Rodial are the team behind Nip + Fab, which is one of my favourite skincare brands but I’ve never actually tried anything from the Rodial makeup range before. Rodial are a global luxury brand that in skincare, bodycare and most recently they’ve a pretty extensive makeup collection. The Rodial Instaglam Compact Deluxe Translucent HD Powder £52, is described as a soft and fine mattifying powder which blends into the skin without a trace, helping to blur imperfections, refine the skin’s texture and absorbs shine for a long-lasting matte finish.
The Rodial Instaglam Compact Deluxe Translucent HD Powder has the most exquisite packaging I think I’ve ever seen on a powder. The powder is packaged within a weighty silver metal compact, with a black faux leather top and a silver ‘R’ in the middle.
The compact itself is quite large in size, and contains 9 grams of powder. I wouldn’t carry this powder within my makeup bag as it’s a little too heavy, and a little too luxurious to risk it getting damaged or ruined. I really like that the compact has a magnetised closure, and that there’s a super handy mirror within the lid.
The Rodial Instaglam Compact Deluxe Translucent HD Powder is a bright white colour in the pan, but as it’s so incredibly finely milled, it really is completely invisible on the skin so it’ll suit all skintones as it doesn’t leave a white cast on the skin. The texture of the powder is so silky, and smooth that it feels as if it’s a cream and hopefully you can see how finely milled it is from the photo above of a very heavy swatch.. once blended, you cannot see it at all on the skin.
I like to use a fluffy powder brush to apply this powder, such as the Real Techniques Blush Brush as it has a tapered shape which is perfect to use the powder under my eyes to set my concealer. Even though the Rodial Instaglam Compact Deluxe Translucent HD Powder aims to mattify the skin, I love that it does minimise shine but not excessively so that my skin looks matte and one dimensional.. it still allows for a little dewiness, so it might not be best suited for those with super oily skin unless you wore an oil reducing primer underneath.
The powder does an amazing job at leaving my skin looking smooth and my pores are definitely left a little less noticeable, whilst my makeup’s longevity is also improved. It’s a stunning powder in all respects and I’m really enjoying using it, but I’m definitely keeping it for special occasions, as it’s too luxurious a product for daily use when I’m wearing minimal makeup.
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