26 March 2015

I promised a Review on Ultra Flesh Ninja Star 18 Karat Gold Dual Finish Moisturising Powder, so here it is!

We all know about my love for the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation (phew! what a mouthful) so I am not going ramble on it anymore. However, I have to report that I changed the shade from Tahoe to Syracuse. Syracuse is actually a better shade for me because the freedom to add warmth and/or contour to my face is possible.

My Current Foundation routine involves 

Step 1: Skincare! (Serum, Eye Cream, Moisturiser and Face Primer)

Step 2: Apply NARS foundation using my hands

Step 3: Blend the foundation using a damp Real Techniques sponge

Step 4: Set with Ultra Flesh Ninja Star 18 Karat Gold Dual Finish Moisturising Powder.  The shade I have is called Suffused.

What you need to know:

1) Suffused - It's a medium beige with yellow undertone.
2) It is not heavy nor cakey looking on skin.
3) It has no scent.
4) It has light to medium coverage.
5) It has a demi-matte finish on the skin.
6) Nothing of the glowy (ie, it's not a highlight of some sort)

First, I have to take back what I said in my previous post that this could be the same as the Hourglass Lighting powder. It's not even close.

Second, it's so hard to find online information about this product. I needed validation that I am not the only one having a love-hate relationship with this powder. There must be another blogger or two, maybe three out there with the same thoughts.... ?

Why I love it?

- It matches my skintone and it doesn't alter my foundation shade
- It sets my foundation beautifully
- The finish makes you look healthier
- It's also beautiful on its own

Why I hate it?

- It doesn't really control my oily Ts

If I am being honest, there's nothing special about the powder. I won't necessarily go out of my way to repurchase it once it hits the pan. I can easily achieve the same finish using drugstore powders like Maybelline FitMe powder or Revlon's Naked Foundation Powder or Bourjois Health Mix Powder Foundation.

Also, I am not entirely sure what's the significance of the 24K Gold in the product. I don't even know if it does anything to my face. It's not a bad powder, it just lacks character.

There's my ramble! I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars.

ps. I can't wait for my Priceline haul.


  1. Don't you hate it when products have all the hype but really doesn't do much? Especially when they cost an arm and a leg. Loved your honest review. I usually just use the drugstore powders to mattify my face and "attack" the t-zone area. Love the L'Oreal Infallible Compact Powder Foundation. Perfect for touch ups too.

    1. Thank you Norlin! Yes this powder didn't wow me at all. It's not bad but it just lack that special ooomph to stand out!


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