My client kit is pretty much complete in the loose powder category. My personal kit, to my horror, is the opposite. The only setting powder I had was my Guerlain Météorites, everything else was some form of mineral powder that's too pigmented to set foundation. So I was pretty stoked when the folks at Mary Kay sent me the newly formulated Translucent Loose Powder.
At first, I thought (and I don't know why) that this would have a matte finish. When I opened the box, I noticed that the powder looked shimmery. It turns out, this contains light-diffusing particles to soften lines and other imperfections. Upon application, I noticed that it imparted a radiant finish, no trace of shimmer or micro-glitters. Just beautiful radiance.
It claims to be a perfect match to any skin tone although I've only had the chance to try it on myself. In order for this to work as it says, you will only need to dust a thin layer. If you decide to use a powder puff and press the powder in, there is a possibility that it will lighten your skin color because too much product was used. To fix this, simply take a clean fluffy brush and work that across your face to get rid of the excess powder.
Since the beginning of summer, the oil glands in my t-zone have gone wild. I've been using this for roughly a month and the oil control is pretty solid. Normally I need to blot within 2 hours, 4 if I'm lucky. With this powder, I can go without blotting for approximately another 3 hours.
Overall, I am very happy with this product. It exceeded all my expectations and the fact that its very affordable makes it even more attractive.
Another thing I wanted to share is this mirror compact that Mary Kay also sent. Isn't it adorable?
*Press sample was provided for editorial consideration.