Annabelle CC Pressed Powder in Light/Medium: Review & Photos
August 7, 2013
For the last few months, I have been using the Annabelle CC Pressed Powder as my go-to setting powder. It provides light coverage and gives a really silky finish.
The colour of the powder is definitely on the neutral side and seems to blend in quite nicely. It gives a really natural finish but would give a cake-y effect (like most powders) if applied heavily. If you are fair or porcelain, this may be a bit too dark for you and if you are quite tan or medium skinned, it may give a light cast to your skin.
The packaging works, but I'm not the biggest fan. The clear lid has come unhinged about 10 times so far but the mirror (seen below) is quite large. The whole concept of the powder ontop, mirror and brush on the bottom bothers me. I've had a few products with this layout and I always end up frustrated. Perhaps that is a petty complaint, but it's one I have.
The brush isn't the best and is quite rough, but I'm sure it would work for quick applications. I prefer to bring a separate brush with me when carrying around this powder.
As for the CC (Colour Correction) aspect of this powder, I really can't say if it does that or not. Because it is such a light coverage powder there really is no way for me to tell if it colour corrects at all. By itself, I would say no it's doesn't. Perhaps it does neutralize a little and even the tone a bit but not anything drastic.
I did not include photos of it swatched or applied on the face because you really couldn't see a difference in the photos.
This is definitely a powder made for wearing over top of something else and somewhat evening out the tone of your skin.
Overall Thoughts: B-
Not the most amazing powder I've ever tried but I do enjoy using it. I don't notice very much Colour Correction and I don't think anyone would. I also am not a fan of the packaging or price.
Average Price: $16.95 - far too expensive in my opinion.
Shade Range: Light/Medium, Medium/Dark
Amount of Product: 0.28 OZ / 8 g
Where to Buy: annabelle.ca, most Canadian Drug and Grocery Stores!
Product Description: Ultra fine silky pressed powder enriched with vitamin E and antioxidants. Controls skin colour by neutralizing redness, dull and uneven complexion. Leaves a flawless anti-shine finish. Brush included. As a finishing touch that gives more luminosity to the skin, apply touches of white powder under the eyebrow or on the inner corner of the eyelid and blend. - annabelle.ca
What do you think? Have you tried this Annabelle CC Pressed Powder or any other CC powder?