This review is tinged with sadness because this product has actually been discontinued by Etude House. It’s one of those things where I wish I had bought another one when I knew I liked it but you never think that things will not be there when you are ready to repurchase. I got this a long time ago, it’s probably one that I should throw away but I love it too much and it still looks and feels fine so I’m not worried.
I don’t use it all the time and I only use a small amount so it lasts really well. I did have to replace the applicator pad as the Etude House one did not last long.
It comes in a pretty white pact that has the fancy ‘E’ embossed on the top along with ‘Etude House’. The powder also had the ‘E’ etched into it when it was new. It’s just the perfect size to fit into the palm of my hand and the pact has a mirror on the inside for touch-ups on the go.
I just love the look that this gives when I use it over my BB cream, it instantly gives you that airbrushed look and everything looks smooth and even. It does not have any shimmer in it and finishes with a nice matte look. The powder is really fine and I find it really brightens up my skin and controls any shine. It sets my makeup well and makes it last so much longer. It’s also really handy as you can pop it into your bag and carry around easily for touch-ups.
I know that many people don’t like to set their foundation with a colored powder as it can change the shade and if you have the perfect shade why mess with it. I do have a translucent loose powder I use sometimes too but I find that this does not add much color at all and when I am using BB creams they are often a little light anyway. By using this powder it makes it match more to my skin tone. It’s actually close to translucent with just a hint of color as it was supposed to match a range of skin tones, it only came in one shade.
I definitely think this gives a more beautiful finish than my loose translucent one. It also sets my nose well and I have trouble with getting my makeup to stay around my nose so that is very good for me. It’s not perfect as I am yet to find anything that is perfect for my nose but at least I can easily take this with me and use it to get rid of shine and keep it as nice looking as possible.