I both love and hate this powder. I love that it appears on the face smoothly and doesn't cake on my NYX HD foundation or on the bourjois foundie of the same variant. It is matte for about an hour only but turns out dewy-looking after 2hrs or so. A lot of people compliment my makeup that it looks good even hours after application. I use #52, (i am NC20 on mac) but it appears grayish after applying but turns out ok when my oil starts to come out. Weird but I can live with it. Hahaha i need to always reapply it but it doesn't cake at all! I like the packaging, its sturdy and the product didn't turned to powder when it accidentally slipped in my palm! Only the pan was detached on the compact! But on my second pan, i broke out like crazy and I stopped using it for a while. But other than that, i really like this powder.
While this is on the pricier side for a 'drugstore' powder, it is definitely worth it. I bought this on a whim as part of a boots 3 for 2 deal despite the fact that I have always used Rimmel Stay Matte before, and I was not disappointed! Firstly, the packaging is nice, although not as beautiful as some high end ones, it feels sturdy and has a really nice mirror in. It has a light coverage that is useful for touch ups when a cheeky bit of redness peaks through my foundation and I am enjoying the finish - not too matte, but stops you looking shiny. Plus it is non comediogenic etc, so practically good for you...
I personally like the scent, which is quite light and fruity, although I accept that some people may not. Give it a sniff first if you want, but even if you don't like it, it doesn't last.
First of all, this smells amazing, like fruity cake :D so i love applying it. The packaging is average, but it feels pretty sturdy. I have very dry skin and this honestly does not emphasize any dryness or irritate my skin, and makes my skin feel smooth to the touch. I've been using it a lot for months now and i still haven't hit pan.
I purchased the lightest shade in '52' and I was a little skeptical at first as I wear all my Bourjois foundations in 51. Luckily this is a good match for my complexion, for MAC reference I am a NC15 or a Matchmaster shade 1. The Bourjois powder is finely milled, blends beautifully applied with a powder brush, and does an awesome job of keeping my oilier t-zone matte without drying out my skin. Not 10 hours as per the claims, but a good 5 to 6 before I need to blot or touch-up. The compact packaging is very slim, but doesn't include a make-up sponge/puff nor is there room for one, so taking it along in a make-up bag one must remember to pack a sponge/puff or brush. Overall I'm really impressed with this powder and I will repurchase.
I have oily acne prone skin. I got this product few days ago but i stop using it because i got the wrong color :( i was supposed to be vanilla but i chose the darker shade because my foundation is already too light but turns out my face look dull. Meeeeh. And i thought this product won't cause any problem to my face but oddly after several hours wearing it my face felt itch and result in one little zit. I'm afraid i will get much more if i keep using it. The oil control is not good. Maybe it will do best for people with normal skin who doesn't need much coverage.
I am so impressed by most of Bourjois' complexion products (and not so much for the colour make up for which they are more recognised). This powder is a great value basic, which offers anti-shine properties and yet doesn't dry out the skin. Typical of most of Bourjois' products, it has a significant scent, so that may irritate some sensitive people but I like it. The packaging is very simple but robust, no room for a puff but I prefer to carry a retractable powder brush anyway for better application.
A good product, does what it proposes!
This is a great value product. No it doesn't last the 10 hours it claims but I'd be damned if any powder ever has on my t-zone. I have it in 52, which is the lightest available and it has a peachy undertone, but in a youthful subtle way, not a drag queen orange way. As someone who never uses a powder puff I have not missed the fact that it doesn't have one. It's quite a light smooth setting powder rather than a thick powder foundation. It mattifies my t-zone and I probably have to reapply up to twice daily. I've found you can apply concealer on top when doing touch ups with no problem. I've not been the biggest of fan of bourgois products in the past, got this on a whim and it has really impressed me.
As someone else mentioned before, I am shade 51 in their foundations, but bought this powder in shade 52 since I couldn't find a 51. Luckily and surprisingly it matches me fine!
It's a good quality powder, a bit more expensive than other drugstore ones of the same quality though. It's finely milled and sheer, doesn't look cakey and controls oil about as much as other powders I've tried - on my oily T-zone, maybe 3 hours.
I love how compact and thin it is, and that it has a mirror in the cap. Even though I prefer carrying a retractable small powder brush in my bag for application, this compact does have a bit of space for a (very) thin puff as well!
bought it together with the hm serum, both in shade 53. I am still searching for the perfect pressed powder for oil-control and touch-ups during the day. This one, sadly, doesn't match my skin color.
Pretty, as alwasy, Bourjois packigig (the box feels heavy and concrete)
Has a mirror
It has a mirror and no puff/spunge?! It would be definately more covinient to have at least little space to put your puff. Really bothers because it doesn't save space at all - still you have to put a spunge in your purse.
The color doesn't match the hm serum, which is shame. Limited colors.
When "patting" on your skin starts to be VERY visible. Really yellowish.
Ladies with more yellow undertones would prefere it more, I asume.
I'm about NC25 and No.53 matches the closest. This powder has a pleasant fruity smell. It definitely leaves a matte finish. I don't think it lasts long by itself as a powder foundation, but it works well as a setting powder. I like the slim packaging and don't mind that it doesn't come with a powder puff because I wouldn't use it anyway. The packaging itself does look cheap. Also, there's some fall out so I would recommend using a synthetic brush and dabbing it on the powder.