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Today I am going to review NYX loose powder in shade Transparent Light.
I had been wanting to try out a loose powder for quite sometime now, but currently I am staying in a small town where we hardly have any proper branded cosmetic shops (there is a shop which sells“MAC” and “bobby brown” for 300 bucks!…fake stuff ofcourse!!)
So the next best thing I could do was to order it online. One of the online shopping sites had a free gift scheme running so I got a jar of fab india under eye aloe vera gel free with it!! :yahoo:
Now here’s the review
It comes in a small light weight plastic jar. I have absolutely no qualms about the packaging. It’s sturdy.
MRP: Rs 1100 (got it on discount for Rs 880) for 15g of product
Shelf life: 3yrs
Talc, Aluminium Starch Octenyl Succinate, Kaolin, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Silica/ Methicone, Triethylhexanoin, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Methicone, and Fragrance. MAY CONTAIN: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), D&C Red No.7 (CI 15850:1), D&C Red No.6 (CI 15850), Red Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Black Iron Oxides (CI 77499), or Manganese Violet (CI 77742).
It comes in 18 shades (according to the nyx website http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/products/face/powder/loose-face-powder), but I am not sure about availability of different shades in india.
I got the shade “transparent light”. Fortunately the shade blends into my skin flawlessly!
The jar was properly sealed when it arrived. Inside, there are 2 compartments. In the top one, there’s a snugly fitted powder puff, which keeps the powder packed inside. The small pores over the bottom compartment, which contains the powder, are kept sealed with a sticker initially, to prevent any mess. I did not throw away the sticker as it might come in handy if I need to travel with the powder.
The powder is very fine, and soft and silky in texture. It contains spf 10 and blends into the skin smoothly. It doesn’t give any coverage (because it’s transparent) and I don’t mind that.
It gives a dewy finish, which is where I got a bit disappointed with it. My skin is very oily and I stay in a hot and humid area, because of which, I wanted a mattifying powder. This one contains SPF which might be the reason for the dewy finish. So I still have to keep blotting my face with oil absorbing sheets after a couple of hours of applying this.
It sets the makeup nicely though. Once my concealer stayed put for around 5-6 hrs, whereas another day when I was sweating too much in the heat and humidity, the concealer got washed off within 2-3 hrs.
Let me list the pros and cons now
• Very fine and silky powder
• Blends very well
• Lot’s of shades to choose from
• Sets the makeup well
• Contains SPF 10
• Very light fragrance which goes off in a few minutes
• Never gets cakey
• Good quantity of product
• Contains talc (I am not sure why, but some people don’t like talc in their powders)
• Really expensive in india (Rs 1100 ≈ $22!!!! even TBS is much cheaper than that. This powder costs only $12-14 in the US)
• Contains parabens (I am not much concerned about that either)
• May not work well in hot and humid conditions
• Doesn’t mattify the face (this may be a pro for the normal or dry skinned beauties)
You can consider purchasing this if:
• You spend most of your time away from heat and humidity
• You like dewy finish
• You have dry or normal skin
• You are oily skinned but don’t mind blotting your face frequently (because the powder won’t help much)
• You are buying it abroad(since it’s much cheaper out of india) or if you have a lot of money lying around, you can buy it in india too! 😛 😛
My Rating: 3.5/5
No, I want a mattifying powder and this is just not what I had in mind!
Have you used NYX Loose Powder ? Please rate in the box below
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