This was my first "non-drugstore" makeup and powder foundation. I thought that all powder foundation would be good at controlling oil, but my assumption was wrong. I noticed that I did get oily after a couple of hours. It settled into my pores and didn't cover it up. I didn't like how powder makes my pores more accentuated. The coverage is sheer to medium. However, if you apply too much, it will have a fake powdery look to it.
The feeling of it is light and it can look natural. I do like how the powder "melts" into skin after a while. This is a good makeup if you want something natural to cover up uneven discoloration, but anything more, I personally wouldn't expect much out of this. Another good thing about it is that it has spf in it.
On my combination skin, it did not look well on dry areas though. I don't think it lasts long well enough. I had to use a finishing powder on top of this makeup to control oil and make it stay on a little better.
Packaging is ok. Some of the plastic broke off around the hinge after a couple of months. The sponge is on top of the powder, and there is no separate compartment, so it may be a concern to those who are more strict with sanitation.
Color selection for me was terrible. I'm around an NC30. The sales associate matched me to a Neutral Fair Shade. I am asian and have yellow undertones. The neutral fair looked more grey and ashy on me. The color selection seems limited and has mostly neutral to pink undertones. I will not be repurchasing this again.
I got this as a gift when purchasing something else from clinique for my mother. I thought I wouldn't like it but I was possitivly surprised...
I apply it with a spong and it gives EXCELLENT coverage to redness,discolourasions and occazional zits!!
Further more it blends buitifully with my skin's oils giving me a very very NATURAL -almost airbrushed- finishing result which stays put all day long .
the only con it's not that good for oil controll.
Think I have found myself my HG powder!!!!!
UPDATE: still loving it...
Not the best, yet not the worst powder foundation I own.
PROS. Covers well, natural finish within the first hours after applying it, spf.
CONS. I can't find the right shade for me as they are all really neutral, no oil control, the natural finish ends up looking oily.
I like it alot...doesnt cause breakout. Very nice color selection. Covers nicely over my foundation...I know thats double foundation which is a no no but, I have some scaring I like to cover and for it being foundation on top of foundation it doesnt look cakey :D
Light and natural with medium coverage that worked well for my dry skin before this fine quality pressed powder turned it into the sahara. I really liked the finish the glow the lasting power, but most of all the natural look. I will definitely try again come spring but for now, the tighness it actually painful. I never had much success with mineral foundations and found them way too drying so this may be the factor in my response to Almost Powder Makeup. Disappointed.
This was my makeup stable for a long long time. However, I have since realised that the coverage is not enough for my oily, blotchy skin. Plus, I had to carry this everywhere for top ups as oil came through.
I have since swapped to Clinique even better foundation, which is even better! I will always have a little pot of this to mattify my chin when necessary though.
I would say this would be excellent for people with very good skin that want a very light natural look, but not so good if you suffer from blemishes/blotchiness like me.
I like the compact and the brush that comes with it.
This powder gives you sheer coverage when used alone, but I use it as finishing powder over foundation also, and it feels good.
When I apply it, there is no sign of oil in my skin, but after some hours, when applyed alone, oil does appear. It has SPF15. My color is 04 Ė Neutral MF/M. For reference, Iím NC30, and this is a perfect match for my skin. Looks very natural.
If overdone, can look very very powdery.
Iíve been using it for quite a long time now and I have not reached the pan yet.
Will repurchase again.
Pros: Sheer, good for people like me who like light sheer makeup aka younger teens, natural converage
Cons: NO OIL CONTROL...In 3-4 hours after application in the morning you can start to see the makeup sweating off my face...so if you're very oil like me this is not the way to go
Pink undertones-I'm asian so I need yellow-untertones makeup..the pink undertones makes this not blend well with my skin
So in short I'm not going to buy this again. It's rather expensive and there's really nothing good for me here other than the natural looking converage....I wear powder for oil control and this gives none...it has horrible staying power..and the color selection is limited and blah!
Almost Powder Makeup SPF 15 has a buttery smooth texture and blends to a seamless satin-matte finish with a hint of sparkling shine. I have pretty dry kin, it looks dull after applying on my face. So I would not recommend this to very dry skin type.
It does have sheer to medium coverage like most mineral foundation does. But it does not last whole day. You have to touch up during the day if you want your face look same throughout the day. The is pressed powder type foundation. it is easy to carry and re-apply. but I am not recommend this to ones wishing a full coverage.
You get brilliant sun protection from 13% titanium dioxide (in addition, thereís a synthetic sunscreen active, something you donít typically see in a product being sold as mineral makeup).
Almost all eight shades are soft and neutral; Deep Honey may be to orange for some skin tones, while Deep is slightly ash, probably due to the amount of titanium dioxide. Deep Golden is best for tan skin tones, which is about as dark as the shade range goes. I am NC 20 - 25 , I found medium is a bit darker for me, but still wearable. Neutral is bit too warm with red/pink undertone. Light is the best match so far.
Oh my goodness, it's my best new most favourite foundation ever.
I have really, really, really oily skin. I was tired of looking like an oil well all day so I went to Sephora looking for a powder foundation and I tried this one from Clinique because I was desperate to try anything and this was less expensive than other brands.
Well, I tell you, I've never looked this good. The oil is soaked right up, and my fair skin has a lovely alabaster colour to it with this powder on; I look exactly the way I always wanted to look.
If you're a gushing oil well like me, do try this powder. I reapply at lunch time, I just blot and reapply, it doesn't cake and ball up like other powders do.
Like I said, my newest most fave foundation.