Almay • TLC Truly Lasting Color Pressed Powder • Pressed Powders
|Would buy this product again.||73%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
OMG I absolutely love this pressed powder works so well with my acne prone skin and hides all my redness perfectly and brightens my face I love it sooooooo much it's incredible hands down trust me but its a shame They discontinued it very disappointed still looking for a product as good as this one !!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a very light powder. It barely covers any redness or anything on your face. I would only really use this as a finishing powder. It is noncomedegenic though (doesn't clog pores), which is a plus for us gals with acne prone skin. Overall, it thought this product was okay. It matched my skin tone pretty well but it was expensive for a drug store product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I ended up buying this in a shade too light, but the next shade darker came off as too dark for my skin. Since I quit smoking my super fair skin has gained some substantial glow and now light powders make me look sick.
I use Almay clear complexion, and TLC said their light would blend perfectly if you used shade "buff" 200. It was way way too light for me. The powder itself was okay. I could see it looking a bit cakey if too much was applied. I didn't hate the powder, or love the powder. Seemed to me just a simple face powder. I did not see it lasting as long as the packaged claimed. Did leave a nice finish on the matte side.
The applicator it came with was a joke and I remove a lippie for that because for something on the go, it needs a good applicator. Plus it's not cheap either. There's no excuse the product should have such a sub-par application pad.
The mirror that came with the compact was nice and large though.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is a recent discovery for me, but I fear I may have discovered it too late because I hit pan on it and went to buy a new one today and Walgreens doesn't carry it!
A friend of mine really liked this powder. She's a minimalist when it comes to makeup and she said she likes it because she can get good coverage using this alone. I still need a little under eye concealer, but I agree, it does function like a light to medium coverage powder foundation, granted, my skin is usually pretty clear and I don't need much coverage. And I really like how nice it makes my skin look - it really hides my pores and help even out my red patches without being too heavy or obvious.
As for wear, my skin has been really oily lately (new BC) son I do need to blot midday, so it falls short on its claim of 16hour wear by a lot, but almost nothing can last on me that long anyways.
Also, I hate the puff and always apply with a kabuki. A few times using the included puff and it got nasty and just cakes the powder on and looks terrible.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Blond, Kinky Eyes: Blue
ok ill cut to the chase, im normal skin with a very oily t zone, particularly my nose...my nose is a oil stick. best powder ive ever tried is MAC select powder. it has great coverage and great oil control and great staying powder, but it clogged my pores and made me break out so yeah had to chuck it. so basically im comparing this to that.
This almay tlc powders coverage is pretty good. I wear it over bare skin and it basically covers everything (i dont have acne, just redness), For extra coverage id recommend wearing it over tinted moisturizer or bb cream.
The staying powder is pretty good. But you will need to blot your oilies and maybe re-applly over those areas every so often. (every 3 or so hours)
the oil control is really poor. ill say that. It just doesn't combat oil production and it looks "wet" when you get really oily .HOWEVER, once you blot the product remains in place still..which i suppose is good.
Its $25 australian from priceline and i reccomend applying with powder brush. Or purchasing a good sponge from MAC. The sponge that comes with this product is a joke.
Overall this product is ok. i gave it a 3 out of 5. I will continue to re-purchase until something better comes along.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I only put 3 lippies because I am sure there are other high brand truly TRULY lasting foundation out there which is much more expensive. However, it did what it said it would do, which is, it lasted for significant amount of time on my face. That said, I didn't buy it for the oil absorbing qualities, which apparently is not good. I will most likely buy this product again simply because it does last unlike so SO MANY other pressed powder foundations out there.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I don't typically like Almay products, but this is probably my favorite Almay product I've tried. It's decent enough, and that's the problem: it's just decent. Not great, not outstanding, just meh. It's powder. If you need powder I'd recommend a higher quality one that has longer lasting power and controls oiliness better.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
i use this over the matching liquid foundation from almay. it sets wonderfully and lasts all day, concealing my oiliness and imperfections. Another win for Almay! lid is cheap and breaks easy though
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This stuff is ok. I took a lippie off because I don't find that it has very good oil control, nor is it truly long-lasting. I was going to say, for a cheaper drugstore powder, it's not bad. But really, it wasn't terribly cheap. I liked the color and the finish, purchased med/light and it's a nice match. I just found that I got shiny rather quickly and it didn't do a very good job at controlling my t-zone. When I tried to layer it more so that it would have more staying power, I looked sickly, and ghostly. I will stick to my Merle Norman ultra powder foundation to set my liquid makeup, as it keeps the oilies away and I don't look like Rudolph mid-day.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I REALLY like this powder. So much so, I ditched my previous Ulta and Physician's Formula mineral powders, and I'm on my 3rd one! :-) It goes on nicely with a foundation brush, covers well w/o looking cakely, doesn't break me out, doesn't settle into lines, and it lasts and lasts. It contains good-for-your-skin ingredients (aloe, chamomile, green tea), and an SPF12 sunscreen. RE: the packaging - I would not use the sponge to apply it. Best applied with a brush.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
so far i am liking this powder...i am converting from using mineral make up for about 5 plus years cuz of break outs i attributed to diet stress and hormones because of my age i FINALLY realized it was the mineral make up !!!! duh! so ive been searching for a concealer powder duo that looks and feels as close to the natural dewy look of mineral makeup...this is the powder i am liking because it is lighweight feeling and the color is not orangy or does not oxidize thru out the day...it can look powdery if u try and gob and buff it on like i used to do with mm...i dab a little maybelline fit me comcealer 20 under my eyes and on cheeks and lightly sweep this lt/med color on...really nice smooth natgural finish...i do recomend a highlight powder or somthing as it can look matte/flat compared to mm as all powders do...ill update if i break out! i have lt/med aisan skin
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've used this powder for about a week now and I love it. i was previously using L'Oreal's infallible powder makeup but it doesn't last as long as this. I was actually looking for a powder foundation but i saw this on sale so i thought i'd give it a try. I apply with a brush and it lasts for a reasonable time given i have combination skin. this doesn't make my skin oily but my tzone would get a little shiny after 3-4 hours and i'm ok with that. i normally just used oil blotting paper for the shiniess. with this i only touch up about 2-3 times aday. i would definitely purchase again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I don't get all the hate; this product is worth so much more than its $12.79 price tag. Let's just say, after just 3 days of using this, I have thrown out my other pressed powders. Even if the price tag is raised to $20, although I hope that will never happen, I will still repurchase. That is how dependent I am on this product now. Just the thought of its discontinuation makes me feel nervous!
