Setting powder isn’t something I particularly like to hoard. That being said my collection is still outside the realm of a normal makeup user. I like my setting powders to pack a punch otherwise they get banished from my draws (got to leave room for all the new makeup I shouldn’t be buying but buy anyway that’s not what today’s post is about.
Today’s post is all about the RCMA no colour powder. I am getting into the nitty and gritty! So if you want to know what I thought about this powder – keep reading!
Does it sit well over your foundation? Yes, it does! It doesn’t look cakey or chalky or overly a powdery on the skin. Now I don’t apply a lot – if you apply a lot of anything it will always look too much.
Is it drying? No! that’s the magic of this powder, I love applying it under my eyes because it doesn’t go dry or cling to anything it shouldn’t be clinging to. It looks undetectable on the skin and doesn’t make my under eye area feel tight.
Translucent?: Yes! As you can tell by the ‘no colour’ in the title. It is a translucent white powder. Now if you apply it with a heavy hand it does have the potential to cause a white cast on the skin. Of course the tanner you are the more chance of the ‘white cast’ occurring. Translucent doesn’t always mean translucent but definitely don’t apply it with a heavy hand.
Does it keep your makeup in place?: Yes, this sets foundation and concealer really well even though it’s not a heavy powder.
Flashback? I don’t take photos with flash photography so I haven’t tested this. But the fact the powder is in a white colour means flashback could possibly occur.
Packaging: The Packaging is what drives me nuts with this powder. It’s literally awful. It has a flip lid – so you can’t carefully tip the powder into the cap of the lid when using it, the holes are quite large so a lot of powder comes out and if you screw off the cap then there is no sift – so there is no control whatsoever when pouring the powder out. I had to use the packaging of an old loose powder of mine and I tip some of the RCMA powder over its sifter whenever I use it. It’s still super messy but this way I can use the powder at least without making my vanity look like it’s been flour bombed.
Pros: It doesn’t make the skin look cakey or heavy, the powder is very finely milled, it’s affordable, you get tons of product, it’s readily available at numerous places. It doesn’t leave the under eye area dry.
Cons: The packaging is absolutely frustrating!
Price?: $24-27 AUD (depending on which site you purchase it from), $15.99 AUD on beauty lish
Overall thoughts?: I love everything about this powder except for its packaging. Oh, how I wish the brand would consider repackaging this. I love how it sets my foundation and concealer, it’s definitely not drying and it doesn’t look cakey on the skin. What more could you ask for (… umm maybe better packaging?). I definitely recommend this powder guys, it’s awesome!
Would I repurchase this? Yes. Though I have an inkling it will take me years and years to finish this powder up.
And that wraps up this review. Have you guys tried the RCMA no colour powder? Is the packaging driving you nuts? Drop a comment below! I love hearing from you guys. As always I hope you all have the best day, I love you guys and I’ll see you in the next post.