Hello there beautiful people! I hope everyone had a Happy Positive week and is ready for the weekend!
As some of you might have seen, I posted a picture of this beautiful Compact Powder on Instagram about a month ago. It’s by the Japanese Brand Esprique Eclat, which is a line by Kose. The line focuses on creating makeup that will best suit women over 45, which I didn’t know when I purchased this but I don’t really think that’s an issue.
I hit pan on my powder that I carry around for touch ups and was in search of a new one, when this gorgeous package caught my eye. I wasn’t looking for a particular brand or reading any reviews so I didn’t know if this one would be any good but after swatching it in the store, I thought I’d give it a try. I mean, who could pass up this beautiful packaging!
Let’s just take a moment to adore this beauty! It’s pink, it has a rose embossed on it and it’s shiny. What more could a girl want, it’s a perfect combo and it doesn’t stop there! When you open the compact, the inside is also embossed with a flower. Just lovely. It comes with a soft puff but I usually take that out and bring my kabuki brush for touch ups. It’s way too powdery when used with a puff!
This powder comes in 2 shades, 01 is a Natural Beige 02 is a light pinky shade. I picked it up in 01 Natural Beige. The powder itself has a few colors in it (natural, beige, peachy nude) tones that you swirl around with your brush to get that natural finish. They say each color has a different purpose, brightening up the face, covering spots & pores and giving you a glowing finish. The peachy colors have a little shimmer but it’s so finely milled that it’s very subtle, I hardly noticed it. It does brighten up my face but I’m not sure about the other stuff they claim it will do, it didn’t do anything for me.
Eclat Powder has Pearl Protein, Squalene an Collegen to keep your skin moist and though it is finely milled, I need to use a light touch with this powder as I find it can get powdery and a little cakey looking, which we all don’t want. It does a good job of keeping my T-zone oil free. There is also SPF20 PA++, which is great, since I’m all about SPF everything lol! Like I mentioned before though, I only use this for touch ups but for the sake of this review I used it to set all my makeup. When I use my other setting powder’s to set my makeup and use this only for touch ups, I really like it but when I set my makeup with this powder, I wasn’t really pleased. It creased where I set my under eye concealer, within minutes and I could notice the slight shimmer when I looked really close, which may not bother everyone but I love using my highlighters and I don’t really want my whole face shimmering.
Overall, I’m happy to use this as my touch up powder but I wouldn’t recommend it for your setting powder. I’m not sure if I’ll be repurchasing this one but I sure love the packaging!
It’s around 3,500 yen for 9g