I got this in a box of MUFE must haves and I have to say this was my least favorite product. I like the silky texture, but when applied on the face, it wasn't like that at all! It made my skin look dry, dull and actually made the skin flaws look 2x worse. I use silicone base primer, liquid foundation and powder. Every other powder I've used has been significantly better than this (drugstore or high end). MUFE HD stuff doesn't like me, maybe? Maybe I'll give it another go before I put it up for swap.
This is the HG of powders!! I sampled this product at Sephora by rubbing a little onto the back of my hand. The little tiny fine lines literally disappeared. It was the most amazing thing ever. My friend shopping bought some too and we both love the results we've gotten. Pores are gone, fine lines are gone, all that is left is smooth, porcelain, flawless skin!
This is my first ever setting powder (yeah, just I discovered makeup..lol)
I didnt mind paying the big bucks and when i bought it I didnt even know the purpose of a setting powder... "well, if its gonna make me more beautiful, Ill buy it" <--- that was my stand!
I applied it after my liquid foundation, and this did nothing but make my face look powdery, especially around my nose area!! arghh!,
I tried it w with a light hand, I tried it w different make up brushes...to no avail!
I just purchased the Revlon photoready setting powder and....to my surprise - no powderiness AND my make up DID stay put the whole day!
I couldnt believe it.
so ,,,now, I dont know what to do with whats left over (95% of it)
perhaps swap it?
I got it in the MUFE kit that comes with the eyeliner, eye makeup remover and HD primer. I probably wouldn't have bought it separately since it was kinda pricey for such a small tub. I have very oily skin and I usually don't set my foundation with translucent powders but either with my MAC MSF Natural or MAC Studio Fix Powder. This HD powder is so finely milled, goes on smooth and does miracles for oil control. I just put little bit of it on the cap and swirl it around with my Sephora #55 brush which fits perfectly to the cap. I wanted to try out CS silica powder since I like the idea of silica powder as setting powder. But I haven't even opened my CS powder since MUFE powder is lasting me forever, I'm still not even half way done, amazing!
Didn't benefit from this product at all, ended up swapping it.
I don't get the love for this product. I paid full price at Sephora (I usually buy at a discount on ebay) and was super excited to try it since reviews were so positive. However, while the powder wasn't terrible, but it didn't give me the airbrushed look it claims to give. I found the coverage to be merely average, certainly not worth $30. The packaging is poor, it's nearly impossible to remove the cover without being enveloped in a white cloud and spilling it everywhere. I finally stopped using it once I broke out in tiny bumps all over my forehead. Two days after I discontinued use of this powder, the bumps disappeared. Needless to say, I would not purchase again.
I've had this powder for maybe a month now I was super excited when i got it because i thought i had found the solution to my huge pores but i was wrong, dnt get me wrong it's pretty good but not what i expected especially since the jar is so difficult to work with I would think that since this is so expensive it would have a great jar but it doesn't, u can't take this on the road wit u because if it moves around it will spill because the powder is so fine and when u open it it's the worst. I swear like when it touches air it like rises like baby powder, it doesn't really stops me from getting any less oily like i thought it would but i guess it's just good that i tried it because i would have been wondering about this 4ever
This has worked wonders for my face. Its like a magic pore eraser. Its light, translucent, applies easily.
This is a great, great, great, powder.
The only con is if your not careful, the top will slid onto the wrong track (on the container) and get stuck.
I'm still on the fence about this, although I've used it for a while. This is a basic silica powder. It's white and supremely finely milled.
First, I love the finish it gives. I do not see a white cast at all when I look in the mirror (I am very fair skinned). The finish is a soft matte. I like how this seems to blur my visible pores instead of pooling around them.
I don't use it so often though, because it's so messy. Even with a sifter, if you breath on it, all your powder will float away. One place that I love it for, though, is under my eyes. This sets my undereye concealer so well. It doesn't look like it's there and that I'm powdered, but it makes my concealer last and I'm convinced that it lightens my dark circles a little, in addition to the concealer I use.
There are cons, though. It's expensive. It really is, especially since I've been reading that Coastal Scents makes a silica powder that is way cheaper that's a dupe. I would definitely try that before thinking about repurchasing this.
And the main reason that I am not thrilled with this powder: I mainly use it under my eyes, like I said before, and I pat it on with a small brush. If I am photographed with this on, I have a serious white cast under my eyes. It's awful. I would say that it probably needs to be buffed in more but a) I can't tell when I put it on because the powder is transparent, and b) how do you buff something in under your eyes? I'm paranoid about messing with the skin there; I really don't want wrinkles.
Bottom line: Great finish, but I don't like the messiness of the product or the white cast that it gives in photos.
I'm on my second purchase..I've tried to substitute with other silica products and there is just no comparison. The packaging could be better but this product does wonders for setting my foundation.