I tried this powder a few years back while still under the impression that I had warm undertones (W1). It's taken me this long to realize the reason why alot of foundations/powders were "too dark" for my very pale skin was because they ran too warm and looked yellow/orange. With the help of the lovely ladies of MUA, I realized my under tones are actually pretty neutral (maybe just a PINCH warm). Enter, N1. After reading lots and lots of reviews online as to how pale this shade is, I took the plunge. It's perfect. I really loved the finish of the W1 True Match powder, but the color was all wrong. Now that the color matches, I can completely enjoy this product. This blends into my skin beautifully and really gives me an airbrushed look. My Mom even commented on the nice finish when I asked her opinion on the shade. My skin is very oily, so I top this with a bit of MAC Blot, and viola...I love the result. I'm curious to try the N1 liquid now, as I used to like the W1.
If you're very pale and have a hard time finding powders that are light enough for your skin, try N1.
EDIT:// This DOES get a little heavy/cakey.
As other reviewers have mentioned, there is a slight chemical smell to the powder. At first it bothered me, but I liked how the powder covered and blended, so I got over it. I am pretty fair in the winter(when I bought this), but am very warm toned. At first I tried the N3 cream to powder and it was much too pink for me, so I was glad that they had the warm toned colors available. (I ended up with W3) I use this as a foundation, and it blurs my imperfections just enough, but doesn't provide a ton of coverage. That works for me, but if you are looking for a medium to full coverage this definitely isn't for you. The only negative for me was that I used it up so quickly. I think I hit pan after using it for about 3 weeks, and not even every day if those three weeks. I will purchase again, but it will probably stay in my purse to be used for touch ups rather than my main foundation. Some of the previous reviewers really didn't like the packaging, but I thought that it was pretty nice for the price. I don't like how the sponge applied the powder at all, but it is nice to have a mirror for when you are on the go.
This product was AWFUL!!! I really should have listened to all the negative reviews and not wasted my time and money on something that I have to return. I normally wear Mac's Studio Fix Foundation Powder and have been for years but I wanted to try something new and cheap. Bad idea! I decided to wear this powder today to a meeting at church. It went on nicely. I applied it with a flat top powder brush. The color seemed great. When I got into the car and my husband drove off and he looked at me kind of strangely. I looked in the mirror and my face had turned ORANGE!!! I told him that I wanted to go home and wash it off but we were already running late. He laughed at me a couple of times while I sat there horrified and tried to cover it up with blot powder. By the time I got to the meeting I was paranoid!! I hoped no one noticed but it seemed as though everyone was staring. Afterwards I asked a friend how my makeup looked and she said that the color was "all wrong". Thank God for her honesty. I also found the powder to be quite drying which is a plus because I have oily skin but it was a little too drying. I imagine that this powder would work in the summer if it didn't oxidize on my skin. If it's not broken don't fix it. I will stick with Mac.
I have this product in W2 and it matches my skin perfectly. It is a bit cakey when first applied but it soon blends to the skin and looks amazing! I only use this with moisturizer and concealer (on my dark circles) and i'm ready to go. It is also very long lasting for a powder and has good oil control. The packaging looks cheap but i have no problem with it since its still intact (after buying it 3-4 months ago and just tossing it in my bag). Overall it is a great product!
I really wanted to like this powder. I've used Estee Lauder's Lucidity pressed powder for years but wanted to see if I could find a cheaper drugstore alternative. So at $8.99 I decided to give it a whirl. Bad idea. Remember the old saying you get what you pay for? Well it's usually pretty true and certainly is in this case. This powder offers absolutely no coverage and is drying and cakey. It also has some glitter, abiet not too obvious. It just kind of sat on the surface of my face and made me look dead. Not a good look. I gave it two stars because it could work for a very young oily skin type. Maybe. Back to Lucidity.
I love Loreal True Match's super bendable foundation so I thought i'd love the powder as well. It turns out, I was wrong. I absolutely hate this powder. It looks extremely orange, cakey and gross. This powder is nothing like the foundation, which is my HG foundation. I returned this powder as soon as I tried it out. I do use the very dark brown powder to contour my cheek bones though, but that's it. It works very well for that.
I wanted to love this powder.Unfortunately there were more cons than pros for me.
Very light feeling
Nice match (n8 cappuccino=Mac nc50 in SFF)
Very similar to MAC'S MSF
Takes too much to get any coverage
Not matte but Semi-matte with tiny shimmer
Broke my face out into a beady itchy mess
Also this shade oxidized a shade darker(on me anyway)
Personally, I thought this was a good product. It's a very smooth powder, almost velvety, and looks amazing layered over the matching True Match foundation ( I wear the color W1). It's fairly lightweight, and I thought it did a great job setting my makeup.
There were only two things that I though needing improving: The included sponge, and the shimmer. The product has a second opening on the bottom, and when you open it up, there's a small round sponge. DO NOT USE IT. It makes the powder look extremely fake and heavy. I wish L'Oreal would include a small brush instead. Also, the powder has a bit more mica than neccessary. Mica is the shimmery ingredient that makes the powder "glowy", but in this case, I think L'Oreal overdid it, just a little. If I apply too much of the powder, I look something like a small disco-ball.
im surprised at the negative reviews and low rating overall of this product here. i recently purchased it and i absolutely love it. it comes in a variety of different colors and skin-tones, such as neutral, warm and cool. it lasts all day and gives a nice matte look yet not cakey at all. i always used mac mineralize pressed powder but i ran out of it and didn't have enough money to buy mac, so i tried this L'Oreal one. i feel like its better than the mac mineralize one that i have been using for ages. im using neutral n5 true beige, ( i was using mac medium dark). the color is a perfect match and its way cheaper than mac.
I love the coverage but I totally hate the packaging, it looks very cheap and before you hit pan the botttom lid always breaks. I use this powder in 5w for everyday use and keep my EL double matte for the weekends