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Rated 4 out of
Large packaging, small amount of product
Closed compact measures W63 x L73 x D23 mm. Blotting papers measure 97 x 42 mm. Powder pan is 52 x 40 mm (and magnetic! I find as I meaure using my tape measure!): box says it's 6.5 g/0.2 oz of powder. Compact weighs 76 g (approximately, using kitchen scales). The compact is larger and bulkier (but not necessarily heavier) to carry in my bag than my usual Muji blotting papers and pressed powder compact. It also is very angular/rectangular and the corners aren't rounded off much. I was impressed with the quality of the blotting papers - but be warned; they are tiny. They did a good job of absorbing oil from my T-zone though so I only needed to use one at a time. The powder was also good and I only needed a little to completely remove shine, however it is white and it may show up on darker skins so I suggest you try before buying (I have olive skin tone and it was all right on me, but I only applied lightly). The compact has a satisfying mechanism when opened which draws back the powder pan to reveal the sponge and blotting papers. This reminded me of old fashioned powder compacts . However, it means you can only use 2/3 of the mirror as the bottom third is obscured under the powder pan, leaving a mirror approx. 60 x 40 mm to see your face in. When open it's easy for the cardboard wallet containing the blotting papers to fall out if you're not careful (I dropped in basin) as it's only secured by placing the powder puff on top of it and closing the compact. Overall I think the product (blotting paper and powder) are good quality and packaging them together is novel, but at this price I'll be sticking to my cheaper blotting papers and pressed powder since there is no space saved in my handbag by swapping them for the Clarins Matifying Kit.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 3 out of
Nice product but not cost effective
I'm a big Clarins fan but this powder is a little disappointing, whilst it is great to apply and the ingenious blotting papers work very well, the powder itself doesn't appear to work any better than the Ever Matte powder I used previously. Most importantly I've only had this compact for 4 weeks and already a large centre section is worn through so will be finished shortly! Not sure if refills are available as it is more expensive than Clarins other powders but not as long lasting. Sorry!
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 5 out of
So handy !
This compact keeps my face shine free all day long , as the summer months are approaching I was looking for some blotting papers when I discovered this little beauty ! Taking powdering your nose to a whole new translucent level leaving my skin look even fresher as the day goes on , keeping my face in tact till I finish work at 10pm ! Clarins you continue not to disappoint, my new hand bag essential .
Date published: 2017-04-21