At first I wasn't really sure what to make of it.
The colour I bought was slightly too light for my skin tone.
Brush: Not as terrible as some of the other Physical's Formula brushes I've used, but you can find better brushes. I'll give this brush a 6.5/10
Powder: Great powder, great formula. I wish I bought a shade darker though. This is SHEER coverage though. Especially if you use the brush that comes with it, the coverage will be sheer. And don't forget to "blend" or else you will have too much powder in one area
Compact: 5/10. I like how there's a built in mirror, but because the brush is in the same compartment, the mirror is always dusty from the powder. Not only that, but my powder (in time) slowly broke to pieces...
Right now, this powder is all broken. I was hoping to use this as a travel-powder for quick fixes // checking myself in the mirror, but the powder is all broken and I can't open the mirror because the powder is on top....
I use is at a loose/powder now and because I don't travel with this, I can use my good brushes to apply.
I find that the coverage is much better with my buffer brush.
I'd give this product a 8.5/10 or a 9/10
But the packaging really gets to me. Some of the powder spilled in my purse.
I recommend buying this, as long as you don't mind the powder breaking in about 2 months.
I really love this foundation!
in the summer my skin is more tan,
and i noticed that my light powders are making my face look way paler than the rest of my body. which i thought was completely awful! i went to k mart and saw this little baby and thought why not? i bought it and applied some concealer to my spots. the creamy natural matches my skin tone almost perfectly, and it was lovely on my skin.
- i will reperchase.
Was looking for a pressed mineral powder for travel, since the loose powders can be messy. Hated this one. Poor coverage and fake, powdery finish. And why make a foundation with different colors instead of just blending it so you can see the real color?? Incidentally, I ended up loving MAC Mineralize Skin Finish.
I am just finishing my fourth one of these powders. I will not be repurchasing again. I use Creamy Natural and its a great match for my skin. I use it to set my tinted moisturizer or foundation. On a few occasions I just wore this with some concealer underneath. I love the coverage of this. Its capable of covering some of my acne scars. The packaging is awful every single one of these I have owned has broken. Its flimsy plastic. Its not good for oily skin. My skin isn't oily and I still have to blot a bit. The finish is my biggest issue. It is really powdery. If you're looking for coverage then its easy to look powder. If you just use a light dusting of this to set your foundation, then its not so bad. I love that this doesn't irritate my acne prone skin in the slightest. Not having talc in it is great.
LOVEEE this! I do not have perfect skin whatsoever but If i don't feel like putting foundation on, i can wear this alone and still get coverage. I found that using a sponge works great for days that I only wear this because it provides a little more coverage.. but if i wear this over foundation, I apply it with a big fluffy brush and its perfect at setting my makeup! I would definitly recommend this, just don't use the brush provided! that is usually with all makeup that provides applicators, they are usually cheap and crappy. But overall FABULOUS powder!
I pretty much gave up on finding a decent face powder, because they tend to make my face look cakey and super dry. But recently since I've been using PF's Healthy Wear Tinted Moisturizer, I really needed a powder to set my face and make it look matte when it starts to get really greasy after 4-5 hours.
- Talc free
- Result in NO breakouts/inflammations for me (#1 priority for me)
- Goes on sheer and matte with a soft kabuki brush
- REALLY natural coverage (got this in Buff Beige)
- Still looks natural and not cakey after touch-ups
- The brush it comes with is utter garbage
- Rather plain packaging
- Packaging looks like it'll pop open easily in my purse (so I keep it in a Ziploc baggie haha)
- The mirror is on the flip-side of the powder tray. That's just weird and very inconvenient.
- for the love of macaroni & cheese, do not use the brush it comes with!
- I use a soft kabuki brush, PAT that into the powder surface, and tap out the excess before applying. I've read other reviews that suggest doing that instead of swirling your brush around in there vigorously. Seems like this pressed powder is too soft and finely-milled for heavy swirling.
- I'm currently using a powder puff for touch-ups but I keep feeling like the powder isn't really getting on the puff so I have to keep going back for more product. So annoying. I'll be purchasing a retractable kabuki soon.
OVERALL: Even though the packaging isn't that great and makes me nervous (thank goodness for that Ziploc baggie), this powder really does do what it's supposed to do, which is why I give it 5 stars! It's noncomedogenic, oil-free, and hypoallergenic so it doesn't block pores, cause breakouts, or irritate my acne-prone, on-Proactiv-regimen skin. It really does give a natural-looking finish that is very forgiving to dry areas, and I find that it doesn't give me fine lines like some powders do. I'm very, VERY happy with this purchase so I will repurchase this when the time comes!
I like using this product because it proves efficient in setting my liquid foundation :)
I use this pressed powder as part of my daily routine and i love it. I use it as a setting powder and it fills my pores for that perfect airbrushed finish especially on my nose and cheeks. When applying it I have to dip or pat my brush into the product because when you swirl it the powder gets everywhere and and theres a bunch of excess everywhere. The packaging is a little plain but don't be fooled, its a pretty decent product.
i love this face power! I love the texture and how my face looks flawless when I use it. I also love the spf...i use moisturizer w/ spf in it, but I like to wear powder with spf to enhance my sun protection, so this fits the bill!
I will be buying this again!
I really wish this wasn't my HG face product. It doesn't have the finely milled consistency of some higher-end powders, isn't kind to dry spots like tinted moisturizers would be, and can't provide the perfect finish that only liquid foundations boast. However, it's one of the very few foundations/powders that I can wear and not break out from, and the ONLY one I can sleep in and not break out from. Just satisfying that criteria gives this product 10 stars in my book.
The biggest con to this product is the horribly lacking color selection. I have fair-medium yellow toned skin. Beige is too dark and pink, Buff Beige too dark and orange, Creamy Natural even pinker than Beige, and Translucent too light and pink in undertone. Translucent Light is a surprisingly close match. It's a bit yellow in undertone, so that's great, but it does leave a lighter cast on my skin.
The wear and coverage of the powder is great. It actually lasts the whole day on my combo skin, and mattifies in the process. If I have dry flakes, I have to moisturize plentifully (or just exfoliate) before applying this. I can layer this up well to medium and nearly full coverage. It -will- look cakey at first, but using a water mist or general setting spray after and then letting the powder sink in for about half an hour takes away that unnatural look. Basically, this powder looks better and better as the day wears on. I've found that using a sponge is the best way to go if I want more coverage. I layer it on with quick wipes over the face, and then dab more on those areas that need coverage with bounce-like motions. One more thing to note is that this powder is NOT kind to fine lines. Hope this helped! :)