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on 11/13/2015 8:47:00 PM
More reviews by Dunjerk
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I'm actually really impressed with this product. I have combo skin with an oily t zone and dry areas on my cheeks and chin, and I find that this product works for both problems. Normally, I stay away from MAC since their products break me out, but I've been using this for about a week and my skin is ok. Pros: - natural finish; doesn't look cakey at all.- you can build to medium coverage. - beautiful sheen without looking glittery or greasy.- doesn't break me out (although those with talc allergies should stay away).- can be worn on its own, or used as a pretty bomb setting powder for an airbrushed look. - lasts almost all day on its own (8-10 hours) but doesn't extend the wear of foundation for me. - doesn't dry my skin out. - for fuller coverage, spray brush with water before applying. Cons:- limited shade range. Since you can build it up fairly well, there need to be more shades to accomodate all skin tones. I'm between medium and light plus, so I use light plus and deepen it with bronzer... easier than the other way around :) - even though the coverage is good, if your face is a different tone than your body, you might need to use bb cream or something underneath. - doesn't extend the wear of my makeup. - controls oil fairly well, although not as well as the MAC blot powder. I use this with a dense kabuki brush and press it into my skin. I use either my Real Techniques buffing brush, or my Tarte kabuki. Avoid swirling with this product if you have dry flakes! I'm completely indifferent to the packaging. It might be a bit big if you want to carry it around, but I assume there's also more product in there.
on 5/12/2015 8:38:00 AM
More reviews by bonepalaceballerina
Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I love this product so much, especially with the new packaging. I have very sensitive skin and this is the only powder I've tried that doesn't make my skin look and feel horrible once I take my makeup off.I use it primarily as a setting powder over a BB cream or light foundation. Light plus is ever so lighter than my skin tone, but as my BB cream is a tad too dark, it balances out nicely without making me look too ghosty. It makes my face feel velvety to the touch and keeps the shine at bay.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 4/5/2015 3:56:00 AM
More reviews by cookiealatini
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
it looks like mac takes in mind MUA's members!!this magnificent powder NOW with a great box and a mirror!!the product is superb, very lightweight, adds light coverage without caking and GLOWS without glitter !i mostly use it as a setting powder, or over a bb or a tinted moisturizer.as lots of members mentioned, watch out for your matching color.it usualy is lighter than you expect.and mac sa's aren't always helpfull with this.i am an nc20 (and less). i was advised to buy the medium plus!!!!! thankfully to myself i desided not to and initially bought medium instead, in the loose form.even this was darkening for my skintone but it will be alright for the summer when i darken some tones of my makeup.so i keep it for summer and yesterday i went back to these nasty sa s and bought the light plus compact without permission...this really works for my tone and it s lovely.i ll also have it in my purse for little touch ups, along with a small mufe kabuki brush (in a small purse),don t throw away the plastic dome shaped cover. keep it to protect the mirror and use and use a very soft brush (like a kabuki).edit: a great way to use it, using it as foundation, is with moisted brush. just spray a fix or some water on a kabuki brush, swirl over thw powder and apply on skin. VERY natural, velvety result, still lightweight, but more coverage.
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 2/11/2015 3:16:00 PM
More reviews by Drawmeapainting
Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Other, Straight, Fine
I've been eyeing this for awhile now but I couldn't justify paying the price for it when I was fine with the powder I was using from Milani. I received some gift cards for Bloomingdale's so I decided to go ahead and try this.After comparing swatches online since I don't live anywhere near a MAC counter or store I decided that even though I am quite fair, Light Plus would be a better match than Light. By some miracle, I was right and Light Plus is a great fit for me. It seems to me there is a decent shade range and even the medium shade seems a little light. I'm not sure of how efficiently the range covers deeper tones though.I use a duo fiber powder brush to sweep this on gently to set my foundation. It is light in texture but does add some coverage and gives me a demi-matte finish. It doesn't look cakey at all. I really enjoy this and can even dab on some concealer and buff this in with a kabuki and be okay for minimal makeup days. In summary, it blends beautifully and lasts all day on me and I have oily/combo skin. The velvety texture sets my foundations perfectly and doesn't add a heavy layer. You get 10 grams of product and I think with even everyday use it'll last a long time. I will repurchase this when I run out.
