Shake That Shine Off With Antipodes’ Performance Plus Skin-Brightening Mineral Finishing Powder

Antipodes Performance Plus Skin-Brightening Mineral Finishing Powder

Out of the many drugstore brands there are in Australia, well I don’t know if it’s just me, but Antipodes sure is an underrated one. I’m surprised that not a lot of people have heard about the brand. They have really good products! I love their Juliet Skin-Brightening Gel Cleanser, their Grapeseed Butter Cleanser is comparable to the very expensive one by Eve Lom and their moisturisers are more than decent.

Yet funny enough that I should say that because I absolutely had no idea that Antipodes doesn’t just do skincare. They have a small makeup range too! I had the opportunity to try out their translucent Performance Plus Skin-Brightening Mineral Finishing Powder (otherwise known as a loose powder) and I must say, it’s one of the best loose powders I’ve encountered in a long time.

Antipodes Performance Plus Skin-Brightening Mineral Finishing Powder

First of all, it comes in a no-nonsense packaging. Even though the silver lid is a fingerprint-magnet, it’s light and easy to use. The adjustable sifter is what sold me to this loose powder. Most loose powders I’ve tried comes with a conventional sifter that is either covered with sticky tape or a powder puff. This loose powder doesn’t come with a powder puff, but that’s not a problem for me because I don’t use one to apply the powder anyway. Once you remove the seal off the sifter, you can turn the plastic cover to close the holes without needing to keep the sticky seal it came with. A lot of high-end loose powders don’t even come with this.

Antipodes Performance Plus Skin-Brightening Mineral Finishing Powder

Here’s how I apply the powder. I’ll expose a couple of holes of the sifter with the adjustable lid, shake a wee bit of powder onto the lid, swirl my fluffy face brush on the lid and apply it on my skin. This way, I control the amount of powder that is applied onto my skin.

Antipodes Performance Plus Skin-Brightening Mineral Finishing Powder Ingredients

Let’s talk about the actual powder. The translucent powder is ivory, almost white but when applied on the skin, it disappears with it, leaving a matte finish on the skin. It makes the skin almost seem satin and not very matte, which is what I love about loose/compact setting powders. The powder is very finely milled and is of great quality.

Antipodes Performance Plus Skin-Brightening Mineral Finishing Powder

What I love about the powder is that while it leaves a matte finish on the skin, it’s only a thin veil. It doesn’t make my skin look cakey and unnatural. Better yet, it doesn’t sink into my fine lines and exacerbate their appearance.

Antipodes Performance Plus Skin-Brightening Mineral Finishing Powder Swatch

All in all, this is a stand-up translucent loose powder. If you’re on the market for a loose powder, I cannot recommend this enough. The quality is beyond many high-end powders I’ve tried. Plus, as you’ll only need so little per application, one 13g jar will last you a long time.

The Antipodes Performance Plus Skin-Brightening Mineral Finishing Powder retails at AU$39.95 for 13g and is available at David Jones, selected pharmacies (I haven’t seen this at all Priceline stores even though they stock the skincare range) and health supplies stores nationwide.

What I like about it: Excellent quality of powder, has an adjustable sifter that not only controls the amount of the powder to use but also to prevent spillage.

What I do not like about it: The silver lid is a fingerprint-magnet.

Have you tried this or any of the makeup range by Antipodes? Your thoughts? Yay or nay? If you do use loose powders, which one’s your favourite?

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10 comments… add one
  1. LeGeeque

    I love the cleansing balm. Awesome stuff. I’d be keen to try this powder simply because of how travel-friendly it is! Will keep an eye out for it 🙂

    1. Tine

      I wouldn’t say the size is travel-friendly but the swiveling cap thing definitely makes it easier to bring around or even to just use at home. I can’t stand those sticky seals and almost always remove them. And then I regret getting rid of them because of the powder flying everywhere. Ugh.

  2. Robert C.

    Is that a hakuhodo J110 brush I see haha. I’m suprised that Antipodes (till this day don’t know how to properly pronounce it – I read it as antipods) do make-up, thought they only do skincare.. not sure if the makeup range is available in the uk though. I like that it has an adjustable sifter. More often than not I always fully remove the plastic covering the holes and uhhh the mess.
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    1. Antipodes Nature

      Thanks for sharing the love of Antipodes Translucent Skin-Brightening Mineral Finishing Powder Tine! This translucent powder maximises the length of time your makeup stays on, and minimises unwelcome shine and open pores by refining your complexion with a perfect matte finish. We all love it here at Antipodes HQ!

      If you are in the UK you can purchase the Makeup at:
      We also have lots of requests on how to pronounce Antipodes, so here it is!

      1. Robert C

        Thanks for the link! Didn’t even know feel unique stock antipodes, I’ll definitely check it out 😀
        (p.s: I now know the correct way to pronounce antipodes hahaha)
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  3. Shamim de Varax

    don’t know why I never tried antipodes when I was in Melbourne. heard lots of good stuff about their cleansers.
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    1. Tine

      Their Juliet cleanser is really good!

  4. Beauty Box

    I’m a huge fan of their skincare so will def check this loose powder out when I’m next down under 😉
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    1. Tine

      Oh yes do check it out. Oh oh and check out their lipsticks too. They’re surprisingly good!

  5. Lyn

    I have only recently tried the Antipodes Mineral Finishing Powder. I love it! I’ve tried so many finishing powders. Everything from high end to the supermarket brands. This is the best by far. The powder is so fine and is lovely on the skin. Finally it is so convenient to use. Couldn’t recommend it more.

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