I used to wear this powder in NC45 (not an exact could match, but the closet) for a few years. It does give a more natural look than the original pressed powders but I found it quite drying for my combination skin.
I have since discovered Becca's powders, and can honestly say that if I compared Mac's sheer powder to this, Becca wins hands down. Its actually very hard for me to class Mac's powder as Sheer now.
Wonderful stuff!! Very good @ setting my foundation. Goes on sheer, but still gives coverage without looking too cakey and overdone.
My HG powder ! I have tried different kinds, but this one works best for me. I have normal to oily skin, and this powder obsorbs the excess oil wonderfully. I use a large powder brush to apply, and it gives a flawless finish. With the price ~$20 , relatively cheaper than other high-end brands. Would definitely repurchase.
Very nice, finely milled product. Not the best at controlling shine, but not the worst. Paired with MAC Blot powder for touch-ups it works well.
I really liked the color of this, nc15. Perfect for me because I am so pale with yellow undertones. BUT, this turned sooooo orange after a couple of hours. It also made my foundation very "patchy" looking by the end of the day.
This is too dry for me and the colours are too dark and ridiculously orange, i got studio tech in nc27 and this powder in nc15 and it's still dark, the best powders for dry people i've come across so far are lancome's poudre majeur and ysl's mat powder
yeah this is over rated...it has a good amount of coverage but iff you use the little applicator it comes with you will look really powdery..and the first time i used it i used the applicator and my face flt really dry and tight..wasn't happy with it untll i started using a powder brush. i dropped the compact a lot and it just reently broka after like 2 months..not the compact butthe powder...so now its loose powder not pressed anymore lol... p.s. i love fehn
Select Sheer is the best pressed powder I've tried so far and I've tried so many, I've lost count. I have it in NC 15, which is very light but it's the only shade I can wear that doesn't turn orange. I just want something to set my foundation that won't add much color. Select Sheer is perfect for that but be careful with the shades. Coverage is very silky and sheer so it's not suitable for very oily-skinned types. I negected my Select Sheer for months while I was powder-slutting around with every new product on the market but now I'm back and we're happier than ever. It's love...until I find something better.
I am mad I waited so long to try this powder... I adore it, especially for the price. I've tried other much more expensive pressed powders, and this is the best at setting my makeup and giving me that flawless finish, and not looking makeupy (not a word, but you know what I mean). I also like it alone without foundation on natural days...
I normally carry MAC's Blot Powder in my purse, but now that winter is here I felt like Blot was too drying even for touch-ups. As usual, my nose is a flaky mess this time of year and using Blot just seems to make it worse. Since I was down to the pan on my Blot compact anyway I decided to give Select Sheer a shot. I purchased NW5 for my super-white PPP skin and although it looks dark in the pan it is a suitable shade once applied. I have to say that I really like this powder. It is finely milled and leaves a soft finish to my skin. If I wear it all over (applied with a large powder brush) I get a glowy, natural skin look. It is also very nice for touch-ups because it cuts any shine that might be peeking through (although my skin is usually extremely dry) without being too drying. I also like the puff -- it applies the powder sheerly and feels nice on my skin. Hopefully it will last longer than the Blot puffs usually do. I have very sensitive skin and this has not irritated it one bit. If this compact lasts as long as it looks like it will (I can't even tell that I have used it) I think I will be repurchasing this over Blot.