I got this Buckwheat Loose Powder from SkinFood quite awhile back. Used it a couple of times and plain forgot about it. It’s a fairly fine loose powder with above average oil control. However, as with all loose powder, you’ll need to use it with a foundation or makeup base to get sufficient coverage. So, being lazy, I stopped using it after a few applications. In addition, I was introduced to mineral makeup and found the latter better performing.
The buckwheat oil in SkinFood Buckwheat Loose Powder helps to keep the makeup long lasting. In fact, I sometimes use it on its own just to keep my face matt and shine free and it does work well. However, although the powder is fine and silky, the coverage is too sheer on its own.
I have no idea what’s the ingredient for this loose powder but it’s likely to have talc because it feels quite dry on my skin. The fragrance, although sweet smelling, was something I didn’t quite like because it came across too strong for me. And unlike mineral makeup or some compact foundation powder, SkinFood Buckwheat Loose Powder does not provide SPF protection.
I bought this for about S$18 but the last I checked, the price has gone up to S$22. Still, it’s fairly reasonably priced and does perform fairly well for a loose powder. Plus, the packaging is really pretty!