Though it may seem easy and simple to find the right face powder, I often find it is actually one of the hardest things to get right. There are so many variables at play: whether or not you will be photographed, if you have dry or oily skin, how long you want it to last, etc. For me, when it comes to a face powder, I look for something that won’t give me flashback, won’t leave a powdery, cakey look to my skin, won’t cling to any dry flakes but will also keep me matte, and something that lasts all day. I have always been partial to my Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder, but sometimes it just doesn’t do it for me. I have also been using and liking my It Cosmetics Pressed Pore Powder, but it doesn’t keep me matte for long.
When Kathleen Lights made an entire video dedicated to her new favorite face powder, I knew I had to buy whatever she was going to talk about. She and I have very similar skin concerns, though I lean more towards oily than she does. She, and many others, have fallen in love with the No Color Powder from RCMA (Research Council of Makeup Artists), and I am starting to understand why.
What’s not to love about all that product for only 12 bucks?
I had to wait quite a while to get my hands on this, because as soon as it hit Youtube, it sold out everywhere. I joined the email list from Beautylish to be alerted when it came back, and I pre-ordered it immediately. I have only had it now for a week, but I have been using it non-stop. I am in Philly currently visiting my family and I did my sister’s make-up for her senior prom, and the RCMA Powder was the perfect tool. I really think this powder will gain momentum and popularity in the next few months, so I wanted to post a review of it for your consideration.
While this powder looks bright white in the bottle, on the face it truly has no color. It doesn’t appear too white, and blends into the skin so beautifully. It allows the color of your skin or foundation to show through flawlessly, while airbrushing away any imperfections.
Does it last?
Nothing has ever lasted longer on my under eyes than this powder. It doesn’t every flake off or appear caked on. I have tried using this for ‘baking’ and it sets my contour and concealer all day.
All in all, this is a total game changer for me and my combination skin. Let me know if you’ve given this a try, and how you feel about it. Thanks for reading!!