Review | RMK Pressed Powder N (Pearl) in 01 Pale Pink

Together with the launch of their Autumn/Winter 2011 collection, RMK also introduced Pressed Powder N (P) SPF 14 PA++ (S$73/8.5 g).

A brightening and highlighting powder in one, this product has three sections: the top left for natural radiance, the top right for luminous glow and the largest portion of the pan to even out/colour-correct skin tone and cover open pores.

Of the two shades available, 01 Pale Pink and 02 Pale Beige, I received the former from the brand to try.

The top left section is an almost-translucent, shimmery pale beige and the right is a shimmery soft pink. They illuminate the skin, while the bottom portion – a translucent satin pressed powder – sets foundation, controlling sebum production at the same time. Although their formulas are different, all three have an incredibly smooth texture, so refined are their powder/pearl particles.

Separately, I like to use the pale beige for soft highlighting, the soft pink for slightly more gleam (the discrepancy is not obvious between the two but it is there) and the satin powder to set concealer, especially under the eyes.

When used together, the top two illuminators give a gorgeous glow that’s never over the top. On its own, the setting powder also imparts a subtle radiance, sans the shimmer of the former two. By swirling your brush over all three sections, they can be used together for a lustrous finish.

The bottom compartment of the compact smoothly swings open to reveal a brush snugly hidden within.

The soft wide brush not only feels silky on the skin, it also easily picks up and applies the powders evenly. Considering the versatility of this all-in-one powder, the nifty packaging and the efficacy of its brush, this product is a wise makeup investment. :)

A useful item in any makeup repertoire, this joins the permanent range of RMK base makeup. Happily, the two shade variations are also available in refill pans ($S57), should you need to replenish the one(s) you’ve finished or if you’ve other palettes in which to fit them.


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