Catrice Nude Illusion Loose Powder Review

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Hello IMBBians,

I have never used a loose powder up until now. Growing up, talcum powder was the only makeup I knew – more powder and looking white meant looking beautiful! My old photos look like I have been punched by talcum powder. Whenever I saw loose powder, I felt that it would make me look ashy, but recently, I made up my mind to buy one and today’s review is on Catrice Nude Illusion Loose Powder. Read on to know more:


Product Description:
The transparent, loose powder with a soft-focus effect provides all skin types with a long-lasting matte effect. The micro-fine powder particles absorb excess oil and ensure a matte effect without drying out your skin. For a smooth and flawless complexion. Can also be used to set make-up. Available as a transparent powder – universally suitable for every skin type and tone. It‘s all about nude.  Transparent, loose powder with a soft-focus effect. Suitable for every skin type and tone.

Aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, talc, disodium edta, sodium dehydroacetate, methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben.

€5.59 for 11 gm.


My Experience with Catrice Nude Illusion Loose Powder:

One of the main reasons I wanted to get loose powder was to set my foundation cream. Max Factor Luminizer foundation had an issue of melting and even though I set it with MAC Studio Fix Powder, it looked too cakey for everyday look. I read in a beauty magazine that a loose powder can set the foundation and extend the staying power and when I was looking for it, I came across Catrice N*de Illusion Loose Powder. It wasn’t very pricey and for testing it was an amazing solution that was affordably priced than others.


This loose powder comes in a normal tub with holes for easy dispensing of the product. The packaging is made with a good quality plastic. The tub is transparent and you can easily see the amount of powder remaining and the screw cap is black in color and very efficient. The packaging all together is good. The product is travel friendly. When you open the screw lid, you can see a plate that is attached to the tub of powder which dispenses the amount of powder needed. I think this is pretty basic in almost all loose powders.


The powder is white in color and very soft and smooth. It has a beautiful fragrance to it and that lingers on for a while. Considering that the powder is white in color, I suspected that it would leave a white sheen on my face, but to my surprise, it doesn’t leave any white cast on my face. I have combination skin and after half a day, my T zone turns oily. With the usage of this loose powder, I am able to control the shine and even though it doesn’t completely stop the shine, the oiliness is controlled for around 6 hours. The powder when used to set foundation does miracles to the skin.


This powder provides a matte finish to the look. Max Factor Luminizer is a dewy foundation and when I set it with this powder, it provides a clean matte look to the face. However, you need to be very careful with the amount you apply. If you apply more, it can easily mess up the whole look and make you look ghastly than beautiful. The product like claimed provides a soft focus illusion when applied. The powder is suitable for all skin tones, it also blends very easily and fast. It also makes the skin feel smooth after application.

For now, expect that it contains parabens, I do not have any complaints with the product. It is a good budget option for combination skin beauties who are struggling to get rid of shine on their noses! It doesn’t feel heavy on the skin and hasn’t caused me any breakouts.

Pros of Catrice Nude Illusion Loose Powder:

  • Doesn’t look cakey.
  • Suitable for all skin tones.
  • Doesn’t leave a white cast and blends easily.
  • Sets foundation and imparts a matte finish.
  • Controls oil for around 6 hours.
  • Skin feels soft and smooth and enhances a soft focus effect as claimed.
  • Travel friendly.
  • A good budget option.

Cons of Catrice Nude Illusion Loose Powder:

  • Contains parabens.

Would I Recommend/Repurchase Catrice Nude Illusion Loose Powder?
I would surely recommend for beginners but maybe, I would look for other higher end options.
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