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Spotlight | Althea Petal Velvet Powder.

When my second Althea Angels box arrived at my doorstep a few weeks back, I was thrilled to discover not one, not two, but all three Petal Velvet Powders included in my parcel. I've read/heard tons of positive feedback about them and the curious cat in me have been wanting to give these powders a try. Thanks to our friends from Althea, I finally got to feed my curiosity. Yay!
Althea Petal Velvet Powders.
As its name suggests, the Petal Velvet Powder is a loose powder that helps minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines for a flawless, 'petal-like' complexion. It's made with micro particles that blur skin imperfections and keep shine at bay, and contains Althea seed extracts that moisturize the skin and protect it against damaging free radicals. It also contains polyphenols to protect the skin from harmful UV rays, and saponarin that repairs damaged cells and restores skin elasticity.
Althea Petal Velvet Powders in all three variants.
I love its simple, minimalist packaging. The product comes in a tiny frosted jar with a pastel-colored cap. There's a sifter inside the jar, and a tiny white puff for you to apply the powder with. Of course, you can also use a brush for application, but I prefer patting the powder on my face using the marshmallow-soft puff that comes with it.
Soft and fluffy!
As for the powder itself, it's finely-milled and silky smooth to touch. It's lightweight and easy to apply, and melts naturally on the skin, making your face a soft, smooth, and flawless canvas. Plus points for its mild and delicate floral scent, which lingers on the skin for a wee bit after application.
That's the sifter right there.
The Althea Petal Velvet Powder comes in three variants - Translucent, which makes a great setting powder and is suitable for all skin tones; Warm Beige, which gives the skin a bit more coverage; and Pink Lavender which livens up dull complexions. I love all three shades as they all work nicely on my skin, but I tend to reach for the latter more often because of its brightening effect.
Warm Beige on top, Pink Lavender on the left,
and Translucent on the right.
Now as far as wear time is concerned, these powders can keep the oil at bay for four to five hours. On colder days (like today), this powder can stay put for eight hours straight without caking or patching.
From L-R (under indoor lighting): Translucent, Warm Beige, Pink Lavender.
From L-R (under natural light): Translucent, Warm Beige, Pink Lavender.
The Althea Petal Velvet Powder retails for Php 210 (around $4) each - very affordable, yes - and is exclusively available at the Althea website. If you're new to Althea, you can enjoy a 20% discount on your first order using my referral code. You're welcome. :)
Used the Althea Petal Velvet Powder in Pink Lavender to set my makeup.

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Maureen said...

I love the packaging on these. Does the powder leave a matte finish? It sounds like a nice product.

Catherine Santiago Jose said...

I have never heard of this Althea Velvet Powder product before and it sounds like a great brand to use. I love their pretty packaging and I am sure my sister will love these stuffs.

Diana Tidswell said...

Wow, that's a great idea. I also admire how petals are perfectly smooth. But imitating it's perfection using just a certain powder? That was just awesome. 😊

Clare Minall said...

This looks like a great product. I haven't heard about this but it makes me interesting. I'll have to check this out.

Unknown said...

Althea Petal Velvet Powder looks so incredible! I will pick one up for my sister!

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Crystal said...

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Unknown said...

I absolutely love the cute packaging! This is a great review and I would love to try these powders

Maartje said...

Absolutely love the packaging of these powders! <3

Jennifer Morrison said...

This looks lovely! I love this type of powder!

Hirra Pervaiz said...

This sounds like a wonderful product. I'm not into powders much, but this looks great