Eh, it's okay. I don't find any fantastic "illuminating" results. Seems to work like any other translucent type powder.
Tends to look subtly chalky unless I use very sparingly. Might be good for oily skin to control shine, but for a cheap setting powder I prefer the NYC smooth skin.
I've only used this a few times and have already re-ordered. It gives such a subtle but noticeable finish to my face, I don't want to go without it.
The powder is finely milled and I buff it into my skin with a kubuki brush. It just seems to soften my look while giving my face a nice glow. I've used it over liquid foundation and under mineral booster. My skin isn't especially oily but I don't find this powder to be drying at all.
I would never use the included powder puff to apply it because it would be too easy to apply too much and give yourself a ghostly look. Also you really only need to open a few holes of the sifter to get the powder out. Opening all of them at once releases far more powder than you'll use. This is easily one of ELF's finest products. I would pay $6 but with a half price sale, it's a steal at $3. The only thing which would make it better for me would be if ELF incorporated a SPF factor into this powder.
Im comparing this to MUFE HD powder. Get it! Its so much cheaper, even though Im a Brand Name Whore, I would still use the elf product more becasue its so much cheaper, but I would still repurchase MUFE just to have, and also because I have the money. This is great for those who has kids, going to school, saving money, or whatever. Just try it. I can tell a bit of a difference when Im putting the mirror in my face, but not from a person to person distance. Even my best friend can't tell when she is in my face. I guess i can tell because Im the one who put it on. btw I use this with MUFE HD foundation. You ladys just have to give it a try. They are having a half off the studio linie now,search the code ;) Im going to stock up!!
Please note: these are my initial thoughts while playing with the product, and I will update this review once I've gotten the chance to throughly test this product out!
~ Feels like the MUFE HD powder... but what's up with the packaging? It's whack!
~ Ooooh, pretty powder puff :)
~ Reminds me of Bare Minerals Mineral Veil (-ish)
~ Transparent, and feels very finely milled and soft.
Excited to try this out tomorrow and I'll make sure to update you all :0)
I like how this looks on my skin, but up close it look powdery :/ I hate having dry skin.
Who knew drugstore makeup could be this good? I have used Laura Mercier, Clinique, Ben Nye, and countless other powders but this one is my favorite. The consistancy is very soft, velvety smooth. It gives the skin a brightening quality without making it shiny. It didn't settle into my lines and I always get a dry patch by the corner of my mouth and this powder didn't accentuate it at all! This powder is awesome. I have dry skin so I don't need this for oily skin. I'm really pale so white powder doesn't bother me. I used this on my niece's, who are half hispanic. It didn't make them look paler. It just melds into the skin to create a soft, matte yet bright finish. It's hard to describe. I'm really impressed. This sells for $6 but I got mine online for $3 because they had a 50% off sale.
I had read that silica powder was a great mattifier, but I was put off by the price of most of the ones I saw. When I found out that E.L.F. had one for $6 I just had to try it.
It instantly mattifies but doesn't leave the skin looking or feeling dry. Because it has virtually no texture it doesn't make lines and wrinkles more apparent, in fact it seems to diminish their appearance somewhat. It gives my skin a glow that isn't at all shiny. It mattifies for most of the day and can easily be reapplied over makeup because it is so lightweight.
This is something I will buy again and again.
Best powder I have ever used. Hands down. I used to blot my face every 1-2 hours, and now I don't have to blot for at least 6 hours. Amazing quality for such a great price. I order 3 or 4 at a time because I never want to run out. Thanks e.l.f.
I was surprised by the quality of this powder. I was a bit suspicious of the white colour, I feared I might look like covered in baby talc or four, but the result is amazing and my skin is sooo smooth to touch. The product is a bit messy since it is so finely milled, but I can handle it with due care. I said I would repurchase it but I think it won't be necessary as there's so much of the product and you need to use so little.
Just like MUFE's HD powder! Love it. I use this to set my Benefit Erase Paste on my under eyes. Stays and doesn't crease or get cakey all day. GREAT STUFF
I purchased this during one of their many 50% studio line sales, just to see if it really is comparable to the MUFE HD powder.
I honestly don't see much of a difference in performance, but do believe that the MUFE is more finely milled. With the ELF, I picked up a bit of powder on my kabuki and swirled it on the lid (as I would with MUFE), and noticed little balls of compressed/grainy powder. When I pressed on it with my finger tip, I expected it to collapse or crumble but it didn't---just a rock hard little ball of powder.
Anyway, I don't use this to set my foundation, but rather as a powder primer. I apply this after I've moisturized, and buff it in with a kabuki which gives me a flawless, smooth canvas. I then apply my liquid foundation and the rest of my makeup. There is no gumminess and it does not affect my foundation application whatsoever. I still get great oil control and a primer in one.
Packaging is bulky, but I don't intend to travel with this. I would recommend this for those on a budget, or those wanting to try out a powder primer alternative.