It is a good powder foundation. It is very smooth and silky and it is not cakey at all on your face no matter how dry your skin is. The coverage is fairly light so I only wear it when I don't feel like heavy makeup or use it as a retouch. The sponge supplied is not good at all so using a brush will give you a much better finish. The only downside is, the compact dries out very quick, I used it for about 5 months and with no dropping or anything the whold compact just fell into pieces. So at the end, I grounded all of the pieces and use it as a loose powder.
One of the best powder foundations I have used. My only issue is that I can't find a perfect color match. I use it in 04, which is close enough, however, its a little on the yellow side (I find the majority of their colors are a little yellow). It's almost perfect, but not quite. It goes on smooth, sinks into my skin immediately, and lasts all day. I have combination skin with an oily t-zone and even in the summer this will last 6 or so hours before I need to use any blotting paper. I use this over a moisturized and primed face, and generally use it wet (kabuki brush with evian mineral water spritz). I like full coverage, and this can provide that, however, if you prefer something more sheer that can be achieved as well. Of all the powder foundations I have used this is one of the top two (neck in neck with dolce and gabbana powder foundation). The packaging is ok, not great, but not bad either. I plan to continue to purchase.
This was the first powder foundation i have ever purchased, because i have scars to cover up so i usually go for medium to full coverage foundations. I recently came to the realization that it is okay for skin to show through makeup so i opted for this compact at the GA counter. My opinion might short-sighted lol
The color i got was in 6 The color was not totally right was slightly pink (my skin has absolutely no pink in it.. if possible lol) I piled that powder on so the color was saturated
The powder glides on face (with the sponge it comes with) Initially face looks smooth. My hyperpigmentation scars showed through, so with clean shadow brush picked up some powder and spot corrected (not smart haha) Has that pretty 'powdery veil' look.
With in an hour i get oily, just a fact of my life lol
The powder sinked into my skin, looked like i was wearing a light cream foundation EXCEPT on the spots where i corrected hahahaa the spots looked like greyish/dark yellow splotches on my face!
I treated the powder like it was a cream foundation (not its proper function). I gave it another shot, i applied two EVEN coats with hyperpigmentaion slightly showing through. after it sank in. i got coplemented by more than one person "wow ur skin looks waaay better. What hav u done?" They did not realize i had on makeup. It was initially a bruise to my ego but then i looked at it a different way "Hell, i had on makeup that doznt look at all like im wherering something"
It is pricey for most people, but in reality by comparing it to other designer makeup its priced fairly
This is an HG product for me. Shade 3.5 is a very good match for my light Asian complexion. It doesn't look powdery, sink into pores or break me out. For a powder, it does a good job of hiding the red patches on my skin. Also does a decent job of oil control. Even though the price is outrageous, I'll buy it again.
-pafume smell-cant stand it
-broke out like crazy :(
not gonna buy again
I have bought this powder specially for the summer time, as I do not want to look cakey and powder works better for me when temperatures are hight. Also it has high sun protection, which is great. Texture is so silky and blends like heaven. Coverage is light to medium, depending on the amount of product you use (less coverage compared to Mac studio fix, however, this one has not broke me out while Studio fix irritated my skin sooo much). Price is quite high, but I will repurchase anyway as it is worth it. Color range could be improved (colors are great but not enough to fit many skin tones), that is why I have given 4 lippies.
I love this powder. Its very silky and finely milled. I had actually bought the T. LeClerc famed powder first at Barney's. And then I looked at it, and it just looked like really my face was covered with powder. Its supposed to be invisible. I returned the T. LeClerc, and discovered the armani powder, very silky and light but gives some coverage. And it doesn't look like your wearing makeup just looks like nice flawless skin!!
Very nice, long-lasting , medium-coverage powder, however the shades are too limited. 3 was too pink and 3.5 is too dark for my pale yellow skin. I noticed the darker shades seemed limited too. New shades would make this excellent.The Holt Renfrew rep in Toronto insisted it was oil-free- I was devasted after spending so much to learn that it contains hydrogenated palm oil. Surprisingly, though, it doesn't break out my extremely sensitive skin. Phew! If the shades were more extensive, I'd give this a 5.I love the UV protection, look, and ease of use. Hope Armani listens, as this seems to be a common complaint! UPDATE: Sadly, this ended up breaking me out. Hydrogenated palm oil is considered moderately comedogenic. Shame on the SA who sold it to me as oil-free. For sensitive skin, maybe ask to test it out for a day if you can.
This is the best powder I have ever tried. Looks natural, goes on smooth, and doesn't feel cakey, but covers really well!! I use this on my lazy days or days off because I apply it so quickly with the sponge. The only downside, which isn't a downside for me (since I found a perfect colour match), is that the colour range is horrible!! I wear the 'lightest' shade which is 3.5 I think? But 4 was this light light yellow, lighter than the one I have.. It's strange, you have about 4 yellow pale shades, 1 pinky yellow shade, and a tan one... Not much variety!
Sometimes i use this to lightly set my foundation and concealer when i want a really flawless look, or i use it on its own if I have a day off/just running around doing errands etc.Either way is great. Over the top of my usual HG foundation LM silk creme, it gives me a perfect movie star flawless beautiful look, on its own its more natural but either way it gives me great skin (which i dont have naturally! I have some redness and uneven skin tone!) and a beautiful light radiant glow. I am around nc32-35ish and use shade 6- its a beige-y shade and not orange at all, or overly yellow like MAC foundations/powders are (NC30 is too dark and yellow on me in mac!!! yet i use the darkest foundation in LM silk creme!! MAC just doesnt work on me at all!)