Kryolan Translucent Powder in TL14: Review

Have you ever wondered if your face squeals and squirms when you apply a foundation because it is so sticky?Have you ever had this strangest feeling that the foundation might *drip drip* like paint on your face when you sweat? Now here is a product to put an end to these weird weird thoughts! (Oh well I had them too! even with a tinted moisturizer :P) Finally I’m reviewing my most used product and that is…Β Β *applause!!!* Β the Kryolan Translucent Powder!!

Where do I start? Okay here is what I think of this product for a start: LIFE SAVER!! Seriously, it sets my makeup and it remains intact throughout the day and I can be confident that if someone kissed me on my cheeks they wouldn’t be stuck with foundation on their lips πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

The powder is translucent meaning it does not impart any color to your face (unless you take a lot of it on your brush!!) and just sets your makeup and keeps your makeup intact.

Also if you use a cream blush you can use the excess powder on the brush (after using it on the rest of your face) to set it in. Amazing isn’t it??

What Kryolan has to say about the translucent powder:

Price: 400 INR
Qty: 20g


Packaging: A round grey container with a grey cap. I personally find the packaging a little cheap in quality.

The powder comes out through the tiny holes (as seen in the picture) so you don’t need to open the entire inner lid to take out the powder. I find this a very good idea since there is absolutely no wastage of product (unlike my Lakme Rose Powder where most of the powder is always on my dressing table rather than my face! :P)

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The shade I have is TL14 which brightens up my face due to its yellow undertones. But the yellowness doesn’t show up on the face and the powder just blends in with your makeup.

How to use: I generally take a little powder on my brush, tap off the excess and apply it all over my face except my cheeks. I set my concealer, tinted moisturizer with this. And then after I apply my cream blush I take the powder brush and go over the cream blush lightly with the excess powder left on it. And that sets my makeup for the day.

They say all good things come to an end but this one never will!! You need very little to use everyday and the quantity is more than enough to last you a lifetime (This one has a shelf life of four years)!!


There are a few things I have to point out here:

  • This might not be suitable for travelling. Spillage and breakage (due to poor packaging) might be an issue. A pressed powder would be a preferable option for travelling (You can read more about the Maybelline Dream Matte Pressed Powder which is perfect for travelΒ here!)
  • Secondly people with oily skin might need to use it often throughout the day since it is not that mattifying πŸ™

Finally I know there are a lot of other alternatives for this one but if you ever get your hands on this do not miss it! I can assure you that it will become an integral part of your everyday makeup! πŸ™‚

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  • I have it n love it!

    • I haven’t come across anyone who dislikes it πŸ˜€ I initially thought I wouldnt use it often but now it is a part of my everyday makeup!! How often do you use it?

  • my sunblock drips sometimes when i’m out in sun lol πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ and ohooo “I can be confident that if someone kissed me on my cheeks they wouldn’t be stuck with foundation on their lips” πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ .. i want to try kryolan and ben nye both πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ but dnt knw wen πŸ™ and this isn’t mattifying *heartbreak*

    • it isn’t as mattifying as the maybelline matte powder. This is just to set your makeup πŸ˜€ And it brightens the face πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
      I said cheeks so it can be my mom, dad, bro, grandparents anyone although i hate being kissed on the cheeks.. I hate anyone touching my face :/
      Kryolan isn’t expensive and is of great quality so give it a try..

    • how can i give it a try without trying it first πŸ™ no kryolan no ben nye no mac no big brands here.. it all depends if i fly over to chennai or bombay πŸ™

    • I can probably send you some in a ziplock cover πŸ˜› but a better option would be to come to chennai πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

    • that is the only thing na πŸ˜› i’m not buying anything for face without trying it first πŸ˜€ and i wanna come over for a vacation πŸ˜€ bas waiting for mum to get fine fata fat πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚

    • come hereeeeeee!!

    • i want to πŸ˜€ trust me.. i’m just waiting for doc to gv clearance to mum.. then will bring her along too ! more than me she needs a good vacation nw πŸ˜€

  • RAY

    sounds like a good deal for 400INR

    • It definitely is! πŸ˜€

  • wow..for 400 this seems to be really good..TBS is like double the price na??..wil check this next time Deepu..:)

    • Hmmm.. i really dont have any idea about the TBS one :/
      You will definitely love this one Preetha!! πŸ˜€

  • I
    Ove this!, and ur right… Taking this while travelling is a pain!!

    • πŸ˜€ if there is one product everyone loves it has to be this one!! πŸ˜€

  • what’s the difference between a pressed powder n dis one? N where is it available?

    Maybe you have time to read my New Post- Viviana India


    • Hmmm.. good question.. There is not much of a difference between both.. Personally I find that pressed powders are travel friendly. And loose powder blends in with your makeup better because I find the texture to be smoother than that of a pressed powder.. Most of the brands including Maybelline and Lakme have pressed powders.

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  • Ani

    thanks for the post…………. gr8 post πŸ™‚

  • Could u plz tell me where it is available in online and in shops..

    • It is available in Kryolan flagship stores in selected cities. Kryolan doesnt sell their stuff online but I think stylecraze might have kryolan..

  • sounds like a good deal deeps! I use the Avon ideal shade loose powder these days and I actually love it πŸ™‚ to try next I was eyeing on the ben nye thing.. now me planning to try this next πŸ™‚ thnku for the review πŸ™‚

    • for 400 bucks this is quite a steal Rekha! this is smaller in size.. i think the bigger one costs around 600 bucks but this is more than enough to last you a loonggggggggggg time πŸ˜€