No one loves a shiny face. This is my favorite setting powder. Unlike other setting powders, its fine, sheer, and colorless. It's awesome for photography or just everyday use. I used this product on top of my foundation for my 9 nights Caribbean cruise and it was awesome. I liked that it did not fall everywhere when trying to use because the holes were small. A little goes a long way.
I love this powder! It is a finely milled white silica powder that mattifies skin and gives a beautiful, velvety, flawless, airbrushed finish. My skin tends to be dry, but I do get shiny nose during the day and often find myself touching up with powder. In the morning after I apply my foundation, I use a small amount of this powder buffed in with my MAC 182 buffer/kabuki. As with all HD products, you need to buff very well to blend, and apply this with a very light hand. You only need a tiny bit for your entire face - don't apply this with the same gusto as you'd apply a regular loose powder. Then I apply my regular loose powder atop that. This keeps my skin flawless and matte all day, with minimal touch-ups. I do think this is quite expensive for the amount of product you receive, but that said, you need to use such a small amount that one container will last a very long time. I also own the ELF HD powder and it is practically identical to this for much less money and a larger package, so if cost is an issue, that's something to consider. My one word of caution is if you're going to be flash photographed for an important event like a wedding or a prom, you may want to avoid this as it *can* leave a white cast. (Google image search "Make Up For Ever HD powder Nicole Kidman and Eva Longoria" to see what I'm talking about.) This is an awesome product and I will continue to buy it.
The first few times I used this I didn't like it. When you use it a fine mist of powder flies off everywhere. Also it made my skin look too dry. Then I read somewhere that the trick is to use *very* sparingly. Since then I apply it lightly to my t-zone only and I've been much happier. The cost is a bit too high for me to use it on a daily basis, so I save it for special occasions or when I'm going out. The jar is annoying to me because once you've used it a couple times every time you open it you end up with powder on your hands/legs/counter/etc. Or at least I do. I don't know if there's anything they can do to help that, though. Also don't be alarmed by the stark white color, or if you look in the mirror and feel like Casper the friendly ghost. After a couple minutes the powder "settles" on your skin and doesn't look white anymore.
I got this mini sample version from Sephora for the 100 point perk reward. This product may look white in the container but it is a translucent powder. The texture is great since the powder is finely milled and soft. This keeps my face matte all day and night and gives me an airbrushed effect. What's great about this product is that you only need a little bit to give you a flawless look! Make sure not to apply to much otherwise your face may appear white and chalky.
I use this all the time to set my makeup. It's a nice translucent powder that is very finely milled; you can apply layers and not look chalky.
- finish; It makes my pores smaller and helps give that Airbrush look
- in flash photos you will look chalky (if you apply a lot)
I'm still on my jar of this stuff, it lasts a long time. Although I use it sparingly. You don't need a whole lot.
I am finding my skin drier and switched to a tinted moisturizer. I wanted a very lightweight, sheer powder to go over it, just to set it and keep me from getting a little shiny as the day goes on. The Sephora sales girl recommended this. I bought the small size (0.17 oz) to try out. I am not really happy with the finish, especially not for the price, and I don't find it has much staying power. I also find it drying. I do not notice any difference when I'm wearing it other than my skin feels drier. Would not repurchase.
UPDATE: what this powder works awesome for is setting undereye concealer. With a light dusting, it is really invisible and doesnt settle into any fine lines. I find if I dont set my concealer, some of my mascara transfers. This works well to prevent that. However, I dont use it all over my face. Not sure if its worth the price just for that though, but since I use such a small amount, I wont need to repurchase anytime soon.
This stuff is amazing! When properly applied (I use a kibuki brush) and used sparingly, it finishes your face so that your makeup lasts throughout the day. It's my new HG powder.
The finest powder ever!!!!!!
After putting on foundation,i will use very very very little to set my make up. The results are:
my face will feel so so smooth
no shine at all (really nothing shiny)
I totally love it!!! The powder is kind of expensive SGD 55 for 10grams.
But you will only need a very very very very little amount (to avoid the white cast). Hence, i feel that it will last pretty long.
I like this powder - it's nothing special, but it does get rid of shine while still leaving a fairly dewy look which I like.
Note that you can only use a tiny amount - I usually use it with a kabuki brush and I tap out the brush very well before I put it on my face. Otherwise you might get that infamous flashback in pictures that people talk about.
If you have very oily skin or like a very matte look this is not for you.
I was previously using MAC Blot which, although a lot tend to rave about, I've never been that fond of. This HD powder cost more than I would usually consider spending on powder but is well worth it and will last me years and years. I use it to set my MUFE face & body foundation and it does so beautifully...leaves a soft matte finish without looking cakey or altering the colour of my foundation. It doesn't leave a white cast either. I use a tiny amount with my MAC 187 brush and dab it on across my face. It's best to dab rather than swirl or swipe across your face as it will control oil better this way. My foundation lasts for hours without getting dewy or oily with this powder. Best of all it has only 1 ingredient which is good for my sensitive skin. BTW the packaging is awful, so messy and wastes a lot of product. Just prick holes with a needle rather than ripping half the sticky plastic bit covering the holes like I did...