I love this powder because it sets my makeup well without settling into lines or pores. It does have a bit of a smell but that goes away. The packaging is horrible and so is the stiff cheap puff. I use a nyx powder puff, dip it in and scrape of the excess on the side. I then pat not rub it on to my skin. Since I do have dry skin, but love the airbrushed look of this powder, I spritz my face with a fine mist of water to finish. This "melts" the powder into the skin and makes my flawed face look flawless, at least from five feet away.
I definitely prefer this to the more expensive BE mineral veil.
I liked it but you cannot wear this product alone, which i did not know when i bought it but it was only 5 bucks, it does feel nice on my skin and it doesnt make me breakout but it does wears off quickly like after an hour or 2,(which is probably due o the fact that i use to wear it alone) when i finally did try it over foundation it looked great. One thing that I really dislike about the product is the shade selection which is why i gave it a 3, I bought it in the darkest color which is Warm Beige and it still was slightly lighter then my original skintone, but for 5 dollars it better then most of the expensive products.
The scent reminds me of Coty Airspun powder, but very light. I don't smell it after it's on my skin. I have combination skin, so I only use a little in my t-zone to set my foundation. Update: This powder has really held up against oil and humidity this summer. I have never worn a powder that absorbed like this one does, but it manages to look natural and not cakey. I use the amount of powder left inside the lid instead of dipping a brush into the powder. Another plus is my pores seem to disappear and it gives an overall flawless appearance when you use foundation under it. It's really good, and I find myself using it more than my expensive HD powder because this one photographs well.
This smells like baby powder and the stench isn't going away on my face. I will not be using again. yuck
Have heard lots of great comments about this product on YouTube and reading reviews, but I was very disappointed. Overall, the powder itself was fine, just nothing spectacular.
The one thing that I will not be able to get over is the smell. Ew! It reminds me of someone of the makeup that my grandma kept in her bathroom and had probably had it since the time I was born. Way too powdery scented! Once applied, the smell doesn't go away either.
Such a bummer! Also - the packaging is definitely annoying like other reviewers stated.
I LOVE this stuff!! I've used many different powders to set my foundation and I always go for the translucent powders. However, with all of the other powders that claim to be translucent they usually end up making me looking like a ghost or adding some kind of unwanted color to my face. This stuff though, is completely translucent and gives my foundation a beautiful finish. I will definitely be repurchasing for as long as they make this stuff.
I love this stuff. Using the included puff, I apply the powder heavily to my T-zone and my under-eye area (to catch fall-out from my eye makeup) after my foundation Then after I'm done with my eye makeup, I brush away the visible powder and finish the rest of my face. This product keeps my face matte and very soft-looking. I've gotten a lot of compliments on my skin since using this powder. I highly recommend this to people with combination skin.
This powder, for the price, does a very good job. It sets make-up well, assists in oil control, mattifies, and doesn't settle into my pores. It can look too cakey easily, so use very little on a kabuki brush. Or a sponge to press it on around the eyes and nose.
It's a pretty good touch-up powder since it sets well and doesn't disturb the rest of the make-up. It does have a baby powder scent, but it honestly doesn't last. You're obviously going to smell it if you cram your nose up to it, but once you set a little on your face the smell is gone.
The only thing I dislike about it is the packaging. Because the cap isn't a screw-on, it's very easy to make a mess. This isn't something you can have in your purse unless you put some in a different container.
Other than that, great powder. Does what it says at a great low price.
I don't understand the raves for this powder, maybe i'm not using it correctly but I find it super cakey and not natural at all. Even when applied with a light hand + my beloved eco tools powder brush... It looks like i'm wearing powder. Perhaps I've become accustomed to more filled milled powders, like Coty or Too Faced... but this one makes me feel like I look like my batty grandma!
En plus, while the oil control is better than most, its not all day affair. I guess I would rather blot (the blotting papers from this brand are divine!) than to cake this stuff on. Sigh. I guess others have better luck than I did, maybe you will too. For the price, its not going to break your wallet to try.
This product has good oil control on me. It doesn't cake or settle into my pores and fine lines. If i wore it alone, it was actually pretty good enough to give this -subtle- even tone than if I were to wear no makeup at all. on makeup, it did not dry out my face or make it look powdery. A lot of people complain about the scent. It is strong and perfumey, but scent is usually not going to be the main deterrent in ditching a product for me. Luckily I have not experienced any breakouts from the fragrance on my acne prone skin.
The box may be inconvenient for some, but I haven't had issues with it. I leave the powder in the bathroom and do not transport it. To deal with less excess powder, I peeled the cover sticker off, I cut a strip of the middle section off and put the two other stickers back on the outside to cover the outer holes.
The main reason why I am not purchasing this again is because of the color. My skintone is nc 25-30 ish. I am asian with a lot of yellow undertone. I noticed that if i used this powder over my foundation, I would look a tad bit pinker. I think the natural rice powder color is better for pink undertoned skin. I prefer not to buy powders in translucent either, for fear of getting a white ashy cast. However, if you have a yellow undertone and don't mind buying translucent powders, I recommend trying the palladio rice powder in translucent.