Review: Tatcha Silk Powder

Disclaimer: I received the Tatcha Silk Powder free and complimentary from Influenster and Tatcha in exchange for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All of the thoughts and opinions in this review are my own.

Since I’ve been working from home for what feels like an eternity, I’m looking at some kind of screen all day every day. I’ve noticed that a lot of brands have started coming out with their own blue light-blocking products and I’ve definitely been interested in them. One product that has flown under my radar is the Tatcha Silk Powder.


4 out of 5 stars


good for oily skin

blue light-blocking

Tatcha Silk Powder Review

According to Tatcha’s website, the Tatcha Silk Powder is supposed to blur pores, set makeup, protect against blue light, and have a softly radiant finish. The two main stars of the show are silk extract and Japanese pearl powder. The amino acids found in silk are very similar to the ones found in human skin. This creates a “second skin” that helps protect your skin. Japanese pearl powder has been used in Japanese cosmetics for centuries. It helps give your skin a radiant finish.

The powder itself is finely milled and a very nice quality. While it claims to be translucent, the powder appears to be a flesh-tone color. While I’m super pale and don’t have to usually worry about powders, it does make me wonder if it would actually be translucent on dark skin tones.

I love the finish of this powder. It prevented my oily areas from being too shiny but didn’t dry me out in the process. My skin looked illuminated without looking greasy. It definitely helped keep my makeup in place on my oily t-zone, especially my nose. My makeup had no problem lasting through a whole day of Zoom calls.


I give the Tatcha Silk Powder a 4/5. It’s a high quality powder that kept my makeup in place and my oily skin at bay through an entire day of Zoom calls. However, I’m not super confident that the powder would actually be translucent on darker skin tones. The brand is also cruelty-free according to Cruelty Free Kitty.

Review: Tom Ford Lip Color Matte

Disclaimer: I received the Tom Ford Lip Color Matte free and complimentary from Influenster and Tom Ford in exchange for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All of the thoughts and opinions in this review are my own.

I must admit that moving from the west coast to the desert made me pretty much abandon all my matte lipsticks, but the Highlights

creamy texture


saturated color

The Review

When I first tried this lipstick, I didn’t even realize that it was supposed have a matte finish. The formula is so creamy that I was able to wear it all day on my dry, chapped, winter lips. It contains hydrating soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter, and chamomilla flower extract.

I was gifted this lipstick in the shade Casablanca. It’s kind of a mauve-y pink. It’s just a few shades darker than my natural lip color (it actually matches my hyperpigmentation spot perfectly), so it adds color without being overwhelming. I think it would definitely look more pink on darker skin tones.

The bad news is that Tom Ford beauty products, includinare not cruelty free or vegan. While I couldn’t find any information on their actual website about the company’s stance on animal testing, I did find an email they sent to Ethical Elephant about it. Basically, they stated that they only allow their products to be tested on animals where required by law (read: China). They also stated that none of their products are certified vegan, but that some of their products do not contain any animal-derived ingredients. However, they wouldn’t specifically name any products in the email.

tom ford lip color matte

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