Pretty good powder. On it's own with a good primer this lasts me all day. I havent used anything but this for 2 weeks and notice my acne clearing up. Since I dont use liquid i think thats whats been doing it. $20 is kind of steep for powder but i think it's worth it
Beautiful coverage thats long-lasting and stays on for most of the day. Unfortuanetly it DOES rub off on clothes if you aren't careful, depending how much you put on and what you use to apply it with. Unless your face is rubbed against something the foundation doesn't typically fade or smudge. Some of the darker colors can pull orange so make sure you try it in the store if you can before buying it. It comes with a convenient mirror and sponge for applying, It also really does mattify as advertised but the packaging is very cheap and the compact broke in half
I never really thought much of powders (more into the dewy look) and with my sensitive skin that tends to dryness I thought even less of it. Nevertheless I picked it up on a sephora 3 for 10 euro sale so it was very cheap for me.
I'm a huge fan! I use it with an elf powder brush over some liquid foundation. It does not give you the powdery "I used make up" look at all, instead it evens out your skin and makes it look gorgeous. For a bit more of a glowy look I add some of Elizabeth Arden's "Let there be light" on top which works beautifully. I get soft "baby skin" (so I have been told) that looks just great. And my skin does get irritated and red and blotchy fairly easy.
i think $20 for a "high end" powder is a pretty good price, so this is why i decided to try it out, plus most sephora collection products haven't failed on me.
i use this over estee lauder double wear liquid foundation. it looks amazing over it, very matte. i use a flat-top powder brush and buff it onto my face.
the lasting power is pretty good... except on my nose. it's SOO hard finding the perfect powder to control my oily nose. this powder only controlled my oily nose for about an hour.
it can get too powdery-looking if applied too much, so be careful with that. i'm kind of iffy on this product, not sure if i would try this out again.
I've tried several powder foundations and this one is one of the BEST! I love the look over a light coverage foundation. The compact is kind of cheap but overall the coverage and appearance is worth every penny!
Would definitly recommend!
I got this in D34/tan. Although the color is absolutely perfect for my skin, I couldnt justify using it at all. It made me break out like crazy. I love how it flawlessly matches up with my skin and gets rid of shine, but ridiculous how my skin reacts to it. The first time it happened, I switched back to BE mineral foundation (tan) and the breakout was gone. As soon as I started using this again, the breakouts happened. I believe this was $17 (?) - can't remember. The packaging seemed cheap also. The lid broke off easily and it was annoying opening and closing the compact. Also, there is a little makeup sponge in the bottom compartment. I didnt use this - I love using big fluffy brushes. A little pricey for a product that gives my skin a bad reaction. Based on the reviews, I'm not the only with this problem. Would definitely NOT repurchase.
I have combination ridiculous skin. It is really rather dehydrated especially in the winter and I NEVER even thought a powder would be an option. I've always stuck to liquid and cream foundations because of the dry parts of my cheeks.
I bought this on a whim because it was cheap and because I had run out of options. Liquid and creams just clump up and I'm just too oily on part of my face.
The texture of this when you put it on your skin is so smooth and silky. It provides a nice medium coverage so my skin tone is all evened out. I have a bit of a yellow hue to my skin and this leveled it all out! So great, covered the redness on my dry cheeks perfectly.
After about an hour or so it just sort of blends into my skin and there's no sense of foundation at all on my face - no one can tell! It never clumps - the first time any foundation has not clumped into my deep forehead wrinkle!
I still do become oily on my T-Zone area, but a few blots once in a while and I'm good to go. The makeup stays fresh and new for my whole working day.
All in all, for the price, this is the best you can get! I will always buy this and have it on hand, though I do plan on trying some new things, this will always be my perfect back up.
I'm using D20 for my NC25 skin and its a perfect match! I do not use this as a foundation as the coverage is just not there. If you're looking for more coverage, you would be better off with the Mineral version.
My first thought about this powder, why doesn't it come with a sponge? How am I supposed to apply it without a sponge!! Then I realized that it probably wouldn't work well with one. Anyway, I used this as a touch up / finishing powder which is good for mattifying your skin during mid day and using it with a big fluffy brush helps it to adhere to your skin.
The powder's texture isn't smooth like Lancome or Dior, but it covers and adheres pretty well. Lasts about 3hrs before the sebum starts to show but this is because I have very oily skin. So, if you have normal skin, this would probably work very well for you.
The only gripe I have about this is the smell. I hate it! It has a very old school powdery floral scent which is kind of a turn off for me. Other than that this is a pretty good buy. Retailing in Singapore at SGD23.00
I love the consistency and level of coverage (light to medium) and it mattifys decently, gives a really nice smooth finish, and lasts throughout my shift (even after blotting).
The only problem for me is that while the lightest shade it looked great under sephora's lights, I find that it is too dark and too yellow for my really pale and neutral skin so I think I'm going to pass this on to one of my more tanned friends.
If sephora comes out with a light, neural shade for their customers who are fair and not super yellow or super pink I will definitely get this again.
I tried this after using Mac's Studio Fix, which gave me the worst break out ever. I've been using this product for about 4 months now and I've never had any problems. It feels really light and looks natural. It works very well, considering I don't need full coverage since I use it to cover small pores and to even out my skin. I use it over my primer + moisturizer. It does keep me matte for a while, but I still need to blot after a couple of hours.