If you're after a powder with coverage - then this is not the powder for you as it offers zero coverage (be warned!). However, if you're after a pressed translucent powder to set your makeup and give you that 'airbrushed' look then this is indeed a great powder for you!
I first purchased this product a couple of years ago after going to the EL to repurchase my beloved So Ingenious Loose Powder which to my shock and dismay had been discontinued! The SA quickly tried to tell me that this would be an adequate substitute despite the fact that it was a pressed powder, rather than loose - which I traditionally prefer. Surprisingly, this powder indeed acts more like a loose translucent powder than a pressed and I was very impressed! I absolutely love this stuff - it has the most divine, silky texture and leaves the most beautiful finish on your face and it feels so light!
I wouldn't recommended it for those with oily skin as it doesn't actually do much as far as oil control/absorbtion goes but it does take down the shine a little on my relatively normal skin. It leaves your skin still looking natural soft matte but still slightly glowy look without any hint of shimmer or the like.
I've repurchased this about 4-5 times and will continue to do so. It is pricey, but I found it last me probably 4-5 months with daily use and I love the classy packaging.
For reference I am Chanel 20-30, slightly warm toned and I use this in 1W Transparent.
I really like this powder, I wear it over my EL Lucidity foundation and it gives my skin a nice airbrushed look, rather than looking like I've actually powdered my face! I hate feeling lake my makeup is caked on and this is nice and light but still controls shine. I generally only wear powder in winter, so I don't know how well this would hold up in hotter, more humid weather.
I'm surprised this has such great reviews. I couldn't even really see this stuff on my face, & it didn't seem to do... anything. Also, I can't find a color match in any EL products, so this made me look orange. It didn't control oil. It didn't make my face look that great. It was expensive. I returned it. I like MAC Select Sheer pressed powder a lot better. I guess EL isn't for me...sigh.
I give this pressed powder an average rating. It gives a beautiful finish look to the face but it does not control shine at all. I believe I purchased the warm deep and it blended well into my skin tone. -The texture is also beautiful. If you're looking for a finishing powder, this is a winner! But if you're also looking for shine control, look else wear. I had to return it. A shame, gorgeous colour and finish.
**This has been discontinued--confirmed at the EL counter and by Customer Service on their website--Too bad! It's a great powder. I have been using this for about a month. I use this right over my sunscreen and concealer--I don't use foundation. It evens out my skin tone and looks completely natural. I had tried other pressed powders and in strong light or outside you could always see the powder laying on my face. It also does not change color or oxidize on me. Love it!
I use ths Aeromatte powder in 3W and its a perfect shade for my olive medium skin tone. The best thing I like about it is it doesnt turn dark like most medium powders, and its doesnt cake up like chalk compared most light colored powders. I have oily oily skin and controls my shine, and my pores look just fine (usually with other powders my pores look big). It doesnt provide much coverage but its a good finisher for foundation. Also, I love the case, the big mirror looks so classic.
I am on my second aeromatte compact in 2w. My absolute love... It goes on great, sets my liquid foundation and helps to control shine.
I still really like this powder. I reach for this more than my other powders coz it really helps to control my oil. I'm not really good with sponges (seem to think that the moisture in the sponge is a breeding ground for bacteria), and I find the sponge this powder comes in flimsy. But I never use sponges anyway. It's good for a powder especially for oily skin and has a loose powder finish, so it comes out sheer and translucent.
This is one of the best powders I have ever used. It really does give an airbrushed look to the face without looking too powdery or chalky. My skin is fairly dry so I don't have a problem with oil control, but I am left a little shiny at the end of the day. The magnetic-closure on the packaging is also really unusual (and useful!). The only downside with this powder is the shade selection. I have medium toned cool/neutral skin and there was no perfect match for me. I bought a shade which in hindsight seems to be too dark for me. I will definitely purchase this powder again although a paler shade. **UPDATE** I won't buy this again, I much prefer the lasting matte effect of Revlon's Colorstay powder. Aeromatte is a nice powder but very overpriced with not enough colors to choose from.
My skin type: Sensitive, combo, oily skin, needs a good oil control foundation that isn’t too drying.
Color: Warm, Asian Skin tone, medium-light NC40 (Mac)
Foundations I have tried: (NC40)Mac, 80 contour (Chanel), Medium Beige/summer intensive (Everyday Minerals), 060 (Shiseido), Golden Beige (Laura Mercier), Lancome Tient Idole
- Nice square compact
- Magnetic closure, easy access
- Didn't break me out
- Smooth, silky texture on skin
- Nice airbrushed look
- Do not like the sponge it came with
- Average oil control properties
- Doesn’t last long
- Medium-Warm gave my skin a faint grayish tone
Conclusion: It’s a nice “setting” powder since it provides no coverage. Gives the skin a nice airbrushed look. Does an ok job at controlling oil, but MAC blot does a far better job. Not enough warmth in EL products. This is a *translucent* powder but it still gave my face this odd grayish cast. I returned this because, try as I might, EL powders/foundations just don’t seem to work on me.
Love it! I've never been a wearer of powder until I got a little sample of this stuff. It really does help to keep foundation on longer, gives an airbrush effect, and is not chalky or powdery at all. Love it! I can even use it over under eye concealer to keep it on longer, without it going all chalky.