I just finished my first full powder of this in # 210 & really loved it! I was impressed it lasted me all through winter & despite my dry skin during the season I did not have to switch powder so that says a lot for me. I cannot speak to the tune of how well it sets liquid foundation as I have never wore foundation, but it creates a fresh matte look on my face so it works for me at a thrifty price even! It does have a bit of sparkle to it in the light, despite this I do not feel it is overly sparkly for my age, which most sparkly powders/bronzers are a bit much in my corporate world this is just a tiny bit. I will have to repurchase! continued >>
This powder has a smooth, silky texture. It looks natural and beautiful on my very fair, dry skin. It doesn't make my pores look worse the way some other powders do. It seems to vanish into skin while leaving it shine-free. The lightest colors work wonderfully to set my foundation and hide flaws without adding color. The price and packaging are great. I simply love it!
I have dry sensitive freckled skin. Hate cakey fake looking make up. This got a good review on Beautepedia so I bought it with the foundation.
Unlike it's matching foundation (see review) this is a lovely light powder in a cute box. It's cheap but does'nt look or feel cheap.
I apply it with a synthetic brush. It really does set my foundation without looking cakey.
I have it in 210 and 220 and experiment with different foundations. There doesn't seem to be much of a colour difference. In other words the finish is translucent.
Will buy again.
I'm also not impressed by the pressed powder. It seems very thin with little color deposit and doesn;t particularly set the unsettable foundation either. I do like it better than the base, but not as much as the concealers. The packaging to the pressed powder looks the nicest of any of the other products having a Nars look about it. It will do in a pinch for a shiny nose though it doesn't keep things very matte for very long either. It's good enough to powder over lips before a lipstick application, but by itself offers very little coverage to even most anything out. It doesn't wear very well or long either, disappearing quite quickly. It's really a shame as the colors are quite nice: there is always a warmer shade and a cooler shade to choose from. The same goes for the foundation and concealers which I did mention in the concealer review, but not the foudation review. The foundation was not even worth this explanation in the first place. The way it is all color categorized is done well, kind of reminding me of L'Oreal's True Match line , but to a far lesser extent. I will also state the pricepoint is dirt cheap which I also did not mention in my reviews here of the seperate "Fit Me" line and it's lineup of make-up staples. I'd rate the concealer as my favorite (which I recommended) folowed by the pressed powder, then the foundation and blush in this declining order. Not Recommended.
I bought this powder because I needed to save some money at the time, and it's pretty good! There is some fine shimmer in it, but I don't find it to be over the top at all. As far as how heavy it applies: I apply this using my Everyday Minerals short-handled kabuki and it's goes on pretty lightly. But I find that to be a good thing, as I no longer have the super oily skin I used to have in my teens and early 20's. Overall, it sets my makeup, doesn't cake easily, doesn't change color, and it's reasonably priced. My only slight complaint is the packaging. I don't use that puff they give you, so I don't need that bottom compartment of the compact. To me, it's just bulky packaging for no good reason.
I usually am a Mac blot fan as I dont find heavy powders do anything to flatter your skin. This is probably better than blot for the money... It doesnt really deposit much just absorb beautifully, If you are looking for a heavy duty cake on powder...this is not the one for you. Absolutely love it.
When I matched the shade with the foundation, it was too light. I bumped up from 120 to 130 and it fits really well. It's cheap but if you wear it everyday it won't last you long, about three months. It does match my skin and evens it out pretty consistently though.
I have combination skin,and for me this is a very decent budget friendly powder. I also like the fit me foundation,and love the overall glow these products give! I love the fact that I can powder my face,and still have a glowy,dewy look. It is nice and sheer and light,but still sets my foundation nicely. Great value product,nice packaging too.
I also have both foundation and powder in 110 and powder does look 2 shades darker :/ not good when youre as pale as me! Goes on well, i like it and it does the job but i do wish it would match the corresponding color
I have to say, I have such OCD when it comes to foundation and powder. I HAVE to buy the powder that matches a foundation. It usually doesn't work out the way I think it should. This was no exception. It's not a bad powder. It is a light sheer powder and is good for setting foundation and I love the packaging. I think for how much you pay you should get more product. My main problem with this is that the color of the powder is very noticeably darker than the matching foundation. I have both in 110 and the foundation is pretty fair and the powder looks like it belongs to a foundation 2 shades darker. I think the 115 powder would have been a better match. My little sister will be inheriting this one.