An oldie but a goodie!
This stuff works wonders on my skin-Summer and Winter.
In the hot humid summers here most foundation just curls up and dies.Not this stuff-AND I dont suffer breakouts because of it.I usually use the damp sponge application but if I am running late the dry foundation works just as well.
This foundation is tres tres tres exspensive-but worth the $$$ because it works for me.
I tried this a few years ago was happy with it. It worked well for my oily skin and kept shine at bay( usually after a few hours of wearing any makeup I have chrome dome!)Great color selection, I am Matte Amande III and it is almost a perfect match to my skintone which is difficult to find most times.The coverage for me was a little light even when used wet.(I prefer something that hides my huge pores and redness around my nose).This is a little pricey but I would probably buy again.
This product has become an essential for me. I have two colors and use the lighter one in the winter along with a liquid foundation. In the summer I switch to the darker shade and use it alone. It is the only thing that I have found that works well on my nose. I love it!
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!]