I’m a bit slow with this product but still…Benefit’s Powderflage Powder Concealer – or should I say light reflecting powder caught my eye ages ago but by the time I was ready to buy, I couldn’t find it on counter anywhere!
The gal on Benefit told me she had “never heard of it before” – eh?!
Powderflage comes in this bit tube covered in army print. Its big and a bit silly but I have no problems with it although it did seem like a waste to throw it away.
Inside is shredded brown paper and a small brush for application and a little ball (what else can I call it?) filled with the powder!
The brush is very cute, quite small and made from – well I’m not sure what hair it is, it feels a bit like goat hair, its quite rough. Whilst its cute, I think there are some other brushes that will do a better job.
The dome opens up by unscrewing to reveal the powder, which is a light pink:
Light Pink – is this the best light reflecting colour for everyone? Its certainly less harsh than white, and it does dust away into almost nothing so perhaps it can work on those with dark skin. Perhaps.
There is also a touch of shimmer to the powder. Once again, this is not too obvious.
Applying with the brush – its hard not to make a bit of a mess here, because the brush isn’t the best at picking up the colour so you get a bit here and a bit there…
In all honesty I didn’t see a HUGE difference, just a slight difference, and perhaps thats a good thing.
There’s nothing worse than looking like a racoon after applying a load of light reflecting make up under the eye.
(I think I read a rumour once about how Caprice used to apply Touch Eclat all over her face. If that’s true what the hell would you have to use under your eyes as a highlight?! Chalk?)
Powderflage is surprisingly natural on the skin, and lifts the area a tad rather than overwhelming it with a chalky veil of powder. It also softened any lines slightly too.
From another angle:
I think Powderflage also added some lift around the wider eye area, where I applied it. It can also be used on the nose, or anywhere you want a highlight.
First ingredient, Talc. Hmmm.
Anyway, this is by no means a MUST HAVE product, and its not something I have time for day to day but its certainly quite a good product when I think about it because other under eye powders I have (Laura Mercier and Kevin Beauty Maker’s) are too white and stark to be natural whereas this one just blends away without any chalky residue.
If you can still find it and you really want an extra boost around the eye area, this may be the thing for you (on top of your concealer). Its about £18.