Receiving this powder in the post was like a blast from the past. I remember my grandmother used to use this all of the time. When I opened the compact and inhaled the unmistakeable aroma of this powder I was instantly transported back to my childhood and reminded of my beautiful nan powdering her nose.
It's hard to believe that this powder has been around since the late 1960's and is considered a vintage beauty secret by those in the know.
The formula of this powder is natural walnut and the ingredients are designed to give a long lasting flawless finish without clogging up pores. Corn Silk's mineral rich formulation absorbs excess oil and helps to avoid break outs.
The powder comes in a vintage style compact, which is quite sturdy.
On the second photograph you can see that I have fluffed up the powder with a brush so that you see the texture. I was very surprised when I ran my finger over the powder that it didn't feel smooth like most powders, it has quite a grainy texture to it. However, when brushed onto the skin it feels really smooth. The powder gives excellent coverage over spots and blemishes, there is no caking whatsoever. There is no hint of orange at all to the powder and it doesn't oxidise or look at all ashy. The only negative I found is that it has a very strong aroma in the compact, as soon as you open it the 'old fashioned' powder fragrance hits you, although once applied the fragrance disappears.
If you are looking for an affordable powder to keep shine at bay or to cover break outs and blemishes then Corn Silk is for you.
Corn Silk is available as a pressed or a loose powder and you can choose the Original Satin or Semi-Matt finish.
Corn Silk is available in most Boots stores and other leading pharmacies from just £7.40 One thing I have found is that Boots do not stock this product near their make up ranges, you can usually find it near their skin care displays.