I recently purchased this powder after reading positive reviews on this website. After realizing that my foundation would probably last even longer if I set it with a translucent powder, I decided to try out something inexpensive. I found this product for $3 and figured it could hurt to try it.
I apply it with my Elf Studio Complexion Brush - dust it lightly over my Revlon Colorstay foundation and my makeup looks practically flawless for hours. The powder is silky and translucent. It doesn't turn my skin totally pale... pretty much blends in with the foundation. It does not make my skin look cakey at all.
Basically, it is a great product for the price. The only problem I have with it is the packaging. It comes in a container with a sifter and a small pink-ish sponge "puff" applicator. I actually don't have problems using the sponge. If I forget or simply don't feel like bringing my brush along, I use the sponge and it works well for application. But the sifter holes are too large and the lid doesn't screw on. So there is a good chance that the makeup will spill if it's not packed tightly, and practically half the container spills into the lid. You have to make sure to open it upright, but too much product still comes out. I have managed to just keep a piece of clear tape over it. I just peel off the tape when I want to use the product and replace it once the adhesive has worn off.
Other than the packaging it's a great product and I will definitely repurchase.
I got this to try because my covergirl loose powder is too dark for my skin in the fall/winter. Its a transluscent powder and there really isn't too much to be said about it. I sets my foundation and doesn't make me ghostly. Would I buy again? Yes, if E.L.F didn't make the HD powder anymore :)
Got this when I ran out of my BECCA powder since it was cheap and I'd only need it for a day or two until my order arrived. Guess I'm spoiled with Becca, because I thought this stuff was awful. Translucent is right- what is the point of using a powder that doesn't diffuse light and doesn't set makeup? To highlight and expose dry skin? If you have a flawless complexion and want to feel like a pretty pretty princess you can use this with a giant powder brush and some pink lip gloss. If you're looking for something to set and enhance the natural look of your foundation, look elsewhere. The only positives I can give this are that it is cheap and it didn't irritate my sensitive skin in the few days that I used it.
I used to use Cover Girl's translucent loose powder. When I ran out I saw this and decided to give it a try instead.
I'm very glad I did. Even though the CG is supposed to be 'translucent light' it always had way more color than I wanted it to. The NYC powder is truly translucent. CG always smelled kinda funny too, this doesn't. It does what I need it to do, namely, mattify and set my foundation. Gotta love the price, too. I don't think I'll be buying CG powder again.
i love this powder. it gives me a matte finish that isn't ghostly white and it doesn't clog my pores. reduces sweat and oil pretty well.
also, i swear it gives me the perfect glow. after i finish my makeup i just apply this and my skin seems more radiant and bright. perfect way to set your makeup and look gorgeous :)
i hate the packaging though. it's very messy, once i brought it to school to use after PE in my backpack and it tipped everyone and i lose a lot of powder :'(. use a rubber band to secure it shut, i'm scared the lid is gonna fall off and spill. the sponge that comes with this isn't that bad. but using a brush or powder puff would be better.
overall- great drugstore steal! get this now >:OO continued >>
This review is for the smooth skin translucent loose face powder. I love this stuff. It mattifys well and lasts pretty long on my face. I paid 2 some bucks for this which is a great deal, i also love there bronzer. It really is translucent on my skin too. The only bad thing is that it comes with a sponge to apply it, which to me makes no sense at all!! so i'm just using a fluff from a previous loose powder container. You could use a brush though. I will defiantly buy again.
I LOVE THIS!!! I have pale skin, and all of my other powders caked up and looked like a mask, but this is fantastic! It covers well, and feels fresh and light on my skin. I really like this a lot!
Price $3 CAD
Packaging : It's okay, nothing special, but it can be messy...very messy.
Product, this thing flies EVERYWHERE and I was using a swiffer in my room and my make up area was ORANGE...eww!! It took me about 5 minutes to realize that it was this powder because I looked at my reflection in the mirror and I was kind of orange. I checked later and it was more orange and burnt looking, I reminded myself of an oompa loompa! How gross and nasty. This was also slightly too dark for my skin.
The finish for this powder was really nice, made my skin really smooth and evened out. I think it has a little bit of coverage in it.
It also caused tiny tiny bumps on my cheeks, I am 98% sure that this product caused it.
my final verdict of this product is: no I would not purchase again because it's not my skin tone ( I don't know anyone who also has orange skin...other than the oompa loompas but they don't exist of course ^^ so I don't really recommend it to you) but if I am in dire need of a powder and I can't find anything else, I would just buy this and use it for however many days I need to.
I've loved this one for years. Tried many others, but nothing quite measures up - they certainly don't do more and you can't beat the price!
This is my power setter, smoother and oil absorber. Can't beat it!
I have been using this product for so many years! I can't seem to stop coming back to it! I find it to always give a smooth, matte finish. Never chalky or cakey looking! And for $2.50CDN, I can't go wrong.
My skin has never reacted in a negative way towards this product, if anything my skin loves it. The redness of my spots are diminished and my pores are not "out there".
My only issue is the sticker you have to peel off before using...arg. Pain the butt!! Be careful taking it off or you will end up with powder everywhere!
All in all a great product! Will continue to repurchase!!