I love this pressed powder, i own it in the shade 006 warm beige (even though i am extremely fair this seemed to match). it keeps my slightly oily skin looking matte for hours and covers my pores nicely. it doesn't leave a powdery appearance on the skin. the only problem i have with this product is the flimsy packaging as the lid is very loose but i suppose that's the quality you're going to get for the cheap price.
The price is okay, the color range is NOT, because after just an hour this powder darkened up on my skin (I used the lightest shade), so that I looked ridiculous. Also, it doesn't really have a mattifying effect and you can "feel" it on your skin, which is quite uncomfortable. Will never buy again.
Wow so impressed with the lower end product!! I bought this on sale for $9 in Aus and I'm very impressed with the results. My pores were covered and my friends told me I looked "luminous".
The powder was fine and settled smoothly on my drier type skin without highlihgting the dry parts and disguised it quite well. I have alot of problem with powders because of my dry flakes!!! this was awesome!!! I love the matte look.
I bought the 005 silky beige and that worked well for me as a Chanel 40 beige/ MAC NC30.
Lasting time is a good 5 hours or so, I re-apply and it's fine.
The lid be a bit loose, though I put a bit of sticky tape along the corner and it sits just fine.
Good light-medium coverage for everyday wear when i can't be bothered with a soppy liquid or heavy cream foundation. no allergies on my super sensitive skin. definate repurchase!!!
i've been through ALL powders from HE TO DS. most are all the same, with some amount of variability from texture to color. With very oily skin, no product has performed miracles on me. This powder IS a great beauty find. Not powdery appearing at all (the finish is quite natural), absolutely no color from this---totally translucent and does not interfere with my NARS sheer matt. I use a small amount on a kabuki brush and lightly swirl onto my face. The finish is so natural. Not ageing but smooth and youthful. Will buy again!
I was really impressed with this powered. It just enough coverage and sets really good!!! I got mine in shade 005 Silky Beige and I got it at Wal-Mart for $3. So far Ií am really like it.
I have to agree with a lot of the comments already here, the packaging sucks! I have this in transparent. I find this to be just an ok pressed powder. The texture is a little chalky in my opinion and results in a kind of "flat" finish. Coverage is ok. Doesn't really keep my skin matt for any longer than any other powder so really nothing special, will probably not repurchase.
Awful... the powder made my face look dead. They need to make warmer colors. And the lid broke easily... and there was no powder puff. Rimmel is crap. I would rather buy CoverGirl.
Adore this powder, the colour is great (mine is 02 peach glow) it has a nice coverage and it helps with the oil control, although I have combination skin and the problem is only my nose.
Also mine fell on the floor and it's still intact, no cracks!
I've been using this powder for years. I can't stand foundation. It settles into my acne scars and I'm oily, so I feel like I'm wearing a greasy mask. So I use this as my foundation/oil control.
Even with my very oily skin I get plenty of hours out of it. When my skin finally gets oily I get a nice finish that is like a foundation. If necessary I can blot and reapply and no cakey look. It hides my redness fairly well.
The lid is annoying after use it wears down. But I'll never stop buying it! I carry it in my purse in a tiny pocket or a makeup pouch. Never had a problem except when it gets low the powder can break up and come out. So just carry a new one and don't throw your bag around.
It's $4 at Target!
This powder is quite good, especially for the price. It's smooth, delivers a nice soft-matte finish, and doesn't settle into my pores, although the packaging is rather poor. The lid is prone to falling off, so this is definitely not a handbag-friendly product. I find this to be a cheaper alternative to MAC Blot, and I will repurchase if I ever hit pan.