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A jar of loose powder takes me forever to finish it. Standing before the Lavshuca counter, I was thinking to get an eye shadow palette initially, they are so pretty; but considering my makeup behavior, I rather go for the butterfly knot. Yes, I paid  HKD96/9.8g for the purple, simple, cute butterfly knot, not for the powder.


Lavshuca Finish Powder is fragrance free, contains pearl essence and silk collagen for skin care. The powder is very light, finely-milled, light beige in color, contains fine glitter-particles and does not sit into pores. Despite the glitter-particles, it generally imparts matte finish. When dabbing on sheer and lightly, the complexion looks naturally semi-matte and translucent. It has no coverage basically but you can expect a smoother skin, slight pore concealing and mild light-diffusing effect via the shimmers. Those shimmers are even hardly noticeable within a close distance.



Any powder could be drying, but would be perfect to control excessive sebum in sultry weather. This Lavshuca Finish Powder aims to absorb excessive sebum, as well as control shine. I did not have oily skin but I think it was doing a good job to keep the unwanted oily shine at bay, just a little bit drying to me.



Albeit Lucent, Lavshuca Finish Powder has High Cover shade for more mattifying, perhaps better sebum control. The only differences that I noticed between them are High Cover has slightly darker tone than Lucent and it contains no shimmers. Personally I prefer radiant complexion, so I bought the shimmering one. Nonetheless, what brought me to purchase eventually, obviously the princesslike purple knot. I always smile silly and feel good by just looking at it, indirectly my other loose powders were totally ignored by me. 



With no doubt, this is prettiest budget loose powder  I have used so far. From my experience, non-tinted powder works best for my skin tone for radiant translucent skin, therefore I am not convinced by any beige shade powder. Still, it worth to recommend, even the makeup puff was still maintaining its good shape and lovely soft after few washing.


Rating: ….)))      Excellent. Unlike to buy again.


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Clarins loose powder


I have neglected loose powder for some time, simply because I opted for better coverage and staying power of powder foundation. Got the 2g sample of Clarins Loose Face Powder as GWP, very pretty crystal-like packaging.


As per Clarins, the Loose Face Powder promotes a smooth, matte complexion and helps prolong makeup wear while providing effective protection against dehydration. Enriched with light-diffusing silk powders, illuminating dark areas and minimizing small imperfections.


Somehow I didn’t totally agree of its light-diffusing claim that minimize small imperfections. Besides skin does appear smoother (but any powder can deliver a smoother skin), all my skin imperfections weren’t diffusing at all. In fact, before wearing the face powder, the freckles was less apparent due to the glowing skin, but freckles appear more prominent due to the matte finish.


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I used powder brush for application since it comes in a small tub. The powder is very finely-milled, adheres easily without sit inside a pore, leaving skin smooth, even tone and natural. It slightly brighten the complexion, but basically promotes matte result. It has sheer coverage on it own and the glitter-particles is hardly noticeable without examine closely and carefully. It’s also fragranced, but the scent dissipates after a while.


This face powder also contains licorice extract to promote feeling of comfort and softens skin, ultra-fine oils help prevent dehydration. Indeed, this is not over drying when considering most loose powder causes dryness, hence comfortable wearing on moist base. Dehydrated skin definitely will still feel the little stingy upon touch up with this loose powder.


Although this is translucent shade, but it imparts hint of yellow tone, which suit my Asian skin well. When wear after milky sunblock that leaves white cast, it does lightly correct the tone to more natural looking. Depends on your skin types, it does prolong my makeup wear a bit in a hot day too, but nothing amazing.


Overall this face powder is working beautifully on me. I won’t purchase because I have Laura Mercier mineral loose powder yet to finish. 

Rating: …. )))  Good  Good



Talc, Nylon-12, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Dimethicone, Silk Powder (Serica), Zinc Sterate, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Hydroxylated Lanolin, Isopropyl Lanolate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Petrolatum, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Fragrance (Parfum), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Calcium Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Coumarin, Limonene, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Hydroxycitronellal, Farnesol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool. May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Ultramarines, Ferric Ferrocyanide, bismuth Oxychloride, Carmine, Red 7 Lake, Red 30 Lake.

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skin after sunscreen

skin after sunscreen

skin with Clarins loose powder on

skin with Clarins loose powder on








I get to know Palgantong loose powder in a Japan-Taiwan magazine that the loose powder is high raved amid young women. I bought it from local Watson pharmacy, 380 baht for 10g. A little bit expensive if compare to the selling price of other Asia countries. Palgantong loose powder only comes with two shades in Thailand, light beige and original beige which both shades are toward pinkish.


This loose powder is not drying which my skin felt comfortable with it on. In other words, this might not has super staying power. The powder is surprisingly fine at the low price, and gives soft matted finish. It also has sheer pinkish coverage and this was bothering me as I already prone to redness. Luckily this is good pair with Laura Mercier mineral setting powder to become a tailor-made loose powder for me.


Use this hydrating powder alone after skin care is still a bit drying, after all this is talc based. Loose powder aims to control oiliness, so I use it after foundation as setting powder or mid day touch up.


No breakout from the powder and I really think this is one of the best value products. Limited color choice is the only drawback.


Rating: …)))  good  Good. Will not buy again.



Talc, Zinc Stearate, Methicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bishydroxyethyl Biscetyl Malonamide, Iron Oxides, Allantoin, Calcium Silicate, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben.








I wrongly bought the mineral finishing powder at higher price when I supposed to buy the translucent loose finishing powder. Anyway, this is my first mineral powder and I have high expectation of it.


The shade translucent is for all skin tones. Those pearly micro-particles are not noticeable unless closely examine. It could be drying but give beautiful radiant finish. The powder diffuses the pore to look less visible and has strong oil-controlling power which quite drying. Powder suppose finely-milled, but when my skin is dehydrated, it seems like to sink into my pores while this never happen to cheaper Korea Palgantong loose powder. I can’t figure out why. Anyhow this works beautifully provided my skin condition is good.


This is expensive that retailing at 1490 baht for merely 12g but I think the mineral powder could last me for long time even I had gave away half of it to my friend.


Rating: …)))   Good Good. Unlikely to buy again.


Ingredients :

Aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, Oryza sativa (rice) starch, Zinc Streate, Silica, Pearl powder, Avena Sative (oat) kernel flour, Silver, Silybum marianum (milk thistle) extract, Vitis viifera (grape) extract, copper gluconate.

May contain (+/-): Mica (CI 77163), Bismuth oxychloride (CI 77163) , Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499)





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