update: I discovered that this product was not the reason I was looking ghostly in pictures.. after switching to other foundations with more yellow tones I have fixed that problem.. Giving this 4 lippies rather than 3 :)
This product makes my skin look very porclean-like, soft, and matte after i lightly brush it on my face to set my liquid foundation. I have VERY oily skin and this does give my skin a nice finish, however, it does not necessarily control oil. I still have to use my blotting papers about 3-4 hours into my day. Also, it makes me look GHOSTLY in pictures. I have switched my foundation colors twice and still have that same white face in pictures, even though my foundation has no SPF in it. I am not using a large amount of this powder either, as you are not supposed to. I am going to switch back to a nice, matte finishing powder that has pigment once I finish this product.
Really was not impressed at all with this product. You can buy a huge tub of Ben Nye's powder that is dirt cheap for the same effect.
I got it along with the HD Foundation which was horrible, however, I really liked this loose powder.
-product has lasted months
I loved the silky feel of this powder. It completely disappears into my skin unlike any other powder, without making your face look overly matte or caked in talc. It just leaves your skin looking and feeling so smooth, as if you are hardly even wearing makeup. Im NC40 and this never showed up white on me either.
The problem though, is that its so sheer on the skin that it really didn't do much for oil control on me. On others it seems to have helped with oil, but on me it was completely ineffective. Id have applied this to my nose and then an hour later glance in the mirror to find it's back to being incredibly oily looking... eurgh. I stuffed this powder on more and more thinking I wasn't using enough, but the same results occurred. I don't know why either, since it's got silica in it. I went back to using my natural powder alternative and my skin kind of settled a bit. I was kinda disappointed - I just don't think this powder is for me.
It's also very very expensive.
oh makeup forever how I love you, but don't love your setting powder. :( I purchased this with the high def foundation and that was A LONG time ago, and I still have this thing practically full, so maybe I didn't give it a fair chance....nah forget that, I used it plenty and didn't find love. First of all testing it out at the store I was impressed by its silky texture, however applying it to my face left me gagging..seriously. The scent is awful, even holding my breathe I can't stand it, And scents in makeup do not bother me, I can have a lipgloss with a funky pancake smell and love it, so this powder seriously smells for me. Even after applying the powder I felt it left me looking ashy, so maybe its good at controlling oil, but I have other powders that can do that, so will I purchase again? definitely not.
I've finally learned how to use this properly - and now i love it! It really helps remove shine, and blend together all contouring/different blushes to create a soft but finished look. I didn't like it for the first few months I had it, and barely used it, because I wasn't blending it enough. I got the Sephora #55 brush, and now it blends in so much nicer without leaving me white at all (I'm NC44).
The price made me wary also, but I've had it for about 8 months, and have used it every single day for the past 3 months, and it's still filled up to the top! You barely need any... I can see this lasting me way over a year, easily.
The packaging is also awesome - it doesn't get all messed up like my Bare Minerals always did. If you turn it upside down, only a little comes out!
Hate this what a waste of money. It looks sooooo dry and disscusting. Would never repurhase.
Very happy with this powder. It is ultra fine milled and has better lasting powder than any other powder I've used. It never looks cakey or drying. No detectable fragrance. It adds no color so it doesn't change how your foundation, blush, eye shadow look underneath. Price is reasonable. Oh I really like it. They're sure to discontinue it now.
I absolutely love this powder when used the right way. It has such a velvety finish and it perfect to use over a finished face. For me it helps tone the color of my bronzer (I am a bronzer addict) and even out everything. My skin appears amooth and matte. Be careful to use only a small amount or your face will look white and dusty. A little def goes a long way. Some people say to use it under make-up, but I really like it to finish my face. Similiar to MACs product, I like/use them both. This might be a bit pricey but since you only have to use a little at a time it goes a long way!
I love this powder. I wanted to try MAC Prep and Prime, but I went with this. I wanted a finishing powder that did not make my overly matte looking. I hate matte looking skin, it looks so unnatural. Also, I have normal to dry skin anyway. With most powders, I have to spritz my face with Fix+ to get rid of the powdered look. I am almost out of Fix+, but I don't need to purchase anymore!! I bought the travel size from Sephora for $15.00. It is a full 5gram jar. This will last me a very long time because you only use such a small amount! I am going to purchase another one for travel. For the WOC that say this makes them "white" or "ashy" must be using to much. You only need the tiniest amount and the skin looks glowy!!!