Love, love, love this powder! You can wear over foundation, alone, or just dust on with a brush. It stays on me all day long and takes care of any oil problems I have! I apply it with the Merle Norman sponges instead of the pad it comes with and the coverage is so even. It has a wide selection of colors and will last you a long time!
I bought this based on all the great reviews but I was pretty dissapointed. The case first of all is just awful. It looks horrible on my bathroom counter, and needless to say its too big to take anywhere. It's so ugly...who is designing their packaging?! As for the powder itself, it's just ok.
I give this 3 lippies because it's not a horrible product. But I can find a powder that holds up the same and same color selection elsewhere for cheaper, like Origins or even Maybelline. I didn't find anything special about it or would make me rush back to pay $30-$40 for powder! Not worth it.
This powder I do not think is anything extraordinary it seems like it should be a drug store cheapo brand, it was 25.00 for 11g. At first it is perfect looking no pores and no fine lines, that only last for maybe a half and hour, I have worn this over the lasting foundation and alone, it is in ultra fair so is way to light for me to wear alone make me look like a ghost. I know the combination is horrible together, I have not tested to see how well this would work over a different foundation. But at this time Cover Girl, Max Factor, Clarins, and Chanel Powders are way better. Gave it two lippies for the original wow this looks perfect, may work great for a touch up before pictures.
This product is a very good dual purpose powder. It can be worn as a foundation for those who tend to have really good skin, oily, or younger skin. Or it can be used over other foundations for more coverage. I use it as a finishing/touch-up powder. The packaging is huge, imo.
Do not use this over the Luxiva Lasting Foundation. It will not work properly. The lasting foundation barely needs any powder at all as it is a hyper-matte finish. Use it by itself or over another, non-matte foundation.
Absolutly amazing product! This is the best foundation I've ever used! I have pretty nice skin (thanks mom and dad) so I don't need alot of coverage and this provides the perfect amount! I also love that its creamy and not drying like other powder foundations! I will continue to buy this for sure! My one complaint is the packaging but I'm not really picky about that stuff so who cares? I love this product!
I love this powder/foundation. I never wore any kind of makeup on my face besides blush and mascara. However, after reading all the great reviews about this product (especially about keeping oily skin in check and clearing up skin), I had to try it. And I'm glad I did. I like the way it makes my skin look. Even, clear, and not oily. Would definately buy again.
Overall this is a great foundation. Usually use Jane Iredale, but the cost of that is a bit steep for my everyday foundation. This covers well, and keeps the greasy forehead at bay. The fragrance is a bit much, but = do get used to it. Will repurchase.
I'm in the minority. I did NOT like this stuff. I'm sure for the right skin, it's a dream. I tried it alone, and slightly dusted on top of MN's Luxiva Lasting Foundation. It is so powdery that I decided to return it. I hate a "made up" powdery foundation face. Guess it's the talc, which I believe was the 1st or 2nd ingredient. Not for me. I will not repurchase.
Been buying this product for over 10 years and will continue. Tried a few different powder foundations over the years, trying to save a couple of dollars or just see what else is out there but I always come back to this. It's the only powder foundation that feels great on my skin but keeps my face looking natural while controlling oil. You get a lot of product for your money and I like the elegant packaging. My face stays looking fresh and I sometimes just add more before I go out at night and it looks good again.
This product is amazing. when i first got it i was afraid that the 'ultra ivory' was going to be too dark/pink for my fairly light complexion with yellow/olive undertones, but once i put it on my face it disappeared. at first it looked a little chalky, but after about 15 minutes it just melted into my skin, creating the most flawless looking coverage. it lasts almost all day, and does help to control oil on my oily forehead. this is by far the best powder foundation i have ever used, and it does not seem to aggravate my acne at all. :-)HG.