Review: Kanebo Media Moist Fit Pact EX Pressed Powder Foundation

I made mention of a Japanese makeup product that I’d share with you following this review. Most of the products particularly the base makeup I have tried here (thanks to the testers available at the shops) are in the shades suitable for those who have pink undertone. It has been quite a challenge for me to find that one thing that’ll match my skin even a bit. I’ve been using this since summer. So is this the one? Read on!

kanebo media moist fit pact ex pressed powder review
Shade: OC-E1, 11g, 1,100 JPY (tax excluded)

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

  1. A mineral pressed moisturizing powder foundation that gives medium to full coverage with a matte finish.
  2. Waterless type
  3. No fragrance
  4. With SPF 12 PA++ for added protection against harmful UV rays.
  5. Covers pores, spots, dullness
  6. With brightening effect
  7. Can be used in all seasons
  8. Fluffy sponge included
  9. Available in 4 shades (PO-B1, OC-C1, OC-D1, OC-E1)
  10. Made in Japan
  11. Refill price: 800 JPY (tax not included)

PROS

  1. No funky smell
  2. Matte finish but my skin doesn’t look dry
  3. Doesn’t break me out.
  4. Covers redness
  5. Pores are less visible
  6. It has a yellowish undertone (for the shades OC-D1 & OC-E1). Just so you know the OC-E1 seemed a little darker for me. So I switched to OC-D1.
  7. Light feeling
  8. Not cakey
  9. Long-wearing (without sweating)
  10. No need to dampen the sponge upon application
  11. Easy to blend
  12. Sturdy packaging
  13. Travel friendly.

CONS

  1. Can’t really cover up dark spots.
  2. Contains two types of paraben-based preservatives (methyl and ethyl parabens). Studies say parabens are generally harmless when used in low percentages. That being said, I can’t be too complacent especially when the percentage isn’t even written in the ingredients.

If not for the parabens in it, this could have been the one for me. I’m still searching for a paraben-free product that’ll match my yellowish undertone. In the meantime, I’ll continue using this. I don’t use it on daily basis, though.

Have you tried this before? If so, what do you think?

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