You may or may not have noticed, but absolutely everyone and their dog has been using the RCMA No Color Powder lately. It first caught my eye when I saw Rachel Leary and Manny MUA rave about it and since then I’ve noticed everybody seems to be using it. On one of my many Beauty Bay sprees I spotted that they were stocking it* and it only cost around £10 for 3oz so of course I had to have it.
I heard so many good things about this product, that it’s a dupe for the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder, that it’s great for dry skin, that it’s used widely in Hollywood etc etc…I was really excited to see if it lived up to all the hype.
So in short, yes it absolutely does live up to the hype. I’ve never actually tried the Laura Mercier powder so obviously I can’t comment on how similar they are, I’m just taking peoples word for it on that front. Dry skin though, that’s my jam (award for the least glamorous sentence goes to…) I’m usually quite hesitant to use much powder on my face as I find that nearly all of them cling to my dry patches and really accentuate it which obviously isn’t a desirable look but I haven’t had that problem with this powder. Obviously it can’t improve the look of dry skin but it definitely doesn’t make it look any worse which is kind of all you can hope for when it comes to powder.
Due to me having some oily areas on my face, my foundation often wears off in patches throughout the day, I’ve switched up my routine lately though and I’m finding it stays on for a good 8+ hours. This powder just keeps everything in place perfectly, I use it to bake my under eye concealer and also to set my foundation and it really works well to stop any creasing and doesn’t budge whatsoever. I was sat in a very hot school hall the other day watching a nativity, had my coat and scarf on and my foundation still didn’t wear off. I was actually amazed as usually I’d have gone home and had to take it off.
The product itself is a very stark white in the container which initially made me concerned that I’d look like Casper the Friendly Ghost – but it lives up to its No Color name (pains me to spell that word wrong). It blends out beautifully and doesn’t leave a white layer over your face, nor do I experience any flashback with this whatsoever, not that I’m exactly in front of flashing cameras all the time but you know…still important.
The only downside to this product is the container. The only way I can describe it is a giant salt/sugar shaker. This means that you have no lid to decant product into and you have to find some kind of surface to use it from. It would be really handy if it came with a proper lid as it’s a bit of a pain to have to pour some out onto my palettes or something.
For £10 though this is absolutely amazing. I’ll definitely be re purchasing this when it runs out as it’s fast become a staple of my makeup routine.
*I did purchase mine from Beauty Bay however they seem to be out of stock at the moment, so I’ve included a link to Love Beauty who do have it in stock.