Friday, 9 January 2009

Revlon New Complexion® Powder…

Thanks to a chronically oily T-zone, I always carry a compact in my handbag or purse for touch-ups when I’m out. To be quite specific, all I want is basically a pressed powder that will take care of the shine and give me very light coverage. Revlon’s New Complexion® Powder was introduced to me by a friend way back in 2005, but I realised I hadn’t written about it all this time! :)

Say "so long" to shine with Revlon New Complexion® Powder. This powder glides on smoothly for an all-over even skintone, and is formulated with a special mineral complex to naturally brighten your skin. The sponge applicator allows for a natural shine-free finish. Can be worn alone or over foundation. Available in 7 natural shine-free shades.

#09 – Warm Beige

The Verdict:
As far as looks go, I love the design of this compact. It’s sleek, slim and fits into even my slimmest bag with space to spare. The glittery brown colour of the case also brings a little ‘glam’ thrill for me. The clasp also shuts with a firm ‘click’ which ensures that I’m not going to end up with powder all over my bag.

Can I just say how much I love the way the powder matches my skin tone PERFECTLY? You can hardly see it in the photo (the swatch is circled in red). And yes, that particular area of my hand is the same tone as my face…hehe…

The powder glides on silky smooth and is just enough to even out minor skin imperfections. On good skin days, I can just apply a layer of this on the go without the need for my usual 2-way cake or MMU. And for those with significant others, this is an added bonus – your skin feels velvety smooth afterwards! Betcha your partner won’t be able to keep from touching your cheeks…*wink wink*

Revlon New Complexion® Powder comes in 7 shades, 4-5 of which are available locally to suit most skin tones. The powder is also devoid of any animal, vegetable or mineral oil which won’t aggravate the shine on my nose.

After a full day, the powder still remains lightweight and very comfortable – there’s none of the “my pores have clogged up” feeling and minimal shine, so for me, this is definitely a keeper.

Pricewise, I'd say it's about midrange, but Watsons and Guardian regularly have sales which give 10-20% off the price. What’s more, if you manage to snag it at Alliance’s Warehouse Sales, it’s a total bargain. And if there was still any doubt, this would be the strongest testament to this lovely powder…

I’ve already gone through at LEAST three of these compacts (the one you see at the top of the post is a new replacement I just bought…teeheehee…)

Revlon New Complexion® Powder is available from all Revlon counters and retails at approximately RM48.

Rating: 4.5 / 5
Value: $$

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At 12:25 pm, January 09, 2009 , Blogger 心。葵 @ plue said...

yee~ now i wanna check this out!

have you seen the latest primer and LF from revlon? i tested them out, quite nice frankly speaking.

the primer leaves my skin very matte without a hint of colour/ coverage (duh!), and dab on the new LF which from white turns to brown which is just weird but oh-so-cool!

they aren't oily, leaves a lightweight nice feeling, but i find the coverage for the LF is so so, din really do much I feel. But then again, I tested it on my hands, might be different than on the face!

At 1:18 pm, January 09, 2009 , Blogger Askmewhats said...

Bee, the case look so classy!!! This is the type of compact you would feel proud to pull it out from your bag! so pretty!

This is definitely a HG material for! I wonder if we have it down here, will check it out :)

At 2:36 pm, January 12, 2009 , Blogger beetrice said...

plue: it's pretty good - I like the primer more than the LF though. do a review! :)

askmewhats: hehehe...I think you have it in the PH as well, since this is quite common in all markets. and yes, this is definitely my lurve!! :)

At 4:36 pm, January 13, 2009 , Anonymous YZ said...

Haha I was using this powder previously, & yes mine hit pan as well :) Possibly the ONLY pressed powder product which I have used up so far! :p

At 1:06 am, January 18, 2009 , Blogger beetrice said...

yz: ooo...always glad to hear from a fellow fan of the product! :) have you tried their new range yet?


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