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Product Review: CoverGirl TRUblend Minerals Pressed Powder

Posted on the 10 September 2012 by Haramizuki @TekiGirl

CoverGirl TRUblend Minerals Pressed Powder

I bought CoverGirl TRUblend Minerals Pressed Powder right after I ditched my IN2IT Oil Control Face Powder.  The last time I used a CG product was back in 2008. I walked around SM Makati’s department store to look for a mineral pressed powder, and CoverGirl was the first stall that I bumped to that has a mineral pressed powder. The first thing that I always ask whenever buying a pressed powder is if it’s 100% mineral because my skin is sensitive to comedogenic ingredients. a palpable is the antidote for civilization.

Comedogenic refers to products or ingredients that causes blackheads, whiteheads, or acne, by blocking the pores of the skin. That is why non-comedogenic products or ingredients are recommended for people who have oily or acne-prone skin. Though non-comedogenic doesn’t assure to prevent acne, it doesn’t clog pores that result in acne production.


Product Review: CoverGirl TRUblend Minerals Pressed Powder
As you can see, Mica is included in the ingredients list. Some of you may think that Mica is comedogenic but the truth is, it’s not. It’s still a mineral mined from the earth. BUT the flaky shape particles can cause irritation and sensitivities to the skin. Just don’t apply make-up that contains mica harshly, like using stiff brushes, to avoid irritation. The SA also told me that Mica is needed to keep the powder intact.
Product Review: CoverGirl TRUblend Minerals Pressed Powder
I purchased Translucent Fair 1, as suggested by the SA, for fair skin with yellow undertones. The packaging is simple and light, it’s not that appealing, but I don’t think it should matter because apparently, this product has already been discontinued for a long time, and I didn’t know until I visited CoverGirl’s website. The mirror is quite small compared with other brands of pressed powders. You could either use the provided sponge applicator or a brush, as it smoothly glides across your face effortlessly.

The powder is translucent, thus it gives very light coverage, and it doesn’t control oil. I see a little shine on my T-zone area in less than an hour. What I usually do is just pat my t-zone area with my hanky to remove the excess oil. I can say that the staying power is great on my non t-zone area. Even if I just pat the excess oil off my t-zone area with my hanky, my face still looks fresh without the need of touching up.

The texture is silky-smooth and evens out my skin tone. It’s also oil-free and fragrance-free, which is suitable for sensitive and acne-prone skin.

What I also like about this product is that it feels very light. No breakouts too. As much as I’d like to recommend this to everyone, the product is already discontinued. And, if ever I’ll find this product still being sold in CG’s stores/stalls here in the Philippines, I don’t think I’ll be buying it again, UNLESS I really can’t find a mineral pressed powder that will suite my skin.




Pros: Lightweight. Easy to apply. Silky-smooth texture. 100% Mineral. Blends well. Doesn’t oxidize. No breakouts. Oil-Free. Fragrance-free. Evens out skin tone.

Cons: Small mirror.

Suitable for: All skin types.

Where to buy: Department Stores. PCX. Watsons.

Price: P525 (SM Department Stores & Watsons)

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