Skinfood Buckwheat Loose Powder in Clear Review

After I do my base makeup, I always set it with a loose powder. Setting makeup with loose powder is essential for long-lasting and crease-free makeup. I have used loose powders by several brands – Cinema Secret, Ben Nye, Covergirl and so on. Among all that I have tried, I loved the one by Ben Nye the most – it’s the popular Ben Nye Banana Powder. I wanted to try out the loose powder by other brands, so decided to try out the one in this review. I added this loose powder to my recent Korean makeup haul.

Skinfood Buckwheat Loose Powder in Clear packaging

Product Description:
Infused with soft, fine pearl particles, this multi-function powder achieves a subtle, luminous finish. Buckwheat helps enhance the silky-smooth texture of face powder to create a flawless appearance. After foundation, apply gently around the t-zone area blending outwards.

Skinfood Buckwheat Loose Powder in Clear details on the tub

My Experience with Skinfood Buckwheat Loose Powder in Clear:

Skinfood is an affordable brand with some amazing products and it offers a wide range of makeup and skincare products to choose from. I was looking for an affordable translucent loose powder and decided to give a try to this one from Skinfood.

Skinfood Buckwheat Loose Powder in Clear full

The product comes in a tub packaging. The product is held in a translucent tub with tiny holes on top which dispenses product when it is turned upside down and when it’s gently shaken. It has a white lid on top which is a little hard to open or screw back in place. I use a wet makeup sponge to pick up a small amount of powder and tap off the excess product. It is best applied by pressing and rolling the sponge onto the skin. A fluffy makeup brush can be used to apply product as well, although that is not my preferred mode of application. Loose powder is perfect for ‘baking’ face makeup and that is the reason why I bought this loose powder.

Skinfood Buckwheat Loose Powder in Clear

I use this powder in the same manner that I use loose powders. I use it to set my under-eye makeup, also under my cheek bones to accentuate them and around my mouth to prevent laugh lines as the day progresses. I then used a large fluff brush or a pointed contour brush to blend the powder to ‘set’ makeup for a long-lasting natural finish. This process helps give a diffused look to makeup.

Skinfood Buckwheat Loose Powder in Clear tub

Skinfood Buckwheat Loose Powder pigmentation

Unfortunately, after first use, I have realized that this loose powder is not meant for “baking” face. I use liquid foundation for my base makeup and this powder got stuck to it and even when I tried to diffuse it with a fluffy brush, it did not blend into a seamless finish and I could clearly see the region where the powder was applied. It did not give a natural finish to my face and worst of all, this shade is not meant for me. It is cool toned and too white for my skin tone.

Skinfood Buckwheat Loose Powder in Clear swatch

The upside of this product is that it has an extremely soft texture and that exaggerated my disappointment when I realized this is not the right product for me. If the shade is right for someone, then it can be used as a regular setting powder (no wet sponge application, just light dabbing) and the sponge provided is perfect for that purpose.

Pros of Skinfood Buckwheat Loose Powder in Clear:

  • I like the tub packaging, it dispenses the right amount of product when it is gently shaken.
  • It is priced right since it is meant to compete with more expensive options.
  • Can be gently dabbed on face to absorb sweat and moisture.
  • The sponge provided along is well made and can be used for powder application.
  • This shade can go on cool toned, fair skin beauties.
  • Gives a translucent finish to face.

Cons of Skinfood Buckwheat Loose Powder in Clear:

  • It is not meant for face “baking” since it does not blend into a flawless finish and stands out in an unflattering manner.
  • It is formulated with talc and can be a downside for some of us.
  • This shade is not meant for brown skin tone or warm undertones.

Would I Repurchase Skinfood Buckwheat Loose Powder in Clear?
I do not recommend this product to those who ‘bake’ their face. It is meant only for those who need a cool toned powder for mild dabbing of face and makeup.
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