I bought this on sale, since my other powder was well, a powder in the compact, and I was almost out. I assumed that as a powder it could just hold back my oil for a few minutes; I'm not expecting miracles. Covergirl and my oily skin don't seem to get along.
Well, i put it on my nose, which is where I get the most oily, and the second it touched my foundation, it caked up and high lighted every last little bit of dryness I didn't know I had. I was definetly not expecting that.
I'm willing to give this the benefit of the doubt, as I was using the Maybelline Fit Me foundation and perhaps they just didn't interact well. However, I probably won't repurchase. I'm used to my skin looking ghostly, but this just made me look dead.
I have this in 545 Warm Beige. It's a perfect match the suits my tanned yellow undertone Asian skin.
- color selections
- works well
- over applying can leave your face looking pasty
I bought this as an alternative to my MAC Blot Powder. It's a good alternative that I will repurchase. The main difference between the two powders is that MAC has a better finish -- you can apply 2 - 3 layers with out looking to pasty. I guess MAC is a more finely milled powder.
Would I buy this aganin? I have a stock of it. Its THE BEST pressed powder for a drugstore price. I really donīt know about other shades but Iīve got the classic ivory and it suits perfectly my fair skin, without making me look like a ghost. It doesnīt look cakey unless you apply way too much. I use it to seal my foundation and it does a great job. As many have said: itīs not a subtitute for foundation, hence, it doesnīt provide full coverage. Youīve got to apply a foundation, let it sit for a minute, and then apply the powder, I use the super cheap puff thing that comes with it to apply and it works haha. As for oil control, it works but not wonders, I have to blot and reapply at the middle of the day, but that happens with every "oil control" powder as far as I know., The package broke after a year of carrying it in my backpack, purse, etc so itīs quite resistant. Also, I have super sensitive skin and this product hasnīt caused me to break out or any allergies. Great product!
So Im on a powder kick lately because I want to stop having to worry about getting oily in the middle of school and I thought a nice pressed powder would be convenient to carry around, although I do use a loose powder in the mornings at home.
So honestly, 2 things attracted me towards this product. 1.the packaging. Its CG's 50t anniversary and the packaging is cute, it has like these animal prints or something on it, adorable! Second, is because it was an oil-control product, and it was matte! But mainly because of my curiousity and the packaging, haha!
The powder itself is a bit loosely packed, so it gets a bit messy sometimes in the compact, but it isnt anything serious. It cakes a bit sometimes and is a bit orange, but on my NC20 face it looks fine! just make sure to blend it out nicely and since I do layer on powder throughout the day, to only apply thin layers each time to minimize cakeyness.
I carry a huge fluffy brush with me (crazy, I know) It doesnt offer any coverage, just like the NYC loose pwder, but it does make my face a bit softer. Although this product is meant to be oil-controlling, the difference isnt too dramatic, but is better than if I dont apply powder at all or only apply it once in the morning. I may not repurchase because I want to try out the Annabelle pressed powder.
so ive had this for a few weeks...its okay. I think it breaks me out , so I havent been using it at school like planned. The thing is, it absorbs oil well if you have some on your face, but if you apply this in the morning, you will still be oily by mid-day, so its not really oil-controlling, more oil-absorbing.. at the moment its just sitting somewhere at the bottom of one of my makeup drawers..:/
For a natural mattifying powder, give cornstarch a try! It's an active ingredient in many natural-blend face powders (:
How long have I waited for a product to match my caramel skin!!!!
It helps pretty well with oil teenager face, with no trace of acne, smooths at the same time and IT DOES NOT LEAVE ME GHOSTLY. THats right!
Many other presses leave me with a dead white cakey look due to my golden tones. THis product blends extremely well to my skin tone as if I'm applying a better version of my skin on my skin.
I am afraid at times that the clasp to hold the container closed will break one day, and the little sponge thing doesnt seem to fit all that well in it. A peculiar amount of force is used to close it so I'll see how long it takes.
I am def buying this again
I don't mind the packaging. That never bothered me. It's a decent powder that doesn't look too chalky or cakey when applied unless you apply too much. Yet the title ruins it. CG claims this powder will help control oil and yet before even mid day I am an oil slick. All I want is a powder that'll keep me matte (I don't like blotting papers).
Ok so I'm a teenager with super oily and acne prone skin. Most powders either do not do a thing, or they over-mattify my face to the point of my skin looking totally dull and lifeless. This powder however, I flippin love!! It really controls the excess oils in my face but not the point of where I look dead. It gives me the perfect blend of glowy and matte if that makes sense. I also like the packaging! It's nice and sturdy so it's perfect to throw in my purse. However, it does have a slight medicated scent somewhat like noxyzema. It's not overpowering to me and I can look past it and i still love this product! :)
Do not like this! I have fair combination skin and I got the lightest shade and it still looks orange on me. I wanted something relatively inexpensive to bring with me for touchups at work, since makeup fades very quickly on my nose for some reason. This stuff has honestly made my nose look worse! It will rub off my foundation and it makes my nose look all flaky and dry... which isn't a good look for anyone.
I'm probably going to just throw this away unfortunately. I bought a clinique compact that works wonders so I'll be using that instead.
First of all, it's not that difficult for me to open it up.
Anyways, this is pretty standard for a pressing powder. I've tried others that are better, but I'm pretty pleased with this. I would give it a 4, but it's just a bit too basic. When I have to be a bit careful with not over applying it because it will make me skin look all weird .
This is a nice powder for oil control, but only for a few hours. This does seem chalky at first, but when I blend it out with the powder puff, it looks good. The only thing I don't like is that the compact is kind of hard to open.