I was initially going to rush out a post on this brand new product as soon as I received it but having had it and used it for a couple of weeks now I’m glad I didn’t. I immediately loved the concept and my first impressions would have been positively glowing but not many products are perfect and I’ve since discovered some less than great features.
Firstly I don’t feel like it does much for my pores.. this doesn’t bother me but it might bother you since it claims to do something similar to the Porefessional primer. Shine wise it does about the same as any other powder.. knocks off that sheen to start off with but the oil makes its way through by lunch.. again this isn’t a deal breaker for me but the packaging does suggest it would be better than your average in that department too. I’m not a big loose powder fan generally but this seems to be a less messy way of doing it, twist open and shake out.. the less positive note here would be that you can’t pour it back in if you overestimate how much you need. Lastly the brush that comes with it is not fit for purpose, too dense and can lead to a cakey finish.. not ideal.
Now we’re done with the negatives let me tell you why I love Agent Zero Shine. It’s PERFECT for travel or keeping in your bag.. impossibly to smash like a regular compact and entirely self contained. Exactly what you need for touch ups on the go and the brush twists out of the bottom, the powder goes in the cap and then it all goes back away within itself. Just awesome. Like I say my only tip would be to go lightly with the brush as it’s quite a heavy powder in my experience. If I am using this to set my makeup at the start of the day I like to get out a duo fibre brush for a lighter application.
It’s not a powder I will reach for on a day to day basis but it’s the one I will be carrying in my bag from now on