So i decided to buy this powder out of the great reviews that it had.
First off - positive note - the powder has AMAZING coverage. Totally amazing. Your face looks flawless - the colur matches perfectly.
Negative note (basing my 2 lippies) - totally made me break out. I have fairly sensitive skin but never had a problem with BE products. This powder reaked havoc on my skin. The first 4 days or so, it was ok and then WHAM!! Pimples everywhere, especially my jawline and t-zone. :-( So i have to say i will be returning this powder to MAC and perhaps will try the Blot Powder as it is supposed to be fine for all types of skin.
I thought since this was a MAC product that it would be awesome. But I just find it to be average. I apply my powder with a fluffy brush, and it is very dusty coming out of the packaging, goes everywhere no matter how lightly you run your brush over the product. Doesn't really 'cover' anything but it is decent. I would probably go back to buying my $4.00 Cover Girl powder, works just as well for a lot less money!
This was a so-so pressed powder for me. I remember wanting to buy this before and the MAC sales lady did not recommend this for me because I have oily skin. However after I found out Dita Von Teese uses this, (Love her milky, creamy complexion) I ran out and bought it!! I like the look of it in the morning, it is very natural on, and sets my makeup well. It is definitely the most natural pressed powder I've used. However for my super oily skin this did absolutely nothing! After two hours my face is super shiny. And even after applying this again my face is still shiny!! Le sigh...I can see this working for women with dry skin or wrinkles who don't want an aging or powdery look. But for oily skin this just doesn't cut it!!
PPP neutral, sensitive(I have bad eczema.), and dry skin.
This is a okay product. It doesn't offer much coverage, no matter your application method. Don't put more than two layers, because it gets powdery. It's not supposed to cover much, it's a setting powder. However, you can use it alone w/ concealer. I used concealer under my eyes, occasional blemish(I have pretty good skin, most of the time...), and on any severe redness. The finish is pretty matte, but not dead matte. It doesn't put off a 'Glowy' finish like some reviewers say...It covers pores nicely, but not completely, so i suggest a primer underneath. The packaging is okay, but if you drop it, it WILL break. Also, a mirror would be pretty convenient. My skin is kind of dry and it will accentuate flakies, but it's a powder. I don't know about oil control, because like i said before, i have pretty dry skin. I'm not sure i would buy again, but only time will tell. Hope this was somewhat helpful, good luck! (=
I really like this product when I'm wearing light coverage. sets foundation wonderfully and looks gorgeous. Never cakey or anything. It didn't break me out whatsoever, I returned it though because I was using it with my Studio Fix Fluid which broke me out so bad. So I figured I'd return them both, but now I regret that I did cause I miss it. Will be repurchasing when I get the money. Not a MUST have, but a great addition to any make up collection.
I'm sad to say this but after I repurchased this, I found that this was altering the perfect match of my foundation and it made me look kind of orange. I'll be exchanging this very soon.
This stuff is awesome! I really love how it goes on so smooth and it doesnt make my foundation look cakey, its so light! I use it to set my studiofix, I apply it with the 129 brush. It really gives a flawless finish and I dont have to worry about it being over the top. I used to use studiofix powder with my foundation which I still do sometimes, but this looks much lighter and much more natural. Great product, I will def buy more if I run out.
Perfect for a sheer finish that somehow buffs away little imperfections without getting cakey or powdery. It doesn't settle into lines or look chalky. As others have mentioned, it doesn't do squat for oil control, but having to do a couple touch-ups throughout the day is worth it.
ah, i am floored. i have had SO many problems with powders until i tried this, and now i am in love. completely non-drying/cakey looking finish, natural, excellent finish to any look. i use this on top of my face and body with a big fluffy brush and it gives a flawless finish.
This has the most natural, gorgeous matte finish and is impossible to overapply. I use this either on its own, over moisturizer, or to set foundation if I'm wearing foundation. (It does not really control oil, though- if you have oily skin, you will need to touch it up.) It covers mild redness and never looks cakey. I love it and would buy it again and again.
EDIT: I tried buffing this on today with a kabuki brush, and oh my gosh this turned ORANGE! I have no idea why, but keep in mind that if you're very fair and looking to use this as foundation, test this, because it might turn orange on you, too. I'm not taking off any lippies because it's still perfect as a traditional pressed powder.
I first bought this product with high hopes as i had heard great reviews on it, at first it was going well, although it didn't last very long on my face it did cover the shine on my nose. But after about three days a horrible dry rash and more spots appeared on the sides of my face and on my cheeks! Ever since i stopped using it my skin has got alot better. I'm not saying this will happen to everyone because obviously it wont but if u do have very sensitive skin like me something like this could happen.