I got this in translucent (I think it comes in colors too?) and while I liked it, I'm now much happier with Philosophy Air Brush. I'd buy this again if I needed something from the drugstore...goes on pretty nice, but not a lot of coverage and sometimes looks a little too pale and powdery on my face. Better than a lot of powders I've tried though.
I've bought this yesterday n i have to say that this loose powder is the best drugstore product tat i ever had! It really leaves my skin natural n non-oily for day long!
I would recommend this to everyone! :)
Love this stuff! I have really light skin so the translucent shade works perfect for me and it doesn't change color while I'm wearing it. It does a great job of keeping my really oily skin from getting shiny. I have to reapply about half way through the day, but other than that it's perfect. Like other people have said, it's a little pricey for a drugstore brand, but it lasts a long time and does the job so well it's worth it.
Oh mama this stuff is perfect. It's non-drying, slightly luminescent and will give you that Jessica Alba red carpet look. I love it for night time. It's also smells pleasant and feels nice on the skin. I have it in light and it's a match made in heaven.
A very good loose powder, probably the best drugstore one available. I was a long-time user of Sonia Kashuk loose until they drastically shrunk the packaging and raised the price, making it more expensive than high end powders. After reading reviews on MUA I decided to give Translucide a shot. Although not as finely milled as SK, Translucide comes in a generously-sized half ounce sifter container that lasts forever. The powder is fairly sheer, I am NC20 and found Light works well for me (another improvement over SK, I had to mix two shades with that one). The shimmer is barely detectable, which is fine with me since I use bronzers and highlighters to get that "glow"; it's just enough so that it doesn't look flat or chalky. Oil absorption is pretty good, I don't get shiny until the end of the day, and it does not seem to cause breakouts. The one thing that really bugged me at first was the fragrance, which made me gag the first time I opened the packaging. But strangely enough, it grew on me and I even like it now, go figure. The scent fades after a moment anyway, so it's really a non-issue unless you are ultra-sensitive. Cost: approximately $10 full price at the drugstore ($20 per ounce, versus SK's $72 per ounce). EDIT: I no longer use this powder. I discovered my HG, NARS Loose, which is comparable in price per ounce but luxuriously wonderful (and unscented, woohoo!)
This is the one powder I've bought over and over again no matter what. I discovered this one when I was looking for a bronzer over summer and bought this instead in "deep". It ended up working better than any bronzer I have ever used, with a hazelnut glow and none of hte annoying orange mica that comes in most bronzers.
Translucide is a loose powder which comes in a cylindrical container with a sifter intalled inside.
I use a kabuki brush to lightly dust my face for a bronzed matte finish. The texture of the powder is silky smooth and it has fantastic staying power. I haven't broken out or had any drying, and my skin is sensitive to powders. The best part of this is that it mattifies and evens out my skin without blocking the natural glow, so I don't get the pancake flatness of most powders. I found it works really well when paired with Revlon Lights foundation.
When Lancome discontinued it's "Poudre Majeur" I nearly quit doing makeup altogether. It was the ONLY loose powder (other than Coty) that I used . . . EVER.
Knowing the "kinship" between L'Oreal and Lancome, I opted to try this one out. I must say, I don't miss "Poudre Majeur" much anymore!
I recommend this to almost everyone. The color's are signature Lancome neutrals and have a perfectly weightless consistency.
Merry makeup shopping, everyone!
Kevin B. Shields,
Freelance Makeup Artistry, Louisville, Kentucky
This really makes me look luminous. I have it in Translucent and it's perfect for my super pale skin. I buff it on with my brush (I never use the puff) after my foundation and I look totally flawless. The tiny shimmers in this make my face GLOW.
Has a slight perfumey scent but it doesn't bother me. I can see it bugging someone who's sensitive to scent.
It's somewhat pricy for drugstore but the container will last me for years as I only use a tiny bit at a time. I've had it for ages and it's not even halfway finished yet. I'd definitely buy again.
Okey, so I havnt tried many other loose powders but this is the one I usually buy because it does the job OK and it is not expensive and they have the color I want. Because I want a really translucent powder to just reduce the shine on my face. Well as many powders it does look cakey if you apply to much but it is good to dust over with a brush. I dont really understand the little holes where the powder comes out of, haha. I sort of just want to put my brush in there and not shake the thing over a puff because I always get to much.
Wellm anyway I would buy this again if I dont find a better loose powder.
This is an ok loose powder. Keeps the shine away quite effectively. Feels comfortable on the skin.