For a long, long time this RCMA No-Color Powder has been a very popular and hyped product. But it wasn’t too easy to get your hands on so I never managed to get it. Recently I saw that it was being restocked on Beautybay and I decided to buy it. After trying it out for almost a month I feel like it’s about time to tell you guys what I think of it, why I think that way and whether or not I’d recommend buying it. If you’re interested in reading about that, I suggest you continue reading!
Let’s start off by discussing the packaging. Compared to other powders this comes in a very unique packaging. I think the reason for that is that this brand is actually made for makeup artists and they usually have bigger sizes of things, but I’m not completely sure about that. Anyway, it comes in a big bottle filled with 3 oz of powder. For the Europeans around here 3 oz equals approximately 85 grams. And that’s a lot. A normal powder doesn’t contain more than 15 grams and even that’s quite a lot for a powder, so 85 grams is a ton!
But before I ramble on about that, let’s first state that even though the packaging is nice and big and you do get an awful lot of product, this isn’t the easiest product to deal with thanks to the packaging. The opening is way too big and you don’t have a little cap to put the powder in like you usually do when it comes in a jar. Of course you can work with it from this packaging, but it’s not very handy so I like to transfer some of the powder into an empty powder jar and use it from there.
RCMA No-Color Powder – €14,10
Moving on to the product itself. I’ve always been a huge fan of loose powder, transparent ones in particular. Ever since I started using them and realised how amazing they are at keeping my oily skin under control I didn’t want to use anything else. But once my favourite one got discontinued I was kind of lost. Every other powder I had tried had something I didn’t completely like about it. Some weren’t as mattifying as I hoped, some caused extreme flashback and so on. But then I heard about this powder which seemed to be completely perfect for my skin.
According to the back of the bottle this powder is universal and nothing more than just a setting powder. No extreme claims, not a million ingredients. It’s just a transparent powder. It doesn’t have any pigment in it, no perfume, no fillers and it also won’t alter the shade of your foundation. So even if you do have darker skin and struggle with this white cast over your face when you use powders like this, this is actually a great option for you. And to top that all off this also doesn’t cause flashback. How amazing is that?!
You might be asking yourself: but is it all true? It can’t be right? Well it is. I was slightly skeptical too at first, especially about the flashback, but it’s true. I can’t say anything else than that. It’s a very simple powder with very little ingredients but that’s what makes this so amazing. There are no weird ‘side-effects’ you get from this. It just sets your makeup into place and that’s absolutely it.
When it comes to keeping my oiliness under control this powder does do a great job. It doesn’t make me look matte in a way it’s not even human-looking anymore, but it does take away the oily shine that I just don’t really like. It does leave me with this settle healthy glow and that’s exactly the way I want it to be. Throughout the day it also manages to keep me pretty matte. Of course it does depend on the foundation you’re using underneath, if you’re using a very moisturising or dewy foundation your face won’t be as matte as when you use a mattifying foundation. But overall this powder does a great job and I love it.
But is this worth the hype? That’s a question you might ask. In my opinion most hyped products are slightly disappointing because thanks to the hype your expectations are set too high, but in this case I’m actually not disappointed at all. This powder does exactly what I hoped it would do and what I expected of it. Nothing more and nothing less. It does everything you want a powder to do and that’s perfect. No crazy features, just setting your makeup and keeping the oil under control.
Lastly let’s quickly go over how long this powder will stay on your face. In my experience it lasts all day, but there are a few exceptions. If it’s extremely, but I mean extremely, humid outside it won’t keep you matte all day. But in the Netherlands it’s hardly ever that humid so if you live somewhere where the climate isn’t much different from the Netherlands, this powder has got you covered all day.
Overall I’ve become a huge fan of this powder. I always expected to like it and I really really do. It’s just the perfect setting powder. It does what it says and it does everything a powder needs to do. It’s not some sort of over the top product, it’s just a great setting powder. It’s by far one of the best ones I’ve ever tried and you also get a lot of product for a small amount of money. So all together if I had to say whether I’d recommend it or not I’d definitely say YES!
And that’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed reading today’s review and be sure to let me know if you have ever used this powder and if so let me know how you like it!