I am a big fan of L.A. Girl’s BB Cream. So far I have re-purchased it thrice and the review post of the BB cream has been read over 6000+ times since I published it in September 2016; so clearly a lot of you are interested in the brand as well. I recently had the opportunity to try out the pressed powder from L.A. Girl in shade GPP608- Soft Honey. With the benchmark the brand had set with the BB cream my expectations for this powder were very high.
₹700 INR for 7 grams.
Get a flawless finish with PRO face Matte Pressed Powder. This long wearing, oil controlling formula can be applied alone for a soft radiant look or over liquid foundation for fuller coverage. Available in 15 mattifying shades. Apply to face with sponge. Can be re-applied throughout the day as needed.
The product comes in a plastic compact packaging with the powder in the top compartment and the sponge applicator in the bottom. The bottom also has perforations that I appreciate because it helps keep the sponge dry due to the ventilation. The good thing about the top is the transparency on the lid that allows one to see the shade of the product within but transparent plastic is often thin and weak so one needs to be careful in handling it. Also due to this the mirror had to be moved down which is an inconvenience for sure. Over all, I am OK with the packaging as it is sturdy enough to be carried around in the purse.
The powder is not as finely milled as some of the other brands I have tried. Also fallout will be a definite problem. It does mattify the skin completely and has considerable pigmentation for a pressed powder. The shade range is pretty great which is I think a really big strong point of the brand.
The applicator picks up a decent amount of product and spreads it across evenly. It gives a smooth – matte look to the face so its vital that you find the right shade for your face because otherwise imagine a darker or lighter colour mattifying you face, it will not make for a flattering look. The coverage can be built up and the powder works well standalone and over the foundation.
It is claimed to be suitable for all skin types but I feel the folks with oily skin will actually like this much more than the dry skinned folks as it really helps in addressing the shine. It last for a good few hours and I have an oily T-zone so after 3-4 hours I re-apply. I also use it to set my concealer under the eye and it does a good job.
The shade GPP-608 Soft Honey, is a tad dark for me so I apply this with a brush for a lighter dusting of the powder. I am not sure why but my mental image of myself is a little darker than my actual colour, due to which I often go wrong selecting shades. Let me know in the comments if you have any tricks to help me with this weird quirk.
- Build-able coverage.
- Cruelty and Paraben free.
- High quality Sponge Applicator
- Travel Friendly
- Value for Money
- Great Shade Range
- Not finely milled
- Mirror placed inconveniently.
- Lot of Fallout
- Not easily available offline.
Despite the problem of the fallout I still think it is a value for money product because of its good performance at an affordable price point. I have been dedicated to MAC Studio Fix since a few years now and this was an attempt to find a cheaper alternative and as I have understood now this is definitely not comparable to Studio Fix but let’s not forget it costs half of that and still does a relatively good job.
Please let me know your thoughts & experiences about L.A. Girl products that you have tried in the comments. Also Check out some of the other pressed powders I have tried: