LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! COULD NOT LIVE WITHOUT THIS POWDER!
I have used nearly all high end powders (chanel, bobbie brown, mac, la mer) and this is BY FAR the best!
THe only down side is that the included brush is not good, but that is irrelevant as I have a mac 187 brush which is perfect for it!
It melts into the skin amazingly leaving an absolutely floorless and natural finish.
It has the lightest hint of coverage, which is all I need as I use to over tinted moisturiser to deal with shine.
I have acne prone skin and, as will all clinique, it has never broken me out.
I'm reviewing this product specifically for setting concealer under the eyes. I can't compare it to the Benefit Powderflage b/c I haven't tried it, but here's what I think.
Pros: A lot of product for the money, very finely milled, has a slight brightening/concealing effect, comes with a travel brush which isn't the best overall brush BUT you can pack it with powder and stick it in your purse which is pretty cool
Cons: Cakes a bit under the eyes in fine lines BUT I did some research and found a cheap way to fix this.
The main differences b/t this and the Powderflage (from what I've read) is 1) no silica, which causes more caking 2) color 02 is the closest to Powderflage, but slightly too dark 3) no reflective particles. You can fix 2 of these problems by mixing it with the ELF HD Powder! ELF HD Powder is mostly silica and the fact that it is bright white lightens the shade a little bit. The recommendation I found was about 75/25 Clinique to ELF but I like 50/50.
SO, you can pay $28 for 38g of this mix or you can pay $28 for 3.2g and get the reflective particles. I don't know about you guys, but I'm on a budget!
This product is heaven in a bottle. It goes over any foundation, and setting powder it is the HG of all times. This product is at an extremely reasonable price and for the amount of product you get I would say its a win. I use this product over my estee lauder double wear sometimes and its beautiful. If angelina and brad had another baby it would be this ten times. It basically blends your foundation and skin so smoothly.. great product
I love Clinique products and this is one of my top favourites!!
I have oily skin and this controlled the shine completly.My shade is transparency 4 but my mom gave it to me because she fornd a nicer shade for her skin but it was expensive. I only wish it was matte and it came in pressed form!(i think it might but ill look it up)
first time i saw this product, i thinked about how pricey it is. Until i saw my dermatologist. She spelled three powder brands that's good for me to use. Clinique is one of them. But, clinique is the one with the highest price, so i just bought the others. Untill my mother decided to use it! I saw her skin glows naturally. And when she applied it, i saw it blends so easily even when my mother use a very sticky cream face! (just like it's name). I was so amazed so that i decided to give it a try. It much better than my last powder (it's more expensive anyway). It's a little bit pricey, but believe me it worthed! It's so easy to use. I spread it all over my face effotrlessly. You can use it a bit for your entire face. I use one package of this powder for months. Glad to know this powder =)
update : 3/29/2013
first : i'm still using this powder now. still love it
second : just know it's not paraben free. buat that's not a problem due to it's benefits for me. but for you who's looking paraben-free product, you'd better leave this.
i use this over my double wear light foundation to set my makeup when i go out on special occasions basically when i know photos will taken because it is the only loose powder i have tried that does not flash back or give that white cast in photos and that does not break me out. The shade i have got is invisible blend. I gives a tiny bit of a color even though it is supposed to be translucent but does not change your foundation color nearly at all just very slightly. The only reason i give this a four is because it does not control my oily t zone that well i have combo skin oily t zone and very dry on the rest of my face. It does not show up any of my dry patches but for oil control they are much better powders around.
Look at the reviews just for "oily" skin and you see we oily girls like it! People with dry skin don't seem to be fans. I have oily, tan skin and ride my bike everyday so shine control is a big issue for me. I wanted something transparent so I don't have to worry about matching my skintone during winter or summer.
At $25 (Canada) for 34 grams I don't know why people are saying this is $$$! You get so much for your dollar!
I've been using this stuff lately just over a tinted moisturizer and it helps reduce the appearance of pores, fine lines and bumps! It's melts into your skin! It keeps shine at bay for a good while but after a while it returns. Can't blame it, I bike and walk every where in this heat!
Goodbye foundation hello Clinique loose powder!
My parents bought me this in 02 for Xmas. There was a youtube video that states that it's similar to BeneFit Powderflage dupe. Being that you get very little with Powderflage and with this you get a lot more. That being said I do use it under my eyes as it does help brighten it up. The sad part is that this powder does not last all day. I am pretty greasy by the end of the day with it (even with touch ups with another powder). Not only that but it causes my concealer to get a little bit cakey at work (outside of work it does not do this as bad; I think the air at work is very drying). So I'm on the fence. On one hand it's nice and brightens my skin. On the other I'm oily and it doesn't last all day. I put a "no" for re-buying but we'll see with time if I do or not.
2/18/12 update: I really don't use this much. The powder is cakey on my skin (which is dry) and just makes everything worse. I tried patting it on with a powder poof and that seemed to help keep the caking down. A youtuber claimed this was a dupe for Benefit Powderflage. I have not tried Powderflage but I doubt this is a dupe. It only slightly brightens under the eyes (or maybe I'm too pale?) and doesn't seem to help too much. I don't know what I'm doing wrong but powder this powder hates my skin.
It's just ok. Not great, not bad,just average. It did last a long time, but I have never felt the urge to repurchase it, and I never will.
This was my first Clinique purchase. This powder is okay, but I don't think it's any better than the cheaper options. It gives sheer coverage that lasts for a few hours and helps keep shine and oil away.