The NP Set Baked Powder in ‘Peach Set’
This is a duo powder compact consisting of a blush and highlighting powder, which you can use individually or mix together to give a glowing colour to your cheeks.
Colour, Formulation and Texture
- The colour is a pale peach highlighter and a deep coral/peach blush with very subtle gold shimmers. When applied against my olive skin tone, the blush even appears to have an ever so slight rose hue – I could probably get away with using it as a bronzer as well! It gives the skin a subtle glow.
- It has a baked powder formulation which can be applied dry or wet.
- Unlike other ‘baked’ powders I’ve tried such as Chanel’s, this one is actually a bit softer in comparison and it is easy for the brush to pick up the product (even the softest brush). Soft powder texture that blends smoothly on the skin.
Besides the lovely colour and texture, it contains some really good stuff that will benefit your skin in terms of nourishing it and keeping it hydrated:
- Vitamin A, C & E
- Jojoba Oil
- Acai Oil
- Safflower & Sunflower Oil (these are apparently the moisturising and softening properties of the product and is non-comedogenic (i.e. will not clog pores).
- Paraben Free so great for sensitive skins.
The duo powder comes packaged in a square, white plastic compact and has a handy mirror for on-the-go application and touch-ups.
|Product description label at the bottom of the compact.
A generous amount of product: 17 g / 0.60 oz.
There is a fairly strong scent in the pan and during initial application to the cheeks. It’s not particularly appealing as it reminds me of the scent of band aids! However, thankfully, I can’t really notice the scent anymore soon after application.
Availability and Price
Napoleon Perdis Midas Touch Foundation Brush
This is a stippling brush that comes in a retractable, embellished gold case which makes it perfect for keeping in the hand-bag or travelling with. Very convenient to use due to it’s compact size and keeping the brush protected from other items. The brush can be used for applying powder, foundation, bronzer and blush. It’s a great all-rounder face brush that leaves a flawless, “air-brushed” finish without the risk of ever applying too much. The synthetic tips of the brush means it doesn’t absorb any product so it avoids wastage.
As you can see from the comparison above, the NP
brush is the largest and is the most dense stippling brush, so it gives good coverage and is great for buffing the product onto the skin. The other noticeable difference is that it feels just a little bit harsher on the skin when you stipple (dab product onto the skin) and I think it’s because the ends of the synthetic bristles are not as fine as the other three brushes. However, I think it’s still a decent brush to use. I like the large size and density of it so it’s quicker to apply and buff product to the skin.
|Brush length comparison (top – bottom): NP brush (about 8 cm in length), Chanel #7, Becca #56 and Mac #188.
I think this brush is pretty good. I love the fact that it comes in a retractable case so I can use it on-the-go and not ruin the brush bristles and not leave a mess in my hand-bag. I really like the large size and density of the brush. It feels fairly firm when buffing and gives excellent coverage. Apart from the tips not being as soft on the skin as the others, I would still definitely use this because of the reasons stated above.