This is a great powder. I have it in porcelain, and it matches my pale skin perfectly. It smells like cinnamon, which I like. I use it to set my tarte tinted moisturizer. It is $20, but the container is a decent size and will last a while. It doesn't have enough coverage for me to be used as a powder foundation, but with the tinted moisturizer underneath, it is perfect.
I love just about anything Aubrey. After reading reviews on here I HAD to try this. The smell is a nice cinnamon, which normally I like but could do without. It doesn't do much in the way of coverage so I use it to set my foundation. It blends well and isn't cakey. Unfortunately I used this at the same time as a new foundation and broke out horribly. I stopped using both and just used the powder for two days. On day two I had a few little pimples :( I'm SO SAD. I love this and you get a ton for the price. I'll either pass it on to my stepmom or just use it once in a while. Now I'm just hoping it wasn't the Tarte foundation giving me the huge pimples (please just be PMS!!!!)
I have been using Aubrey's hair products for awhile and decided to try their makeup as well. For the most part I really love it. I love the smell, it's not caky or heavy and it makes my face feel soooo soft. My only problem is the color. I'm white/black so I have light tan skin.But most my friends who go tanning are tanner than I am and it's always hard to pick a shade of makeup. Anyways I bought it in tan and it almost makes my face look dirty. But since I feel like it's so much better for my skin than other makeup and there is a lot I like about it I still use it. It lasts a long time but when it finally runs out I'm going to try a shade lighter and then I think I will love it 100%!
Not a bad powder foundation! It's a little expensive, but you get a lot of product. It smells like cinnamon and covers well... however it goes on very matte for me. And by matte, I mean more on the "flat" side. It can look heavy easily.
Overall, it's a good all natural choice with quality ingredients.
-you get a ton of product so you def. get your moneys worth
-super smooth and silky
-no strong scent
-its lasting power isnt the best
-looks a bit orangey/too tannish, well on me at least. I got it in Beige maybe i should have went a shade lighter.
-container is big and bully and a ton of powder comes out so be carful.
UPDATE will not be using this anymore! Just found out that silk powder comes from worms and i just happen to have a huge phobia of worms X( BLAH never. again.
For me this was dirt cheap - I was give it by a friend who couldn't use it as it flared her roseasa. She had both the "beige" and "porcelain" to mix because neither matched her and gave me both. I only tried the porcelain and the beige is to dark.
It's true, these have next to no coverage but I don't need much. I applied concealer where needed and applied. And started to itch almost immediately. I react this way to most products I try. I only wore it a few hours on a Saturday while running errands and took it off when arriving home. I had 2 very small white heads on my chin that night. So this doesn't work for me either.
That said, I do think this is a high quality, good powder if you aren't sensitive skinned. And it smells lovely, like cinnamon. The package is HUGE and while the price seems high when you get as much as you do, it really isn't.
For anyone curious and wanted to try it, I do have both colors up for swap on my swap list as of 10-08-10!
Me, I'll stick with my Physicians Formula mineral wear pressed powder and stop straying. I suggest that for someone like me, with uber sensitive skin who only want that extra little something to even out skin and cover pores.
This powder is pretty good. It's not a good setting powder though, especially for concealer. But on it's own it's good, it makes your skin nice and soft, and it smells good too! Plus the ingredients are excellent, very natural and good for your skin!
I really liked this powder better than I expected. First of all, you get a TON for the price. It is a bit expensive, but not when you look at the total weight that you get. I am a fair/light, and the porcelain/beige is perfect. It is really great at oil control, which I really like. Plus, it doesn't dry me out. It gives sheer/moderate coverage, which I like. It has a nice (not over-powering at all) scent of cinnamon. I only have two-downsides, and they are very minor: 1) if you use too much, it CAN look a little chalky - you just have you blend really well (and possibly use a little setting spritz) and 2) the color is really 1-dimensional. For coverage, this works well. Some people just like a little more depth in the color of their base. Otherwise, I would totally recommend this powder!
I love this powder, it's my HG!!! I use the Tan as a bronzer/setting powder. The oil control of this powder is really amazing!!! I have been searching for a good oil absorbing powder and bought this on a whim, it doesn't say anything about helping leave your face matte but it does! This powder is mica & bismuth free so less chance of an allergic reaction. I love how this powder smells too, like cinnamon :-)! Also love that the ingredients are natural/organic! Slightly expensive, but the jar you get is huge!
I bought this in beige because I was looking for a natural powder to set my makeup and give my skin a matte finish. I have combo to oily skin which can be sensitive to chemicals (sunscreen) and other irritants. This powder worked great for a few days then it started to dry out my cheeks and make them blotchy. After wearing the powder out last night (and using it halfway through the evening) I woke up with red, splotchy cheeks and a few little bumps (maybe the cinnamon irritated my skin?) I also found the touch-up to look a little chalky and artificial. I'm not using this again.