I'm really impressed with this pressed powder. It has been years since I have used a pressed powder because back in my teen years I could have sworn powder enhanced every flaw, dry spot etc my face. I always equated it to the way they put powder on something on police shows to find fingerprints. Now you don't see many flaws...apply powder...ta da every flaw is brought to light. No thanks.
Through the years I would come back to powders now and then and always be left feeling the same way. Only then it exaggerated every fine line on my face too...sigh. I gave up and lived shiny LOL Along comes the FOTD board I notice how everyone looked so nice and polished. I found one common denominator.. no one was shiny LOL:) Off to the store to hunt for powder.. just for pictures is what I told myself:)
Here I sit with Covergirl's Advanced Radiance in hand. I'm pretty much thinking it isn't going to go well but I'm shiny and in no position to turn away at this point.
Here is what the package says: Silky smooth formula with skin conditioning and skin brightening ingredients provides a radiantly beautiful finish. Formulated with skin conditioners. Ok, I'll bite:)
The first thing I noticed was how finely milled this was for a pressed powder. Loved that. I applied it and it seemed to go on really well. Not cakey, not chalky, and hey I don't see exaggerated lines. Skin conditioners.. are you in there doing that? This could work. I used it on bare skin by the way.
Fast forward to my teenage daughter coming home today after I had worn this all day and asking me why I looked so pretty today LOL (She rarely says that to me LOL) Well if that didn't sell me right there, this next thing would. The powder as the day wore on seemed to blend in to my own skin. My skin did not look dry, it did not look like I had cakey powder on. It just looked polished and clearer than normal. Like my skin only better if that makes sense. To top that off, there was no shine YAY! Mission Accomplished ♥ This was the first ever powder that made me do a double take and think.. ok powder has come a long way since the chalky days:)
I would definitely recommend this and will be buying this again. I am happy to finally find a powder to take the shine away without leaving me looking at every flaw on my face... highlighted:)
UPDATE: I have not touched this up once today and it has still not only controlled shine but has made my skin look better and better as the day wore on. Very odd in a good way. I love this stuff ♥
I thought this wasn't reviewed--realized that the name was not spelled correctly in the other one. To keep the rating, I added this review to the other one.
I purchased it in Ivory after using up my Dr. Hauschka ($$), realizing that my Double Wear Powder Foundation was too heavy for touchups, and my loose powders (Lumiere Silk Dust & Besame) wouldn't do in the purse.
This is very finely milled powder for a d/s brand. The Advanced Radiance has enough pigment to smooth out imperfections even though is is not a powder foundation. In my experience, any powder emphasizes flaking/dry skin, so one would have to exfoliate and use moisturizer if necessary. This one seems to "settle" quickly on fresh skin & does not look cakey or emphasize the pores like many other powders I've used even after a few applications.
All in all, it's a great d/s find. I did take off one lippie for the compact as it does not come with even a sheet of plastic to separate the powder and the puff. I had to insert a sheet of aluminum foil, which looks pretty ugly.
Again, I'm surprised that I like this drugstore powder so much. I decided to try it after trying the matching foundation and being so impressed with it. It is on the sheer side, but sets foundation nicely. When I first tried this line, I was afraid the foundation colors were not going to be light enough for my fair skin tone, I was wrong. The powders, on the other hand, are on the FAIR side of fair. You may want to go a shade darker to avoid looking gastly. They are not shimmery or sparkly, but not chalky either. PS, not that I should have to tell you smart ladies this, but don't use the applicator it comes with, use a powder brush for better results.
This powder is lightweight but it actually makes your skin look a bit more smoother and youthful the longer you wear it. It lasts fairly well on the skin and it isn't drying nor will it leave your face looking chalky to it.
maybe this product isnt for me. im asian. i dont know but it looks like a mask on me. i tried 3 colors already plus it makes my pores look even bigger......
I am so happy that I found this product! I was looking for a replacement for my $25 Pur mineral powder and I found it in Cover Girl's Advanced Radiance! I have extremely sensitive skin and a lot of allergy issues, and this worked just as well as any high-end powder would. I am amazed as to how my skin looks now compared to three weeks ago when I first started using it. My skin is acne prone, but also tends to get dry in certain spots, and this evened it out and dried up my acne. In addition to doing these things, it even cleared up my old scars! I simply love this!
This powder is packed with moisture and feels good on your skin. I'm 25, so I use it for the moisture quality more than anti aging. They say you can never start too early with skincare though! It has a matching foundation, but I use it with the new trublend base. It makes skin look naturally flawless and not heavy makeup caked with powder. It seems to make skin glow, but has no shimmer. Just makes your skin kind of soft focus glow, like the expensive face powders.
This is my Holy Grail powder, before you read further please note that i'm only 20 so I can't say wether the anti-aging aspect of it works or not... I got this powder because I need something that gets rid of shine without drying my skin. My skin is super oily and I whenver I put on powder it drys the life out of my skin, I could go on and on forever about this powder, and I would have easily paid $ 40 dollars for something of this quality but this is so cheap (under 10!)... I went back and got an addtional 2 on sale, I pray they dont stop making this..
Researching this makeup-thought the ingredient listing would be helpful in reviews
Talc , Mica , Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate , Dimethicone , Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides , PTFE , Sodium Dehydroacetate , Propylparaben , Lecithin , Methicone , Methylparaben , Iron Oxides - May Contain , Titanium Dioxide - May Contain
After reading rave reviews about trueblend pressed powder, i went to few stores to get trueblend pressed powder, but unfortunately none of the stores I went had my color. I found Advanced Radience in natural beige, and I wanted to try it since trueblend had great review. To my surprised, I'm in love with this pressed powder. It just blends into my skintone and gives me beautiful complextion and most importantly it does not break me out. This is good for everyday use, I use MAC liquid foundation when I need more coverage.