I like the finish of this - light, very sheer and natural and makes your skin feel really smooth. I think I may be sensitive to talc (first ingredient) or something else in it because after using this for a day my forehead came out with a very unusual breakout (lots of flesh-coloured bumps under the skin, while I normally only get open-type acne and very rarely on my forehead).
Colour match was great (i'm a very pale redhead with yellow undertones and NC5 was a closer match than anything I have yet tried). But I will not be repurchasing, nor using this everyday as I had hoped I would be able to. Don't purchase if you have sensitivity issues with talc.
Great powder to set your foundation with. I use MUF matte velvet+ as my foundation and put the MAC powder on top, looks great!
Not bad for price when you compare it to other brands found in sephora...good quality and a box will last you forever
I've got this powder in the colour NC15 and it's a perfect match! It's a satin finish, so it gives you a nice natural glow. For those who like super matte finishes, this may not be the best option. It's a good powder if you're not looking for extra coverage and be aware that its staying power/oil control is not that good (I normally have to blot after 2 hours or so). Still, I really like this powder since it's veeery sheer and looks quite natural, but I would dare saying that it's not so special. There are cheaper options out there that may work as good as this one (maybe even better).
This is one of those products that I take for granted. I use it all the time and think it is just mediocre until I try to use another brand and I realise just how good it is and of course I go running back to rebuy! The reason I love this so much is that it 'sets' my makeup without being too glittery or matte. It is the perfect setting powder as it helps soak up any excess shinyness without looking chalky. I love that my skin has a natural satin matte look after I use it and whilst I dont think it's quite my HG its still a makeup staple for me!
It's just an okay powder and doesn't really help my oiliness at T-zone at all and it doesn't set with my mufe hd foundation. I have to apply it alone, not over my mufe foundation because that's gonna make me look cakey. It's oxidises throughout the day
I don't like loose powders in general, and this is one of the products that taught me that. It's a pain in the butt to use - the powder flies everywhere, and it's hard to apply evenly. There are way too many holes, and powder gets sifted out even if you try your best to not turn it upside down. And if you do turn it upside down, then all hell breaks loose. It's just not worth the bother.
This product is Ok i gues it gives you a natural look it does have abit of shimmer i wouldnt say LOADS, just tiny bits can barely see it.
This is definately good for someone who wants a natural look because you can barely see anythings on it just looks natural. if you want a GLOW on your face then i wouldnt recommend this to you in a way it reduces the glow on your face its for like a every day use if you want FULL coverage then i wouldnt recommend this to you either because it dont cover nothing! the best thing i like about this is the colour of it if you know what i mean its like a PERFECT MATCH.
I WOULDNT BUY THIS AGAIN BECAUSE ITS LIKE YOU GOT NOTHING ON AT ALL, BECAUSE IM THAT TYPE OF PERSON THAT LIKES A GLOW ON MY FACE, and this dont give it. i dont think its worth its price and the powders all over the place so you waste alot!
I got this recently in NC20, I wanted something to set my liquid foundation, and give me that "airbrushed" look. Being a loose powder I'm somewhat nervous whenever I open the lid, but with a dab of my napoleon sable powder brush it seems OK, not messy and a little bit goes a long way!
I use it over my Shiseido pore refining foundation in 020. When I first apply it, I love it, it gives me a lovely matte look and looks very natural. After a few hours my nose and forehead do pick up a bit of shine, which is kinda disappointing but I've got a very oily t-zone so I can not expect miracles.
I prefer this over my mac studio fix NC20 pressed powder, I think its less drying.
Would i buy this again? Probably, it would be a tough call between this or Shisedo's translucent powder.
This product works wonderful to set your foundation or if you are going to wear just concealer. Gives my skin a very nice finish. If you are looking for coverage you will not be happy this is just really nice to set your foundation.
It is much too sheer for me. Can't really help me even my skin tone, let alone provide coverage for freckles etc.
However, the powder is very fine and natural and doesn't ever appear chalky.