After my adoration for Wet n Wild Fergie To Reflect Shimmer Palettes, I was pretty excited to try out Take on the Day Mattifying Powder, thinking I was going to be just as pleased. Sadly, it did not live up to my expectations. It wasn’t terrible, just not as great as I thought it would be. Read on to find out more:
Take on the Day Mattifying Powder is a newer product from Wet n Wild that helps mattify your skin and contains light-reflecting shimmer to give you a luminous, soft-focus finish.
It comes in a simple black compact and contains a thin powder puff, but no mirror.
At first glance, I didn’t notice the sparkly finish in the compact, but when I got home and opened it, it was very apparent that there was a wash of shimmer in this product. The sparkle goes through the entire compact.
Running my fingers over the powder, it doesn’t pick up much product and feels a little chalky. But once I rub my fingers together, the powder does feel silky and very lightweight, although, it is a bit more powdery than I would like.
It’s hard to capture all that shimmer, but I tried with the photo above.
The white powder is supposed to blend away into my skin, but I have to apply it with a light touch and buff it in well so the white disappears. Otherwise, it leaves a noticeable white cast.
Once I have it on, the sparkle isn’t too bad and helps to diffuse problematic skin and blur imperfections. The shimmer is really noticeable in direct sunlight, but looks more like a soft twinkle, not a sparkle-fairy. Although, I have heard from other bloggers that the amount of sparkle in each compact varies, which sounds like a production issue.
I would probably only use this as a finishing powder because of how little I can apply. I wouldn’t use this to replace my normal setting powder.
I also can’t use this as a touch-up powder on my super-oily face because the white cast is very obvious, it doesn’t blend in well and I just look like a glittery ghost. Of course, if your face is on the dry side, you should be fine.
Overall, it’s a nice product for pale skinned cuties who like shimmering faces, but for everyone else, it’s probably better to skip this and splurge on Nars Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder (which I do not own, but I tried it and loved it).