I made my first purchase from Korean brand PeriPera a few months ago. Wanting to get a feel of their products overall, I picked a bit of everything from blush to lip gloss and one of the items that I had anticipated most was this I LOVE PACT pressed powder.
Product: I LOVE PACT spf40/PA++
Size: 12 grams (+ 12g refill included)
Colour Selection: #13 Pure Beige, #21 Soft Beige (mine), #23 Sand Beige
Price: +/- $20
Availability: eBay (unless you live in Korea)
Would I repurchase: No
PeriPera’s I LOVE PACT comes in a thick multi-compartment case, with mirror, puff and a full sized refill powder. Value wise, it breaks down to about $10 per powder which is around the price of an average drugstore product here (especially considering the taxes). I must stress how much I love the puff separator, it makes no sense to me why you’d want to sit your puff directly on top of the powder, it seems that most Asian brands (even drugstore ones) take that into consideration and to me that is certainly a selling point. The whole compact has a good weight in the hands and doesn’t feel too cheap. The flocked puff is velvety soft and I like that it picks up the powder easily with just a light touch.
What I like most about this powder is the light texture is has, when applied on the skin it’s really quite imperceptible and irregardless of how many times I touch up through out the day it never accumulates into a thick powdery mess. Even when applied over bare skin, the powder gives me that translucent skin quality which I love. Oil control is average, lasting about 3-4 hours before needing to touch up again.
THE FINAL VERDICT
- Convenient packaging, affordable with SPF40/PA++
- Comes in three colour choices, with refill included.
- Sheer to light coverage, average oil control but doesn’t make skin powdery.
- Invisible on the skin with very light texture, easy to touch up.
- Lightly fragranced but fades quickly.
- Did not cause breakouts or skin sensitivity.
- Best for those with combination to oily skin who doesn’t want a super matte finish, offers a natural translucent skin look.