Chambor Silver Shadow compact 'RR2 Rose Pale' REVIEW

hi everyone!

Today I am reviewing a product that has become a must-have for me – Chambor Silver shadow powder compact in shade #RR2 Rose Pale.

Price : Rs 725 for compact + refill pan

Quantity: 16 g x 2 = 32 g

Chambor silver shadow compact :Image from website

Info from the Chambor website:

“A compact is a must have for all women of today & Chambor Brings to you Silver Shadow – a magical compact which will give you the flawless finish required in a jiffy.

Chambor Silver Shadow is made up of Translucent Loose Powder which has excellent blending ability, smooth application & gives a silky feel; it also gives a healthy, flawless look.

Ingredients: Vitamin A & E

  • Gives a matte finish
  • Allows make up to stay longer
  • Fresh look in 2 minutes
  • Hides minor skin blemishes
  • Convenient to carry
  • Water resistant – Long Lasting
  • Non-Comodogenic
  • No animal ingredients
  • Dermatologist & Ophthalmologist Tested”

Ingredients : List of ingredients is printed on the backside of the cardboard box it comes is –

Chambor silver shadow compact :ingredient list

Packaging:  The compact comes in a dark blue and white cardboard box which contains a refill pan as well. The casing of the compact itself is very beautiful and classy. It is navy blue/silver  triangular shaped with the trademark chambor rose on the top side and the name, shade and quantity on the underside.  It has a tiny hole at its underside. By inserting a pin through this hole, the used pan can be removed and replaced by the refill pan. the refill pan comes in a transparent polythene cover, further wrapped in a card sheet envelope and a foam-like sheet. It comes with a good quality mirror and a round  puff type applicator. Application is easy and typical of any other compact powder.

Chambor silver shadow compact : Outer cardboard cover

Chambor silver shadow compact

Chambor silver shadow compact with refill pan

Chambor silver shadow compact with refill pan

Texture : It is a compact pressed powder and feels silky and smooth to touch. It it not chalky or loose compressed. It blends very well when applied on the face and gives a smooth, matte look.  The powder has a mild fragrance which  disappears when applied the face.

Chambor silver shadow compact with puff

Coverage: Being a compact, it gives sheer coverage and hides my blemishes and pigmentation to some extent. Can be used alone or over foundation. Very little quantity is required to cover the whole face and neck. On a daily basis, I just use this over my moisturizer and I’m good to go. However, in winters, if I do not moisturize well, it tends to highlight the dry patches on my face but that is something any powder would do.

Chambor silver shadow compact : swatch- swiped and blended

Staying power: I have a very oily T-zone and inner cheeks and it controls oil effectively upto 4-5  hours  and even after travelling and being out in the sun, my face retains a fresh look. It is oil free and non-comodogenic and hasn’t broken out my sensitive/acne prone/combination skin at all. It does not contain SPF though.

Shade selection : It comes in 4 shades : from lightest- RR1 Ivoire , RR2 Rose Pale , RR3 Sable , RR5 Noisette. I feel the shade selection is quite limited especially for duskier skin tones. I am NC 37/40 in MAC and I was matched with RR5 by one SA and RR2 by another. RR2 and RR3 shades are almost similar except that RR2 has a pinkish undertone whereas RR3 has a yellowish undertone. My mum is NC41 and uses the RR5 shade.

Though the SA was convinced RR2 is the shade for me, I applied RR2 and RR3 on one half of my face each at the counter and 4 hours later when I came home, my skin still looked quite fresh and though the shades looked very similar on my face, I went ahead with the RR2 because of the pinkish undertone.

The GOOD about Chambor Silver Shadow compact powder :

1. Smooth silky texture, is not chalky or too powdery

2. Blends beautifully on the skin with minimal effort

3. Controls oil and gives fresh look to face for 4-5 hours

4. Non comodogenic and oil free- hasn’t broken me out at all.

5.  Little quantity is required- comes with a refill pan and thus will last a long time. 32 g quantity and quality at this price is justified

6. Sturdy and classy packaging.  Comes with a mirror and good quality puff for application. It is something I would like to carry in my purse and like to do touch ups with when I’m in company 😛

7. Can be worn alone over moisturizer or with foundation- works perfectly well either way

8. Water resistant- this claim is true, even after being out in the sun and sweating a little, my face still looked fresh and matte.

9. No animal ingredients and complete list of ingredients given.

10. Dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested.

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Chambor Silver Shadow compact powder:

1. No SPF

2. Limited shade selection especially for duskier skin tones.

3. Contains parabens.

4. The mild fragrance might not be liked by some people.

Final verdict : It is great compact for daily wear especially for oily/combination skinned ladies who don’t wear foundation everyday but need something for slight coverage and smooth matte look. It is oil free, does not clog pores and controls oil upto 4-5 hours. The packaging is sturdy, easy to carry and classy looking.

