I use this powder to set my foundation or bb cream. And it sets like a dream! It makes my skin look "alive" after I apply this. Because sometimes my foundation, especially my bb cream, may be on the lighter side, the yellow tones in this powder makes my skin really natural. My favorite way to apply this is with ELF kabuki brush. I like to pat it onto my skin instead of brushing it on. If you're using very light coverage foundation or tinted moisturizer, this powder could add a little more coverage without being cakey.It evens everything out and it does not accentuate my sometimes flaky skin (although I have oily skin). I use the color fresco, which I believe I am NC25-30. I find it to last pretty well throughout the day. You may need to touch up a little, but I'm the kind of person that only does their makeup once in the morning and that's the end of it.
I'm on my third one and I'm still loving its silky finely milled formula!
I use this as a setting powder. I like it a lot. Its a little darker than I need so I'm going to get the next shade lighter. As just a powder foundation by itself its decent. It has its limitations obviously but I think it still works okay for what it is-a powder. My skintone is uneven and after an hour it all shows through when I use this alone. Haven't tried it with a primer though.... Overall I'm pleased with it. Its easy to find, affordable and versatile. Definitely got my money's worth. :)
So I recently repurchased this product today. I love if so much that I hit pan!! Also when I say I hit pan I mean I literally scrapped out every last bit of it until there was only pan left! I love this so much I have oily skin but it not bad at all over my cover girl 3 in 1 liquid foundation which keeps me matte throughout the day and with the powder it gives me a flawless,fresh, clean look. They color I have is natural tan and it fit my tan skin tone perfectly considered I'm mixed with Scottish,Puerto Rican, and Jamaican. It may be very hard finding a color for fair or dark skinned tones, but over all I cannot live without this product. I'm thinking about king out and buying another just incase they discontinue it. They retail for about $11.79 at my local drug store.
It's compact and nice for a light touch up during the day. Controls oilyness and sets just about any liquid foundation. It gives a matte finish, which I love. However, I wouldn't call it a foundation since it is not that pigmented and it wouldn't serve the purpose of covering acne scars or any problem areas on the face. It depends, always, on how blessed you are naturally. Oh, another thing, I found that, if used too regularly, it can be extra drying for your skin, so, never forget the moisturizer.
Overall, good product! (y)
I love this! But not as a foundation (it doesnt have enough coverage for that) but a setting and touching up powder! It keeps me matte nearly all day! They have a lot of colors and it has amazing packaging which is great for carrying in your purse!
This powder is great if you want a more natural look. It also works well as a finishing powder because it leaves your skin looking evenly toned and natural. If you want more coverage then this wouldn't work well for you. The little compact it comes in is great because you can easily put it in your purse. I highly recommend this product.
Loved this a friend gave it to me cuz she had two n I thought the color wouldn't suit me but it did and when I wear it for dance shows all I have to do is blot and put some translucent powder on
Very unhappy with this. I bought it because I was looking for a better color-match than I had with my Maybelline Dream Matte powder. I saw Fresco and it seemed perfect. It does look really good when first applied, but as the day goes on, it oxidizes like crazy! I don't know that I have "acidic" skin as another reviewer claims, but something is going wrong. My whole face turns a yucky reddish orangeish hue. It's also kind of hard - I had to really dig my brush into it to get any product. Into the garbage it goes...
For reference, considering that I have a very acidic skin, NC37 on MAC and I have this in Fresco. I loved how this melt and blends with my foundations since I'm using this as a finishing powder, but for some reason, at the end of the day, this turns reddish orange on me. First I thought it was my foundation, I gave it another try with another foundation but it still turned out the same. Then I switched primers, its still the same. I tried wearing it alone, I was still red orange at the end of the day.
Probably this could work for normal skin, but this oxidizes badly with acidic skin. But I wouldn't mind buying the lightest shade and see how it would turn out since its dirt cheap.
But on the brighter side, this does not cake up, stays all day and controls oily skin.
I tried this got the first time today. It's not heavy enough to be called a true powder foundation and I'm very fair so it's a bit yellow for me. I will try to continue to use it but only as a touch up for my regular mineral makeup which is the body shop extra virgin minerals loose ones. And I also somedays wear mineral hygenics.