Last December, I attended the Beauty Party organised by Ez of BeautyinLagos that took place at the Scratch and Social Nail Art Bar in Victoria Island. It was an amazing event tbh. Plus I received some beauty goodies courtesy of Zaron Cosmetics, one of which I’ll be reviewing today- the mattifying compact powder.
According to Zaron;
Zaron mattifying powder is specially formulated for the woman of color. It blots out oily shine and easily loosens such that it can have the same effect that loose powder has, giving the matte finishing look every glamorous lady desire.
The powder comes in a sturdy black case complete with a mirror and applicator sponge. They kept it really simple. It’s also lightweight which makes it very easy to carry around.
I’ve used this product everyday for almost a month now and I must say, I’m impressed. I’ve used it with and without foundation and the finish is amazing. Very smooth and natural! Plus it smells good, didn’t feel cakey on my face and most importantly, didn’t clog my pores or cause any breakouts.
However, I don’t agree that this powder is mattifying. I didn’t experience any sort of oil control with this product. While it may have done a good job of not adding to the oil on my face, it didn’t do much for keeping my face matte like the name implies. About 2-3 hours after application, I had to either blot my face or reapply.
Also, the sponge doesn’t do justice to the application. It makes it a tad more work to blend so you might want to use a powder brush instead to achieve maximum coverage.
This powder is also said to contain SPF 30 (ie sun protection factor) but I can’t really verify that.
This product scores a 6.5/10 for me. Do I recommend it? Yes! Especially if you have dry to normal skin type. I think it’s a great product and the fact that it’s from an indigenous makeup brand just blows me away. Big thumbs up to Zaron!
WHERE TO BUY.
You can purchase the mattifying compact powder from any Zaron store or distributor at the price of N2,950. And the powder is available in 11 different shades; ZZ15, ZZ20, ZZ25, ZZ30, ZZ35, ZZ40, ZZ45, ZZ50, ZZ55, ZZ60, ZZ65.
Have you tried this powder? What was your experience like? What other Zaron products have you used before? Share with us in the comments section?