For the Translucent Rice Powder:
This is a nice little powder. Finely milled and lightly scented, it works for me in my oily T one. I got it on impulse at Sally's Beauty Supply and haven't regretted it. It disappears easily into the skin if you take a light hand to it and keeps my forehead matte throughout my entire work day. I often forget I even have it on, it's so weightless. The puff is annoying and applies far too much product, but it's useful for helping to keep the powder from sifting through the holes in storage. While it isn't quite HG, it is very good.
Last week I think I had the best makeup purchases of my life with this product and the Palladio Wet & Dry Foundation. While I've thought about and have meant to write reviews for other products on this site, I never seemed to actually get around to it. Well, I made time for this product! I purchased this at Sally Beauty supply after reading the reviews here. Previously, I was having trouble keeping my oil at bay, which I was beginning to think was odd because I always considered my skin to be on the dry side. While I love my MSF and the Cargo Blu Ray powder, neither one seemed to do much for my oil issue. After switching my moisturizer (which I do believe helped), I purchased Phillips Milk of Magnesia (also discovered on here) and started to use that. I saw results but not enough, in my opinion. Next, I bought Maybelline's Dream Matte powder and Rimmel's Stay Matte powder but hated both and actually began to breakout (not sure which one did it). I tried Clinique's pore minimizer for the t-zone area and the Murad Mattifying Lotion...both worked ok, but I was still needing to use blotting sheets throughout the day. Since I love Palladio's blotting sheets, I was really happy to learn about this product, as I did not know it even existed. I ran out and bought it and loved it from the minute I put it on. It works! I have very sensitive skin and have not had a bad reaction and best of all, I do not need to use blotting sheets! I find that this does the job. If I have time, and if I think of it, I will touch up mid-day-not because I desperately need to but because I like to freshen up. The powder does not settle into the fine lines around my mouth (a perpetual problem with just about everything else I've tried), and I find that while the coverage is light, it does an excellent job of finishing off/setting my foundation. I do not need to follow up with Fix + like I always have had to do to with other powders. I apply this with an Ecotools kabuki brush. It is a bit messy if you are used to pressed powders. In the past I've been a Bare Minerals user so this didn't really bother me; in fact, I apply this with the same swirl, tap and buff technique. The short of it? Love at last! continued >>
For the price, I think this is a great powder. It's vegan, highly affordable, and reasonably easy to find. Sometimes I go through phases where I don't want to pay a lot of money for something as basic as a powder regardless of how luxurious it's supposed to be. It looks good on my skin, not heavy looking, I haven't had much trouble even with setting my oil based foundation.
The only problem I have is the packaging. I'm not expecting anything fancy, it's just that it's sometimes a little too easy to get the powder out and if it's dropped you can expect powder everywhere.
All I can say is, "Wow!" THIS IS MY HG LOOSE POWDER. This makes my skin look poreless and flawless! I used to own the Covergirl Professional Loose Powder, but I threw it away because it felt way too heavy on my face -- almost like my skin was suffocating! It also looked cakey too, which is why I stayed far away from loose powders ever since then. But I am so glad that I decided to take a chance with this Palladio Rice Powder! In contrast, it feels super lightweight and looks so much more natural. I have dry skin, so I don't use this to cut down on any shine. Instead, I apply a light layer all over my face after my foundation to further even out my skin tone and to "finish" my look. The effect is very polished and clean, like I have naturally beautiful skin. I use a kabuki brush to gently buff this powder on, and it does not emphasize any of my dry patches or cake up. I am a MAC NC30, so I bought this in "Natural" (the medium shade at Sally's Beauty Supply), although I think the color is pretty much non-existent because it is so sheer. I find that this stuff is also great for toning down blush that is way too bright or applied too heavily. Overall, I am very happy with my purchase!! I will buy this over and over again!!
i must be the oddball - this product is not looking good on me and i've tried it with several foundations and brushes. i just ends up looking chalky and ghostly as all get-out.
also, the pad it comes with is horrible. i didn't expect it to be awesome, but just not good at all!
ok, the main reason i bought this was because it was supposed to be mattifying. on my combo skin, its not... i still give this a 4 though (minus one lippie only because it doesnt keep me matte) because of what it does to my skin... HOLY GOODNESS! i love that this powder makes my skin look so smooth and creamy... you barely have to use any powder, you get great coverage, and your skin looks smooth! now, i have not tried any HE powders, but with all the DS ones i have tried, it seems like at the end of the day it looks almost like they would "crack" and leave lines on my face around my nose, mouth, etc. but this powder? this powder seems to move with my skin better than any other powder i have tried. i personally like the smell of it, it is strong, but it doesnt stay with you forever. at the most a half hour. its cheap too! and the packaging is adorable even though its kind of a pain. i do not remove the entire sticker, just about 13 of it. i do keep the puff in there just to minimize powder flying around when you open the box. but do use another powder brush. so i would recommend this powder to everyone, especially dry skin, but even if your skin is oily, use some silica or something overtop, i still have yet to try this combo, but silica does keep my skin pretty matte.
It's a great powder, very light with great coverage and long lasting. The drawback is the packaging and that's my only qualm. I tossed the puff and used my kabuki in lieu of it but those bloody holes get in the way. Also when I first opened it quite a bit of powder fell out and that was before I even lifted the plastic off the holes.
After reading reccomendations for several inexpensive loose powders here, I've tried the following, with this powder being the winner! My previous beloved was Dior Poudre Libre. Since they discontinued that as well as my HG foundation, Diorskin Pure Light, I am sulking and refuse to buy their products. Have LM loose powder. Lovely texture, absurd price; I really think the drugstore options are as good. Here goes:
Coty Airspun - lovely texture, struggled with good color match,
impractical packaging - no sifter
NYC loose powder - very impressive and cheap. I combined the two
shades for a near perfect match. Sifter lets too
much powder through, but this is my #2
L'oreal translucide - nice look, but texture just wasn't satiny enough -
I could feel it on my skin
Palladio Rice Powder - Ta Da! Can't tell you exactly why, but this is the best. Great color match, disappears into my skin, exquisite texture. Box is tres adorable; I transfer loose powder into a plastic film container for travel, so this should be okay. I apply with a kabuki. Price is right, and what a cool little gift... Try this stuff!
LOVE THIS STUFF!!!! Perfect for travel/on the go, very useful because one side is matte and the other side has rice powder. u can choose if you want to just blot the oil off ur face or add the powder. also i cut the sheets in half because that way it lasts longer and half i all i need anyway. i buy this in translucent, i found it at nordstrom rack for under 4 bucks! i will never stop buying this stuff!
I found this in my great aunt's boudoir sitting at her make-up table and tried it, and couldn't believe my eyes, my skin looked gorgeous and softer and much younger..although the color was a shade to light.
Since then I have found the slighly darker shade and it matches my skin perfectly..the box is so cute, and the smell is very girlie, the flat puff they give you is useless, better to use a small sponge puff..also if you plan to travel scotch tape the lid on for it opens easily...It's the best make-up I have ever used...I will use this for the rest of my life...