This is by far the WORST powder I have ever tried! I normally wear Clinique to set my foundation, but L'oreal was buy one get one 1/2 off at my Drugstore and I decided to try this. I thought the packaging was nice, ( gave it a 3 because it included a flimsy brush instead of a powder puff) but other than that, this powder is poor quality. Even just swatching it on my hand the consistency is chalky. I gave it a 2 only because it does keep oil at bay. Looking close I could see the powder literally sitting on my skin. There are only maybe 3-4 color options available, which is another big negative. L'oreal has some great products, but definitely stay away from this one!
Man: Ma'am you have some cake on your face
Woman: Oh, no it's just L'Oreal Visible Lift Age Reversing Powder!
That about sums up my experience with this product. A cakey mess. Not very flattering. Not enough shades. The shade I normally used was far too light. Made me look sick. The next shade seemed better suited for a tan or olive complexion I do not have.
Should L'Oreal roll out new shades I hope they review this product. Something does not seem right about the formula.
I love you L'Oreal and so many of your products ... but this powder straight up SUCKS! Decided to try this stuff when my beloved true match pressed powder in w-2 was sold out one day and felt pretty confident purchasing it as i'm usually very satisfied with L'Oreal. Unfortunatly this was a huge miss for me. No matter how light handedly i attempted to apply this the result was always the same - a powder that sat on top of my face screaming to the world "Hey,look at me"! I knew right then that i wouldnt be able to do my usual mid day touch up to keep oily shine at bay without looking like a freak so i used oil blotting sheets instead. The entire work day i could feel this stuff on my face and just knew in my gut it probably looked horrible. After avoiding mirrors all day to spare myself the embarassment, I finally got home and found exactly what i had been dreading ... a heavy, caked up, pore enhancing mask. I still cringe thinking about what must've been going through customers minds that day .... especially since i work as a beauty advisor lol. Oh and I gave this 2 lippies instead of just one because at least it didnt add insult by breaking me out.
I really like the L'Oreal Infallible powder (red compact). It goes on smooth & doesn't cake. Sadly the lightest color is too dark (but perfect for my summer shade) and it almost looks like they're discontinuing it (it's been marked down at many stores in my area). Thinking about that, I tried this powder as a substitute. Thinking it's L'Oreal and I tend to usually be at least okay with their foundations. This isn't similar at all. Try layering/building this powder and it gets noticeable & cakey (unlike the Infallible). I do have to say it'd be a cool finishing powder though 'cause it has a shimmer to it (not glitter; just a healthy glow) and that's nice. I wish more powders had that "healthy glow" shimmer to them instead of being completely matte & dull looking.
TL;DR: Has healthy glow to it but gets cakey easily continued >>
I picked it up at the drugstore because I was scouring the shelves for a talc-free powder, and this was all I could find (this particular store didn't carry Physician's Formula for some reason, which I know definitely has a talc-free powder).
So, this powder doesn't have talc, but what it *does* have is bismuth chloride, the ingredient in Bare Esceuntels that a lot of people react to, including me. With BE my whole face started itching on day 2. But, I think the concentration of BC is lower in this product, because I don't find it irritating at all in this. I'm also careful not to over-apply this product, which is really Ok, because a little does go a long way. I wear it over my mineral or liquid foundation to set my t-zone. It imparts a really nice glow (from the BC), and stays put for hours. I also love the packaging, it comes with a really nice mirror. I don't use the powder puff that comes with the packaging, I use a big fluffy powder brush and kind of dab the powder on my face gently and then swirl it a bit. It doesn't look powdery, it doesn't cake, it detracts from imperfections, it doesn't oxidize, and in general is a really good product, not a miracle worker, but really good.
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I've also started using is all over my bare skin in a couple sheer layers on very casual days when I want a seriously minimal look. It gives my skin a nice satiny glow (I get as many compliments when I wear this alone, as when I do with my EL Invisible), and while it doesn't hide my imperfections, it certainly helps to detract from them and tone them down. A few layers of this, some eyeliner, and gloss, and I am good to go. It stays put for hours and doesn't oxidize.
Don't believe the "lift" hype, though, my lovelies. Oh how I wish it did lift, but it doesn't. But it will make you look beautiful.
I was looking for a powder to set the matching liquid foundation. I have tried many, but the just dry out my skin and make my foundation look cakey. I just found this powder at Target. I bought it in Light and wear the Natural Beige shade of foundation.
I didn't really care for the little brush it came with so I used a Kabuki brush instead. I dusted lightly all over my face.
I really like this powder. It set the foundation without drying my skin and making my makeup look cakey. It looked natural and my make up stayed on about 8-10 hours. Truly awesome.
EDIT: My skin has become really dry and irritated since I started using this. It also turns orange after application. I don't recommend unless your goal is to look like a PUMPKIN.
Visible lift serum absolute powder is a pressed powder that i bought in medium. It goes on smoothly,last verry long,it brings a nice finish to the skin.i apply it with a powder brush and buff it with a bronzer brush.i apply it lightly to finish my look and set the foundation. Love the smooth texture! Love it!
I am surprised I did not write a review on this product yet! I tried if for like 10 minutes and had to wash it right off! I must have totally forgotten about a review as I took it directly back to the store! I never got a chance to see if it actually made my skin's wrinkles improve. There are few colors to choose from to start out with! I finally chose one that I thought may be okay but upon using it, my skin immediately turned orange! Not just a slight orange, a lot orange. I thought well perhaps it had something to do with my moisture cream turning it orange, so I applied it to my bare skin. Nope, it still turned orange! It is a heavy powder going on but once again I thought perhaps it was due to my moisture cream or the idea it is supposed to help wrinkles. LOL This was not a good buy for myself. I went back and chose the Infallible powder by the same L'Oreal company. This one works best for me.
OMG, this is the worst pressed powder I've ever used.
It is thick, cakey, makes my skin dry-looking and shiny at the same time (with that ashy-pearly-whitish cast that indicates a high Titanium Dioxide content).
I admit it has a nice packaging (though I don't like the mirror under the pan), a good amount of coverage (nothing less than medium) and that it's very easy to pick up with the softest brush... but whether I try to lightly dust it, or I strongly buff it, I always get the same awful look.
I'm sure it's the same product as the old (and discontinued) Bare Naturale Gentle Mineral Compact Powder which has the same ingredient list and the same texture and finish. The sole difference is that the ingredient list of the Visible Lift Pressed Powder begins with Isononyl Isononanoate (which is an emollient, it seems so strange that I'm sure it's a mistake) while the very first ingredient of the Bare Naturale Pressed Powder was Titanium Dioxide.
As I'm sure it's the same product (because of the similar textures and results), I'm also sure there's a mislabeling !!!