I have been wearing it (only on my 2nd jar, they are so full) for 8 years and I will never look back.
As an NW15 I find 20 Clair Translucent 1 a perfect match. It sets and perfects my foundation, whichever I'm wearing at the time.
It feels wonderful going on and never settles into lines or dry patches unless the patches are heinous ones, in which case I rub them down with a washcloth, reapply a dab of foundation and power lightly again.
This power makes my skin feel so darn soft. It is a beautiful thing...
I used to use Shiseido's loose powder until on a whim I bought this chanel one at the airport at a duty free shop. And I'm so glad I did as this powder is truly amazing.
Firstly, it is so fine and gives the skin a beautiful finish. I can use it on its own or over foundation and either way it looks so fresh and natural. I bought color 20 Clair - translucent 1 which is actually a little pale for me. Next time I'll buy a slightly darker colour. Also, I use a large face brush rather than the powder puff as I find it gives a more finer and natural finish.
I absolutely LOVE this product. I've tried BE, but something about it irritated my sensitive skin. I've also tried UD's mineral powder, but the color match just wasn't right and it felt heavy, so I went to Chanel to see if they had the Double Perfection compact and since they didn't, I decided to try their loose powder. I was a little worried that it may not have enough coverage for me and it may not help with my oily skin, but boy I was wrong. The powder is so light in texture, that I don't feel it on my skin and the coverage is pretty good. The best part about this is it was a PERFECT MATCH to my skin tone. It doesn't help control my oily skin too well on it's own, but when I use Chanel's oil control serum and matte foundation, it works wonders!
The price seems a little steep for most, but if you think about it you get 2x the amount, than you'd usually get and it'll last you a very long time.
Oh and it looks GREAT for pictures, since it has those little flecks of reflecting pigments. It makes my skin look so good.
I just got this powder and really love it. I have oily, acne prione skin and it is great for the summer. It keeps my skin matte for awhile-most of the day (with real oily skin it's hard for anyone to keep their skin matte all day) and is light and fluffy. It is expensive ($50 US) but I like it and wear it over the teint innocence cream foundation. This powder is not as silky as say Princess Marcella Borghese (My other favorite) but darn close and I think it's a great choice.
I have used it for about a year now. At first, I didnt like it much, but now I really like it! It provides a good coverage and its very nice.
I FOUND THIS POWDER TO FLAKY AND CHALKY, NOT A SMOOTH SATIN FINISH AT ALL, ALSO FOUND IT WENT DARKER ONCE APPLIED, WOULDNT BUY AGAIN, ON THE UP SIDE I THOUGHT THE PACKAGING WAS GREAT AND A GOOD SIZE IT WILL LAST A LONG TIME, SHAME ABOUT THE CONTENTS!
Initially, when I used this product, it looked too flakey; however, when used alone over a moisturizer, it provided a very natural and smooth skin look. The weather has been getting warmer, and this product is doing a much better job at controlling oil by wearing over the teint natural liquid foundation.
great product! my skin look so fresh and natural... love it!
This powder lasts forever!! Big jar, gorgeous design, glossy lid and exclusive feel :) Practical perforated inner lid helps keep the powder inside the jar, keeping it off your floor :)
I have dry and sensitive skin, espescially my nose and forehead have a tendency to flake. This powder is OK for dry skin, not great. It enhances the flakiness, but then again every powder will do that I guess... It is very translucent, and I always use it over foundation. The powder alone is not enough to cover me up and give me an even tone. I have the #30 Naturel.
This powder lasts forever! I've been using this powder for a few months now and I'm really pleased with the results. It feels fabulous when you put it on, like the other reviewers, it doesn't accentuate dry or flaky skin (which I'm prone to during the winter). Although its expensive, I will definitely repurchase this powder as I think it's value for money (lasts ages and I know I will use it all). One minor disadvantage, you do need to re-apply in the afternoon, but I've yet to find a powder that you dont have to re-apply.