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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Triple S: Smashbox Photo Set Finishing Powder Review


This finishing powder by Smashbox is a translucent one. I've read a number of reviews online and most people are happy with it. There were an odd few who said that it can give a white cast to their face and ruin their makeup. I was tentative about buying this product but the lady at Mecca Maxima assured me by saying that if I'm not happy with it, I can return it within 14 days. I happily paid $40 for it.


Just like most loose powder products, this one isn't very portable. A lot of powder comes out through the sift when I carry it around in my bag. So I'll just have to set my makeup at home. The packaging is decent, nothing fancy or expensive. I've used it a few times now and it did not give me a white cast, like the MM lady promised. What really impresses me is that it gives my face a smooth satin finish. It lasts few hours and you don't need a lot of product. In fact, the best way to avoid any form of white cast is to use a very minimal amount.


It blends in so smoothly that it's not detectable to the naked eye. I can only feel its presence when I touch my face and get a satin feel. It's does not feel heavy or cloggy as well. I would probably term it "lightweight".


So overall, I am happy with my purchase.

Summary
  • Decent packaging.
  • Not portable. 
  • Amazing satin finish; "lightweight". 
  • Lasts a few hours and don't need a lot of product.
  • Not cheap but not expensive either.
What setting powder do you love and use?

6 comments:

  1. Great review. I am wondering how this compares to the Australis face powder? People seem to love that one and its super cheap. I myself havent tried either.
    Xx

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  2. @bbB, thanks! :) I've never tried Australis face powder. It'd be interesting to compare. Let me know if you ever try it.

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  3. great review! xx

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  4. Great review. I'm currently using Benefit Matterial Girl, and I know exactly what you mean with the sift thing, as Matterial Girl does the same thing. I do quite like it though. Does the job in setting my makeup, but I'll probably find something else to use once I've used it up.

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  5. Thanks, Abigail! :) I think it's time someone invented better containers for setting powders!

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