For both of us, this was definitely an impulse buy, as neither of us really "needed" a setting powder, but after considering the price special and given 5 minutes later, we came to a new conclusion that we needed something to set our foundation.
The Product Lowdown:
This setting powder is part of Gorgeous Cosmetics' AIRSPIRE range, which consists of the Airbrush Foundation, Airbrush System, as well as this Setting Powder.
What Gorgeous Cosmetics claims about this powder:
This finely milled foundation setting powder is designed to be light reflective and soft enough to “set” Airspire Airbrush Foundation without caking. The micronized, high definition texture helps to minimise the appearance of fine lines, conceal enlarged pores and diminish the appearance of uneven texture.
What we think:
The powder is indeed super soft, well milled, and a major plus for me was that when you applied it under the eyes, it didn't settle into fine lines, however I don't see any less of an appearance of fine lines, nor concealment of enlarged pores.
By definition, a setting powder is supposed to set your foundation/base makeup so it lasts longer throughout the day, and help to remove and prevent excess shine; but this powder didn't work out as well as I had hoped. My t-zone is my main oily region, and although this powder does help mattify it for a few hours, it wore off throughout the day.
It comes with stock standard compact case; mirror on the lid, powder, and the bottom compartment for the powder puff. I had set higher hopes for this powder, considering the hefty RRP. Would've been really awesome if it was red like its foundation counterpart.
|The embossed "g" on the powder made it above average lol. I also liked how it has "breathing holes" underneath for the powder puff as well.|
|It's a little hard to open - definitely can’t open with one hand. Feels a little rubbery|
In terms of color match, it was pretty good, there was a broad range of colours of both powder and foundations available, so finding your perfect shade won't be a problem :)
It's safe to say that the price was main deciding factor for us.
Overall, it is a decent powder, does the general job, and but it isn't something I'd rush out to buy.
Retailer: David Jones
Instore RRP (12g): $69.00
AU Website RRP: $45.00 (..why is it different :/)
Purchased for: $17.15 each (@DJ's)