I have sensitive skin and eczema, so finding make-up products to suit me is quite a challenge. I would not recommend this if you have dry skin as it is a powder and will make any dry patches very obvious. I recommend a bb cream instead if you have sensitive skin and are looking for a base.
Bah, do not be duped by this horrid powder. I have to agree with everyone who has said that it's possibly the worst powder I've ever used. The only pro I can think of is that it starts out as giving good coverage and the shade I bought was a fairly good match for my skintone, I admit. But the benefits become pointless with all the other abysmal effects from this powder. Let me elaborate:
1) To start, it cakes like no other powder I've ever tried. It literally becomes a thick coating over your face and becomes blatantly obvious you're wearing make-up. It is so far from looking "natural", I can't even tell you. And it's not even as if I smeared a heavy layer on to wind up with that effect in the first place, either. In fact, I try NOT to be heavy with powder but this even occurred with a light-medium amount applied with a brush. Honestly, I was counting the minutes until I could get home to wash it off.
2) Next, it does NOT control oil in the least. You are oily an hour after application. I'm not even kidding. And again, I do not have severely oily skin to begin with but it did absolutely nothing to control shine.
3) If I recall, it claimed that it is non-comedogenic (meaning it doesn't clog pores), but I cannot for the life of me fathom how it WOULDN'T with such a thick, gross feeling on your skin. I have no way of proving it but I'm going with my instinct and experience, that it does.
4) Minor point perhaps, but I do not like the packaging. I found it too big and bulky if you wanted to take it with you for touch-ups during the day. (But then, I suppose that's beside the point because why you want to put more of this gunk on your face anyway, is beyond me.)
5) Though not as overly-priced as some other powders, this one did still cost me $30 for a product that is not even worth a quarter of that.
Alas, I will never ever repurchase.
the best pressed powder i ever tried. i have a combination/acne prone skin and it works well with my face. i didnt break me out once that's why i liked it. the price is worth it. :)
1 lipstick off for the sponge. if you use it frequently, you'll notice that the hairs on the sponge will disappear.
i've been using this for a year. this is my go-to powder, with or without foundation. gives you a nice even finish. blends well on the skin and sheer. it absorbs oil very well and this is very useful for my oily eyelids. love it.
This is a very finely milled powder that I use in the 01 which is basically translucent. I just use it as a finishing powder or to blend my foundation along the jawline. If I fluff some on my nose, my pores disappear. I'm pretty pale and this works well for me without looking powdery or settling into lines. The compact is sturdy enough, nothing particularly stylish about it though. I use it with a brush as the sponge is worthless and rough and just kind of cakes the powder on. I haven't had any trouble with oxidation.
My one beef is that I hit pan rather quickly -- I don't know if that's because there's not much product for the money or if it's so finely milled it breaks up quickly and adheres to the brush. While it's cheaper than Clinique or Shiseido, it does seem to disappear quickly, so maybe I'd be better off buying a more expensive, but longer lasting powder. I don't know; I haven't done a usage comparison. For now I'll repurchase, but I'm on the lookout for something more economical.
this product is always in my bag.. the color blends into my skin, n so natural..
I used it all up very quickly = Not economical
It didn't cover much
I'm really not a fan of this face powder, I didn't break out or anything, but it didn't do anything good either.
I wouldn't recommend buying - for this amount of money, you can get a much better face powder.
this product it horrible! it ruined my life and i broke out a lot! i cry everytime it goes on my face.
*This is a comparison review*
I use powder only to set my concealer and as a light dusting to finish a look. Shade 04 matches me better than Mac Select Sheer in NC 40. This is fantastic news because the Body Shop offers me more product for less money.
I don't have trouble with oxidising, but I do have to touch up my forehead and nose after three hours - this is no worse than the Select Sheer.
But the sponge that comes with this is rubbish. The finish is more even when I use a brush and I end up looking slightly more natural than with the Mac powder.
Overall the Body Shop compact is better value in terms of quantity, quality and price.
It's a terrific deal.
This product caused me to break out, and it is actually quite uncomfortable on the skin during the summer. The soft sponge provided with the powder requires frequent cleaning so as to prevent bacteria, they shouldn't include it in the packaging as the powder puff is of a low quality.