Essence Fix and Matte Translucent Loose Powder
Today I am reviewing a mattifying loose powder. As I have said many times before I have extremely oily and shiny skin which just gets worse in summers. Although I have never really loved powders on my oily skin, mainly because they all barely controlled oil on my skin for 2-3 hours which used to result in frequent touch ups and hence cakey looking face, and mostly all of them were tinted and used to oxidize on me. Before this I was using the much raved about Rimmel stay matte powder, but was not very satisfied as it would mattify my skin only for 2-3 hours during summers, and I was certainly looking for something better. And now since summers have almost started it is right time to review this wonderful product.
Matte and fix for a perfect finish! The transparent, lose powder can be applied on top of the foundation matting your skin and fixing your make-up. The handy jar contains little holes dispensing exactly the right amount of powder. For a radiant, natural and even complexion. Available in one transparent shade for all skin tones.
Rs. 399 for 15.5 grams (I had bought it for 349 two months back but online it is showing 399)
My Experience with Essence Fix and Matte Translucent Loose Powder:
The white translucent powder comes in a round transparent jar container with a silver lid and a white shifter which was sealed with a plastic sheet and the powder has no noticeable smell to it. The shifter has some 18-20 tiny holes and the jar has to be shaken before opening the lid to get product for every use. There is no product wastage and spillingas the holes only dispense adequate amount of product during every use. But the packaging is not at all travel friendly which isthe major con.
The powder is very finely milled and blends seamlessly into skin without leaving behind any residue or white cast and feels weightless on skin. I have never used a white translucent powders before and hence was worried about this one looking ghostly on my medium skin tone but thankfully once blended into the skin it gets completely undetectable and hence it will work for all skin tones very well. The key to application is using very little amount on a large fluffy powder brush and blending well, as if you will apply too much then you will end up with a slight whitish cast, but when used properly I have never faced any problems even with flash photography.I did not notice it settling into pores or lines on skin at all.
After using this powder my pores look slightly small and blurred out, it might be due to the mattifying effect though, but it is definitely a plus point for me:P It blends very easily into skin giving a very natural matte look to face taking away all the shine, and skin does not look too dry or patchy. It does cling to dry areas or patches on face but then it is a mattifying powder, so it is best to use it only on the oily areas of your face.
I have used it every way alone, on top of BB cream/Foundation and it works very well every way. During the winters I had combination skin so was using it only on T zone but now since my skin has started getting oily and shiny I use it on full face, and on places I have dry patches like around mouth using a moisturizer beforehand always helps. It does not add any coverage or alter the skin tone and hence I have never faced the problem of oxidization with it unlike other tinted compact powder. It keeps my face matte for a good 4-5 hours which is excellent for me without looking cakey or obvious and after that I need to blot my T –zone and reapplication is not really necessary as after blotting as my face stays matte for another 2 hours or so. It works quite well to set foundations keeping them matte and in place for long.
In all I am very pleased with it ,I have been using it almost every day since long time now absolutely love the matte effect it gives my skin, you do get a lot of quantity to last for really long.
Pros of Essence Fix and Matte Translucent Loose Powder:
• Extremely finely milled and smooth texture , goes completely invisible once blended
• Blends very easily and feels lightweight on skin
• The shifter dispenses the right amount of product without causing any product wastage
• True to its claims , mattifes skin instantly and keeps skin matte for quite long
• Is suitable for all skin tones
• Does not leave behind a whitish cast
• Does not alter the shade of foundations
• Works well on its own and on top of foundation or BB creams as well
• Did not settle in pores or lines on face
• Blurs out pores to an extent
• Reasonably priced for decent quantity
• Easily available online
Cons of Essence Fix and Matte Translucent Loose Powder:
• Packaging is not at all travel friendly, but then it is a loose powder 😛
• Will cling to dry patches on face so make sure to use only on oily areas of face
Do I recommend Essence Fix and Matte Translucent Loose Powder?
I recommend it to all those beauties with oily skin who are on lookout of a good mattifying as it is a boon for oily skin ,I am never going to be without it and is the best mattifying powders I have used so far that keeps my face matte for long.
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12 thoughts on “Essence Fix and Matte Translucent Loose Powder Review”
Nice Review Dhara 🙂 I have a dry skin, but I so want to try this 😛
*hihi* thanks Gargi 🙂 , it looks pretty enough to try, but for dry skin it will cling to dry pacthes on face so I do not think its a good idea 😛 *haan ji*
where can i get it online ? lovely detailed review , it sounds great for my oily skin *powder*
thanks 🙂 , it is available on medplusbeauty.
llovvee such loose powders
me too I like loose powders slightly more than pressed powders, and this one is perfect 🙂
looks like a great translucent powder.. will definitely check it out.. nice review dear *clap*
thanks Mayuri, do try it 🙂
This soundsss really good dhara and a very well detailed review. I quite like using these white powder. i find they don’t move the foundation underneath and make makeup last longer. I will check mine if that does anything to my pores. Never bothered to check that area. Thanks. 🙂
this is the first white powder I have used and my opinion changed I simply love it, I completely agree it makes makeup last much longer, and for pores I think it should be doing something , I have slightly large pores around the nose thanks to oily skin n hence noticed it 😛
Lovely review! Will definitely try this one 🙂