on 1/10/2015 4:40:00 AM
More reviews by Ehg23
Perfect! I use it to set my make up everyday and it lasts me six months plus. You can layer it up to help with contouring. This shade goes perfectly with Mac nw15 studio sculpt or YSL fusion ink BR20. The packaging is great I just wish it had a mirror!
on 7/17/2014 1:10:00 PM
More reviews by harrisonfjord
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
This is my HG powder. I have combo-oily skin, so my cheeks are always dry and my T-Zone is an oil slick. This powder is not the most amazing for oil control, but it's other properties are so great I continue to use it. It makes all of my foundations look amazing (even drugstore foundations) and gives my skin an airbrushed look despite my obvious breakouts. The packaging has been updated to include a mirror now. I was initially worried about the shimmery finish drawing attention to my oily skin, but I find that it makes me look healthier and less washed out than most matte powders.
on 6/10/2014 2:29:00 PM
More reviews by ainemzi21
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
So i purchased this pressed powder in Light Plus for my fair skin because i read good reviews on it and i heard it was great for oily skin so i figured why not?i've just worn it about twice and it does an alright job but nothing that has me raving about it, maybe because i havent worn it too much or given it that much of a chance to but none the less i still go to my drugstore brand L'Oreal True Match for my everyday routine.
on 4/6/2014 11:45:00 AM
More reviews by Parisa909
Skin: Other, Olive, Not Sure
I've edited my original review of MSFN as I've given it another try with the Real Techniques Powder Brush, and NOW I see why this powder is so loved! I don't know how, but the brush made the see the powder in a whole new, positive way. All I do is swipe the brush into the powder, then apply all over my face, concentrating on my t-zone and chin. I don't use it under my eyes because I use my beloved Ben Nye Banana Powder (with the fantastic Real Techniques Setting Brush). Now whenever I use it, it does indeed last nearly all day, doesn't disrupt my foundation underneath at all, and the low-coverage completely sets my foundation without resulting in the dreaded 'cake-face'. It's very light-weight feeling. My t-zone doesn't get oily around the midday mark, and the shade 'Light Plus' is a perfect match for my NC25 skintone and ELDW foundation shade in '1W2 Sand'. Compared to my everyday face powder staple, Ben Nye Neutral Set, it's not as good. The Neutral Set lasts on me all day and night, in any weather, due to it being being formulated for to withstand the hot stage lights during high-energy stage performances, but it is a good second choice for times I don't want to mess around with loose powders. I'm glad I gave it a second chance.
on 3/12/2014 6:39:00 PM
More reviews by sashacher
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
I am in LOVE with this powder. I am so happy that I tried it out on a whim one day after searching for the perfect natural setting powder for so long. I've used several other of MAC's face powders and the skinfinish natural is by far my favorite.I have combination skin that's usually pretty thirsty (no flaky patches though) and I have quite a bit of oiliness in my T-zone. This powder is an absolute godsend for me. I know MAC recommends their blot or sheer pressed powder for those with oil problems, but those have left me looking extremely dry, dull, and far too matte for my liking. The skinfinish natural sets my tinted moisturizer/foundation so beautifully... it blurs my pores and leaves my skin looking dewy and glowing but not greasy at all! It doesn't give me any cakiness and leaves my skin looking absolutely flawless without that "heavy makeup" look.I love this powder so much that I don't even mind spending $40 CAD on it. Even though that is REALLY steep, it's definitey worth it.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 2/6/2014 11:54:00 PM
More reviews by Naoto
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I am double sided on this review. I do a lot of bridal makeup as well as photography makeup, and this powder always look fantastic on my models and brides. Looks luminous, polished, smooth, and perfect. I use this to set a liquid or gel makeup (not quite holding enough to set a cream, IMO)HOWEVER, this powder on me looks extremely dry, flakey, and settles into every fine line (that I can't even see on bare skin) within an hour.I always thought it was because my skin is oily, but even during these dry winter months when my skin has been pretty normal, it still looks horrid. My HG powder is Ben Nye luxury powder, always looks real and nearly "airbrushed"... I am a dude, so maybe it is something to do with the "texture" of my skin? I am glad this works for my kit though.So final verdict, I like this powder, just not for me.
7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
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