I've never written a review here but felt like this product has gotten a bad wrap. I was on the fence about buying it a couple of weeks ago but am glad I did. I'm almost 47 and so I'm careful about how products look on me. I'm fair and it doesn't show up white on me. I love the applicator pad that it comes with it feels like velvet and it works very well. I also own the makeup forever white loose powder version and if I'm not careful the makeup forever will show up white on me. I plan to buy this again. It is a little bit pricey for a drugstore item that looks like there may not be a lot of product but since it's new I have no idea how long it will last. I will not hesitate to purchase it again. I have chanel to wet n wild in my collection and I think it's definitely worth trying and is a great alternative to the makeup forever version!
this powder is a bit powdery but its nice i wanted a white powder to replace my virgin from manic panic its a bit pricey so i needed a cheaper alternative its mattifying and it is drying but nothing moisturizer cant fix its a nice powder for cheap
This powder is okay. It gives me a glow when I apply it on my highlighted areas. But you have to take some kind of make up puff and apply lightly. Very little or you are going to end up Looking dry and ashey and dusty with sparkles. It okay though. I think I got it for 4 dollars.
This is a decent translucent powder for a great price. I have one in my work bag just so I don't have to carry my Prep and Prime Finishing Powder in my makeup bag.
Pros: Inexpensive, lightweight, does a decent job mattifying (although there is a slight shimmer).
Cons: No mirror, shimmery, drying.
This powder isn't the worst, but it does make my face feel a little dry after a long day or if i am a little heavy handed with my brush. Another user described this powder very well-- chalky. I wouldn't repurchase, but it's an okay product to have in my work bag "just in case."
This is a weird powder. Like someone else said, it can be described as "dry". Not like most powders, it just sits on top of the face. It's hard to describe. Maybe like putting chalk on your face would feel? Also, it has shimmer in it. It's not noticeable on, but why would you put shimmer in something made exclusively to "mattify"?
The packaging is bulky, with a perfect spot for a mirror, but no mirror. Madness.
I still don't feel like it's absolutely awful. I hope they improve it and make it as good as the TOTD primer.
I didn't like this much. I think it could be use at best for setting under eye concealer as it doesn't get cakey. But it doesn't keep me matte one bit. I feel like with mattifying products I'm getting oilier. Which is hilarious because my skin's usually normal (and sometimes dry). WTF.
This wasn't the greatest product for me. I was really excited to get it too :( I do like that it's a pressed powder. And it's an OKAY setting powder. But it's just not amazing. I usually don't like any shimmer on my face, but this has a little shimmer and it's actually not bad; I don't hate it, especially over my very matte foundation. It hasn't caused any problems break-out wise. I tried wearing on top of my acne meds with no other stuff on, just to keep the oilys away... Not the best for that. I don't know, this stuff was just average for me. The packaging is bulking, definitely. And the little puff sucks. Silica powders might be great if there weren't other ingredients in there. I'll be trying NYX HD silica powder which is pure silica.
I was trying to decide between this product and NARS Light Reflecting pressed powder and ended up trying this one first because it's much more affordable. Unfortunately, this powder did nothing for me at all - it was a big disappointment. It made my face look grainy but at the same time, didn't absorb oil very well. The packaging is cheap looking, but that didn't bother me at all. I can live with cheap packing if a product works well. Sadly, this powder will either be returned or end up on my swap list. On a positive note, I ended up buying the NARS LRP and I absolutely love it! I will review that product separately.
I was super stoked to try this product, but it's just a miss for me. The powder was just very...dry? I guess that's the only way I can describe it, dry and scratchy-feeling. I couldn't pick up much on a brush (the little puff thing it comes with isn't good for much), and throughout the day when I was wearing it, my face just felt hella dry. When I got home from work 6 hours later, my skin looked gritty. The powder itself isn't really gritty, but it isn't smooth. God I hope I'm making sense trying to describe this, lol. It's just dry. And it didn't control my oil very well, other powders I've used to set my foundation that weren't aimed at staying matte kept me shine-free for longer than this did.
Also, the packaging is bulkier than it needs to be, having a huge space for the tiny little puff and then a thin square of the product.
For reference, my skin is oily and it takes a lot to make it feel dry or itchy, so I guess I was surprised this managed to do that. I'll find some use for it, but overall I wouldn't repurchase.
I'm really impressed with this powder! Typically even "translucent" powders show up as some sort of orangy cast on my very fair skin, so I've really been enjoying silica powders. Some "HD" powders (elf, MUFE, etc) leave my skin looking a little flat though. I like something with a hint of luminosity. I own and love NARS (loose) Light Reflecting Powder, but wanted something more portable. I was about to shell out the money for the pressed version, but stumbled across this at Walgreeens first, with a $1 off coupon it came to $3.99.
It does have a fine shimmer in it when you look at the pan, but personally I cannot see it on my face unless I am in bright sunlight, and looking very closely in a mirror. It is invisible in pictures. It tends to have a slight bit more of a white cast in flash photography than NARS LRP does, so I wouldn't pile it on. It gives my skin the same blurred look as my NARS powder, and doesn't make my skin feel dry. I like that it's difficult to pick up too much product, because it's not a loose powder. Since I haven't tried the pressed NARS powder I can't say for sure if it's a dupe. But it works well enough that I don't feel the need to buy the NARS Powder any more. It's awesome for initially setting my makeup, and for touching throughout the day!
The packaging isn't great, honestly. It's very lightweight, and looks a little tacky. There is no mirror, despite the compact being on the bulky side. But for the price I won't complain or take any lippies off. The sponge it comes with isn't the greatest either, but there's plenty of space underneath the powder to store a better one. I do recommend using a brush though, to avoid using too much powder.