I have been using pressed powder to set my foundation and although it does the job, it also slightly alters the color of the foundation because it has its own shade. That's when I decided that if I want to maintain the shade of my foundation I need to buy a loose powder which won't alter much the color of the foundation I'm wearing.
Again, I am so kuripot so the first brand that came into my mind was to look for something from Ever Bilena. Ever Bilena is a good brand. It is my trusted local cosmetics brand; plus if I ran out of product, I could easily buy it at nearest Watsons branch in my place.
I chose the Ever Bilena Pro Longwear Loose Powder in Nude. Here is how it looks like on my skin and on my face:
|Used with EnCara BB Cream|
|Used with the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Care in Honey Beige|
The Good Bits:
First of all, the packaging is good. It looks like the regular loose powder you find so the packaging really attracted me at first. The sales demo tried it on my skin (not on the face ah!) and it didn't alter much the color on my skin; but it just gave it a matte, smooth and soft look. I like that it doesn't have a scent so if you are very sensitive to cosmetics with a strong scent or any other kind of scent, no need to worry about this one.
You need not to worry on how you would apply it. It comes with a retractable brush in its cap. At first, I did not get how the brush works until my sister turned the cap and the brush went longer. I thought it was just that short. Silly me.
Because it's from Ever Bilena, it's not pricey at all. Some of the loose powders I know costs around 700-1,000 plus bucks. This loose powder only costs PHP220.00. More than half off from the other brands right?
The Bad Bits:
Yes, it does come with a brush; but the brush is not very easy to use. The brush is so small that I have to dab it back on the product a lot of times just so I can evenly dustribute the powder on my face. My suggestion is that they should have just made the opening wider and rather not have a brush. I would want to use my Total Face Brush from ELF; but it won't fit in the container of the product.
Even though I did not like the application because of the small brush and all, I still love the product itself. It just gives my face a matte finish and a smoother and softer look. It did its job well and I would be purchasing this again. I will be giving it a 9/10.