This is my HG powder. It doesn't show up at all on my pale skin and keeps my skin matte without looking cakey. I agree with everyone else that the packaging is less than ideal, I usually cover about half of the holes that the powder comes out of with tape so that when I shake it I don't get too much. You can't take it with you in your bag or you risk spilling it everywhere, so I shake some into an old Altoids Sours tin that I've washed out and covered in colored duct tape and take it with me for touchups, although I usually don't need any unless it's very hot and humid.
Pretty good...It does a great job of setting foundation and isn't too dark for my very pale skin. I use it over my powder foundation on my t-zone now for extra shine fighting. The packaging sucks though, you couldn't bring it along in your purse for sure it would spill all over (that's why I took off a lippy). I put some in one of those brushes with the container for a handle..you just shake it and the powder comes out into the brush...that works fine.
This powder does give you a nice matte finish when you use it. and you can't beat the price of it.
It looked really nice until I started developing large cystic acne and little white bumps all under my skin. I haven't broken out in months, so I know that this is what caused it.
It would be nicer if the top screwed on though as I am scared my daughter will find this and I will have powder everywhere!
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.