UPDATE 3/11/2012-I have almost hit pan on this powder, been using it so much with my bb creams that are a shade too light for me, i'd like to add that, this doesnt get cakey no matter how much you layer it on...so it isnt like MAC studio fix where you have super caked faced...
I got this in No.6-medium beige. I am an NC35. This is actually 1 1/2 shades darker than my skin tone after oxidation, which is rare bcuz I have never stumbled upon a powder that oxidize. This is a first for me. On initial application this suits my skin well, but after layering and oxidizing, this left me looking muddy and dirty. Hasnt broken me out. Texture is a little powdery. Stays on for at least 4 hours and then i started getting oily.I have not worn this alone as, I use this mainly to set my foundation so I couldnt comment on the wear of it-when worn alone.
I now use this to color correct any foundations that I have picked up that is lighter than my actual skin tone. Thanks to this, I can now use all my foundations that are a shade lighter than my skin (accidentally purchased and couldnt return). When worn on top of foundation that is lighter, it darkens it to suit my exact skin tone. Coverage is a medium. Layering this after foundation, gives an added coverage. Comes with a mirror and a puff. Doesnt control oil all that well. All in all, a mediocre powder. But I would repurchase this solely for its ability to color correct my liquid foundations when worn on top.
ive been obsessed with nyx products recently, and ive been looking for a powder that was within my budget and found this one. its pretty expensive, but i got a really good deal at ulta so it wasnt so bad. it would b nice if they added spf in the formula.
i have very oily skin, so this honestly does nothing to hold the oil. literally after an hour after i put on the powder, im shiny as can be.... :( which is annoying because i have to wash my face and reapply... im already almost done with it and its only been a month! the packaging is cute, but i love other nyx products soo much n i really want to love this foundation but i cant! it also contians pretty bad ingredients in their formula like those parabens..
its hard to find a color tht suits my skin becuase i have asian skin, and the medium beige is the most perfect color that actually matches me comapred to all the brands ive tried. thats really the only reason why i would ever repurchase..
I Love this powder ! When I wear my foundation (Revlon Colorstay Liquid) , I find that it can still be a little too pink for me. I was looking for a powder that was more yellow to match my skin and this was a perfect match (I wear #8)! I also love wearing this alone on days where I don't want to wear too much make up to school or work, but still want to have nice, even looking skin. I just apply it with my kabuki and get the coverage that i need. It has good coverage and even hides some of my acne scars, which is good because I have many of them ! The main thing that I noticed was that it can look VERY cakey. So I recommend using a setting spray (like I do) so that it'll set the powder and make it look like your regular skin. I also noticed that it doesn't really keep your face matte, which is why I gave it 4 lippies. But that doesn't bother me that much. It also has a lot of fallout. I wouldn't recommend this to someone with dry skin though because it does tend to show the dry patches more. And since I have been using this, it has not broken me out. So all in all, I will be buying this again because I love it so much!! :)
The name is a flat-out lie. It does not keep me matte at all. It doesn't even feel like I put on any powder right after I applied it. I use it as a setting powder, following my Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream, and for a little extra coverage. The coverage is slight, which is why I gave this a 2 instead of a 1. I don't know how they can call it "Stay Matte" because there is absolutely no mattifying properties in this. Even if I use the sponge it came with and pack it on, I'm greasy an hour later and an oil slick by lunch. Sigh, still in search of that awesome mattifying powder...
I have a love/ hate relationship with this powder. First for a powder foundation the coverage is sheer compared to other powder foundations. Second, it can be too "powdery" I like using brushes to apply powder an this wastes alot of product. Third, the color selection isn't very wide of a range. I do like using this as a finishing powder because it does give a glow to the skin, not a shimmer or glittery look, this is the main reason I do love the powder. I'll probably repurchase this just to use as a finishing powder but I'm still not sure.
As a powder this would get a 1. I have the color in Tan but it's very yellow and looks very unnatural on me, but the color before is too light (NC42). The coverage is very sheer, I feel like the powder is not very finely milled compared to MAC studio careblend for example and no this does not stay matte nor control oil at all. However....this is an awesome everyday bronzer. The very yellow tone of this gives my face enough depth which makes it look very natural. There's no orange or brown tone to it and I've experienced no oxidation at all, although I do have to used a lot of the product when I use as bronzer. I'm just wanting to use it up so I can get rid of it and not feel like I've wasted money.
I have this product in #10 Caramel, and I am not sure how I feel about it or whether I would buy again. I had hoped that it would be a good replacement for MAC StudioFix since I can never find a good color match. This product is not that heavy (coverage-wise) nor does it have a good enough depth of color for my face. I have found a use for it though, as a powder to tone down the ruddiness of N9 StudioFix powder, and to tone down the MAC Matchmaster foundation I had left sitting in a drawer for all these months. I am grateful to have it for this use, but that just demotes it down to a setting powder, pretty much. I have enough of those.
I bought this at Ulta, they had a sale going on w/ nyx products and I decided to give this a try. I got mine in #10 caramel..
1. I thought it would have some coverage but, at least for my skin. It doesnt have any.
2. I do have very oily skin and this does not help control it, I think it made it worse.
3. After applying it makes my skin very itchy (hints why I can't build coverage on it)
&& last but not least
Don't like how the powder gets very messy..
I don't think I'll be buying this anytime soon again. continued >>
I bought this compact at Ulta. Each shade of the powder had it's own "tester" in front of it. The tester's powder felt finer and seemed more luminous. I also sat inside Ulta for over a half hour testing out the shades & had a difficult time trying to find the right one for me. I bought my shade in Nude and that is even too dark for me. The next color up Natural (?) and Ivory were too light & pink. At least that's what the swatch of the tester lead me to believe. I had issues matching myself and wish there were more colors to this line. I adore the powder though. It's still finely milled, compared to drugstore compact foundations, and gives a luminous glow. Thus making it look more like your skin and not a flat powdery look. I never had issues with this caking unless I really packed it on. The coverage is on the lighter side which is why I put a "no" for repurchasing. As for the packaging I put a 3 because it seems tiny. You get .26oz or 7.5g where as my normal powder I use has .37oz or 10.5g. Not too bad but I'm paying more for less...what? If this powder had a bit more in the packaging, had more coverage, and I could find a color that matched. Then that powder would be a HG powder. For the mean time this just isn't a HG. I could see it working for those who don't need much coverage but still want their powder to look like their skin. This does that at least.
8/19/12 note: I did purchase MAC Studio Fix powder and this NYX product is very similar. MAC does have more color choices and better coverage. For now I'll stick with MAC continued >>
I had been trying several different powder foundations over the years and always tend to switch brands. I decided to go to Ulta since I had some reward coupons, I had never purchased NYX products, since overtime they had a small selection. This "new" Ulta i went to had a larger selection, I bought the NYX HD Foundation and the Powder Foundation. Since I have been using both of these products together I have had compliments from colleagues and strangers saying my face looks so flawless. This powder does cover very well and is almost as good as MAC , but I'd prefer to pay $9.99 over MAC's $27 matte powder. It doesn't have a creamy texture like a foundation-powder. It's just like a matte powder. I will be using this product again and again!