$20 isn't bad for a department store powder, which is one reason why i decided to try this out. this powder emphasized my pores and dry flakes i didn't realize i have. it didn't keep me matte for more than an hour. so i returned it... the packaging is really nice and the price isn't so bad just to try it out. don't recommend for dry skin.
I currently use this powder now and love it. I am bad to forget to put powder on my face after I do my foundation and on the days I do I sure can tell. This powder sets my makeup great and I only need maybe one touch up through out the day to control the oil on my face. Keeps the oily look under control and my foundation in place.
Have this in 101 Invisible Matte. I really like it for touch ups. I do not apply in the morning - I prefer a loose powder to set my makeup. However, I have oily breakthrough on my nose after 4 to 5 hours and I use this. I blot the oil away first and then sweep this on my T-zone. It lives in my purse, and I will never be without it. It is not too heavy on my face and the match is really good.
I'm not really a "I-want-to-look-made-up" person, because I like to look natural. This powder did exactly that! Not only is it smooth and barley-there, but it absorbs all oil and keeps your face fresh and matte. The packaging is sleek, green, and marble-like, coming with a mirror, cosmetic sponge, and tiny plastic sheet to separate the sponge and powder. I definitely recommend this to everyone with oily skin! (for dry skin it may look a bit caky)
Bought this when my Clinique super double powder ran out.
The SDP was great, but it is a medium coverage powder so it ruined the finish of my Lancome teint idole ultra 24h... So I purchased this in Stay Buff, which is for pale ladies, and I'm really happy!
Mattifies and sets makeup perfectly. Couldn't ask for more in a powder, except perhaps longer wear? I have to retouch every few hours to keep oil away.
Other than that, great powder!
I have this in Stay Beige. bought on a whim to replace my pore-clogging maybelline dream matte powder. I LOVE this powder!!! It might be the best one I have ever tried. It doesn't oxidize on me, and the color matches perfectly! I use it over sunscreen and/or tinted moisturizer mostly on my tzone and I really like how it doesn't feel heavy and cakey like other pressed powders! I also like how it is sheer because I don't like the 'made up' monotone skin look. It sets my concealer under my eyes and any other concealed imperfections wonderfully! HG for me :)
** Update!! I have been using this for 8 months now, and I still love it! I can use it alone or over other stuff. It is still HG for me :) I actually bought another darker shade (stay brandy) to use as a dark, matte bronzer since my Hoola is too light. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE :)
Thought this would be ideal for my sensitive skin, but something in this made my skin react within just hours after putting it on...I reread the ingredients and figured out that there's something plant-derived in this, and since I'm prone to plant allergies very easily, I figured that's why it didn't work for me. I wish that so-called "sensitive skin" brands would quit putting extracts/botanicals/plant derivatives into their products because that really just leads to more issues than keeping a product with a simple,basic ingredient list. So disappointing, so I returned this and got my 23 dollars back.
I just started using this and so far I like it. I apply my make-up at 6:30am so by the time 1, 1:30 comes around I start to see oil. When I wasn't using this I would see oil by 9:30am, the latest 10am. So I do think it controls the oil for a while. I use it to set my Clinique Even Better foundation. I think they work well together. I did notice the color starts to oxidize by the time my work day is over(12 hours after I put it on) so I think I'll give the invisible one a try next. 12 hours is a long time to have make up on in my opinion & for that many hours, I'd say 1 possibly 2 touch ups is pretty good for 12 hours of it being on.
LOVE THIS. so, I have dry combination skin (#2 in clinique skincare), and it can get oily midday. this powder doesnt just sit there, but it actually kind of sinks in after a few minutes, and makes me look slightly dewy (big difference between dewy and oily!). I also only need a touchup around 1 o'clock, and i'm good! So many other powders make me look so cakey, and i finally broke down to fork over the $20 this powder costs at Sephora. I figured why not just take a shot? and i have found my HG powder(: SO HAPPY some people say the sponge is really bad, but i dont have a problem with it. If you do, you can get puffs at target for around $2. I also love the packaging. it looks like a classy green marbled bathroon tile, and a shiney silver botton says Clinique. Very classy, sleek, and durable. Basically, GET THIS POWDER, and you'll be very happy(:
I'm quite on the fence regarding this powder. The first time I bought this powder I believe was in 2006 and I fell in love with it immediately. However, when I purchased it again in 2008, my face was incredibly itchy! I remember looking at the packaging several times to be sure I purchased the correct powder. I can't remember if it broke me out, but I do remember the itch. Tried it several times in different environments and weathers but the result was the same. Wonder if the formula was changed or if I just got one with too much bismuth in it. I must admit, it did blot the oil on my face like magic + it lasted. But I wouldn't be repurchasing.