REVIEW: Althea Petal Velvet Powder

Earlier this month, Althea Korea released their very first product called Althea Petal Velvet Powder. When I was contacted by our friends from Althea to give it a try, I didn’t have any hesitations to go for it! Great powders that control my oilies are difficult to come by, and I wanted to see if the Althea Velvet Powder can meet my expectations.

Interestingly, I only found out that Althea was a flower when I was learning more about this product. Althea, or Hibiscus Syriacus, is South Korea’s national flower. In the Philippines, it’s more commonly known as the Gumamela. However, South Korea’s Hibiscus Syriacus comes in soft pops of colors, such as light pink or white. It’s amazing how they were able to turn the oil from Althea’s seeds into a product that women can use daily.

The powder came in a cute millenial pink box with a matte finish. I didn’t want to take it out of the box at first because it was so pretty!

The minimalist design with just the easily recognizable Althea logo lends the product a sleek look.

Opening the box reveals a plastic tub that carries 3g of powder. The twist cap is pretty secure, so no need to worry about powder spilling inside your bag or your kikay kit. A soft white and pink puff is also included for easy and even application of the product.

I wish I had taken more pictures of me when I used it! But do take my word for it when I say that the Althea Petal Velvet Powder is a great translucent powder for your quick makeup fixes. It’s lightweight and has a silky finish that will leave your skin feeling soft and supple. The powder also doesn’t leave you looking like a ghost, unlike most loose powders, and is a great alternative to pressed powders that cake on your face.

I prefer applying the powder with my face brush, but the puff that comes with the powder works just as fine.

The Althea Petal Velvet powder is great for setting your makeup, or even for those days when you don’t feel like wearing down your face with thick foundation.

The only thing I think they can improve on is that, while it’s definitely affordable at 210 pesos a pop, it comes in a small tub which could only last you weeks if you use it to retouch a lot, so you better buy two tubs at a time to avoid getting stocked out!

What do you think of Althea’s Petal Velvet powder? Share your thoughts with me in the comments section below~ -HANA


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