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I don’t bake my makeup. In fact, I am slightly powder phobic because I wholly prefer that real fresh, dewy look rather than anything matte and dry-looking. But baking is a trend and although people have been using a variety of regular powders to achieve this, there haven’t really been any dedicated baking powders until now. Not a brand to ever avoid jumping on a trend, Rodial have stepped up and created the new Rodial Baking Powder & Baking Brush.
I have been wary of Rodial over the last few years, mainly because they use such ridiculous product names for their anti-ageing skincare. I mean… dragon’s don’t exist, let alone products that include Dragon’s Blood! To me it potentially makes a mockery of people’s serious desire to fight the effects of ageing, and considering they have such fantastical names, the products are pretty expensive.
However, I have never tried the makeup but it seems to be getting pretty good feedback online and at least uses product names that actually describe the product!
As I am not a ‘baker’ I can’t really say whether this actually brings anything useful to the table and does more than a regular looose setting powder, but I do think it’s a clever move to create a product specifically addressing this Youtube trend.
Rodial Baking Powder Features
- Rich powder
- Formulated to blend effortlessly
- Delivers a silky smooth, matte finish
- Semi-transparent texture reflects light
- Spherical powders give skin soft focus and no chalky texture
- Ideal for baking concealer, setting makeup & reducing shine
There is also the new Rodial Baking Brush which is super dense and designed to dust away baked powder.
I gave this a little test. The powder-phobe that I am reluctantly pressed on the baking powder on top of concealer and then let it sit for about 10 minutes to ‘bake’. This is basically where it warms on the skin and sets the makeup beneath. The texture of the powder is lovely and fine, almost creamy.
I really like the brush. It is super soft, but densely packed and it’s perfect to sweep away the excess baking powder without disturbing the foundation or concealer beneath.
The powder did a great job at tackling shine, however, I really don’t like the look of powder on the skin under my eyes and I could notice that area looking less dewy and radiant. I loved it on my enlarged pores though and around the nose and chin. Next time I might try a lighter application for the eye area and not quite so much baking there.
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