OH MY GOODNESS. I really wish there were a way for me to adequately convey what a miracle product this is. I know some other ladies have said this, but you must understand that I have OFF THE CHARTS oily skin. I used to have to literally come home and wash my face all over again if I wanted to go somewhere after work because my face was an oil slick. My face would shine from the time I left my makeup mirror to when I got downstairs. I've found a lot of products which help oil in the last decade. I'm no longer an oil slick, but I do find that I have to blot a lot no matter what I use...UNTIL NOW. I just got this yesterday and I put on my makeup to go to church. First of all, this looked different from the moment I put it on. My face looked smooth and airbrushed without a hint of shine. That NEVER happens with anything else on my makeup table. So off to church I go...Now, I'm baptist and we PARTY in my church!! I had to sing for 2 straight services and when you have a 7 piece band, you can imagine that we WORK in church. But when I left the second service (I don't even bother to look in a mirror while at church. Makeup is the last thing on my mind) my face could do with a little blot but it was NOTHING like it normally is. The bigger test will be when I go to work tomorrow. My day starts at 4:00 am so by noon, I usually don't have that flawless look I like. I'm so excited to see how my face will look tomorrow! Will update tomorrow night.
UPDATE: OK here it is ladies. I took a few days to try the powder with a few different foundations. Here's what I've found: It works best for me if I use the Kryolan as a base AND a finishing powder. I used different liquid foundations and once I put a powder foundation on with a thin coat of liquid to make me glow. The firs day, I made it until 11:00 am...7 hours. WOW. The second day (with the powder foundation) I didn't blot ONCE all day and my face was oil free! On the 3rd day I used another liquid and had to blot. I used Urban decay De-slick mattifying powder ONCE during the day and my face remained FLAWLESS for like 13 hours! WOOHOO!! HG ladies!! NO QUESTION.
I have never tried a Kryolan product before and I'm generally afraid of stage makeup because I figured it would look odd in real life. The ingredients are minimum and supposed to be similar to rice powder.
I feel this powder simply does what it is suppose to and nothing else which is why it works great for me. It truly does mattify. I can put it on anyway I please-before another powder, after liquid or over a powder to set and get rid of shine. It does look too light at first but settles down and blends in with my skin and then looks like natural shine free skin. It's neither chalky or dull. I love it and it easily works in my face makeup routine.
You get a huge jar of this for what I consider to be not much money. Taking into account the small amount you need to use each time, I will have this powder for a long long time. Now about the powder....most amazing I have ever used. I am an oil slick, usually within an hour or less of putting on makeup and yes that includes controlling foundation and using primers. But this powder controls shine so well. It imparts a shine free, nearly poreless look to your skin. It is white in the jar but colorless on the skin. I cannot say enough about how wonderful this product is.
is this stuff for real?? i cannot get over how wonderfully it works. i used to have to apply powder/blot at least every hour, or else i looked disgustingly shiny. with this powder, i can go four to five hours without even getting dewy. it saves me sooo many bathroom trips to check how greasy i'm looking, and it makes my makeup look so perfect and helps my pores disappear. you can get it by searching for it on ebay. HG stuff.
This is a great product. It truly does beat my MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder. The Kryolan sets my makeup and keeps it shine-free longer. It does have a drier texture than the MAC but that probably just makes it work better. This jar will last me a very long time since it is so big and if I ever run out I would repurchase. Great price too! I purchased from funhousetheatricalcostumes (which has a website and an ebay store) for around $15 plus shipping.
I have combination skin and am always a bit shiny (or sometimes even oily when the weather is warm) at the t-zone. So, I have been searching for ages for a nice product that can give me decent oil-control. Sadly, most mattifying products, especially powders are cakey...
I was in love with Maybelline's dream matte powder before Kryolan, I mean, I still like the maybelline's one, but after trying Kryolan's anti-shine powder... Oh boy I am in love!
This powder comes in a big jar, and looks completely white, but the powder is very fine, almost like flour? It is very lightweight. I use a kabuki brush to dap and buff it onto my t-zone, and at once, my face looks airbrushed! I agree that it leaves a satin, dewy finish, so, it controls oil really well, doesn't dry me out, and doesn't make my face mask-like. I love love love this powder, got it for $14 or so on ebay, and it is definitely worth the price. (the container is big, so I don't think I will need to repurchase anytime soon; but if I am running out of it, I will go, no, I mean RUN to repurchase!)
I used to have problem skin and by that I mean very, very oily throughout the day. I constantly tried different products for oil control and nothing worked.
This powder is absolutely amazing! It's super soft and light and blends right in. I put on my foundation and then brush on a put of this on my forehead, nose and chin and I don't get oily at all. The only time I get oily is if I'm conscious of my face and I touch my face, it wipes away the powder and of course the oil appears minutes later.
I just wish they had this in a compact/pressed form. Unfortunately this cannot be pressed.
This product made me ignore my MAC blot. I only wish they come up with better packaging. Superb oil control and finish.
WOW-ee! This stuff is great. I've learned that I have to apply a little bit before I put on my makeup to minimize the look of pores. I still get a little oily throughout the day, even when putting this on before my foundation, but it still does the job in keeping me pretty matter. It sinks into the skin, allowing your makeup to come through. LOVE IT!
i love this stuff.it helps my oily skin so much