I only just bought this but I can already tell it is the most amazing pressed powder I have ever used. It has medium coverage and blends my skin so well it looks absolutely flawless and you can barely tell I am wearing any make up. Also, my skin feels so smooth after I put it on, especially my cheeks. This compact makes my skin look perfect and oil free all day. My favorite!
I love this pressed powder! I normally felt my face heavier with any pressed powder put on my face, and it felt like I was going to break out or get more acne, however, this pressed powder is totally different! It feels so much lighter on my face. It doesn't cause break out, it even reduces the frequent acne that I kept receiving on the past days when I used BB cream. I decided to stop using my BB cream(s) for a while, and switched to using only pressed powder that's good for my oily and acne-prone skin, and this product does a good job on my slightly troubled skin, especially with the oil! If you are currently having the same skin condition as me (frequent acne on T-zone skin area which is oily), here's my advice: NEVER think about using foundation or BB cream for a while no matter how good their oil control and acne prevention they claim, because BB cream and foundation are still parts of MAKE-UP, not skincare. I use this pressed powder alone without any foundation or BB cream, and it's true, my acne is gradually reducing, not that fast, but it works better (also with the use of its skincare line: Pureness), I find it more useful than when I applied it with foundation or BB cream. People often say that "this skincare line does not work bla bla", well I think the real reason why this never works is because we use foundation or BB cream on the troubled skin area, and makes it worse, or maybe the choice of the foundation or BB cream itself that makes this pressed powder not work for oily skin.
Maybe the only con that I have with this pressed powder is the coverage, it doesn't really cover my acne scar, however I ignored this, so I still rated it 5! Good job, Shiseido, you totally changed my life! :D
Will definitely repurchase!
nice coverage, nice smell, doesn't break me out, like the sponge
does poor job at keeping shine at bay so I have to do touch ups every 1-2 hours if I want to stay matte, the lightest shade is too dark for me and it's way to pricey.
I never really was a foundation user before the last couple months, I have pretty good skin and don't really use it, but I decided to buy a good quality foundation for those special days.
I bought this foundation, and I love it! although I dont really have much to compare it to, it can be cakey if you apply too much so im very careful and try not to use to much product. I dont break out that much from it at all, gives me a good look I think.
The only small things I didnt like was that I had to purchase the compact case seperately for another 6 dollars. The foundation itself is kind of pricey, and the case doesnt even look that nice. I also thought they had a limited selection of colors. Mine matches me, but is slightly darkr than my skin color, I probably couldve gotten a better foundation color somewhere else.
Overall I love this product though!
I have mixed opinions about this. I find it to be too thick for a pressed powder. It looks very cakey on my face. I do like the fact its oil free though, and thus I haven't had any breakouts. I just don't like the way it looks on! Its such a shame because it stays matte the whole day. I just think its way too thick and leaves a funny cast over my face. There are other foundations out there that are both oil free and offer sun protection so I don't think I'll be repurchasing. I might keep this as a backup for those days when I run out of my usual foundation. It might work for some people but it doesn't make the cut for me. But give it a try anyway, you might like it. Good luck.
I don't like this compact powder! It make my oily T-zone (nose) shine after 1 HOUR! And the price is really expensieve! I've paid almost 30 euro for this powder! If it works I don't mind the price. But this was really waste of my money T_T!
I think I will try MAC
I remember being addicted to this fdn 10 years ago when acne suddenly started to plague my life. I was a big fan and I still am. I used this for some time and got so impressed I tried the Pureness skincare line, which is not as impressive as this fdn.
This baby did not cause any allergy or additional break out and must be cheap (otherwise I wouldn't patronize ten years ago). The color range and oil-control was good, coverage is to-die-for and it was quite velvety on my face. Came with a cutesy blue rectangular casing. Now that I run across this thread, I am thinking of buying a refill of this baby for lazy days, just wondering whether they changed the formulation or whether it could fit the casing that comes with Shi's Poreless.
I LOVE the coverage and this doesn't break me out. It makes my skin look flawless but even the lightest shade is too dark :( I wish they'd come up with more shades. By the way, this is a *foundation* powder, not a finishing powder. Of course it would be too thick over another foundation. This powder gives pretty decent coverage.
If they add more shades, please send me a message?
I have tried almost every oil- free compact powder under the sun from Chanel's double perfection to cheap Almay. This is the most coverage i have recieved from an oil- free powder. I actually work as a cosmetics SA and this the ONLY powder that is able to last my sweaty 8 hour shifts. (i have a t-zone that is extremely oily and makes most foundation very grainy looking) I am so suprised that the reviews so far have only been so- so. A lot of MAC SA also agreed with me that this is their number one go to on days wear they dont feel like wearing heavy makeup. This i would say provides medium coverage but this is DEFINITELY BUILDABLE. It also does a wonderful job in concealing my huge pores around my nose area. I finish the powder off with Mac's fix + spray and Voila! you get an instant airbrushed look. I love this powder so much but i wouldn't reccommend this for girls who are residing in windy conditions (no powder type foundation would be able to work for them)
1. ugly packaging (looks like cheap compact powder)..
2. it doesn't really make you looks like wearing any powder.. doesn't cover much
3. vast range of colors
4. stays only for 2 hours