Candydoll Mineral Face Powder 01 review

Sunday, April 28, 2013

candydoll mineral face powder

I can't remember when is the last time I used powder. For me, it's always either bb cream or liquid foundation and I'm good to go for work. I used to like the full base makeup routine, consisting of makeup base > foundation > loose powder to set my makeup but after I started working, I realised that if I apply powder, it makes my face look more dry and sometimes 'crack lines' appear. Plus, applying powder makes my face and my features look flat which I'm pretty sure none of you would want that. Having said that, because I'm very much of a base makeup person, I love my loose powders and pressed powders. Although sometimes they don't work the way I want them to - reduce shine but yet not make my face and features appear flat, I still like to try out different brands of loose/pressed powder to find the best one that work for me.

Being a beauty blogger, I can be quite cynical towards product claims at times. I only believe it when I have tried it and seen the results for myself.

candydoll mineral face powder 1

What is it:

CandyDoll Mineral Powder is a translucent loose powder formulated with skin-friendly minerals.

It helps cover pores and mattify skin while keeping makeup looking fresh to help you achieve doll-like procelain skin.

Ingredient List:

Talc, synthetic fluorphlogopite, HDI/trimethylol hexyllactone crosspolymer, dimethicone/methicone crosspolymer, silica, calcium carbonate iron oxide, coconut oil, aloe barbadensis leaf extract.

Today I'm going to review Candydoll Mineral Loose Powder in 01 (the permanent version) without shimmer which is my current favourite loose powder. If you're a regular reader of Japanese magazines such as Popteen, ViVi, Seventeen, there will be no way that you will miss Candydoll - makeup brand by popular amateur 'gyaru', Tsubasa Mazuwaka. CandyDoll aims at creating a doll-like appearance, targeting teens.

My thoughts:

candydoll mineral powder after
Right after setting my foundation with Candydoll Mineral Powder

Candydoll Mineral Powder is very, very fine! In terms of coverage, it has got light coverage. I like the fact that Candydoll Mineral Powder is translucent so I need not worry about any white or pink cast appearing even if I pile on the product on my face. It makes the pores on my face look less visible and my face look so smooth and flawless, akin to that of a porcelain doll's. What's more, it doesn't make my face appear cakey like how some powder does. 

candydoll mineral powder after 5 hours
After 5-6 hours of setting my foundation with Candydoll Mineral Powder

My only gripe would be its oil-control properties, that it didn't work as well as I expected it to especially after hearing a lot of beauty bloggers raving about its oil-control properties. I have got combination skin and I must say that although it helps to keep my face matte throughout the day, I still experience a bit of shine on my T-zone, particularly my nose area but the good thing is that I don't have to blot my nose as much as usual, at the very most - once a day. 

Patricia's tip:

I usually pour a bit of powder out from the sifter jar onto the cap and use the powder puff included to pat the powder onto my face. Then, I take my large powder brush to even out the powder on my face and brush off any excess.

1) Sunblock + Candydoll Mineral Powder

On days when I don't feel like wearing too much makeup, I apply Candydoll Mineral Powder after sunblock and I'm good to go. As Candydoll Mineral Powder is translucent, it doesn't leave a white or pink cast on me. I like how it makes my face look smoother but doesn't change my original skin color unlike some powders that changes my skintone drastically and one look at it, people will know that I have got powder on.  

2) Make Up Base + Foundation/BB cream + Candydoll Mineral Power

On days when I want to look a bit more dressed up, I apply Candydoll Mineral Powder after applying foundation or BB cream to set it.

I hope you like this post, thanks for reading!


Price list:Candydoll Face Powder $33.90

Disclaimer: Product was sent to me for consideration. Blog post depict my honest opinion as always!

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