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on 9/6/2006 1:04:00 PM
More reviews by jiney17
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
I wanted to have a touch-up powder with some sort of acne-fighting ingredient in it and got this because Neutrogena stuff was on sale. This is not a very nice powder. It tends to cake-up and make skin look overly matte and unnatural, even when lightly applied with a fluffy powder brush. Dry or flaky spots are very much accentuated, even enlarged pores look somehow highlighted. Ew. It also doesn't last very long and has to be reapplied after about an hour or so (I have combination/oily skin). The "sponge" they give you to apply the powder is absolute garbage and something you'd normally find in a dollar store compact. Plus, this is rather pricey and the color selection (there's about three colors) leaves something to be desired, though the lightest shade seems to be working for me. The packaging is much nicer than the Almay version of this product, which is about the only positive thing I have to say about it.
on 8/29/2006 3:06:00 PM
More reviews by flynn9090
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I cannot say worse things this product. It is horrible and grainy. I returned it to CVS the same day I purchased it. I purchased it in the medium shade and it was too light, which is odd b/c my skin tone is medium or nude biege. Their color selection is very limited. After I put it on, I looked like death. It washed me out and made me look pale. In theory, medicated pressed powder is a nice idea, but Neutrogena got the formula all wrong. It does not blend at all. The powder just sat on my face and emphasized my pores. Also, it made my face look super hairy! I swear, I looked like I had a beard. It clings to every little hair. I know that I have typical feminine peach fuzz, but damn, this stuff made me look like Santa. Avoid this product. I wouldn't be surprised if they discontinued it.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 5/28/2006 3:59:00 PM
More reviews by solipsist22
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I am surprised to see so many poor ratings for this powder! I really love it. I have very oily skin and I use this to mattify.. and it works well for me. I don't use the applicator puff/pad it comes with though.. I use a fresh cotton round/pad (swissper pad) every time I use it..to avoid spreading bacteria. I have very fair skin with red undertones and I use the "light 02" shade. I'm really happy with this product. Maybe if you already own it and you don;t like it, try applying it differently and see if it works better for you.
on 4/7/2006 2:43:00 PM
More reviews by Zubina
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
I usually really like Neutrogena products, but this one is a LOSER. It looks cakey when you first put it on, and it actually seems to increase the shine on my face a couple of hours later. Yuck -- very disappointed and will not use again!
on 3/22/2006 8:14:00 PM
More reviews by AnonAnon217
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
I'm glad I'm not the only one who was disappointed with this powder. I really like Neutrogena body care but some of their makeup items are terrible! The color options are very limited and I find Neutrogena's line is too orangey-pinky in general (both the foundations and powders). This powder looked HORRIBLE on my face no matter what tool I used to apply it (powder puff or brush) and no matter what foundation I used as a base. Applying the powder would completely ruin my makeup job. It looks like you're wearing a bunch of grainy powder. It sits on top of your skin and just looks nasty! After trying this and Neutrogena loose powder I swore off drugstore powders - I could never find one I was really satisfied with. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY.
on 3/7/2006 11:14:00 AM
More reviews by Daredash2006
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Gives nice silky smooth finish. Not cakey, not pore-clogging, last prettty well. Color match was an easy one, and I like the overall look of the compact.
on 1/23/2006 5:32:00 PM
More reviews by celiarenee
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Neutrogena, I am extremely disappointed in you. Most of your stuff is so good, why did you make this crap? I got this powder in light and it was slightly orangish. Very chalky, especially when put on with the awful puff. This is most definitely not worth the $10.
on 4/12/2005 7:08:00 AM
More reviews by j2blue
Skin: Very Oily, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
This is a nice powder for OILY skin like mine. It comes in nice colors comparible to perscriptives brand but at a quater of the price and lord knows us oily folk can't shell out to many bucks for powder since if you dont' leave the plastic protector inbeteween the puff and the powder your powder is RUINED
on 2/10/2005 7:48:00 AM
More reviews by CaitlinElizabeth
I apply this with a brush because if I use the applicator its cakey. At first it looks really nice, but two hours later, it looks sooooo fake, this product sucks.
on 1/9/2005 5:10:00 PM
More reviews by xxbluecrushxx
Hair: Black, Other, Other
hmmm, this powder is pretty expensive for a drugstore brand and it's not really worth the 10 dollars in my opinion. there's not many shades to choose from but they match to your skin almost flawlessly somehow. I would ditch the puff it came with and use a loose powder brush instead, it makes application easier and prevents caking. be careful not to go too overboard or else this will get chalky and obvious. I wouldn't buy this again but it's an ok product.
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