I picked this up to see how it would compare to the Maybelline Dream Matte (my HG) since I was hitting pan on it. I am NC30-ish and picked up 04 Light Tan.
I was extremely excited to see if perhaps this could beat my HG out... until I opened it and the smell was revealed. I am very sensitive to the smell of my make up so I was NOT pleased with this one. I'm not sure how to explain it but it smells like... cheap public bathroom soap, cheap lipstick, and grandma. :( So, if you're not fond of 'smells' just keep that in mind.
The product is more powdery than it looks. I can't really swirl my brush in it, as product flies everywhere when I do so and it gets quite messy. So, I have to use a stippling motion to get the product if I want to keep it neat.
The packaging for this product is not so bad though. It comes with a mirror and sponge and it feels sturdy.
What I do like about this product is the matte clean finish it gives your skin. For me, it is pretty light coverage but great for everyday. If only there wasn't such a horrible smell to it and the product wasn't so loose, I really think this product could've been another IT for me. However, if those two things do not bother you, it'll work out great.
I really have enjoyed this product. Its gives a nice finish and help absorb oil. Its my new favorite powder!!
I picked this up at walmart after finding that my maybelline dream matte face powder was all sold out. I was skeptical at first because I have never used any of Milani's products, but the price was about 5.95 almost 6 dollars so it didn't hurt to try. I'm glad to say I am very pleased with my purchase. Although the powder doesn't totally keep my oily skin matte all day, it has good coverage. I think I am also really happy because I have finally found a shade that matches me! I got Light Tan and it does not have any pink tones at all. I now look forward to using this powder compared to my maybelline dream matte powder since it doesn't leave me to pale & dead looking.
Because this has buildable coverage, I put it in the powder foundation category. For those with good skin, you only need a powder and maybe some concealer. If you want a full face of makeup use this over your regular foundation. It's not cakey.