Review of Kryolan Anti Shine Powder by emmut
THIS POWDER IS AMAZING!
My skin: sensitive, OILY and acne prone. After an entire day it looks like I just splashed my face with grease.
For about 2 months ago I finally decided to purchase this powder after reading all the positive reviews here on MUA. And I'm glad I did. Usually I have to touch up my entire face after 20 minutes to maintain a shine free face. I got really tired of always looking and feeling oily so I decided to give this a try.
The first thing I tried was putting this powder over an already oily face and WHAM! - It looked like I've just washed my face, the powder just sucked it all up! Usually when applying powder over an oily face it kind of streaks immediatly, but Kryolan anti shine powder didn't.
The next thing I tried was putting it over liquid foundation like a finishing powder, it looked flawless and it kept the shine away for 8 hours. After 8 hours it didn't look oily really, more like a semi-matte. Except for my t-zone, where I had to touch up. But after that it looked matte throughout the rest of the day.
Then I tried it over a stickfoundation, it looked matte for hours and hours - a quick touch up after 10 hours and NO SHINE for the rest of the day.
I also used it as a primer, applied foundation, and then used the Kryolan powder again as a finishing powder. AND NO SHINE AT ALL!
Yet another thing I tried was to pack on loads of this on my face. It looked a bit powdery to begin with but it melted into my face after half an hour. Doing this really made a difference, again - no shine. The more you apply of this, it seems to really improve the matte look and staying power. But you only need a little bit for a matte face for hours.
By the way... in all tests with this powder, I used a crappy, cheap powder brush from H&M. You don't need fancy brushes with this!
The only complain I have is the jar. It is not traveling friendly. It has to stand up straight or else the powder will get everywhere when you open up the lid. It is not a very attractive jar, but then again - it's theater makeup, it doesn't need to look good. Isn't this a positive thing, though? When a products packaging looks luxurious it feels like you're paying more for the jar than the product. It's the opposite with Kryolan Anti-shine powder, You're paying for the AMAZING powder and not some fancy jar, the jar just comes with it.
It's dirt cheap, I paid 159 SEK (=21$) for 30 grams of powder, this will last forever. And when the powder runs out, I will absolutely buy another one... or three! ^^
People with oily skin will benefit greatly from this. Kryolan Anti-shine powder is HG material!
I was so impressed with this powder that I gave away a jar to a friend as a birthday-present, and she loves this too! She also has oily skin and finds this to be the answer to her problem.
Note that this is the very first review I have ever written on MUA, and that means that the product is wonderful and deserves to be praised!
HG, HG, HG, HG..!