I've just started using powder as part of my regular routine. The first one I tried was suggested to me by the SA at Nordstrom's (MAC Studio Fix, I think. I know that it was more than $24). I wanted something to keep in my purse in case I needed to touch up, and picked up the E.L.F. powder at Target for $1.
I haven't touched the MAC powder since.
I haven't used any powder other than this. I love the texture, I love the color and I really, really love the price. The packaging is just fine for a buck, but nothing you'd want to keep on your dressing table. You don't get a huge amount, but that means a smaller overall size and that works great for a purse or travel. It even comes with a puff, but they don't work well for me, so I have to pack a brush. But I'd have to pack that with any powder.
And being the cheapskate that I am, nothing -but nothing- gives me a bigger kick in the morning than buffing on this powder and remembering that it only cost a dollar.It's the highlight of my morning!
This is better than I remembered it. It used to have a strong Orange scent but it's much milder now. I like how it looks on my skin and hasn't given me hives, which is common for powders for me. It's super cheap and I can get it at Target. Who would of guessed a $1 powder is my HG.
This is just above an average powder to me. It has a light to medium coverage, depending on how much you use and how you apply it. It never seems to get cakey, no matter how much I put on. It does not keep oil at bay, but I have a hunch that with a good matte setting powder, it will do better. It seems to stay for quite a while, unless I allow my face to get to oily and it rubs off. I bought this along with a Physicians Formula airbrush pressed powder that was around $15 with tax, and no one could tell the difference between that powder and this one!!!!!! Astounding. Why pay $15 when I can pay $1? This does seem to decrease the size of pimples. It has helped to clear up my face since I first put it on. After the first day, my pimples were smaller, I could feel that the size had slightly diminished. I couldn't tell they were smaller just by looking into a regular bathroom mirror, though. Now it is the second day of wearing this powder, and I can tell these pimples are visibly reduced! I am very happy with these results. I have tried Almay's acne-fighting make up (both in powder and in liquid form) and this elf one is by far better. I will wear this for a while until my skin is cleared up, and then will probably experiment with other elf powders now that I have been converted into a definite elf fan. If those powders irritate my skin, I will probably not have a problem coming back to this and sticking with it.
I've been using this for about a week now, and I am feeling more uneasy about it. I have been getting severe acne around my jaw area, and it is fairly uncommon for me to break out there. I bought this to get rid of the acne I had and possibly keep new acne at bay, however, I now have more acne than I did when I first started using this. I also started using elf's zit zapper and Palladio's rice powder around the same time, so I will experiment to see what is causing me irritation, but I no longer feel comfortable wearing this on my face everyday and will probably take a break. I haven't knocked off any lippies. Discontinuing my use of this is a probability.
This product has simply astounded me. I mean, I have not touched my MAC Studio Fix Powder or Chanel Loose Powder since I purchased this. I recently ordered some Elf products online, and decided to try this for fun. I mean, $1.00? your not losing anything. I chose the shade Ivory. Ivory has a strong yellow undertone in the packaging, but it does not transfer onto your face after foundation (trust me, I took pictures in every light) After using my NARS Sheer Glow, I tried this & was so surprised- even, flawless coverage! no cakey mess, and a very natural coverage. I honestly thought this would start coming off my face within minutes, but it stayed put for 8 hours (with a Primer + light dusting of Kryolan Anti-Shine powder).... I ordered about 10 after that day, all for $10.00 :) shipping to Canada is $14.95- but that is very much worth it to me, because I adore this stuff. Now, my makeup collection consists of higher end & drugstore brands, and love all makeup- but I was getting sick of paying $35.00 for Studio Fix, & I swear that MAC changed the formula. I'm glad I found this little gem. Elf products have really amazed me, and I plan on trying more items!
yick. I'm not terribly picky when it comes to packaging or how much product you get with elf products, but I AM super picky about color. they seem to be hit or miss for me! the zit zapping concealer is a perfect match for my skin tone while most of their 'ivory' labeled products are way too yellow. if the ivory studio concealer stick doesn't work for you, trust me, this won't either. I'm getting the studio translucent loose powder soon in the mail - I'm sure I'll have much better results with that. at least this stuff didn't break me out - and, I'll admit, doesn't look so bad that I can't wear it out. you can't really tell that it makes me yellow until you see my natural skin tone, which I really like and prefer to the yellow haha. oh well. sorry elf!
This is definitely not for me. I have dry skin and this just makes my face look cakey, dry, patchy, etc. It's very matte, so it might be better for oily skins. It's quite messy and crumbles quite easily. The packaging is cheap looking and breaks very easily.
Okay, recently got another E.L.F haul :D So, I decided to try this product and find out what all the fuss was about and now I know. This has become a powder I use on a daily basis. The problem is, I've already hit pan... I just LOVE it. Mines in ivory, A LOT darker than it looks, so if you have slightly pale skin make sure it's the shade you go for (as it's the lightest). I have oily skin and I own dewy foundations so I like to keep them Matte so pressing this onto a pad and then applying to my face just is amazing. Honestly trying this, and Rimmel Stay Matte, I wouldn't bother with another high end Powder.
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This is a good powder but it isn't the best of coarse. It does keep my makeup in place and my face matte. However I think there should be more shades. I got the lightest shade ivory and it matches my skin tone nicely, but I'm light skinned but not pale so I think there should a shade or two that's lighter than "ivory" (which isn't ivory at all) a few more really dark shades would be nice too.
I am a big fan of E.L.F. products so for $1 I thought I would try this powder. I got it in 'light beige' although I have quite tan skin but the color worked perfectly. I used it to set my liquid foundation. The powder was just okay, until I dropped it. I used it for a few days without re-pressing it and the texture just completely changed. It was so dense and became cakey so I just through it out since it was so cheap no big deal. I replaced it with a powder that I could use as a light light coverage foundation or use to set liquid foundations.
Love this powder! I've been using this for about a year now, and honestly, when I first started using it, I thought that I was gonna run out of it in no time, but I've hardly made a dent in it. I got this in light beige, thinking that it was gonna be too light for my medium toned complexion, but it's actually a great match! I love using it with both a brush and a puff. I think applying it with a powder brush gives a more light application, while applying it with a puff gives a whole lot more coverage and matifys super well! For a dollar, you really can't go wrong, and it works just as well as some of the higher-end powders out there! I'd recommend it to anybody out there looking for a great all-around face powder!