I received this as a gift and while I don't have really oily skin and haven't used a powder in almost a year, I find that I do like this. I apply it with a brush over my Stila One Step and it blends beautifully, it makes my face look almost flawless, like it's been airbrushed. I love the big blue compact and the mirror is great. I'm not quite sure yet if this is a must have for me, but when and if it ever runs out - I only use a small amount over my foundation - I will probably considering re-purchasing.
I have tried the original one, the non-matte one, and I loved it! I loved the coverage and the texture of it but the only downside of it was that through out the day, it made my skin very oily, more oily than other powder that i have used but also didn't love because the coverage was not that great. The powder I used before my was HG but I had to buy other products to use under it to control my oil. I figure that with this new powder i would found my new fav since the oil will be control. Well....it did control my oil but not in a good way. The coverage was the same which was great! And it didn't make my skin oily, but it was super drying and super cakey. It made me look older and it was so dull. The texture is so dry that applying it was not that great. Though my skin wasn't oily, it made it look bad and obvious that I was wearing makeup. I would definitely prefer the original one much better. I will not recommend this for others and I would not repurchase.
While this isn't a horrible pressed powder, it certainly isn't too great either. I was looking for a replacement for my Origins Silk Screen, and since it is a bit harder to locate I decided to try this Estee Lauder one since I have terribly oily skin. I'm beginning to notice that every time I buy a powder geared towards people with oily skin, it is always dry and cakey plus it does not control oil any better. It is definitely true in this case. First off, the color selection is not so great. If you've got a medium beige, pinkish skin tone you should have no problem finding a color. But I have very fair, yellow toned skin and while the Light color looked good in the store, and home it looked a bit too pink. Plus, I didn't like how it applied to my skin. Yes, it made my skin matte, but it didn't give a soft focus finish, it just kind of sat there leaving my face looking dull. This powder reminds me very much of Cover Girl Clean Powder, they both produce the same effect. Except Cover Girl has a better shade selection!! In my opinion if you've got true oily skin there is no powder or foundation that can completely solve that. I've tried so many oil-controlling foundations and powders, and in the end I'm still left with a shiny face. So best to stick with things that you know work, even if it's not necessarily meant for oily skin. For me, that is Origins Silk Screen!!
My skin had a bad reaction to this and it oxidized. It felt heavy and cakey to me. My skin was even more oily.
I purchased this powder in "Translucent". I have purchased Estee Lauder powders and tons of other powders from other places before and I didn't feel like going through the speel of trying to get color-matched once again. So, i went with the color that I felt was the most safest to go with.
I have sensitive, combination-to-oily skin and powders are an absolute must for me. As, I will either wear a little powder and no base or oil control powder over my foundation base to help keep my skin's oil breakthru in check. And, this powder does wor k pretty good at doing just that. .
With the translucent shade, I don't get a look of oxidation to my face powder (where it looks shades darker than when I originally put it on). This powder keeps my face matte looking for approximately 3-4 hours before touchups are necessary. And, I love the fact that the compact is huge. So, there is enough powder in in one compact to last me for months and months to come.
This foundation retails for $26, which definitely does make it one of the pricier powders out there on the market. But, it is truly very effective at keeping the face matte. And, it never leaves the face with a masky, chalky look to the face either, as long as the sponge that comes in the compact is not used.
I like to use a brush to apply powder foundation. As, this allows for the powder foundation not to go on so harshly and end up looking caked on (which no body wants!).
My most FAV powder on this entire earth.
I have VERY oily skin, and this is just godsend!
I havn't tried their new "Double Wear"..and I often wonder why they turned "double matte" into "double wear"..I wonder if the double wear powder isn't as oil-controlling as the double "matte" one.
And if so, that's a shame..because I can only find this on ebay..which I intend to keep buying...double matte is for all those who want to look airbrushed, and no shine whatsoever..;)
The BEST powder. ;)
This is one of my staples. It's my go-to press powder after spending a bunch of money trying to find the perfect one. This is very close.
I use this with or without foundation and it's what I use with a fluffy brush to complete my face. I also carry one in my handbag for evening touch-ups. The powder also manages to make Bare Minerals look half way decent on my face. And best of all IT DOES NOT BREAK ME OUT!!!!
I started using this after i got greedy and wanted to try it and im so glad i did. Oily girls please do yourself a favor and get this. It does a superb job mattifying and i do not find it to thick at all as i dont layer it, i blot first when i get oily then reapply. I got level 4, medium deep and the color is great. It will become a staple and looks great over my prescriptives foundations.
I won't buy this product again because this compact will last me FOREVER! I use a small amount of this pressed powder, just on my oily parts. I carry this compact in my purse and the size of this mirror is better than any other compact that I have owned. I also like the amount of product enclosed. I prefer loose powders and I have about five different ones, so I don't see myself running out of powder any time soon. I have combo skin and since moving to California, my skin has become less oily than it once was. For oily-skinned people, I would say that EL's Double Matte Oil Control Pressed Powder would be highly effective. I only use a small amount and I don't have to reapply the entire day! There is no scent. I am very fair, but I have this in Light-Medium, Intensity 2 and it blends nicely. I can't think of a single bad thing to say about this product. It performs as it should and it is fairly-priced for the quality and amount of product you are getting.
I used this for years acutally and just stopped a week ago. I wear their double matte foundation which i still love but the powder I've realized just wasnt doing it for me anymore. It didnt stay put over my foundation and made my make up look gross within hours of using it. I just switched to Benefits Get Even and works so much better with the double matte foundation.