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23/10/14: Vegan Cuts Mini Review #3

After VCMR#1 and VCMR#2, we're now halfway through the mini reviews and onto our first full size product of the box:  Gourmet Body Treats Finishing Powder Pot!  I've tried quite a few mineral foundations and none of them turned out to be anything that I was willing to repurchase.  However, this seemed to be something that rather than replacing anything I used already, could be used over the top of any foundation or tint I was already using and supposedly will help set and finish my make up for the day.

The product is a very finely milled white powder in a little sifter pot.  Unfortunately here is where I run into my first problem... how to get it out?!  The sifter is very easy to pull out, so whenever I tip it up to dispense the product I'm always anxious about it falling off/the powder falling out.  Secondly, how to get my brush anywhere near it.  I assumed that with a powder I would want to be using my powder brushes (see the logic there?), but once it's in the cap of the pot, it's very difficult to get the brush in there and get an even spread of product*.  Gah. Okay, but once we've navigated those little obstacles, how does it actually do?

Well... I don't know.  I can't really see any need for me to use this as honestly, I can't say I've ever had an issue with my foundation not lasting through the day.  It's never been something that I'm conscious of.  I have very dry skin instead of oily, so perhaps that's a factor?  So it's been a difficult one to test, as I'm not sure whether it was/is working/doing anything.  I have tried it a few times but not found that there is any noticeable difference good or bad.  I think that the only time that this might possibly be good for me would be in the summer when I sweat like crazy.

Full size price?  RRP $32.00 (£19.00).  Repurchase?  No.  I like the ingredients, love the look of the brand and the rest of their line, but this one just isn't for me.  

Do you use a finishing powder?   Or have you tried any other Gourmet Body Treat product?
Let me know down below!

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* They have changed the packaging since I received this, so possibly it is now easier to use!
** Item sent within a PR sample of Vegan Cuts subscription box - opinions all my own and based on my use of the product!

Ingredients:  Organic arrowroot powder, Bamboo Extract, Olive leaf Extract, Pink Clay, Chamomile Extract, Green tea extract, Rose Extract, Kaolin Clay, Plantain Extract, Sugar Beets, Hibiscus Extract, Coconut Extract.

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  1. I've tried a finishing powder similar to this but I too, don't feel much need for it! x


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