Review: Essence Cosmetics Fix & Matte! Translucent Powder
Here's a review on Essence Fix & Matte! Translucent Loose Powder
Bought From: Watson's, SM Makati
Other Locations: Available in all major SM Watson's stores
I have this ultimate favorite translucent powder from Allison Rafaelle-it was my first true powder love. To me, it was the perfect translucent powder because it sets foundation perfectly and instantly in just 2 swipes, it literally disappears into nothingness making it very photo- friendly, it's all- natural, weightless, and works amazingly in the oil control department. I loved it so much that I still have the pot with me and it has been 2 years now. I didn't bother blogging about it because it was already on a clearance sale in Beauty Bar when I got it. Had I known that it was THAT good, I would've hoarded the last four pots. Le sigh.
Like what they say, if you lose your first love, there will always be someone-in this case, it's a something-who will sweep you off your feet once more. So meet my second true powder love, the alternative (and perfect dupe) for Allison Rafaelle's translucent powder, Essence Cosmetics Fix & Matte! Translucent Powder.
ESSENCE COSMETICS FIX & MATTE! TRANSLUCENT POWDER IN DETAIL
By the way, this is the brand's only loose powder, at least locally. I've researched about the brand's powder line- up and learned that there are other variants. Hope they bring a few more in here soon.
Click READ MORE if you're looking for a very affordable true translucent powder!
It comes in one size only, 15g, the standard size and volume for loose powders. And it's only a little over P200.00!
Texture is starchy and dry (this is why it is quite universal) yet very smooth and fine. It is unscented, low- dusting and doesn't require too much blending at all, albeit it's a little messy to use because the powder is very loose. It mattifies skin and sets foundation quickly, but it cannot conceal pores and may have a tendency to aggravate dry skin.
Fix & Matte blended evenly
Huh? Where did the powder go!?
ESSENCE COSMETICS FIX & MATTE! TRANSLUCENT POWDER IN ACTION
One layer of Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Liquid Foundation
I've grabbed this photo from my Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Liquid Foundation review as I wore it when I took photos of this product.
One layer of Fix & Matte!
Naw, the powder did not alter the shade of my foundation. :D Regarding oil control, all I can say is A-A-A-UH-MAZING! 5 hours of wear and still no trace of oil to be seen and felt, and it can withstand sweat! Moreover, it is quite photo- friendly, it doesn't impart a white cast, and I didn't breakout from it. It also doubles as a blotting powder and that makes this product a winner!
I predict that you guys will ask me this question: How does it compare with say, Snoe's Poudre Phenomenon. Well, it's definitely cheaper and it can do what Snoe can do, but this one has better oil control. When it comes to texture, pore coverage and compatibility with different skin types, Snoe wins.
I didn't expect that Essence Cosmetics, with all its teeny bopper appeal, would come up with such a wonderful product that can give most pricey translucent powder brands a run for their money. It's considered as a regular, everyday make up, but with the way it performs, I definitely recommend it for PRO use. It's a must- have if you excessively oily and combination skin. For those with normal and dry skin, please moisturize properly prior to usage. Without question, I will repurchase again and again!
ESSENCE COSMETICS FIX & MATTE! TRANSLUCENT POWDER RATING
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