I use this both in white and tone correcting yellow. I mix them together, more white in the winter and more yellow when I am tanned. They are by far the one product I could not live without. The yellow really does cancel out redness but can be a bit dark for my fair skin by itself, and the white is too pale by itself. They look a bit powdery when first applied; just wait a minute for it to melt into skin.
These are amazingly mattifying. I normally have to blot my face 8 times a day, but with these on, I only blot about 3 times, and could get away with less. On top of that, the texture of the powder absorbs all visible oil, so I don't look shiny, even if blotting would reveal oil. This is amazing for someone so oily!
I use these both alone on days my skin is perfect, and under or over foundation on days I need more makeup. Have repurchased many times and will repurchase again.
I have mixed feelings about this product. Like others have mentioned the packaging isnt the greatest and can be messy to use.
What I really like about this product is that it does a great job holding back shine on my face...which really is a feat. I can't really quibble with the price either.
Probably the biggest con with this powder is the white cast that it leaves on my face. No matter how much I try and blend it away I can never get rid of it completely.
I may experiment with using this powder with a coloured translucent powder and see if it fares better.
Definitely worth a try if you have oily skin and your skin is on the fairer side.
ELF HD Powder - HG Material right there! I love this stuff so much! I purchased it one day when I read a lot of good reviews about it, and boyyy I'm happy about this purchase. It's finely milled, do not leave a white cast, absorb oil, blur lines, set the concealer so the mascara don't smudge, make my skin silky, don't transfer.... Seriously, it's AH-MA-ZING and sooo much cheaper than the MUFE HD powder! I love it so much !
I know that many people do not like the container, but I like it. I put a little of the powder in the cap, then use the puff to take it out. Then, I use it by applying some on my face with the puff, then buffing with a big kabuki brush.
The only downside (but completely my fault), is that I decided to wash the puff someday and put it back in the jar without it being completely dry, and it made the powder stick together and really hard to use.
It's 6$ on the ELF website, but they always have a sale going on so you can buy it for 50% probably :) I have already repurchased and will repurchase again and again.
Its funny because I used this powder over my liquid foundation and I actually thought that it made my skin look too perfect and fake LOL. So yeah this products works really well :P
Tip: After you set your foundation with your regular powder and apply bronzer and blush. Dust this over everything to give it a blurred flawless look. Its light enough to apply over other products
For my oily male skin, this powder has become A MUST.
The Corrective Yellow shade works better if you have yellow undertones or have redness you need to neutralize. Don't be too quick to put it aside before finding the appropriate technique and a suitable brush. When applied right on top of my moisturizer it settled into pores and caked under my eyes. Not to mention dripping down with my sweat during the summer time.
First, if your skin is oily this will not replace a mattifying powder. My makeup use doesn't include foundation or concealer. I simply apply moisturizer, let it dry, then apply some talc powder to remove shine. After my matte blush and bronzer I finish up with this to hold them in place and add a soft focus effect. The talc powder also prevents this from being over-applied. The HD silica bind in-between the talc, filling up the spaces and looking very natural. While I'm not sure about its oil absorption abilities, it certainly delays the appearance of shine. The blotting paper will still absorb the usual amount, but I don't have to blot as often.
You do need a good brush. I use the Body Shop Slanted Kabuki and it's great, but any other dense fluffy brush would work just fine. Some people recommend cutting the plastic partially. Instead, I simply block the whole surface with the brush, turn it upside down, side to side, then back up. Then I swirl the brush against the sides of the sifter to distribute the product. It helps if the bristles are dark because you can see if the powder is not evenly distributed on the brush.
I heard that the original MUFE powder is more finely milled and I might give it a try. But honestly I haven't felt the need to so far, and I actually prefer the packaging of the ELF one. The sifter area is deep and large I can nicely fit my large kabuki. The shape of the container is very chic in my opinion and happens to resemble a few CHANEL products ;P. NYX HD Studio Finishing Powder might indeed be of better quality but comes only in white.
I tried this after reading how much other MUAers raved about it and I figured at such a cheap price; I couldn't go wrong.
I really, really wanted to like this powder. Unfortunately, after nearly using the whole container, I just can't seem to make it work for me. It tends to leave a ghostly white layer over my foundation that no amount of buffing and blending can make go away. Also the packaging is awful - it's absolutely impossible not to end up with a bunch of it all around the rim of the lid which means a bunch comes out when you try to open it.
I'd reccomend that if you're going to buy it, make sure you have a decent brush to apply it with as the puff that comes with it will just wipe off your foundation or deposit too much powder.
Overall, I'm fairly disappointed.
I bought this in white but for my MUFE #70 complexion it left too much of a grey cast. So I dumped the powder and rinsed it, and now use the wonderful container and puff for my Ben Nye banana powder! How wonderful, especially for $3 I wasted nothing.
- flawless, matte finish
- doesn't settle into lines
- decent oil control
- will leave white cast if used heavily
- not as finely milled as NYX
Comments: I like this, but I do prefer NYX more. I find this doesn't control my oil as well and isn't as finely milled. Also, this isn't pure silica powder. That probably explains why I don't get the amount of oil control as I would've liked to. That being said, it's still a great powder and would probably love it even more if I didn't have another product to compare it to. I still recommend this one and would repurchase if I couldn't get my hands on NYX'S version.
Comparable to Makeup forever HD powder. I use it as a finishing powder on my entire face & over my eyeshadow. I suggest storing it flat, like all other powders pretty much, or you'll end up with a powdery mess. For $6 you can't go wrong. Live this stuff!
I bought this product on a whim and can't believe how awesome it is.
I have been using it to set my under eye concealer and my t-zone, and it works fabulously.
Its silky and smooth, and doesn't make my skin look ghostly.
I wouldn't say its as good as MUFA HD powder, but its pretty close. And that is saying something considering the MASSIVE price savings.
Only thing I don't like - the packaging. Its cheap looking... but it works just fine.
Will def. buy again!