I got this recently in NC20, I wanted something to set my liquid foundation, and give me that "airbrushed" look. Being a loose powder I'm somewhat nervous whenever I open the lid, but with a dab of my napoleon sable powder brush it seems OK, not messy and a little bit goes a long way!
I use it over my Shiseido pore refining foundation in 020. When I first apply it, I love it, it gives me a lovely matte look and looks very natural. After a few hours my nose and forehead do pick up a bit of shine, which is kinda disappointing but I've got a very oily t-zone so I can not expect miracles.
I prefer this over my mac studio fix NC20 pressed powder, I think its less drying.
Would i buy this again? Probably, it would be a tough call between this or Shisedo's translucent powder.
This product works wonderful to set your foundation or if you are going to wear just concealer. Gives my skin a very nice finish. If you are looking for coverage you will not be happy this is just really nice to set your foundation.
It is much too sheer for me. Can't really help me even my skin tone, let alone provide coverage for freckles etc.
However, the powder is very fine and natural and doesn't ever appear chalky.
I have been using this for a couple of months now and i do like it. I use my eco tools kubuki bush to buff it on and no complaints here it does the job and does not make my skin feel dry or chalky. They have alot of colour in them so not translucent at all. I am using mine in NC40.
This is defininitely a little overpriced, but I would probably buy it again. I mean, I'm not expecting MAC to be cheap. I use NW20 and I only realized recently that since it's so fine, I really only get good coverage when worn over a tinted moisturizer. I can't wear it over liquid foundation because my skin doesn't handle liquid well, but I'm sure it would give a set, airbrushed look. It definitely absorbed oil in my T-zone for most of the day, which I was impressed with. It was a little too loose and fine, though. More like a setting powder.
I love this product. I find it lasts quite a while as well. I have sensitive and oily skin, so I was afraid that my skin was going to soak this product up, but it stays on my skin forever. However, most of the time I wear this, it's over the Mac Studio Fix Fluid, so I find that it makes the fluid last longer, makes my skin look and feel soft, adds more of a warm tone to my skin and covers up a little more, making my face look more natural than just having the fluid on my face. I definitely recommend this!
I've had this for quite a while and only seem to ever use it in the summer. I have it in NC 10 and use it as just something to even out my skin tone. It is not a foundation or concealer, simply a setting powder. It's nothing amazing, but I'm using it until I run out.
At first I was in love with this powder, paired with concealer I get amazing flawless skin, and without concealer and just powder it still looks very flawless and natural. HOWEVER, I only applied it occasionally like on the weekends. Once I started wearing it daily, it broke me out! I think it's clogging my pores, my pores on my nose have gotten much worse and I'm breaking out on my forehead and everywhere. And that's just a no-go. Also the packaging makes it impossible to bring it around- since the powder is just going to fall out all over the place. I'm going to go a week without the powder and if I clear up, I'm done with this powder.
It's just a powder, similar to the one from NYC.
It doesn't really help my oiliness at all and it doesn't set my foundation. Whenever I use this, I use it to top my tinted moisturizes just to add a little more color.
I use this just about everyday. I have it in NC40 and I also have one in NC45. Since I mix my foundations to get the right shade I'll use either one depending on how dark/light my foundation looks that day. Does that make sense? Meaning if my foundation looks a lil dark, I'll use NC40 and if it's looking too pinky/light, I'll use NC45. I also use the darker one a lot more in the summer months. This looks powder creates a flawless finish over Revlon's CS/PR...an airbrushed look. This keeps my T-zone matte but not dry (I have desert dry skin), but not so matte because I like the dewy look and I can still achieve it with this. It sets foundation wonderfully. Only thing is the packaging looks great but way too much product comes out of the little holes so if you travel with this you have to be really careful because a lot can spill out. And these literally last forever but I think mine last a lot longer since I alternate between the two colors. I wore it alone once and it was OK but I much rather wear it over foundation. I used to buff it in with a Kabuki but I like the results much better when I use it with my E.LF. Studio Complexion Brush.