I first bought this product around two years ago; it was my first MAC product.
My shade is NC40, and it is PERFECT. It blends beautifully, its very finely ground and smooth.
I apply it with a large Sonia Kashuk powder brush in circular motions all over my face for matte coverage, or just lightly over my T-Zone for a dewy finish.
I can't recall the price, I believe its around $22, and very worth it.
The only problem with this product is that it has rather large sifting holes, so too much product comes out when you tap the top or when you shake it.
This can easily be fixed by leaving the sticker on top of the premade holes, and taking a safety pin to punch new, smaller, more precise holes, and viola! Perfect!
I definitely recommend this product!
Although I use NC20 foundation, but for powder, I am using NC15. I use it to set my foundation and it really makes my face looks natural and pores smaller. In winter, I only apply it on my Tzones area. If I apply to my cheeks, it will show up the dryness of my skin and looks flaky. I would say it is great for combo to oily skin types. A little goes a long way. For natural look, use it with a powder brush. For a more flawless look, use it with a powder puff.
I really want to love this product but i can't. At first i'm not sure what causes my skin to break out because i've been using a lot of new products and then i try to use my old foundation and use this to set it and boom i know the culprit. This product causes my skin to break out. i will not repurchase.
i have fine lines at the under-eye, and this powder cakes a lot around that area. made the fines lines look even more obvious. will not buy again.
This was my first experience with a loose powder, It got me moving in the right direction, but as per typical of MACs face products my skin wanted nothing to do with it; it gave my oily skin odd flaky dry patches, and didnt stay matte on my nose.
It wasnt repulsive like their Studio Fix foundation, or any of thier primers, but, it was still pretty low quality in my mind and I mighthave done better powdering myself with Flour.
I got this in NC40 yesterday and tried it on this morning with just concealer. I love it! It doesn't look like I'm wearing any makeup. It's so light and natural! Within the day, I put it on to set my foundation. It made me look flawless! Love this loose powder. It's the exact color match for my skin. And you get a lot of product, so this will last me a while. =) I'm very happy with my purchase.
I forgot I even had this til this morning when I cleaned out my bathroom cabinet and it was way in the back. i bought nc15 even though i am an nc20-25. it goes on nice and sheer...not overly powdery. color is good for me too...will have to buy it much darker for summer though.
I find that this product does control my oil through out the day. I don't blot like I used too, and sometimes I don't need to blot at all.
So, I really needed a nice setting powder for my foundation. I used drugstore brands prior to this, but then decided that i would need a good quality product. This powder is definitely great!
The reason why I gave it only 4 stars is due to the fact that it made me break out. I have acne-prone skin, and it really gave me some pimples!
Overall, though, it really is a great product!
I do not like this powder at all! It does not give the dewy glow i like and it causes breakouts. It also makes me look orange like oompa loompa! colour is nc 20 0r 25 i cant remember. it also does not make your face feel smooth. This is a very average product. There are hundreds of powders out there which are soo much better. Better skip this one.