I'm not a huge fan of this powder and the main reason is that it is not finely milled at all which makes it very apparent that you are wearing powder as it does not just sink into your makeup to set it. If you have really oily skin, this may be a good thing since it will absorb more oil but I only like to use powder on my nose and forehead and this was just too too powdery.
*UPDATED* I feel terrible for giving this powder such a bad review when it was my foundation that was really the problem. I thought this powder made my foundation look pink but it turns out the foundation (Loreal True Match) would oxide after a while. I never noticed this but the foundation also had sparkles in it which gave my face a sparkly/sheen appearance which is bad. Well I used this powder to set a new foundation that I'm currently using and it turns out that it's a decent powder. It keeps your face matte for about 4-5 hours depending on your skin type and the temperature/humidity. I have dryish/combo skin that gets pretty oily throughout the day. The one bad thing about this foundation is I feel like it looks a little cakey. The packaging it pretty bulky. It has a part that slides out from the bottom revealing a mirror and a puff which is a plus. Perfect for on the go touch ups. It can be cheap depending on where you live and where you buy it from. It's about 4-$8. Overall it's a decent powder. Not the best but not bad.
After a bad experience will Maybelline's Fit Me Powder, I was ready and willing to try Maybelline Dream Matte Powder. It was $8 which I found pretty expensive, but after reading really good reviews, I was excited to try this out. You only get 0.32 oz, but hey. The packaging is really nice, one of the best I think. It's very handy and has a mirror and application on the bottom. It is pretty hard to open and mirror but its handy. I got Beige and it matched my skin extremely well. After a school day, (around 8 hrs plus a walk home which is 15 mins) MY FACE WAS EXTREMELY CAKEY. And not to mention right after I applied this on my face I felt my skin tingly and slightly burn which means Im about to get pimples. And loe behold, I took my makeup off and I have three big red pimples on my forehead and cheeks!
Air-Soft Matte Perfection : it is matte for about two hours. you can barely feel it on your skin which is a plus. I have very oily skin so that may have something to do with how it barely stayed matte. It had a very pretty finish.
Oil-Free : Probably is, but I ended up extremely oily anyways.
Won't Clog Pores : My three red pimples disagree.
Dermatologist Tested : For sensitive skin?
I used a powder to apply my powder and I spun my brush in and it got EVERYWHERE. It's annoying.
This was a hyped up product. It broke me uout didn't keep my foundation set. and did NOT keep my oil from coming through.
Wouldn't purchase again. Still on the search for a great, longwearing powder. Dont know if I hate the Fit me or the Dream Matte more.
Alright, I tried this powder once again and I'm really surprised, but I like this product. Sometimes I have this love-hate relationship with this powder. You must apply it lightly brushing your skin. LIGHTLY. Previously, I was patting it on my skin with my powder brush, and it is pretty thick so I applied too too much powder on my face which caused cakey face. Lemme tell ya, a little goes a long journey. Just sweep it gently and it will look nice and matte. It will make my dry patches stand out. This isn't an everyday powder though, I've gotten breakouts from using this 3 days in a row :(
It makes you look very natural though, I have mine in Medium Beige and it fits me perfectly. I would purchase again along with Rimmel Stay Matte powder.
Oh and for the lasting powder and matte finish of this product I raise one lippie to four (-:
I sooooo wanted to love this product! So many of my friends use it, and they always look wonderful. However, even in the lightest shade this powder made me turn orange - it is waay to dark for me. Maybelline - PLEASE MAKE A LIGHTER SHADE OF THIS!!! Everything about this product is WONDERFUL except the color range!
At first I actually thought I didn't like this product, until I found myself hitting pan and basically using it everyday haha. I have other powders such as MAC, Lancome, Benefit, MUFE, but I tend to use this most. I guess I really like this product. I use it by itself to go to school, because it's really lightweight. Feels like I have nothing on. I would not wear it alone to go out, because there's barely any coverage. It just evens out your skin tone and it really helps with keeping oiliness at bay. I would use this to set my foundation; however, I would like more coverage when I go out. For it's cheap price, everyone should atleast try it out.
The only reason I gave this a 4 instead of a 5 is because of the packaging. It spins strangely out of the side and I can never figure it out haha! Also, the sponge is made out of a weird material so that's another reason. However, this product is amazing! It really does give an airbrushed look to the skin without being too heavy. It doesn't cause breakouts and doesn't settle into pores. For the matte aspect of it, it really does keep my skin shine free throughout the whole day! I recommend this product because it us under $8 which is great because it is high end quality for a fair price. I would def repurchase
Fabulous! I am so grateful to all the women who took the time to write reviews for this product. I probably never would have tried it without all the rave reviews. In my effort to find the perfect setting powder but also to curb my spending I gave this one a try. I am so glad I did. It is light weight, not powdery looking, gives a nice airbrushed look when used with a good powder brush, not the puff included. I used a Sedona Lace synthetic tapered angle brush to buff this in and got great results. The shade I chose was Sand Med 0-1 and it is the perfect shade for me. I am usually not the lightest in foundations but next to the lightest or sometimes 2 shades from the lightest but with yellow tones. This feels undectable on my face, no heavy powder feeling. It does not settle into lines or make me look older. It truly feels weightless yet looks wonderful. At last I have found my HG powder without breaking the bank. Hope this is never discontinued, which is what usually happens when I fall in love with a product. This claims it will not clog pores so I have high hopes it won't break me out either. Compared to the other powders I was considering purchasing this one I believe to be dirt cheap.
My skin get a little oily around the sides of my nose, eyebrows, and chin. This powder keeps it in control! I have it in the shade honey, it blends into my skin nicely, it doest leave a chalky appearance or white cast. Love the matte finish and silky texture. I use a powder brush for my face and the little pad that comes with it to dab under my eyes to set concealer. works great. This is my HG setting powder. it might be a little pricey but a little goes a long way, it will last for a while. Will repurchase!
Since I've hit pan, I figured I should probably review this. This is a pretty good powder, but I have to say that it simply doesn't control oil for me. I use it as a finishing powder for a nice barely there effect, but I wouldn't miss it if I didn't have it around. Bear in mind that my face is an absolute oil slick disaster zone--I know people who adore this powder and can go all day without touching up when using it. But for me... nope. It's Little League when I need something from the MLB.
For reference, I'm NC25 and I wear it in Cream. It's a good match.
P.S. The packaging is, without a doubt, one of the worst I've come across. It's stupendously bad.