As soon as I saw this pic, I knew I had to have it:
Jill Stuarts ultra pretty Pure Day Care Powder is not just a cosmetic item. It has an SPF of 15, is brightening (it says so in the title!), and can deal with problems like spots, oily bits and so on.
I’ve always had quite good luck with so called ‘Acne Care Powders’ of Japanese origin – white talc like powders you put on the skin at bed time to prevent breakouts.
Pretty case? Of course! Jill Stuart is the ultimate in pretty. But you do pay for it.
The refill you buy separately.
The powder is a light, white pink colour. I was thinking to myself that this should work as a brightening veil – I am fairly olive and warm toned and I hate anything chalky on my skin.
The powder is NOT translucent. It does have a whitish tinge to it – in other words, its time for light hands….
I like this powder, but…it’s not essential.
Cons – very dark ladies will struggle with this, as it will lighten your skin, looking slightly unnatural. I say, don’t use the puff with it, use a big face brush to apply lightly to the skin.
It is also an expensive purchase (it cost me $65 from Ichibankao…eek. I try not to buy from there unless I cannot get it anywhere else, the exchange rate is too much).
And it’s not essential – it doesn’t provide any coverage AT ALL. It should be applied on top of your other beauty, er, condiments.
Pros – It’s a stunning compact, as always.
It’s brightening and I found in the daytime, it’s a nice way to get some UV protection without having to use a sunscreen (thus moving your make up around), it refined the appearance of pores slightly and absorbs oillies. With a brush though! Not the sponge! Unless you want to look like a geisha. On drugs.
I’m bored, what’s next?! 😉