Heeeeey Blushers!!! Hope everyone’s week started out right, and if not….The sun will come out tomorrow(singing out of tune) lol!! But I do wish everyone is doing ok though…
So I know quite a few of you have seen me use the Ben Nye Topaz Powder in my tutorials, and my favorites videos. But today I’m doing a formal review for you blushers.
These powders come in several shades from the fairest to the darkest browns. I have both the Banana(yellow), and Topaz(warm orange) Powders. However, today I’ll be featuring Topaz.
Topaz is a translucent setting powder, that has a warm orange color to it. It sets your foundation, helps a bit with oil control and gives the most flawless finish without looking chalky. I found that these Ben Nye Powders also act as correctors in a way. You can warm up, or tone down your foundation with these. You can add it to your cream, liquid or loose powder foundations to do this. You can also use these to highlight/contour your face. I think anyone that is about a shade darker/lighter(give or take), than me would do well with this powder. But there are so many shades that no way is, or should be left out 🙂
I have dry skin and this never dries out my skin or accentuates the dryness at all. The powder is very finely milled, smooth, and buttery(I know it’s a powder, but it’s butta baby)! It leaves a beautiful, natural looking finish; it’s not quite matte, or even satin, it’s more like velvet…think of Barry White’s voice…hmmm:) I usually use a large/medium powder brush to apply it to my face. And while it doesn’t necessarily give more coverage to the skin, it does somewhat even out your complexion.
I added a bit of home-made tinted moisturizer to my skin, and then added a small amount of Topaz. See the difference? The lighting/flash is more prominent in the latter photo.
The only thing I don’t like about it is the packaging. It comes in a shaker type bottle, that can get very messy, especially because the powders are so fine. I did transfer mine to a 10 gram jar(I believe). This gives me more control, and is better for getting a larger brush inside.
This is truly a gem! And I will definitely give it an A+ for the product, but with the packaging it drops to an…..
I got mine at Nigel’s Beauty Emporium, in Los Angeles, for $5/1.5oz. But you can find yours at these online shops: