Glowy, luminous skin! thats what this powder did for my complexioN! this is the only foundation i've able to reach the bottom of the pan! this powder is finely milled, but it does have a weird smell..but its ok =) it fades after a while. i hate it that the compact is being sold seperately! i've throw away the original sponge as black spots are starting to appear even tho i wash my sponge frequently...gross..i know =) will get the refill once i reach the sides...
Stila's IPF is very pretty - it gives your skin a subtle glowy sheen. The coverage it provides is on the light side, and so I've used it as a powder over my diluted Clinique Superfit liquid foundation. All in all, I think it gives nice results, but unfortunately, I suspect that it may be breaking my skin out (the product contains mineral oil). Consequently, I probably won't be repurchasing. (For ladies who have trouble with their skin breaking out, I'd recommend trying Shiseido's Powdery Foundation, which I've used in the past with very nice results.)
want to love it--hate it.
It doesn't seem to do much( and i'm not really a 'foundation' person. )
What a cash lay out ---and the color i had to go with doesn't work---i fall right in the middle of two different watts....booo!
There r about 3 other DRUGSTORE powders i can think of that work better.............
at first i didn't think i liked the powder because it's very sheer. but while it does not provide much coverage (not going to cover up that blemish or those dark circles under your eyes), it does a very good job at evening out my skin tone and providing a natural looking glow.
the price and packaging is a whole nother ball of wax.... i think it is absurd to have to buy the compact seperately. especially with how expensive the product is! i just bought the refill and super-glued into an empty compact i had lying around. works just dandy. don't know if i will buy this product again considering it is so pricey, but i'm enjoying for now.
I've been wanting to try this as a powder for touching up & not as a foundation (I need more coverage), & as such I'm liking it so far. In the colder seasons I need a powder that doesn't dry out my skin, and I may have found the right product with this. It has just a little glow that makes my dull winter-into-spring complexion look better, and the refill fits perfectly in my Shiseido compact. I prefer it over the Shiseido powder because, since it was intended for use as a foundation, it has better coverage but isn't too heavy or cakey at all over foundation. I may try this in the 20W next time - I have 30W which looks good, but a shade lighter might enhance the effect.
I love powder foundations for their coverage and convenience and Stila has a winner with IPF. No breakouts or oxidation, found a very good color match with B (20 watt),. The initial outlay is pricey, but on the bright side no guilt when you use it up tossing a cute compact. I liked Chantecaille's but for $50.00 now, and not refillable I'll keep getting the IPF. Aveda's is nice also, but I get a better color match with Stila. A definite repurchase!
Still figuring this one out...great formula and color, v. light coverage, natural looking. However, did have breakout, but not sure if it was due to the product or the PMS. Major gripe about the packaging - the compact cost just as much as the makeup. And, it's nothing spectacular to look at. Perhaps will update at later time...
I liked this one as a powder rather than a foundation. I tried it as a foundation, but I found I didn't get the coverage I was looking for. But, as a fuller coverage powder, it's great! I use the 30 watts and find it looks pretty natural. It never looks like cakey as I find most powder foundation to look (Studiofix). The compact is cute that goes with it. I wouldn't pay full retail for it though, especially not in Canada ($$$). It's worth swapping for!
This is my HG powder. However - if you're looking for a lot of coverage, this might not be right for you. This provides more coverage than a regular powder, but not as much coverage as a liquid foundation. It can be used wet or dry (wet for more coverage). This doesn't last all day, but even after a few hours, my skin looks radiant.
Horrible, horrible, horrible. I wish I could say something nice about it because it was quite a cash layout. But I'm young and foolish. This is the worst product ever. Save your money and get something better. The idea of a refill is nice, but you better hope you want to buy this stuff again. The compact itself must have been designed by a fool. I know the sponge is supposed to air out on the bottom but the powder moving around in the middle makes for a very unsturdy and breakage prone situation. The powder was very good at making my imperfections stand out while making the rest of my face look like a clay tennis court. There are many better products out there, steer clear of this.