i stray from this foundation every once in a while and everytime i do i always come back. to begin with, this is one of the VERY few foundations that makes a shade pale enough for my skin. it gives excellent coverage, which i need because i have very pale, uneven skin which is nearly impossible to even out/conceal. when i meet new people one compliment i get often is how great my skin looks - ha! if they only knew! it's all thanks to this foundation. if the fragrance bothers you there is a fragrance-free version as well, however it has a limited number of shades. my shade is not included but the fragrance doesn't bother me at all - i actually enjoy it. i've been using this for over 5 years now, so i think the reason i try other foundations is because i wish there were a liquid foundation i could wear also - oh well, maybe someday! until then i'm happy with this foundation and from my experience i highly recommend it to those who are very pale and need medium to full coverage.
I love this powder! It is very finely milled and covers up any skin discoloration. It is expensive at $32, but worth it to me. The color matches my skin and it does keep it matte for most of the day. I have oily, sensitive, and acne prone skin. This helps with those problems a lot. I definately will purchase again.
I kind of regret buying this foundation powder. It has a very nice packaging and smell, but the quality just didnt match. I could clearly see the powders on my face when i put it on. It looked very unnatural. I dont use it now, and im still working on finding a perfect foundation.
Overall, I did not like this product. The first thing I noticed about it is that the smell is WAY to strong. It's a pretty scent, but just too strong. Secondly, it looks fake on the skin. When applied dry, it looks like flour. When applied wet, it gets darker and doesn't even have good coverage. This powder foundation doesn't even last very long. I have oily skin and the grease shows right through this product. The lady at the counter said Dual Finish would mattify my skin-WRONG! The only good things I can say about this product are that the packaging is sturdy (but old-fashioned looking) and there are a wide range of shades. Maybe this product would work best on someone with normal skin (Dual Finish makes dry areas flake). Definitely not worth the price.
I bought this for my mom, but I find myself always sneaking some on my face whenever I visit her. This has since become her staple, and I am to thank for that! I tried this on at Sephora and immediatley knew that it was high quality pressed powder, it feels sooo silky smooth on the skin and does not flake or look cakey whatsoever. It makes for a great finishing touch and gives me flawless skin. Now if only I could convince myself to buy one for my own...
This is my go to foundation/powder. I love love love this stuff. Every time I think its too expensive and try to go for something cheaper I regret it. Nothing will ever top this product. The coverage is GREAT and it lasts. Its worth every penny! Remember you get what you pay for!
[I have the shade Porcelaine D'Ivoire] It looks great when just applied, kind of satin-y but it turns yellowish after a few hours, also makes my skin look flakey/dry. The compact is a little too bulky for my liking. The coverage is... NOT good. But if you use it on a liquid foundation, it's pretty good, though you shouldn't have to wear two foundations on your skin so I'll just end this by saying I'm disappointed, definitely not worth that ~$30. [Max Factor's powdered foundations rule!]
Could somebody please tell me how this product is remotely worth $32.00? My daughter just bought this and gave it to me, because she couldn't tolerate the perfumey smell, among other things. I thought she was probably being too picky. After this is LANCOME! Because it's considered a high end product, it would have expected it to have some redeeming virtues. WRONG!!! I am not impressed with the texture, coverage or anything else about this powder. The puff that came with it is cheap and thin. The smell is nauseating and it looks chalky and fake on my skin. It is very drying, irritating and just screams TALC!!! I've used many drugstore brands that are much better than this. As a matter of fact, CVS had a very similar powder in a clearance bin last week for $2.56. It was a Loreal product(Lancome's parent company). I could find no difference at all in the texture of these two powders. They were practically identical. For $32.00 I expect much better quality. Tomorrow, it's going back to the store from wence it came!
I came back to this after a long search for the perfect powder foundation. This time however I tried the "Fragrance Free" version, which I actually prefer. The coverage is a lot more matte, and there is no perfume. Also the FF version does not appear to break me out. I am sticking to this for the time being as I am happy and my skin looks pretty good- MAC NC35/37 and I wear this in Matte Neutrale II. UPDATE: FF discontinued, coverage too heavy in original version :-(
I 'm actually really liking this product- I got it to get the Play gift at my local macys. I was surprised by how good of a match it was to my skin tone since I'd alway been told I should look more in lines of Shiseido ( Asia based brands) for best matches. When used dry, the coverage is even and light ( reminds me of their other powder, which is lighter and more sheer, but I couldn't find a color that matched me) which was great for day time for me. When used wet, the coverage was thicker and evened out my complexion completely. When it just goes on though, it looks too over done, but like mentioned earlier, wait a little bit ( I also pat my face a little), and it looks very very natural and even. I would recommend using a moisturizer beforehand (and let it dry) before putting the powder on, makes all the difference. The price is a bit steep for what I want to be paying for powder at my age. I'll decide if I want to buy again once I see how long this lasts me.