Since I-don't-know-when, I used less and less foundation, and converted to the powder cult.
But the perfect loose powder is difficult to come across. I've been happy with Caron, T.LeClerc and Shu Uemura loose powder - all praised as good products.
That is until I found out what talc is.
Though it is a natural mineral, the cosmetic use of talc is loosely linked to the causes of lung, skin, and ovarian cancer.
This is very upsetting news for a health freak like me. I stared at the tins of powder as if they're ghosts sitting on my vanity counter. Well, I'm not dead. Yet.
I put on my shoes and went on a mission to find talc-free powder.
Almost all the quality cosmetic brands' loose powder contains talc, except Makeup Forever's brand new High Definition powder.
This was a very unexpected find. I've never cared much for Makeup Forever, but this product is special. Absolutely talc-free, this micro-powder has an unusually fine texture that glides like a film onto the skin. Without being dry or exaggerating fine lines, just a small amount is enough for an all day wear.
The only drawback is that it does not have the "soft focus" look that talc powder provides. I wore this today from 9am till 8pm. My skin remained fresh to the touch at the end of the day. This might just be worthwhile.
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