Gold dust - powder by Kingman - review by Alicia

Shimmery Goodness in a Jar

Gold Dust offers some light shimmer to the skin while moisturizing with it's Honey Extract. This won't leave your skin looking glittery, but rather just a shimmery sun kissed glow.
shimmery-not glittery, nice sweet scent, easy to apply, moisturizes skin
rubs off easily, contains talc
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review
Ok, so I originally ordered Gold Dust for a pretty silly reason. This Halloween I decided to go to a costume party as a Vampire. Well, my husband has been amused by the Twilight Vampires sparkling ever since I first read the books. He prefers the Anne Rice Vampires (ok, I do too) and so the idea of a Vampire that sparkles is just hilarious. So, of course when I decided to be a Vampire he thought that I should sparkle. It seemed like a fun idea and would give everyone at the party a laugh too, and it gave me an excuse to try out Gold Dust too!

I had also read a review on Gold Dust and had been interested but at almost 30 sometimes I think I'm "too old" for sparkles. I know, silly right? Is there really such a thing as too old for sparkles?? Well, I thought so at first, but Gold Dust has changed my mind. See, these aren't sparkles like the glitter you see offered in the teeny bopper section of the make up department, These are subtle, light catching sparkles that give a subtle shimmer. And also, unlike some shimmers that coat the skin with a metallic glaze or color the skin, this powder blends in so well that the only thing you're left with is a sexy shimmer. (It also does turn out to be awesome for looking like a sparkly Vampire too!)

Gold Dust is made from natural ingredients, and includes honey which has long been known to be a skin softener and moisturizer. I love that I can wear a powder and still feel moisturized and not caked down, in fact my skin feels almost dewy when I use this! The full list of ingredients is rather short: Talc, Mica/Titanium, Dioxide and/or Mica Iron Oxide, Corn Starch, Honey Extract, and Fragrance. If you have any concerns over those ingredients, you might want to consider not using Gold Dust. Gold Dust does not test their finished product on animals, though it's not clear if the ingredients they use once were. Now, I want to mention that Talc has been linked to Ovarian Cancer in women who use talc powders in their genital reason. Just to be safe I'd recommend steering clear of that region. Trust me, it looks perfect even without sparkles!

Like I said above, the shimmer is subtle. If you're looking for intense sparkles, this won't do it unless you do a few layers of it. When you do that though it does rub off easier, and so your overly shimmery look will likely not last long. I prefer the subtle look though, it catches in the sunlight but doesn't make me feel 15. I love it. I also love the scent. It's a very light scent, very sugary, almost like cake batter.

The jar is small but holds quite a lot of shimmery powder and it blends in well with my other make up and body product jars. It's just a shimmer powder, so it's nothing that has to be hidden. Well, maybe hide it from kids or you could have a huge mess on your hands, trust me I've been there with baby powder! Inside the jar is a little puff to apply the powder to your skin. It looks like leopard print to me, though it could be cheetah. My husband says it's giraffe, but I don't think so.
When applying Gold Dust I have found that a blotting, circular motion works well to get an even appearance. If you just kind of sweep it on there will be parts that are thicker and that leaves a slightly white look to the skin. It does transfer onto clothes and will transfer on to other skin when touched. I still have found residual sparkles around the house even a day or so later, but it doesn't seem to stain anything.
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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?
    • Anyone
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
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    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • All over body
  • sweetiejo
    GHreta review you went into such good detail on the product and how it felt and looked on the skin. i could just picture it!
  • K101
    Oh I just LOVED this review and video! How cute! Lol. I have been seriously thinking about buying this and really want to now that I've read so much about it from your review. I love that you added the talc concerns and all! Also noticed the little bit of female empowerment you had in there "Trust me, it looks perfect even without sparkles!" Nice! I really enjoyed your "writing style" and am super interested to read more of your reviews!

    Now, I'm off to buy some of this stuff! Thank you for such an awesome review!
  • iwantyouwantingme
    Excited to try this!
  • iwantyouwantingme
    And your husband is right! lol its a giraffe print
  • corsetsaurus rex
    Great review! This looks like a good buy, even for glittery-vampire-silly reasons.
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