Bobbi Brown Retouching Powder

Written By: Danyelle V

Written By: Danyelle V

Nightmare scenario: You spent all morning perfecting your makeup. You finished your look with lipstick, sit back from the mirror and admire your masterpiece. After lunch you check up on your makeup and, Oh No! your concealer has creased; aging you 10 years. All that work to have your makeup not last!?! No worries, we are awake and can prevent this problem. Bobbi Brown’s Retouching Powder is going to set your makeup and help it last throughout the day.

I often find that concealers in my color range, always lean kind of yellow. Usually, that isn’t a problem. However, since I’ve dyed my hair blonde at the end of last year, I find that I don’t love how it looks. It looks like I’ve highlighted my under eye, which is pretty, but it’s not always the look I want to go for. I have the Bobbi Brown Retouching Powder in Rose, 2.

A pink setting powder? Seems off, right? I thought so, too. Through some kind of magic, this very clearly pink powder is practically undetectable on the skin. This powder is lightweight and smooth. It feels and looks like nothing is on. What I really like about the color of the powder is that the rose tone neutralizes the brightness to my concealer for a natural flush. It gives my skin that airbrushed look.

Just a note, I would advise not baking your concealer with a pink powder because the color will develop; you will have sunburn cheeks. 

There are only two things I don’t like about this product. One: it’s a loose powder. That’s just personal preference. I am too careless to handle a loose powder responsibly. Two: it does cling to dryness. I concealed a pimple. The concealer did not emphasize any dryness but I wanted to set it to ensure that it would last all day. Once I applied the Retouching powder, it caked up on the dryness and did not look good. If you have dry skin or any dry patches to your skin, avoid using this product on them. To prevent that ‘caked up’ look, use a setting spray on top of or instead of a powder.

And to answer what everyone wants to know: is there any flashback? If I wear this powder, will I have the dreaded ghost face if someone takes a picture with flash? Am I going to have to untag myself in the photo that was posted of me and I have those crazy, scary bright under eyes? The answer: No. Instead, this powder really makes your skin look smooth and perfect. It is available in 4 different shades, including your tradition translucent powder. Are you daring enough to use a setting powder with color?

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Available at Sephora; $36

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