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:
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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.
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MRP: Rs 1100 (got it on discount for Rs 880) for 15g of product
Shelf life: 3yrs
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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.
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I got the shade “transparent light”. Fortunately the shade blends into my skin flawlessly!
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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.
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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.
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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!
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