Shop My Stash review – Manhattan 123 Clear Compact Powder
I haven’t forgotten my Shop My Stash callenge – at all, actually! I’ve really been using the things from my LIST as much as possible. This powder actually suits my skin tone (which is “pale dead vampire”) so when I hit pan I hurried to order a few more 😉
I will make a collective how-did-it-go post by the end but until then I’ll be reviewing the products from the list, starting with the powder.
Packaging: The packaging isn’t anything too special. It’s easy too see it’s not high end and reminds me of makeup 13-14-15 y. o. would wear. The quality of the packaging is perfectly fine, sturdy and doesn’t at all feel flimsy and cheap. There’s a little “sponge” in the package but – to me at least – it’s worth nothing so I threw it out straight away.
There’s a new packaging, they changed it a while ago, so mine’s the “old”. The new packaging looks a little better but the product is pretty much the same.
Smell: It doesn’t really smell like anything particular, but it definitely doesn’t smell bad – you don’t notice any smell which is something I like since I’m really picky when it comes to smells.
Consistency: It’s a powder so of course it’s powdery 😉 But it doesn’t end up all over the place and stays on the brush as it should.
Does it work? Yes, it works! I’m very, very pale and have a lot of trouble finding powders and foundations in a working shade – either it’s way too dark or it’s vampire pale. I use the Vanilla (70) in this range and it’s perfect for my skin tone. The powder stays where it should all day, even through sweat (which there is a lot of these days) and it covers nicely without making you look like you’re wearing a 3 cm layer of powder. It does say it’s got anti-bacterial properties but in all fairness I haven’t really thought about it so I haven’t noticed whether it’s made a difference or not.
Rating: 5/5 stars – definitely a favorite of mine!
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