Japan Shiseido Neuve Oil-controlling Pressed Powder is now my current face powder. Been using it for almost half year. Even restock it when I went to Taiwan in May. I purchased it in Taiwan when I went there in October last year for work assignment. After conversion from New Taiwan Dollar, it’s about RM18. You can buy it online but it won’t be that cheap. I don’t think I’ve seen it in Malaysia.
I got to know about this from the Taiwanese beauty show, Queen(å¥³äººæˆ‘æœ€å¤§). The pressed powder is 3.5g, very compact with mirror and easy to carry around. The powder is quite translucent. If you are looking for coverage, this product doesn’t do that.
It claims that it can smooth out your skin and eliminate shine; absorbs excess oil to prevent clogged pores and pimples; protect skin against UVA and UVB. It is made entirely from natural ingredients and unscented.
I do not use foundation. My routine is after sunblock, face power will follow. As simple as that.
It does smooth out my skin, no discomfort. The powder is so fine that you do not need to worry about having it trapped in fine lines especially under the eyes even when you apply a lot of it. As for shine elimination, it could last me for about 5 hours. I don’t use thick layer, just a thin layer, dabbing it on with the puff provided and no retouch throughout the day. As for UVA and UVB, I’ll just take it as what it’s claimed. I already have sunblock under it anyway.
I’m quite happy using it. I do recommend it. Nothing fancy, very basic and does its work.