keeps face matte, but settles into creases of my eyes. i'm going to continue using this until i find an alternative.
I like this product because it does what it says it does. I keeps away that shiny twit look and with a quick touch-up in the middle of the day looks natural. However, the only reason I haven't given it 5 stars that is if you apply to much it makes your foundation go cakey and dry. Not a good look. When you apply not a lot though it does go along way.
It's a great setting powder over liquid foundation. Not to light nor to heavy. I love the smell of it. I thought it would be heavy fragented cause of the smell and scared that it might irritate my sensitive skin, but it didn't. Kept me matte for about 5 hours, after that my nose and forehead was a little shiny again. Hate the packaging. Great for dry skin cause I have dry skin on my cheeks. Just make sure you have a really good moisturizer on first.
I've found myself going back to this powder many times. I love the scent of it, it smells feminine and floral - not medicinal like some powders. The coverage for me (i apply with a powder brush) is wonderful. I love full-coverage and I feel like this powder does wonders when setting my foundation. It evens out my skin tone and it is very matte. Only dislike is the packaging and the colour range. The packaging is very cheap looking/feeling to me. I hate how I'm scared to bring this with me anywhere because of the lid just sliding right off. There arent many colours to choose from, so i'm not sure if this powder is right for everyone. I, however, would repurchase.
The powder is quite heavy and un-natural for me. It also looks way too cakey almost too plastic when you try to apply it and gives me breakouts sadly.
The price is cheap for it's quality and texture anyway but, the packaging like most pressed powders are useless. Once dropped that's it just little specs of powder left inside and I still used it a little while after but stopped because there were no benefits from it anyway. Not worth the item to buy regardless for it's price.
That is my feeling towards this powder. It works wonders on the parts of my face that aren't dry (my nose and cheeks) but it makes my dry areas (forehead and chin) stand out in a horrible way! I stopped using this about a week after I got it!
Matte...but didnt make my skin look good
I bought this from reading the great reviews here on MUA. However my experience wasn't so great. This stuff really makes any dry patches on my face Stand Out!! The oil control/staying power is horrible. I reapplied every hour to every 30mins seemed like &my face still looked like an oil slick!!!.:(:(:( never again buying this stuff! continued >>
I find the comments about the packaging amusing. I've read a ton of reviews of other powders where users said "It came with a sponge/brush which was useless so I threw it out." Maybe Rimmel figures why put on in there, u'll only throw it out! lol. Also, who really applies makeup using a tiny compact mirror?? I don't. I use a vanity mirror at home, and a bathroon or rearview mirror when I'm out- not a 2" compact mirror :P
Anyway, I use my elf powder brush for this. I don't "buff" it in (my dry old skin cringes at the thought of that) but i kind of load the brush then pat/wiggle it on then gently smooth it out. Seems pretty finely milled. It doesn't look overly matte but doesn't have a shimmer either. I like the ingredients, some of which are moisturizing so it doesn't dry out my skin (which has been a major problem since my skin is dry to begin with and starting to show age). I use it alone over my moisturizer w/o foundation and it doesnt settle in wrinkles, makes my pores appear smaller (which also has been a problem with other powders (in which the coverage looked good but my pores looked huge). It has a very slight pretty/feminine smell, nothing over powering. Another big plus is my skin is extremely sensitive and this doesnt break me out or cause redeness. The coverage could be better but I figure this is supposed to be a setting powder, not powder foundation, so I'm not marking it down for something it's not meant to be. I keep one at home and one in my purse because, on the downside it wears off a little and needs to be reapplied but when I do it never looks cakey no matter how many times I put more on during the day. I would say this somehow just makes my skin look naturally good, not "made up". I like it!
p.s. I paid $5 for this at walmart and meijer. yes, package doesn't stay closed. that sucks but i'll live with it.
I like the way it looks doesnt make my skin look dry BUT it doesnt last as long as other matte powders imo.