This compact is what I wanted the crystal one to be. I swapped it out for this pressed powder and glad I didn't give up on the lines setting powders. This still has a fine shimmer but it sets matte and I love it. Nice big mirror and the powder pulls yellow tone I have it in beach. NC 25 here. Since this is my first compact it will be trial and error to see how long it will last. It's more expensive then my Mac blot powder by like 9$ or so
I've used this powder through the whole summer because my skin was getting very sensitive and most powders out there have sunscreen or some kinda weird fragrance which i'm allerigic to. However i was never totally in love with it, first, due to the poor color selection. I"m around NC 30 and the color beach is slightly too light for me while next color is way too dark.....secondly, eventhough it has really good oil controlling power, i have to be very careful if how much i put or else my face is super powdery....sometimes i have to purposely retouch my t-zone half an hour earlier before i leave the house so that i can look more natural. The very last reason is because i find it quite drying as it goes into fall....at the end of my work some part of skin (break out) are so dry and scalpy that makes me need to wash it all off and reapply if i'm to go out later..........for reference i have combination dehydrated skin.........Another thing i need to add is the ingredients in this powder are not that great if you have sensitive or acne prone skin.........The second ingredients is corn starch which is a very cheap oil obsorbent that are mostly found in less expensive drug store powder...this is also highly acnegenic....another bad ingredient s bismuth oxychloride......if your skin is prone to itchiness u should probably stay away from this.........
perfect setting powder over my liquid foundations! this is a sheer pressed powder with very little coverage. i have normal-dry skin, often have difficulty finding powders that don't cause flaking on the drier parts of my face. This does not cake up on my face, sets my foundation perfectly and definitely increases the longevity of any foundation i have on under it. i think this powder is underrated and don't get the attention it deserves within the makeup community! for reference, i have the shade 'beach' and i am MAC nc25-30.
Love this product! It compares to my Chanel double perfection matte powder that I adore sooooo much. It's pretty much the same thing, only $5 cheaper, haha! Makes my skin look flawless. I found a better match for my skin (barcelona) than the Chanel color I was previously using. Love, love, love!
I'm giving this product 5 lippies for the color and texture. My skin is fairly dry and it does not emphasize that. Covers my pores but not my freckles (just dims them a bit). Wear time seems average for me in the humid South, and it's expensive. For me, though, it's worth it. Most people say "gosh, you're yellow for a redhead". I am. I get very tan in the summer but am very pale (but still olive) in the winter. It's a weird skintone to have and it's very difficult to match. This NARS pressed powder in Beach is the first, I think, that is actually light enough for my skin but has those olive undertones! And I've tried Lancome, Estee Lauder, Clinique... I had my heart set on only spending $25 on pressed powder -- I'm a journalist, we're poor -- but $33 was worth it.
The only other NARS products I have are a red lipstick and their Orgasm nail polish but I'm thinking about trying all their stuff now.
This is an alright powder. If possible, I'd give it a 3.5.
I really enjoy the color Beach, which is what drew me to this product in the first place. It is relatively light in level, but has a noticeable brown/olive undertone in it. This is super hard to find! I think this color would work for anyone fair-medium with these undertones because it is a sheer product.
Sometimes the powder does not apply as evenly as I would like, but I think the oil control is very good. My only wish is that it had a BIT more coverage. It is very, very sheer and I like to wear powders like this alone sometimes. I do understand that it wasn't formulated for this, so I think it will be a great fit for anyone looking for a good setting powder for foundation or TM.
Me gusta mucho como se funde con el color de mi piel, es un polvo muy fino que, bien aplicado, queda imperceptible y sella muy bien el maquillaje eliminando los brillos. La contra es que le quita un poco de luminosidad a la piel, creo que voy a seguir buscando un polvo que matifique e ilumine.
Didn't like this on my cimbination skin. It looked cakey and dry..was hoping for a miracle considering the price! Guess i'll have to go back to using mac studio fix pressed powder
Great setting powder that doesn't dry out dry skin. This does not create dry lines on dry skin. I use desert, which states it's light rose undertones to enhance medium skin tones, and this does make the coloring in my face look absolutely gorgeous. I've received two compliments this week on how great the color of my skin tone looks. There isn't enough product to justify the price but I plan on repurchasing since it's hard to find a good powder that doesn't make dry skin look bad.The staying power, and wonderful look it gives my natural medium toned skin is the only reason I would repurchase. The sponge is a joke, and extremely thin, but it's usable if necessary. I will enjoy this while it lasts because Nars doesn't have anything else for medium tones with pink undertones.
EDIT: In the summer, my face was sweaty and my makeup was too shiny from walking 15 minutes on campus, in the South. This made it look fresh, cool, and absorbed the excess while giving a perfect matte finish. I didn't have to reapply foundation or anything. This is a miracle in humid southern weather!!
A perfect powder compact but I do like using a brush. Like most pressed powders it goes on more lightly than the loose version, but sometimes that is just what is needed. Eden is wonderfully yellow-toned for my olive skin.