We can all agree that TikTok’s addition of a shopping feature has done nothing but harm to our wallets, especially given the low prices.
Singaporean TikTok star Nicole Liel (@lielnicole) had the same thought when she saw an advertisement for a mattifying primer and bought it right away because it’s “too easy” to cart out.
The product she was referring to is the CHILLAB Lavender Matte Powder, a “magical powder” that claims to remove grease and blur all your pores. Don’t be fooled by its name; this product isn’t actually a powder but a purple setting balm. Want to know how it works? Continue reading!
Nicole’s first impression on CHILLAB Lavender Matte Powder
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According to Nicole, CHILLAB’s Lavender Matte Powder has a “very weird” texture that feels like “tiger balm”, a medicated ointment, but transforms into a smooth film-like finish as it warms up on her fingers.
To see how well the setting balm controlled shine and oiliness, Nicole applied the greasy Tiger Balm to her cheeks. Then, she rubs the setting balm with the Extra Large Cloudy Puff and applied the formula directly onto the oily spot.
The setting balm, to her surprise, instantly removed all of the grease, leaving only a matte powdery finish. She even tried the same method on her brow and nose and was completely convinced of its ability to control oil.
With that, Nicole concluded that the CHILLAB Lavender Matte Powder is a “TikTok Shop win” that she will be repurchasing once it has finished.
How CHILLAB Lavender Matte Powder works
Rather than talc powder, which is commonly found in setting powders, CHILLAB Lavender Matte Powder contains microsphere silica, a transparent gel-like material that is non-comedogenic (non-pore clogging).
When the powder is applied, the microsphere silica helps to smooth out the irregularities on your skin.
This material also reduce the visibility of your pores and other skin imperfections by disrupting light reflection, scattering it in multiple directions.
This gives you a soft-focus, mattifying finish that leaves your skin looking velvety smooth with zero shine as you can see from the pictures above.
We also love how you can use CHILLAB Lavender Matte Powder as a primer to create a smooth canvas for makeup!
CHILLAB Lavender Matte Powder ingredients
Because CHILLAB Lavender Matte Powder is made with microsphere silica rather than talc, it is suitable for acne-prone and sensitive skin.
It also contains centella asiatica, opuntia ficus-indica stem extract, lavender extract, and squalene, which help to cleanse clogged pores, keep skin soft, and balance the oil-hydration ratio.
Furthermore, because it does not have alcohol or hydroquinone (a skin-bleaching agent), it’s suitable for all skin types.
However, as with any beauty product, we recommend performing a patch test before applying it to your face, especially if you have extremely sensitive skin!
Where to find CHILLAB Lavender Matte Powder
As it can be used even without makeup to get rid of face grease, this purple balm is perfect for anyone, both men and women alike!
Featured image credits: @lielnicole/TikTok, @queenlexinda/TikTok