Taken from the Mirenesse website- "...This super-sheer powder is completely undetectable on the skin and seals foundation, concealers or even just primers to create porcelain looking skin. Created with revolutionary Light SetTM Technology to diffuse both artificial and natural light, skin will be left lineless, poreless and flawless in any light, making it ideal for both everyday wear and special occasions and even photographic work.
Moisturising Vitamin E and soothing BB mineral pigments work together to calm and rejuvenate red or blemished skin, while natural silica works to absorb excess oils, restoring the skin's natural moisture balance and instantly minimize pores and fine lines."
The 5.5g of product comes in a jar complete with sifter and powder puff. The cute packaging didn't disappoint.
The powder is very finely milled. Like talcum powder to the touch.
I opted for a brush to apply the BB powder, rather than the included powder puff, just my personal preference.
The first thing I noticed was the smell. It's not offensive in any way, but the fragrance is just wrong to me for some reason. Thankfully, it disappears after application.
Another thing to note is just how easy it is to overload the brush because it's a loose powder rather than pressed. I've used loose powders for some times, and still found that I had to be careful to make sure to tap any excess off the brush, I didn't want any Nicole Kidman white powder mishaps!
Now to the good parts. I love the way that this powder blurs my imperfections to give a photoshopped finish. However, it doesn't leave my face looking flat or washed out. The powder doesn't add colour, so allows the foundation's true shade to remain.
What really impressed me is the longevity. It really helps to maintain the look of my foundation throughout wear, without touch ups and no patchiness.
Thanks to its mattifying properties I don't experience the foundation sliding around on my oily forehead. Yet it doesn't feel like it is drying on my face, either.
It doesn't cake, or settle into lines, which with my under eye area, this is a very important point for me!
I really do like this BB Pore Powder, it's just that scent, ugh!
What is a product that you've liked, but been put off by the smell?