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W3LL People Realist X Review

is a Solution for:
Combination Skin, Oily Skin
W3LL People Realist X .2 oz
August 19, 2013 Reviewed by Marta 2 Comments
TRU Rating
A mineral finishing powder that has become a must-have


Long-lasting shine reduction from natural mineral ingredients


Tester has oily skin so not known how it works for dry complexions

I shine. By which I do not mean that I excel at anything. What I mean is that more often than not, I cross the borderline from dewy to gross; my cheeks, forehead and nose slick and glistening. Because I’m not much of a makeup person and find that powder finishes leave me too far in the other direction (dry and old), I have mostly lived with this affliction. Until I found W3LL People Realist X.

W3LL People Realist X works so well for me, I can hardly believe it. It leaves my complexion looking matte but silky. All shine is dissipated, but I still somehow look polished. Quite surprising and impressive. I love it so much that I carry it around with me for touch ups. These touch ups, it has to be said, are never needed – unless I need to freshen up at the end of the office day before going out.

This mineral finishing powder is white, but does not leave me with a ghostly pallor. It is translucent and goes on beautifully over my Osmotics Inner Light ($35) and RMS Un-Cover Up Concealer ($36).

As always with W3LL People, there’s a happy marriage of performance and purity. The main ingredient is sericite, a kind of mica. It is useful as a safe talc substitute in mineral makeup, a reflector of light with low luster and an absorber of oil. Also helpful for absorbing oil is kaolin, a fine and white clay. Keeping the skin soothed are aloe and chamomile and there’s antioxidant boost from green tea.

  • August 21, 2013

    by W3LL PEOPLE

    We're SO glad you're loving our Realist X Mineral Primer/Polisher Powder! It does wonders for mattifying and refining the skin because it's made with Arrow Root, not silica-based which can dehydrate skin!

  • August 20, 2013

    by Naheed

    Thanks for the review Marta. I have a combination skin and always looking for some matte finish powder, but they always seem to dry and leave and settle in fine lines. This looks like a good powder to give a try. Do you think it will be good for not so fair complexions also and will not leave a ghosty finish?

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