Mint Oil Blotting Papers and raved how these are such great products made of quality sheets that effectively remove oils without the pricey tags. Now, I've recently discovered another variant from the same brand, their Facial Powder Paper that claims to perform dual action (controls shine + instant retouch). It's basically a normal blotting sheet that is face powder-infused so when you dab it on your face, you take away and absorb the oils and the powder cling to your skin for a quick retouch. That's pretty smart. I have tried one of these before and it's pretty much the same with the one from Silk Secrets but a little bit cheaper...and perhaps better.


As you can tell, it comes in typical cardboard packaging but I love how Pretty Secret made the design attractive and chic. It has complete labeling and information about the product including benefits, use, ingredients, date of expiration and manufacturing.

Overall Performance

The sheets aren't thin enough to easily tear when it absorbed too much oils. It smells like typical talc pressed powder which isn't bothersome for me at all. When you smoothe your fingers on the sheet, you get an orange-y powder which kinda turns me off. It's not as if as it imparts or add a strong color on your makeup but I would prefer if its transparent at least. Though the powder is orange-y, it does not contribute any coverage. However, it tends to worsen the look of the base by making it appear cakey and too flat. While I don't really buy that talcum powders are unsafe, I find it quite alarming that it has talc on it and Kaolin (a kind of clay which I find too mattifying) too. If you are not a fan, you wouldn't like it.

Everything's based on my personal preference, I guess. I don't prefer blotting sheets like these anymore. However, on days that I am makeup-free, I like using it because it blots away excess oil and prevent shine, making my skin look more decent. I just don't prefer it on top of makeup, that's it. For the price of P49, this is a convenient product to own especially if you are always on the rush. You can also spot this in almost all Watson stores nationwide.

Have you tried Pretty Secret Facial Powder Paper? Any thoughts?


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