This is the Sue Devitt SpaComplexion Hydrating Marine Minerals Pressed Powder Face Palette in mozambique.
The website says: “This unique mineral powder foundation formulation offers extraordinary hydrating and refreshing properties of the sea, encapsulated in a proprietary delivery system that increases skin’s moisture level and vitality. The highly advanced delivery system continuously delivers moisture to the skin through the combination of Ceramide 2, Hyaluronic Acid, and Vitamin C, improving the appearance of skin texture, while evening pigmentation and minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. Four complementary, neutral hues in a single, convenient and compact face palette provide a seamless finish for all skin types, throughout all seasons. This pressed powder foundation includes a micro-sponge.”
The packaging says: “Microquatic is a signature complex of hydrating ingredients that deliver replenishing moisture, vitamins, minerals and anti-aging benefits to the skin. This unique hydrating mineral pressed powder continuously moisturizes, soothes, controls shine and offers anti-aging benefits to the skin. Four complementary natural shades in one convenient compact even discoloration or adjust to seasonal tone changes for a seamless finish with maximum natural radiance. *Mineral rich formula balances and maintains healthy-looking skin. *Sea butter, a unique marine fortified shea butter, deeply hydrates. *Ceramide 2 anti-aging properties promote vital, youthful-looking skin.”
First Impressions: I really like this upon first glance. It does look a little light, but it does work out in the end. It’s extremely pigmented. I love all the little details about this:) I don’t get why it’s called a palette, though. It’s just a pressed powder.
Packaging: This is the same type of packaging that the Sue Devitt Gel-To-Powder Blush in north cape is in. This one does feel a bit heavier and more sturdy than the blush, though. This has a nice sized mirror on the inside of the palette and it came with an application sponge. It came in a box, just like the blush, which I always like:)
Scent: This has no scent at all.
Color/Pigmentation: I’m usually very pale (except in the summer!), and this matched my skin tone perfectly (when it was on and blended, not in the package. It’s VERY pigmented. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pressed powder this pigmented, ever. It’s crazy.
Staying Power: This is a pressed powder, so there isn’t much debate over staying power. It stays on nicely, all day long. I do use it with foundation primer and tinted moisturizer, though. I use this as a setting powder.
Details On Mine: I received this as a PR sample (though that in no way alters my opinion or this review). There are a couple of other shades I would like to try out, just to see if they are an even better match for my skin tone, but I do like this one. This is the full-size, 0.35 OZ.
Directions/How I Use It: (From the website:) “Apply lightest shade under eye to highlight, as the mineral powder foundation formula is nurturing to this delicate area due to is nourishing marine properties. Instead of using a sweeping motion to dust powder, apply using a pressing motion to pat powder into the skin with the Sue Devitt Powder Brush. Dense, domed and compact, the Powder Brush reaches delicate areas under the eyes and around the nose, allowing precise application. Complete the Look: Prepare your skin and apply Sue’s SpaComplexion pressed mineral powder foundation properly with Mircoquatic Oxygen Infused Masque, Microquatic Lactic Renewal Facial Peel and Sue’s professional Powder Brush.” To apply this, I have been using a powder brush and a sweeping motion, but I think I might try a patting motion with the sponge that was included.
Price/Availability: This is available here for $32.00 USD/0.35 OZ.
Other Shades: mozambique, mauritius, zanzibar, seychelles