Yellow, not sallow! Bobbi Brown Pale Yellow pressed powder


Guys, I have not lost my mind . . .

You’re would be right to think that I have lost my marbles because I am a chocolate girl and I’m proud of my dark skin and, yes, I did buy a powder in the shade Pale Yellow!

The shade: Bobbi Brown Pale yellow sheer pressed powder
The shade: Bobbi Brown Pale yellow sheer pressed powder

Why? Two reasons,

It’s one of my favourite powders to set my concealer. We all know how concealers like to slip and slide if they are not set with powder.

Secondly, the pale yellow colour disappears into my skin and gives my face a bright, fresh, albeit a matte finish. Why? The yellow neutralizes any redness or discoloration on my skin and evens out my skin tone when used as a finishing powder.

Swatched:  The Bobbi Brown sheer finish pressed powder
Swatched: The Bobbi Brown sheer finish pressed powder

This guy comes in a sleek, square compact and the mirror is large, so you don’t have to push the mirror really far forward if you want to catch a glimpse of your gorgeous face. This compact will fit easily into your handbag, I’m just a bit afraid of the sharp corners of the compact, but I can live with that because it doubles up as a weapon . . . much like the stiletto heel, modeled after the stiletto knife . . . adds new meaning when someone says to you “ I need those gorgeous killer heels in my life” Lol

 

Bobbi Brown sheer finish pressed powder come in a solid, sturdy sleek black compact with sharp corners . .  beware!
Bobbi Brown sheer finish pressed powder come in a solid, sturdy sleek black compact with sharp corners . . beware!

The compact comes with a puff that has a velvety upper side. I always bin those . . . I prefer using other puffs like my Estee Lauder fluffy powder puff and then dust it all off with a large fluffy brush. If you swirl a dense brush over this compact, it can easily break apart and there’s nothing worse or messy than a broken compact. Note to self: Buy the Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Loose Powder. the next time.

Truth is, I bought this powder because I thought it was going to be a dupe for the Ben Nye Banana powder. And no, it isn’t. It’s far to sheer and less pigmented than the Ben Nye Banana Powder

This powder will even out your skin tone but offers no coverage. So if you camouflage and conceal, paint over imperfections and what-what, this will do nothing for you. For those with oily skin, though, it will leave you shine free for about 8 hours because it’s an oil-free, oil absorbing powder.

Amazingly, it didn’t oxidise on me. Either this product is super clever or my Skin Medica AHA/BHA cream is not doing its job!

Where to buy: Bobbi Brown counters across the country

Price: R450

Dupes: Redness Solutions Instant Relief Mineral Pressed Powder (R455)

MAC Prep and Prime Colour Correcting pressed powder in Neutralize (R415)

If you know of any cheaper dupes for this, let me know.

Hope you enyoed this review!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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