4 months ago
I'm always looking for good cruelty-free pressed powder for setting and mattifying my face. Bonus points for a talc-free formula. I found this powder gave a very natural finish, slightly blotting shine but not leaving a powdery look. Disappointingly, it did not keep oil at bay for long, and I found myself constantly repowdering to keep the shine down. It does give a very natural look and finish. I purchased the bareSkin Perfecting Veil as part of the Nightcap Duo to try it out - a mini powder compact with accompanying mini brush only available in the shade Medium. The shade and quality of the packaging here was a bit disappointing - the Medium shade was slightly too dark/orange for my yellow-toned light-medium skin. Additionally, the lid snapped off within a couple of weeks, and the powder itself broke up shortly after. I do like the tiny brush it comes with, although it doesn't scream high quality, I do like the size for portability and precision, and it is a nice alternative to puffs and pads. The brush is probably too small for most people, though. I might give this a chance again in the full size format, on the chance that the light shade is a better match and the packaging and longevity of the product is better. I prefer powders that are more mattifying and with better oil control, but overall I did like this powder for its natural finish.
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SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm
HairBrunette, Straight, Medium