Discontinued back in 2010, this is a product that has a large underground following - something I only realised when it began to appear in nearly every conversation I had with a Lush fan. While it's not an essential product, it is one that can easily slip into your daily routine - something I found with both this and the Karma Dusting Powder.
Despite my German edition, I know that the words displayed across the front of this product read as 'Dusting Powder with iridescent & golden sparkles and a tantalisingly fluffy fragrance.' Lush describe it as possessing the scent of sweet shops and while I can see the comparison, I think this latter description sells it a little short.
One of the things that initially attracted me to this dusting powder was that it shares it's scent with the popular Snow Fairy Shower Gel. Yet what I love about this powder is that the smell it gives off is far more mature and musky smelling than the aforementioned product. It still has the sugary-sweet candy floss element to it, but alongside this is a more sophisticated, powdery element.
Candy Fluff is a rather strong-scented dusting powder but not too overpowering that it becomes unpleasant. To use this product, simply shake into the palm of your hand and then rub into your skin. You can also apply it directly onto any areas you wish to, although I found that this can cause a lot of the powder to fall off and get onto your clothes and/or carpet. You only need a small amount to cover your whole body - I found a teaspoon amount was more than enough each time.
The dusting powder sits beautifully on the body, immediately being absorbed into the skin so you don't have to worry about it rubbing off on any clothes you put on afterwards. The inclusion of cornflour makes this powder beautifully soft and I was very surprised to discover how instantly smooth it makes your skin. I couldn't stop stroking my arms after I had used this for the first time and I found that the condition of my skin stayed like this for the entirety of the day.
If you're looking for an all-out girly experience, you can use this in conjunction with Snow Fairy Perfume or indeed the shower gel. This dusting powder keeps it smell for a long time after application so you can use it in place of a perfume. It's perfect for a night out as it will absorb some of your sweat whilst keeping you smelling and feeling clean.
While Candy Fluff claims to contain lots of sparkle, I've not noticed that much on my skin when I apply the stuff so you're not going to end up sparkling like a Twilight vampire. To prove my point; I tend to use this powder after I've washed my bedsheets - sprinkling a generous amount on after I've made my bed so I can enjoy the smell while I'm sleeping. Having done this for the last few months, I've yet to find myself covered in lustre after the experience.
It was originally priced at £6.10 back when it was still being sold so £6.95 is a pretty reasonable price. This may sound like quite a lot for what is glorified talcum powder. However, the 80g pot that I acquired has lasted me nearly a year so far and I've only used up about half a tub.
Candy Fluff is now a firm favourite of mine - I've officially joined the club of obsessives. While it doesn't quite rank above Karma, it's a great treat after a relaxing bath and will be one I stock up on anytime Lush choose to offer it to the world.
Quantitative Ingredients: Cornstarch (Zea mays), Talc, Magnesium Carbonate, Synthetic Musk, Perfume, Benzyl Benzoate, Iridescent Sparkles (Polyethylene terephthalate & Acrylates copolymer), Golden Sparkles (Polyethylene terephthalate).
2015 Price: £6.95 for 50g.
Year Of Original Release:?
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