Ok so i was excited to try this out and i bought mine today, i wasnt so happy with the shimmer in it i didn't realize it had shimmer until i applied to see how the foundation/pressed powder is, i probably should have moisturized before applying because my dry patches were visible, i would recommend to moisturize and prime your face before use, overall it gave good coverage, and looked natural apart from the shimmer i like to have my face matte, i would deffs buy this product again hopefully they come out with one without shimmer LOL and it matched my skin perfectly in the Medium shade, i bought mine for around $11.60 which was a good price for a pressed powder that does what it says, the only thing i did not like about this was the shimmer but apart from that its great.
Ladies...this is something you all need to try! This is the best powder I've ever used, and has exceeded my expectations in so many ways. Before I bought this, I'd never been a big covergirl fan because none of their powders seemed to last on me, so I was a little hesitant. But I liked the Olay partnership, so I bought the lightest shade, which I believe is Fair. Used it the next day over Revlon photoready primer and was completely blown away by the quality. It went on smoothly (probably because of the serum in it) and it matched my notoriously hard-to-match pale skin perfectly. At the time, my face was hideously broken out AND chemically burned, and I was stunned to see that the powder provided full coverage. All my blemishes were gone; it just looked like I had gorgeous skin. Even more impressively, I barely had to blot with this powder, something I didn't think was possible. It lasts for 15+ hours on me and still manages to look fantastic! I can touch it up as much as I want to throughout the day and it never looks cakey or turns orange. This works even better than foundation on me, and after using it for a month I can say that it doesn't break me out. It photographs beautifully too, and gives my face this glowy HD look. It does have very faint shimmer particles in it, but don't worry, no one will mistake you for some stupid sparkly vampire because the particles are somehow pretty natural-looking. I would highly, highly recommend this, and I will continue buying it until it's discontinued, but hopefully that won't happen. Best drugstore powder ever!
I REALLY love this! My previous HG pressed powder was the Physicians Formula Healthy Wear (I think it's getting discontinued?) but this works so much better. It made my skin super smooth which was probably the serum like someone else said. BUT if you have dry patches, this makes them stand out! It made my skin look almost perfect (besides the patch issue lol) I bought this for like11 bucks at Target which seems a lot for drugstore but 11 sure beats 30-40 LOL. I will buy this again:)
This is a very lovely pressed powder! I'm more of a loose powder lover but have recently been seeing raves here and there on the makeup board for the CG&Olay products, then I checked the reviews and noticed this powder had a 4.1 rating so I picked one up my next trip to the drugstore :)
For reference I'm 30 with fair, warm skin (N10-NC15 in MAC) I'm also oily, and acne/clog-prone. I went with the lightest shade (Fair) and it's a good match (not too pink which was my worry because I know CG tends to lean pink at times with some of their products) In the store I contemplated back and fourth between "Fair" and "Fair/Light" because in the pakaging, they looked identical to me.. I held both up in different lighting and didn't see any difference so I went with Fair to be safe. I'd rather a powder be too light (because I can mix it with another to darken it) than be too dark. But overall, Fair was the right choice.
I kind of have a little test I do with new foundations and powders that I purchase, I wear them alone(with no other fndtns or pwdrs)all day around the house without primer to get a feel of how they perform on their own. &To be honest, this stuff really blew my mind. (in a good way! ;D) My oily skin remained completely matte(with no primer) for 6 hours, then after that I only used one blotting paper(which I didn't desperately *need* to be honest) and this made it through a full 12 hours!
Having oily skin, I find that with a lot of pressed powders (esp.ones from the drugstore) that they either don't control my oil very well, or they leave behind dry patches or a powdery look, but I do not have any of those issues with this! It gives light/medium coverage, is nice to wear alone, with or without primer, or to set foundation. &It's official now after 1 month of continuous use that it doesn't give me any issues with breakouts or clogged pores which was a concern because my last CG powder purchase(the light blue pocket powder) broke me out.
It did give me a little bit of a surprise when I was under flourescent (spelled correctly?) lighting and noticed there are little specks of glimmer/shimmer to this, because I didn't notice any while applying it up until that point, but it's not at all "disco ball looking" or too much for my maturing, oily skin. It's definitely more of a mature glow than teenage glitter, if that makes sense? It also doesn't accentuate my large pores (which a lot of pressed pwdrs do, esp. anything with any glitter/shimmer to it) and that is probably my favorite thing about this powder, I love it that my natural skin can show through, but my jumbo pores are completely covered. Very flattering.
