I'm torn on this one. I like that this powder truly does hold well and feels silky at the same time. But, like other reviewers, I have to say that this must be applied carefully or else it looks like a ghostly mask. And I hate the smell! I used to like that the fragrance was flowery, but now I feel it overpowers everything else. If I wear too much powder, I smell the stuff all day.
I have wasted my money on this product, don't know what to do with it now. THis powder feels so silky, but it doesn't go smooth on my skin. I feel like I am using baby powder on my face. It dried my skin as well.
Bought this powder awhile ago and it looked good at the store but I hated it when I got home. It looked muddyish, but was okay with a powder brush. I would have only been satisfied with it if it was under $25 but it was over that and truly a waste of money. Oh yah it had a bad smell. The only plus was that it wasnt cakey.
I have to buy this powder because its the only one that fits my sweetromancejewlery
collectable compact. When i buy it I'll tell yall what i think!
I have a sample size of this in a gwp palette - and its the only thing in there I've used down to the last bit! But it might also be b/c I don't have any other translucent powder right now..I like the smell and it hasn't irritated my usually sensitive skin at all. It gives me a nice, soft-focus kind of finish, although I wouldn't say it does anything amazing as far as oil control and staying power go. But with regular touch ups it does help my concealer look better and my skintone more even overall. I have combo/med-asian skin. Will prob purchase the full size and use it often.
I like the quality of this powder, but the smell is too much for me. Will not repurchase.
I have two of these in collectible compacts. The compacts can cost as much or twice as much as the regular plastic blue ones BUT you can get the refills for under 10. I love how the compacts are small enough to fit into your purse. I keep one with me and one at home. The powder is perfect for soaking up shine on the T-zone. I just pat it on. No chalky residue on me. Finely milled. For reference, combination skin, asian.
I love this powder. It's very finely milled (more so than MAC's Blot powder, IMO). It never cakes, even if I put on a little too much. The sponge that comes with it works fine (though it might initially take a day or two to air out the plastic-y smell), but it works even better with a brush. This powder is fragranced but it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin and the scent will dissipate after a while. I have dry skin so I don't really need to reapply, but it might not be enough for oily/ combo skin. I have pale Asian skin & the shade works great (not ashy, doesn't turn orange, etc.) though I suspect it will work for most light skin tones as well. This really is translucent & it makes my skin GLOW.
My only qualm is the packaging; the compact is quite large so I can't swap pans.
I like the huge pan because it accomodates either the (nice) puff or a powder brush. Nice coverage and the texture is nice. It doesn't aggrevate blemishes and has decent staying powder.
Right now I'm using this because, well, I have it. I'm ambivalent to the color and coverage, which is almost non existent. Does almost nothing for oil. Nothing special about this. It is so tiny, the mirror is useless.