Thursday, October 9, 2014

Etude House Secret Beam Powder Pact: Review

Something that I cannot miss whenever I do my makeup is dusting my face with powder. With very oily skin like mine, it's almost a sin to leave the house without finishing my makeup with powder. Unless I aim to look like a grease ball, that is.

This particular product from Etude House is an item that I've been iffy to try out mainly because it has 'beam' in its product name. Normally, when the product name has 'beam' in it, there's a promise of glowy skin. Glowy skin, to people with the same skin type as me, just simply means 'oil enhancement'. And yet again, I was wrong to assume this.

Product is priced at PHP578.00

I took a chance and tried it out because when I went to Japan last year, this is the only setting powder me and my sister brought with us. (Yes, we shared. We used different brushes, though.) At first, I was afraid I might look like a disco ball after applying it on my face because my sister briefed me that this product actually has small sparkles in it. Thankfully, I didn't look like one. The sparkles were very small, it was almost unnoticeable unless you're less than a foot away in sight. In fact, the sparkles were so subtle, I felt like it was nonexistent.

It did a good job of setting my makeup although I still had to blot my oil after 4 to 5 hours despite the cold weather (It was winter then.). I wasn't bothered by this fact because I've long accepted that there really is no product out in the market that can totally stop my glands from producing oil. If anything, I feel that 5 hours of oil control is actually already impressive.

 A photo of me in Nikko, Japan sporting the Etude House Secret Beam Powder Pact

Focusing on its good points, it has a nice (glowy) matte finish and as expected, it didn't look cakey. The powder was very light on the skin and was translucent. It also has a really nice puff that I was able to try out. If you're not keen on bringing brushes with you, the puff that comes with the product is actually good. If you're like me, however, using a brush is also a good option. Since the product comes off as translucent, it can easily be applied without worrying about a ghostly looking face from packing too much powder.

 A closer look at the product design

All in all, this is by far the best setting powder I've tried. I didn't expect it to be but I did end up liking it a lot that is why I highly recommend that you guys try it out. If you're not yet convinced by everything I mentioned above, just look at the packaging. It's so beautiful. It's pink and princess-y. Need I say more?

For more information, please feel free to visit Etude House Philippines' facebook page right here. This is NOT a sponsored post.

**photos were taken by my sister using my old camera
With Love,
Anna Luisa

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