Don’t you just hate it when a much loved product is discontinued, leaving a gaping hole in your make-up bag/fridge/life (edit accordingly)… I loathe writing about products that no longer exist or are becoming increasing hard to get hold of as numbers dwindle. Sadly it is the case on this occasion, so I am sorry in advance for not sharing this with you before now.
Dr Hauschka Balancing Teint Powder
I first mentioned this powder in my Contouring: Top Five Shaders post last year and can’t believe it has taken until now to write about it in it’s own right!
A limited edition compact that was released in 2011 as part of the Natural Glamour Winter Collection (the collection also contained an eyeshadow palette, kajal eyeliner duo and lip gloss), the Balancing Teint Powder is a beautifully designed trio of pressed powders designed to mattify your skin and enhance your features either by using individually or together.
As you know I don’t write about anything I don’t like or would use either in my kit or on myself but before we get started I must hold my hands up and admit that in all honesty it is the darkest shade in the compact that I find most useful and really like. The two paler shades are fine and work perfectly well as pressed powders but don’t really do anything for me beyond that – although they are fantastic for calming down an over zealous blush application!
Having said all of that, by combining all three shades to set or mattify you do get a very natural finish to your make-up but as I have previously mentioned, it is the darker tone that is the pick of the three. On pale to mid skins (it is a little light for many darker skin tones) the it shades beautifully, creating natural looking shadows and contours. It works successfully as a shader on all areas of the face including the socket and jaw lines and – possibly most importantly from my perspective; it looks great on camera!
Rich in Silk powder it it smooth and very easy to apply. As with pretty much all Dr Hauschka products, the powder has a slight yet pleasant rose scent and it is worth noting that it does contain fragrance which may not be suitable for some more sensitive skins.
I really hope that Dr Hauschka decide to re-release this powder in the near future and hope even more that they consider incorporating the darker shade as a stand alone shading product into their basic collection.
Have you tried the Balancing Teint Powder?
There are sill some Teint Powders out there but numbers are dwindling, priced at around the £34.00 mark, it it currently still available in the UK from Manuka Wholefoods, Whitmuir The Organic Place and Revital.
(**naturally occurring in essential oils – +may not suitable for vegans)
Talc, Silk (Serica) Powder, Diatomaceous Earth (Sodium Diatomae), Silica, Magnesium Sterate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Anthyllis Vulneraria Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Bark/Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Fragrance (Parfum), Citronellol**, Geraniol**, Linalool**, Citral**, Eugenol**
May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007)
EWG Skin Deep Report