I have been using this powder for about 12 years now, and over the years I have tried other powders and found this to be the best. When applied it does not change the color of your foundation, it has a silky texture and a very pleasant scent. I am giving it a four out of five because it is rather pricey and it comes in terrible bulky packaging!
This is a pretty good powder. It helps my foundation last longer than it would without powder. The only thing i dont like about it is that there is some sparkle to it. Not noticable unless your in direct sunlight as soon as you put it on. But if you wait like half an hour the sparkles blend in and give a little bit of a glow.
Edit: Theres just something about it that i wish could be better. I cant really tell what though. Im still looking for the perfect powder.
I liked the powder, it's silky and finely blended, but too bad it oxidises and turns orange.
I have been using this product for years with no problems. It is not a miracle powder hiding all of your imperfections, but it does at decent job of providing a smooth surface for blush, etc. I only wear concealer under this, so the powder gives enough coverage for my day to day activities. It does not overly dry out my face, but really doesn't provide major oil control. So if that is an issue, you will need another method of holding back the oil. This does not change colors throughout the day and has NEVER caused any breakouts for me. This will remain a staple in my case for now.
I dont know if its just me...maybe its my brush...but this stuff makes my pores stand out and its Sooo Itchy on my skin. I just use a tiny little bit but that little bit makes me want to wash my face and get it off quickly.
I have Transparent 06 and its not very good as a setting powder. It's a lightly tinted powder with moisturisers and shimmer designed for the older client needing a dewy glow finish. The moisturisers are problematic for younger skin, making them look oily and is the source of oxidation some people like me are experiencing. It oxidises orange on me everytime like an Ompa Loompa and makes my normal skin look very oily. I've used alot of translucent powders before, both high and low end, and none of them have oxidised on me before.
Its shocking as I paid so much NZD $75 and I can't even give it away. I gave it to my friend who has tanned skin then she gave it back to me and said it made her skin an oily mess and didn't set her makeup, it melted it. My Mom gave it back too and said it was too shiny looking. I recommend trying a sample for several days before purchasing.
I love this loose powder. I am just wondering, when can i finish this big box
I talked to one of those Estee Lauder specialists online to help me make a decision on what color to choose, based on what foundation I was using. I bought the lightest shade of this and it was still too dark. The powder itself is really heavy, which I really don't like. The coverage was also kind of cakey, and overall not what I'd expect for such an expensive product. It went back right away, because I'd prefer to look like I actually have some skin under my makeup.
I do love this powder. I apply it over my Double Wear foundation with a big fluffy brush. I first started using this product in the shade Light, but I found that it was turning orangey on my skin by mid/late afternoon. I went back to EL counter and the SA recommended trying Transparent. It looks wonderful on my skin- doesn't make me look washed out. The only complaint that I have is the top lid falls off all of the time- there is an interior lid which keeps the powder from falling out. Even though the powder is a little pricey, I find that it lasts several months (much longer than any drugstore brands).
This review is based on my experience using Lucidity powder in translucent many years ago in my early teens. I have not purchased it since, but I am, however, thinking of purchasing it soon when I have more $$ to burn. Here is my review and background: I have medium skin, more toward the cool side(I cannot wear MAC powders b/c they are too yellow based for my complexion and they break me out), my skin was very clear, but oily. So I bought EL lipstick(cannot remember the shade, but it was GORGEOUS) and I got a free sample of this powder along with other samples. I tried it and loved it!! it did not look fake, orange or unnatural in any way. It controlled oil perfectly w/out making my skin look too matte hence the "washed out/blah" look. It also did not feel heavy nor cause breakouts. That said, I cannot remember if it was the one for normal-dry or the one for normal-oily one. Since then, I have used powders by Maybelline and Cover Girl which worked well also, but I always missed the silky/fine texture of this one. Now I will probably purchase the one for normal/dry since after having using retin-a, my skin is more combination and prone to dry areas, esp. on my cheeks. My routine is simple now-I just use Chanel brozing powder but in the summer I would like to try EL again, hopefully with the same results. In any case, I will update on the outcome.