Welcome back to regularly scheduled programming! This month will be hectic, but I am trying my darndest to keep on my MWF track for posts. On to the point, today’s review is on the new -ish release from Wet n’ Wild photofocus Pressed Powder. I recently hauled a bunch of stuff and got this pressed powder and have been using it in tandem with my Photo Focus Liquid Foundation (review here!). The range is quite good for the powders, coming in a total of 8 shades:
I have the shade Tan Beige (4 shades in) as the next shade over (Golden Beige) looked a bit too orange/warm for my skin. The powder is true to colour and so very silky smooth:
It surprised me in a way that most drugstore powders don’t – it’s just a damn good powder. A lot of times, drugstore powders are quite chalky, and to be honest, this doesn’t look amazingly appealing in the pan. However, once I swatched and felt how smooth and buttery it was, I was blown away:
I am not sure if you can tell from the swatch, but there are no chunks or tracks in the swatch on my hand. That is key in a good, properly milled powder. I use it as a setting powder over my foundation and I find it does an amazing job at setting and not looking cakey or dry on my skin.
I personally do not use pressed powders to set my undereye, so I can’t tell you about that, however I do know KathleenLights uses it sometimes to set her undereye and it looks really nice. It depends on your undereye situation from what I can tell. When I use it on my face, I find that it keeps my foundation together. It’s not oil controlling so I do have to blot at my regular 5 hr interval.
In terms of a shade match, I am quite happy with this shade given its wintertime and I generally go 1 shade lighter with my setting powders. I do this because I find going the exact match, or a shade darker adds too much pigment to my skin.
Like all wet n’ wild products, this powder is insanely decently priced – coming in at $5 USD. I believe in the states this range is available in all drugstores now, and is also found online on their wetnwild.com site.
Overall: The photofocus line is one that does not disappoint, and this powder just adds itself to the growing list of amazing wet n’ wild products. It wins in all categories, from wear, to shade range, to price and versatility. Highly recommend.
Until next time,