You know it's a great product when your husband and dad compliment your face both on separate occasions with this being the only new thing you've added to your daily routine. On the first day I tried it I was so happy to come home from a long day at work and for my husband to say..."Wow, you look so pretty, so glowing!” I was of course hesitant to purchase a $30 silica powder but I thought what the heck, I'll give it a try b/c of Sephora's amazing return policy. I also purchased the $39 (ouch!) kabuki brush to use with the powder. I am currently using Make Up For Ever UV Prime SPF 50, Diorskin Forever Compact (applied with a brush) and then the HD finishing powder. For everyone that says a little goes a long way it does so I'm sure the full size will last quite a while so that is one way to justify the $30 price tag. Overall I am so so happy with this purchase. I'm still getting use to applying the right amount of powder but I've only been using it for a week. Also, so far no break outs and I notice that my making up is looking fresh though out the day and the powder is helping my oily t-zone (I live in a hot humid environment so this is a big plus). The only thing I have use to compare the hd powder to is Bare Minerals Mineral Veil which just didn't do a thing for me. The BM Mineral Veil also seemed to make my skin smell a little different after a couple of hours of wear (it must be the minerals reacting with my skin or something like that). The MUFE hd powder is just the perfect fit for me. No strange smell, great oil control and a smooth flawless finish.
I don't get the hype. It did do an okay job at controlling oil, but I think my MAC Blot Powder does a better job at a fraction of the cost and without the mess. Personally, I don't think I would spend that much again. I didn't get that "soft focus" everyone talks about. I dunno, maybe it only works with MUFE foundations? Wouldn't buy again because it is too expensive and doesn't work, at least not on my skin. (For reference, I am NC30, combination skin)
This product is GREAT. I was a huge fan of MAC Blot Powder (still am), but decided to give this a shot when Sephora started selling a $15 travel size. This sets my makeup (tinted moisturizer, concealer and cream foundation in spots) for the entire day with little to no oil breakthrough and a nice soft-focus finish. It doesn't require a ton of product and it's easily to apply it lightly enough to avoid a caked-on look. Since I use so little of it, I expect that this will last for a long time. I would definitely repurchase this or a similar product. If you're leery of the high price tag, get the travel size. It has enough powder to last a long time.
This is a great setting powder!
I hate using pigmented powders to set my foundation because i feel they are too thick, and make me cakey, and feels like I'm wearing a mask.
But this is perfect! It sets the foundation so it wont budge, and also controls oils for a little while. This powder does not make me cakey and its not "mask-like", it is such a fine powder. It is perfect i love it!
Also it lasts FOREVER!!!! I have had this powder for almost a year and a half! And its not even half done, and i use it daily.
The only con of this product is the packaging. It is okay when it just sits on your makeup table, but when you travel... BEWARE!!! You will open this and a BIG dust cloud will come out, and the powder will be everywhere!
After months and months of reading raves about this product, I finally caved (with the help of the Sephora sale) and bought it. Since my skin is very oily, I constantly battle with blotting tissues and oxidizing foundation, but this powder has kept me fairly shine-free and my makeup doesn't slide off or change color.
I use a very light hand with a fluffy powder brush, with very little product. Also, I must advise to keep the little sticker on the sifter, so you won't lose a lot of powder in the long run.
P.S. I did try the cheaper alternatives before buying this, but they didn't do it for me.
Overall, a very impressive product. The fine powder gave me smooth looking and feeling skin. Even though it said translucent, it is best to wear a foundation or a colour correction base underneath it, or you'll look a bit paler. Since the powder is extremely light, so it is usually messy when using this product. The powder is everywhere and makes you feel like you are losing the product. I use mine with the Lancome mineral powder brush, and it's been amazing so far. Love the product, would definitely buy again. I also recommended this product to some friends and they seem to like it. Highly recommended!
I bought this powder because I was unsatisfied with the Aveda one that I had. I wanted something more finely milled that would actually set my foundation and not make it look worse. This product fit the bill perfectly.
After two weeks, this has not caused any break outs so far and I don't think it will. I will update this review if that ever proves to be untrue. I buff on just a little bit over my T-zone and cheeks; it's perfect and it lasts. Some other reviewers mentioned that because it is so fine, it can be messy to deal with (powder flying everywhere), but it has not been the case for me. Maybe a very small puff of powder flies out sometimes, but that does not bother me and I don't accidentally blow on it. No mess here.
All in all, a good product for me.
I bought the travel jar of this at Sephora (5 grams) and have been using it for a few months now, and there is still a TON of this stuff left. A little sure goes a long way. I can't imagine anyone using up a whole container of the full size version. The pros are that this stuff really does work for me. I have combo/oily skin that usually requires some touchups throughout the day and with this powder, it seems to control my oil and I only have to touch up once (using Maybelline Dream Matte Pressed powder). The product is a very finely milled white powder, and thus can be messy. I only have one whole exposed in the sifter jar, and tap some of it into the lid of the jar, swirl my kabuki brush into the powder and buff it onto my skin. It does not leave any white cast, and again, a little goes a long way. Too much will give you a white cast, despite it supposedly being transluscent. Be sure to buff this in well, and you will get great results. It does not change the colour of my foundation, and it really does give me the flawless look that I want. I won't purchase this again, as I don't see myself running out anytime soon. When I do, I'm sure there will be other similar products on the market, at a fraction of the cost.
I found better results when applying this UNDER my foundation as opposed to on top. I cleanse my face, apply my toner, anti-wrinkle creams/serums, AND moisturize, then buff a thin layer of this on top. This not only blurs my lines and pores, but creates a great smooth base for both powder and liquid foundation. After foundation, I proceed with the rest of my routine and finish off with whichever powder I want. I no longer use this as a setting powder anymore. I still get great oil control, plus a primer in one.
I love this powder. I think it's better than Mac's Prep & Prime translucent powder & better than Laura Mercier's translucent powder. I'm so sad I didn't start using this a long time ago! I like that it doesn't change the color of my foundation. It makes my skin look flawless! I tend not to wear powder usually because I like that glowy look my Georgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation gives me but whenever I want a matte look, this is my go to powder. I've also tried Bare Minerals & Laura Mercier mineral powder & MUFE is way better!
I just don't understand why one would use this product...
It didn't make me look "airbrushed" at all. In fact, it actually made my foundation look WORSE. I'm super pale (as in people ask me if I'm part albino, no joke), and this product made me look much much paler, even when used sparingly.
It also reminds me a bit of powdered sugar, seeing as I have inhaled it accidentally severally times. Which, of course, led me to have a spastic coughing fit, which messed up my eye make up.
Bad buy. I was disappointed.