Make Up And Hair (MUAH) - Fairydrops Vanilla Puff Mineral Powder in Dark Ochre

by - June 25, 2015

I'm back to regular programming!  Expect a series of product reviews in the coming days.

Let's start with a freebie I got months ago.  Perfect timing because the Canmake one I owned broke and I badly needed a face powder to combat the oiliness during the blazing summer days.

Fairydrops is a Japanese brand known for their unbeatable mascaras.  I've seen their shelf long ago at Beauty Bar shop and even though I'm not an I-love-all-things-cute type of person, their packaging still enticed me to take a closer look at their products.

This is called Vanilla Puff Mineral Powder and I got the shade Dark Ochre.  On their website, there are 3 other shades.

At first, I thought it would be too dark on me but as it turned out, it perfectly suits my summer skin color.  HAHA!  And besides, I don't prefer face powders in light shades so it's all good.

You need to stack the pieces like so.  I find the packaging very unique because typically, loose powder comes in a container with a sifter on top.  That's one reason why some people are not fond of them since they tend to be messy and we sometimes end up wasting most of the product.

There's also a mirror on top, which I really do appreciate.  Handy-dandy.

When you open the cap, you'll see a chubby, soft puff.  Then, if you take off that part, you'll see the several holes.  That's where the powder goes.

There's also cap which you can make use of to control the amount of powder that goes out.

I still can't say if this type of packaging is really efficient or not.  Truth is, I'm afraid to take off that cap permanently because I think all of the powder will just come out as I tap it on my face.

So what I do is, I tap it once or twice without the cap, then I open the lid every so gently and lastly, I put it back on.  So far, it seems to be working.  Lesser waste I guess.

Another thing I worry about is how dirty the puff would get over time.  But of course, I can wash it anytime.  I'm still thinking how though.

The powder is finely milled, not chalky.  It blends nicely even with just a patting motion using the puff.  I've also tried using a brush and it still spreads out evenly.

And oooooooh!  I love the scent!  It's like dabbing a marshmallow on your face.  HAHA!

There's no creasing, no powder in the fine lines, just a smooth surface.  However, the lasting power is something I'm neutral about.

The coverage is also good.  Definitely not the sheer, translucent kind.  It covers pores very well, but for other blemishes, you'd definitely need help from your concealer or foundation.  Nevertheless, it's still something you can rely on if you want a no-makeup look but still need a little bit of coverage.

Here I have primer on the center of my face and concealer on my eye area and pimple marks underneath the mineral powder.

Finally, here's what you're most interested about (I assume)... oil-control.

My t-zone usually starts to get shiny after 4 to 5 hours and there's no significant difference when I apply this powder.  I still re-apply once or twice throughout the day.  But since it's so convenient to use, I'm all good.

Even when I put on layers, it still doesn't look cakey and my skin can still breathe as it's very lightweight.  It also looks nice on top of BB cream and foundation.

sorry for the difference in lighting

Maybe I can re-use this packaging if ever I buy another loose powder in the future.

Any tip on how I could clean the puff?  :D

What do you think?

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