terrible to set concealer, creases and it creates a layer on top of skin, a very visible layer, size and price are okay/cheap.
update: WORST POWDER i have used. DO NOT reccomend. Sets into all ur little lines
I've been using this twin cake to set up my liquid foundation and it always end up making my face look cakey. Though i only dab a little bit of the product with powder brush, using sponge will only make it more cakey-er. I've tried to use it alone but it completely make my skin look so dry and it leaves visible dry patch here and there, also cakey. I have very oily skin and it doesn't keep the oil at bay. I'm looking for a matte powder foundation but this one really turns me down. The only good thing about it is that it didn't cause any break out to my skin (i'm prone to acne)
I only use this powder to set my foundation and have yet to try it on its own. I purchased it in Nude and it's pretty close to my NC25 skin. It goes on as medium coverage and it does look cakey when applied with a powder puff but tapping it on lightly with a brush its okay. I always use a setting spray after using this though just to remove any cakey-ness. It helps my foundation stay on all day.
I got it for around $12-13 on ulta in creamy beige back when I thought I was a NC30.
Aside from getting the wrong color, this powder was also horrible because it always got cakey. If I put it on with no moisturizer, it'd stick to my dry skin (reasonable), if I use moisturizer it turns into chunks of powder on my face, if I use this with another powder (then why use this powder?) it works.. until my face gets oily and once again the powder turns into chunks.
The packaging is pretty bad too, though still manageable. The powder falls out of the pan.
It only cost about $20, but I felt pretty ripped off. It was alright and all, but when I tried to set my foundation with it, it looked cakey. Maybe my foundation was just bad, so I think I'll just say that it is unsuitable for oily skin. To be honest, I believe it'd only serve as a pleasant shimmer for people with already nice skin.
The packaging made it look like a copycat brand, too, so no points there. Also, I'm pretty sure I could get a better powder than this one, so no, I wouldn't buy it again.
Overall, I like this powder. The shade in Soft Beige is closest to NC40 in MAC. It provides me with a medium-buildable matte coverage and I like to use it over my foundation or alone. I would also re-purchase when I run out.
Oh, how I wish I could continue using this product!!! It's the perfect powder for me...I got it in the perfect shade, the coverage is great, and I love the silk finish.
Unfortunately, I'm going to have to force myself to stop using this product because it's been breaking me out. I don't know about others, but it's been clogging my pores and I've been getting blackheads, zits, and pimples all over my face in places I've never even had it before. :( IT'S SUCH A SHAME.
If it were not for the clogging factor, this would seriously be my HG powder. I'm so disappointed!
I was searching for a good foundation, I've never really had one, and I found this and it was pretty cheap ($12ish) and I really liked it. It went on smoothly, and evenly and provided great coverage. I have some oily spots on my face but it worked fine with it. It had a nice, matte finish and left my skin looking flawless. I think I'll get a lighter shade next time but other than that I really did love it, I definately would recommend it.
This is a good powder to get if you're the kind of person who doesn't have a lot of time to get ready, and you want to look presentable in a flash. I love that I can just swipe the sponge over my face and move on. The Twin Cake Powder provides a smooth coverage, hiding redness and giving me even looking skin. What I don't like about the formula is that it's slightly drying, but that also makes it a good setting powder over liquid foundation. I don't do that often because I don't like looking overly made-up, but it's good for sweaty summer days because it won't run in the heat. I ordered mine in CP10 "Sand Beige," which is almost a perfect match for my skin color but just slightly paler. If you're considering purchasing this powder, be sure to pick a slightly tanner shade because the powder shows up a bit paler on skin. It works out well if you're a pale person, but not for me since my face is already a different shade than my neck. I paid $7 for my powder on sale, but I probably wouldn't buy it for $14. There are better drugstore foundations for your money, in my opinion.
I really like this powder. I got one for a friend too. I have dry-normal skin and she has oily skin. My friend did not like it. It made her face look like an oily mess lol especially if wearing on top of foundation. She rather wear it alone. As for me, I like it because it doesn't dry out my face. It's very smooth and pigmented. Coverage is medium. The only problem I have is finding the right shade. I've bought two compacts already and still can't seem to get it right lol but some how I make it work lol