After trying so many loose & pressed powders I think I have found the perfect one (at least for me). The great thing about this powder is that it has a very pure composition that doesn't clog my pores , interfere with my sunscreen or turn my yellow/olive complexion into that of an extra from Thriller! Not only that, it is very sheer and natural and has a a delicate scent- I have the Rose version. If you just want to take the edge of your shine and still look like you're not wearing powder this is for you, pricey but worth it. continued >>
I received the lavender silk dust as a birthday present and am very pleased with it. The lavender is supposed to help with breakouts Ė I canít say if Iíve noticed a difference, but it certainly helps keep my very oily t-zone matte for much of the day, and it sets my makeup well. The scent is pleasant, but I think I might try rose next time instead. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I actually donít mind the packaging Ė I just tip the container upside down (with the lid on), then unscrew the lid and use a brush to pick up the powder that has sifted out. Itís even safe to travel with (Iíve done so many times) because Iíve found that not very much powder will sift out at a time. A small wad of cotton/cotton pad placed inside the jar would help, too.
Reasonably cheap (considering the price of loose face powder and Jurlique products generally), attractively packaged, talc-free dusting powder that actually works. I have oily skin and was suprised to find this stuff actually mattifies and stops the oilies from returning. Don't be too heavy-handed with this otherwise you'll have to hang out at Carmilla's. Oh, and smells great.
Unfortunately, due to a shipping snafu, I didn't receive my order for this until last week (I ordered in mid-July when my shiny face forced me on a quest for a good mattifier). Lately, the weather's gotten cooler and dryer and my skin has gone from being combo/oily to combo/dry. So keeping that in mind: a light dusting of this stuff in the morning after moisturizer and sunscreen does help keep down the greasies. I still get oil on my blotting sheets, but it's not as much as before. of course, this could also be the result of several other factors: my changed skin condition; cooler weather; Dr. Hauschka Normalizing Day oil; C.O. Bigelow Extra Lite Face Lotion.
The silk dust is a fine, pure white powder that looks and feels exactly like talcum powder but according to the ingredients list, is talc-free. The list is fairly short and includes some nice botanical extracts: Calendula, Witch Hazel, Rosemary, Arnica, Lavender Oil, Rose Oil, Daisy, Sage, Orris. I have the Rose version and it smells like a real, fresh rose to me; it's not nearly as heavy or perfumey as I'd feared and the scent doesn't really linger. I think I'd still prefer another kind of scent or none at all, but I'm fine with it. The white color is not a problem for me, even though I am a warmish MMM, as long as I dust this on lightly and (sometimes) use a normal-colored powder on top. Nowadays this is actually making me feel a bit too dry, so I'll try reserving this for extra-oily days. I'll add that it's impossible to do a dewy look with this on so be prepared to make some trade-offs.
Packaging is a heavy, white ceramic jar with a built-in sifter. Not practical for travel but you can get travel sifter jars from Sephora or other beauty supply stores (Milani also sells mini loose powders for about 5 bucks--just dump out the contents and refill). Expensive at nearly 30 USD for 10 grams and hard to find unless you live near Australia--I had to order mine from eBay. But it does work. continued >>
I'm an eye makeup girl and that's about it. But since I have oily skin (even after matte-finish sunscreens), and since I assume rice papers remove precious sunscreen *along* with excess oil, I need something to combat the oilies.
But then not just any ordinary powder. It can't have any metal ions or yellow or black iron oxides, zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, or mica, as these unfortunately-omnipresent face makeup ingredients have been shown to degrade sunscreen active ingredient Avobenzone (also dubbed Butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane or trademarked "Parsol 1789"), thus possibly generating free radicals. While I question ALL theories such as this one and because this hypothesis is not 100% conclusive, and since I don't typically use face makeups anyway, I feel it's best to veer on the conservative side when I *do* purchase a face powder, making sure it does not contain the above. An extraordinarily rare find, Jurlique Rose Silk Dust Powder is exactly that. That in and of itself deserves the full 5-lippie rating from me!
This product is simple - but believe me, it does precisely what it is meant to. It gets rid of the shines, and if it leaves a light finish, it dissipates altogether within 30 minutes max. I wear a fragrance called Miso Pretty Body Mist, and the Jurlique Silk Rose Dust meshes beautifully with this scent's notes of peony & tuberose. I love everything about this product and have full intentions of reordering - that is, if I ever run out. A little bit goes a very long way, and it will last forever! continued >>
this is a good product. 1. talc-free. this is my first concern. (other good loose powders which are talc-free and i like are BE's mineral veil and chantecaille's [very expesnive]. 2. it does some antiseptic job on zits. 3. dont use too much, coz the particles are not very fine, will leave you a WHITE POWDERY MASK, so my trick is, only on zits, and some oily areas.
I use Lavender Silk Dust and it is an absolute holy grail for my t-zone. This is eons better than the Dr. Hauschka one and I am completely in love with how well it keeps me shine-free and yet does not aggravate acne nor dry out the skin nor cake up any makeup. The white powder can be slightly visible but a lighter dusting is just as effective so I sweep barely a veil over my t-zone over my regular powder. I heard this is also extremely effective as a deodorant body powder though I have not yet tried it...
This is a fantastic product. I only need to a apply a small amount and it controls oil all day long - no blotting or shiny forehead anymore! I apply it with a Kabuki brush and it goes on smoothly and evenly. I've only used it in winter so far, I guess the real test will be summer, but I have no doubt it will do the trick. I'll update!
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. I cannot say enough how amazing i thought this powder was the first time i used it. I had to buy both because i simply could not decide as they both smelled heavenly. I find it best to apply using fingers after dispensing some on a dry palm, it's had to imagine doing it if u know what i mean, so used to applying powder using a puff or brush. it really does reveal ur actual skin like u have not put on makeup. i didnt need to blot the whole day and the look is naturally matte. don't be put off by its chalky appearance, it dissappears the moment it touches the skin. A must try.
This powder is so finely milled that it just vanishes into skin. It's controls shine all day but still looks very natural, not cakey at all. I only need to use a small amount of product, so this will probably last me forever. If I ever run out though, I'll repurchase.