One package (Compact +refill pan) will last a long time as very little is required for entire face and neck. The price might ‘feel’ steep if compared to Maybelline white stay and Lakme perfect radiance compacts but I’d rate this compact better than the others in terms of value for money- at least in case of  Maybelline whitestay UV (which I have used and hit pan).Moreover, it contains a lot of product 16 g x 2 i.e 32 g whereas the other ones contain about 8 g of product.

Will I repurchase this? This pack will last me 4-5 months easily but when it gets over, I will !

Rating : 4.25/5 (for reasons listed above)

Have you tried the Chambor silver shadow compact? Which is your favorite compact powder?

Let me know your comments by replying below.


Posted on February 5, 2011, in Chambor, Face, Product Reviews and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. sounds fair…
    n which nail paint ?? pretty 1,,,

    • Thanks Bhumika! Its ‘orange alert’ from Lotus actually don’t like it that much..its looks like hanumanji ka teeka orange. A burnt orange shade would have been nicer. I think Revlon also has anorange shade called ‘Siren’.

  2. I own this … and pretty satisfied with the results 🙂 Nice review

  3. Hey,do they have this refill with compact free everywhere.? ?

    • Yes Kamini its part of the product. Though I don’t think its actually free cos the price of the product is Rs 725. Its just inclusive of the price, the SAs use the work ‘free’ to lure customers. But its really great..I’ve been using it everyday since 4-5 months and my first pan has hardly gone down to half!

  4. Oh tat’s awesome den 🙂 and you are really prety loveeeed your cheeks in that pink look post 🙂 thank you i’ll check this out

  5. Could you suggest if i should go for studio fix from MAC or other options which i must check out

    • If you want to go for MAC nothing like it. Do give a try to Mineralize Skin Finish(MSF) or MAC Studio careblend pressed powder also along with Studio fix. MSF is very popular and I was planning on trying it myself sometime. But it will cost you almost twice the price of the Chambor one. If you are not going for MAC then go for the Chambor one. I’ve been using it and I love the product!

  6. I bought the faces compact yesterday because it gave a good finish Because chambor one was not available in my match.:-( oh yes i am very much willing to try MAC as i am not a foundation person on a regular basis.The price is okay if it would last me atleast 8 months.? Just confused whether to go for MSF or careblend? My skin is normal to dry.Its gonna be my first MAC. purchase.:-)

    • How much did the Faces one cost? Faces is getting a lot of positive reviews these days! The MAC MUA can tell you best what will suit your skin Kamini. You should apply both to either half of your face and roam around in the mall for 3-4 hours and see how it stays on your skin. I’ve known both dry skinned and oily skinned people using MSF and loving it. MSF has very tiny shimmer that gives a glow to the face. Careblend has a slight creamy consistency. Where do you stay btw?

  7. Oh dint know that 🙂 thank you 🙂 Faces one is priced 345..For 11 gms..I got it in honey beige..This also had tiny subtle shimmer which give glow.It gives very sheer coverage,and best thing is suits my skin.I actually wanna explore their range.:)i have the eyepencils which are awesome,blush which is too good if you happen to check do see thulian pink (light)blush . I got it for 230.I can tell you i liked it more than the colorbar ones(I love colorbar blushes).The blush is so so good,and you get 8gms of it.Frost finish but not shimmery,even after it fades after 4 5 hours there is a glow,no patchiness.Have used it more than 15 times now.So sorry for such a long comment 😦 😦 i really love love that blush,dint check other colors.
    I am basically from Mumbai but here in bangalore since 8years 🙂 what about you ? And thanks for answering my query so well 🙂 🙂

    • You’re welcome Kamini. I’ve heard a lot about the Faces eye pencils..planning on getting the navy one soon. I like my Colorbar blushes too…will check out Thulian pink. Currently I’m loving Lakme cheek artist ‘Kiss of a rose’ cream blush. I’ve heard Faces lipsticks are also very creamy texture-wise. I’m from Bhopal but staying in Mumbai since the past 3 years. And as for the comment, I appreciate long comments 🙂

  8. And i got the compact for 315 being a green card member at pantaloons 🙂

  9. I loveeee your cheeks 😀

  10. 🙂 oh yes go check out on friday.:) they have some offers too on purchas of 2 lippies you get nail polish and eyepencil free.! And a host of other offers too.:) happy shopping 🙂 and let me know how you find them 🙂 i’ll check lakme cheek artist 🙂

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