SUQQU Glow Loose Powder

I'm not even quite sure when this came out.  I don't normally stand attentive for new base product releases (SUQQU or any other brand, really).  I do spend a lot of time thinking about using base products to achieve a certain effect or how certain products enhance an overall look.  And then there is of course my ever-changing skin that gets a little bit older, a bit drier and then has a major freakout regularly when it gets to be winter.

In any case, SUQQU did release a new loose powder.  Along with the Chiffon Feel Loose Powder, at some point, they released the Glow Loose Powder.  The brand's website describes it as a "peach beige powder evens outs unevenness in the skin's color and creates smooth skin with a radiant glow."  I thought with the brand's sneaky discontinuing of the Nuancing Loose Powder, I thought I would give this Glow one a try.
The container looks identical to the Nuancing Loose Powder and also comes with a velour puff.
I definitely see the "peach beige" color described in the product, but it applies translucent on my skin.

The aspect of the powder I was most curious about was this GLOW factor.  By glow, do I get sheen or end up like I've sprinkled chunky glitter bits all over my face.  Or would it be something in between?

I honestly can not pick out any obvious (or actually hidden shimmer) in this powder.  Very similar to any powder product I've tried from SUQQU, it is light and finely milled.  It is unlike silica based powder lightness (like the Rouge Bunny Rouge one), but for a traditional talc-based powder, it has a light and delicate texture.  (I've posted a picture of the ingredient at the bottom of the post for you).  The glow is from the mica which is the second ingredient in the powder, but it must also be finer than I can pick out in discrete bits with my naked eye (or my camera macro lens). Haha!  On a newer monitor, I can see very teeny eeny glints of shimmer on my arm swatch.
Reviewing loose powder base products is the pits!  Especially ones as fine as this which melts into the skin and really can not be captured in a photo.

Trust me (or not!  But I bought this one, so maybe you can trust me), I've loaded a pile of the Glow Loose powder on my inner arm.  I'm not even sure I see much texture change, let alone glow.

As I mentioned above in passing, the brand has discontinued the Nuancing Loose Powder and the Pressed version.  If this is your favorite (mine is the pressed version in Natural, which I just bought two back ups of), might be time to hit up your local retailer and get one.  I was sad about the Nuancing Loose Powder in Natural going away, but I was excited to try something new.  How does the Nuancing in Natural and the Glow Loose Powder compare?
Perhaps you can see a tiny bit of finish difference between the two.  The Glow Loose Powder has a slight sheen, while the Nuancing Loose Powder in Natural is matte.
 Funny thing, is the in the swatches, I've had a very difficult time how the product applies differently on my skin.  Which kind of makes it seem like the Glow Loose powder would be a good stand in for Nuancing.

Don't be fooled by my crap swatches.  The Glow Loose Powder is amazing and subtle and beautiful and indeed is something quite different when applied on my face.  Do you see how the light catches in a soft way on the high points of my face?  That's the powder doing its magical thing, because I'm wearing it over my soft matte finish Frame Fix Cream N (also from the brand).
I love this combination of the SUQQU Frame Fix Cream N and the Glow Loose Powder.  The foundation by itself really perfects the skin with it's crazy high pigmentation.  It also does very well in terms of oil control.  It does a really good job keeping the oils under control (or at least breaking through the foundation) in my T-zone.  However, matte is never my favorite finish, even though FFCN does gives a softer version of matte.  But with a generous heaping dusting of the Glow Loose Powder, I've added back a soft luster to my skin.

Another reason I love the FFCN + Glow Loose Powder combo is that the powder, like the Nuancing version does zippo for oil control.
Here is a real close up of my skin in a photo taken with my macro lens.
And here is that ingredient listing I promised you:

So ends the product post but here is a Belly-style bonus rant:

Last week, I had the occasion to go makeup free because I woke up late and I had to dash out of the house.  During my lunch break, I went to a fancy salon to buy a skincare product.  They didn't have it in stock, but instead of just letting me walk out the door, the esthetician tried to sell me a more heavy-duty version of the product, which I was not interested in.

Her selling technique is one often called "negging."  This is a type of selling technique where the sales person uses insults to convince the buyer that because the buyer has such and such faults, she needs to buy such and such product.  The things she mentioned were my clogged pores and how oily I am.  And then she kept repeating it and then proceeded to criticize the products I used on my skin.

First, I'm no dummy and I do enough research and understand how products tend to work for me.  For instance, loading up on phenol on my skin (as she was suggesting) on my dehydrated and irritated skin (from the sucky winter) would freak my skin out even further.  And second, referring to my non-existent cloggy (or minimally) skin is just laughable.  I put my naked skin on this blog often and I'm proud of my skin.  Of the (superficial) things I am grateful for is the freak of nature/ genetics jack pot that allows me to have nice skin.

But even more upsetting is that using a tactic that preys on a woman's possible insecurities to make a sale is just deplorable.  I've encountered this type of tactic a few times.  I admit in my younger years I've fallen for this.  It's not a pitfall of youth, of course.  But it is easy on these occasions to think that maybe there IS something wrong with my face.  Belly readers, let's not stand for this crap behavior that makes us dwell on our insecurities and makes us prone to be prey to this type of selling tactic.  Even if I had a bad skin day, as we all can, I would have had the same response as I did that day at the salon:  Walk out the door.  I don't stand for that and neither should you.

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