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on 8/7/2010 9:12:00 PM
More reviews by pquiles
Skin: Combination, Dark, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I bought this from Sephora after reading all the great reviews here on MUA and listening to the youtube MU gurus. I really wanted to like this powder but== I am sorely disappointed!! After application, don't touch your face b/c it leaves a greyish film that lifts to the touch. My daughter kissed me and her lips were imprinted on my cheeks b/c the powder lifted off. Also noticed that this powder settles into my fine lines making it more visible. Another problem... it did NOT keep my oilies @ bay, in fact it magnified as I looked like a disco ball after about 3 hours. I tried different application techniques--- applying it with a light dusting at first then I tried buffing it in. Still the same results. I hope I can return it to Sephora, but I'm not sure since I bought it a week ago and I've used it.
on 8/5/2010 3:14:00 AM
More reviews by ADELANOVAL
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
Silica powder is a very smooth, silky, translucent fine white powder used in cosmetics. When you open it, makes a puff mess, but to me it feels very fine and smooth as butter on the skin and gives a matte, polished finish.It is highly absorbent and used for oil control. It improves slip in cosmetic blends and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Silicones are a widely used group of oils and compounds, derived from the mineral silica. Silicones are water repellant and very stable. There is no known toxicity when used externally.Tests show it has been successfully used in hypoallergenic/hypoallerfenic and allergy tested formulations. This can be used for slip in small amounts , oil control formulations of mineral makeup. Use in smaller amounts in dry skin formulations.Those who would like to use this as a setting powder ingredient before or after applying makeup I like to ad adhesive powders to mine, it makes it even betterPlease combine silica with other ingredients such as the below for added adhesion:•Boron Nitride•Magnesium Stearate•Magnesium Myristate•Sericite For more adhesion Is silica powder dangerous? The answer is yes and no.Silica powder CAN cause silicosis, a respiratory disease, if breathed in in LARGE amounts, or through prolonged exposure in small doses over a long period of time (over 20 years) This is also the reason why the people who are producing this stuff have to wear full body suits with masks. However, as you are most likely not going to be snorting this stuff or creating large dust clouds of it to breathe in, you'll probably be fine. Edit: Silicosis has only been linked to crystalized silica particles (the stuff found in pottery, mining, etc) and there is no proof that spherical silica (cosmetic grade) causes or is connected to silicosis.Secondly, cosmetic grade silica (silicone dioxide) IS a carcinogen...in lab animals. It's not listed as a carcinogen for humans on the MSDS. So as long as you aren't leaving your container of silica powder out for your pet to snort, you're probably also ok. Other forms of silica are a known carcinogen in humans, however, but they are not as finely milled and therefore cause more damage to the lungs.Additionally, according to wikipedia, silica is the 2nd most common compound on the planet. (Makes it hard to avoid now, doesn't it?) It's basically quartz or sand, and is found in many, many products besides just our cosmetics. So...you don't have to toss it out...just try not to breathe it in.For those wondering what exactly silica is used for, a quick google search also turned up the following on uses for silica in cosmetics:"These are the reasons why silica is used for cosmetics: Silica contained in foundation adsorbs sweat and oils in skin, which prevents light reflection by sweat/oil and keeps makeup on the skin longer. Spherical particle type of silica improves the smoothness and spreading of foundation and cream.The smooth surface appearance of nail polish is created by silica particles in the polish.Porous silica is used as an ingredient in powder perfume, which can keep the fragrance on the skin for a longer time.Silica is contained in antiperspirant, which gives the smooth feeling after it is applied on the skin.Check it out at "Sephora".http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.foxyvoxy.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/too-faced-primed-and-poreless-primer-257x300.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.foxyvoxy.com/%3Fcat%3D11%26paged%3D6&usg=__tuvIr8of7-74vwz_IAfKqv2uX_0=&h=300&w=257&sz=13&hl=en&start=5&sig2=u0XlxM8gDC4b5Uxd60hQJg&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=sfeUtauf74VgWM:&tbnh=116&tbnw=99&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmark%2Bprimed%2Bfor%2Bperfection%2Bprimer%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26tbs%3Disch:1&ei=y4dbTPHsMsK78gbn-dyAAg
21 out of 28 people found this review helpful.
