Review of Inglot AMC Pressed Powder

18/09/2013 17:56

 

I have been longing to write about this product for so long. Post its purchase, which happens to be 2 months back, it’s become a consequential part of my daily make up.

Though I am dry-skinned, I use a puff of pressed powder here and there on my face to even out my tone, to control the oil on my T zone, which generally looks oily at the outset of using my tinted moisturizer from L’Oreal and to keep sweat at bay.

 

Company Claims: “Vitamin E, treated pigments and micas make this non talc formula sheer but with intense color payoff. The hydrophobic nature of this product makes it long wearing and unaffected by perspiration or other moisture.”

 

Price: INR 950

 

Shelf Life: 3 years

 

My Verdict: Inglot AMC Powder comes in 18 different shades!! I picked up "Shade 61" , which is exactly of my skin tone.  I really don’t intend into get into the preachy mode  but few rules of selecting a face powder for yourself is that that it should be exactly matching your skin tone. A face powder doesn’t intend to make you look fair!! It should seamlessly blend with your skin tone. I mean the last thing you want is for the face powder, which provides a smooth finish and holds your concealer and foundation in place, to be NOTICABLE!!! A total MAKE UP CRIME!

Instead of getting into a further preacher mode I found this nice write up over the internet on “How to Find the Right Color Face Powder for You”.  that you would like to check out.

Coming to Inglot AMC Powder, let’s review its claims one by one.  It lives up to all the claims that it makes. I can feel that there is enough mica to make it glide on my skin with such ease. It is sheer in nature but still well pigmented to provide me the desired coverage. The powder doesn’t look chalky on my face. The texture of the powder sis o creamy that it gives a silky and glowy finish without looking caked. It doesn’t dry up my skin at all unlike many other powders! Though Inglot SA recommends these powders for dry skinnies, I have tested it on my sister (who happens to be my guinea pig reference for oily & sensitive skin). Absolutely no break outs unlike few mineralized powders are capable of giving. Thus, I feel these are a good buy for oily/ sensitive skinned beauties as well.

Talking about its longevity, yes, it lasts me good 10 hours of indoors and outdoors combined. It keeps my tinted moisture intact without looking messy and washed out after so many hours of work. I neither like nor do I find enough scope to do touch ups in between my meetings. This is a total savior and still stuck to my face by withstanding all the sweat and moisture, without turning into fine lines. Another claim accomplished! Finally a face powder (of course my shade) that doesn’t make me look like a Goblin!!

The powder comes in a stylish black color sturdy case but with a mirror. Though the case is travel friendly and doesn’t powder out the product easily, I would recommend putting it the carton that comes along as I have noticed some spill-over after flight journeys.

 

For best results: Please use a Powder Brush

 

Pros:

  1. Vitamin E enriched with good mica content
  2. Extremely smooth in texture and glides on face
  3. Sheer but well pigmented
  4. Doesn’t look chalky and caked up
  5. Doesn’t dry my skin
  6. Need not fight acne post applications
  7. Must suit oily skinned as well
  8. Doesn’t oxidize after prolonged hours
  9. Lasts 10 long hours
  10. Doesn’t get easily washed out or settles as fine lines on perspiration
  11. Comes in stylist user & travel friendly case

Cons:

  1. Needs to be used with a brush. Doesn’t come with an applicator, thus increasing one more item in your purse.