this is a pretty finely milled powder my only complaint is the packaging on how bulky it is and when i open the cap the product gets everywhere. theres nothing too special about this it keeps me shine free for a couple hours then i get oily again
Im really on the fence about this stuff. I love the feeling of it and I dont have a problem with the packaging at all...I just put a little in the cap when I use it. My skin has quite a few dark scars on it...especially on my cheeks. When I use foundation and concealer they are easily covered but the second I put this powder over it to set it my scars show up again. I have tried the puff it comes with, a kabuki brush, a regular powder brush...nothing helps. I can eventually get it to work by putting more concealer over the spots and adding more powder but then it kind of looks cakey. maybe im doing something wrong with it? Any suggestions?
UPDATE: Tried using the powder as a Primer and is FANTASTIC! Just smoothed it on with the puff over my moisturizer, buffed off the excess with a kabuki brush and put my normal liquid foundation on (really had to work it in) Makeup lasted an ENTIRE night of dancing and (i know its bad) sleeping in it. When I woke up the next morning my make hadnt budged!
ANOTHER UPDATE: After FINALLY getting the ELF primer in the mail I am officially in love with the HD powder. No more retouching! Now I just have to wait AGAIN to get another in the mail because I used so much last time. lol!
The price is dirt cheap at $6 and ELF has sales ALL the time. The packaging is subpar being so bulky and difficult to open (I never close mine all the way anymore since I broke a nail the first time). A lot of people have issues with powder getting everywhere, but I find that poking holes through the plastic instead of taking it off completely helps with that problem. I use this product all over my face lightly to set my foundation and it does a great job. My face looks like my face, but only bette :) If I ever run out of this product (highly doubt it) I would def repurchase. Give it a go at $6!
This gives a great soft focus to my pale skin and controls my oil better than any other powder I own. The packaging is inconvienet but the powder is wonderful so I cannot complain! I got this for $6 on the elf website. I am very pleased with the entire studio line! I can use this alone or over a liquid foundation and it works beautifully. A definate re-purchase!
I got a sample of this from a friend. We were talking about MUFE's HD powder and she suggested this. It's not quite as fine-milled as MUFE, but it's not bad at all. Sets fdt. very well and keeps oilies at bay. And the difference in price cannot be ignored. I will get this from their website ($6) and save the MUFE for special occasions. If you want a good translucent powder that will keep you matte, but don't want to spend the $30 MUFE costs, get this powder.
Yes, the packaging sucks. It's bulky and hard to store (which are basically the same thing). Lots of product is wasted when you open the twist top--it just seems to poof everywhere and get everywhere. I'm on the search for another container to transfer it into so that i don't have white power flying all over the place (I wear lots of black...).
That being said... i really like this! It mattifies my face and gives the skin an airbrushed appearance. I haven't tested it out with photography, but i'm sure it'll be great!
There are alot of HD powders on the market. The main thing that that they have in common is lots of silica. And, because I do have combination-to-oily skin, silica is a good ingredient to help with oil-control.
This powder is pure white in color. It is very fine in texture as well. When using this powder, I highly recommend not removing the clear plastic tab covering the wholes. When you want to use the product, simply peel the clear plastic tab back to allow some of the powder to come through the holes. And, this will help to keep the powder from being as messy as many people complain about.
Also, when applyiny any HD powder, it is very important that you take the time to properly blend it in to your skin. If not, your skin will appear looking pasty. And, with darker complexions, this can equal to ashiness.
For only $6, I do think that this product does work pretty well. When I apply it, my face stay matte for a relatively long time than without. Also, it does help in making the look of my pores less evident as well.
I don't wear this product when I know that I will be taking pictures. Flash photography and HD powders are a bad combination!
The first time I tried the ELF High Definition Powder, I thought it made my face look so powdery a that I immediately shoved it into the back of my makeup drawer and kept it there for months after one use. However, I decided to try it again a few days ago and I cannot believe that I did not like this before. IT CONTROLS MY OIL BETTER THAN ANY POWDER THAT I HAVE EVER TRIED. I think I must have just applied too much the first timet that I used it, because I do not think it makes me look powdery at all. It actually gives my NC42-44 skin tone a really nice glow that sets my makeup all day long. My only gripe with this product though is the TERRIBLE packaging. There is no way to keep the powder from flying everywhere. Not even the old Bare Minerals packaging was this messy. If only the ELF would re-release this with a sifter or in just a better jar, I would give this a full five stars.
I read about this powder on MU after i thought I was going to purchase the finishing powder from MAC. I am so happy I found this because my face is always shiny. I use this in the morning and maybe right before I leave work.
The packaging is great because you don't have to worry about it spilling however i hate that you have to shake it up and down to get the powder out but i guess thats because i use a brush.
this is great and it makes the shine go away and it does make your face look really flawless. I bought it on ebay for $12 not knowing the ELF website has it for $6. definetely will be repurchasing on the website next time!
I tried it but other then giving a set finish to your foundation don't really see a huge point to it I was also quite disappointed by how much you get considering the price.