MAGICAL POWDER for ladies with oily skin!!! Seriously, this powder is fantastic! In the last few years my 30-something skin has been getting increasingly oily, especially in the hot summer months, and the best oil control and matte powders from Clinique, MAC, and others haven't done me any good. I randomly came across the Black Opal Invisible Oil Blocking Powder in the drug store and gave it a shot bc it was so cheap and no big deal if it didn't work. I was amazed to find that the unremarkable-looking ivory colored powder INSTANTLY soaked up the oil in my t-zone, and actually matched my skin tone perfectly! My winning makeup regime is to apply sunscreen, light foundation, and this magic powder with a fluffy brush, and I only need a touch-up towards the end of the day for oily-free skin!! SOOO glad to find this amazing product!
Okay my skin is super duper OILY!!! I have searched high and low for oil controlling products. I ordered Black Opal concealing foundation and this powder came with it (small compact) well the foundation didn't match but I decided to use the powder with another foundation.
It's been 3 hours and so far so good, believe me my face is usually an oil slick after 1.5 hours of putting on my makeup so to go 3 hours shine free is amazing to me!
I will come back and update my review once I see how it does for an entire day.
I bought this today on a whim, and briefly checked my MUA on my phone for any reviews and once i saw a 4.4 rating i figured it was worth the try. after all it was only $9 bucks. i used it right after getting my hair done, so my forehead was oily, so was my nose. it matted me out and kept my makeup looking fresh.
so far i am excited about this powder, i gave it a 4 because of the weird pad on the inside (the thot of it continually soaking up my facial oil, nd me reapply that to my face grosses me out. lol) i will have to use my retractable kabuki for it.
WOAW EVERYTHING u can expect from a translucent oil blocking powder n MORE!! because u always read this n that on the packagings!! let me tell u this on is the truth!!Along with Deluxe finishing powder (which I rewied already)a very very very good finish on very very very oily skin! blends like it's magic with ur skin tone or foundation!! it works wonders for me n my skin is already good!! that's the secret in being beautiful not spending ur whole fortune to look the best but finding what really really works for u n stick to it like a good habit!! this one n the Deluxe are definitely my staples now!!
First off let me say that I do not wear foundation at all, so my main purpose for finding a powder like this is to matte me out, but still show off my skin. I just use concealer (Bobbi Brown....wow)
The Triple milled formula is so great because its smooth to the touch, and when applied disappears into the skin- granted that you apply it lightly. Some powders feel like baby powder but this is so fine and light...I apply it with a powder brush. Oil Free, no talc, Hypoallergenic, what else can u ask for in a Sheer, translucent powder!
The best powder compact from both drug and department stores that I've ever used for touching up my makeup mid-day. (And with my oily skin I've tried more than I care to count.) I love this stuff for taking away shine without looking like I've piled on the powder. I carry it with a retractable kabuki brush and it applies like a dream. I don't even have to look in the mirror while I do it (even though it has a nice-size mirror to check my work when I'm done). I will buy it again, and again, and again...I actually go out of my way to get it since the stores near me don't carry it.
LUVS IT!! Only good things to say about this powder. Perfect on a tight-budget, controls oil WONDERFULLY, cute little packaging, although what in the word is that little puff thing it comes with? It's like paper with a bit of padding on it! You definitely NEED to use your brush/puff. Only sad thing is, I smashed it on the ground while breaking up a fight 2 weeks ago!! Lol! Am anxiously awaiting the end of the day when I can run to beauty supply store to purchase another one - or two just in case!
I bought this powder about a month or two ago and I honestly don't even know how I managed w/o it. Some ppl have complained that they look pale when they wear it but I'm have a deep complexion and no matter how much I put on, it never appears visible after it has settled. It is completely invisible but you have to put it on right if you are darker complected. I apply the powder right after my powder foundation with the pad that it comes with *patting on* then - just use a big powder brush *in a downward motion* to blend any excess... Although it doesn't keep the t-zone completely matte ALL day (but come on what powder does? especially if you're crazy oily. A quick dusting with a big brush will remove any midday shine) it does make your make-up stay fresh and gorgeous and in place.. I would recommend this to anyone, it does wonders for my oily skin. The price is great and it'll last forever because you never need alot. Couldn't do without it..
I use this to 'touch up' after lunch. I am really impressed. Just a little and the shine is gone and it lasts. What's best is that if you are wearing foundation, you don't have to worry about matching. It is truly translucent and doesn't give off od shades or tones. Good stuff. May be my HG in powder.
I have super oily skin, and this oil blocking powder definitely keeps my face matte for hours at a time. I definitely notice a very slight change in colour on my face when I apply this powder, it suddenly makes me look like I'm wearing foundation one shade too light for my skin! ...but this effect goes away after about fifteen-twenty minutes of wearing it and it really settles into my skin/foundation. Although this product does serve it's purpose, I probably will not repurchase because...I know this is going to sound weird but I don't like using it in public. I feel strange opening up a compact with a peachy-white coloured powder and applying it to my face. I've gotten strange looks from my sisters and friends and I feel the need to explain that it's a mattifying powder.
I eventually chucked it and purchased matte f/x from the cover f/x line. Matte f/x works great, is available in light, medium and DARK shades and doesn't leave a light coloured residue on my face.