I've been buying this for years. It is my favourite ever makeup item, I can't be without it. It's amazing for giving an all over coverage without looking cakey. It covers redness and blemishes so well. I'm past my teen years where I get some breakouts but still swear by this as it makes your skin look flawless! It also lasts ages, I usually top up once during the day due to shine creeping through but that's pretty standard I think. I do think the packaging could look a bit cuter though, but the price is amazing as one of these lasts me for a couple of months at least.
Normally I'm not really a foundation user. I picked this up because I started to get some blemishes and a little bit of rosacea around my nose for which I need a bit more coverage than a BB cream/TM. I love that I can easily build this up to how much coverage I need. The colour I use is Natural, which is a tad too dark for me, but as I don't really use that much it's not really a problem. I have noticed some shimmer when I'm in the full sunlight, small con in my opinion.
I have fallen back in love with this product! I used to use it years ago and for some reason I stopped. I have been updating my handbag makeup and found this again. I love it. It gives a really nice natural coverage, I just use the sponge it comes with and it smoothed out my skin tone, tones down the redness around my nose, evens out around the eye area and doesn't leave you looking caked. I have oily skin which this combats really well but it doesn't clog my pores on cheek area either. I love the fact that it comes with a good size mirror for applications on the run. It leaves my skin feeling really smooth. It doesn't have that dulling affect that some powders have either. I am quite pale, an nc 15/20 in mac shades and I use this in number 2 ivory. It matches my skin tone really well. Great on its own or over foundation and best of all, for me, I can use it to touch up the oily skin issue! I will definitely buy this again and I can't think why I stopped using it.
I do moisturise in the morning before using and it does have a tendency to cling a bit to dry areas of your skin so if you have dry skin it may not be for you. Or use a good primer underneath it first. I use mac primer which is good for me.
This compact will last me ages because you don't need a lot so it's worth the quite reasonable price tag.
great pressed powder! have been using it for more than 5 years now, shade 2 and i love how natural it looks.
i use it in spring and in autumn before my skin gets really dry and a bit patchy around my nose. that's why i can't use it in winter - it emphasizes flaky skin. but in spring and autumn when my skin behaves well i like the silky effect it gives to my skin. I apply it with a powder brush and wait for a minute before color shows on the skin.
Not quite my HG powder, but the best I've found so far. I use it on it's own on 'no makeup makeup' days, or to set my liquid foundation if I'm going for a fuller coverage. It doesn't go on matte on my oily/combination skin and leaves a slight glow, which I love. I also use this over the top of my BB creams if I want a medium coverage. It never goes cakey, even with top ups throughout the day. It doesn't last all day and I do need to touch up every 4 hours or so, but this isn't an issue since the compact is so convenient.
My only gripes with this are the price and the colour selection. 1 compact lasts me around 2 months, which isn't very long and considering it's around £10 in the UK, it's an expensive thing to be re-purchasing so often! The colour selection is also poor, the lightest shade is far too pink for my warm skintone, so I have to wear the second lightest shade which is slightly more neutral but a little bit too dark. It's not noticable as long as I bronze my neck & chest, but it would be nice to have a better match so I could skip the bronzing when I'm in a rush.
Will definately continue to repurchase but I'm still on the hunt for my HG. continued >>
This powder foundation is the best for my oily skin. It absorbs well but it doesn't last that long (3-4hrs). The coverage is medium, I need a concealer to use along with it. My skin doesn't get clogged and I don't get extra acne from the daily use.
I will keep on buying this as it is by far the only foundation my skin tolerates on a daily basis.
This is a brilliant powder foundation, and the ingredients are good too.It is not what I would call full coverage, but it's good enough for me. I use it mainly in summer, when liquids plus powder on top can be too much on a hot day. It is also great if you need to touch up.Does not look caked on.If you want heavier coverage, Cliniques almost make up powder foundation is also good, but the clinique one dosen't seem to look as good after a touch up. Looks too heavy. Overall I prefer the max factor version,both have spf 15.Both have excellent sun protection with titanium dioxide.I must have bought this facefinity about 10 times now and always will. Fantastic product.
I absolutely love this product. I don't like to use much makeup on my face, because I have very sensitive skin that tends to break out after some foundations or powders. However sometimes I need coverage for a blemish or two and this product does the job perfectly. My skin is quite dry that tends to be oily in the t-zone. This powder absorbs any excess oil, stays on all day and doesn't dry my skin. The coverage is medium, I would say, which works best for me. It depends on how much powder you want to use, you can build up and look very matte and flawless but very made-up at the same time. My skin is very pale and shade 01 Porcelain matches my skintone very well (though I would prefer more pink undertones). The packaging is also very nice. It comes with a big sponge and a big mirror (bigger than in most compacts) and looks quite stylish. I would definitely recommend it to everyone.
Good to use as a powder, but not only as a make up. It looks good for the first time, but after a few hours it melts and my skin looked oily. It doesn't control my oily skin for a long time. I expected more from this price.
Update(***): I think I'm going to buy it again. I use the lightest shade as a matte highlighter.
I LOVE this stuff! It really is my HG foundation/powder. My skin tends to be oily in the t-zone, and I used to have bad cystic acne on my forehead but thanks to a year of using Duac from the doctor (a creamy gel ŵith BP and clindamycin, which is an antibiotic) I now very rarely get spots.
I use my primer first on freshly washed skin (I don't use moisturiser as my skin doesn't need it, I do at night though). At the mo my primer of choice is Too Faced Primed and Poreless. I then apply concealed around my nose, under my eyes and on any minor imperfections. I then apply this all over my t-zone and spread it out over my cheeks etc. I am MAC Nw15 and I use this in Porcelain. I then apply some sort of coral coloured bronzed all over my face to lift my colour (at the mo I am using BeneFit Dallas).
This does not break me out, but more importantly it keeps me looking flawless from 7am until 11pm! It does not oxidise, and I do not feel greasy to the touch. I sometimes spritz my nose with a water mist, blot and then reapply this if it has been a hot day, but other than that it remains perfect!
I have tried many expensive powder foundations but this is the only one that I repeatedly hit pan on and repurchase.
Try it, if it doesn't work you can always keep it in your handbag for touch-ups! continued >>