Yes, the finish is powdery, but this is only at first! After 30 minutes to 1 hour, your skin is going to look so naturally beautiful and it lasts all day without having to touch up, unless you have an oily nose, but even then, it doesn't look bad! Yes, the coverage is as good as a powder foundation, even when you apply with a brush instead of a puff or sponge.
I have sensitive skin, and always react badly immediately to many products, but if anything, this powder has been helping healing my skin because I'm not pestering it with any other powder. I love Almay TLC pressed powder and will always repurchase!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This powder comes in second after Revlon colorstay. The reason why it's because I get a better color match with Revlon. I do love this powder but the packaging is a bit bulkier because I don't use the sponge ( i use a brush for tough ups)and it has a separate compartment for the sponge which does nothing in my case. I feel that Revlon colorstay have more staying power than this because it applies thinner I think.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I use this in medium. Used to use the line smoothing powder but switched to this. I use Almay smart shade concealer in light/medium- dab it on blemishes, marks etc. then take a small eyeshadow brush and put this powder on top to set the concealer. Then I dust this all over my whole face and blend into my neck. It really looks like I have no make up on. And believe it or not I can also go swimming and it stays on. I really love the Almay line. I used to use the moisturizer for dry skin too but they discontinued. Hope they dont discontinue these products. Took me YEARS to find what wouldnt break me out badly.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I really like this product!! I dont wear a lot of make up or i dont wear any and this powder makes it feel like i have nothing on, which i love. I dont like looking or feeling like you have a pound of make up caked on your face, and with this powder you just get a fresh pretty look, a natural one. I am sure though you could just keep putting it on until you got your desired look... AND it actually does stay on, i havent needed to reapply it like other powders i have used, which i love! I will def repurchase!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I moved last fall and it seems every time I go to a new climate, my face freaks out. I had to go back to basics to get my face back in line and so I wanted a super gentle and light power that wouldn't even out my skin without clogging pores and adding to the mess. I decided to give this a go, and I was happily surprised. The sponge it comes with leaves something to be desired and the package is a little awkward, but for the price I can live with it. The only con is if you have any flakes or dry skin, this will emphasize it, so I have to ensure I am always smooth and moisturized before putting this on. It actually has decent lasting power and I rarely touch up. For a light powder, does a great job of evening out skin tone and covering up pesky spots. Would definitely repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This is the first Almay powder I've tried. I bought it basically because I need a pressed powder to even out redness and post-acne marks, and some reviewers said this was like a powder foundation. I need my makeup to last long, because I can't always touch up at work (my purse is locked up, and although I have the keys I don't normally take lunch breaks to touch up anyway). When I read this claims it will last 16 hours, I figured it was worth a shot. I got it at Walmart for around $10 with a $1 coupon. Not too shabby. I've been using it alone the past couple days with my new Ecotools kabuki, which, by the way, is the best thing that's ever happened to my makeup collection. It's an OK powder, pretty similar to Dream Matte, which I was using beforehand. It's not as fine, but still blends well and covers a lot. Light was a perfect color match, but if you're super pale like I am normally (I have a slight tan right now) I could imagine this being a little too dark. The finish is kind of matte, but I've been noticing that some spots will look slightly dewey/shiney (think L'Oreal Bare Natural). I don't like that at all. The only thing that really disappointed me, though, was the lack of staying power. For a pressed powder that's supposed to last 16 hours, this wasn't even close. I worked a 9 1/2 hour shift, and this powder made it about halfway before it started to fade. That's fine though, I can deal with that. It still looked acceptable after I came home, but I definitely didn't have it on 16 hours. The staying power of this is just OK. Nothing exceptional. This is a decent powder, but really, Dream Matte worked just as well for $4/$5 less.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Ugh. Talk about looking like you're wearing makeup. This made me look like I had a veil covering my face. It highlighted my pimples, and the little blonde hairs along my jawline that all women have.
I used this in combination with the TLC foundation and it was terrible. It made my acne-prone, sensitive/dry skin look flaky and unnatural. And the applicator was cheap and too easy to overapply with.
Returned to the store. Will not buy again.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Great stuff! After loving the Liquid TLC I wanted a powder for the summer months to throw in my bag when needed a touch up or blot powder. The puff that came in it is garbage, fyi, but that's no big deal, i apply it with the mac 134 anyways, but i love it. i use it in medium and it's a more neutral (less pink toned) than MAC's MSFN in Medium plus, with about the same amount of coverage, but doesn't break you out. The finish it a natural matte, which can be "too matte" if you have dry skin, so it's nothing that FIX+ can solve. The compact is really cute, actually, and has a mirror, which MSFN can't say;)