I think my mistake was thinking that Translucide would be light but help to give me a dewy glow. I do not like this product. It is so light it does not show and it seems to go on uneven. Again, this could just be my skin. I even bought a big soft brush because I thought this would help put the powder on evenly. Not so.
I am going to keep searching for the right powder.
I'm not impressed with this one. I bought it in translucent. It's definitely that. It looks like nothing on. I can't even tell I've powdered after applying. It has Nylon-12 in it instead of talc. It may be good as a finishing powder over foundation. I don't like it worn alone. I like a matte, powder finish from a loose powder. This doesn't do that. Also, I don't think it has any oil absorbing capability at all. It didn't make my face matte at all right after applied. Definitely not for me.
i have relatively "good skin", but on some days my skin can look really blah and dull. on those days, i just dust on this powder, and it never fails to put a soft, dewy glow on my face! keeps shine at bay and locks in my makeup very well too. definitely will repurchase this again! :)
This is the best powder I have used, and I have tried many (Neutrogena, Maybelling, CG, Physician's Formula). What is great about this product is that it's talc-free, so you don't look chalky, and it's very silky on the skin, instead of cakey. It is not super matte, but gives a very natural, non-oily sheen over my combo skin. I have one in translucent and one in fair, and I alternate depending on if I'm wearing any foundation underneath (I use fair when I'm not wearing any foundation to even out skin tone). I don't use the puff, but instead dip just the tip of my Sonia Kashuk brush in, tap off, and smooth over my face, which feels rather luxurious! Only drawback is the addition of fragrance - wish they would leave this out.
I have always despised any kind of powders in general, and i still do, but this is one of my all time favorite products, regardless of category, period! Nothing controls oil or sets and keeps make up in place like this, and nothing looks as natural and un-powdery as this. I am a make up artist and have plenty of experience with products. I have one in each of the four shades(although every shade allows for a lot of wiggle room on different skin tones) and it is the only setting powder i use on clients, models, and myself. The ingredients in this product are different from typical talc based powders and those waterbased cooling illuminating powders from Prescriptives and Awake. It isn't a rice or corn starch based powder either. I can't find any powder w/ similar ingredients, and i've looked. This is truly a singular product and one i can't live without.
I've looked all over for a loose powder that had the following qualities:
cut sunscreen shine
has a minium number of ingredients that will possibly degrade avobenzone (I'm pretty sure there is a low % of iron oxides in this, though the L'Oreal people weren't very forthcoming about it)
doesn't break me out
is translucent b/c my skin isn't always the exact same color and i can't be bothered to continually try to match colors
isn't FLAT MATTE - I don't want to be a greaseball, but healthy, pretty skin is not completely matte, in my opinion.
For reference, I have combination skin, am using rx retinoids and some of those crazy European sunscreens (LRP Anthelios FE, Bioderma Fluide, LRP Peds 60). I generally do not wear any sort of foundation.
This looks like a winner. It's been performing well for me for about ... five months now.
The ingredients are very interesting: no talc, no starches, no TiO2, a few nice oil absorbers.
Nylon 12, PTFE, Acrylates Copolymer, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, Mineral Oil / Paraffinum Liquidum, Lauroyl Lysine, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Fragrance (Parfum), Propylparaben, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, May Contain: [+/- Iron Oxides/CI 77492, CI77491, CI77499, Barium Sulfate/CI77120, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines/CI 77007], B6041/2
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I like the color and the coverage was alright but it made me breakout like crazy. And it turns orange after wearing it for awhile. I was using neutrogena's loose powder but I can't find it anymore. I have oily skin and have to use a powder to set my foundation.
SORRY GIRLS ITS DISCONTINUED STOCK UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :( GRHHHHHHHHHHHHH WHENEVER I LIKE SOMETHING THEY STOP MAKING IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! best powder TALC FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
update oh I see it in my grocery store across the street anyone let me know, if you want it.
The powder is too white for my face. Bought it becos that time i was 'in the mood of buying loose powder' and the pharmacy that i was in happen to have this powder. Not worth my money. Want to sell it.
Holy frikkin sheet!!! I LOVE this powder- more than BE Mineral Veil and more than the unbelievably finely milled NYC loose powder. I have a problem with slight creasing around my mouth when I smile too much by the end of the day, but no problem with this at all. It isnt sparkly or shiny, but gives you a very natural mattified sheen- completely different from any powder I have ever tried. The first ingredient is nylon and I imagine thats the magic ingredient giving it the ability to move with your facial expressions but not into lines or off of your face. I have had it on for 5 hours so far and have been out in the humidity and it hasnt migrated into the creases by my nose or into smile lines- I could really do without the fragrance but it doesnt seem to be irritating my super sensitive eyes or make me sneeze, so its definitely worth suffering the weird scent for the half hour before it subsides. I just cant rave enough about this powder!!! I purchased it in Translucent since any powder with color in it makes my undereye concealer turn orange, and while it looks alarmingly whitish/pale at first dust, after blending it in with a dense kabuki brush it just looks great- even in sunlight it looks fabulous!! Its not going to fool anyone into thinking you have perfect skin- what this does for me is make me appear to have a flawless complexion that I chose to enhance with makeup. I love this powder and it is absolutely worth the $10 price tag. I purchased it from drugstore.com and recieved it 2 days later. How did I live 30 years without it???? For reference, I am half Asian/half German, pale with yellow undertones, freckles and medium pores, with oily T-zone and have *always* had problems with needing to touch up oily shine after a minimum of 2 hours of wear. Other posters suggest tossing the puff, but I use it to press the powder into the T-zone and eyelids before blending it with a brush when I'm completely done with everything else. Beneath this fabu powder, I used Pond's Smooth Perfection Perfect Moisturizer (as primer), L'Oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup in N2, and Maybelline NY Instant Age Rewind Undereye Concealer in Light. **None of which have oxidized or turned orange with this powder!! Every product on my face beneath this powder has stayed true to the color it was on my face when first applied!!!!********EDITED 7/13/06- Still loving it, still wish it had no fragrance, but have repurchased already and have no desire to try another loose powder! Also, it is NOT discontinued. It is still featured on the L'Oreal Paris website, and can be confirmed when you dial the 800 number. It is still abundantly available on drugstore.com. Fewer stores carry it now but that is because the focus is on the newer products being released, not a percieved discontinuation of the product itself. L'oreal Airwear is equally hard to find, but it is not discontinued as a product and its still being manufactured, many shops discontinue stocking it so that emphasis is on the newer products. ****