The perfect travel setting powder: Althea Petal Velvet Powder review

27 August 2017


" Inspired by the Korean Althea petals, the Petal Velvet Powder gives a silky smooth finish unlike any other "

H e l l o o o o !

Couple days ago, I shared a review on Althea’s GorgeousMatte Box, and today I’m back again with another Althea review. This time round it’s a little different as I won’t be reviewing a variety of K-beauty products that’s available on Althea, instead I’ll be reviewing Althea’s very firstproduct!! When I first got the e-mail about the news I was waiting eagerly to try the product and after testing it out for a couple days, here’s what I think about it!

* d r u m r o l l s *

So here's Althea's first ever product, the Petal Velvet Powder. When I received the PR package of this product from Althea I only had one word to describe it: cute! Just like the matte box I received from them, I had to put this aside and wait til my final exhibition was over to try it T.T Thank goodness the wait is officially over! Like all my other reviews, I'll share my thoughts on the product and also show you guys some photo try-ons! 

So a brief introduction: 

1. It is a translucent loose powder
2. It provides sebum control
3. It is made using natural ingredients from Korea
4. It's cruelty free!
5. The powder is lightweight
6. It comes with a 13mm puff
7. It's affordable (probably the cheapest legit loose powder I've ever came across.)

This Petal Velvet Powder contains three main ingredients: Althea, Polyphenols, and Saponarin.
Althea flower seed extract contains natural antioxidants that will help keep your skin hydrated.
Polyphenols helps in sun protection.
Saponarin contains anti-ageing properties as it helps repair skin cells.

The powder is retailing for only RM16 on Althea.kr. You get 3g of product which I feel is not a lot but still quite a decent amount for that price. You can purchase is HERE.


The loose powder will come in this square box. The square box design is based on their classic pink Althea box, so it’s kinda like a mini version of it! As for the product itself, the packaging is simple but sturdy at the same time. (let me remind you this is only retailing for RM16!) I personally like how they used a frosted fake-glass(plastic) for their packaging cause it looks more high end that way ahahaha! As the size of it is quite small, I find it really convenient for travel.

 When I was opening this sticker seal, I noticed that the sticker states a 30 day unconditional return guarantee! In case you don't know or forgot (like me), this policy applies to all your Althea purchases! Shows how much they care about their customers!!

You get the puff, lid, and the product. 


Figured this might help let you estimate the size of this product.

13mm puff closeup~ paiseh am actually very into frosted glass omg T v T (this is plastic btw!)




As you can see the translucent powder is white but blends out to nothing.

Enough with the long talk, for more info on Althea's Petal Velvet Powder, you can read it under their product description here. It's now time to show you guys the results of this product!

Here's my face condition at the moment. The acne scars are still there but it's definitely in the process of healing in comparison to my previous matte box review post. So here's a naked bare face. To test out the pore minimizing effect from the powder, I've tested this powder with Aritaum's Pore Master Gel primer because that primer did not blur my pores out at all. 

Here's after applying a sheer layer of low coverage BB Cushion + Althea's Petal Velvet Powder. I wasn't planning on going anywhere when I wanted to test it out but I guess you could say I did sweat a little as I tested it by running around three rooms to pack for my trip without any air condition (and I'm actually typing this at 2AM in Singapore right now lolol) Not sure you can tell but I'm actually really amazed by their pore blurring effect. I did not use a pore minimizing primer and this actually helped minimize my pores?? The best thing is that it did not give me any breakouts the next day either!! and it's RM16 please. 

Here's my face after 4 hours of packing. I do see some shine peeking through but that's fine. After 4 hours of packing I'm quite surprise that the shine was minimal. Given if I was using my all time go-to Chanel translucent loose powder, I've already turned into a full blown reflector lol. 

so I guess by now you guys know which translucent loose powder I brought with me for my trip hahahaha. 


Overall Rating: 8.5/10

Overall, I’m really liking this product. I love how fine the powder is and how it helped in blurring my pores. I have really huge pores so if a primer/powder helps in minimizing the looks of it (like Benefit’s Porefessional) that product will definitely win a place in my heart. Asides of that, I’m really liking the travel friendly size too. All this while I've always brought my bulky Chanel loose powder for my travels! 

I do wish that in the future Althea would release a larger version of this powder as it does take a while for me to apply it all over my face. The only thing I wasn’t too happy about is the floral scent it came with. It wasn't a huge turn off as it didn't irritate me or anything after I apply it so this product is definitely something I'd recommend trying if you don't mind flowery scents. I mean, it's RM16 la so just give it a try also won't hurt your bank too bad haha. As for me, I'll definitely repurchase this. If they release a bigger version with a milder scent, I'll definitely be jumping for joy.

That's it for my review on Althea's Petal Velvet Powder. Hopefully you guys find this review helpful and if you've tried this, let me know what you guys think about it. Do you love it? Hate it? Let me know! 

On the side note, I'll be in Melbourne & Singapore for the next few days, so if you're interested to see what I'm up to, check out my insta-stories! 

S a y o n a r a ! 




*This product is sent to me for a review but all opinions stated above is 100% mine.*

1 comment

  1. I've seen everyone raving about this. It's a bummer because I just got a powder like this one from a different brand but seeing that it's only RM16. I think I'll consider getting one . hehe

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