I'm still trying to work with this powder. I so want to like it. I have pretty oily skin so when i use a light hand with this powder i find that it really doesn't control the shine very well. I usually have to touch up my face within a couple of hours. Now I've used other powders that have kept the shine away much better. If I go a little heavier it makes me look ghostly and i'm pretty fair as it is. I'm exploring other makeup reviewers looking for some good tips on the best way to apply this. I'll keep trying but if i can't get it to work the way i want it to i'll have to keep looking for a good loose powder. I definitely will not be repurchasing. For the price that it is it should be working miracles but so far i'm not all that impressed.
This product works well at keeping the "shine" away. (Especially with the heat and humidity of the south!) However, this product is very expensive for what it is...silica powder. It can be purchase through some mineral make-up companies for a fraction of the price. Like the product, but will purchase it from a different source next time.
I got a free sample of this from Sephora. One of the SA there recommended to me. I don't hate this product, nor do I love it. When you first put it on, it made my skin look nice but it didn't even last an hour. For the price tag, I doubt I would buy it.
I absolutely love this stuff. Yes, it is $30 and there are rumors on the board that you can buy cheaper dupes online. However, I trust make up forever and the flawless look I get from dusting this over my face makes me look like a million bucks. It makes my revlon beyond natural foundation and WnW blush look just as flawless and airbrushed and it does when I dust it over my chanel teint innocence and nars blush. I will definitely keep repurchasing this and I think everyone should try it! Seriously, everyone needs a translucent powder like this in their daily routine.
I read all the review here before buying. True enough IT DOESN'T SETTLE INTO LINES, DOES NOT CAKE, LASTS THE WHOLE HUMID NIGHT ... it looks like your natural skin made better. It doesn't seem that you're wearing powder & it controls oil (but of course you still have to oil blot..dare to dream). Really great in pictures!!! But you need to apply it really well or it will look like you applied baby powder to your face. It's kinda messy to apply cause you need just a little and the container gives you a lot.
EDIT: After 6 months of using this, it has fallen off the pedestal. It doesn't hold up oil as other powder and my face feels dry and not glowing at all. It can be used as a back up powder but not the best if you want to feel pretty. I'm trying silk powder, rice powder and pearl powder next.
LOVE IT! noticed a lot of people buying it so i decided to try it for myself. so glad i did. before the HD powder, i would have to blot my skin but not anymore...not even once! definitely mattifies my skin all day and though i was a little worried that the powder was white, did not change the colour of my skin at all.
didnt break me out so far (been using for a week now) and doesnt look cakey. would buy again!
Yes, it is expensive. And yes, it might SEEM like it is pointless, since it's so light and sheer, but that's just the point! You can use this whisper light powder over just about any makeup, and it will absolutely not cake and not cause discoloration. For me, it helps to seal my makeup. I love putting it over my under eye concealer, and it leaves my skin feeling like silk. Personally, I'm quite fair, so it doesn't look ghostly on me, but I can imagine that darker skinned people would really need to be light handed with this. I like it best with applied with MAC 187, but it works well with most brushes.
One thing I've found this especially useful for is as a setter for MMU. Forget BE mineral veil...this is much lighter and more useful. I like a lot of what MMU has to offer, but have always hated that telltale waxy glow, and this totally takes away that sheen. I can't recommend it enough for this. It works just as well with liquid foundations too.
One thing I would say to watch out for is that this slightly dulls down blush, so if you're going for a really dramatic bright look, this could tone it down too much, but it's great for everyday natural tones. Give it a try!
WOW! This is the first time any powder has ever had such lasting power on me! It stays matte throughout most of the day, I am amazed (I live in Phoenix, AZ). I have nothing bad to say, but if I had to, I would say it's pricey & the powder gathers all around the neck of the container -a small price to pay for such quality. Run out and at least get a sample of this, it really rocks!
Superb product. Complements MUFE's face and body foundation extremely well. I like this finishing powder better than just about every powder I've tried; and I've tried Becca, Bobbi Brown and MAC loose powders just to name a few. This works so well that I've put my BB loose powders up for swap.
I had been wearing MUFE's face and body in the summer, but it became noticeably oily just after a few hours due to the heat and humidity. Now, I use the HD powder to finish my foundation application and my skin is flawless afterwards, but it doesn't make my face look to flat, powdery or ashy.
I'm not crazy about the jar, and I know if a few days it will be a mess from jumbling around in my make up bag. But I'm really not sure what could hold a loose powder better... continued >>
I had high hopes for this product, but let me tell you, if you have any fine lines on your face it will really make them stand out. It also dulls your complexion. I really don't like this at all. What a disapointment. I think the only people that can use this is someone who has a flawless complexion and wants a very matte effect on their face.