You know you have a good friend when she tells you about the secret weapon in every woman’s makeup pouch in Korea. I was intrigued, and she lead me to the Innisfree on campus – yes we have K-beauty shops on campus here in Korea – and showed me the No-Sebum powder. It’s cute and fits in the palm of your hand. Super light, super portable, what more could we wish for? So if you don’t like the idea of people seeing you use blotting paper, this might fit the bill for you.
The Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder comes in two forms. It comes in loose powder and pressed powder. Personally I prefer pressed powder so that’s the one I picked up about a year ago with my friend. Mine currently has a refill puff that I got for free when I signed up for a point card at Aritaum, but originally it came with the same Innisfree puff that you see in the loose powder container. So why do I have the loose powder? Well, I’ve been dabbling in watercolor and calligraphy lately and I needed some pounce powder to get rid of the oily splotches on the paper. Only pounce powder isn’t readily available in Korea and when I tried making my own from cuttlefish bone the smell was so fishy I just, I just couldn’t guys. That’s when I had a brilliant lightbulb moment and I rushed to the Innisfree across the street and picked up the loose No-Sebum Mineral Powder.
The loose powder container with a screw-on cap and doesn’t have a mirror. It has small holes in the plastic divider, so if you’ve ever used Bare Mineral’s powder before you’ll know exactly how it works. I basically put the puff over the holes, shake it up and down and then rub it into my calligraphy & watercolor paper. It works like a charm!
The pressed powder comes in a compact that does have a mirror that comes in very handy. I alternate between the Too Cool For School blotting paper and the Innisfree No-Sebum powder. I like the blotting paper because I can see it absorb all the oils and it’s strangely satisfying to know that you’re getting it out of your face. The only thing with blotting paper though is that sometimes it can lift powder from your face. So the No-Sebum powder is nice because you’re touching up with a powder and it mattefying your face. The formula doesn’t include talc which is a plus given how talc is associated with cancer now, so I think it’s a win-win.
Your turn ♥ Have you tried a blotting powder before?