The Throwdown - Korean Loose Powders

by - October 09, 2017

Seems like loose powders are not too much of a hot item in K-beauty world since they love dewy look and most of them deal with dry skin than oily anyway.  However, it's still something that's hard to skip because you would be needing something to set your base with.  For us, Filipina though, it's a must-have.

I've tried 3 powders from 3 Korean brands and I thought of consolidating my review in a throwdown post.  Coincidently, after buying Innisfree's, another two came in from Althea.  It's actually not easy to compare all of them because they perform very similarly.  Anyway, let me break it down below for you.

They all have the sifter thing and a puff.  No difference in terms of overall packaging but as for the content, the Althea one has lesser product but I dig its look more.

I think it's really a common design for puffs to have a ribbon thing with brand name or logo on.  Cute!  😚

Btw, my Innisfree puff looks dirty because I used it for my Celeteque loose powder, which is not translucent.  

I also like to use a brush to apply these.

Apart from what I listed below, all 3 have pretty much the same effect and longevity.  When I use them, I don't notice any significant difference.  

They don't produce a white cast but Althea has a slight brightening effect, which is good.  For touch-ups, all of them apply nicely even when there's grease already.  😊

I tried using each under the same foundation (very thin layer) and concealer and here's how they turned out.

Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder

Aritaum Pore Master Sebum Control Powder

Althea Velvet Powder

I don't think it would make sense if I choose a top 1 because they're generally the same, but for the sake of choosing a favorite, I would go for Althea Velvet Powder.  I just find myself grabbing it more often the other two.  

What do you think?

your sweetest drug,

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