Must be one of the best pressed powder I have tried out there. I have oily skin and prone to blemishes. I have this in Light best match for my fair-medium skintone. I use this over foundation sets the make up. Looks polished and professional. Controls oil and feels comfortable. Light shade is best for fair/medium skintone with yellow undertone. For reference I'm a NC25-NC 30.
I think this product is very good but that is because I use it with the colorstay foundation, however I can't actually tell that much difference after using the powder but sure enough I the make up doesn't rub of, my skin dosen't go oily and last for long long time like this not sure about 16 hours as I've only ever had it on for 9 hours, and after 9 hours looks the same (a little bit better) than first applied as I have oily-very oily skin. Only problem is I bought Medium and not sure what colour I should be using as I'm oriental with yellow tone light skin color, I am a NC30 MAC. Can anybody help?
I have some major gripes about this product. 1. The applicator/sponge thing has an edge on top that is sharp and pokes me when I apply (almost like a paper cut.)2. The mirror on this thing is soooo tiny. 3. I'm not a fan of the packaging, it feels cheap and light weight. Doesn't look nice. 4. The color of the light is just not right for my skin (very fair) even though it is quite light. I feel like it makes me look a bit dead when I apply it. All in all I much prefer Clinique, Mac or even Cover Girl. continued >>
This is a very good powder. I usually use MAC's StudioFix Powder in C2 over Revlon's Colorstay Fdtn in Buff. I was not able to get to my nearest MAC store or counter, so I quickly popped into a pharmacy and picked this up. When I first opened it, I was skeptical. I wasn't sure if it would look natural. I put it on, and it really suprised me! It actually looked good. I got it in Light. I will get MAC's StudioFix Powder again in the future; it's hard to compare two products when you don't have both of them at the same time. There is a smell; not a bad smell, but there is a smell. It looks sleek; it's a black compact. Comes with a sponge; I don't use it. Try it; it's really good for drugstore quality!
I love this pressed powder. So cheap but so good! I use it to set my foundation and my face can be flawless and nice all day without any blotting! (ok not all day but approx. 6 - 8 hours) I really like it.
BUT, i can't find it anymore in HK :( I wish i could find some high end brands i like so i dont need to be so frustrated about drugstore brands discontinuing products! I can't buy this and Revlon colorstay active anymore! grrrrrr
I love this pressed powder. I use it in the "light" shade. Does not look cakey, feel heavy or settle into fine lines. It does last a long time and usually I just blot once throughout the day instead of having to touch up with it. Keeps my face looking perfectly polished!
I do wish the nice slim black compact was a bit sturdier. But this is a drugstore makeup (not in quality of the actual product though) so I have to realize that the compact may feel a bit "cheap" I just cannot justify paying $$$ for compairable quality when I can get it for so much less at a drugstore.
Get this when its on BOGO and you've got even a better deal.
I find this to be a really sheer powder. It keeps my skin matte longer then most other powders. I hardly wear this alone unless I have a bare face and just want to cut the shine. I think this is a good set powder and I carry it around in my purse and brush it on the T-Zone when it gets shiny.
I bought this pressed powder because I wanted a powder that helped to control oil in my T zone and that would add a little bit of color to my face without looking over done. I was concerned that because it was a long lasting product that my skin would feel tight and dry out but that didn't happen at all with this powder. I gave my skin a nice finish, was comfortable to wear, and controlled oil. I would buy this again even though the compact design is not the best.
It is an ok pressed powder for oily skins. It does not hold very long in the summer time. The light-medium color is more on the pale side ( it is a little unnatural). It is not as a great product as the ColorStay liquid foundation. I would choose other powders for the summer.
I got this in Light/Medium. It's too pinkish and doesn't control oil at all. Plus, the packaging sucks. The compact is really easy to drop, so be careful when opening it.