Might have been falsely packaged, but my powder in the shade 005 Translucent is almost orange and totally covers my foundation, which is matched to my skin. The powder itself stays for varying amounts of time depending on the weather, it gives a nice finish (maybe a little bit cakey though) for about an hour, but it starts to melt or become patchy later on, at least on my combination skin. Since mine is so pigmented, the patchiness is really noticeable. I'd say slightly overpriced too, since it was about £8 where I bought it, but it does last for ages, since I got it about 3 months ago, used it almost every day because I can't afford a new good powder, and it's still almost full. On the plus side, the packaging is lovely.
If you have skin thats oily,sensetive or with acnes dont use this product. Its a good cover and not so expensive,but it blocks your pores. I used it last summer and now i have dots/scars from acnes.
The translucent pressed version of this powder is great, gives no colour but gives you an airbrushed look, it lasts very long and sets makeup well. However the smell was a bit weird and could of done without it, but once its applied you no longer smell it. My skin can be acne prone and it didn't make me break out which is why I gave it four stars instead of 3.
I would apply it with a brush rather than the sponge as it may come on too thick.
The packaging in my opinion is classy and elegant.
Packaging - ★★★★ (4)
Smell- ★★ (2)
Colour/overall appearance- ★★★★★ (5)
Kind to skin- ★★★★ (4)
Love this. HG! I had to order this from overseas, but it was worth it. A true classic. I use truly fair. It turns my oily uneven complexion into flawless perfection in seconds and lasts. My husband likes the way it looks on me. It lasts and lasts. Great coverage. So retro scent and packaging. Use a different sponge.
This product is awful. All the other colors are too dark and orangy wich is why i treid the translucet one. It lookes very "made up" on my skin and it has a horiible perfumey granny scent to it wich stays on the skin. Also the packaging is unpracktical and looks cheap. The only good thing is the staying power (5 hours wich is quite good on my oily skin), wich is why i give it 2 lippies and not 1. Will not repurchase.
I really like this product, I have normal skin and this goes on nicely and sets my M.A.C foundation really well! I have it in translucent and it really is translucent, it keeps oil at bay for a while. There are downsides though... the writing on the packaging comes off really easily and if the product is applied with the puff it goes on very cakey. You do get a lot for you money though and the smell doesn't really bother me as you can't smell it when it's on your face. Although it's one of the best drugstore ones the high end powders do a much better job at making your skin look matt.
i am suprised of the negative reveiws of this great stuff
I got this powder on #81 truely fair the lightest shade
and after trying many pressed powder from so many brands
i can assurs you this stuff is best . full coverage never caky or
chalky cheap price oil control what else do you want from a pressed powder
however . I have normal skin so I can't judge how it works on
other skin types
the selection of colors is also limited as the lightest shade is
still darker than my skin tone
OMG the smell of this makes my eyes sting! I loved the idea of a cheap all in one foundation that I could carry around for touchups.I got the lightest shade and its way too pink! Looks more like an all over beauty powder or something,goes on ok but can look cakey.BUT its the smell I cant stand,its a strong perfumey smell and its awful.So I wont be using this,such a shame but never mind.
What a disaster! I thought I had found a bargain - a way to touch up and mattify during the day at no great expense. I think this is meant to be fragrance free but the first thing that struck me when I opened the product was the smell of old ladies' talc and, funny enough, talc is one of the first ingredients listed. This looked heavy and cakey when applied - either using the puff supplied or using a brush. Within days I had a major outbreak of spots - sore and inflamed spots all over my face! (And I don't really get spots aprt from the odd hormonal one!). This works for some people, but not for me and I won't be repurchasing. Disappointing as Max Factor has so many other good products.
This is a decent powder. I have it in translucent and on my usually fair but now slightly tanned skin it really is translucent. I only apply it on my t-zone and I can't tell where I put it and where I didn't (color-wise). It doesn't oxidize on me, though I've never had a product do that on me. What I like most about this powder is it's consistency. It is a powder but it doesn't feel or look powdery at all, it feels kind of creamy and it gives me an airbrushed finish. Nice.
It does an OK job at keeping oiliness at bay. It does keep them away for a while but not nearly all day. I'd say 2-3 hours. It's not terrible, but I've had powders perform better in this department.
What I dislike about this powder is it's heavy perfume. I've never come across a make-up product that smells this heavily. The perfume isn't even nice, it smells like grandma make-up. It lingers for a little while but then it dissappears. I don't have anything against perfumed cosmetics in general and it doesn't irritate my skin, but this smell is just unneccesary overwhelming so I am taking a lippy off for this.
The price is alright. It's not cheap, but also not expensive.
The packaging is alright aswell, it's functional but nothing special. The puff that comes with it is crap but I use a kabuki brush anyway.
Overall nice powder that is really translucent (on me anyways) and that gives a nice airbrushed finish. The staying power is average. This is not for people who don't like perfumed cosmetics.
Edit: Meh, taking off another lippy for the smell. It's just so strong that I don't want to use this product anymore - it's literally giving me a headache. That is the only reason I will not finish up this product and not buy it again. Such a shame, it is a nice powder but I really can't stand it, especially since there's so many alternatives. I'm not going to completely rate it down because of the smell, as scent is highly subjective and if you can stand it then this is a nice powder.