Friday, August 3, 2012

Review: Garnier Face Powder

Hello lovelies! It's Friday again and I'm hoping for a great weekend. Hihi. Anyway, let me share with you a review about a certain face product which is the Garnier Light Visible Whitening Face Powder. I got the Ivory shade (01) which is the lightest shade btw.

So, what's with the product?

Get fairness that doesn't shine.
Garnier Light visible whitening face powder provides whitening effect and a 6 hours shine-free look in an ultra-light texture.

It's formula combines:
  • micronized powder technology for an instant flawless coverage
  • Vitamin C to help inhibit melanin production
  • strong UV protection SPF18 to prevent skin from further darkening and dark spots appearance
  • oil-free texture that absorbs excess oil up to 6 hours.
- fragrance-free / non-comedogenic / non drying -

More photos

 The powder is really fine. That said, no caking and chalking. 

Powder puff is thin, yet so soft and great to use.


Can you notice how it brightens the skin without making it look chalky or ghostly?

 In all honesty, the first time I used this, it really didn't impress me because I thought the shade that I got is darker than my skin tone which is silly because I got the lightest shade. But when I tried it using my damp Marionnaud brush, I was like, seriously? It's much more effective if I use a damp brush 'cause it just looks flawless than not. I'm impressed with the coverage, no shimmers, just matte texture. It also brightened my face and continue its job even after how many hours. So yeah, I learned that there are just tricks if you want something to look amazing. :) But the downside is, it didn't make me oil-free for up to 6 hours. But still, I love this product. :)

  • true to its promise, it really gives a flawless coverage
  • has Vitamin C
  • finely milled
  • glides smoothly
  • brightens and evens out skin tone
  • with SPF18 for strong UV protection
  • didn't make me look dark even at the end of the day unlike my Maybelline Face Powder
  • accdg. to my sister when she tried it, it surprisingly made her face oil-free even after 6 hours, no touch ups needed. but unfortunately that didn't apply on me.
  • didn't irritate my skin
  • the puff included is so soft and thin, yet picks out the product well, but I still love using my Marionnaud brush for precise application
  • widely available even in supermarkets
  • inexpensive. Php199.00

  • didn't control oil (after 3 hours of use)
  • I've read in the ingredients those 3 paraben stuff.

Rating: 4/5
Will I repurchase? Why not? :)

Note: We all have different skin types. Some products might work for me but not for you, and vice versa.


  1. I finished up a pan of this product too, and I used it dry. It reminds me of Maybelline face powder, only with a different colored case. Haha :)

  2. Hi again Ms Helen! Yeah, and it really feels like the Maybelline f.powder, finely milled, and giving you that extra matte finish. The only thing that makes me love this more than the the latter, is the long term effect that it gives me. Anyway, thanks for following me too! More power and God bless! :)

  3. Hi Ms. Krizia!
    Thank you so much for the review. I’m very much interested in purchasing Garnier face powder after reading from you.
    ~Pauline @Kallony


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