I've tried this stuff before and don't remember being terribly impressed, but when you're a girl on a budget, you tend to forget the mediocre experiences and embrace the cheapies! :) Hence, this product -- verrrrrrrrry cheap, I paid $1.79 at Target. I use the Translucent shade (I think it comes in 4 options, but I'm too lazy to color-match at the store), and it works just fine as a makeup setter and oil-blotter. The sponge it comes with is laughable, I threw it out and use a MAC 182 kabuki or a big powder brush, and my skin has a nice soft finish. Has a tendency to cake if you overdo it though, so go with a light hand. I will repurchase this for sure, at $1.79 I can live with better-than-average. :)
Bought for $1.99 at a Rite Aid.
Does its job well and efficiently- no frills packaging, just a wee mirror, a not so hot application sponge, and the glorious pressed powder. Looks a little strangely pale before you blend, but sets make-up well (when between loose powders), and sops up all your oil. Gives my pale skin a nice, soft finish.
this is a GREAT powder.
i was considering buying the MAC blotting powder, but at the same time, i did want to save some money so i came to MUA, and found this one
it kept me oil free for longer than any other powder i've used. so great product. except for the packaging, cause its just really cheap, and ugly.
Hands down, this is an excellent pressed powder. I use this in the Transluscent shade. It absorbs oil and shine like nothing I've ever used before and it provides an extremely MATTE finish over foundation (probably the most matte finish I've ever had). If you don't like a super matte finish, then this probably isn't the powder for you. But for $1.99 there is really no reason why any woman shouldn't try this. I still prefer my Dream Matte pressed powder for setting my foundation, but for on-the-go touchups to combat breakthrough oil, I use NYC.
UPDATE: Unfortunately this powder is TOO dry. It really dried my skin out and upsets the balance of oil production on my combo skin. Dream Matte is still wonderful though.
This is the best drugstore powder ever! I've used so many other powders from so many different brands. The only thing better to me is MAC Blot Powder.I truely love this powder and use it daily.Plus you can't beat the price.
I agree with everyone here. This is the most decent pressed powder that I have ever used. I apply it using a big brush. I puff it off over my Revlon Colorstay foundation. This is my HG. :)
I have been using this pressed powder for the past couple of years. I use translucent shade. This stands up to any other pressed powders on the market for a fraction of the price.
take a look at all my reviews then you will know i am not a harsh reviewer. yes. it does control face oil and even absorb oil when u put it on. however, i found that maybe the ingredient of this powder is not high qualitied, caz my skin becomes really unradiant and my pores become bigger.... even its effetive, i wont use it any more.
This stuff works best over foundation or concealer. It lasts a decent amout of time, and does a pretty good job at controlling shine. Don't underestimate NYC, I really think they're starting to improve their products. This is worth every penny to give it a shot.
I really liked this powder, it was cheap, didn't break me out, didn't change the color of my foundation, was truly translucent, and worked well at keeping oilies away without caking up. just bought 2 more of these in "Translucent" however one was the old packaging with the cute colorful N.Y.C. lettering and one was the new (and uglier IMO) plain silver lettering on the front. Besides the packaging difference, I took a look at the ingredients. Did anyone else notice they totally changed the ingredients?! The powder no longer has rice starch/powder or oat flour? Rice powder is what gave it it's oil absorbing properties, and the reason I bought this powder in the first place. Why mess with perfection?! They certainly didn't market this as a new formula. Did they think no one would notice? UPDATE: This just doesn't control oil well enough for me, and looks cakey w/touchups, especially on my nose. My new fav. d/s powder is CoverGirl's Fresh Look powder. It's translucent and controls oil MUCH better than this NYC powder, and NEVER gets cakey.