Althea’s very own product range is here, and starting off strong with the Petal Velvet Powder! This debuting beauty is a translucent powder that sets makeup and leaves behind a silky finish to the touch. Infused with oil from Althea seeds, this powder works to keep sebum production at bay without drying out the skin for a radiant, fresh look, all while giving out a gentle scent. Keep your makeup looking great all day or dust some on to stay shine-free!
Type: All skin types
How To Use: Pick up product with a brush or puff provided and gently sweep onto the skin.
Ingredients: SILICA, MICA, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, METHICONE, HIBISCUS SYRIACUS SEED EXTRACT, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, MALTODEXTRIN, FRAGRANCE
Price: PHP 210.00
The powder is inside this plastic screw cap tub. It is sturdy and closes tightly. I also love the simple logo printed on the pink cap.
It is white but will not really show when used sparingly. It melts into the skin once blended. I did not find any color when I dusted it over my face but I think that there’s a bit of white cast when the face is photographed with flash.
It is a very fine silicone powder. Almost disappears when blended but the softness is felt and the skin is really blurred out! I love the texture of this powder and a bit goes a long way! I don’t recommend this for baking.
My only wish is that it has more products inside. Three grams is too little but, perhaps the reason is that this powder is not intended for baking. This amount will last for a while. It is almost the same size as the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder which is 4.2 grams, but they have a huge price difference!
This can last up to four hours on me. I can’t go on without blotting because I get really oily on my T-zone. I think that four hours is good enough for its affordable price. After blotting, I do not have to retouch because I can still feel the powder and my skin feels smooth!
It has a floral scent but it does not linger. It is also not too strong.
Bang for your buck
For 210 Pesos, this is something that I would recommend especially if you are a fan of the Banila Co. Prime Primer, Skin Food Peach Sake Silky Finish Powders, and the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder. I swatched them all and they felt the same on my skin. They are like sisters! Kudos Althea Korea for coming up with an affordable powder that works well.