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on 9/20/2015 7:00:00 PM
More reviews by Nabocough
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Red, Curly, Medium
Considering I have very dry skin and I don't usually need to powder, not even my t-zone, I didn't want to spend too much money on expensive brands, so I decided to try this one out and I'd say it does the job. I use the tiniest amount, mostly to set my concealer or a light dab on my forehead in the summer and it's light and helps my make up stay put all day. I don't think it makes my skin worse dryness-wise, I always make sure to moisturise my face first and wear moisturising foundation and I avoid powdering dry patches altogether. Oh hell, I even used it once on my hair when I didn't have dry shampoo at hand. It worked.
on 8/29/2014 12:44:00 PM
More reviews by annacaccia
Skin: Dry, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
As already sad this powder is not good for dry skin. It also give flashback in photos, and it's messy (as all loose powder i think). i dont like it
on 8/12/2014 5:59:00 PM
More reviews by FakeLashes
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
I did not like this but mind you I have dry skin and i would not recommend this for dry to very dry skin types, avoid! I bought it to set foundation and sometimes concealer, I like to use dewy foundations and used just a little of this on the t-zone and underneath my eyes to set the foundation. While it did not irritate my skin it did emphasized my dryness, in day light this looked very bad on me. It accentuated my dry skin and gave me a ghostly white cast. I rather not set my foundation at all then use this!
on 7/9/2014 1:22:00 PM
More reviews by laamus
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I've been using this powder for a good while now, and personally I think it's pretty good. I usually dust it over my T-zone and wherever I have concealer just to keep it in place (my skin is quite nice and even so I rarely wear foundation) and it does the job. When you put it on it might look a little white and scary, but that's only in a magnifying mirror, mind you, it *is* translucent so it's all fine. It lasts about 6 hours on me. I can't remember the price, but I guess it was cheap, like all Essence products.
on 4/8/2014 7:58:00 PM
More reviews by atomickittenlove
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
Update: The white cast was really bad once I colour corrected my foundation... once or twice, I caught my reflection in the mirror and thought I saw a ghost OOOOOOO----This review is for the pressed powder ….This was the ONLY pressed setting powder that didn't contain common irritants and comedogenic ingredients. It was 4 bucks and I wasn't too impressed with their eyeshadows so i was skeptical. BUT i've been using it for the past two days and I have to say so far so good. Most powders make my face itch or hurt (like a tearing feeling) and this didn't do either. HOWEVER, when you apply this powder it does have a white cast- this has actually been a plus for me as the foundation Im currently using is a shade too dark/orange. This powder corrects that perfectly! What an unintentional bonus!Not sure about how it will react with my acne-prone skin but I'll update again after a month or so.
on 1/22/2014 4:49:00 AM
More reviews by abrearley90
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Cool
This is a must have for me BUT wayyyy to cakey/pore magnifying to wear all over my face. If you did have small pores and liked a very dry finish (and had oily skin) I think this would blow your mind.I use it over lipstick and it turns anything very matte and very long lasting with no residue. Super recommend, have never found anything similar and for the price (even in Aus!) you have to try it. Packaging annoys me only because you would only ever need the sheerest swipe but I did just read it comes in compact also
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 9/27/2013 6:45:00 PM
More reviews by paranoiaa
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
This is the bees' knees! Living in a hot, tropical country with 80% humidity all year round, and cursed with oily skin, I thought it was just not possible to ever stay matte throughout the day without blotting every other second. Until I came across the Essence mattifying loose powder! I had previously used Mac blot pressed, which is definitely more convenient than this loose powder, but it couldn't keep me matte absolutely all day (also doesn't help that I could probably buy ten of the Essence powder for the same price of one MAC blot!). With this mattifying loose powder, however, I only have to dust an even layer over my face in the morning, and by evening, I'll still be relatively matte or at most slightly dewy, which is an impossible feat here where I live. Definitely HG material!I also particularly enjoy the fact that it does not contain talc, as far as I know anyway. I would try the pressed version if it ever makes it here on our shores, but meanwhile I'll definitely be stocking up backups like it is running out of style!Oh and ps. This probably wouldn't photograph well given how white the powder is, but I haven't tried it before to know if it flashes back in photographs. In the case that I know I would have my pictures taken that day, I would probably choose to wear a more translucent powder like Mac blot, but on regular days this would have to be my choice for sure.
on 9/21/2013 1:33:00 PM
More reviews by tsoufou
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
I bought this powder after numerous raving recommendations from blogs. Everyone seems to find this powder amazing at two things : a) keeping the shine away all dayb) it's translucent and invisible on the skinI have combination skin with a quite oily T zone and sides of the nose. Nothing extreme though.Where i live this costs about 4.5 euros so it is considered really affordable for the amount of product you get. When you first open it and shake some of the product on the lid, it gets everywhere. It is really messy. I used it with a powder puff as it is the best method to minimise the appearance of pores. It says it's a translucent powder but after applying a super fine layer on my T zone, I noticed white shadows around and on top of my nose. I tried to blend it with a clean powder brush but it was impossible. I also noticed that the other areas i powdered weren't matte. I mean it felt like i applied a natural finish powder. I did the rest of my makeup and went out. After 1 hour I was totally and all over the place oily. So not really that translucent or mattifying. The worst part is that it broke my out. A lot. My forehead, chin and nose are full of painful whiteheads. I was shocked as my skin is not sensitive at all. Maybe it broke me out because of the 4 types of parabens this powder has (BUTYLPARABEN, ETHYLPARABEN, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN).Really disappointed.
on 9/6/2013 3:18:00 AM
More reviews by Maryangels96
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I bought this about a month ago and i dont like it at all! I use as little as possible so it wont look white on me. When ever i open the product powder just falls every where and is hard to clean up.It is good for touch ups with a small brush but not a daily product.
on 9/4/2013 7:03:00 PM
More reviews by Corchete
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
El formato en el que viene, lo hace muy inconveniente, ademÃ¡s deja la cara media blanca, matifica, si, pero no todo lo que necesito (tengo piel mixta-grasa). lo bueno es que no deja la cara acartonada.
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