I really didnt like this compact. The powder was way too condensed for me and left my face looking far too made up. It didnt do anything to prevent an oily appearance either from what I noticed. Half way through the day I was blotting the oil from my skin so the shine absorbing aspect of this powder was lost on me. I perfer to use a loose powder for more sheer coverage as opposed to the thick, caked on coverage I got from this powder.
This is my favorite pressed powder so far. The most important factor for me was that its oil-free. I have the color 'Stay neutral' which is actually a really fair beige. I'm afraid I got more tan and its too light for me now. I also got a terrible color match by the Clinique lady at the counter. Oh well, it still has great coverage, not too heavy, not too light. It's my saviour when I need to get rid of my oily t-zone. I always make sure I blot first with johnson's blue blot paper then I put this on and I feel great. The "poof puff" thing that comes with it is really cool too, it feels like a little sponge. make sure to wash it often! Also, the compact itself is really pretty and green.
Love, love, LOVE this! I have this in Stay Neutral and I think that it's perfect! I've tried using this with a powder brush and with the thing that comes in it. I kinda like the 'thing'. I wash it often and have not had a problem with breakouts. I just have to make sure that I moisturize well so it doesn't look flaky, but other than that....it's GREAT! Will repurchase.
INGREDIENTS: Kaolin, Silica, Zinc Laurate, Polydecene, Magnesium, Phenyl Trimethicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cholesterol, Linoleic Acid, Lecithin, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben.
May Also Contain: Mica, Bismouth Oxychloride, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, and Ultramarines.
I really like this product although I've only been using it for 3 days.
I had been using Bobby Brown powder, but I think my shade match was off.
Stay Matte powder gives good coverage alone or with foundation ( I am using the Clinique Clarifying Foundation).
It can look chalky if you use too much, so I only do a light sweeping w/ a large powder brush. It does control my oiliness and sets my makeup well. It's been 5 hours and I haven't had to blot yet!! :)
The color is good for me in the winter, but I will have to get a little bit darker shade for summer.
I think this may be my HG powder.
I really like this powder. my shade is stay spice and it matches my skin tone perfectly and never looks ashy, chalky or cakey. HG for me!
This was horrible on my skin!!!!
My skin type: I have acne-prone teenage skin, and on top of having raging hormones that cause breakouts I also have sensitive skin, so I have to be very careful about what I put on my skin. Makeup is really hard to shop for.
Makeup: Finding makeup is really hard! I can only use hypo-allergenic, fragrance free, non-comedogenic products. Almay has been my HG brand, but I heard Clinique was good so I gave this powder a try.
Pros: It did make my skin look pretty over my foundation, had a good amount of coverage on its own (just enough to lighten some scars), and also controlled oil for a good amount of time.
Cons: This had a terrible smell! After the first 3 days of using this I felt small bumps on the outer edge of my face (I have never broken out there, and this powder was the only product I put there, but I shrugged it off thinking it was just my period). After a month of using this my skin broke out with TONS of small whiteheads! The kind that are semi under the skin, semi above the skin, 100% annoying!
I have discontinued the use of this product and will update with my results.
It's an ok powder. It's one of the few powders that closely matches my skin tone (Stay Beige). It does keep shine down, but with my skin in the summer, if you blot more than a couple of times, it starts looking chalky and too thick.
I have this in stay buff and I LOVE it. It's great for summer or when you want to look as if your skin is naturally flawless...(ha!)
I could not live without this product! Great coverage, keeps the oil at bay, highly reccommended!
I have a very oily t-zone. A very nice SA recommended this over liquid foundation, and matched me to the 2nd shade, which is perfect. I use it every morning on top of concealer, and follow with a bit of bronzer. It takes me 2 min. tops to do my basic face, which is great, since I don't have time. These three things make me look 90% better though. I do notice a difference in oil production when I use this. I get oily, but not as quickly (it's not a miracle or anything, but it helps). When I blot during the day with oil papers, I follow with this in the invisible shade(bought that too), since I don't like adding color on top of color during the day. This helps a lot to keep the oil at bay during the day, much better than just oil blotters. I tried MAC studio fix, and it is not suitable for my skin at all (made me oily and break out), and their blot powder is okay, but I prefer the invisible matte over that too just b/c it doesn't give me the powder on top of powder on top of powder feeling I hate-makes it seem like I piled layers of makeup on my face throughout the day. My one tip: do not drop this compact anywhere. If I have one complaint, it's that the compact/powder well is poorly constructed. One mistake is all it takes for the powder to shatter, which I learned the hard way :(