I have tried every powder at the drugstore, to help with my very oily skin, and this is definitely my favorite. The only reason I have tried to find one that is comparable, is because I absolutely hate the packaging, which is totally impractical for on the go/touch-ups. I actually popped a mirror out of another compact and stuck it inside the lid of this and put a puff in it, to make it usable throughout the day, because true oily skinned gals NEED to blot/powder throughout the day. I use various shades, depending on whether I'm self-tanning or not, and I have no problem finding a shade that works, although Rimmel needs to offer some darker tones. This offers some coverage, but isn't too opaque to be used as a setting or blot powder. The finish silky smooth, and this controls oil better than any other powder I have tried, including the infamous Mac Blot powder. I will continue to purchase, even though I have to "rig" the compact :-/
Makes my makeup look dry and caked. You can see it on my face. Going to have to keep looking for a new powder :(
This doesn't do much to my face. It's an okay product. Oh, and I hate the cheap-looking packaging.
Doesn't keep me matte ALL DAY. Oil starts to come through after an hour. If it kept me matte for at least 5-6 hrs, if love it but It just didn't work for me and I don't like retouching throughout the day and pack on powder. I like that the packaging is thin and simple. The price is very inexpensive!
This has been my go to powder for a good year. I ONLY use this in my T-Zone. It keeps me matte all day, and I only reapply if i really have to. I don't get too oily but I do use this product to just prevent shine and keep my foundation in place, which I feel like it does a good job of, based upon the fact that my foundation (L'oreal True match or Clinique perfectly real) tends to rub off besides the area of my t zone so I'm really impressed since this powder is fairly cheap. I also recommend their matte bronzers too!
I have mixed feelings on this product. It does it's job with keeping your skin matte. However I don't think it does much else. I do reach for it quite a bit however (mainly to use up). The price is good so I don't feel bad purchasing. For me I really do just want a powder to keep my skin from being oily, and this does do that. I don't feel as if it sets your foundation in any way however. But that doesn't bother me. It's in my top 5 as far as powders go.
My biggest complaint is the packaging. It's not very sturdy, and the lid does have issues with staying on. So I don't think i'd ever be brave enough to travel with it. And also if you drop it, 98% chance it will crack due to the cheap packaging. It doesn't come with a mirror, or any sort of applicator either. I don't really care about that personally, but if you do, you will be disappointed.
Okay.. so after hearing about this for ages, a couple weeks ago i decided to go out and buy it. Unfortunately there is too many negatives out weighing the positives. 1. It doesn't set into your skin, therefore making you look very cakey with even the smallest amount. 2. It latches onto all your dry spots and if you have pimples like me then it will make them stand out more with the powder. 3. It feels very heavy on your skin and unbreathable. 4. It definetly increases the size of pores and fine lines. 5. It has no staying power whatsoever. So if you live in humid weather don't even consider using this. I have no clue what all the hype is about, i feel like if everyone that loves this was to go out and try better powders they would not like this powder at all. Unless of course you like the cake faced powder look. The only positive thing i can say about this powder is that its quite cheap and if you have oily skin it will mattify your face for about 20 minutes until it wears off :-)
Here's the thing, I used to love this product and I was convinced it worked great- until I changed my powder. It does have staying power, but not that great. I keep my foundation for 10-12 hours and I found that this powder needed to be retouched way too often. I also found it actually made my foundation around my chin look worse and it kind of dried it out. It is good for 2 hours before the oil starts to show again, but the price is reasonable and if you're not as oily as I am then this might work for you.
I really like to use this powder to set my undereye concealer because it doesn't cake up. The shade selection of this powder is kinda weird there's a whole bunch of light shades then one random dark shade. When I use this powder on my face it's nothing special. My forehead gets pretty oily throughout the day and I don't think it keeps me matte any longer than other powders. I'll still repurchase for setting my concealer.
I bought this in Silky Beige after hearing some good reviews about it. It was fairly inexpensive. I use it to set my Rimmel Stay matte Liquid Mousse Foundation. It does do a really good job mattifying my face but I find that it doesn't last that long. However, I have no problem dusting it on again if I get a little oily. I like that it's not too pigmented and doesn't really add more colour on top of my foundation. I will repurchase this and I'd recommend it to anyone who likes a matte finish but doesn't mind quickly reapplying a little every couple of hours.