This is a beautiful loose powder, my favorite after Chanel Poudre Universelle. The difference between these two is that Chanel offers more coverage and oil control, while the Cle de Peau is super sheer with a brightening effect. It is also less powdery, and upon setting my makeup, I cannot even see a trace of any powder. The color is a very pale pinkish white, however, it doesn't lighten the color of my foundation as it is translucent. I imagine it could appear ashy though on darker and very warm-toned skin. It also has subtle shimmery particles in it, but not as much as La Mer Translucent or Koh Gen Do Natural Lighting powder. It disappears into the skin after powdering. It just sets the makeup very naturally, with no color or shimmer visible. It also doesn't dull the finish of foundation at all. Because I have oily skin, I don't find this is the best to use always as it doesn't do much for stopping shine. However, I like to use this as a finishing powder over my regular loose powder at times, because it gives a beautiful porcelain glow similar to Guerlain Meteorites in Teint Rose. It also works nicely over the Cream foundation, which has a matte finish, so this sets it very naturally with a bit of glow. Overall, It is a very high-quality powder that is worth trying!
Something about this loose powder makes me feel mature and sophisticated. Maybe it's the vintage looking packaging but I definitely feel like a classy lady when using this powder. I was tossing up between this and T. LeClerc and went with CDP because I just wanted a translucent powder and T.LeClerc had too many colour options. CDP is also the most expensive loose powder I have ever purchased but it is undoubtedly an excellent product. The powder is very soft and finely milled, blends well and great for setting makeup. It also does not leave me looking chalky. The box is generously sized, contains a sieve (which slightly helps control the amount of product you use and minimise wastage) and will surely last me a long time.
I got this loose powder as a sample when asking about the CDP pressed powder. The SA said they basically give the same effect. I'm hoping the pressed powder will be the same finish as the loose but in a travel friendly package.
I really like this loose powder - like the slight pink which keeps the powder from looking too yellow or too ashy as the neutral beige powders tend to on me. The coloring is translucent with just that slight pink which just gives a brightness to my face. It also has very subtle sparkle but so subtle that it really doesn't show unless you are specifically looking for it and looking very closely. Usually I hate the sparkle but this one does it right.
The feel of this powder is divine - very finely milled with a so soft finish on the face. Really very soft look and feel and doesn't settle into lines or pores.
My daily at home loose powder is Ben Nye in fair which is do cheap and works nicely. It might be a few years before I run out of the BN. But when I do, this CDP will be my replacement. I just hope the CDP pressed powder I ordered is as good as the loose powder.
This powder is just okay. I believe it is very overpriced. NARS Reflecting loose powder , YSL, and the Ben Nye are comparable in terms of having a nice finish and being finely milled. I would go to any of those brands since they are more affordable. I will nor purchase.
My all time favorite loose powder!
It is completely translucent. I don't understand some of the comments about it leaving a pinkish cast. I wonder if maybe way too much powder is being applied? When I purchased, I did buy the entire product (powder + container) rather than just purchasing the refill, and it might make a difference that the sifter that comes with it is the mesh screen rather than a rigid lid with holes.
This powder never accentuates fine lines and/or dry patches. It gives just the perfect finish! It does not impart color, it allows me to look radiant. I apply with a fluffy synthetic bristle powder brush.
The container is absolutely gorgeous too! It is a sumptuous deep blue (looks black) with a high lacquer shine.
To compare with other powders I have used in the past, Chantecaille is fluffier and more matte, Becca although also very fine milled is not as fine, and is not as transparent. Chanel is heavier and offers significantly more coverage,it also is much more mattifying than CDP..
I stated that I would repurchase, but cannot imagine when I will have to. I've had this for about a year, and I can't tell anything is even used from the container, it still seems full.
I love it so much that I bought a Stratton compact from Vanroe, just so I can carry powder with me for touch ups—and I have a Chanel and Becca pressed powder compact already!
I LOVE this loose powder! Given that I have combo skin, I have always been on the hunt for a good setting powder that mattifies and controls oil. I was really into MAC blot powder after trying several pressed powders as it really controls oil like none other - i gone through two of the blots powders and I was ready to get a third one... but wait, the powder is really drying on days where my combo skin tends to be BOTH oily and dry, and the powder seems to highlight any dry spot that I have on my face... OKAY i should stop before this turns into the blot powder review... so with that said, my face now is LOVING the new cdp loose powder after I decided to splurge on this bad boy...
The powder feels really light on the skin... I have the best result to pat this on my face using a blush brush. I found that using more of this product is better for me personally as I always have super long days. Patting on this powder helps my makeup to set and lasts longer. The pink tinge of this powder will give you sort of a brightening effect if you have yellow undertones as I do.
Price-wise this is outrageous. I am really battling whether I am going to repurchase this given that I already have a few loose powders as well as pressed one to last me for maybe a lifetime.
I love this product. It is soft and airy feeling that blend in my face without looking cakey. I used this power to set my makeup, it has shimmer but very fine and show very nice on my face.
This is an incredibly airy and finely milled powder. It looks slightly pinkish in the tub but is completely transluscent on the face. I had some pretty high expectations using this powder, but I don't think it's fully lived up to my expectations.
The container is glossy blue and looks wonderful displayed on a vanity, but it is impossibly messy to travel with. It has an extra inner screw cap upon which to decant some powder before applying, but I find that to be an extra step that I don't want to spend time on. It is a big container, I think I will be using this product for a long time!
The finish when applied is a light diffused effect and slightly airbrushed. It is very pretty, but I have a very oily t-zone and need it to do some heavy duty setting of my base product. I don't think it did a very god job setting base makeup, but rather just sat on top of the skin. I tried both brushes and the enclosed puff.
Love it! Started using Cle de Peau concealer a year or so ago, then recently got a sample of their fluid foundation, and I was forced (!) to shell out the $$ for that. Curiousity got the better of me and I just got the powder. My face (at 54 years old no less) looks so smooth and radiant! No feeling of powder on my skin, nor that look of powder when I look into the magnifying mirror. I'm afraid I'm hooked, expensive or not!
The only nice things about this loose powder are that it really brightens up make-up and surprisingly keeps the oiliness at bay for at least 4 hours on me. The price is exorbitant (SGD 180.00 for the full product, SGD 127.00 for the re-fill alone and SGD 17.00 for an extra luxurious puff). I'm going Japan soon, hopefully will encounter better prices. The packaging is opulent, but sucks if you want to travel with it. I've tried so hard to decant it into a travel-sized powder case, but I suspect it's the puff that helps to disperse the powder so well. Really wish Cle de Peau makes travel-sized accessories for its best-selling product.