Wow so impressed with the lower end product!! I bought this on sale for $9 in Aus and I'm very impressed with the results. My pores were covered and my friends told me I looked "luminous".
The powder was fine and settled smoothly on my drier type skin without highlihgting the dry parts and disguised it quite well. I have alot of problem with powders because of my dry flakes!!! this was awesome!!! I love the matte look.
I bought the 005 silky beige and that worked well for me as a Chanel 40 beige/ MAC NC30.
Lasting time is a good 5 hours or so, I re-apply and it's fine.
The lid be a bit loose, though I put a bit of sticky tape along the corner and it sits just fine.
Good light-medium coverage for everyday wear when i can't be bothered with a soppy liquid or heavy cream foundation. no allergies on my super sensitive skin. definate repurchase!!!
i've been through ALL powders from HE TO DS. most are all the same, with some amount of variability from texture to color. With very oily skin, no product has performed miracles on me. This powder IS a great beauty find. Not powdery appearing at all (the finish is quite natural), absolutely no color from this---totally translucent and does not interfere with my NARS sheer matt. I use a small amount on a kabuki brush and lightly swirl onto my face. The finish is so natural. Not ageing but smooth and youthful. Will buy again!
I was really impressed with this powered. It just enough coverage and sets really good!!! I got mine in shade 005 Silky Beige and I got it at Wal-Mart for $3. So far Ií am really like it.
I have to agree with a lot of the comments already here, the packaging sucks! I have this in transparent. I find this to be just an ok pressed powder. The texture is a little chalky in my opinion and results in a kind of "flat" finish. Coverage is ok. Doesn't really keep my skin matt for any longer than any other powder so really nothing special, will probably not repurchase.
Awful... the powder made my face look dead. They need to make warmer colors. And the lid broke easily... and there was no powder puff. Rimmel is crap. I would rather buy CoverGirl.
Adore this powder, the colour is great (mine is 02 peach glow) it has a nice coverage and it helps with the oil control, although I have combination skin and the problem is only my nose.
Also mine fell on the floor and it's still intact, no cracks!
I've been using this powder for years. I can't stand foundation. It settles into my acne scars and I'm oily, so I feel like I'm wearing a greasy mask. So I use this as my foundation/oil control.
Even with my very oily skin I get plenty of hours out of it. When my skin finally gets oily I get a nice finish that is like a foundation. If necessary I can blot and reapply and no cakey look. It hides my redness fairly well.
The lid is annoying after use it wears down. But I'll never stop buying it! I carry it in my purse in a tiny pocket or a makeup pouch. Never had a problem except when it gets low the powder can break up and come out. So just carry a new one and don't throw your bag around.
It's $4 at Target!
This powder is quite good, especially for the price. It's smooth, delivers a nice soft-matte finish, and doesn't settle into my pores, although the packaging is rather poor. The lid is prone to falling off, so this is definitely not a handbag-friendly product. I find this to be a cheaper alternative to MAC Blot, and I will repurchase if I ever hit pan.
I've only ever found this powder in very light tones & I wish there were darker ones, but the price is awesome, I found it for a little over 3$. I use it after putting on my liquid foundation to help set it & keep me from being the next oil disaster. I work very long days & it definitely helps with the oil. It's very light & goes on easy on my brush.
It has not caused me to break out & I do have acne prone skin. Make sure you stay on top of cleaning your brushes :) Especially the one you're using for this... You're sweeping your entire face with it & spreading everything around the block basically.
My only real complaint is the the packaging- it flat out sucks. It doesn't really feel like it's sealed completely, thus it's not safe to throw in your purse. This is critical if you're running around like a maniac & don't have the leisure to do your make-up at home..! Is there better matte powders out there? Yes. But for the price, you can't beat it.
Very very good product for the price range.
It really does give a matte finish.
Only problem is that I had oily skin which goes shiny after a while and the powder doesn't last very long.
But for a product so cheap you can't expect everything :)