Product Review: L’Eclisse Translucent Pressed Powder

Powder-Transparent-DarkL’Eclisse Cosmetics came across my desk recently. The pretty feminine packaging instantly caught my eye (and made me think of my very ‘girly girl’ little sister). I’ll admit to being a little skeptical at first (lots of times with cosmetics, the ‘outside’ doesn’t match the inside), but I’m happy to report that I’ve been proven wrong. L’Eclisse Translucent Pressed Powder is talc-free, and goes on beautifully with no flashback on my warm skintone.

This is the powder in Medium/Dark. I found that it works best when it’s ‘buffed’ into the skin. That powder puff… GASP… actually serves a purpose! It works better than a fluffy brush. I prefer to use this powder puff, or a stiff kabuki brush to get the job done. I wore it alone (no foundation) with a little mascara and lipstick, and it really worked to take away the shine on my oily skin:

It’s now a permanent part of my portable makeup bag. It’s cute to whip out and use, that powder puff actually works and gets the job done, and the formula doesn’t break under duress. I put it on once in the morning and didn’t have to blot until after 4 hours… OUTDOORS. For my oily skin, that’s huge. Five minutes outside, and I’m a virtual oil slick. So for me, this powder is a win on all levels.

You can find out more about L’Eclisse cosmetics HERE.

Flawless Finish: T. LeClerc Pressed Powder (Banana Doree)

Talk about a throwback! I came across this little gem tucked in the forgotten archives of my local Beauty Supply store… and thought that it absolutely must go home with me. This was the last one, and it was looking pretty rough around the edges, so the SA was lovely enough to give me a significant discount on it… which made my purchase that much sweeter.

The finish on this powder is amazing. In addition to softening the overall effect of the skin, I detected the smallest amount of shimmer. The distinct yellow color is amazing on my warm toned skin, and the subtle gold hue makes it even better.

This is a pretty heavy swatch. Diffused properly… it just leaves an airbrushed look to the skin. It makes me smile to use the word ‘airbrushed’ to describe the performance of such an ancient brand. I think that’s a true testament to the quality of this product. No special ‘pigments’ or light diffusers that were discovered by the light of the Harvest Moon at midnight on some obscure island… just good old fashioned quality.

T. LeClerc has been around since … well … EVER. My grandmother used to use it… I remember smelling her powders and potions on in her powder room when I was a little girl. I bought this powder because it made me feel… whimsical. And, in many respects, makeup is very much about how we ‘feel’ at any given time. This makes me feel… pretty… in a fairy princess kind of way. LOL

T. LeClerc is on the pricey side. This little gem retails for $49. You can find out more about T. LeClerc HERE

Rock & Republic Tinted Illuminizer… Swatches and Stuff

As promised, here are the swatches of the Rock & Republic Tinted Illuminizer in Roxanne:

Totally blended out, it gives the skin a lovely ‘glow’ without going shiny or glittery. I really like this stuff. Had there been another one on the site, I would have totally gotten a backup.

I also got the only pressed powder they had left (in the color Velvet), which is too dark to use regularly on my skin, but works perfectly as a contour:

See? I can totally use it on clients with a warmer skin tone, and on lighter skin tones it’ll do nicely as a contour.

I got both for a grand total of $20. Totally worth it.