I have been feeling a little overstimulated lately, and I think the best way to explain it so it translates for people who are neurotypical (NT) is this: you know how when you hear nails on a chalkboard you stop, paralyzed? It’s a little like that all day long for people who are non-neurotypical when overstimulated (at least for me, can’t speak for everyone). My brain shuts down some areas and I can’t use them as well (especially social skills). This is different from anxiety but produces an end result that looks similar from the outside (but feels unlike anxiety). Another non-NT friend showed me this website where you can select a neurologically distracting noise, this really helps me take the edge off of being overstimulated, and my NT friends say it helps them too, because they can use it to fall asleep. Maybe you’ll enjoy it too! ^_^
If you want to learn more about non-neurotypical things you could research Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome, Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NLD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/Attention Deficit Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder. In my case, I’m not neurotypical most likely due to having Neurological Lyme Disease (ie: bacterial brain infection). If you haven’t read about Lyme before, here’s an article I wrote for XOjane: It Happened to Me: I Have Lyme Disease. I hope the overstimulation is a result of treatment, because if it is, that means I should be doing better (funny, right?).
So this review hails back to my first Beauty Army box back in September (see that here) where I got my first set of samples from the subscription service. I still use Beauty Army, (bought I think 5 boxes so far) and now I’m waiting for them to have more samples because what they have is either the same as what was in my 5 boxes or something I’m not interested in.
- I know we’re not in love or anything but if you try Beauty Army consider using my link to sign up because Beauty Army rewards referrals (here’s that link). Thanks from me if you do!
The retail price of this Lipsi Aphrodite Powder is $20, but don’t worry, you can also get it for $14 if you buy from Beauty Army after reviewing 6 products. Behold, friends! I like this one a lot.
I had a sample size as you recall from my Beauty Army box
and just so you can see the powder again, I put some in the cover.
A nice swatch of the product.
Looks shimmery in photos but not in person.
This is my bare face, no makeup.
Don’t be alarmed!
Much better, right? Still a little shiny though, and without powder I have greaseface in an hour.
Oily skin >_< This is me with 2 coats of Holika Holika Peach Girl (Shade 01) BB Cream
Now this is with the Lipsi Aphrodite Powder
My final look. I’m wearing a little bit of Coastal Scents Warm Palette eyeshadows, Canmake blush, and revlon lip butter. I’m not wearing much else in terms of makeup, I wanted to keep the distractions to a minimum.
Talc, Zinc Stearate, Kaolin, Zinc Oxide, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Trisodium EDTA, [+/- (May Contain): Mica (77019), Titanium Dioxide (77891), Carmine (75470), Ferric Ferrocyanide (77510), Iron Oxides (77491, 77492, 77499), Ultramarines (77007), Chromium Oxide Greens (77288), Chromium Hydroxide Green (77289), Manganese Violet (77742), Yellow 5 Lake (19140:1), Blue 1 Lake (42090:2)]
Seems like a standard mineral makeup to me. Thank GOODNESS it has effective preservatives (ie parabens), I hate when my makeup gives me acne, and based on my research parabens work best to protect you. They keep my products from being infested with germs!
Lipsi Aphrodite powder is supposed to be good at keeping shine down, and also wearing for a long time. I think it does both very well. I have oily skin, so some of the BBs I like to wear (Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream NO02) are too dewy alone, but with this they look super good. This one is a great color match for my skin, so if you wear Missha Perfect Cover BB in #21, or Holika Holika Peach Girl in shade 01 this will match you nicely. It also is mattefying without being CAKEY (the bane of my existence).
One problem I have with a lot of powders is they’re light in the package but on my face they start to look dark. The Lipsi Aphrodite powder is not like that, it keeps skin the right color while controlling oil.
- Great color match! Looks like my own skin color.
- Takes care of oil.
- Lasts a long time (4-8 hours), to be fair it’s winter here so maybe different in the summer.
- Properly preserved to prevent infections/acne-causing germs from growing.
- Can be bought cheap using Beauty Army’s review system ($6 off).
- Very pale color, won’t match everyone, and I don’t see other color options.
- More expensive than drugstore makeup.
- ALL mineral makeup is so finely grained it can be aspirated (breathed in) and over time could harm lungs/cause inflammation. Some people hold their breath when applying mineral makeup to reduce the chances of problems.
- If you like oily skin, this powder is your enemy!
Of all the powders I’ve tried I like this one the best! Yes, friends, this one is going on my “Best of” list! I have annoyingly pale skin and most powders darken me even if they match in the package. The Lipsi powder has no drawbacks for me that are problematic. I will be repurchasing this for sure, and I recommend it to people who have oily, very fair skin. Is it worth purchasing? YES! ^_^
Everything in this post was purchased by ME. NO one sponsored it. Read my disclosure here.