i like this alot. my face didn't get nearly as shiny as it normally does during the course of the day. i notice the package is small and only about half full, but it will probably last me a while. it's a little pricey but a good buy. *edit* hg powder for me. this really helps me stay matte for hours. best i've used thus far, will continue to buy.
although i selected yes for "would you buy this product again" i do not plan on repurchasing. i really like this powder. it does provide a beautiful, uniform, matte finish and 12 is a great color match for me.
HOWEVER, it honestly is no better than the translucent new york color loose powder that i was using prior to this. and that stuff is $3! while price is not really an issue for me if i love something, if i can get the exact same quality of product for twenty bucks less, im all over it.
somewhat expensive for loose powder, but I liked that it didnt contain bismuth which always makes me look so shiny. I love the containter, its nice and wide which makes it easy to use with a powder brush and not super tiny like some jars. I use shade #12 translucent. Probably would repurchase
I am Asian, NC20 SFF, C3 MAC F&B, NC25 in other MAC foundations. I wear #18 in this. It is yellow-toned, but too peachy and not enough olive. It's also too dark - I should know better than to buy a powder that matches my foundation. Getting powders a shade or 2 lighter work better due to oxidisation.
The powder comes in a large screw-top canister with sifter holes. Lasts ages. Very good for oily to super oily skin, and it always looks natural and not cakey. It's also very finely milled. I just wish that this powder (and the MUFE line in general) came in a wider variety of skintones. I find most, if not all their foundation and powder shades, to be too peachy or pink.
Prices are typical for MUFE - more expensive than MAC, closer to BB type prices.
If I ever get round to finishing this pot of powder, I'll repurchase, but I'll go with Translucent or something.
EDIT (24/7/09): Repurchased this in Sand #14. I was using the #18 all along, but apparently it's been discontinued. 18 was very yellow-toned, while 14 is slightly peachier. I love this so much more than T LeClerc Banane which I find is terrible at matte-ing and you have to use a lot on your face.
So far, so good! This has been the best powder for controlling oil and staying put for a long period of time. I usually stay in an office all day so i don't how well it holds outdoors. But yeah, I only blotted once and reapplied once around 2:30pm. So much better than M.A.C that dries out my skin and prescriptives did not match my skin, mary kay i had to constantly reapply and blot every hour! I just wish they had more tones for darker ppl, because this shade is a little dark but its the only one for black people. Oh well, ill still use it until they increase the color selection, that why i gave it 4 stars
This works wonderfully for controlling oiliness. I use Bare Minerals foundation and always used the Mineral Veil, but I didn't feel like that was doing enough to control the shine. This leaves a nice matte finish without being too overdrying. The only negative is the packaging. Too much powder comes out and just sits on top, but I think this is a pretty universal problem with loose powders. I never even bothered with the puff that comes with it, instead I use the flawless face brush from Bare Minerals. I wish they made a little travel-sized version!
This is AWESOME! It is finely milled, feels so nice going on, doesn't look pasty or chalky (and I'm using Translucent on my NC30 skin), and mattifies while managing also to give my skin a healthy look. I am also extremely grateful for the fact that it doesn't break me out! I have oily-combo reactive skin which is temperamental, so I have to scrutinize ingredients...but this is heaven!
I have noticed that this mattifies longer than Clinique. With Clinique, I am shiny after an hour, but with MUFE, I can go 3-4 hours before touching my pressed powder. That's pretty darned good for me...
I love this MUFE powder more than Clinique and Everyday Minerals and think it may be the most perfect loose powder ever...if this keeps going I'm going to have to stockpile it so I never run out...LOVE LOVE LOVE!
The only thing I don't love is the packaging...It gets sooo messy if I transport it. And forget about keeping the puff inside the container! It becomes a dusty mess if I do that, so I just keep it separate. But I do love the softness of the puff they include.
This is HG material for me...
When combined with Clinique's Pore Minimizing T Zone shine control primer and MUFE's Mat Velvet Foundation, this is the ONLY combination I've EVER used that has kept my super oily skin at bay for at least 5 hours. Truly matte powder. This is my 2nd favorite loose powder, only after the new MUFE HD Loose Powder, which is absolutely remarkable. It doesn't have the extreme mattifying quality as this, but will give you a very long lasting matte finish with an added benefit- a completely UNREAL soft focus finish. It's almost like a soft blur on your skin. It's incredible, and there is nothing else like it. But this product definitely does what it says. It will make you MATTE all day!
I LOVE this powder. Ever since I started wearing it my friends have been saying..Your makeup looks great! I use the transulcent powder over MAC studio fix liquid NW20. It makes my skin look so smooooth. If you are looking for a matte powder that stays matte all day, this isn't the one. I still have to touch up about every 3 hours or my t-zone gets oily. I absolutely love the look when applied though. I am not in love with the Makeup Forever foundation..It is too heavy, but I am staying with this powder. Only drawback is the price. I use it sparingly so it lasts...
So far so good! I wanted to give this a try instead of MAC Select Sheer powder because you get way more for the price (MAC select sheer is $20 for 8 grams and Makeup Forever Super Matte is $24 for 28 grams!) I picked this up at a make-up supply shop in Hollywood called Frends Beauty Supply. The SA at the counter gave me shade #54, which isn't sold at Sephora. Its a little dark, but thank god its loose powder so its forgivable. The product itself is a true powder, very finely milled. I find MAC powder to be a bit chunky compared to this. And it does a FANTASTIC job at mattifying my skin! I'm very oily, and this, combined with their mattifying cream, has keeps me the least oily than any other products I have tried. I still have to use blotting papers but now it takes about 5 hours before I have to do that.
The only bad aspect to this product is the packaging. Something about this jar is kinda messy, and the clear piece on the middle of the lid pops off! How do make-up artists carry this in their kit with all the risks of it spilling? However despite all that, its a great product and I will continue to buy it in the future.