This is such an amazing powder. I have been using this for months now. I previously used Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil, which worked alright but was very expensive and I was constantly oily. This is soooo cheap, I found mine at a Target for under US $3. Yeah, the packaging does suck, and you need a powder brush to use it, but it's such great quality! I have also tried Sonia Kasuk loose powder, which washed me out and seemed a little heavier than this. I like using this powder for a natural, fresh look, and it controls my oil SO much better than BE mineral veil. My younger sister who is VERY dark conpared to me wears this also, so translucent apparently works for all skin types! A+!
I purchased this at rite aid for around $3. I use it with a Sugar powder brush. The little pink sponge that came with it went straight into the trash. To get to the powder I removed the sifter. I find that it gives a nice matte look (I have super oily skin). It doesn't last too long on me but I haven't yet found a powder that does.
I bought this due to all the great reviews, but it ended up being a tad too chalky for my taste. Gave my make-up a finished look, though. Still, I won't repurchase simply because it doesn't quite give me the flawless, seamless look I like from a loose powder. Definitely worth the three bucks if you want to try it for yourself, though.
I can't believe it took me so long to try this powder. I love it. Since I don't like heavy foundation, I have been wearing this over my LM Secret Camouflage. My skin has never looked better and feels velvety to the touch. My only complaint is that the top doesn't screw on, so it is impossible to take on the go, but for $2.99 who can criticize?
This is yet another great MUA recommendation - it's cheap and effective for a drugstore product! I bought the Translucent colour first because I figured it's like 'clear', but I found it a bit too chalky for my liking. So I bought the Naturally Beige colour as well (which is too dark on its own) so opened the sifter to mix half & half for a blend of Translucent/ Naturally Beige, which turned out to be just perfect. I like the finely milled powder that keeps the shine away and doesn't clog my pores or break me out. As others have pointed out - don't use the lame pink sponge that this comes with - I use a loose powder brush. I modified the container a bit because I didn't like how much powder would come out at once, so I opened the sifter and used masking tape to cover all but 6 of the holes - now it dispenses just enough powder each time. I also did a 'cosmetic' modification to the lid - check out my photos for how I made it prettier (the photos shows the pressed powder). continued >>
I bought this based on all of the raves here. It was a great powder until it made me break out terribly :(
Wow! I don't know where to begin!! For all those gals with really oily faces this is an option. Being one of those 'blessed' few girl I haven't ever been able to find a good power or foundation that doesn't go south after a couple of minutes. That's where NYC comes in this power instantly mattifies and stays longer than alot of the powers I've tried on. Plus during the day my face gives a certain glow - like the natural healthy look it doesn't go oily which is pretty neat. Amazing amazing product - defenitely serves its function. Well there is a saying 'u can't have the good without the bad' - now comming to the bad part the packaging is horrible the hygenic sticker it comes along with is really hard to remove. The pink sponge applicator is simply impossible (I use a power brush) so I have to open up the compartment such that all the power is revealed and when you tend to do that - it tends to get a bit messy!! For the price and quality of product though I don't mind so much!
This is a really nice powder that controls my oil decently, and is good for setting my makeup. It doesn't look cakey and powdery at all, even if you put on a lot. I just wish that it gave more coverage to some of the redness on my face. The packaging irks me because the powder gets everywhere, but hey, it was dirt cheap, so what can you expect? I may or may not buy this again (it's probably going to last forever either way) because I've been searching to see if there are any other nicer powders out there.
Never thought an HG loose powder would come from the ranks of NYC! This loose translucent loose powder is very comparable to the high-end brands...and even better in terms of being finely milled! I love using this, and the fact that it costs only 190Php! No problem with the crappy container, I transfer it to my empty Bobbi Brown loose powder pot. I also threw out the useless pink sponge. Will buy loads and loads of this!Ü
Like "white_tokki," I never would have bought this powder if I hadn't read the MUA reviews. I LOVE IT! It looks great, smells great, goes on great. I can't find anything wrong with the product. The packaging is no nonsense and adequate, except for the useless pink spongy thing it comes with. I use a big Sonia Kashuk powder brush for loose powder, so I just threw the spongy thing away. The price is AMAZING for what you get.