15 November 2010

Review: Australis Ready.Set.Go Finishing Powder

This was my third product purchased from Australis if I remember correctly! I was actually introduced to this product from their Easter giveaway where I scored myself a small sample size and I've been using it for almost 2 years now!

The Ready.Set.Go Finishing powder is a loose mattifying powder which claims to control and keep all your oiliness at bay, shoo the dullness away and help your make-up to last longer. The awesome product is contained in a typical loose-powder packaging, but much slimmer in height and wider in diameter.

As for the powder, it comes in a white-coloured powder which applies to be truely translucent and doesn't leave a white cast on my skin. However, if you are of a darker skin tone, you'd have to be aware that this product could possibly make you look a tinge grey/white.

I actually have combination of minimal oily and dry skin, so this powder does the job for both my oily and dry zones. However, if you have oilier skin, I'm not exactly sure how this powder will work. According to this beauty blogger from Perth, the powder controls her T-zone for up to 4 hours.

As for its claim for helping my make-up last longer and shooing away any dullness, I honestly don't notice any difference. However, this powder is the finest milled powder you will ever find! It is so extremely fine, lightweight and will make your skin feel so so soft, I guarantee.

One last thing is its ingredient list, this product contains silica. I'm no make-up expert, but I've heard that products that contain silicia needs to be applied properly or it leave any skin-tone a strange white cast (similar to Make Up Forever HD Powder). All I actually do is blend this well into my skin and there's no problem.

Overall thoughts:

This powder is extremely fine and does a great job for my skin. Controls the oily, makes me skin feel extremely soft, is lightweight and affordable. However, darker skin tones might find this powder to leave a white cast or greyish tinge if applied too much (it also depends on your skin tone). Although you do get alot of product in a loose powder, I just wish that there could also be a pressed-powder version too since that'd be ideal for the oilier skin types and more convenient. Whichever floats your boat, but I personally love this powder for mattifying.

This product retails for $12.95 and can be purchased at Priceline, Big W, Target, K-Mart and Australis stockists.

Disclaimer: Product was purchased by me.


  1. thanks for this review :) i've been looking for a translucent powder but i never really knew which brand etc. might consider getting an australis one =]

  2. Looks like a great product, thanks for the review :)


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