I find this forgotten series of my blog ultra satisfying to revisit, so I reckon I should make some new entries, in order to make myself proud, and to justify more purchases. YES.
Today we're going to look into yet another compact foundation, a make up item I never cease buying and using (up). Most days I do a base or primer (or moisturiser), concealer, and compact, aka powder foundation. Actually this step should/could be loose powder or pressed powder but I just love the coverage of a powder foundation. Beauty bloggers or youtubers who cannot distinguish "powder foundation" from "pressed powder" annoy me, greatly - sorry. On other days where I use liquid foundation, I often use compact as setting purpose too; the mess I create with loose powder is just horrible.
Hera HD Powder Pact (Moist) SPF 25 / PA++ - 21 (review)
Lancome Teint Miracle Natural Light Creator Bare Skin Perfection Compact Foundation SPF 20 / PA ++ - O-01
Suqqu Dual Effect Powder Foundation - 102 (review)
Lancome Teint Miracle is on HK website (link), I believe it is still available. Mine is SPF20 and purchased over a year ago, the one on HK website now is SPF15, perhaps a newer version? No idea if this is Asia/HK exclusive item though.
Hera HD is discontinued. It is replaced by HD Fix Powder Pact.
Suqqu is still found on JP site and Selfridges UK.
Japan (Lancome, Suqqu)
|from left: hera, lancome, suqqu (light and dark)|
Lancome pinker than Hera.
Lancome and Hera similar depth.
Suqqu neutral leaning on cool/pink.
Suqqu contour shade neutral leaning on warm/orange.
Suqqu a tone darker than the other two.
Lancome seems to be most dry-looking, can look powdery. It is more a Winter compact than Summer compact as it is not very oil-controlling or absorbing. On my skin it doesn't look as dry/powdery.
Hera smooth and fine, but can sit on skin.
Suqqu very fine and creamy, impossible to look dry and cakey on the skin.
I have nothing bad to say about the Lancome compact - a heavy swatch on my forearm looks powdery isn't a flaw - and I will definitely use this one up. Can't think of anything special to mention other than the double sided sponge is a good one. Comment below if you have any questions - I'm such a bad reviewer?
Now I need to move on to hitting the pans of my many compacts (Nars, Paul & Joe, Cle de Peau, Giorgio Armani, Albion, Media, Maquillage, Shiseido the Make Up, Integrate Gracy...) in order to justify procuring the 'new' Cle de Peau Radiant Powder Foundation. I am still angry how it was released just 2 months after I bought the 'old' compact!!!