Great setting powder, works great on my Mac NW20 skin. I pressed some of mine into a pan and use it much more often now.
I've been using ELF HD powder for awhile now and after reading all the rave reviews on Ben Nye I decided I had to try it. So glad I did! IT IS AMAZING ladies. PERFECT SOFT MATTE NATURAL LOOKING POWDER! You get a ton for $8 at Frankel's in Houston. Definitely HG powder and I will be trying other Ben Nye products thanks to MUA!
You wouldn't think it would be difficult to find a neutral pale loose powder for NC/NW15 skin. But thanks to reviewers on here I finally have. Cameo is my perfect colour.
Cheap, £6.25 for 47gms. Screenface sell it in the UK.
Coverage - not too sheer not too heavy
Combines/blends with the skin quickly so you don't look too chalky
Does seem to provide some oil control
Doesn't oxidise like so many do
You can reapply later in the day and it looks fine
Container is a pain, need to decant it into another and not suitable for makeup bag
Hard to get hold of
It doesn't do anything else, doesn't moisturise, dry the skin, have anti ageing ingredients etc etc but it provides the correct level of coverage without looking chalky or you've over done it. I think this is HG.
I have posted this on the general review thread for all colours in this range but I thought I'd add it here to help other pale people.
I actually purchased this product in error - I was trying to get the one that was more pink to make my own setting powder for concealer. Unfortunately it didn't really work. It has been in my shelf for over a year and I just started using it again after reading reviews on the other shades of luxury powder. If you use too heavy of a hand, this goes on quite powdery although it is very finely milled. The amazing thing about this powder is how long it controls oil! I am usually a greaseball by the time I get to work in the morning but I can get past lunch without blotting with this powder, and today I didn't even need to blot at all. This is actually the best powder ive tried for keeping oil at bay, and also doesnt dry out my skin. The only down side is the packaging - kind of like a mini baby powder shaker, and a lot of product comes out at once. I use a separate dish to swirl.
For reference, I am NC 20 (but more neutral-olive) and I do not find that this looks pink or ashy on me.
This is the only powder I use on my face. It's perfect for setting concealer and providing a good base for blush. At the same time, it is not obvious that I am wearing powder. I have pale, fair skin and pink undertones rather than yellow so this suits perfectly. No white cast or anything like that. Finely milled. I seem to remember it being extremely cheap for a very large jar. All you need to do really is find a different receptacle. I just got rid of my old powder and poured this into the jar which housed it. That jar has a wider mouth, the mouth is also set into the jar rather than sitting on top, so I don't lose product.
This is my absolute HG loose powder. After trying the Banana Visage Poudre and finding the color a little too yellow for my fair skin, I ordered the Cameo (and also the Fair Translucent). To all my fellow pale and proud people, THIS IS IT! Ben Nye knows how to make 'em. This has just a hint of flesh tone color that blends in undetectably on my skin. It's an amazing mattifier like all Ben Nye powders I've found, even over my moisturizer AND sunscreen. It stays put, doesn't dry my skin out, and is fragrance-free. As a side note though, it does contain parabens like most Ben Nye products, so if that bothers you, be wary. I'm absolutely in love with this powder and totally believe it's worth it. It adds that put-together and finished look on my skin without breaking the bank, either! 3 oz. of this stuff for $10. It will probably last me almost 2 years. The packaging is annoying, so I pour it into a separate pot and use a kabuki brush. AMAZING! This Cameo Visage is very very similar to the Fair Translucent- the only differences I can see between them is that the Fair is slightly more pigmented (almost undetectable), and may not be as finely milled as the Cameo Visage. The Fair doesn't contain corn starch like the Cameo, and comes with .5 oz. more in the bottle. That's about it. I love the Cameo so very much and will repurchase time and time again.
Ingredients: Talc, Zinc Stearate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Silica, Cl No. 77489, 77491, 77492, 77499 (Iron Oxides), Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.