A powder I go back to when the the weather becomes humid. It looks terrifying at first but rest assure it blends into your skin tone. FYI I am a NC40 girl.
I've been using this for about 8 months n it's the smoothest powder ever! Works pretty well if it's used for mildly oily skin. I use this with either the ecotools kabuki or blush brush n powder application turns out fine either way :)
I really love this product. It looks flawless after you put it on, and lasts for a good 4-6 hours. A touch up is needed by the end of the day but thats pretty good to me. A little goes a long way. Will keep buying. Smell is lovely!
2/10; Just to let you know my skin type, Always struggled with mild to cystic acne, some red scarring, oily but yet can look dry skin, semi large pores, few ice pick scarring. Reading all of these reviews made me smile so off I went to buy my Jurlique Rose Silk Dust! It literally just came in the mail 20 minutes ago, I applied it over my makeup & I think I am IN LOVE. My pores are barely visible. I hope this will not clog my pores & cause me to break out because I think I finally found something good. I will update in a week! I am now off to work a 8 hour work day so lets see how well it works!
(For the Rose Silk Finishing Powder)
I have had this quiet little performer in my handbag for a while now and have completely forgotten to praise it on here. Of course, loose finishing powders are a dime a dozen and normally wouldn't catch my attention. This one, however, is just divine and always a pleasure to use. I keep it in my handbag for shine blotting purposes and I can't live without it. Doesn't cake, smells like roses, and the packaging is kick ass. I never would have thought I could carry a loose powder in my handbag successfully, but this is one excellent container. The lid clicks tight with the sponge-puff and travels well (if you have the handbag space for a whole loose powder container, of course).
Mine is also embarrassingly old (it expired in May '09, I hate throwing perfectly good things out) and is still going strong, with plenty left and no texture/smell change at all. Would I buy again? For sure, no other loose powder packaging has made itself so convenient.
I will not live without this product again! After googling oil control products, I found heaps of people recommending this powder (mostly the Rose silk dust). I checked out the website and decided to go with the Citrus Dust as it's made for oily skin. First off, it smells great, I love putting it on and smell that fresh scent for ages. I use a face powder brush to apply, as you really don't need alot, and I mainly apply it to my T-zone. Before this I would normally get oily within 1-2 hours after putting on my makeup. Now it might take anywhere from a few hours to lasting all day before I get a kind of oily look. I mainly get a "glow" now. Some days I do have to blot and sometimes reapply, but it never looks cakey on me, and I would always get this when I'd try to top up with normal face powder. Will definitely repurchase!
The packaging is convenient for carrying around and smells nice. Does not mattify well at all
I have the rose scented version, not too easy to find in the UK and quite pricey, but so light and luxurious feeling. I don't tend to use it to set foundation, just use it alone to keep the oilies at bay when wearing very little make-up. Lovely product
***This is a review for the Citrus Silk Finishing Powder**
If you are oily, you need this product. It's controls oil better than any primer, any blot powder. I have tried MAC Blot, UD de-slick, MUFE, Shu, YSL and so many (seriously you name it, I've tried it). I used this product on my wedding day (on the beach, in July and in Mexico) and it really sucked everything up. I love the citrus, fresh scent.
My application process - I use this as a powder primer. Using a foundation brush I dab the powder and then shake off access. I go across my t-zone (after primer and liquid foundation but before setting powder), and then I finish with the setting powder of my choice (usually Guerlain Meteorites.
Warning - do not use the puff as an applicator. You need very little product to control oil.
My only wish is that this came pressed for touch-ups throughout the day.
Ingredients: Zea mays (Corn) Starch; Oryza sativa (Rice) Starch; Silica; Fragrance (Parfum)*; Iris florentina (Orris) Root Extract; Salvia officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract; Arnica montana Flower Extract; Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract; Calendula officinalis Flower Extract; Bellis perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract; Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract; Prunella vulgaris (Self Heal) Flower Extract; Spilanthes acmella Flower Extract; Lauroyl Lysine; Glycerin; Aqua (Water); Alcohol; Limonene*; Linalool*; Citral*; Citronellol*; Eugenol*; Geraniol*; Farnesol*; Benzyl Benzoate*.
* From Natural Essential Oil (Palmarosa - Cymbopogon martini; Lemon - Citrus medica limonum; Tangerine - Citrus tangerine; Rosewood - Aniba rosaeodora; Rose - Rosa damascena
PERFECT. I have incredibly oily skin and if you do too, then this is a must have for you as well.
I'm aware of my oiliness and I take this into account in relation to everything I apply on my face. I ensure I use a long wearing oil free foundation, as well as oil free moisturiser. I have tried many matte/ oil control powders and none of them have worked out for me. From my experience they're weren't effective at oil control, they broke me out, it made me look like I powdered my face with flour or they contain cheap ingredients such as talc that irritate my skin.
This product is amazing because it is so finely milled and truly transparent - no cake effect. Most importantly - it controls oil!!! Yes I will need to blot - probably once, but that's reasonable for a greasy gal. Also, even though it's so effective at controlling oil - the finish is still luminous and my skin looks healthy (not oily). It's not a flat unflattering matte.
Price wise - reasonable for 10g and the quality. You won't be caking this on - a little goes a long way. Functionality of packaging - I love it. It's very pretty and the most functional you'll ever get for a loose powder. No point complaining about the mess - it's inherent in the nature of the product, being a loose powder. Jurlique have done a fantastic job with packaging - the puff is like a stopper, stopping product coming out and I like how the sifter is a dark colour, which allows you to see precisely how much you've shaken out.
I love this product. I wish I had discovered it sooner.
I ADORE this product! After reading reviews I had to try it and I don't regret buying it at all.
It comes in a cute little compact where the powder sits in a little compartment with a plastic plate with holes (I'm sure there's a much more succinct way of decribing this but it escapes me at the moment)thing between it and the powder puff. There's a handy little mirror in the lid so you can see the powder. Now the sieve does tend to get clogged with powder and requires a VERY gentle tap to get some products out onto the plate (which has a tendency to send the very fine powder flying everywhere if you're not careful!)
I bought it in rose which smells absolutely amazing. There's three different scents (rose, lavendar and citrus) which are marketed for different skin types but honestly I'm not sure if there's a difference (though I've not tried the others so I can't say).
The powder puff is a bit awkward (and gets dirty quickly when you apply powder over any makup you where - I only wear some blush and the puff is now a mottley peach colour) but compact and convenient. The powder goes on white but a gentle pat/swipe distributes it without a trace left over. I have dark Asian skin that tans at the slightest hint of sunlight and the fact that the white powder blends without a trace shows how fine it is.
It is the best powder I've ever tried. I find I have to apply about twice a day (my skin is quite oily) but in between times it keeps my skin lovely and powdery dry.
Will definately purchase this again!