Sometimes, I secretly think that if there were a loanshark equivalent of a PR company, they’d be leaving me comments like ORPR – Owe Review Pay Review with an animated gif of a pig’s head, instead of O$P$. muahaha. Here’s one overdue review on Enavose’s Swiss Glacial Loose Powder.
Here’s the extract from their marketing spiel:
24 Hours Hydra-Release
The encapsulated beads of Swiss Glacial Water, Hydra-Spheres-Release, gradually pop to maintain deep hydration levels from within. Skin’s moisture barrier remains boosted for 24 hours.
Ultra Cooling Sensation
Provides a crisp, cooling sensation to keep skin feeling fresh and comfortable. Perfect for days when heat fatigue strikes.
Reflective mineral pigments diffuse light to balance out irregular surfaces and cover pores. Attain a look of elusive dewiness that glows with luminosity.
Natural Lightweight Coverage
Completely free of oil, this lightweight powder provides sheer, translucent coverage for a natural finish. Perfect for days when you want to be a barefaced beauty, or for use as a finishing powder. No fuss, no hassle. The universal shade, Nude Glow flatters and suits every skin tone.
First of all, a worthy mention is that Enavose is free of parabens, SLES, mineral oil and allergenic fragrances. I know that this will mean a lot to ladies out there with sensitive skin. What’s more, I love the quirky fact that they use anti-microbial spices and herbs such as Wasabi, Radish and Ginger to replace harmful preservatives and chemicals. Right then, on to my comments.
- The loose powder comes in an adorably small and compact tub.
- The handle on the lid also doubles as a powder applicator, cos there’s an attached powder puff on the other side. Very good indeed, making the most of space.
- Twist it open to unleash le powder. Simply tap the sides of the tub gently and the powder will appear through the sifter and appear onto the grates.
- The powder grains are really fine.
- There’s barely any coverage – this is more of a setting / finishing powder to me.
- However, the shimmers are really pretty. It sort of acts as a dewy finisher to your makeup.
- I personally prefer to use brushes to apply loose powder (in my attempt to act like a professional makeup artist lah), but also cos it gives a more even application. The puff however, is indeed soft and smooth.
- Also, in tune with my weird makeup preferences – I actually rather not use this on my entire face. Instead, I prefer to just dust it slightly on areas where I wanna highlight – the nose bridge and C-zone. A full face of glitter-induced glow / shimmer (as subtle as the specks are) is just too Twilight for me.