(Unfortunately photos in this post were lost due to The Great Deletion of 2014. Some efforts to re-do photos will be made but not all posts will be redone.)
I bought this on pure impulse. It was really cute sitting there in the aisle and I was just curious about what an oil and blemish control powder could do. The back of the packaging is completely in Thai so I had no idea what it claims or how to use it properly but a little poking around the internet helped!
From Makeupalley I found out that this product, which contains talc, has the ability to control oil and shrink swelling pimples. On the bottle it also says Double UV protection but I only found out that it has titanium dioxide and not what SPF rating this would have.
The product comes in a little bottle with a twist lid that has small openings. The color in Sweetie Pink is a low saturated highlighter pink which is white with a pink tinge when blended. There is a somewhat strong feminine scent to this product but it goes away after a while. It's not too hard to pour the right amount though some product tends to puff out when I put the bottle back down.
I wasn't really sure how to use this and at first I applied it over my foundation. This was a bad idea. I ended up walking around with a pink face after using a little too much (much too much) one day and I decided that look really wasn't working for me. Now, I pour a little on my hand and pat/blend it onto my face before I apply primer and foundation.
Does this work? YES! I was actually really surprised at how well it controlled my combination-oily skin. I usually get oily around 3-4 hrs after applying a foundation but this made me stay oil free for another 2 hrs or so. I'm really amazed by this since it only costs me about $5CDN and it works way way way better than Urban Decay's De-slick powder which is so much more expensive. I don't think it's any good at shrinking pimples though.
This is a little difficult to get your hands on but you can find it via Ebay or Amazon. If you want to give an oil controlling powder product a try, this is actually an affordable product that delivers. The ratings on Makeupalley are pretty high for this and I can see while. If you'r extremely oily, I don't think you'll find this quite has the oil control power you would like but it might help extend your foundation a little. I will most likely repurchase. Apparently there's a blue and orange variety too! If you can, give this a try!
What's your oil controlling powder of choice? Have you tried a product on a whim just to have it amaze you?
Edible Zen: Lately I've been thinking a little bit more about the food that I eat and this article is a good little blurb on the food policy movement. Eating real food is something I trying to move more and more towards.