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First things first. This is probably the makeup for people who don’t like wearing makeup. Good day everyone! Today we’ll be reviewing a talc-free, mineral, and sheer pressed-powder from one of the fast rising local brands in the Philippines. Colourette Cosmetics. The Colourette Flexipowder. Is this a Yay! or a Nay? Find out now today and continue reading my detailed review below.
- What? Colourette Flexipowder
- How much? 599php
- Where to buy? Colourette Kiosks, Colourette Website, Lazada
Say Buh-bye to unwanted oil an excess shine with Colourette Flexipowder! This compact mineral powder offers oil-absorbing, skin-like coverage which leaves face looking and feeling fresh. It comes in skin complementing shades that effortlessly fits and flatters your natural skin tone. With its lightweight, and skin-loving formulation. This mattifying powder can smoothen. moisturize, and protect skin from sun damage and harsh pollution without caking.
- Aluminum Starch
- Zinc Stearate
- Kirlowi Root Extract
You’d notice that Mica is the primary ingredient of the powder. Yes bbs this baby is talc-free. But here’s the big Q. Is talc in makeup bad for you?
Talc is a natural mineral—the softest mineral on record—and is used in everything from paints to textiles to drugs to, you guessed it, cosmetics. “But in cosmetics, specifically, we look for suppliers that mine it in its purest form,” explains Casale. The naturally occurring mineral is extracted from open-pit mines in the U.S. and around the world. “It’s milled down very easily, and it’s used as an expender in our repertoire.” In other words, it’s a dilutant that’s paired with pigment for the desired effect. “If you take some of that pigment, and you put it on your hand, it’s intense. You have to dilute it. You can’t sell it that concentrated. Talc is the dilutant.”
“I’ve been using talc since I started,” admits Casale, who also co-founded MAC. “30 years ago, that’s what everybody used.” When he was formulating MAC’s Studio Fix powder foundation, still one of its best sellers, Casale used talc. “The problem with talc, as I learn more and more and have more experience with it, is that if you put talc on your hand by itself and rub it in, it never really disappears. You have a white, chalky stain on your hand.” When Casale first started in the cosmetics industry, “people liked that dry powder look,” he recalls. “Today it’s natural glow—they want it to look natural, they don’t want it to look covered up. You want your beauty to come through your makeup.”
So when Casale reformulated everything in the Cover FX line five years ago, “I put my foot down and said we’re not using talc. It’s too chalky.” Instead, Casale opted for ultra-fine mica. The mineral is similar to talc but is used to create the frost in your lipstick or eye shadow. When you break down mica, it breaks down flat—like a mirror—so, depending on the particle size, you can go from club glitter to frosty to illuminating to just glowy. “When you rub mica into your skin pure, it disappears,” describes Casale. “So now, when I’m formulating, I can dilute the color, but it won’t create a chalky finish on your skin. My decision [to ditch talc] wasn’t made for safety concerns—that came later.”
Swatches (Shade: Hazel)
Colourette’s Flexipowder is SUPER SHEER. It’s light weight and doesn’t sit on top of skin. I notice that it blends on my face naturally, like second skin. It made me look polished but not entirely made up. This is probably the mica at work with its finer particles. You can see on my comparison photo above to see the difference. It’s subtle but it’s there. On a hot humid day while I was road-testing the powder, it also helped keep my skin from looking like an oil-slick.
Even tried putting on 5 layers and it did not cake or settle into fine lines so thats a ++
I used this 1 week straight and didn’t cause me to break out or anything. The huge compact has a lot of product (sulit!) and the big mirror is a bonus. I hate tiny mirrors! Hahaha! So is it a Yay! or a Nay?!
YAY! This is a great everyday powder you can wear to school or in the office when you just want to look polished.
Tip: If you want heavier coverage. I suggest getting their Flexifoundation which has light to medium coverage.
Hope you enjoyed reading my review guys! I do take my sweet sweet time in testing and writing the products so I can give you deliciously honest feedback you can count on 😉