I bought Dark for my MUFE 120 skin. I use it for contour and worked really work. its very pigmented and easily build-able. Got it for half price, AUD$12. I love the texture and smooth feel of it. In some way, I think its better than benefit hoola, doesn't show up orange at all.
I'm still road testing this powder so this review is subject to change. I decided to get the Nearly Naked pressed powder as I really like the liquid foundation.
I've been using Clarins Ever Matte powder and it's just so so. (it can make the complexion look a little dull, especially for non oilier skin types)
I love MAC's Mineralize powder as well but it can definitely leave the skin looking dull and flat if you apply too much.
It turns out that the Light in the Nearly Naked powder is the right match for my NC30/C3 skin tone. The texture is lightweight and silky without leaving a chalky finish. My skin looks fresh and 'glowing' when I use this powder.
I don't need to touch up until much later in the day which I really like. My skin is normal to slightly combination. If you're on the oilier side, this powder may not give you the matte finish you prefer.
The packaging is rather lucklustre but for this price, I don't mind. Revlon is smart to include a mirror. (MAC - please take note!)
Repurchase: right now, yes, I'd repurchase this product
I really enjoy this powder! Very smooth and silky and isn't totally matte.
I really like the texture of this powder, and it gives my foundation an airbrushed look without looking powdery. I am about NC20 though, and the Light shade is still too dark. It is much darker than the Light shades of any other pressed powders, and if you look at the color compared to other powders, it looks more like a Medium than a Light. I wish they had a better shade range, maybe something between light and medium to match my skin tone (which I feel is a fairly common one). The packaging is a little cheap looking and could be improved, but I understand using white plastic for the Nearly Naked line while using black for their other lines to distinguish them.
The packaging isn't the best and neither is the color selection but the texture is amazing and it applies very nicely. It has light coverage and amazing staying power. This is overall a great everyday powder.
I bought this powder months ago along with the Nearly Naked foundation (which I love) but I honestly find this pressed powder quite pointless. The powder is incredibly rich and creamy (weird way to describe a powder, I know) and I think that factor is what really takes away from it actually controlling oil and setting makeup as a powder should do. When I apply this powder I don't look powdery at all luckily but when I feel my skin, it feels almost damp and within the next hour I can already see the oil coming through in my t-zone. I don't mind having to touch up a powder every few hours but an hour is way too high maintenance for me. If you wear powder solely for the purpose of making your skin look satiny then this might be perfect for you but I expect my powder to help control oil and that it did not do. Would not repurchase.
I got this powder for about $5.50 with a $2.00 off coupon (buy this at drugstores since it's more expensive at Ulta). I got shade Fair 001. This powder appears to run dark, because I consider myself light, not fair. The packaging is kind of large; it's a rectangular shape so it takes up more space length wise than the average circular compact. It comes with a small rectangular puff which works well for areas like the nose and undereye, but it's a pain for larger areas. It also comes with a mirror which is okay, a little too small. This powder has minimal fallout which is great so it won't get everywhere. On the skin it looks good. Doesn't look cakey, unless, of course, you apply too much. Apply this with a puff, a powder brush won't do much. Use a powder brush to get the excess off. This powder isn't meant to provide coverage, so don't expect that. It's mainly for mattifying. The main problem with this powder is that it does not last on the face for very long. It mattifies, sure, but it's gone in 2 hours. I feel like it doesn't really absorb the oil. Maybe that's normal for powders, but it left me unimpressed.
I thought I liked this product but after noticing several times my foundation looking very blotchy and Cakey jn random spots all over my face i finally figured out it was the powder caking up on my foundation making it look terrible and not blended. I went back to using my Rimmel powder and it makes my foundation look amazing
I bought this powder a while ago, and I've hit major pan on it, to the point where it's almost not worth scrubbing at it to get out product. I got this because I was previously using a Dior powder (which I loved), but had gotten a teensy bit too tan for it. I thought that, rather than buying another Dior powder for the spring/summer, I'll just try out a DS one and then go back to the Dior when I get paler. I picked this one up mostly because I had previously picked up the Nearly Naked liquid foundation, and I didn't have any major complaints with it.
At first, I really loved this powder. It gave me an almost airbrushed looking finish, seemed to help combat shine throughout the day, and, when I did get oily, didn't seem to noticeably cake up. My first complaint, although somewhat small, was that the powder was quite... powdery. When I picked it up on my brush, the powder would fly out of the pan and coat the packaging and the hand I was holding it in. I didn't really expect this from a pressed powder, but I decided that, though it was annoying, I liked the powder enough to deal with it.
As the summer came on, I realized that this powder wasn't as great as I had previously thought. After putting it on (and I was careful with how much I actually did put on) it looked pretty obviously powdery. It settled into my laugh lines almost instantly, and looked quite cakey on top of tinited moisturizers and BB creams. It still gave me an airbrushed look... but only from a bit away, up close (and especially in natural light) you could see very clearly that I had powder on and no matter how little I put on, it always looked overdone and nasty.
I also realized that I had overlooked how much product was lost when it kicked up powder. What I had written off as a small annoyance was actually a money sucking flaw. I also am slightly confused as to the packaging. I see no reason for it to be as long as it is. Sure, the length allows for a small sponge, but couldn't that be changed in order to make the packaging a less awkward shape?
I no longer will be using this product, and I will not be repurchasing. It wasn't horrible, but it was far from great. Skinwise, I have normal-ish skin that can, at times, become fairly oily, but I would say that this only really helps intensely oily people. Not that I would recommend it, or anything.
This powder runs VERY dark- I got the lightest shade and it was still too dark (it looked like I smeared bronzer all over my cheeks). The packaging is also difficult to maneuver (hard to open). The sponge/powder puff included was also very flimsy and not effective. The accompanying foundation is GREAT though, I definitely recommend it!