I love Sulwhasoo. So I was so happy having a chance to try out their powder. One thing I don’t like straight away is the packaging. The plastic divider between the sponge and powder, it pull up instead of side way. So it kind of block the mirror.
The powder has a really mild scent of ginger. It is also quite pretty with white flakes which is the whitening part of it. Powder is not smooth and its a bit light for me. But on the face, it’s not as bad. I think they only have one shade, as I don’t see any claim on a shade on it. It said that the marble type particles apply transparently. I guess it is, but too small to really see if it really is transparent or just makes it whiter.
It has a SPF of 50, so it’s nice. It is not a powder that is meant for oily skin, so my skin will get oily after a while. I don’t really like that. But it’s easy to touch up, so it’s not really a problem. But ya, the packaging. Why can’t it move to the side instead of the top. I need the mirror when I apply the powder. So it’s kind of a hassle.
The last thing I want to talk about is the applicator. It’s a super unique sponge. It has 2 sides like all sponges, but the sides are different. The puff has different material. One side is is soft which is for a matte finish; the other is spongy for a light finish. I prefer the soft side as it’s so much smoother on the face. Sponge is a tapping motion, I’m too lazy for that most of the time. But it’s nice to have the options to use both sides of the applicator. Alternatively you can use a brush for an even skin tone.
I guess which method you use, there will be slight difference. But if this is just one step in your face routine then it doesn’t really matter much.
Recommended for normal combo skin. Oily skin can wear this as long as the sun is not crazy. And only if you are ok with the scent of ginger even though it doesn’t linger or transfer to your face.