|Above: Sulwhasoo Snowwise Powder Foundation Compact boasts an impressive SPF 42 and amazing natural skincare ingredients.|
When my brother went to New York last month, he graciously picked up a few key items for me including Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Tinted Balm, Nuts for Nuts (clearly not makeup but definitely a key part of the NYC experience) and this Sulwhasoo Brightening Powder Compact. I need another powder like I need another hole in my head, but alas, my summer tan has finally mostly faded, giving me the perfect excuse to try a lighter shade in a new (to me) formula!
|Above: I’d have these everyday if I could!|
|Above: The glossy white plastic compact is made of a sturdy, high quality plastic that is durable, yet not impossibly heavy to carry in one’s handbag.|
|Above: This powder comes in two shades, Blooming Beige (light and pink toned) and Natural Beige (slightly deeper and yellow toned).|
|Above: The ingredients…this contains many different root extracts and one of my favorite things…honey!|
|Above: The compact has a top tray to keep the sponge separate from the powder.|
|Above: Under the clear tray resides the powder itself.|
|Above: Natural Beige is a light golden-toned beige (similar in tone to Koh Gen Do Triple Lightening Powder in BE-1).|
Above and below: Swatches of the Sulwhasoo Brightening Powder Compact in #2 Natural Beige in outdoor light. It is silky, finely milled and more opaque than I initially expected it to be! There is also a microscopic glow to this powder…nothing glittery or shimmery, just a radiant glow.
A little goes a long way…just one pat of the sponge on my T-zone and I am good to go. It controls oil, enhances evenness and extends the wear time of my foundation of choice, all the while looking quite natural.
|Above: Swatch comparison of NARS foundation powder in Santa Fe (better when my skin is NC 37-30) and Sulwhasoo in #2.|
|Above: My brother (www.sethwegter.com) and the kind and knowledgable Sulwhasoo specialist at Bergdorf Goodman NYC.|
|Above: My brother and I…I am wearing the Sulwhasoo powder (in direct sunlight)…this photo best shows how it imparts light on the face (and no white cast!).|
|Above: Sulwhasoo on the face (over a bit of Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Stick in #5). It provides a matte yet radiant finish!|