This is one of my favorite face powders. I love that it's not pigmented and it mattifies (a word?) my face. It also feels very light. The only thing I don't like about it is its lasting power. I always end up with a shiny face by the afternoon (and I don't do touch ups!). They usually go on sale for $2.99 to $4.99 at Shoppers Drug Mart or Pharmaplus. That's when I stock up :)
Will I buy this product again? Why yes ma'am! I love this powder! I have it in transparent and at 1st I wasn't so sure about it but now I'm in LOVE. It controls oil for about 5-6 hrs (on me) and when my oil does start to show it looks creamy and healthy not greasy and nasty :-/ I don't need to blot with this in the winter but in the summer I blot with blotting papers 1st then reapply a very thin layer and it does not look cakey at all! I find that it makes my skin look smooth and reduces the appearance of pores( I don't have large ones) and is a beautiful finnish to my foundation. I apply this with a flat buffing powder brush, and I just bearly tap it on the powder, and I mean TAP not swirl, and then gently stipple a VERY THIN layer onto my face. It has a faint smell, kinda like fresh roses maybe? I can't put my finger on it, but its not over powering, I can only smell it when I put my nose to the powder and sniff! Lol I also read on a blog that it was being discontinued and I was gutted! So I contacted rimmel and they replied saying they are NOT discontinuing it that in fact they are adding more colors! I'm so glad to hear that cuz I have tried a bunch of brands from high end to drug store and this powder,IMHO, is the BEST.
One of the best powders I've tried so far.
I had used pressed powders before but never really rated them, and as I found Perfecting Minerals to be good enough, I didn't see any reason to change.
However after Collection 2000 sadly discontinued it, I decided to try this as it only cost £4 so if it turned out to be the worst thing ever, it would be no big loss to my finances.
I have combination skin so it can be quite difficult to find powders that work for me. Some are too drying while others seem to make oily areas worse.
Colour Range - Quite good for those with lighter skin tones, various ones to choose from. I use this in 006 Warm Beige which is a nice warm colour for my pale skin without making it look orangey and completely unnatural. Not so good for the darker ladies.
Texture and Appearance - Light and soft feeling, doesn't sink into fine lines (as long as you moisturise properly). Definitely matte as described, keeps oily t-zones shine free for hours. Can go nearly all day and into late evening most days without the need for touch ups.
Coverage - I would say this powder gives a rather good medium coverage for areas that need just that little bit more attention (but you've already used enough concealer!) Easy to build up on small areas without looking cakey.
Packaging - Comes in a simple round pan with a clear plastic lid. No brush included. The lid looks like it would come off easily in your bag. However I always keep one in my bag for emergencies, and have done so for the past year, and I am yet to have this happen. The only problem I've had is I accidentally dropped it on the floor and the powder itself broke up.
Overall this is a really good product for the price, I definitely recommend it being worth a try. I've now been using this for over a year with various foundations.
Pretty awful. I got the "translucent" and it's not. It's actually a very pale skin-colored powder. This transfers like crazy, doesn't cover much, didn't keep the oil away and I don't even think I can say anything positive about it.
I'm sure many of us suffer from our faces turning shiny or oily looking as the day wears on and as our foundation begins to wear, but this pressed powder is definitely the solution! I use the transparent version of this pressed powder and must say I'm very pleased with what it does. :) It doesn't leave a powdery film on your face after application and it doesn't affect the colour of your foundation after either. It definitely controls shine for several hours (maybe not for 5 hours like it says, I find I have to reapply every 3 to 4 hours, but it definitely stops my face becoming as shiny as it used to without using it), leaving your face looking fresh and matte. It is also very affordable (NZ $15) and lasts a long time for the price you pay.
The only con to this is probably the packaging. It comes in a circular pan with a plastic screw-on lid which doesn't really screw on tight and comes off quite easily, so it's not a good idea to dump it in your handbag without a rubberband of some sort over it to keep the lid securely on. Otherwise, it's an excellent product at a cheap price! :)
first of all I hate the packaging its beyond horrible. It just has a little twisty cap on it that never seems to want to shut. The powders alright I don't know what happened I used to love this and this used to be my go to powder but I'm just not happy with it whenever I use it lately. It has very little coverage so if anything in using it as a setting powder. As of right now I'm not repurchasing maybe if my opinion changes on it I will.
I've been using this powder to mattify my tzone for more than 2 years now. I have very dry skin but a shiny nose, and I buff in a small amount of this powder and my nose is no longer oily looking! great product. never used it all over my face though, so can't give a review on that aspect of the product.
I used to use this product all the time when I was a teenager until I bought a Clarins foundation and switched over to that. A couple of years ago Clarins stopped making my foundation and so I've been on a hunt for a new foundation ever since without much success. I had an old packet of this is the cupboard and so I thought I'd give it a go again since it's so cheap. I have tried literally about 10 different foundations since Clarins stopped making my one and non of them can keep the shine at bay, yet this one does really well (although I think it works best if you don't use another foundation underneath). The coverage is just right for me as it's fairly sheer/medium and looks natural. I'd definitely recommend a try - and even if it doesn't work for you it's only about £3 in the UK!!!
My new HG setting powder. I bought this in the shade transparent, which works well with my fair skin. I love that this powder is very light and doesn't look cakey. This pressed powder makes my makeup look great for 6-8 hours keeping the oily bits at bay. Definitely recommend it:)
Doesn't control oil, and because of that you have to continually re-apply it. I have been using translucent because I'm darker skinned and I don't think the "colored" ones come in my skin tone. However, since it doesn't control oil at all and you have to keep reusing it, it causes my face to turn white. BIG no no. The powder just piles on and doesn't suck up oil. I won't be buying this again.