Of all Iman's products, this and the Afterglow bronzer are my favorites.
Unlike her oil-control powder (which controls oil about as well as a bowl of shortening), this powder is velvety, covers very well (I can wear it alone or with concealer) and doesn't oxidize over time.
The lasting powe is minimal but it's portable for touchups. It's best to throw away the nasty powder puff and use a brush.
I do wish Iman would do something about her bulky, outdated packaging which does NOT fit well in a makeup bag. Otherwise, fine, inexpensive product.
Me: NW50 (Earth Deep in this powder).
So far so good...I must say I really like this pressed powder I use it after I apply my makeup forever mat velvet liquid foundation and it really sets the foundation good I have the color earth dark and it goes perfect with my red undertone...A little goes a long way with this also if you build to much on it'll look very fake and cakey...but this is my new go to press powder...also I like this because it doesn't have any sparkles in it like most other pressed powders I've used...honestly you could use this alone for a light coverage foundation..
PROS: I like the texture and the finish.
It doesnt look like i'm wearing anything, almost like perfect skin.
It seems to last a longer time than most other compacts
CONS: I just wish IMAN of all people would make shades for Black women. The undertones are orangey/peachy....i dont see any yellow, which is what i need. Sigh. I find that I have to use yellow-based foundation to neutralize the slight orange in the powder and it works out fine. But it shouldnt have to be so much work IMAN---
No, it doesnt stay matte for long ---but luckily i'm not one of those who like a pan-cake face, so it works out for me.
I LOVE THIS POWDER PAIRED WITH MY DREAM MATTE MOUSE LIQUID FOUNDATION I HAVE USED MANY HIGH END BRANDS CONSIDERING TYHAT I USED TO WORK AT MACYS WHERE I GOT A DISCOUNT AND SEPHORA WAS A FEW STORES DOWN AND I HAVE BEEN ON A BUDGET THE LAST 6 MONTHS SO I HAVE BEEN SEARHING FOR A FOUNDATION AND POWDER THAT UIS REASONABLE WONT IRRITATE MY SKIN AND FOR THE END RESULT TO LOOK EXPENSIVE. SO FAR EVERYONE HAS BEEN COMPLIMENTING MY SKIN I AM A LATINA AND IM NC25 TO 30 DEPENDING ON THE SEASON AND THATS REALLY LIGHT I USE MAYBALINE MATTE LIQUID IN MEDIUM BEIGE AND THE LIGHTEST IMAN PODWER SAND KLIGHT MEDUIM. I HAVE ALOT OF RED AND YELLOW IN MY SKIN AND THESE COMBINED GIVE ME ADDED COLOR WITHOUT LOOKING DARK OR ORANGE OR CHANGING COLORS THROUGH OUT THE DAY THE FINISH IS MATTE BUT SLIGHTLY DEWY JUST ENOUGH TO HAVE A GLOW BUT I THINK THE DEWYNESS COMES FROM THE MAYBALENE (SPELL CHECK) LOL BUT ANYWAYS I WEAR THIS WITH BRONZER AND A PINKY BLUSH AND GET A LIL COPPER GOLD EYESHADOW TO HIGHLIGHT THE TOP OF MY CHEEK BONES AND I LOOK LIKE JUST CAME BACK FROM A VACATION AND HAD SOME GOOD SEX LOL AWSOME QUALITY FOR THE PRICE AND IMAN IS TARGETED FOR WOMAN OF COLOR SO LIGHTER SHADES ARE MORE LIMITED BUT THEY WORKED FINE FOR ME CUZ IM PRETTY PALE I APPLY THIS WITH A BIG FLUFFY FACE BRUSH WORKS NICLEY HOPED THIS HELPED
I LOVE this product! First of all its hard to find colors for dark colored woman, but using this product by IMAN is amazing! They have all shades for any color type (ecspecially for colored woman) & its also at drugstores! The only thing i hate is that its around 15 bucks! But its worth it. I would definitely repurchase this . continued >>
This a great formula!! It's soooo velvety smooth, looks flawless, has excellent coverage, and great staying power. It can be heavy if you put on too much, but overall I was impressed with the formulat at least...
Unfortunately, it's a bit too red for me - color 'Earth Dark' (I have yellow undertones & the 'Earth Medium' is too light for me). But, I still wear it to add warmth to my skin - like a bronser, to my cheeks, temples, and chin. It looks really nice! continued >>
IMAN Luxury Pressed Powder - Earth Medium
I absolutely LOVE this pressed powder. I wear it alone or with foundation. It is light, blends well and matches my skin tone perfectly. The best thing about this product is that it is not greasy !
I think the price is reasonable...about $13 any where you go. I don't like the bulky plastic compact that it comes in; the hinges and clasp break very easily. Also, the name "Iman" on the compact will rub off easily so you may want to have a makeup bin to put all your Iman compacts together since all the names will come off sooner or later...
Do not use the cotton sponge inside for application because it leaves cotton residue and lint all over your beautiful brown face...big no no.
The only gripe I have about this product is that it is difficult to find...I find it easier to just order it online.
Overall, I would definitely buy this product again because you can wear it alone or with foundation and it looks natural- like your own skin.
This is more of a powder foundation than a powder as it has much more coverage and feels heavier on the face. I find it looks cakey over liquid foundation. I use Sand Light/Medium and it is a great medium, yellow based shade. My only complaint is that it does not control oil worth a flip. I'm pretty sure I won't repurchase because I need something more matte.
The best pressed powder I've used, great undertones and looks natural and truly mattes my face!
I use very heavy full coverage foundation for events and stage, and this really makes it look like skin and helps it to not look like "too much makeup" reach it really is lol.
The only thing I don't like is that the shades are limiting- for instance I am right between the very yellow toned colours and brown colours, so I mix Clay Medium Dark (which is just a shade or two too dark- noticeably if a lot is applied) and Sand Light Medium (a nice yellow town, the Clay Medium looks pinkish to me.)
This stuff is great over mineral or loose powder to create a "flawless, matte" finish.
a close friend of mine used this Iman luxury powder one day and i couldn't help but notice how flawless her complexion appeared. i decided it was time i bought a pressed powder and i picked clay medium dark. i put it on and loved how it made my skin look. i would recommend this to anyone it's awesome !!