Hi everyone! Here's my review on RMK's Pressed Powder N SPF 10, which featured in my Naturally Nude FOTD.
I'm a big fan of RMK's base makeup. I loved the dewiness of their Powder Foundation EX. It'a rare to find a powder that gave the skin a really nice radiant glow. At the moment however, I'm constantly on the lookout for the perfect loose/pressed powder that I can just wear on top of moisturized skin to give me a more flawless look, but with a great glow.
I loved the Dior Capture Total High Definition Loose Powder, but it was a bit on the chunky side to bring with me on my travels. When RMK's new Pressed Powder was released at the end of last month, I was very excited to try it out.
According to RMK:
It comes in 5 variations.
The Pressed Powder N comes in 4 powders with different formulas:
The powder was housed in the usual RMK silver box.
The packaging is a slightly chunky (but small) matte silver box with two layers.
The first layer houses the pressed powder, and the second layer twists open to reveal a drawer containing a portable flat brush. I purchased the powder in shade 01 (pale white) from my favourite store, Selfridges. Pale pink (02) is for those who want a slight pinker complexion, and pale blue (03) is for those with slightly red complexions who want to tone down the redness.
Here are some close ups of the powder:
The narrow strip of powder in the middle has a pearlescent finish, which I really like. It's not too shimmery or glittery at all. I find it a lot more subtle in shimmer than the pearlescent strip of the RMK Powder Foundation EX.
With flash. You can see the lustre in the pearlescent strip better here:
Shade and Coverage:
This shade is suitable for those with fair skintones. As it's designed to be used over foundation, coverage is very, very sheer - less than Dior's Capture Totale High Definition Loose Powder (review can be found here). The oil control of this powder is minimal. I love the fact that it contains SPF, but I wish it was a little higher than SPF10. Makeup items don't usually contain high SPF anyway.
The finish is amazing! It gives a lovely glow to the skin without looking too shimmery. I find most powders either too matte or too shimmery, but this one's perfect.
A couple of pics of my skin with the powder. Below of just the powder on its own:
And the powder on a recent FOTD; over moisturiser, under liquid blush.
-did not irritate my skin
-gave skin a gorgeous dewy glow
-oil control not as great as other pressed powder formulas
-RMK difficult to find outside Asia (in fact, I think the only place outside Asia to stock RMK is the UK)
-very pricey at ~£30