Loose powders are the most basic beauty products there are. They're probably the first cosmetic that we owned as a teen and the only 'makeup' that we're allowed to wear in school. But just because they're basic doesn't mean that we should not be selective with the powders that we use. As you may already know, not all setting powders are equal. Some do a better job at providing coverage, while others are more refined. The best thing to do is try and try until you find a powder that works best for you, and that's why we're giving the popular Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder a whirl. Could this cult-favourite be better than the pressed powder we're currently using? Read on to find out.
As expressed in my Rimmel Stay Matte Powder review, powders aren’t really my best friend when it comes to the beauty department. I’ve tried countless formulas and brands and nothing fits the bill quite right so I decided to take them out of my routine completely.
Now, I only reach for powders if I have an event to go to or on certain occasions when heavy commuting calls for my schedule. Otherwise, I discovered that I manage pretty well without it. So when I was asked to try the Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder, I was a bit sceptical. Still, I’d have to admit that the 13th-anniversary collection’s special packaging piqued my interest.
I gave the powder a quick whiff before trying it out and noticed that it had a faint soda-like scent. It’s nothing off-putting and is actually quite pleasant. It also doesn’t linger, which makes it great for people who aren’t fans of scents no matter how subtle. As for the texture, it looks really nice and fine, so I had high hopes that it won’t be chunky and cakey, which is the major issue I have with powders in general.
Choosing a day where I would be out and about and would have no time for check-ins or touchups, I gave my face a dusting of this powder and off I went. And it proved to be a rough day. I was in and out of the car from 7AM. The weather started out really hot and then by afternoon, it rained like crazy — and yes, I got rained on (don’t ask). It took several hours and a couple of stopovers before I finally got home. And the only chance I got to actually check how my makeup was doing was by 9:30PM.
And wow, oh wow, I was actually impressed. My T-zone got a tiny bit dewy but not at all oily that there's a need to blot; my under-eye makeup didn’t crease nor had any cracks; and overall, even after all I went through that day, my makeup still looked smooth and fresh. It’s just quite a shame that it's small. But I guess if you’re travelling often and need a handy yet reliable powder to keep your makeup intact throughout the day, I'd say this one’s definitely a keeper.