BEST. POWDER. EVER. Seriously. This has preformed wonderfully with every single foundation I've ever paired it with, even the less than spectacular ones. Heck, I think it makes a lot of good foundations way better. I got my jar in December '08 and I just ran out in September '09. This is from using it pretty much every day. My skin isn't terribly oily most of the time, but I wasn't stingy with the product either. I don't get any weird smell or anything, just lovelyness. Seriously, this product is one of my top HGs. I love it, it's worth every single penny.
I don't know if its only me or what, this powder makes my nose feel uncomfortable. It has this distinve smell that I'm really not a fan with and everytime I put it on I have to hold my breathe.
It is finely milled and holds oil back, but if you put on too much it will make you look ghostly. I don't like the small tub it somes with, its pretty difficult to dip my powder brush in. Finally decided to return it.
This powder does a great job in making my face go from an oil-slick to matte in a second. Though it doesn't provide any coverage per say, it does "blur" out my imperfections and gives me an airbrushed look. I was quite surprised that it worked on my darker skin tone (I'm about a MAC NC43 - NC45 in the summer) without making me look ashy. I took one lippie off because it's not very portable, and the time I need it most is when I'm out mid-day and after I've been in the hot sun, and unfortunately, this product is probably sitting at home on my bathroom counter. Bare Escentuals just started making their matte mineral powders in a container in a "Click, Lock, and Go" container, and I wish MUFE would do the same.
I got this in the best of MUFE set. ive only tried it a few times so i'm not sure what i think quite yet,but so far it's great. gives me a sheer coverage that controls my shine through the day, and i get shiny pretty easily. doesnt leave a white mask or anything. only things i dont ilke are the price($30, for me thats quite a chunk of change), and the packaging isnt all that great, i always fear spilling it when i open the jar. if my thoughts on this change i'll update, but if i ever need more i'll be buying it.
I got this powder to use with the HD Foundation but I ended up using it for more than just that. I've also used it for setting my undereye concealer because it's so fine. I also tried it with BeneFit's Play Sticks foundation and it worked great. I dust this powder on my bare skin for days when I won't be wearing any or much makeup to make my skin look more finished. I apply this product with a soft kabuki brush which works great. A little goes a long way - I usually only dip my brush once in the product to do my face and neck.
COVERAGE: The coverage is very sheer and translucent. Do not expect a lot of coverage from this product. However, if I'm in a rush and I only spot conceal my problem areas and then apply the HD Powder all over my face it does make my skin look more "finished" than if I'd just left my skin bare. It also sets the concealer and gives my skin a slightly more even, soft focus look.
FINISH: The finish is translucent and soft - not powdery at all. It gives my foundation that finishing touch while setting the makeup as well.
PACKAGING: This product comes in a clear plastic jar that has a sifter with small holes inside. Another reviewer commented that they wished the inside of the lid was more "bowl shaped" instead of flat so that product could be more easily picked up by a brush - definitely agree with this.
PRODUCT SIZE: There is A LOT of product in the jar considering how very little product is needed to cover my face and neck. I cannot even imagine running out of this. The size is listed as 10g.
INGREDIENTS: 100% Silica.
BOTTOM LINE: My skin is dry and most powders don't work for me because they highlight my dryness. I really like the fine application I get from this powder - it sets my foundation and has a lovely soft translucent finish. It works great with my concealer and with both foundations I've tried it with. I'm happy I got this powder and I'm even happier than I was lucky enough to RIS. :)
I dont think that I benefited alot from this product, I thinks that a normal plottin powder will do the trick.
only 1 benefit I gained was that it reduced my under eyee lines, and it helped my concelaer stay and not crease.
I love the way this powder makes my skin look. This makes my pores smaller and gives a luminous look to my skin. The only con is that it does not control my extremely oily skin very well. Though when wearing this powder, my skin still looks somewhat matte even when my skin is oily. I think this would work really well on skin not as oily as mine. I still plan to repurchase this powder because I love how it makes my skin look.
I have to agree with what all of the raving reviews for this product say. It controls oil very well.. I hardly have to blot at all during the day with this and that says a lot in humid South Carolina during the summer! Ive been using this for months, just a small sample jar I got from Sephora, because a little goes a long way. This powder seems to add a slight blur to your skin.. blurring out imperfections a little even. Very nice. I may try MAC's and Coastal Scent's next to compare but this is a very very nice powder.
This is a MUST for those of you with oily skin like me. I have been searching for the best product to control my 'shine' throughout periods of the day, and after applying this as my setting powder in the morning, it does the job. It helps refine pores, and translucently goes on over your face and fills in any lines if you have them. A trick to apply this powder is to shake the jar before opening it so that when you open the lid, there's excess powder on top. With a powder brush or skunk brush, tap the brush into the excess powder and apply all over your face. The overall finish makes you have that porcelain doll face-- a little bit does go a long way. A bit pricey, but worth it!
I love this powder! It makes my skin shinefree for hours. When i don't put this on, I need to blot my face about 3-4 times each day. When i put this on, I only need to blot ONCE. It controls oil so well. Because the powder is so fine, it flies everywhere when i apply it. I have to use it with a light hand, and a little bit goes a long way.