This powder is so good! I like it because it's cheap, natural looking and effective.
I don't have really oily scin, sometimes I can get a little shiny on my forhead and my nose. But I also use this to set my makeup, and it has a really porcelainy finish!
Love it, and this is probably a powder I will for years!!
I can never really find a matte, portable powder to keep my acne-prone skin from being oily without caking up. I picked this up the night before a Disney day with my friends, and it works a dream!
My skin currently is super oily, pretty hormonal, and a bit red. I blot every two-three hours, but I like to follow up with powder when I can. Everything else I've used in the past (NYC, CG, Maybelline) made me VERY cakey VERY fast. I have the Tarte Micronizing Finishing Powder at home, but...that's at HOME. No way am I taking something that pricey around with me day to day.
I have the lightest shade in this powder. Let me now explain--I have a light-medium, olive-yellow Indian skintone. I was never matched up successfully to MAC, but I wear Nars Sheer Matte in Fiji if that helps. I'm in that category where I sort of look darker than the makeup most people would choose for me (i.e. I LOOK like a Sand, Buff, Nude etc. but I tend to be more of the Beige or Light Bisque category.)
I chose the sheerest shade because, well, it said "transparent". And that seemed the safest bet! It shockingly, actually does cut down on my oil, without oxidizing, getting caked up, or looking ashy. I think the key is the transparency--it blends very well with my already heavy makeup (primer, full coverage concealer, foundation, matte powder, setting spray--I swear when my skin calms down and my dark spots lighten up more, I will be so happy). I can apply it MULTIPLE times a day without looking like I did.
The packaging? BLOWS. I keep it in a clear zippered makeup bag, so the lid doesn't twist off. IMO I think that's the best way to go, as I also carry lens-rewetting drops, lipstick, blotting sheets, hair pins... I also keep a cheapo powder brush in my bag to use with this. Mine's from some long-lost Forever 21 kit I got for free with a purchase. Anything fluffy will do.
I will say that I ALWAYS blot excess oil away before putting this on, be it with an oil-absorbing sheet or one-ply tissue paper. I think that's the key to getting it to really work.
I do find the color selection to be kind of limited and not very true-to-pan, so this is kind of a hit-and-miss product, which is a shame as I believe it's quite good for a DS powder.
Any questions, feel free to PM me! :)
Honestly, this Stay Matte powder is nothing to do cartwheels over. I have tried many application methods but I cannot seem to get this to work for me. My initial problem was that Transparent shade lightened my skin tone and made me look sick, but now I can see even with the lightest application my skin just looks powdery and unnatural. Worst of all, it does not even do it's purpose of keeping me matte. I expect to reapply throughout the day but with this powder oil shows back up within 45 minutes! There are way better drugstore powders out there that aren't this big of a hassle in my opinion. I will keep this in my collection because I hate to waste, and hopefully try to use it up but I will never repurchase.
This is one of the powders I use everyday, the second one to be exact. Just a few swirls for the forehead and then a few for the cheeks and then a little more for nose and chin.
The longevity is fairly good and keeps my dry skin looking matte (even dry skin can get shiny after hours of foundation etc)!
The powder is nice and light weight and doesn't smell bad or strong.
The only downside is the packaging...mainly the lid which is ok but sometimes doesn't go on well. Also it isn't travel friendly.
But that's it for negatives! Would rebuy for sure!
Helps oily skin stay matte. Not too pricey. If you use to much it tends to look cakey. A little works perfectly.
It makes my skin look like porcelein. It helps control oil all day, and makes my pores dissapear. I highly reccomend this, espically if you have very pale skin like I do. Love it!
This product keeps you matte from morning to night time with few touch-ups. No complaints about the powder besides the packaging which is very cheap feeling and annoying. Great price for a great powder.
love this product! makes me matte after putting on foundation. doesn't look cakey. does not have a white cast due to it being transparent.
BAD PACKAGING! Lid does not stay on! Does what It claims though. Works well at keeping shine at bay.
(However I prefer the powders by Ben Nye for around the same price)
This powder keeps you matte and shine free! I love it! And for the price, you can't go wrong. I dont think it comes in darker shades, but since there's translucent, it can work. If you are on the fence about this powder... Go and get it because it's awesome!