I really like this powder. I wish there wasn't talc, but I guess some things just require talc in the making. Anyway.. I really like how it sets my makeup..doesn't look cakey.. and controls oil and has a very nice matte finish!!.. there are limited colors..light/medium and medium/dark and that's it. And even medium/dark is kind of light. The talc and shade selection is the only cons with Me. Plus its very, very finely milled.. this means when you roll your brush to pick some up, it looks like nothings on the brush even when there is!!. I was most impressed NYX!!
nice matte finish and doesn't settle into pores. I use this at the end of the day too when I'm a little more oily and pores are more apparent, and a light dusting doesn't look cakey at all on top of makeup. and its 10 bucks!
I love this powder! I have very reactive skin which breaks out very easily when trying out new products. I've been using this for two weeks and I have no reactions. This powder comes in two colors. Light/Medium and Medium/Dark. I purchased the Medium/Dark and it is perfect for my medium-tan olive skin. It does control oil for most of the day. I get about 6-7 hours of oil control with this powder. I love just using this instead of foundation on lazy days. This is a colored powder so obviously you will get some coverage from this but it won't alter the color of your foundation. The only problem with this powder is the packaging. It's very messy to use. NYX put too many holes and the holes are on the large side which causes too much product to come out.
I love NYX, and I've been looking for a decent finishing powder for years.
For me, this was not it. This did absolutely nothing for me, except melt away in about 2 hours and become a greasy, scaly mess. Even in the first half hour where I was only indoors, the mattifying effect was lost. I do have oily skin, and this was on a very hot and humid day, so maybe I expected too much of it.
+No bad smell
+Great matte effect when first applied
+Went on smoothly and evenly
+The lighter color was an excellent match for me
-Completely melted away after less than 2 hours
-Left skin greasy and oily, became "scaly" on my chin
-Had a small breakout on my chin and cheeks the next day
-Very expensive for what I got
I absolutely love this powder! It is amazing and also gives great coverage and a nice matte finish! Definitely recommend it!
I've never had very much like with powder. Most powders melt off my face after three hours, and when I go to reapply, I somehow end up looking like a leopard, where my makeup sticks and where it doesn't. This is the first powder I've ever used where it doesn't do that. First of all, it lasts for a good four hours, which for someone like me (since I have EXTREMELY oily skin) is pretty darn good. When I reapply some more, it doesn't do the gross leopard thing. Instead, it completely mattifies my skin. I don't look cakey at all. In fact, I look like I had just applied my makeup for the first time that day. It's amazing. This powder gives such a beautiful finish to your makeup. I'm in deep, deep love with this stuff.
Now, to the negatives. First, there's very limited color selection - there's light/medium and medium/dark, and I believe there may be a translucent powder too. If you can't wear those two colors, you're out of luck. Another bad thing is that the powder is so finely milled that you have to tap off so much of it, to the point to where you can barely see any on the brush, because if you don't, it's going to fly all over the place. But if you can get past these two things, this is an amazing powder, and I highly recommended it. It's my new HG powder.
Pros- Glides on easily. Great color that blends very easily into the skin. Light weight. No over powering scent.
Cons- A bit pricey but worth it. The packaging could be a little better.
Overall I would defiantly buy again.
This setting powder is gorgeous. It has a beautiful matte finish and really helps my foundation last. It's smooth and gives a great airbrushed look.
I love this powder. Being that it's silica-based, it's very smooth and soft on your face. It does not look cakey or powdery in a fake way at all. I have the light/medium shade and it doesn't change the color of my foundation. The only thing I wish for is better oil control, but I can use a better foundation for that underneath if I needed to.
I'll start by saying I have messed up skin (which I'll get into later). Everything I've tried has left me a cakey oil slick by the end of the day (even Rimmel Stay Matte). This is the only powder that has kept me some-what matte through out the day. I end up with a more natural look instead of looking like I just slathered oil on my face.
As for saying I have messed up skin. I mean I've tried everything for a foundation and it cakes. I have tried primers, foundations, moisturizers, different techniques, different waiting times between products, brushes/Stila sponge, and even setting sprays (UD Allnighter & De-slick- still oily as can be).
So I'm pretty impressed by this. It doesn't keep me completely matte but it's so soft and finely milled I like it for a setting powder. Lately I've just been using this and MAC Studio Fix concealer. They're the only products I can use on my face and not look like I just applied oil.