Holy grail powder foundation!! I am NC 15/MUFE HD 117 and the color Wheat is perfect for me. It buffs beautifully into my skin. It doesn't cause any problems for my oily, acne prone skin. Its lasts a long time, and it doesn't oxidize. Love love love. Been using it for about 2 years now and still in love with it.
Cons: the closure can be a bit too tight, seriously limited color range (there are 6 colors and they're all very similiar to each other)
I LOVE THIS POWDER!!! It takes a lot for me to get excited over a cosmetic product, so take my word. First off, can I just say how sophisticated and simple the packaging is?!? What may appear to some people a bulky compact in fact isn't, because the application sponge is kept separate (in the bottom compartment) from the makeup. It's separated by the mirror (which is on the underside of the makeup-containing pan), so the product doesn't come into unnecessary contact w/the sponge, meaning it's much more sanitary. (which people should appreciate!) I use this to set my Revlon ColorStay liquid foundation; I get a flawless, beautiful finish that lasts all day. I've never tried applying this wet/damp, mostly because I've just not had the need or desire to do so. The texture of the powder is very smooth, and it goes on so nicely, almost velvety to the touch. It's very high quality, especially considering the inexpensive price tag. (I paid about $7) Coverage is buildable. Like I said, I normally use it to set my foundation, which I do by applying w/my Ecotools powder brush. But it works equally great on its own, over an under-eye/spot concealer (just apply a bit more for a med-light/medium coverage). I prefer this over my MAC Studio Fix, and it's a fraction of the cost. I use 'Wheat,' which is a PERFECT match. (I'm a C3/NC20 for reference.) Highly recommend this.
This is my first product review on MUA. I felt compelled to write a review for this foundation b/c imo, it gets 2 thumbs up! My complexion is fair-light so I bought Wheat. It's spot on for color. I don't like orangey, pinky foundations and this is not. I waited a few days to write a review b/c I wanted to see how it wears. When first applied it's powdery, but that wears off to a nice semi-matte slighty dewey finish. The coverage is medium to full and it's buildable. I use it dry and it covers everything I need it to cover. Also, I'm older and I noticed that it doesn't settle into fine lines(YAY!). I have been searching for a foundation that: covers well, looks natural, doesn't settle into fine lines, stays put, doesn't oxidize, oil-free, easy to apply, doesn't cake around my nose and eyes, inexpensive etc. Well, this stuff doesn't do everything, but I can definitely deal w/the stuff it doesn't do. It doesn't stay all day, but touch ups are easy and seamless. I do get oily, I use powder for that. The packaging isn't great, but I don't really care about that (the sponge applicator that it comes with is pretty decent). Those are my only gripes and I can deal w/that! It works esp. well with moisturizer, Rimmel Fix & Perfect primer, and WnW tinted moisturizer "Nude," applied in that order before hand. For us thirty and over crowd, w/sun damage and pregnancy mask, we need all of the help we can get! Overall, very good for a drugstore foundation. I will be repurchasing. continued >>
I loved the coverage- with a sponge it has more coverage than some of the other powder founds. I have tried. The color- good, neutral (warm ivory). It was somewhat oily after a few hours - so maybe this would be good for someone with normal to combo./ slightly oily skin. I think it would make dry skin look too dry. The only problem - it made me breakout. I did have high hopes b/c all of the other aspects were good esp. for the price.
It says you can use it wet or dry but I just use it dry. I am using a natural beige color and it's awesome. The powder compact it comes in is nice because it flips open again to reveal a nice size mirror and a sponge.
Oh wow, was I impressed. I thought this would be bad, and snagged it half price. If only I had known! It goes on smooth even over my dry skin and has impressive staying power. Natural Beige is probably one of the best matches for my skin that I have seen in any foundation. The package needs a better design though, because to keep applying it you must keep flipping parts back and forth to use the mirror. But great product for a good price, and I would buy it again.
After reading all the great reviews on this product I decided to purchase it at Ulta. Thankgod that it was BOGO for free because I got 2 different colors and they were both horrible. The first color I tried was Soft Spice and it left me a funny grey hue and the Natural Beige was to light and it gave a funny tint to my face. I really wanted this product to work but it did'nt back to my old fave Palladio wet/dry powder foundation. What a waste of money even though it was fairly cheap............
Good coverage, matte finish, and didn't break me out. But they need to bust out more shades. There were only six on the rack.