Everytime I have this on, my mom asks me why my face looks so dry. In other words, it looks awful. Really dry and cakey, no matter what I wear under it. However, it does have nice coverage. And the SPF is a splendid touch. I don't mind the sparkles either. It just looks terrible on me.
I've been using this for the past 10 months and haven't had any issues with it. I use it as a finishing powder over my foundation (Revlon PhotoReady Liquid Foundation in Natural Beige) and concealer (Revlon PhotoReady Concealer in Light) and it finishes my make-up quite well. I like how it gives my face an overall matte look and haven't really noticed the product appearing "shimmery". I would recommend this product only as a finishing powder and not as a powder foundation (as you definitely wouldn't get much coverage).
I do like this powder because it sets my foundation like it should and is very lightweight...i love the PR collection in general because it gives me amazing coverage.
I use the Fair/Light pressed powder as a setting-finishing powder with the ELF flat-top powder brush. I don't wear much foundation, just a moisturizer + some concealer and blush and this powder, lightly over it all. When I use it lightly, it doesn't make me ghost-like.
It does have a little fine shimmer, but it works well for me. I don't reapply during the day so I don't travel with it, but it isn't very travel friendly.
It also cracks easily (esp if you drop it onto a counter or floor) so I just crush it up, add some 70% IPA and re-press it back into the pan.
I've been using it for several months and it is almost gone. I have another powder to use next so I won't be repurchasing yet. I would consider it in the future.
Do not want.
Big packaging, I can't throw it in my purse. I appreciate that it has a mirror and a brush. But I wouldn't use the brush, it's harsh and applies the product unevenly.
Most of all, I dislike the product. It is very noticeable that I'm wearing powder. It settles in my lines and looks cakey. Also, my T-Zone looks more oily than ever. For some reason, my nose looks like it's made of oil after I use this powder.
I don't mind that it has a satin finish, but overall a bad product. And, I'm an NW20, the lady decided to give me the fair/light one, and I just went with it. Wrong. I look like a ghost.
First the packaging is so big and bulky and impossible to put in a makeup bag. Secondly the colour is ok but this is a moot point when there are actual visible sparkles in your powder Im not talking about tiny little specks that read as glowy or luminous on the skin I am talking about one hair away from glitter. Also this does nothing to mattify and actual seems to produce more oil. The only plus is that it looks ok in photos but in natural lighting absolutely awful
Awful. Put it on and check in the mirror 10 minutes later and I look oilier than I did before putting it on and I dont look like I have any powder on..not that you want to look like you have powder on, but you know your face when you're wearing it. Im not sure WHERE this stuff goes when my face touches nothing in just a few minutes but it's like batteling a war you cannot win when trying to wear it.
much more prefer maybellines dream matte
Pretty much a fail. I like my oily skin to have a "soft matte" look - this honestly makes my face look like I have much oilier skin than I do and that I've attempted to mattify with a really heavy, ineffective powder. Yech. Plus the glitter is terrible. On top of everything it beaks me out in a way I don't usually break out, little hard whiteheads. Double yech. The mirror is nice quality, but it makes the compact too big since it isn't over the product. My much preferred drugstore alternative is Maybelline Dream Matte powder.
I apply it over my Revlon PhotoReady foundation and it keeps me oil-free throughout the day and just 'finishes' the look for me. I've never liked a powder as much as this one.
Uhm... okay just reviewed their liquid (maybe a better product) but this is really not that bad, its right in the middle. It has very good coverage:beautiful high coverage light weight, it is pretty affordable:10-11 bucks, and the packaging is just packaging: you can totally live without a cuddly package. The only thing is it only comes in three colors and it is hard to choose a color when you just got tan and you will inevitably get pasty again. Go Dark Go Light? It is hard to choose, try the lighter the colors are deeper than you might think.Sparkle does not seem so bad in this product.