BRTC BB Sun Pact SPF40/PA++
This airy BB Sun Pact is effective for long-lasting makeup for enhancing skin’s natural radiance with superior adhesion onto the skin.
Super-fine powder texture blends easily onto the skin and formulated botanical ingredients leave the skin looking refined and flawless by controlling over-secretion of sebum.
Main ingredients: Lecithin coating powder, Allantoin, Bergamot extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Zinc oxide, Titanium Dioxide
My Skin Type:
Actually very oily, but surpressed with BHA exfoliator. Results in generally ranging from very dry to normal/dry skin. Generally dehydrated, very sensitive, and acne prone.
My Skin Tone:
Some said I have very fair, Casper-ish complexion. Frankly speaking, that’s what you see in my FOTDs, but I personally think I look (much) darker in person than in those photos. Still, yes, I’m quite fair.
Bottomline: my skintone range is lighter than MAC NC/NW15 to NC/NW20.
I have neutral cool undertone.
White square plastic compact. It has a separate compartment to put the puff. Nifty and travel friendly.
Only a color available, and it matches my pale skin nicely. So if you have deeper skin tone, I’m afraid it’s not for you
Finely milled and dry. Not creamy, but it’s not overly powdery. Just nice.
Pretty good! It evens out my skin tone, and if I’ve used a loose powder/MMU in the morning that is tad too dark for my complexion, this powder normalizes it all and presents me with pale skin like it should.
No problem at all. Easily blendable with the enclosed puff.
Matte. But not flat or anything. It looks velvety and nice.
Since I only have normal/dry skin, I don’t really have the right to talk about oil control, but I can say that it stays well and doesn’t feel heavy.
It claims to have broad spectrum protection, but since I don’t have the complete ingredient list with its percentage of UV filters, I can’t say much. It claims to have both Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide though, so it’s great.
BRTC BB Sun Pact SPF40 PA++ Protection Spectrum
Anyway, I think having PA++ in a touch up powder is good enough.
My General Review:
I’ve tried some SPF pressed powder to touch up my UV protection throughout the day and to refresh my makeup, but for some reason I never got around to review it I’ve tried MAC, Stila, Skinfood, Anna Sui, Shu Uemura…..and I have to say this BRTC is my personal favorite.
When I apply a pressed powder to freshen your makeup in the afternoon, I want them to provide slight coverage to make up for your fading morning makeup (due to heat, humidity, face oil, or when you accidentally touch/wipe your face). But the tricky part is, since I’m applying it on top of your various primer, foundation, loose powder, concealer, setting powder…..it’s more prone to cakey/powdery mess, I think. More coverage means it’s even more susceptible to cakeyness. And when you throw in some SPF into the equation…well in my experience it may become even more powdery/thick.
BRTC BB Sun Pact SPF40/PA++ was able to maintain the balance with all those three aspects. Proper coverage, non powdery, non cakey, protective. Glides smoothly over my huge open pores. Great color match for me too!
I’m actually surprised by the performance since this is my pressed powder with highest SPF number, yet it’s even less powdery the Skinfood Apple White SPF25/PA++. And the texture is much more pleasant compared to the heaviness of Anna Sui Powdery Foundation SPF12/PA++.
Here’s the ad for this product..
BRTC BB Sun Pact SPF40 PA++
As you can see it looks kinda darker in the pan than applied. Here’s me wearing this powder in the afternoon. Click to see the higher resolution version.
Trying Nikon D90
I usually apply it once or twice throughout the day. The pic was taken with SLR cam (Nikon D90, while I was holding another D90 in my hand, yes!) and while I’m lucky that it wasn’t focusing on my face…I think the finish of the powder is quite nice. It helped to cover my fading acne scars, but of course it wasn’t powerful enough to completely cover red angry zits. All in all for me it’s enough to help me fool a huge, black, intimidating SLR camera
I don’t mind the matte finish it gives. It’s not flat or anything. So I go with satin-matte or slightly dewy look in the morning…and gradually I would look more matte throughout the day…instead of looking dull and oily if I don’t touch up at all. Most heavy sunscreen will seep oil into your makeup you know!
I can’t say much about its oil control, since I’m not that oily to begin with, but one thing for sure: heavy sunscreen underneath or not, it’s not drying or oily on me. Just right.
What Else You Need To Know:
For glowy SPF powder, I love love love Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation….but it’s only SPF12
BRTC used to have another SPF40/PA++ powder: the UV Whitening Powder one. I read that it has Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Octisalate, and Octinoxate. However I can’t find it anymore in their web. Has it been discontinued?
BTW, the pic above was taken last week….so I’m still in sleep deprived state (the insomnia only gets better since the beginning of this week ) However I think my skin doesn’t look that unhappy. See for yourself the power of La Mer and EL ANR serum!
Easy breezy. Just pat it with the enclosed puff!
On par with other high end brand. It’s around US$35 in Korea for the 10gram compact. With shipping (more than US$10 with EMS!) it becomes pretty expensive.
Sasa listed it cheaper though, less than US$25 right now
Usually bought BRTC directly from Korea. Guaranteed authenticity, fast shipping, and sometimes, ample amount of gifts
Alternatively, you can buy it online via Sasa too. The prices they offer seem to be nice!
Unfortunately even though I bought the full size product, no English ingredient list to be found in the box Just hope they put enough Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide in there!
5 out of 5. UV protecting pact that goes on evenly. Velvety finish, and color matches my skin very well. Not powdery or cakey.
With SPF40, I think that’s the best you can get in a compact. I’ve already hit pan on this product, and still planning on purchasing but as usual I’m drowned with powders so we’ll see.
*This review will be cross posted in http://www.makeupalley.com under username Crescent_Shadow.