I LOVE this product. This has replaced my Rimmel Stay Matte powder, which I didn't even think was possible! This powder has some coverage to it, which I did not expect. It makes my skin look flawless, and keeps my foundation on all day. That being said, I also have dry skin. I don't know how good this is if you have oily skin. But with the coverage, I often get away with skipping foundation and concealer, and just sweeping this across my face. The package is also pretty sturdy, and I like that I can open the other end and there's a mirror. There's also a sponge, but I found it utterly useless. I think the best part about this product is that it's drugstore, so it's relatively inexpensive.
I like this product. It gives good coverage and It makes skin look good. The only thing I don't like about it is that it's too easy to put too much on.
Ok So I Just started Using This Product, I Have Oily Skin And Now Acne Pron Skin Thanks To The Devil Wears MAC Makeup. It Did Match My Skin Tone However I Looked Rather Chalky, It Was Dry On My Skin And I Was Scared To Leave it On For To Long B/c My Skin Began To Itch. It Wasnt For Me.
I remember using this in high school and I would always get compliments on how flawless my skin looked. I guess now my face is more oily because it never stays on anymore! I never really experimented with liquid foundation because this one has been my holy grail, but now I think I might have to. I still will continue to use it because it matches my skin tone perfectly. I use W4 however, sometimes I feel like it oxidizes. Is that even possible with a powder? I use this on top of concealor and I use a kabuki brush by ELF and it looks great right when I put it on. It's worth the try since it's pretty cheap. It also has a sponge applicator with a mirror on the bottom.
I loved this face powder in combination with the True Match liquid foundation. This was my longtime favorite combo when I lived in California, however, when I got stationed in a humid state this wasn't working so well. It's by no means the worst I just don't have experience in humidity so I am still on the hunt for the perfect drugstore make up for humid weather. This make up still allows my face to get oily in the humidity when I step outside. With that being said, in dry climates like California this is definitely my FAVORITE, but in humid southern states not so much (not the worst thought).
This has to be my favorite pressed powder! It looks light and natural and stays on, I love it !
for ref I'm NC 42 and I use Cocoa as my bronzer. You have to be very light handed with this, I use my RT blush brush, because it's very pigmented. True to it's name it is very blendable and smooth to apply, it warms my face up in the most natural looking way. However, if I use an inferior base underneath, this will break down in a few hours. I've been on a bronzer kick and this is my favorite so far, way better than my MAC matte bronzer.
The best thing about this pressed powder is the color scheme. Although, I have a problem with L'Oreal's classification: Their Warm colors are actually Cool and their Cool colors are actually Warm. IE: Pink is simply the color Red with white added. Red is as Warm as a color can get. This is why water fixtures have the color Red in the direction you move toward to get hot water. Blue is the color you move toward to get Cold water. Any colors derived from the sun are Warm colors: Yellow-orange, orange, red-orange, red, blue-red and violet-red. Cool colors are yellow-green, green, blue-green, blue and violet-blue. The color wheel's North position is Yellow, which is neutral, moving West (left) toward orange and red is Warm. The color wheel's South position is Violet, also neutral, moving East (right) toward blue, green, yellow-green (olive) is Cool. Anything to the left of Yellow and Violet is Warm, to the right of Yellow and Violet is Cool. This is important to understand as opposite colors on the color wheel are called Complimentary colors, that is when laid side by side they enhance each other: Red (warm) is opposite of Green (Complimentary colors) laid side by side the red makes the green look greener, and makes the red look more red. This is why we call them Christmas Colors (they are vivid and festive.) When you lay them atop each other they cancel one another out: Green is often used in a powder or primer to eradicate or at least tone down the red in one's skin (like a blemish.) A brown eyeshadow w/red, orange (brick) will make green eyes appear more green. Orange and Blue are Complimentary Colors: an eyeshadow whose brown has a bit of of orange or yellow-orange will make Blue eyes seem more blue. The color wheel is cut between North and South, whereas cosmetic companies cut it East to West (this is inaccurate and does not serve the art/science of the reason for the color wheel in the first place. If you have dark under eye circles (which appear as a grey shadow, Blue being the undertone of grey then you need a concealer which is peachy, a Warm shade (yellow-orange and opposite of blue) a cool shade, which will cancel out the grey shadow. even if your skin is olive (cool.) English, Irish and Scottish heritage tend to have fair skin whose under eye and lid skin is thin, showing a hue of the blood which passes through them making the under eye area and lid skin appear red or purple-red to purple. Although their skin is usually flushed and appears rosy (Warm) they need a Cool (yellow, yellow-green, golden concealer) to eliminate the red-purple. L'Oreal's True Match line of foundation and concealers and powders and blush (which is always Warm: rosy-pink, pink, coral, honey, brick, red and combinations of these. No one blushes Cool: yellow-green, green, blue green and blue, blue-violet.) would match your skin to their so called Cool (pink,rosey; which is inaccurate as this skin undertone is Warm) and you would then be matched up to all products which are Cool: foundation, powder, concealer and the supposed Cool Blush, even though you may need combinations of Cool and Warm within your choice of these products as described above.
All that aside (I'm sorry as this kind of inaccurate info is a pet peeve of mine) their pressed powder is very smooth and velvety silky in texture and application, though it is sheer, which is what you want in a translucent pressed powder otherwise you'd have a powder foundation. The talc is finely milled and appears very skin like and not at all powdered down flour. It will just matte the skin making it appear more smooth and even and pore less. This is what you want on a nose or forehead and chin. Let the cheeks glow. This also works well over your lip outline and lips before you reapply lipstick. The packaging is of thick and strong plastic with a mirror and separate compartments for powder and sponge. I like this separation as oily puffs or sponges (a sponge is supplied w/this pressed powder and is washable) when stored on top of pressed powder will cause the powder to form a hard film of dirt/oil and render the sponge unable to pick up and deposit powder. Highly Recommended. Wwsshhheeeww!! :-)
I use this powder over some minerals or a foundation. I got the shade w4 and n4 for my neutral-olive skintone,it works perfectly! I blend this with my ecotools bronzer brush,to obtain that dewy finish look! Doesn't look cakey or powdery! It's just a beautiful dewy finish! Last fairly long,when you got your perfect color it's a plus! Love it!
I bought this in W3. While it wasn't a terrible powder, I found the coverage severely lacking. Instead of being called 'Super-Blendable', it should have been called 'Super Buildable', because that's all I found that I did when I used it. I replaced the sponge applicator after a time, and inserted my own flat powder puff thinking it would help pick up more of the product. It worked fine, but it was nothing amazing. When I need a quick touch up at work, I really do need a QUICK touch up - not something I have to build layers of before I run to a meeting. Most likely, this product would best be applied with a kabuki brush to achieve full effect. I'd pass on it, though.