Gold dust - powder by Kingman - review by P'Gell

Gold dust

Powder by Kingman

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A Beautiful, Subtle Shimmer for the Holidays or Any Time

The subtle shimmer of Gold Dust face and body powder makes any part of one's body look festive and beautiful. It reflects light and brightens the body part accentuated. The uses of this cosmetic product are endless and it is a perfect for during the Holiday Season or anytime.

The light shimmer lasts for hours.

It's subtle effects will make anyone feel sexy and attractive. Try using it under candle light for a sexy glow.
Pretty, shimmery, small ingredient list, versatile, great gift
May be allergenic for some, included puff is not best for application, contains talc
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


This simple cosmetic product, containing only six ingredients is a beautiful and versatile powder that simply gives your body and face (or even hair) a golden glow.

It can be used as a bronzer, over your regular foundation, on cheeks, eyes lids, blended into lip gloss or even lipstick. You can also use it as a body glaze, brushing it over your decolletage, (your boobs and cleavage, OK?) your collar bone, over your shoulders or anywhere else you think to put it.

It does contain talc, which some people are allergic to, so keep aware of any interactions you may have with this ingredient. But, as I am not going to be using it on my vulva (there are some weak links between heavy talc use in the vaginal area and cervical problems, but they are not solid evidence) I was not worried about this ingredient.

If for some reason you will be putting it on children (for Winter Holidays or Halloween) have them hold their breath while you apply it, so they don't breathe the talc.

It would look lovely on a bride on her wedding day, or a mom to be at her Blessing Way, or just for a night out with your favorite person.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Bridal gift
    • Cosmetic
    • Mood enhancer
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • External use only
    • Skin

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

Gold Dust has the consistency of extremely fine facial or body powder. The product feels very light, floating away, catching sun and swirling and sparkling in the air, making even applying it a joy.

On the skin, it is barely noticeable. I use it either over my blush and eye shadow or mix it with my loose powder blusher or eye shadows for a slightly shimmery look. Once it settles (as being fine, it has the tendency to float around) it stays in place fairly well and although it contains "honey extract" it doesn't feel sticky or tacky at all.

You will probably forget you are wearing it, until someone notices how shimmery and reflective you are.
    • Powder
    • Smooth
    • Thin

Taste / Aroma

I didn't taste this product as I don't eat talc. However, the first time I used it, I hadn't read the ingredient label yet, and thought, "It smells like freshly baked pastry!" I then read the ingredients, which contain honey extract and corn starch and it was obvious why. The aroma is very subtle (most people most likely won't even notice it, as I have a very intense scent of smell) and after wearing it for a short period of time, I didn't notice the "pastry" (or as we call it in Chicago, "Bakery") smell.
    • Light smell
    • Smells good


This golden powder is usually used over my face cosmetics and on my body. I found that it lasts longer on my face, as it is over foundation or cream or powder eye shadow or blusher. It seems to last the entire day. On my body it tends to fade gently (lasting about 6 to 8 hours, depending on if I am sweating or my clothing is touching my body etc.)

I remove it with my regular make up, with either a gentle facial soap or cosmetic remover. On my body, I simply bathe and it washes away.

Some of the powder has gotten onto the leather exterior of my cosmetic storage box (a leather overnight bag like make up holder) and it has given the leather a pretty golden shimmer that I like a lot.

I love this product, especially in sunlight or candle light. It is very subtle, a light golden sparkle is deposited on your skin. This is not stripper glitter, nor does it look anything like it.
    • Feels natural
    • Long lasting
    • Performance


Gold Dust comes packaged in a round plastic jar, about 3 inches across and 3 inches high (approximately) there is a pretty golden lid that screws onto the jar. The jar, when it arrives is sealed with a paper cap, which is removed for usage.

The product comes with a small "puff" that resembles a puff you would see with face powder or solid foundation. The puff has a cute print on it that reminds me of giraffe skin. (However the label says "Final product not tested on animals.") I assume the puff is made of either cotton or a synthetic material. It is a little "furry" on one side and silk like on the other. I actually prefer to apply the product with a cosmetic brush as the puff was difficult to control how much to put on and it was hard to apply to small areas like eye lids or lips.

The powder does tend to get all over the place, but as I use it I am learning to control the amount better.

The jar is pretty and looks nice on my nightstand with my other products and pretty objects.
    • Discreet looking packaging
    • Messy dispenser
    • Would make a nice gift

Special Features

This product shimmers, shines and reflects light beautifully. I find a use for it nearly every day, whether to put all over my body before making love or just "Holiday" brightening my every day make up regimen.

The jar says it "moisturizes" due to the honey contained in it, but I haven't noticed any moisturizing effects.

Personal comments

I use this nearly every day, now that sunlight is at a premium and not seen often. This product picks up candle light beautifully, and I often reapply it before making love, under the light of candles or firelight from our fire place to enhance my assets. ;)

Although My Man has not commented specifically on this product (I wear make up nearly every day, so he really doesn't notice new things often) he does seem to enjoy the shimmer on my body, and even if he doesn't notice, I feel very sexy wearing it, and love that feeling a lot.


I use several different make up brushes to apply this product, depending on where I am going to be applyting the Gold Dust.

I mix it with my blusher and apply it with a large brush to my cheeks, I place it over my eye make up, with a small brush, I use a lip brush to apply some over lipstick, and tap a little on my eye lashes for a shimmery look. I also use a large fluffy brush to smooth the powder over my chest, cleavage and arms. I have used it on the backs of my hands, just so I can use more of it. I have even thought of sprinkling some onto wet nail polish to see how that looks, but haven't got the chance yet.

Thousands of uses could be found for this pretty little product. It is well worth the 10 dollars for a rather nice amount.
Follow-up commentary
I am finding I use this stuff more and more. It's effect is very subtle, like I said, it isn't stripper glitter. It looks nice under eye shadow, or even on the apples of one's cheeks with some blusher. It looks beautiful on one's shoulders and chest.

I am looking forward to using it more in the summer. I gave one of my daughters a tub of this for Christmas and she loves it, too. She even wears it in her hair.

We keep finding new uses for it, and it was well worth what I spent. I will buy more when this tub is gone.

I am amazed at how far it goes. I've had it since before Christmas, and use it regularly and it seems like it's barely touched.

This product is worth every penny.
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  • Mistress Jezebel
    Thanks for the review!
  • Missmarc
    Great review, thank you!
  • P'Gell
    Thank you Missmarc. Thank you Mistress Jezebel.
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