on 8/3/2010 2:40:00 AM
More reviews by superpino
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I live in Singapore and the climate is very hot and humid. Make up tend to melt under sweat and sebum. However after applying this over my make up, I find that make up really stays and helps to prevent the sticky feel. The most important, it prevents my make up from looking like mud in the ridiculous climate. Weird, I find that I sweat less on my face after applying this? Anyway it's my hg finishing powder. I love it cause it's mineral, it does not clog my skin or give me any reations, feel absolutely safe using this. Been using this for about 2 months.The powder seem to disperse int a big fluff whenever I swipe it with my brush. That's a bit of wastage.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 7/27/2010 9:34:00 PM
More reviews by bbybashful
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
After all the reviews on MUA, i decided to give it a try. This product is decent, it's not great, not bad either, definitely not worth the price. I like how it mattifies my skin for a long time. Is this suppose to be a translucent powder? because this stuff leaves a WHITE CAST on my face when i take pictures. But in person, it looks fine. It does make my skin feel super soft.. but i don't think it's worth the white cast on my face. It also makes my nose a little itchy when i put it on .. i don't know why. Oh well.. but i will NOT be repurchasing again.. NARS loose powder is 10000x better : ).
on 7/25/2010 5:59:00 PM
More reviews by ImaJedi
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Quality wise, it's a great prouct. It mattifies the skin withoutt making it look flat. It defuses lines and flaws well. Nice translucent powder.But it's highly comparable to ELF's SIX DOLLAR HD Powder which I love. It's just as long lasting and gives very similar results.I guess if you're one of those people who love make up for the label, then go ahead and pay for something that's so expensive when you could buy something at the cost of the MUFE's tax cost. XDLove MUFE in general, but you can't beat 6 bucks!
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 7/24/2010 3:21:00 PM
More reviews by tabard
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I considered purchasing the generic silica micropheres from bulk sellers, but I decided against it. It's important to make sure that the products you use on your face are pure. When you buy a product at a lower price point, it's possible someone took a shortcut somewhere or used a questionable source to make the price affordable. Since I had read some negative comments about the quality of the bulk sellers' product, I thought it would be safer to stick with a company that has produced makeup for years.That being said, I'm happy enough with the effect of the product to not be too upset about the extensive mark-up price. A lot of the finishing powders I have tried that get rid of shine (Mineral Veil, LM) have broken me out. This one hasn't and it really works without making my face tight or itchy. I think you have to use the right makeup brush for this to work. I first used what I believe is a blush brush and then, a tiny kabuki brush that came with Sephora's free BE foundation offer. In both cases, my face became quite oily and shiny. I didn't have success with this powder until I used my Clinique brush with it and really dusted the product into my face.if you're break-out prone and react poorly to powders with talc or corn starch, this may be a good one to try.
on 7/21/2010 6:46:00 PM
More reviews by suzieo123
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
Does not compare to my Cle De Peau loose powder.
on 7/21/2010 4:01:00 AM
More reviews by niseixtenshi
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
This stuff is great as a finishing powder. It gives a soft focus on the face with just a little amount. Also, it is so finely milled and it gives a SUPER soft feel to the touch. I love this on top of my Nars Sheer Glow foundation. :)
on 7/14/2010 1:30:00 PM
More reviews by NeufChatel
Skin: Combination, Dark, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Kinky, Fine
I had a sample of it before and back then it was just okay... I think I was using the wrong brush. I used the Too Faced retractable "teddy bear hair... or whatever" brush. It was a nice brush but not right for this powder. Well at least IME... I bought the Sephora bronzer brush, the one I've been wanting forever, and it worked great with it! The jar will probably last me forever... I only needed a little to set my foundation and my pores look invisible. I'm wearing it with MUFE Face and Body Liquid Foundation. And it really does work with any skintone. Color reference: I'm a DDD (NW45/C7). I would repurchase if I ever run out. One jar will last years at least... This is a HG powder for me!
on 7/12/2010 11:30:00 PM
More reviews by hanhnee
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse
I gave this a try since its a best seller product at sephora but it just didn't work for me. I tried it over my MUFE HD foundation...I used just a little, applying with a kabuki brush but it just make my face look so flat and dimensionless. It also leaves a white cast on my face no matter how little I tried to use. I notice that you loose so much powder when you open up the jar, and when you swirl your brush in the cap b/c the powder is so fine that it just flies up into the air easily. Considering how small the jar is for the price, I wouldn't want to loose a spec of the powder. In the end, I had to return the powder...maybe it wouldn't cast a white shadow on someone with fairer skin than my summer NC40 skin....
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