Are you known as a PPP over on Makeupalley? Don’t hang on Makeupalley and wonder what the heck I’m talking about? Over on that awesome old school site about everything beauty, “PPP” is code speak for “pale porcelain princess.” Well, I ain’t no princess, but I am pale and porcelain and finding a blotting powder at the drug store is usually nigh on impossible. I usually use MAC Blot Powder in Light, but it’s very drying and so expensive. I feel like if I drop and break that sucker, I’ve lost a major investment. Nobody should feel that way about a product meant to throw in your bag to take on the go for touch ups! Imagine my glee when I saw a blotting powder THIS LIGHT in the drug store:
Yes, I did take that sticker off! Once I did, the packaging looked quite classy!
This is the Translucent 100 color. There is a Porcelain shade, but it looks quite a bit darker and way more pink. If you’re a very fair shade, go for translucent! Now, a warning: Many tanned and darker skinned folks have said the translucent shade is not for everyone. I’m going to have to agree, because this powder actually has buildable coverage, so it is not completely invisible on the skin. Get the shade that looks closest to your skin tone!
Hey, look! Unlike some companies these days, Maybelline did not cheap out on a mirror and sponge! Totally practical for taking with you. THANK YOU, MAYBELLINE. Considering this product is about $6.00, I’m sold.
Here’s what Maybelline has to say about the product:
“Tone + texture-fitting powder for the ultimate natural fit.
Mattifies and matches natural tone for a poreless-looking finish
For Normal to Oily Skin
Why You’ll Love It
Fit Me!® Matte + Poreless Powder from Maybelline New York goes beyond skin tone matching to fit the unique texture issues of normal to oily skin for the ultimate natural skin fit.
Fit Me Matte + Poreless Face Powder provides long-lasting, mattifying, shine control and up to 12HR wear for a natural, poreless-looking finish.
Buildable coverage. Does not clog pores. Oil-free.
For Best Results
With the provided applicator, blot the powder onto areas of face with excess oil. Apply to your forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin and blend all over using gentle downward strokes. Build for fuller coverage.”
Here it is on me over my Rimmel Stay Matte foundation. I’d been wearing it 8 hours and was very shiny through the T-zone by then. I love that the finish is not flat. It’s rather lovely!
Please pardon the shoddy blush! This is what happens when you are testing multiple colors for science!