When I tried the new Anna Sui Moisture Rich liquid foundation I was not very impressed. It made me oily and the scent was too strong for me. So when I received the powder foundation, I was in a bit of a quandary. Try it or not… try it or not… but curiosity gave in and I tried it.
And I like it! 😀
Like all Anna Sui products, there is a rose scent but to my surprise the scent is not all that strong. Not even as strong as the eyeshadows! That’s great!
The texture of the powder foundation is light on the skin and I use the Loving Minerals Handy Kabuki brush to apply because I like the sheer coverage it gives. Mine is in BO-01 which is perfect for my skin tone.
Unlike other powder foundation that can cake up during the day or dry out the skin over time, I find that this Anna Sui Moisture Rich one does not. I guess its living up to its name of “Moisture Rich”!
The packaging is lovely, essentially bearing the signature Anna Sui rose on the compact. However I find it a little too bulky to be toted around as its thick. The purple sponge is a surprise though – I’ve never come across purple sponges before! And the detailing on the mirror is exquisite.
In terms of wearability, the powder foundation lasts the whole day for me and keeps my skin feeling velvety so yeah, I guess I like this one and much prefer it over its liquid foundation! 🙂
Like many Japanese style powder foundations, the powder and compact are sold separately. This jacks up the price of your first purchase but subsequent repurchases of just the refill powder will be easier on the pocket. The compact case is RM52 and the refill powder is RM108 so your first purchase will be RM160. Price wise I’d say its about par with other department store brands.
Pros: Light texture, Did not dry out skin, Good color match for me, Cute packaging and compact
Cons: High initial purchase cost, Compact is quite bulky
Have you tried this or its liquid foundation sister? Like it? Hate it?
I’m so looking forward to the coming long weekend! I’m not going anywhere – staying put in KL and going to enjoy the relative quiet of the city as everyone goes on holiday 😀 So I’ll spend my time chillin’ and playing with my new toy – its a gadget! 😉