It's been a while since I used this product, but I remember being frustrated that couldn't use it up faster because I wanted to try something else. It's realy cheap and you get a lot, and it honestly does a pretty good job at setting make-up and mattifying what little shine I have. But the shades were just not right for me. The first time I bought it in the second-lightest shade and discovered that it was WAY too dark for me! Like, I could've used it as a bronzer. I gave it to my Philipina friend. I went back and got the lightest shade, and it was too light! I've never had that problem with any other powder, they are always too dark, but this made me look PASTY! Not good, considering I'm already pale. Either than that I guess it's a good powder that does what it's supposed to do but I'm giving it a two and would not buy again just because the colors were not right for me. There are better powders, even in the d/s world I'm sure.
Oh, and it has the worst jar packaging of any loose powder I've ever tried. The lid cracks and falls off! Packaging with powders is always a pain... but this one brings the pain to a whole new level!
I am not a seasoned, experienced makeup user, but I am pleasantly surprised by this product. It performs exactly as I would like it to. My skin is not terribly oily, so i purchased this powder for foundation setting purposes, rather than for blotting purposes. I use Make Up For Ever's Mat Velvet foundation, and have had occasional problems with it coming off. So in attempt to solve that problem, I journeyed over to Rite-Aid yesterday and purchased this translucent powder and an Ecotools Powder Brush. I thought I would have problems with application, but it went on perfectly and I was surprised at how it improved the look of my face. It is pretty plain and no-nonsense, but does what it is supposed to. My makeup/skin looks much better and I still looked great after a night out. This is exactly what I needed and best of all it's cheap and available!
I have used translucent powders that were really translucent. They gave me a polished look without depositing obvious color. I didn't find this powder transclucent. It was a very light, cool based powder that made my already pale complexion, ghost-like. At first I thought that I had used too much, so I applied less the next time I used it, but the pale-pinkiness of the powder was apparent; very chalky and dry looking, as well. Luckily it was under $3 USD, so I didn't feel guilty for tossing it.
i bought this product not really knowing what to expect because i had never used a loose powder before but i had used the foundation from nyc which i love so i thought i would try the powder and so glad i did. i use it over my liquid foundation and it looked great and so natural the only reason i gave it a 4 was because the packaging was pretty crap but i took the sifter out and and that made it a bit better cause the product was gathering at the top an excellent powder.
WOW,what a great powder! I dont like buying expensive face powder but the cheaper ones are always too dark whatever the name says.So after reading reviews on here I decided to give this a go.Well I am soooooooo pleased I did,its the perfect match for my skintone(translucent)and my makeup looks lovely with this on.I too dont like the jar but who buys a product for the container anyway?
Well worth £2.99 and it will last ages.
I love this powder, it works just as good as anything and it's super cheap. It gives all your make up a polished look. The only thing I don't like about the product is the jar it comes in, the sifter really bothers me. I put it into an old mineral foundation jar instead. But even then the jar isn't so bad.
I have mixed feelings about this product. Although it is indeed finely milled, sets makeup nicely, and makes my skin look more polished, it does nothing to control oil. In fact, it makes me more shiny. Also, the packaging is utter crap. The lid fits loosely so you can't really transport the container anywhere without a heavy duty taping job. I discarded the pathetic pink poof right away and use my fluffy powder brush instead. Based on the advice of MUA reviewers I only poked 3 holes in the sifter rather than remove the seal completely.
Probably not going to purchase this again. I'm still looking for a powder that does a decent job controlling oil.
This is a GREAT product! I have it in translucent and it's by far the best setting/finishing powder I have used. I find it won't settle into the lines under my eyes and lessen the amount of smudging I might get under my eyes from my mascara. You cannot beat the price! In terms of the packaging, while not ideal as you can't travel with it, isn't an issue for me. I pick some product up on my brush, tap the excess off into the lid, then swirl my kabuki-style brush in the lid. Since it's more IN the brush than just sitting on the outside, I find can create a thinner layer on my face. I will definitely be rebuying - if I ever run out, that is!
Just got this, love it so far.The best finishing powder out there for $2.63 (USD)Love this product.The only draw back is the packageing, the powder gets everywhere if you're not careful.
Until recently I'd been using MAC's Loose Blot Powder fairly unquestioningly for about 18 months. When I bought it I didn't need to pay attention to comedogenic ingredients, but since then I've started taking some long-term medication that causes my skin to be more prone to blemishes. I started to notice that the more regularly I wore LBP (daily rather than a couple of times a week) the worse my skin looked and the more make-up I felt I needed. Rather than get sucked into this vicious cycle, I double-checked the ingredients and went in search of an alternative.
My first port of call was, of course, MUA, which led me to NYC's loose powder in translucent. NYC products are more expensive in the UK than the US, but then pretty much everything is, and they're still among the cheapest cosmetics available. I was a wary of buying this for that reason, but as the ingredients are considerably less acne-bothering than the higher-end version I'd been using, yet priced lower, I didn't hesitate for long. This has turned out to be a great buy so far. It makes that unregulated claim of claims to be non-comedogenic, which after a few months' use still seems accurate. Virtually traceless on my skin, this delivers a great finish, without straying into artificial extremes. I thought the product might compromise on durability since it was so reasonably priced, but its staying power is impressive by any standards. Earlier this week I realised it had lasted through an emotional all-night election party - well over eight hours - and at a time like that I still managed to be struck by how well my powder was holding up.
As other reviewers have noted, the packaging is fairly dire. Although I'd give the product itself five, I've felt compelled to withold a lippy because of the flimsy pull-off lid. My technique for this is to keep the sponge provided in place over the sifter holes and tap it into the lid before each application. Then I swirl a kabuki brush round the inside of the lid to pick up a veil of powder and dust/buff it over my face. So far, so similar to every other loose powder I've used. My beef with this is that it would be really unwise to travel with. I never carry powder in my bag day-to-day, and would use a pressed product if I did touch up, but for trips and holidays I can envisage powdery accidents. I've decanted some of this into an empty compact.
INGREDIENTS: Talc, zinc stearate, silica, kaolin, aluminium starch, octenylsuccinate, ethylhexyl palmitate, calendula extract, imidazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, ethylparaben, butylparaben, isobutylparaben. May contain: mica, iron oxides. £2.99 from Superdrug.