Not as mattifying as I thought! I'm oily but not extremely so, and this powder keeps me matte for 15 minutes then I have to reapply.
The only good thing about it is that is doesn't look cakey with repeated application, but I expected more for the price...
EDIT: downgraded to 2 lippies because it does cake on, makes my face feel slimy, and under the surface it has a large hole in the middle - yuck!
I don't really like this powder. It accentuates dry patches on my cheeks and makes my face look chalky and unnatural. Although the powder is milled very finely, it doesn't make your skin look natural, even with the right shade. And the name is misleading...b/c it doesnt control my oily t-zone. Would not repurchase and do not recommend this product.
Great powder. Gives me an airbrushed look and I don't need foundation anymore. But so long as my skin stays good, I think I can go with a cheaper substitute. Nevertheless, this is an awesome powder and you get a lot in the compact. $25 for about 14g. That's almost the same value as MAC Studio Fix and this gives a much more natural finish and look to the face. Much lighter too, so it doesn't feel like a mask. It's almost an in-between of light face powder and powder foundation. The packaging is wonderful. Beautiful purple compact. Sturdy and simple.
LOVE this powder; it's the best matte powder i've found yet. actually makes my nose matte and i only need one touchup during the day when paired with prescriptives virtual matte foundation.
One of my all time classic pressed powders. It was my firsthigh end pressed powder when I bought as a teen, and didn't dissapointed me at all. Perfect for sensitive oily skins, comparable to Clinique's Stay Matte it blots better and the color it's more natural, Clinique's tend to be a little grey or something liek that. Also the packaging is huge and it lasts for a long time! I say an all time classic HG from Estee Lauder!
I purchased this powder a little while ago and kind of forgot about it. Then, one day I rediscovered it just sitting in my makeup drawer. I decided to dig it out and been wearing it for about 2 months now. In the morning, after I put foundation on I run a big powder brush over the powder and dust the entire face. I use Transparent and love it. It doesn't cake up and it's great at setting the makeup and for touch-ups throughout the day. For touch-ups, I just use the powder puff it comes with and it works fine. I wash them often tough. The packaging is kinda bulky. It takes up lots of room in my makeup bag, but other than that I'm pretty happy with this powder. The powder goes for $25 at a department store and I think it's very reasonable for the size and the quality. I'll definitely buy this again.
Out of all the powders I've tried, I really think this one's the best so far. I only gave it 4 lippies since on dry spots it can look a bit chalky. I have combination/oily acne prone skin and this does a great job of evening my skin out and leaving it silky looking and feeling. I break out regardless of what make up I do or don't wear, but this hasn't seemed to make it worse at all. I also like that it has heavier coverage than some other powders so I can set concealer without it being an obvious blob under my powder. I will be buying this again :)
It's a great product, I use Light\medium though now in summer when I get tanned it looks too bright for me.Anyway, as a mattifying powder it works good, also coverages enough, I use it alone over moisturizer
I love this powder! I use a concealer where I need it, then put this on over it. I don't like the feel of liquid foundations, as my skin is very oily, so this works well for me. I have used it for about 8 years now. HG!!!!! The only thing I don't like is that it is alittle difficult to open and it sometimes slips out of my hands and breaks.....it is also alittle pricey, but I will continue to buy because it is just perfect for me.
I think I have used this for almost 6 years now and I have always loved it. I do not wear foundation and just a little bit of concealer and this powder has made my face almost flawless. I have a normal skin but live in rather hot and humid climate and this powder has kept up very well. This has never broke me out either. I will continue to use it as long as it's there.