As I am typing this, my throat is burning like crazzzzzzy......and I can't complete a sentence without coughing 82109839028130 times. Seriously. But I will be going to the doc tomorrow to fix this.
Just feel I should devote a rave entry just for this product, which is the Cover Girl Oil Conrol Pressed Powder. If you noticed my previous LOTD, I have been using this product quite a bit, I also featured it in my March Faves entry.
I know that we don't get Cover Girl products in SG, and I was lucky to get this as part of a swap with Liana.... but well, a rave is a rave, and I shall rave on anyway.
The pressed powder comes with a puff which I don't use, because it will be kept right on top of the powder, and I want to avoid any contamination, and you know how these puffs can kind of become 'oily' and leave a stain on the powder if you store it directly on top of the powder, right? So, anyway, I use my kabuki brush and just dust this all over my face to set my foundation.
The color I have for the powder is 525 buff beige, it is not a 2-way cake or foundation powder, and I would say the coverage/ texture is translucent, which is suitable for touching up, setting foundation etc etc.
What I like about it:
- gives a smooth matte finish
- as compared to a loose powder, it is much neater
- long lasting finish
- the blue compact is so sleek and cute! and it is not cheap plasticky at all.
What may not be so good?
- I still need to blot as I normally do, which I don't mind, cos as I said many times before, the weather here is just too humid and my working environment is such that I kind of sweat and get oily through the day.
Side note: I realise I use a brush with pressed products to dust them on my face, and a puff with loose products to press them on my face. Any of you with the same habits?
I guess while I like to splurge and indulge in my $120 face powder, there is a certain thrill and satisfaction in finding something really cheap (though in this case, free) product that works awesome.
And another random sidenote:
I colored my hair today, nothing new, in terms of color, which is just black. I have been doing it black for as long as I can remember. My hair has been through stages of dodgy shades of brown/ red etc etc during varsity days, but I think black is the way to go for me now. I sometimes do it at the salon, though I DIY 90% of the time. Black is black is black. However, I noticed that the drugstores stopped selling 'Blue Black' hair dyes. The blackest I can find is "natural black". Why??? My hair stylist is always tsk-tsk at the stark blackness of my hair, and steer away whenever I bring up crazy ideas of streaks/highlights etc (cos it is so abused by black hair dyes no other color can show up), and preferring to suggest colored extensions instead.
I normally keep a few boxes of these black hair dyes at home (usually buying them when I see them on offer), cos whenever I feel like it's time, I will just DIY.
Yup, and so black is the new hair color, again.
That's all... and I have been watching the Telephone video on repeat so many times.. very inspired to re-create a couple of looks from there... and strengthened my resolve to stay on track (at the running track), Lady Gaga seriously rocks. I can ramble on about her... but there is another time and space for that. :)