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on 4/12/2010 4:47:00 PM
More reviews by makeupjunkie90
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
While this isn't a horrible pressed powder, it certainly isn't too great either. I was looking for a replacement for my Origins Silk Screen, and since it is a bit harder to locate I decided to try this Estee Lauder one since I have terribly oily skin. I'm beginning to notice that every time I buy a powder geared towards people with oily skin, it is always dry and cakey plus it does not control oil any better. It is definitely true in this case. First off, the color selection is not so great. If you've got a medium beige, pinkish skin tone you should have no problem finding a color. But I have very fair, yellow toned skin and while the Light color looked good in the store, and home it looked a bit too pink. Plus, I didn't like how it applied to my skin. Yes, it made my skin matte, but it didn't give a soft focus finish, it just kind of sat there leaving my face looking dull. This powder reminds me very much of Cover Girl Clean Powder, they both produce the same effect. Except Cover Girl has a better shade selection!! In my opinion if you've got true oily skin there is no powder or foundation that can completely solve that. I've tried so many oil-controlling foundations and powders, and in the end I'm still left with a shiny face. So best to stick with things that you know work, even if it's not necessarily meant for oily skin. For me, that is Origins Silk Screen!!
on 1/18/2010 8:17:00 PM
More reviews by PeachFuzzz
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse
My skin had a bad reaction to this and it oxidized. It felt heavy and cakey to me. My skin was even more oily.
on 1/8/2010 3:04:00 PM
More reviews by Reservechic
Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I have sensitive, combination-to-oily, acne prone skin. I have tried many powders to help with oil control, and this is one of my all time favorites. I first purchased this in Translucent to use over my foundation. Later on, I ended up purchasing it in Light-Medium. The next shade down, Medium had a dark brown tint to it, which looked like it would have simply made me look like I was wearing a bad fake tan. Even though Light is a bit lighter than my actual skin tone, I still am able to get it to work for me. I know that this powder is on the expensive side ($31), but it really is a great buy. It really helps to keeps my face matte for a long period of time. And, I really do appreciate such, because it isn't easy when you have oily skin and you live in a very humid climate as well.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 11/28/2009 12:23:00 PM
More reviews by fitmom2
Skin: Oily, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
My most FAV powder on this entire earth. I have VERY oily skin, and this is just godsend!I havn't tried their new "Double Wear"..and I often wonder why they turned "double matte" into "double wear"..I wonder if the double wear powder isn't as oil-controlling as the double "matte" one. And if so, that's a shame..because I can only find this on ebay..which I intend to keep buying...double matte is for all those who want to look airbrushed, and no shine whatsoever..;)The BEST powder. ;)
on 8/19/2009 9:08:00 PM
More reviews by jhodi
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Fine
This is one of my staples. It's my go-to press powder after spending a bunch of money trying to find the perfect one. This is very close. I use this with or without foundation and it's what I use with a fluffy brush to complete my face. I also carry one in my handbag for evening touch-ups. The powder also manages to make Bare Minerals look half way decent on my face. And best of all IT DOES NOT BREAK ME OUT!!!!
on 7/21/2009 6:29:00 PM
More reviews by jaden08
Skin: Oily, Dark, Not Sure
I started using this after i got greedy and wanted to try it and im so glad i did. Oily girls please do yourself a favor and get this. It does a superb job mattifying and i do not find it to thick at all as i dont layer it, i blot first when i get oily then reapply. I got level 4, medium deep and the color is great. It will become a staple and looks great over my prescriptives foundations.
on 7/15/2009 7:47:00 AM
More reviews by iamcasihart
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
I won't buy this product again because this compact will last me FOREVER! I use a small amount of this pressed powder, just on my oily parts. I carry this compact in my purse and the size of this mirror is better than any other compact that I have owned. I also like the amount of product enclosed. I prefer loose powders and I have about five different ones, so I don't see myself running out of powder any time soon. I have combo skin and since moving to California, my skin has become less oily than it once was. For oily-skinned people, I would say that EL's Double Matte Oil Control Pressed Powder would be highly effective. I only use a small amount and I don't have to reapply the entire day! There is no scent. I am very fair, but I have this in Light-Medium, Intensity 2 and it blends nicely. I can't think of a single bad thing to say about this product. It performs as it should and it is fairly-priced for the quality and amount of product you are getting.
on 1/29/2009 12:30:00 AM
More reviews by mle79
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
I used this for years acutally and just stopped a week ago. I wear their double matte foundation which i still love but the powder I've realized just wasnt doing it for me anymore. It didnt stay put over my foundation and made my make up look gross within hours of using it. I just switched to Benefits Get Even and works so much better with the double matte foundation.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 1/10/2009 12:54:00 AM
More reviews by redhalo
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I am not a fan of Estee Lauder products but this powder is a staple in my makeup trunk. I use it in Transparent. The trick is to PAT it onto your face over your foundation with a sponge. Do NOT rub and do not use a powder brush. Of course, nothing will leave you shine-free all day and I have given up on that dream however this does give a few hours of flawless skin before needing a minor touch-up. Worth the price and doesn't break me out.
on 12/29/2008 3:20:00 PM
More reviews by AlwysNSrch
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
I really wanted to like this product as I liked to the way it looked. However, after a few hours it upset my skin.
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