I have fallen in love with this powder. I bought it based on the great reviews here and I have not been let down! I purchased this powder in Beach and it's a great match for my skin.
One of the reasons why I love this so much is because it makes my skin look finished and smooth without looking like I have anything on! It sort of melts into my face and looks completely natural while evening my skin tone. For reference, I only use concealer under this; I don't wear foundation.
The only thing I'm not too happy with is the packaging. It's difficult not to get powder all over my vanity and when the black exterior of the container gets dirty, it's very noticeable. But the powder itself is fantastic!
I recently went to the States on a shopping trip (from Canada) and I walked into Sephora with my handy list of everything I wanted to buy. I'm sooo happy I bought this powder. Thanks to all the MUA reviewers.
I use Trucco foundation and was previously using a compact foundation/powder from Artistry (not very popular, but higher end). I have combination to oily skin and normally within a couple of hours of applying my makeup I would be shiny, and by the end of the day, my face would feel like an oil slick. I know, gross.
NARS loose powder is incredible! At work when I look in the mirror mid-morning expecting to have to blot, my face still looks matte. Last Friday at the end of a long day of work, and then spending 3 hours at the mall after that, I was hesitant to see what I looked like...expecting my make up to be sliding off I was shocked to see that it still looked perfect!! And I wasn't oily either!! I'm hoping that this powder will stop the vicious cycle of foundation and powder -> more oil -> more breakouts -> more foundation etc....and that one day I'll be able to just use a bit of powder and blush. Oh, how I hope.
I urge you to try this powder. At $33 I don't think it's unreasonable for such a good product and for the amount you get.
Um, wow. This product is a miracle.
Firstly, I was so suprised that 'Snow' matched my fair skin.
Secondly, the quality of this product is AMAZING. The coverage is so adjustable. Blurs my imperfections, without ever being cakey (unlike every other loose powder I've ever used!). Perfect for night time when I need something light to set my foundation, or for day time AS my foundation. That's right, I don't even need foundation anymore and this is coming from someone who likes full coverage! Feels so light on my skin, and yet looks flawless.
I will repurchase again and again. Well worth the price, it has eliminated a whole step in my makeup routine and the container is huge.
Thanks MUA, I wouldn't have tried this product if it hadn't of been for the reviews!
What I like best about this powder is that I can brush on layer after layer with my Prescriptives' bronzer brush (used in lieu of a normal powder brush) and not end up with a chalky, dusty-looking face. It mattifies without making one look like a corpse--your skin still looks like skin, not a makeup mask (believe me, since I put this on after foundation and between layers of concealer). It doesn't seem more finely-milled than my cheapo NYC loose powder but this melts onto skin rather than sitting on top and subtly blurs imperfections, leaving one with an even, velvety-looking finish.
The color (Eden) is a warm-toned, slightly yellow beige that works well with my NC25ish complexion. It doesn't alter the color of my foundation and it sets makeup very well. It's the most expensive powder I've ever bought, but you do get a pretty large amount, and only need a small amount per application.
As for packaging: The container is large, but also bulky and the rubber catches dust and powder really well, so this always looks a little dirty. I personally like the net sifter--it's nifty and prevents too much product from getting out at once. The puff is useless and I only use it to fill up the space between the sifter and lid. I was debating between this and the loose powder from Becca, but pricewise, this works out better for me. I think I would repurchase unless I find something much better.
ETA: This ended up contributing to clogged pores and breakouts (as do a lot of loose powders, in my case). I've switched to pure silk powder (Lumiere) and am much happier. It sets makeup beautifully, perfects skin, mattifies without making skin look dead, and has NEVER broken me out.
I tried this powder after all of the reviews here. I cannot say enough good things about it. It sets my foundation perfectly and makes my skin look wonderful. Before this, I was using BE mineral veil and WOW what a difference. I would have never tried this product had I not looked here first when I needed powder. Thanks MUA!
The best loose powder ever, to be honest have'nt tried lots so i cant compare. It goes on very light and feels like have'nt had any makeup on, which i loveee..tinted moisturizer + this powder and blush and i am good to go...Its not pricey atall considering the quantity, i will continue to buy this..
EDIT - I could add 5 extra stars, i keep getting compliments..this is the best loose powder ever..hope they never ever discontinue this shade.
I bought this powder after thinking that MAC Blot wasn't doing the trick anymore...boy was I wrong! This NARS stuff is alright -- but it doesn't hold a candle to Blot! I thought this product was fairly cake, hard to make it look natural, and the giant sifter box is packaging insanity! For $33, I can buy 2 Blot compacts and have less mess! Would not repurchase.
HG powder. Perfect texture, great lasting power, light but still controls oil and the amount last ages...perfection!
AMAZING STUFF. I've definitely found my HG. It makes my skin look FLAWLESS and it doesn't even look like i'm wearing makeup. Totally worth the $33.
After seeing a NARS SA with gorgeous skin I found out she was wearing NARS Loose Powder. In fact she reapplied it in front of me and i was stunned at how beautiful this made her skin look. I bought Eden on the spot and now I have the same effect...great looking skin. I love this powder in every way. It is nothing and i mean nothing like other loose powders. It is more like a veil on the skin, like high definition. Somehow it seems to blur imperfections without any talcy cakiness with a finish that is every woman's dream. The packaging is less than perfect in that it spills and gets messy but problem solved transferring the product to a sifter jar. i still can't believe i paid 47 bucks for a face powder but dammit I'm worth it!!!