This is a great powder! It cost me less than 5 dollars.The packaging IS flimsy, as other reviewers have mentioned, but since I don't need to touch up when using this powder, I don't take it with me for the day. I like how the packaging is very simple and to the point-- the puffs and applicators that come with drugstore makeup are usually crap anyway. Didn't clog my pores, and kept my oily skin matte all day. Applies natural, doesn't cling to dry patches, and doesn't oxidize. Will definitely repurchase!
This doesn't really do anything for my skin. I have noticed no difference with this than without it. My foundation will still look greasy just as quickly with this on as without.
When I put it on, for a few minutes it will mattify my t-zone but it's done and over with so quickly, I don't think it's worth it.
Ehhh.... I saw this on sale at Shopper's Drug Mart from 8.99 to 4.99 and I needed a powder at the time, so I thought, why not? I got it in translucent (I'm at NC15). I use it after I apply liquid foundation as a setting powder using a fluffy kabuki.
It has a nice texture, not extremely silky, but not chunky and grainy either. I hit pan on it after a year when suddenly, it shattered completely after I dropped it. The packaging also left a lot to be desired, but I kept it closed with a hair tie. That being said, it does last for a long time if you use a light hand.
But this powder often makes me look chalky and ghostly before it sets into my skin and turns truly translucent. It also doesn't do anything for the staying power of my makeup. It absorbs oil, but only for a 4-5 hours - my t-zone starts becoming oily after. I wouldn't repurchase (actually looking for another powder now) but it also never broke me out so if I was forced to use it again, I'd be okay with it. It's a fine powder if you're on a budget (get it on sale!) however it isn't the best out there.
Having changed foundations, this powder now holds up better. I think the issue was mainly the foundation (Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk)...it always makes me greasy in my t-zone! I have used this powder with my new foundation and I am pleased to say it works better. Still going to leave it a 3 thought - it's really a 3.5 to me now but not yet a 4! But I now would repurchase again if I were on a tight budget and needed a good, basic powder.
I have used this powder for years. I switched to MAC Studio Fix powder for a short while but found it was too expensive and went back to Rimmel.
I use transparent as it has a similiar finish to MAC NC25.
I recently started using Estee Lauder DW liquid in Fresco and the Rimmel powder finish creates a perfect medium/fare colour.
It's a cheap powder, works best when paired with a great liquid foundation.
Just wish the packaging included a mirror!
Since combining the powder with EL liquid, my skin has stayed flawless throughout the day. They work great together.
Hope that helps :)
I have this in transparent, as I am using this to set my liquid foundation.
This is lightweight and is perfect for my t-zone. It was able to keep my combo, oily t-zone matte for my entire day, no touchups!
The packaging however, I noticed some people have complained about the packaging. The rims of the container have spaces where it's a twist and open/close kind of thing. Just an fyi. But it is a bit loose and doesn't feel secure. So far it hasn't fallen apart in my bag, but I will keep this in a plastic bag when carrying it around with me for possible touch ups as a precaution.
Edit: I don't know what happened, but It seemed as I used up the top layer, it stopped working as nicely as it was. I am still kept matte, but only for a shorter timeframe compared to all-day like it was. I am also experiencing dryness and flakes at the creases of my nose and believe it is because of this product or it may be because of the change in weather. I will update it if it is bc of this or not.
My friends that use the Chanel finish pressed powder says this is very similar in application texture and quality! I only got it for $3 on sale at Shoppers, what a steal!! Simply put, does what it says. Overall I wouldn't say this is an exceptional product because it's just simply a blot/transparent finish powder, functional but not a requirement. However, it does do its job and keep my make up staying matte and sets face so makeup can last longer. I like to put it right underneath my eyes so that my eyeliner doesn't smudge from my undereye concealer. I have this in transparent and you can get away with applying generously without it looking too cakey (I'm NC25-30 btw).
The packaging is really cheap. The lid doesn't stay on well. So even though this is a good size to travel with, there is no mirror and I wouldn't risk putting it in my bag (in case lid falls off).
I've already hit pan on this! My first time hitting pan on powder makeup!
I have two of these which came free with other Rimmel and products and that's enough.
I like it. I have it in the lightest colour, Transparent. It's not transparent and it's actually slightly darker than my skintone but it is extremely useful. You can press it on lightly using a powder brush and it will cover redness in the t zone and help control oil there. I find it's a good product to press over my sunscreen which is always rather shiney for about twenty minutes before it calms down. You can also buff it which actually provides good (if rather obviously powdery) coverage. Not a day look for me but I'm ok with it occasionally for a night out. The only way I wouldn't recommend applying it is by dusting over the face. It clings to fine hairs something savage. You need a much more finely milled powder, probably a loose one, for that.
I love this product because its super good with oily skin and gives medium coverage and the powder lasts for a good 6 hours the only problem is the limited colors so i had to stop using it its either too light or too dark but I will definetly recommend it if they have your color!
This is a great DS powder, keeps my combination skin matte all day and sets my foundation beautifully, I have this in translucent. Only complaint is it can look a bit powdery, but if I spritz with mac fix+ that takes away the powdery look. Like the other reviews I`m not overly happy with the packaging, its not very secure and really boring looking (I`m a huge fan of cute packaging) but thats not a big deal.
EDIT (13/05/17): I find this makes me look a little too powdery now, not sure if its because I'm liking the look of more dewy skin or because my skin has become less oily, still a good product though I'm just careful to apply less now and keep it to my t-zone. Lowered my rating to 3 stars and I'm on the hunt for a new setting powder.
This is a great powder for the money. I don't have really oily skin, infact it can be a little dry so I don't always need a really heavy powder in order to set my makeup. I also have had cheaper pressed powders break me out in the past so I have to be really careful when choosing a pressed powder.
I own this in Translucent. At first I was a little put off by the lightness of this powder. My own skin tone is quite fair but this looked like it would leave me looking ill and washed out. I thought I would try it anyway. I wasn't too expensive.
It lasts reasonably well during the day and it doesn't make me look washed out or too pale, thankfully. This could become quite cakey if applied with a heavy hand and maybe isn't best suited to my skintype but I still think it is a really good powder.
I'm not too fussed on the packaging as I don't think the lid is terribly secure. I would be wary of carrying this around in my handbag unless I have it inside my makeup bag.
I would repurchase this and definitely recomment it to friends. I tend to brush it on my T-zone with a large fluffy bronzing brush. Works a treat.