My first ever foundation, and I love it to bits! I'm a D30 (NC30 for MAC) and it matches my skin tone perfectly. I use this over my moisturizer and over a bit of liquid concealer (under my eyes) and I'm good to go! I do have dark spots and a few zits but this conceals them pretty well.
This doesn't break me out, and controls shine pretty well (I have oily, acne prone skin and I live in Singapore - where it's annoyingly humid and disgusting all the flipping time). Looks natural and not caked on - I would know because my bestie tells me when she knows that I have foundation on my face, but she's none the wiser ;) I recommended this to her and she got it too!
This isn't recommended for dry skin. Also, please don't use concealer OVER this, because it'll just look all clumpy and cakey and ugh.
The gal at Sephora talked me into trying the foundation. The coverage was decent and didn't look bad on but my face started breaking out w/cystic acne like never before. It was so bad I had to make a trip to the derm! It took over 2 weeks to clear up my face. If you are oily it does matte your face but also made me look more dry than anything. I will never use this again. I have tried many powder foundations from Chanel, Benefit, Mac, and Merle Norman. NEVER have I broke out like this. It was horrible!
i have this in D30 which matches my skin perfectly. I use it only after i have used my sunscreen, concealer. I love how it works as good as loose powder for it helps settles down my concealer from smudging or from sliding off. It really helps by keeping my face matte especially i come from a hot country. Weirdly it gives a slight angle glow on certain areas but its a good buy although i do wish the price would be much cheaper.
Actually my daughter was using this and she loved hers, So I bought one for my oil skin. its nice because its a buildable foundation that really does mattify the skin fairly well. The coverage is very good.
The only problem I have with it is that the packaging is horrible. The cover ( the mirrored top) of the compact separates from the actual product body. Apparently this is an ongoing problem with the product as there are many complaints about it on their website.
I am an NC25 and D22 is a great color match for me. I use this powder over my bb cream, and I find that it does a pretty good job of giving me a matte look. I do have to blot and reapply after about 3 hours since I have oily skin and the color wears off on my nose. I also have MUFE's Duo Mat Powder, and for me, it controls oil for a longer period of time, but the Sephora one is a pretty good cheaper alternative. I've also tried Sephora's mineral version, and that definitely did not work out for me. Something in the mineral version made me look super shiny after an hour.
This was my first powder foundation.
It really serves the mattying aspect, it keeps my face shine-free for most of the day
The coverage is not good enough for my blemish-prone skin...
In the future, I plan to use this as a setting powder/touch up powder
It is a little too yellow for me, but it blends rather well.
I like it but it's definitely not worth the money I paid.
$25 Canadian is too much for such an ok product
***It doesn't make me break out (I have sensitive, acne prone, combo-oily skin)
I do like this.. I've been using it for about a week and half.
It looks great once its on, and the coverage is decent, not full or anything but still good. It says on very well and I don't find I need to touch it up during the day. I like that it is matifying and stays that way throughout the day.. I get a little shine but not oily looking so I enjoy that.
Hmmm so i like this powder foundation but i feel like it dries out my skin and then my skin gets flaky >:( Otherwise it does a good job at keeping my skin shine free for alot longer than regular powder foundations.. so i guess i'll just use it on days when my skin feels very oily, not good for everyday use. and i like the coverage even though i have to apply alot of layers for it to cover up discolorations. i dont mind it though becaus eit doesnt make me look cakey.
Update: i have since repurchased and i like the coverage i like the finished look it doesnt look cakey but i noticed now that it doesnt keep my skin shine free for as long as id like. its still a good product though i like it. BUT i like Make Up for Ever Duo Mat above all. continued >>
So i went into sephora looking for baremineral foundation, but i couldnt find my shade. so the lady recommended sephora foundation and at first it lookied really good at the store, but then i saw that my face was flaky.
Usually i wait to try it over n over again, the times i tried got worse cuz i was flaking even more n then i realised the shade was too dark for me....i really wanted this to work....i guess am still looking for my HG powder foundation....am going to stick to creme and liquid for now....:-(
Applying was fast and easy with a flat top kabuki, but throughout the day it wore off in patches so bad that I was ashamed to be seen in public, I was at work and had to look at patients all day like that. I would give this no lippies if I could >:( continued >>