Absolute holy grail! I've been looking for a good oil-control solution (I have very oily skin) for a long time and this is it. I love it. I'm very fair, so I use the light one (I thought it would be way too light, but it isn't), and it's absolutely beautiful on my skin. I use it every time I apply concealer/foundation - whether I use my studio tech or tinted moisturizer - and it keeps the shine away for hours (which for me is a big deal).
My only complaint about the product is that I can't seem to reapply it after I start to get shiny again - it ends up looking a little bit caked. (At that point, I just use some blotting papers.) Luckily with this product I don't seem to get shiny again for at least a few hours, regardless of the conditions. However, you'll want to toss the puff and get a nice big fluffy brush. It makes application much easier (more control), and it seems to save on how much powder I use (plus it's more sanitary that way).
I will definitely buy this one again and again.
HG!!!! I bought medium for my NC 25-30 skin. This works wonders!!! Does not clog pores, I've been using it for months and months now. I can't even feel it after I put it on. Makes my skin matte! Love it!!!
I usually use Bare Escentual's powder on my face, but it's too cumbersome to bring to work and use on my face during the day when I get oily. I was a huge MAC fan before, and I still like MAC make-up so I got this to keep in my purse to handle my mid-oily situation. I love this and it works great! It also lasts a very long time. I would definately repurchase when I'm all out of it.
Can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet! A great staple - I've tried most pressed powders, and this one is fabulous for keeping in your bag. I agree - it's NOT for wearing alone. But it's great for touch ups during the day. A quick swipe, and it takes the shine away without smudging my foundations... also nice to tone done too much blush :)
My gripe with it is the cheap puff they give you... toss it, and bring your own brush, or switch to a sponge puff - both work much better than that horrid puff that comes with it!
For color reference, I'm a NC35/C4 and use the Medium Dark. (Dark is way too dark on me). continued >>
This is a staple in my makeup collection.Nothing else keeps shine at bay like Mac blot does.Also no caking!My only complaint?The price.I'll keep buying it though.
I am very impressed with this powder. I usually wear loose powder but was attracted to this by the minimal ingredients list. I got it in Light as I am PPP. I use it to matte down my face because I wear shiny sunscreen and it works very well. Update: Medium is more of a match for my skin (NC15).
Best powder I've ever used and tried, by far....
I guess I expected too much. This didn't bowl me over like I imagined it would. It absorbs oil but doesn't provide much cover. Maybe it's not supposed to...? What works much better for me is Seban, an OTC clear liquid that suppresses oil production, recommended by my dermatologist. It took a long time to find it, but it works very well. That, coupled with Clean & Clear sheets take care of my excess facial oil.
This is the best shine-control powder I've ever used. Usually I'm shiny again by 10 or 11 am (I put on makeup at 7) but this stuff lasts long after lunch. I use the loose powder and apply it with a big fluffy brush in the morning and I'm set.
I marked the packaging quality at 2 because when I was putting the lid on the first time I used it (screw-on lid) I guess the grooves didn't line up and the lid cracked. A big piece just fell off!
Other than that I love it. It's the only powder I buy now.
This is the only powder that has ever worked for me. I just use a big fluffy brush and dust the powder over my t-zone and my makeup is set for the day. I love it and would definitley buy it again.