Let me start of by saying that until I found this product I used the most mattifying, oil controlling, long wearing, foundation I could find. I wore Revlon Colorstay or Double Wear everyday because my skin just broke down products so quickly. I tried every primer I could get my hands on. Every setting powder. Adding more moisture into my skin car routine, less moisture, ect....I stumbled upon this at CVS and was skeptical but hopeful. I took it home and the first time I tried it I was hooked! This stuff keeps my skin looking a soft matte beautiful texture all day long! I don't know what the secret is, but I could not get over the fact that it was mattifying without looking or feeling dry. This has become my HG powder and I am now able to wear other foundations with a dewier finish ( like Maybelline fit me) and still have my makeup last all day! I will re purchase until Im dead!!
this isnt a very cheap product when you consider you get only 8 grams of loose powder for the money that you pay. but i dont really have any complaints about this powder. it does a better job than my make up for ever super matte loose powder, which is a lot more expensive that this one is btw, when it comes to mattifying your face. i also like the fact that it's finely milled and fragrance-free. it's completely undetectable once you put it on your face. i will not hesitate to repurchase it when i run out of it.
I can't fault this product.
Face powders make me angry. I have combo skin so powders either make me too dry and flakey or they break down after a couple hours. I like a powder that provides a little coverage as well.
I'm usually a drugstore type of gal, but I shell out $35 on MAC mineralize skin finish because it works.
However, whilst shopp at ulta I saw this little gem, and decided to give it a shot. I didn't have very high expectations, but this bad boy is amazing! I'll never buy another skin finish.
Seriously this stuff looks amazing on, it sets my makeup, lasts for hours, and provides that bit of coverage I'm after without looking cakey.
I def recommend it!
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.