M.I.U. Professional Finishing Powder
Shade: 754 (Natural)
Made in Japan
Recently, I was in the market for a (natural) tone finishing powder. I emphasize the need for it to be natural as I’ve found that “translucent” powders tend to make me paler than I already am and thus create an even bigger contrast to my face-to-neck skin tone, and thus creates this accidental mask-like effect.
My general requirements for a loose powder would be that it a) sets my makeup and b) would be nice if it had moisturizing/hydrating properties. Just sayin’. Going with a heavy hand on loose powder tends to age ANY look and I feel that if I were to get a loose powder that had that bonus it would be pretty awesome 🙂
The thing is though, loose powder is exactly that: loose powder. I expect it to just do its job – keep my bb cream/foundation in place and give it a nice smooth finish — and if I require more bells and whistles for it, I should probably looking at changing the base (i.e. Skincare. Makeup base(s) and foundations. Those sorts of things. :))
Hence I walked right out of Dior as soon as I had walked in and asked about their loose powder when they indicated that their starter and mainstay loose powder is HKD510. In hindsight, I know. I should’ve expected the price hike for something as basic as a loose powder with a high-end brand.
I would much rather put that amount towards nicer skincare or even a foundation. Not a loose powder.
I headed to Log-on and found this cute pot of loose powder for HKD148. There weren’t a whole lot of (English) reviews on this product but since it was Made In Japan and the price was all right, I went ahead and bought it. I was proud of myself for not going crazy and splurging on something as basic as loose powder LOL
I have to say though…the price point doesn’t affect the quality of this product. It
does its job right; the powder is very finely milled and the colour tone is versatile (enough) for girls with NC15-25.
They have another tone for healthy-toned ladies but bear in mind that this is a (small) Japanese brand, the shade is (much) more yellow-toned and a smidgen darker than what this Natural shade is. After using it for the past week on top of BB cream as well as regular foundation — both of which are slightly difference in tones as the former leans towards being pinker as opposed to the latter that stays around a neutral tone – I noticed that it didn’t oxidize and it still kept my skin relatively shine-free.
It was cheap; it didn’t feel cheap; I saved quite a bit of money. Win-win 🙂