I have an oily skin and I also live in a hot and humid country, not really a good combination. Dewy look is natural for me, but in a few minutes, that dewy look turns into a greasy look. So mattifying my face is a must! That’s why when I was approached to do an Althea Petal Velvet Powder review, I said yes immediately because I’m always on a look-out for powders to make my face shine-free.
What is it?
Althea Petal Velvet Powder is the very own and first product of the popular online k-beauty store in South East Asia, Althea Korea. This debuting product is a translucent powder that promises to set makeup and leaves behind a silky finish to the touch. Infused with oil from Althea seeds, this powder works to keep sebum production at bay without drying out the skin for a radiant, fresh look, all while giving out a gentle scent. It claims that it will keep your makeup looking great all day or dust some on to stay shine-free!
FUN FACT: Althea is a flower that is believed to attract good spirits. It is also a national flower of Korea which has a meaning “consumed by love” while others say it means “delicate beauty.”
APPLICATION: Pick up product with a brush or puff provided and gently sweep onto the skin. You can use this alone or above your makeup.
SCENT: As expected from the name, it has a lovely mild floral scent. And it won’t make you feel dizzy unlike other beauty products with floral scents. (I’m referring to you Victoria Secret Angel Dream!)
PACKAGING: The jar of the Althea Petal Velvet Powder is minimalist yet elegant, it’s made of glass but not that heavy. The cap is made of pink lightweight yet sturdy plastic. While the box resembles the actual box used to packaged your orders in the Althea Korea shop. If you shopped in Althea Korea before you know what I’m referring to. Lastly, the puff is fluffy and 2x thicker than most puff provided from powders.
RESULTS: The Althea Petal Velvet Powder is translucent and I love its smooth texture. It’s also lightweight, soft on the skin, smoothens your face by blurring your pores, and doesn’t make you look cakey. It’s a nice powder to set your makeup and to wear on its own. However, for someone who has oily skin like mine who lives in a hot and humid country, its mattifying ability only last around 3 hours. Unlike on my mom, who has a normal skin type, it lasts the whole day for her. So obviously, she took this sample from me.
PROS: It’s lightweight, smoothens your face, and mattifies your skin without looking cakey. It has sebum control and pore blurring as you could see from my photos above. On the left, I’m wearing the Althea Petal Velvet powder on its own. While on the right, I applied it above a foundation. The powder can last around 3 hours for those with oily skin, while it lasts almost all-day for those with normal skin type, both on a hot and humid weather of the Philippines. Lastly, it smells lovely and made of natural and cruelty-free ingredients.
CONS: It’s too small for me. This is the smallest jar of translucent powder I own.
Will I buy it? I think yes. The fact that it suits my mom’s skin, she’ll surely ask me to buy a jar for her when the sample I received runs out. Although it’s not minty which the thing I love about the Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder, the product I’ve been using before this one, the Althea Petal Velvet Powder pore blurring ability makes it a better powder to use without makeup or on top of makeup.
Where to buy?
You can buy Althea Petal Velvet Powder exclusively in Althea for Php210 which contains 3g. They ship in the ship in the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, and even in the United States.
What do you think of this Althea Petal Velvet Powder review? Would you like to try it?
**I received the product mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by the brand or its affiliates.