Here we have a product that I use every single time I wear any make-up, the Rodial Instaglam Compact Deluxe Translucent HD Powder, which is funny as it wasn’t a product I actually had much interest in at the launch event, but as I was sent it I thought I’d give it a go and I haven’t looked back since. As the name suggests, it’s a completely colourless powder that you use to set make-up. I’m really not a fan of setting powders as I always find them to remove all the dewiness and natural skin look, instead leaving skin looking flat and often chalky. Thankfully that is most-definitely not the case with this powder.
I use this sparingly with a big fluffy brush over the bridge of my nose, forehead and chin, plus anywhere I’ve used concealer to just anchor it down. What I really, really like about it is how it allows for a gentle sheen to still stay present on the skin, meaning skin still looks healthy and glowy, but make-up is set and any greasy shine is reduced. This is a particularly good choice for anyone with tricky skin like mine (prone to both dryness and oiliness) as it’s so finely milled that it doesn’t settle into any dry lines. It’s also presented in a beautiful, weighty chrome and black compact with a good quality mirror. The downside of this is that it comes at a cost – it’s priced at an eye-watering £52 which is a massive amount for anyone to pay. Rodial are aimed at the luxury market but I find their pricing structure a confusing, as some of it is spot-on for where they sit as luxe products, such as the Instaglam Magic Pen Corrector at £22, or the Instaglam Retouch at £25, but then all four of their powder compacts are £52 a pop which is extortionate! I do think they’ll last forever so I suppose they can be justified as investment pieces, but wow that’s a lot of money to spend on a single powder product. I’ve been very impressed by the Rodial Instaglam products I’ve tried and I use this as well as the Deluxe Illuminating Powder every time I wear make-up. The Rodial Instaglam Compact Deluxe Translucent HD Powder can be found here – link.