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Friday, 27 February 2009
FANCL Lucent Face Powder in Hanamurasaki
Last week, FANCL's Limited Edition Lucent Face Powder Hanamurasaki and Face Powder case arrived in the mail. FANCL is a cruelty-free, preservatives-free, additive-free cosmetics company based in Japan with locations across Asia and an online store that ships internationally. FANCL also has a cosmetics line called Boscia in North America.
Because their products do not contain preservatives, antiseptics, disinfectants, petroleum surfactants, fragrance, coloring agents or mineral oil, FANCL is very friendly to those who suffer from atopic dermatitis, rosacea, and other skin conditions. The company is known for their integrity, incredibly clean factories, and affordable prices. They also sell supplements, food products, fashion goods and house ware items.
The Lucent Face Powder in Hanamurakasi ("purple flower") is a fine, lavender powder with a very smooth texture that blends well into the skin. It is not drying nor irritating at all. In fact, it hardly feels like you're wearing any face powder. The powder applies sheer and has a faint hint of shimmer up close. It helped even my complexion and diffused some of the redness in my cheeks. For some, the results might be too subtle and the powder might be too light for darker complexions. But for me, it is one of the only face powders that isn't irritating.
What I liked most about the product was the accompanying puff. It is incredibly soft and smooth and of high quality. It doesn't have that rough texture that can irritate your skin, nor does it have that unclean, heavy feeling that some of the softer puffs have. If the Lucent Powder doesn't interest you, I highly recommend getting your hands on the puff because it is excellent. I'm not sure whether this particular puff can be purchased separately from the face powder but FANCL does sell many individual makeup tools so stop by your local FANCL when you have a chance.