I read about the Srichand face powders somewhere on a blog when I was looking into Thai beauty and now I just can’t find where but thankfully I recognised them in the 7/11 store from their distinctive and pretty packaging. They stocked two types so I bought them both although there is a Translucent Face Powder too which I haven’t been able to find yet! From 7/11 I picked up the Tanaka Gold Powder Mask for 95 baht (£1.75) and the Original Scented Powder for 55 baht (£1)…bargain.
After doing some research (and still not finding that blog post…grrrr) it turns out that Srichand is a Thai beauty brand that has been around for donkeys years and was synonymous with old ladies…until a couple of years ago when they rebranded to appeal to a younger market. I have to admit that it was the packaging that drew me to these in the first place; the vintage look boxes house a cute plastic pot inside containing the very finely milled loose powder.
Original Scented Powder
I have been using the Original Scented Powder to set my makeup everyday for the past few weeks and I really like it although I’m not using it the way it was intended…the website shows diagrams mixing the powder with water and applying it to the face… With this one I’m going to stick to using it the way I have been; I apply a light dusting with a Real Techniques powder brush, it is white so I can tell when I’ve put too much on as I look a little ghostly but a quick buff and all is good again! The scent is lovely, it does remind me of my Grandma a little which for me is never a bad thing and lets face it, the pretty floral packaging is a gorgeous addition to any makeup drawer. Having not been a big fan of loose powder (mainly down to the faff!), this has somewhat converted me!
Tanaka Gold Powder Mask
After a chat with my friend Julie last week, who had also recently bought a Tanaka powder mask and been impressed, I decided to try this in the the way you are supposed to. I put some of the fine, gold coloured powder into the palm of my hand and added a few drops of water and mixed with my finger to create a clay like consistency which I applied to my ready cleansed face. You can sleep in this as it dries really quickly but I sat and watched the ‘Great British Bake Off‘ before hopping in the shower and rinsing it off with a warm flannel. I have to say my skin felt lovely and soft and my pores appeared reduced. I will try sleeping in it when our bedding is changed to cream from the current dark grey and report back!
All in all, I really like both products and still can’t really get over the bargain prices and lets face it, being able to pick up a decent beauty product in a 7/11 makes life that little bit easier! This is a great Thai brand to try if you can get your hands on it. I am going to try and purchase the Translucent Powder as I think I’ll like that too, and if I don’t it will look very pretty in my makeup drawer!
Do you have any Thai beauty recommendations? Please let me know what I should try next in the comments below!