UGH. I really wish that I'd seen the reviews here before I bought this stuff. It's terrible! Aside from the fact that it's quite glittery (although it doesn't look that way in the package), it's SO chalky. Though I'm very pale to begin with, it's far too white. Even with a very sparing application (just a few dashes with a large, fluffy brush), it looks I've been dusted down with talcum powder. And, like I said, there's the issue of glitter. Visible bits of shimmer on my face = bad! It went into the bin this morning, and I suppose I should be glad that I'm only out $9 instead of $13 thanks to Duane Reade's new, more generous loyalty program.
I bought this before I read the reviews and regret it. It's not translucent, but white and glittery. Having a fair complexion the last this I want is to looker even paler. I tried to wear it only under the eyes as a illuminator to diffuse fine lines, but it made my concealer look cakey and gross. The worst pressed powder I have ever used. Plus the packaging is a train wreck.
I bought the translucent powder and the ivory foundation. I like them both very much. I have good skin for a "seasoned" woman, and I dont have the complaints that others have had. As far as looking like a ghost, the lightest shade is probably best for those who have very fair skin, which I do. I was very pleased
Really messy. I've only used this once but I don't plan to ever bother with it again. It has a really powdery looking finish.
This powder was just ok, I did not have the same problems other women were having of it being too pale and not all that translucent, this could be for a few reasons:
1. I am pale enough as it is, so there is no way really to make me paler without using stark white makeup.
2. I applied it very lightly with a fluffy powder brush from EcoTools, so I put on a very sheer application, I did not use the brush it came with.
It works well as a finisher after the photo ready foundation. The only gripe I really have about the packaging is that I was expecting there to be a puff (not likely I was going to use it but sometimes I like puffs for portable applications) in the other half of the compact. When I saw that it was this useless little brush thing, theoretically the packaging could have been half the size it was and it could cost less. The packaging was no unique, but not practical for on the go. For me this was inexpensive because at the CVS I bought it from they were having a "buy one get one free of all revlon foundation powder and/or concealer" so I got this free with my foundation. For what I paid for the foundation, ($14) this was not a terrible free gift. I would not repurchase it because there are some powders i like better.
I looked like a GHOST after finishing my liquid foundation with this stuff. Usually I can make a product work, but I COULD NOT make this work at all. I returned it after a few uses. Also makes your face really shiny, not shiny in a oily way but shiny like a glowy not attractive way. Not cute AT ALL. Maybe this will work out for those women who are more fair because this is not translucent on me. Usually Revlon has really good products, but this just didn't work.
I think we should all donate any used product to our local funeral parlors. This stuff makes you look like a corpse.
I bought the translucent powder because it came with a free blush. I didn't like the powder because it made my skin look chalky-white. So, I bought it again in Fair/Light. That wasn't any better. It just isn't a good powder. Having spent too much money on this product already, I would not consider buying it again. I agree, also, that the brush is terrible. If you do try to use it, the bristles of the brush fall off and stick to your face. The compact is much too large, as well.
I bought this w/the foundation @ Target. I don't hate this powder, but for me it's just a bit grainy and adds to the 'shimmer' when combined w/the photoready foundation. I should state here that I have an oily t-zone so I usually have the 'dewy' look anyway. This IMO just added to the shimmer and thus made me look glossy. Not what I want my face to look like daily...if I was at a photo shoot maybe. It's not bad, just needs a bit more refinement.
I have to say that I really don't like this much for myself for a couple reasons 1. It feels very gritty to me. 2. My skin is far too deep medium for the translucent finisher color, I really should of gone with one of the tinted ones (that is my fault, that doesn't count against the product itself). 3. I have to apply it tomorrow and have a look in the direct sun but I applied it today and went about my errands. I saw my face in the direct sunlight and I had Major Glittah on mah face.
I'm so not a Glitter or even shimmer gal. It looks lovely on my three daughters but at my age and with fine lines--I really need matte.
EDIT TO ADD: I had to come back and add lippies to this review. I will probably buy this again because I am using it only on my eye area. Lids and under as well before applying eye shadow (I don't use concealer under--I never have needed too---bless my Mom's heart I kiss her everytime I see her and thank her for my undereye area! LOL). Using this diffuses all those fine lines I have (I'm 48) and lightens and brightens my eye area to the point where it takes years off my eyes. HELLO---I love you photostay powder :-D