It was a little on the pricey side for a drugstore powder though.. I paid right around $11 USD which certainly does not break the bank, but when all of CoverGirl's other powders are in the $6-8 range, this is certainly on the higher end of that. It's not an issue for me though because I love it, and I plan on repurchasing no matter what the price :) -A definite hit from CG/Olay! continued >>
I received this powder compact as part of a Bzz Agent campaign, along with the CoverGirl & Olay Tone Rehab Foundation. [reviewed separately.]
Packaging: CoverGirl got it right this time, the packaging is sleek and understated, a dark purple compact with silver accents. This compact has a much more elegant, quality look and feel to it than other CG compacts I've purchased in the past.
Coverage and Finish: Goes on so smoothly, not at all dry or chalky--I'd say this has light to medium coverage without ever looking cakey. It has believable but excellent coverage.
Colour: Fair/Light was perfect for my neutral, light skintone leaning slightly warm. I think the colour would work well for a variety of skin tones in the fair-light range. Another plus, it never oxidized or became darker as the day wore on.
Wear: This is the one area where this fell short for me. I have dry/combo skin and use powder, both loose and compact, to blot slight shine in my t-zone and set my makeup, usually a tinted moisturizer. This powder appears to do that so well at first, giving a soft matte appearance. However, within an hour, I can see shine. Huh? There's a hidden luminosity to this that I don't find flattering in my t-zone. I don't typically have issues with a lot of shine or oil breakthrough, so this was surprising. I think it'll work well for dryer skin types who want believable coverage but anyone looking to use this to blot slightly oilier areas may find it just doesn't cut it. continued >>
I have used Olay for my face for years, so when I see CG having their Olay blended makeup I decided it was worth trying. I use the '10 shades in their line (110,310 etc) and find it a near perfect match. For me this in 310 was a perfect match for my skin. It goes on sheer to med and seems to melt into the skin after a few minutes (likely the olay serum added) I can reapply it throughout the day and it never appears cakey or showing pores. There is a slight sheen or glow to the powder but with my face in direct sun I don't look like a disco ball as i did with the Radiance CG powders. Over 8 hours later with minor sweating I still see it covering my face with minimal fading and my face retains the velvet finish. I can see some bumps in the compact when I use a sponge and I can tell it has minor oil absorbing properties even though I don't remember it advertizing it. The sponge also cakes up with product easy so i would wash it once a week at least or use a powder brush. But it works in a pinch.
Overall it has what I look for in any powder. Sheer/med coverage, natural skin finish, a subtle glow and reapplying without looking like chalk. Its a bit higher priced than most DS powders however it is not hard to find it on sale or a coupon to use with it. I just started using it over the tone rehab liquid foundation in the CG line and it wears the same lightly dusted over for setting for more coverage. When I use it alone I apply over the CG olay primer for longer wear.
I have really sensitive skin and don't usually use foundation or powder. My skin has been somewhat reactive lately so I really need to use a foundation and powder to hide shine and acne marks. I received a free powder through the bzzagent campaign. I got a powder in fair. I am really liking this powder so far. I haven't had an reaction to it. it goes on smooth and isn't cakey unless i put a lot of it under my eyes. it doesn't smell heavily fragranced . I also like that the compact is purple and that it has a mirror. it doesn't last all day and I do have t reapply to keep shine at bay. If i didn't have to reapply so much I would consider this perfect.
I received this product through a Bzz Campaign. I have not used a pressed powder since high school (I am now 33). My perception as an adult has always been that pressed powder would give me a dull 'old lady' look when I prefer dewy youthfulness. I am pleasantly surprised by this product. It has a mild shimmer that keeps it from looking mask like and it has undeniable staying power. I have been using this alone with a primer and my pores are well hidden and my skin feels soft. I am a little yucked out by the applicator but that is to be expected with a pressed powder I suppose.
This is a fabulous, underrated product that looks absolutely flawless on the skin. I use it to set my under-eye concealer and because it has micro-fine, milled golden shimmer (very light), it brightens and acts as a sheer, gorgeous highlight and powder - a 2-in-1 product! It has average coverage, but I would recommend setting it with either a tinted moisturizer or foundation for it's full potential. A great product that I will definitely repurchase in the future! :)
I've been using this powder for about a week now and I really do like it. I've noticed that I only need to touch up once during my 9 hour workday, unless I want to just keep the dewy luminous look it seems to develop on my face. That being said, it look as though I've barely used it, so the coverage is pretty decent as well. The color range seems pretty good too. Packaging is fine, but the puff isn't my favorite. I may try the regular cotton refill puff as one other reviewer mentioned.
This powder doesn't feel heavy and smooths on so easily it seems to glide on to your skin.
I recommend giving it a try.