Basic-O-Base 06 : Cathy Doll Magic Gluta Pack in 21 Aura White10:54:00 PM
After posting Cathy Doll's L-Glutathione Magic Cream which i personally think as the best whitening skin whitening (pemutih kulit terbaik), i remembered that i actually own quite a few Cathy Doll products that i mainly won from giveaway/get from swaps that i haven't give a try yet (coz i'm a hoarder and all that). One of the products is this compact powder (which as usual, Cathy Doll has their own unique way of naming) :
|Cathy Doll Magic Gluta Pact (mine is in shade 21 Aura White, there's also another shade 23 Natural White, which is darker), it has UVA and UVB Protection SPF 59+++ and contains 9.5 gr of product|
I actually bought this product myself (with my own money, in case you think i'm only saying good things because i am sponsored-which i'm not) when i won a voucher from a giveaway, i went through their products and fell head over heel in love with the UBER KAWAII packaging. I mean, look at the round pink pact with the white polkadots and especially the cute cartoon girl!!! If you know me then you'd know that i am usually a drugstore kind of girl, and this pact (sold for IDR 188.000) is quite pricey for my liking, but still i couldn't resist the cuteness (even though i got a voucher, i still have to top up with money okay, it's not like i got it for free)-and let me tell you this, i am so so glad i didn't resort to my usual stinginess for once! Coz i loveeee itttt...
But i'm jumping the gun here. Simply gotta let you know in advance *LOL*.Okay let's start from the packaging as usual...
|Cathy Doll Magic Gluta Pack comes in a pink transparent mica box with some Thai and Korean words on it. If you forgot, Cathy Doll is a Korean cosmetic (kosmetik Korea) brand which biggest market is Thailand!|
|Ingredient list. Make sure you only purchase Cathy Doll products through their authorized distributor PT. Tirta Tunggal Makmur Jaya to prevent getting fake products!|
|The pact itself is round and utterly adorableeeee >.<! Made from high quality material that feels sturdy, not flimsy or fragile|
|The information on the back|
|It has a generous sized mirror for easy touch up|
|And there's Cathy Doll name also embossed in their signature font on the actual pact. So lovely i felt bad for ruining it by using it (i've been using it everyday since i arrived in Jakarta so the words are completely gone by now!)|
Now, before anyone make any comment on the video of me applying the product below, i must mention that i have VERY PALE skin. I do find it hard to find shades that matches my skin perfectly, most powders turns out to be at least a shade darker than my skin. And unfortunately, this is also the case with this Magic Gluta Pact. It is one shade too dark for me :( although it's already the lighter shade they have. You can see it clearly on the video where my skin tone looks super different on areas where i already apply the product on and the ones where i haven't. BUT. Although it looks very dark upon application, i find after a few minutes, it actually started to adjust and turn lighter. It's still a bit darker than my natural skin color, but not as bad as it looks initially. I can wear it out without people noticing that it's actually too dark for me-and you can see it in the pictures below!
|I already applied a light BB Cream and concealer under my eyes here|
|My skin is in quite a good condition aside from a few redness and some whiteheads. Those bumps are moles, not zits btw >.<|
|And this is after setting it with Cathy Doll Magic Gluta Pact, i'm not sure if you can see it but it's gets slightly darker|
|Totally smoothes out my complexion!|
|How it looks upon fresh application. You can see how my fingers are lighter than my facial skin because of the pact's shade :p|
After an hour or two, this is when the magic truly happens! Upon application, the powder looks decent-nothing special, but after a few hours and my natural sebum started to appear-instead of getting cakey or oily looking-Magic Gluta Pact makes my skin super pretty in the highlighted kind of way! Seriously, i was so pleasantly surprised when i check out my face in the mirror the first day i was using it! I definitely think this is the kind of powder that makes your skin looks better and better throughout the day-that's totally rare!
FYI, i put this product on a heavy duty since day 1. This is the only powder that i packed to Jakarta and on Day 1 i used it for a full day in Dunia Fantasy, i wore it for about 7 hours in total (it still look immaculate at the end of the day. Some powders shifted and get patchy after i blot my face using oil blotter-this pact stays put!)-and it was a hot, humid day!
|This is about 2 or 3 hours after application, i haven't blot it yet (it has great oil control too! I can leave my skin alone longer without blotting!) and yet instead of looking greasy, my skin just glows!|
|This is after about 6 hours has passed and blotted once, still perfect!|
In case you're wondering if it's the BB Cream that was so good, i already used this BB Cream with various compact powders before. While the initial result might be similar, most compact powders turns super cakey (and even cracked in some parts) after a few hours-but not Cathy Doll Magic Gluta Pact! I think it's obvious that i'm totally in love with this pact...
So : Brighter skin? Not for me coz the shade it a bit too dark for me-it does makes my skin looks glowy and pretty after sometime! Pore coverage? Yes, you do need to use some base tho (BB Cream, tinted moisturizer). Oil control? Yes, i only need to blot my skin once instead of three times with other powders!
I would definitely recommend this product to people with similar skin type as me who are looking for light but lovely everyday compact powder. I would not recommend this product for dry skinned-fellows since it's so matte upon application and needs natural sebum to turn magical.
Repurchase? YES! Although i do wish they sell the refills because throwing out such a pretty pact feels like such a waste... Oh, i also wish they'd come up with more shades, a lighter one to match my skin!
So what do you think of this Magic Gluta Pact? Does this review gives you the urge to give them a try (i sure hope so)? Hehe...
This product is currently sold out on their website but you can pre-order it!
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Btw, i am wearing Cathy Doll's orange lip tint in all of the photos in this blog post, i will be blogging about it next!