Who would think that one of the best and most inexpensive oil control powders can be found in the grocery for less than Php 20 each? Sounds impossible right? Thanks to Chel, I, together with a lot of other girls found out about Lewis & Pearl Body & Face Powder. She raved and swears by this powder that I just couldn't resist not giving it a try. Plus, with a tag price that's less than 20 bucks, I've got nothing much to lose, except if I break out with it.
It was unbelievably hot last summer, though it still is, and I didn't dare use liquid foundation on my face. I even didn't feel like putting anything on my face at all but I didn't want to look like a grease bomb so this powder was perfect.
I was hesitant at first to try it because I never really thought something so inexpensive (less than $0.50) can be effective in keeping oil at bay but I am glad I gave in and bought one. The powder's texture is really nice and feels smooth and silky on the face. My face stays shine-free for a few hours, which isn't bad at all, given the weather condition that we have in the Philippines at the moment.
I didn't really break out with it but I did experience some itching especially when it's freaking hot but nothing really major. But those who are allergic to any of the ingredients - Talc, Titanium Dioxide, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, and Fragrace - should probably stay away from it. If you can't, do a patch test first. The scent bothers me at times, especially when my nose is being extra-sensitive. I wish there is an unscented version though.
Overall, I like this powder a lot. In fact, my mom also got herself one because she thought that the oil control was great. Give it a try if you have combi-oily to oily skin. Of course, don't expect it to have superb oil control powers that'll keep your face matte the whole day. It' just a good, cheaper alternative to Maybelline Dream Matte Powder, Kryolan Anti Shine Powder, and MAC Blot, imo. But then again, to each his own. I wish they'd come up with something in pressed powder form. :)
Have you tried this powder?
Happy Thursday, super awesome peeps! :P