24 June 2015

Twinkle Toes Dusting Powder

Let's be honest - when this foot dusting powder first made itself known, most long-time Lush fans would have assumed (and probably hoped) that the powder shared its scent with the bath bomb of the same same. First released in 2005, Twinkle was a small ballistic that boasted the American Cream fragrance - a sweet, decadent strawberry scent that would have worked really well in a powder format.

Unfortunately, an initial sniff revealed straight away that the powder shared nothing in common with the bath bomb aside from its title - a factor that has had its advantages as well as its disadvantages...

Featuring key ingredients to leave your feet smelling and looking like royalty, Twinkle Toes is designed to aid those with feet that need a little refreshment. Whether used after a long day at work or after a heavy workout session, this dusting powder has been designed to not only banish nasty smells and prevent recurring odours, but keep your feet soft and dry for the most part of the day.

Like most of Lush's dusting powders, this one features kaolin and sodium bicarbonate - the former to cleanse and soften while absorbing excess moisture, the latter to deodorise the feet and leave them feeling smooth. Twinkle Toes also features moringa powder which contains natural amino acids and antioxidants that repair and maintain the skin - improving the condition of the feet and leaving them ready to face the day ahead.

Neroli and geranium make up most of the fragrance in this product. These ingredients create a sweet, very creamy floral aroma - one that reminds me a little of Furze. This comparison is not because the products share the same scent, but because they both present a combination of sweet, creamy and floral. Annoyingly, this dusting powder shares its fragrance with another product that I have had from Lush before and it took me a long while to figure out what it was.  Despite not having anything in common ingredients wise, this dusting powder smells very much like Blousey Shampoo - a sweet, starchy aroma that does play homage to bananas slightly, even though there are none present in the ingredients list.

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.

Much like every other dusting powder, this one 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. What you are left with is soft, beautiful skin with a very light and not very obvious sparkle which is thanks to the small amount of lustre that is present in the product.

On the feet, Twinkle Toes becomes a much more grassier-smelling powder and does well to eradicate any smells that may be present. Unfortunately, the scent of this is not very withstanding and it had all but evaporated 30 minutes after applying it to my skin. While it may not work on severe cases of sweaty, smell feet, it definitely worked on general day-to-day grafting and I will continue to use this daily, now that the weather is far warmer.

Quantitative Ingredients: Kaolin, Sodium Bicarbonate, Magnesium Trisilicate, Lycopodium Powder, Moringa Powder (Moringa pterygosperma), Perfume, Benzoin Resinoid (Styrax tonkinensis pierre), Geranium Oil (Pelargonium graveolens), Bay Oil (Pimenta racemosa), Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia), Benzyl Benzoate, Lilial, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Colour 77947.

Vegan?: Yes.

2015 Price: £5.95 for 45g.

Year Of Original Release: 2015. 


  1. I like this powder very much! In Austria we have "Eibischteig" (literally: marshmallow dough) - and Twinkle Toes smells exactly like this :)

  2. It smells like Rose Bombshell!

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