Surratt Diaphane Loose Powder Compact

January 7, 2015

Hello dear friends! I’ve spent the first few days of this year patiently waiting out a bout of gastrointestinal virus that caught my poor lil bub on New Year’s eve, and then trying to get him settled into nursery. I’m beginning to feel rather much like a SAHM, but I’m finally back at work now, both the daytime rice bowl filling one and the blog. Spring collections are rolling out and I have some beauties to share, but I feel rather like a makeup detox is in order, and am playing catch up with some of the goodies that I’ve been hoarding for awhile. Today, I’d like to introduce you to the ingenious Surratt Diaphane Loose Powder Compact.

Surratt Diaphane Loose Powder Compact packaging

The Surratt Diaphane Loose Powder comes in a pocket-friendly compact that is rounded at the edges, and sits comfortably in my hands. The casing is predominantly black, with a hidden iridescent glossy finish on the top cover with the name SURRATT watermarked over.

The powder itself is held in a refillable catridge which snaps into the case, and kept in place with a tight fitting lid which effectively prevents spillage. I have thrown it around quite a bit myself, and have found that whilst some powder may get dislodged and sit around the rim of the mesh, it never falls out of the compact itself, causing wastage and making a general mess. A gentle dab on the mesh cover releases the powder without kicking up a cloud of powder. A thin but effective puff is included, which sits above the inner lid away from the powder, and it is handy for touch-ups on the go.

Surratt Diaphane Loose Powder Compact mesh

Surratt Diaphane Loose Powder is incredibly fine, and gossamer light. It is available in 2 variations – matte and eclatant. When I met with Troy, he picked out Eclatant for me and it has proven to be the ideal choice for my dry-combination skin. When brushed over foundation, it mattifies and takes away excess shine from my t-zone, and gives a slight blurring effect that reduces the look of pores and other bumps. I believe the matte version has even better oil control, though I personally found Eclatant to last me well throughout the day.

Surratt Diaphane Loose Powder Compact

Much as I love all things Surratt, I am slightly torn on this powder. It bears a lot of similarity to the Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder in Diaphanous, both in terms of the fine texture and mesh dispenser. However, having gone back and forth comparing the 2, I found the RBR to give my dry and dehydrated skin a more luminous finish than Surratt. On the other hand, I think the refillable catridge system and travel-friendly compact is simply brilliant. So, perhaps we all need both of them in our lives… the RBR for setting makeup in the morning, and Surratt Diaphane Loose Powder Compact for touch-ups!

The product above was generously provided for my consideration. Regardless, the views above are entirely my own honest and unbiased opinion.

xo Linda