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on 6/13/2010 12:11:00 AM
More reviews by ckim0122
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
(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.
on 6/8/2010 1:06:00 AM
More reviews by sunnygator007
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
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.
on 6/7/2010 6:52:00 PM
More reviews by TwinkleTwilight
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
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
More reviews by ninanina
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
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.
on 5/11/2010 5:19:00 PM
More reviews by 4arakim
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
This product did not control my oil whatsoever. I think this product would be heaven for people with normal/dry skin, but if you have oily skin - caution. I used it as a setting powder over my Revlon Colorstay and although it looks very nice, my face was so shiny after a few hours. I know my skin well enough to say that this product will not work for me. It's going straight back to the store. I swore by Maybelline Dream Matte Powder until I decided I wanted to try this out. Lesson learned, don't fix something unless it's broken.
on 5/3/2010 9:54:00 PM
More reviews by valskuiken
Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Other, Fine
This powder has good coverage, but my skin still gets oily after a few hours. Then again, I haven't used it with Primer. I did get a compliment from someone about my good complexion when wearing this. The reason I wouldn't buy it again is the smell (my boyfriend said I smell like his grandma!!) and that my color, Matte Nu II, was still too yellow for me. It's just not impressive enough to try another color. EDIT: I had to travel for work and had to buy a powder in a rush, so I went back and tried Matte Amande III, which is an excellent match for my NC37 skin. Much happier now, and might just repurchase again. I use it with a kabuki brush and build coverage according to my skin condition. Still becomes oily after a few hours, but that might just be unavoidable with my skin.
on 5/1/2010 10:41:00 AM
More reviews by botitas1977
Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse
SO let me just tell you ive tried NARS, BARE MINERALS, MAC ( ALL OF THEIR POWDERS ), ESTEE LAUDER, SHESIEDO, BENEFIT, CLINIQUE and most drug store brands and I LOOOVE this! I cant believe ive been using something else! Ok so I love the texture sooo much. The only downside is that they dont have as many colors as mac so it sucks. I wear matte du III So this will match for the remaining of the time before I get a tan. Then Ill have to go back to studio fix in nc42. : ( Oh well. I love the smell it smells so sophisticated and grown up. My sister always raged about this powder but I thought it wouldnt work for me since she has waaay better skin than me. I recommend any powder guru to give this a try! At least a try. you will be converted!
on 4/26/2010 1:26:00 AM
More reviews by halfpastsunday
Skin: Normal, Olive, Cool
Lancome's Dual Finish powder is wonderful. It doesn't give me an extreme amount of coverage (I haven't found a single powder foundation that does), but it makes my skin look like butter whenever I have it on. It is also great in helping to keep my liquid foundation last all day and look extremely smooth. This powder does have a bit of a perfume scent to it (it reminds me a lot of an older/classy woman) At first, the smell bugged me, but I adore it now that I haven't gotten used to it. If you're afraid though that the smell is going to irritate you, the Lancome counters do sell a fragrance-free version. I haven't tried this product wet, but I am fully satisfied with just using as a powder. As a note: I am an NC42 in Mac and I bought this compact in Matte Honey III.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 4/5/2010 9:59:00 PM
More reviews by minka00
Skin: Oily, Other, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
I was little disappointed with this. I thought the coverage was decent for a powder foundation. It looked natural, seemed to tone down the redness in my cheeks, and even out my skin tone. It was also quick and easy to apply. But I thought this was supposed to leave your skin matte? After applying and for the rest of the day, my skin still looked a bit shiny all over. When I touch my skin it feels slightly oily and just the tiniest bit sticky from the oils. I was expecting that nice smooth feeling after putting on a powder but it didn't happen. If this stuff can't handle my oily skin in this mild weather, then it would be a nightmare in actual hot weather. I suppose I could put on a finishing powder to control oil, but in my opinion, if I'm spending that much money I should not have to doctor it up. I loved the large mirror b/c I could see my whole face. The smell wasn't too bad but not something I enjoyed. I'll be returning this and continue the search for summer makeup.
on 3/18/2010 8:36:00 PM
More reviews by bumped
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
I don't like to wear foundation, but when my acne flares up and my skin's looking really red, I reach for this powder... Coverage is great; colors are great. Doesn't prevent my face from getting greasy (my skin is oily), but face still looks better than it would without the powder. At the very least, one application keeps oiliness at bay from mid-morning until early-afternoon.
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