I can't say a bad thing about this product. I use NC55 and it matches my skin perfectly and I could probably wear it by itself. ~:>)
GREAT color match for me(NW20)when first applied it looked great but didn't have enough power to control my 'oilies'.most importantly, IT BROKE ME OUT!never never never again will i use any MAC cosmetics.
I was at MAC to replenish my beloved Blot Powder in Medium when the SA recommended this. Overall, it's a pretty good product - good texture, smooth finish and it really does last quite awhile. On the other hand, the powder seems to oxidize and darken during the day, I would've bought a lighter shade had I known (I use NC25). It is also, quite drying as some have mentioned so a moisturizer underneath is necessary. Not a bad product, but just not as good as the blot powder.
This is definitely my HG pressed-powder (loose powder is T.Leclerc). I found the perfect color for my almost PPP (NC20) ; if I apply it with a brush, it's very light, just enough to fix my foundation. The most amazing is that when I apply it with de sponge, it covers extremely well, but it is undectable. It's a bit too drying, so a good moisturizing cream and a little foundation are recommend.
I can't say enough about this powder. It sets beautifully over a light foundation with a nice light blush. At first it looked sort of dry, but after an hour or so it just looked silky and my face looked refined and my pores were virtually unnoticeable. It never caked (of course, a good primer is essential) or uneven. I applied it with the Bobbi Brown powder brush and it was amazing looking... very smooth and doesn't make me look orange or mask-like. It has decent coverage too (although, I don't have a lot to cover). I wear Laura Mercier secret brightening powder over it, and it really finishes so beautifully. I recommend this for anyone who needs a good powder to set their foundation or finish their look. After spending literally hundreds of dollars on pressed powders and returning most of them, Mac has finally impressed me. I never thought much of their Studio Fix (which I just use as an eye shadow base now) but this is FAR better if you wear foundation. Try this powder!!!
The best powder I've ever tried! It looks natural, sets my makeup, doesn't turn orange, and doesn't let my shine show through. I had previously used Studio Fix, but I found it too heavy for my taste. Make sure you go to the makeup counter and have them help you find a shade, since these run darker than Studio Fix.
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.