I've been using this product for approximately 5 years and i am still using it. In term of application, i used powder brush as i only wants a light application on my face. I love this product because:
1. It covers my uneven skin-tone
2. the product last quite a long time. I use this product daily and it last for almost a year! (maybe because i am using brush and light application)
I wanted to love this foundation so much... When I used it on my oily skin it literally looks flawless. Sadly after only an hour or so with this on, my face erupted into one of the worst breakouts I've ever had... It's a week later and my skin is still very angry with me :(
This is not for dry skin! I have combination skin, and even for me it's too drying and cakey. I think the price is all right cause there is soooo much powder and you never gonna run out of it. It's defently not a bad product, becase it have an amazing coverage! It's really magic and I did not break me out, and I even have light acne and blemishes. Anyway the powder is just too cakey, and there can easily come a way TOO much powder on a powder brush and then you gonna look cakey. This is not something i will buy again, and should defently not buy it too if you have dry skin or tendense to cakey looking makeup. But If you have oily skin this will probely be a rally nice powder for you.
I have oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin and love this product. It has great coverage, covers my acne scars and rosacea nicely, but you have to be careful not to apply too much, or you'll get a cakey look. It helps control oiliness and lasts for a whole day - winter: barely no touch ups, summer: once or twice a day, depending on how hot and how active I've been. If your skin is dry or flaky you'll have to mosturise it properly first, though. Never broke me out and the shade nw20 fits me perfectly even now that I'm more a nw15. Love it, recomend it and will definitely buy again, just try before you buy to be sure about the color and covegrage you'll get and to see if it's going to give you any bad reactions.
I have been using this product for a few weeks now. It offers great coverage. Only problem is if your face is not completely dry from your moisturizer or whatever it will look cakey in those wet spots. Make sure to apply a base so your skin is nice and matte.
amazing coverage for a powder foundation. i use it with a buffing brush and build it up based on how sheer or not i want it to be. goes on matte but turns dewy once the face starts oiling up a bit, which actually looks much better than the just applied look. i use this only during the day... and also its good for touch ups...
a lot of people might use this to set your liquid foundation, but in my experience, this product is not meant for that... its too heavy a product to go on top of a foundation... simply because this is a foundation by itself... so when you apply this on top of another foundation, it just cakes up and looks toooooo heavy... i act on stage, so under the heavy lights its looks fine, but for everyday use it really looks toooo much... i'd much rather set my liquid foundation with loose powder...
overall an easy to use, good product that does what its meant to do!!!
i love this product its full coverage and it dosent feel heavy. its just when your getting this powder you should get it one shade brighter because when it oxides it goes a shade darker.apart from that i love it you get a lot of quanity so its worth the price.
I really like this foundation. I have oily skin, even though I have some dry areas on my face, so it'd be combination skin. I love that it can be light coverage with a big powder brush and just a little bit of product, or it can be a full coverage foundation. It controls the oil on my skin, but after a few hours a bit of shine shows up, which if perfectly normal, but this is surprisingly good. Also, I love using a bit of concealer or the Mac Face&Body foundation and then set everything up with this product. Also, I use it (not everyday) but every week, and I've had it for a year and there's still a lot of product left! Totally worth the money!!! continued >>
I love this product. I have fairly oily skin so I don't enjoy using liquid foundation and tend to do so only when I need high coverage. This evens out my skin tone and leaves my face looking perfectly matte (which is the look I am going for) but yet not cakey. I have bought this many times and will continue to buy. I have not yet found a powder foundation which covers as beautifully as this. Great for no fuss makeup when I am headed to work and don't need a full face of heavy makeup. I also like that it is available in a vast variety of shades so you are almost guaranteed a good match for your skin. This is especially good for someone like myself who has ghostly pale skin. I am a hard match in many foundations. I even use it for touch-ups and have never had an issue with cakiness as long as I use a light hand.
Love this powder. Use with a sponge to create a fuller coverage. Use with a brush for light coverage or as a setting powder.
I personally like to use this with Studio Fix Fluid when I'm going out at night and need super duper flawless coverage. I apply my Studio Fix Fluid, then using a stippling/buffer brush, apply this powder over the top and buff it into the skin. Creates a flawless face without looking too heavy. Be careful as the more you apply, the heavier it can start to look.
When I really can't be bothered, I apply this powder on it's own with a sponge. If my skin is a little bit on dry side or I don't want it to look too 'powdery.' I apply Mac Fix+ after.
If you have really oily skin, this powder can get quite oily at the end of the day. Just be careful and don't assume that because it's a powder, it will keep the oil at bay. I've seen girls wearing this powder and have shiny skin and pores that look craters! It also oxidises when mixed with the skin's oils.
A friend of mine actually uses this powder, then applies Kryolan Anti-Shine powder over the top and it looks great throughout the day. Yep, powder on top of powder. Hey it's makeup and as far as I'm concerned, it's what works, there are no rules.