Lancome Dual Finish Versatile Powder Makeup

3.9

409 reviews

69% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Talc, Squalane, Mineral Oil/Paraffinum Liquidum, Zinc Laurate, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Monostearate, Petrolatum, Triethanolamine, Fragrance, Lanolin, Cholesterol, Aluminum Dimyristate, Butylparaben. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide.


on 7/16/2010 1:54:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I used this years ago and couldn't really remember why I stopped... I bought it again recently and I believe I stopped before because it doesn't really last a long time on me... it's not bad... I just have to touch up a couple of times...

That's a shame and I really wish it were longer lasting because I bought color Matte Claire this time and it is absolutely, hands-down, the BEST color match I have EVER had in a powder foundation... I can get really close to a match with Clinique powders but this Matte Claire is a dead-on, perfect color match.

I really don't notice the fragrance at all.. and it does not keep me matte across my oily tzone... but the color match is just perfect... I am going to play around with some primers and see if I can get it to last longer.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



on 7/14/2010 11:30:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

This is my first purchase of a compact powder foundation and i absolutely LOVE LOVE this! Before i had used bare essentials which did not work out for me. I don't use liquid since i have nice skin and also i just didn't need to. I love the powder foundation and not the whole liquid foundation. It only takes about a minute for me to apply it on and it stays on the whole day. I actually don't mind with the fragrance. I use a brush instead of the pads which I think it works a lot better. I definitely will use this for a very long time! :)


on 7/11/2010 1:38:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I was a little hesitant to purchase this because I used a powder foundation years ago that I just didn't like the effect very much, however I ended up really loving this product. I use this almost daily on top of moisturizer and concealer under the eyes and it makes my face look pulled together and matte without being a winter-esque matte, if that makes any sense. If applied on sheer with a kabuki brush or the pink puff provided, it's enough to even out your overall skintone and helps tone down dark spots. I also like that you can build up the coverage using the white sponge provided without appearing cakey on your face. I find that this really helps prevent the appearance of shine and I might only have to touch up once or twice throughout the entire day, which I'm sure is a concern for those of us with combination or even oily skin. And the huge mirror inside the compact is pure awesomeness! I really appreciate Dual Finish and would definitely repurchase.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Relaxed, Other

Eyes: Green

I love this product, its the perfect match for my skin tone and it seems to last me all day (both at school and work)

I use this to set my Makeup Forever HD Foundation (which I also really like lol) for when I'm going out or I will simply use this over my moisturizer on a day to day basis and with that alone it does the trick. It conceals my acne and redness to where its not completely gone but it is definitely less noticeable.

When I'm making a short trip I'll tuck this in my bag to do touch ups during the day and it does wonders. It covers up what need to be covered up with out looking powdery or cakey. Though I don't care for the little puff they give you since it's hopelessly thin but it gets the job done. And for when I need heavier coverage I use a makeup sponge to get it a little thicker and this powder doesn't cake up on me at all in my oily parts or my dry parts :3

However, one point of dislike I have, I don't like that the mirror only goes back about 90 degrees, which is an awkward angle to look into and apply the powder at the same time. It would be nice if the mirror could tilt back more lol.

As for the scent, i found it a nice, refreshing scent. Just something a little different :3

I plan to purchasing this again and again and again XD

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: Unknown

Skin: Normal, Olive, Neutral

Hair: Black, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Black

Pros:
It's okay where coverage is concerned
Cons:
It's really powdery on my skin. (I have normal/sensitive skin)

Bottom line: This was an average product. It gave me good coverage and a matte finish.

Recommended: No


on 6/17/2010 6:53:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

One of the best makeup powders I have ever used. Although it is more on the pricey side for me, it's definitely worth it! I apply the product with a brush and it makes my face look matte and natural. I bought this and there was a GWP promotion at The Bay, so it was definitely a good deal!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 6/13/2010 12:11:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

(neutrale II)

I love love love this product.

I'll be honest and say I didn't like it at all as a foundation. I used it dry over my moisturizer and primer and it made my skin dry and flakey-looking. The coverage wasn't that great either and touch ups (for slight shine that occurred around my T-zone) just made my face caky and flakier-looking each time.

I gave it a second chance as a finishing powder over my bare minerals foundation (which isn't outstanding at controlling shine in southern humidity) and I fell in love. The powder gave my face an even and matte finish, which lasted hours before I had to dust over again.

As a finishing powder for a flawless look, this works wonders.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

After toying with several liquid foundations, I decided to go back to powder foundations. They are just so much easier to use. I figured out the perfect combo. I use Boots tinted moisturizer and then this dual finish. I love the versatility of this powder. I have used just about everyway as directed. My favorite is to use the dampened sponge for more coverage or a kabuki brush and then a light spray of Mac fix + and I'm done! The fragrance is a bit strong, but I lilke it so it doesn't bother me. I tan very easily, and have NC 30-35 skin. The Matte Wheat was a near perfect match- will probably need to go a shade lighter in the winter. I love the large mirror in the compact as well as the protective plastic cover for the powder.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

this is the perfect powder for my skin. it doesn't make me look cakey, and a very sheer but good coverage. it can be used for so much purposes: i use a brush to brush it on for light coverage, the small pad in the compact i use for covering small blemishes, and the circle sponge given i use for full on face coverage, so i basically have a powder, concealer, and foundation in one package. and i got this on sale. i'd definetely buy again


on 5/25/2010 3:09:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I have no idea why I stopped using this a few years ago. I was swayed by mineral "stuff" and other powder foundations (MAC et al..) ... This is the best powder foundation for all skin types, it gives a slight glow, without shimmer and you can actually see your skin through it. There is no mask or powder stuff lingering. It is perfect and I will never again be without it...unless some miracle powder foundation comes along. For now this is it for me. A big plus is they don't fool around with shades or the threat of discontinuing it...which is a huge plus. Considering all the money I wasted on other products, $32.50 for this is a steal!!! My dad was right: you get what you pay for.


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