Thursday, July 15, 2010

Chacott Finishing Powder Review

Think of Chacott, think of ballet.
At least, that's what I know about Chacott before this :P And how ironic it is that Chacott powder is rumoured to be first produced for ballet dancers. I don't really know if this 2 Chacotts are actually connected but it just makes me wonder.

Hopes this review isn't too long-winded...

Anyway, I took the longest time to decide if I wanna get this powder and I just wanna share with you girls what went through my mind and the concerns I had. Who knows maybe these might just do help for you if you're planning to get it. *wink*

Well, one of the biggest concerns I had was... I don't know what size should I purchase. The powder comes in 30g and a crazy 170g! As for the price (prices might be different for different seller), 30g is selling at RM80 and 170g is selling at RM100. Tell me if I should get the 170g or I'm dumb? Haha. 
But it's just so big and so much that I really think it's crazy. 170g is really alot LOT!  Haha.

Secondly, which shade should I get? I wanted to get the translucent (753) one but unlucky me, it's always out of stock when I've decided to get it. So next, I looked for some sellers who actually sell samples of 5g. Well, I just need to be sure on the shade before I get as much as 170g of powder, right?
In the end, I've tried 756 (makes my skin looks a tad yellowish) and 752 (makes my skin looks a tad reddish) Hahahha. *i  feel funny while writing this* and I've finally settled with 751 which is just the right shade for me.
So yeah, I bought the powder in 751 (170g) for RM80 from a seller/friend who bought it in Japan. =)


 


Some product info I got from one of the online sellers..

 
 How to choose the right shade?

The picture above shows a typical of Japanese cosmetics base makeup shades where it is either you're more to yellow tone or pink tone. I personally think that the colors on the chart are quite misleading as 756 is really yellow in real life and makes me look yellowish too. Just as a reference, my skintone is NC25 and some sellers keep telling me that 754 or 751 would be too light of a shade for me. Well, I got my right shade the hard way though...


Another better view of the shades. Hope this helps, though.

And, this is my 751..


Texture wise, this powder is really really fine and gives a soft, smooth and flawless finish. It doesn't look powdery at all. Best of all, it will not get cakey. I've tried applying it with a brush and also a sponge. By using a brush, you get a lighter coverage and with sponge, as usual gives you more coverage. Very much depends on your liking though. I'm not sure if this could cover blemishes or pimples but it definitely covers skin redness especially around the side of the nose area.

Right now, my daily base makeup would be a primer, my BB cream and this powder. I hardly wear any foundation anymore now. I'm still wondering if this is consider a good or bad thing. Hahahs.

What about oil-control? Well, I would say that this powder did a fairly good job. As usual, I blot my face at around after lunch time, say 3-4pm. On the days that I'm wearing this powder, my t-zone doesn't get as oily as other days. However, I still think that Make Up Forever loose powder wins here for oil-control. ;-)

Overall, I like this one from Chacott and I'm using it everyday now. This would probably be a 8.5/10.
I wonder when will I get to finish it. Hehs




Official site: www.chacott-jp.com/

5 comments:

Slowbrogal said...

wow!! U got a very nice blog my dear!! And I love Charcott too..One jar can last very very long though...
Anyway,I've followed u~~

Cynthia
http://slowbro-gal.blogspot.com

aretha said...

Actually if you go to One Utama, there is a shop selling the Chacott powder. Its actually the row opposite Roti boy and OSIM..its basically at the connecting way between the new block and the old block and its at the lower ground level. :) i havent been able to find a match for this powder yet as they all look super dark to me!

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Anonymous said...

i'm going to KL next month.. anyone can tell me where can i purchase chacott in KL??
thanks before ^^

Anonymous said...

hi! i m looking for this powder too! can u intro ur seller fren to me? gchin_st@hotmail.com