Skinfood Powders: Red Orange Sun Pact SPF50+ & Seaweed Shining Bronzer Pact Review and Swatches

It’s nearly summer – although you can’t tell from the RAIN outside.  My skin is still as dry as anything but as it warms up, I find more and more use for pretty powders. 

I purchased 2 powders from Skinfood a while ago but have only just had the chance to open them to give them a go! They are both sunny themed – one is a bronzer (pretty rare where Korean or indeed Asian brands are concerned) and the other is a SPF face powder (‘Pact’):

Skinfood Powders Red Orange Sun Pact SPF50+ Seaweed Shining Bronzer

I introduce the Seaweed Shining Bronzer Pact and Red Orange Sun Pact SPF 50+.  So one is for setting make up, absorbing oil and protecting from the sun, the other is to bronze yourself up!  I like the packaging for both – what about you?

First off, let’s look at the Red Orange Sun Pact. In case you didn’t know Skinfood is a Korean brand who makes skincare and cosmetics. All of their products are related to food in some way – some are plain weird like Black Garlic or Cheese, some are far more nice like Black Sugar or Bananas!

Red orange is a very nice one. This powder is a translucent whitish hue with the scent of tangy oranges which is lovely.  The packaging is clever, with a flip up plastic lid which protects the mirror. 

Skinfood Powders Red Orange Sun Pact SPF50+ Seaweed Shining Bronzer Pact

I’ve used this a few times as a very light setting powder and it works quite well although I feel that you can see the whitish element to it – so if you are olive or dark skinned, I think this will look ashy and totally forget it if you want to appear in photos! But pale girls will fair better.

I like the fact is has high SPF but could it realistically be the only SPF you have in sunny weather – nah, I wouldn’t put my faith in this powder for that. After all for a natural effect you should only be applying a small amount. 

The Seaweed collection from Skinfood caught my eye right away – I love the quirky ranges (this selection also has a waterproof mascara, some waterproof eyeliners etc – the emphasis on summery make up).  

There aren’t a ton of true bronzers on the Asian market – indeed, most women over there prefer to be pale and interesting.

This is the colour of the bronzer:

Skinfood Powders Red Orange Sun Pact SPF50+ Seaweed Shining Bronzer Pact 1

I detected orange in it at first sight but actually it’s a really nice natural warming powder.  It is quite sheer, has a faint shimmer and is somewhere inbetween peach and brown.  It’s very nice and on most complexions will comes across as a warm bronzy glow.  

It comes with this brush:

Skinfood Powders Red Orange Sun Pact SPF50+ Seaweed Shining Bronzer Pact 3

Here are the swatches – I would plump for the bronzer as being a pretty blush, I wouldn’t use it to contour, and the sun pact I would use in the summer very lightly on my t-zone only.

Skinfood Powders Red Orange Sun Pact SPF50+ Seaweed Shining Bronzer Pact 2

All in all, just some quirky little finds from eBay!

Would you try either of these powders?

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