- light coverage, almost translucent
- non drying formula
- silky texture, very finely milled
- natural finish, not too matte not shimmery or dewy
- non cakey
- 6-8 hrs lasting power (well at least)
When I was reading the description of L’Oreal Paris Alliance Perfect Compact Powder, my first thought was: yes, this is what I was searching for!
I paid US$15 for it. It contains 9g of product.
My shade is D1 Golden Ivory. There are other 4 shades in this line. Light to medium with yellow or pink undertones.
The largest variety of shades is available in USA in the True Match line – 32 shades! I wish this variety would be available for other countries as well… :)
Even if the shade I’ve got for myself is a good match for me, I’d like if there would be a light color with neutral undertone, unfortunately I had to choose between a light color with yellow and pink hue.
What I didn’t like about this powder: the packaging. I don’t like that it’s transparent and that silver rim on the cap get that “frayed look” so easily. I’d prefer a matte black (or other color), non transparent, plastic case.
It has a mirror and a sponge.
The sponge has its own room and I liked this idea. It’s just too small for me and thin and soft… I don’t like it.
As to the quality of this powder I am really impressed.
It feels so silky! No other drugstore compact powder did provide me that… Very finely milled. What I like a lot about this powder is that it’s totally non powdery! That means no mess and no waste of product!
The coverage is just how I wanted it to be. Almost translucent. Don’t expect any coverage. It will just even out your skin tone or beautifully set your foundation.
It gives a natural finish, though the oil control is great! I don’t need any touch ups at all during the day. Maybe on a hot summer day I will need that but ’till then… I will enjoy it! I have normal skin which gets a bit drier in winter and normal to combination in summer. I suppose this powder will work good on oily skin too.
It is not cakey, unless you don’t apply too much powder. Usually I apply a thin layer to set up my foundation.
I’d say it works like photoshop. It visually minimize your pores and evens out your skin.
I like how my skin looks in videos and photos when I have this powder on!
I don’t know if it contains SPF, but it’s not a con for me even if it doesn;t because my moisturizer does contain it and foundation also, so… :)
In the photo below I want to show you how this powder works. In the “before” photo I have just my moisturizer on. As you can see I have some redness on my face and a zit which is almost gone but it is still visible… The “after” photo I applied two layers of this powder. It evens my skin tone pretty good! I used a kabuki brush.
When I have a thin layer of my foundation on that facial hair doesn’t show up like in the “after” photo of course :D
This is my first L’Oreal powder and I am happy I picked it.
And yes, I would recommend it if you have the same requirements when looking for a powder.
Tell me your opinion! Did you try it? What’s you fav compact powder? ;)