I went to the drugstore looking for L'oreal Translucide, but they didn't have it in my shade, so I bought this instead. It was one of those happy accidents, because I love this powder! In the past, I've used some higher end powders that I loved, including Fusion Beauty loose powder, and Laura Mercier Invisible Setting Powder. I can honestly say that this powder holds its own against much more expensive products! It is silky, lightweight and it just melts right into skin. I have dry skin, but I hate the feeling of sticky foundation, so I love the way this powder sets makeup without looking powdery or dull. I am peach-toned NC20 and I bought this powder in Light 100. My only complaint would be that the Light shade leans *slightly* cool. Yellow toned ladies might like the slight pink tone, however, as it could have a balancing/ brightening effect. Cool toned ladies will probably love this. The pink isn't really noticeable enough for it to be a mismatch for me. This is an otherwise perfect powder.
I decided to pick this product up after searching for a setting powder that doesn't contain parabens and paraffins. Unfortunately, this product does contain Talc. The packaging is really bulky so this can only be used as a setting powder. For blotting, I use another powder... Overall, this product is pretty decent. Keeps my oily skin at bay for about 4-5 hours. I would definitely recommend this for people looking for a cheap setting powder with a limited amount of harsh chemicals. I won't be repurchasing anytime soon because it contains 28.9g of product. This will probably last for years.... And even if I did run out, I would probably find an alternative without Talc in it..
Decent setting powder
Decent oil control (4-5 hours hold up)
A lot of product for $10 (28.9g)
Messy, can only be used as a setting powder due to bulky packaging
I would recommend this to people searching for a cheap and decent setting powder that can be found at almost any drugstore!
I've been using this loose powder for several years and I LOVE it!! I wear it over a liquid foundation and it goes on and blends so nicely. It covers shine, feels lightweight, and does not look cakey or clumpy at all. I have tried several dept. store loose powders and they don't compare at all. It's my absolute fav!! I wear the Light 100 shade. :)
This is an awesome powder! It works great for oil control, skin evening and it's light and natural looking. I always get compliments when I use it. Plus it's very affordable. However I haven't been able to find it in stores anywhere, I think they discontinued it which is a major bummer.
Love this product! It gives a nice pretty finish to my foundation and suits my sensitive skin very well! It made my super dry cheeks very soft and smooth. The only reason I gave it a 4 not a 5 is that it made my forehead area oily. I have combination skin so it's generally difficult to find a powder that suits my super dry cheeks and oily forehead well. But in the end I will definitely buy this again.
I've been using this the past few days & I'm on the fence about it. I love the finish I have when I set my foundation with it but I'm noticing I've been getting even more oily since using it. I also noticed that by the end of the day I'm about 3 shades darker than I was when I first applied it. It doesn't break me out thankfully. This really has its pro's and con's. I think I'm just gonna use it when I only need to wear makeup for a short period of time so I don't look oily & oxidized.
I was so excited to try this because I have been on a hunt for a good loose powder, based on the reviews I went for this, after trying the NYC that covered nothing! Well, it does make the the skin look pretty nice, but it made my dry, sensitive skin super oily! I looked so shiny after about an hour! Ultimately I am not a fan, on the hunt again!
I use Loreal True Match in 3N and Almay tone 200 is a perfect shade for the pressed powder I have in true match. I even put some on top of it and it was unreal how well the two of them matched in color. That being said, it does darken slightly my foundation and concealer just like the Loreal does. So I think I'm going to exchange it for tone 100. I purchased it to set the concealer I bought and it darkened it. Argg. It does a good job on the face. Not too matte but does take away shine. I already have a powder thats pretty much the same as this one.
Color (I use light) is nice and neutral, and product has a beautiful texture and feels nice on the skin. It also has no offensive fragrance. Unfortunately, it emphasizes fine lines, doesn’t hold up to oil well, and starts looking ragged after a few hours of wear. I think this would be a fine product for young skin, but at 40, I need something that doesn’t make my skin look crepey and older.
I love this powder. First of all, Almay has always been wonderful for my sensitive, oily, acne prone skin. However, I was having trouble finding a foundation from them that would cover my large pores. While this actually does not, I use it over L'Oreal's Smooth Souffle foundation to take away the shine and lock everything in. It works like a dream! No break outs, super gentle on the skin, and incredible lasting power. However, only a little bit is needed or else it will all look quite cakey. Also, the cup area to swish the brush (I use my own kabuki brush, not the puff that comes with it, for better application) is quite shallow and it is easy for the powder to spill, which is why the rating is not perfect, but the product itself is wonderful!