I bought this since I was not able to afford MUFE HD Microfinishing powder so I bought this in replacement. I honestly was not expecting good quality out of this but it did its job in mattifying my foundation. Using Naked foundation by Urban Decay, I prime conceal and apply :) once my routine is done, I apply the powder with a big brush and it did its job! Made my makeup pretty matte and stayed on for a good long while, for about 8 hours in my case with very little touching up.
My Issues: the SPONGE is a nuisance. Why is it there? I personally know nobody who would use the sponge since majority of my MUA friends are always using brushes. I would be happier if it was a full package like the E.L.F. blushes or the complexion kit.
Other than my issues, I love this product in all but I can tell some people are not satisfied. I use only one layer of foundation and one coating of powder and it lasted me a good long while. I'd experiment and make an update status.
I would buy this again, I would be happy if there was more product in place of the sponge.
One of the few powders I've completely used up. Great for touch-ups throughout the day. Never made me look cakey or dull.
I have mixed feelings about this powder. I have dry-to-normal skin and so can't comment on how well this fares against oil - I use it just to take away the shine of my foundation on my T-zone. Originally I really liked it, and I still do, my main issue is that it gets used up SO quickly. I don't re-apply throughout the day and even just with one application in the morning one compact of this will only last me about a month. Maybe I'm picky but as someone who doesn't have oily skin that isn't a long time! Would repurchase as I like the product itself but I'll stick with something that lasts a bit longer right now.
I have been using this for about a week and like other customers, my only complaint is the sponge. I don't think you could even call it a complaint, more of just a irritant. I apply a BB creme all over my skin first, and then a concealer to my "ikk" spots first (i'm a red head) and then I apply this all over my face and everything blends in quite nice. It keeps me oil free all day. I throw it in my purse just so I have it but have yet to remember it's there because I haven't had oil issues. I have combo skin so my oil output depends on the time of the month. Overall I am quite happy with this and I will use it again :)
Overall, I found this product to be a great value for the price.
I mostly use this pressed powder for touch-ups during the day to control shine. I have medium-brown skin and I found that it seems to work well on me as long as I don't over apply it (in which case it starts to look a bit chalky). However, it's fairly easy to blend in or wipe off so that isn't much of a problem. I really like the packaging, and as other reviewers pointed out, it looks sleek and a lot more expensive than it actually is.
My biggest complaint with this product is the sponge that it comes with. I find it to be a bit thin and I wish it were thicker and of better quality. However, for the price of this powder, that certainly isn't something that would keep me from purchasing this again. Overall, I think that this is a great value for the price and I will definitely be purchasing a few more to leave at my office and in my purse.
I love this! i have super oily skin that needed to be blotted every few minutes and retouched every one hour or so. everyday, i have to walk to campus under hot weather and the oil+sweat combination always messed up my make up by the time i reach my campus.
This product is different though,. it definetely makes my face stay matte for longer time. i still need a few retouching throughout the day but now i dont need to do it as often as i did. when my face starts to get oily, just one swipe of this powder and i get my fresh, morning look back.
i dont wear any foundation with this. i just apply it after my moisturizer (but its just me. foundations never works for me, they always makes my face more oily)
overall, this is a really good product for those with oily skin and i would definetely buy it again :-)
A pretty good mattifying powder overall. It absorbs oil really nicely. But the only problem I have is that its NOT 100% translucent. This will obviously be a problem for people with darker complexion. It does have a little bit of color to it. If you have a lighter complexion I don't think you will have much to worry about. But from my experience, when I applied this to my oily areas it made that area a tad bit lighter. But it doesnt bother me too much. So if you do have a darker complexion like me, definitely be more cautious when you apply this to your skin. Overall I think it's an alright product. But I would not buy this again since it's not translucent.
For my first foray into E.L.F. products, I went in search of the HD loose powder at my local KMart. Alas, they didn't carry it, so I went for this instead. I am very fair, and so far, I anticipate that I will only be using this under my eyes and on my t-zone, since the applicator is so tiny. The packaging is beautiful for such an inexpensive product. I was surprised at how translucent the powder applies since it looks orange-y in the pan. Overall, this is a decent purchase, and I may even keep it around when the powder is gone for the mirror, but otherwise, I'll keep looking.
The packaging is great. This is a decent quality product on a budget. It does what a good drugstore powder should do, but at maybe a third of the price. Some people seem to say it turns orange, but I find that it only gets a little bit darker over the course of a few hours...this is true only in the summer. I guess our body chemistry is different through the seasons. The only gripe I have about it is that it's so small. It's about half the product that most other brands give.
I really like this powder, it definitely mattifies my face. I wouldn't say it completely controls the oil because I am just a super oily person, but it makes it appear less oily. I don't know if it's just my skin tone, but I definitely don't have a problem with the color like some other people do. I have fair-medium skin and it wasn't a problem for me, it looks pretty translucent. Sometimes I'll just wear it alone and its touch of pigment gives a tiny bit of coverage that is nice, but I see how that can be problematic for those who have deeper skin tones.