I had to change my review from a 5 to a 1 and this is why...
I bought the shade "translucent" because I generally get translucent when offered because Im the palest of pale of pale skin tones. I really liked the packing and I like the consistency and the light perfume didnt bother me at all either. It applies well and covers shine but then this is when the trouble started...
my boyfriend and I took pictures together outside for this years pictures and when I was flipping through the shots OMGOSH my face was the color of a friggin CORPSE and the rest of me was normal pale. Literally my entire face looked ash white like I was dead but my neck and chest and everything else was normal warm pale color.
I was so sad! We had to take different pictures because of it and he told me its mostly noticable on camera but you can only barely tell in real life just if you look closely but still.. I was sooooooo disappointed. I didnt even know it was possible for me to look more pale than I already am but I guess it is rofl.
I gave it to my grandma and she likes it.
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This is my HG powder! I've been using it for years and would try something else but always go back to this. I just realized how much I really love this powder after trying ELF Studio powder - which is the only new powder I've tried in the past couple of years (I have a review of it as well).
I hate that this gets low reviews because for me, it works great. It's got good coverage with or without foundation. It doesn't change the color of my foundation and seems to soften my pores and scarring. I've always used translucent. I hope L'Oreal never quits making this, however; it seems to be getting harder to find which is not a good sign.
This product is just okay. I bought it in Translucent (916) to set my foundation. It has lasted a very long time for me, and the light shimmer in it gives my skin a healthy glow. Too much, and it makes you look like a sparkly cake face. Not cute. Also, the powder puff that comes with it is pathetic. I would recommend using a powder brush instead. It does have a light scent. Not a "cheap mens cologne" scent like some people or saying, but more like a watered down version of your Grandma's cologne. I don't mind this, personally, but I do believe there are better powders out there. I will not repurchase.
This product sucks. It's a fine loose powder, but one word: GLITTER. You will end up looking like a disco ball!
I'm a big fan of loose powders, so I had to try Hydra Perfecte. The plastic container seems a little cheap, but it also has a screw cap, a pour, and a sifter, all pluses. I really didn't notice a scent, but then again I just stopped using Coty. I wish Hydra Perfect was milled a little finer, you definitely have to put it on with an easy hand. The coverage and wear is really good, I find myself needing not touch up during the day.
the puff included with the powder is cheaply made and will quickly fall apart, otherwise and excellent product.
Wow there is a lot of hate on this product. 2 years ago I was in Wal-Mart looking for a "foundation" that was cheap. I bought this. I know it is a loose powder but hey, I was 14. I have used this frequently from when I was 14-16. I have now bought BE foundation + mineral veil. I can see that this powder does not give much coverage. But when I think BE or something else is breaking me out I will switch back to this becuz I know it does not break me out. I actually like the smell. It can be a bit messy. But overall, it served my purposes well and there is still a lot left. Although, I will be throwing it away soon because powder expires in 2 years.
It smells like cheap cologne, as one other reveiwer so perfectly put.
It feels heavy and dusty on your skin.
It oxidizes like a cheap foundation.
I am on the search of the perfect powder. After trying Bobbi brown, Laura Mercier and Nars I decided to try luck with drugstore makeup, since sometimes the best products are under your nose and you don't realize it.
I could say that the color did matched my skin but only that.
First: the smell, it has a strong smell like cheap men's cologne. (UGGH)
Second:The finish is a bit glowy/dew. Is not matte so if you apply more than needed you end with a shiny face.
Third: the staying power is very poor. I tried it over my lancome foundation and over my l'oreal quickstick foundation and after some time it had dissapeared from some areas in my face, other areas were too shiny and my foundation was going into my expression lines (that doesn't happened with the other powders so it must be this one).
Fourth: they only have like 3 or 4 shades, so it was a coincidence that one of them matched my skin but I could imagine not everybody will find a match as easily as I did.
Fifth: Package is nothing out of this world, but the amount of product you receive for 12 dollars is about a third or less of what you receive for 32 dollars if you buy Nars powder, so the price may seem cheap BUT if you calculate it by weight, it does cost the same that laura mercier's or nars powder, which is too much for makeup sold at a pharmacy.
IIt might be useful in an emergency but I won't keep it because I realized that even if it had work ok for me, I really can't stand the cheap and strong smell this have.
Won't recommend, won't buy again and this one will go back to walgreens. continued >>
I don't like using powder, but I have combination skin that tends to be oily. I use foundation and was told that I needed powder to set my makeup. After bad luck with powder I purchased from Bobbi Brown- I decided to give this a try. I am a light skinned latina and bought Light #917 and it's a great match for my skin. I use it over my Lancome Magique Matte Mousse makeup and the result is a nice porcelain finish.
I am finding that L'Oreal products (specifically, powders and haircolours) are overpriced and don't work well at all. Tehir colours seem "off"...never the colour on the box, for example. And their prices are too high, considering that their products are disappointing.