I can't believe the awful reviews on this product either! As a setting powder, or for spot coverage, you cannot get any better than this...unless, you know, you consider MAC studio fix or something. I've used this for YEARS and it covers up virtually ANY blemish and doesn't come off. Stays on, stays matte, covers anything. It's great for blending. I have often used it over liquid foundation/under blush and bronzer to set the foundation and provide a little bit more coverage over lighter coverage foundations. Works like a charm. My only gripe is the packaging. The stuff pretty much ALWAYS shatters after I've gotten about halfway through the powder, and it also goes very quickly.
I wish there was a "maybe" for if id buy this again. I have a hard time getting powder because im really pale and nothing is ever light enough. I bought this in w1 and its a great much...this is a pretty average drugstore powder though. Decent coverage..not really drying or irritating to the skin....but its pretty expensive for being mainly just colored corn starch.. I bought this for $10 at my local drugstore when personally I think it should only cost around $5....so I *probably* wont buy this again but it depends on what else I can find.
This i by far my favorite pressed powder. I started using this in high school before my skin got really bad i needed full coverage foundation and i always end up going back to it, i do suggest putting your concealer on top after the powder has settled or else it will cake up. over all if i had perfect skin i would use this everyday but i dont so it is great for trips to the grocery store lol
I have really pale skin and any nontranslucent powder is likely to fail. This didn't just fail, it was one of the worst pressed powders I've tried. The colour match was perfect, but it gave me that caked on, dry powdery goth look. It stuck to every hair and flake of dry skin. It looked unnatural and powdery even with a setting spray. Even with light, brushed on coverage, it didn't stay evenly distributed. It settled into the corners at the side of my nose, and in the fine hairs around my eyebrows. Horrible.
I really like this foundation. I buy it in the lightest shade as it comes out darker in colour once it has been applied.
Suits my combo. skin, is not heavy or cakey looking and lasts longer than any other foundation I have tried. (And I have tried ALOT!)
Feels light and has'nt broke me out like so many other brands have. Controls shine pretty well also.
Ever since revlon discontinued their colour stay min. powder. (I don't like the new aqua one) I have tried: Loreal infailable powder, Revlon pressed powders, Natio, Covergirl, Rimmel, Australis (broke me out sooo.. bad!!) and maybeline.
None of them worked for me so I now have a make-up bag full of powders I wont use.
I have to say loreal truematch is the one for me.
I use the colour rose ivory (C1) and I love it! I find it difficult to get make up to suit my pale but very pink undertones and this matches perfectly. I find it highly blendable and only takes a minute or two to apply. It doesn't leave a fake finish. I use powder because I have oily skin that is very shiny, this makes my face nice and matt for about 5-6 hours before I touch up.
The only reason I wouldn't purchase this again was either because I found something cheaper or because I found something with even better coverage with the same colour qualities.
Edit: I have taken off a lippie because since i've started using a mattifying lotion I have noticed the powder/flour effect that others have noted. So really this powder is good for oil but the coverage is pretty light and is really only a pigmented finishing powder.
This powder is good for concealing hard-to-cover blemishes. After a dab of concealer, I tap this conealer onto the blemish and it helps to hide it and also prolong the wear of the concealer. As an all over setting powder, i find this too heavy and too pigmented, but it's perfect for covering up a troublesome spot.
For a pressed powder, I think this is pretty good. I bought it quite a while ago but never got around to using it because of my bad experiences with pressed powder. Well, when I finally got around to trying it, I applied it with a big powder brush like many here have advised, and I was pretty impressed with the results. The powder goes on smooth, even and blended perfectly. My skin feels very smooth after application and even after several hours, it looked pretty good. My only qualm about this product is that it cakes a teeny wee bit, but it could be because I have dry skin. In my opinion the results I got from this powder with a brush application is just a step down from the result I normally get from my Clarins translucent powder. The price is pretty good too.
I have oily skin and this is crap. I was greasy in just a couple of hours and it oxidizes orange. The color match was good but stay away from this if you have oily skin cause it won't do anything for you.
I didn't like at all.
does not last on me, turned orange.. super cakey..