I personally feel that it's the worst powder I ever used. Gave me clogged pores and it makes my face shines after a couple of hours. Worst of all, it oxidizies really badly.
I recently threw away most of my Body Shop stuff as it just doesn't keep. I had a compact of pressed powder but it looked so dry and cakey on my face I gave up. ITs quite difficult to match the colour well too. They do seem to have gone up a lot in price lately but the quality hasn't risen with it. I am also doubtful as to their animal testing policy which was read out on TV recently due to their takeover by L'oreal and it wasn't clear at all. I hope the quality improves now. I also hate the way you can't browse in peace in the stores anymore!
This stuff is a good subsitute for liquid foundation when my skin is on the clear side. I would not recomend this for very broken out or uneven skin, just for someone would neds to cover up slight discolorations. Overall this stuff is ok, it made me pale with so i had to use a bronzer over it. But it did feel good on my skin.
I am tentatively answering yes for "Would you buy this product again?" I like that this powder gives a bit more coverage than conventional translucent powders. This way, I can use this instead of foundation when I have a good skin day, and when I have a bad skin day, I can use this on top of my foundation for an extra kick of coverage. Unfortunately, it doesn't control shine for very long -- my nose will be matte only when I first apply this product, but will start to shine again after an hour. And I consider shine-control to be a pretty important part of a face powder, so I'm docking two lippies.
Also, the packaging for this powder sucks. Cheap, ugly, plastic. Thank god I can't use this as a shine-control powder, otherwise I would actually have to carry this ugly thing around during the day. Also, I threw away the puff that came with the powder and am using my own tools to apply this. continued >>
Have no idea what it did. It did absolutely nothing for my skin.
It's very reasonably priced, doesn't break me out, doesn't look makeuppy, and matches my skin tone almost exactly (I'm GGG Asian [various], got this in 06) - it isn't just the colour that I am. on days when I'm a bit patchy or sallow, it makes me the colour I should be. I like it. As far as powder goes, it's all right. I'll buy it again. Why not.
I bought this product at the airport, when I stepped off the plane into some overwhelming humidity.
The color isn't a great match, but it was an emergency purchase. I'll toss it before I ever use it up.
It is inexpensive and has a nice velvety finish that didnt cake. If you can find one that matches, its a nice cheap pressed powder.
I really like this powder! I have it in #2, and find it very similar to Chanels compact powder in Naturelle. Both leave a matte, relatively transparent finish, and last all day without drying my already dry skin out. The packaging looks cheap, however, and the lid broke off when I dropped it, so I took away one lippie for that. Edit: the cheap plastic packaging is so annoying that I will probably not repurchase
This stuff is okay...not the worst, but nothing to get excited about. One this that pissed me off is that there are hardly ANY colours available.
I am thrilled with this pressed powder. It leaves quite possibly the most flawless finish ever. I use it in Light, which is a perfect match for my super-light skin. As it only comes in three colors I've no idea how well it will match a range of skin tones, but for me it works out very well.
This powder doesn't provide much coverage- for that you'd need some sort of foundation first. I use a concealer first, then use the powder over it. I am so happy with the results. This is my regular powder now.