I was a little leery of this finishing powder at first but have really grown to like it. I usually don't like loose powders but find that loose finishing powders are what work best for me when setting my makeup so I was really drawn to this with its particular promises. I like this setting powder because it is finely milled and truly does blur away my fine lines and minor imperfections. It can be scary at first because it does apply a little white and ghostly, but going over it with a nice, fluffy powder brush clears that up. As others have mentioned, the only downside is the applicator. Not to sound like a turd, but it's honestly the dumbest thing I've ever seen... it seriously sucks. I have not read one review on here or other sites that thought the attached-puff applicator was a good idea. Sorry for my rant but I really hate the puff, haha.
In the end though, I really love this and believe it gives a smooth, almost air-brushed finish if applied correctly (with a quality powder brush). It's not going to cover up a honking, mountain of a zit but it will definitely help with your typical imperfections. I also think it helps with oil control, another plus! Oh, and it may look like there's not a lot in the container but I promise this baby will last you a longgg time!
OMG. Best setting powder I have ever tried :D
I bought this because my usual mattifying powder was out of stock, so I bought this in stead!
And I am so happy I did !!!!!!!!!
The powder is so fine, it makes your skin feel like silk and it is so light !
I have never had a powder that make my skin look so good. It keeps my face matte all day long (I wear MUFE mat velvet underneath, which on its own make my skin shiny after about 4-6 hours).
It also doesn't clog pores, look chalky or smell.
I think it looks very natural, and you can barely see it on the skin, it just make you look mat and healthy! and your skin feels so soft!
The only CON I can think of is the packaging, the sponge/puff applicator is worthless and a waste of space - it gets dirty quickly and does not apply well. (use a powder brush instead)
If you don't use the puff applicator you are left with one option: Taking of the lid - but that is sometimes messy as it is easy for the powder to get everywhere. - A disgrace to such a fine product!
I bought this a while back and am now on my second jar. I really like the fine powder and it glides over my skin easily. It also sets my foundation well and feels amazingly light.
The packaging however, I do not like. It has a puff on it and I seldom use it, therefore its a waste of space that could potentially have more substance for the price I pay.
Would have given this one a 5 if it were not for the weird attached puff thingy on top that makes application a nightmare!
I LOVE the powder - it sets my foundation and my t zone does not get oily the whole day - even in swampy Arizona summers!
I got a sample of this in the urban bride kit and wish i could say i would re-purchase this but until they fix the awkward container or i figure out a way to open it and remove the puff i won't be buying another.
Even though I love this powder, I don't think I'd be repurchasing again.
The powder works wonders, it gives me a nice finish and handles the oiliness that occurs in my t-zone by the end of the day. However, I have extremely dry skin so if I use this powder my face cakes up and my dry spots are accentuated. At this point I really don't need a powder. Also, the packaging is extremely messy. The puff doesn't work for me, and the powder somehow manages to leak no matter how tight I try to close the lid.
I have the sample size of this from the Urban Bride kit. I do like this powder, it helps set my makeup (I use it over MUFE HD foundation) it keeps my face fairly matte all day long (as much as possible in Florida humidity) and overall is a nice product.
What do I hate? The stupid applicator brush. Of course the sample size comes with the same one that people complain about on the full size. I find it impossible to pull the entire top off to get to the powder by itself (maybe because I'm afraid of wrecking my nails doing so) so I usually click it to "Open" and dot the applicator on my face, then use a brush to spread it and also dab the brush ON the applicator to pick up some powder. But the applicator just wastes so much product - it doesn't seem to apply a lot to your face, but if you tap it at all you can see powder flying everywhere. It's annoying.. also, the powder kind of smells gross but I think most powders probably do so that's not a big deal.
Like other reviewers have mentioned the packaging sucks as the attached powder puff can't be cleaned and it deposits an uneven amount of powder on the skin. I simply removed the puff and just use the lid to swirl some product onto a brush for application.
This powder only comes in one shade and it matches my complexion (MAC NC15) beautifully. This powder has definitely amazed me as it sets my foundation and provides me with a semi-matte airbrushed look. Doesn't look cakey, powdery, and wears extremely well throughout the day. I have even started using it to set my under eye concealer and this has to be the best powder I have ever used for this task. I'm really enjoying this powder and would repurchase. I'm giving it 4/5 as the packaging isn't user friendly.
I must say I am not a fan of loose powders as I am rather clumsy at times, however after finding myself running out of my other (non loose) powders and a shiny face, I decided to give this product a go, as all the other products i have tried from urban decay are all re-purchable. I have had this powder since August last year and I use this everyday, and amazingly i still have loads of product left!!! I must admit when it was first delivered i was terrified of the packaging (i hate it) It is very attractive, however it comes with a sponge applicator at the top, but you can also take this off by screwing the lid off, but the first time youdo this you have to be super careful otherwise your going to end up like me with product all over your clothes, luckily it wasn't the whole tub. Also it may seem that there is hardly any product, but this stuff will last!! If you're in the market for a new powder give this a whirl
Aside from the packaging this is an amazing finishing powder. I don't even bother with the cap, I just take it off when I need to use it because the first time I tried to mess with the cap I found that it was jammed. But if you take it completely off you can still use the product, and in fact it actually might be more useable that way. Actually I shouldn't say that I don't use the cap, because I do. What I do is I take a MAC 188 (Or whichever brush you use for your setting powder) and pat it in the product, then I turn the cap upside down and tap any excess powder in the little dip in the cap. It's kind of how you would use the Bare Minerals if you're familiar with that. So then I swipe the brush around in the cap and get just the right amount on my brush. I apply after I'm completely done doing my makeup, and I put it all over my face, but try to concentrate on my acne scars. It does give my skin a very smooth look and I don't know if it's just me but I think it sort of fills in my acne scars. I can apply it over my blush and bronzer and it doesn't effect the color at all. I also like using it for touch-ups or when I start to notice that my face is getting oily.
I like this product minus my HUGE issue with the packaging! First off, the powder works nicely, I do not recommend using the attached sponge but more on that later. When you put it on, your face feels extremely soft and makes your complexion look nice. I really do like the product by itself. The packaging on the other hand is a nightmare to say the least! It's one of those attached sponges that the powder in the container below it filters through so you're pretty much forced to use the sponge unless you rip it off. When the powder goes through the sponge, it gets EVERYWHERE. Each time I took the cap off to use some, powder flew up my nose, on the counter, in my hair, you get the picture. I recommend taking the sponge off and tossing it as far as you can, then use a brush or something else to apply this.