Dolce & Gabbana • Perfect Finish Powder Foundation • Powder
|Would buy this product again.||71%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
Looks natural with buildable coverage. I am a mac NC 20, the color 70 natural works for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
One of the best powder foundations I've used. It comes in a variety of colors, so it's easy to find a match. I use the color "soft" - as a reference I am a C2 in MAC studio fix, 04 in Giorgio Armani powder foundation, and bisque in Tom Ford's foundation stick. I find that the dolce powder foundation provides buildable coverage. I like to having full coverage with a matte foundation, and this will do that. If you want something very sheer, this will do that too. I have combination skin, and this lasts a full 5-6 hours before I need to use any blotting paper in my t-zone area. I use it with moisturizer and primer under, and find that helps it best stay put. I've used it dry, however, I find it works best when used wet. I use it with a large kobuki brush with a spritz of Evian's mineral water spray. I find it takes about 30 minutes or so to completely dissolve into my skin (vs. GA powder foundation which sinks in immediately) - but once it sinks in it looks flawless. I have and will continue to purchase this again and again!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Does this D&G powder foundation smell like sweat? Or is it just me? I asked my hubby to smell and he goes, "it's not something I would like to smell." Not only you want to get a good canvas from a good foundation, you would like to smell nothing or smell good. Please users of this foundation confirm I am not crazy if I smell an odor putting the foundation on. (I purchased this in person from a nearby Saks Fifth Avenue. So supposedly the product isn't expired?)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
this is probably the best foundation I've tried,I got it in #50, which is the lightest shade with pink undertone.first demand I have for compacts:not drying.and DG is anything but drying.it takes away all the oily sheen on my face and leaves a refreshed complexion, like I just cleaned my face in the morning--the natural glow of fine skin,not matte,not pearly glow.and no trace of powder can be found(when I am using DG, my boyfriend can't tell I am wearing makeup)
but the miracle only lasts 6 hours,so remember to touch up.
the packaging is luxurious,gives you the delusion that it's worth every penny, the golden metal case may be a little too heavy in the purse,so I usually don't take it with me ,I've got chanel vitalumiere compact powder with me ,which is much lighter to carry around.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is my HG foundation. I'm very fair, with pinkish undertones. I don't use MAC, so I can't really say what my MAC color would be. Anyway, I have this in Classic. It's the perfect color for my skin. I have dry-ish skin now, and this powder foundation does not make my skin look dryer, but goes on like silk. This is so finely milled that, even though it's a powder, it goes on almost creamy. It doesn't settle into fine lines, nor does it sit on top of them. It just goes on in a way that makes you look like you have perfect skin.
The packaging is very nice. The compact is gold, and a bit heavy in your hand. It feels solid and substantial. The whole thing is very pretty. There's a faint scent of rose, which is lovely.
Although the product is pricey, I will keep buying this. I'm on my second compact already. Foundation is your base canvas, and I just can't put a price on that.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
GOSH-DARNIT... this foundation was expensive!! Which is why I wish I loved it more. I had such high hopes for this. I thought it would be my HG med-full coverage powder foundation. Unfortunately, it did not live up to the price.
I got the color "WARM" which is way too yellow for me. The texture is soft and the powder is very finely milled. However, it emphasized my dry patches badly and sat on my face looking powdery. The color match only makes things that much worse. It felt like it sucked the moisture out of my skin. Using it wet, wasn't any better. It looked just as dry and still sat on top of my skin and never melted in. I also find the packaging to be cheap. I love high end makeup and really appreciate luxurious packaging. This looks high end but feels cheap. The gold is plastic and doesn't have a nice weight to it. Even the way it flips open feels flimsy. It also catches fingerprints like no tomorrow.
But the WORST thing about this foundation... is the smell. YUCK. I CAN NOT stand it!!!! My sister and mom don't seem to smell it but something about it just puts me off!! It smells rotten or spoiled to me. I hesitate to even put this up for swap because I'm convinced it's gone bad.
The only saving grace for this foundation is that it sets my liquid foundations okay. Sometimes it still tends to look powdery. I guess this just wasn't meant for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Brown
I orderedt this from Saks because the Saks near me doesn't carry this line. I read all the rave reviews and even though i'm not a fan of power's i thought this would be great for touch up's when i'm out and about. I have Olive skin and i was recommended over the phone to order Carmel, it was a little too dark for me but it worked, i would get a shade lighter if i was to try the foundation. Anyways i felt like it looked cakey and made my 35 year skin look dry. i applyed it wet and got better results. i ended up returning it because it looked like i had on make up and i wanted a flawless look without looking like i had powder on. i returned it to my local Saks without any problems. i also ordered a lipstick whick i like and i am eager to try on the foundation but will wait until i go to NYC so i don't end up being disappointed again. Also i thought the packing looked cheap.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love this powder foundation. I have tried many powder foundations from La Mer to the dollar store. This one is the top 3 for sure. It photographs well and doesn't dry out my skin. The finish can be cakey if you pile it on, but that is to be expected. This will definitely replace my La Mer powder foundation for when I want the luxury.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I am not usually a fan of powder foundations. When I was younger, I found the coverage heavy and mask-like and as I got older, most of them - even high-end ones - seemed chalky and powdery on application, but ironically, they then seemed to mix with oils throughout the day which made it slide around and appear uneven. I never felt like they could stand alone without something else underneath. D&G has none of those problems. First of all, this is a very silky, finely milled powder that could probably double as a finishing powder, it's so light. It never appears obvious and has a supersoft airbrushed quality. If you need heavier coverage for scars and such, I would not recommend this as I don't think it's capable of of that kind of coverage. It's beautifully packaged, but it's the color selection that separates it from its rivals. They have 14 shades and the one I'm using (classic) is a very fair neutral that is neither too yellow or pink. It's more like an ivory-beige. I think it might be the second lightest shade. Other high-end powders and mineral powders (GA, CDP, LM) have been too sallow or too matte looking on my 40+ skin making me think that I should no longer be wearing a powder foundation. D&G has really come out with a superior product that should work with most skin tones and types. For reference, it does work best over moisturized skin and I do use D&G's new Perfect Finish concealer under my eyes and around my nose area. Expensive, but worth it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I wanted to love it. The packaging is amazing. The powder will make you look older and settles into fine lines almost instantly. Looks good for about 5 minutes until you make an expression, then it finds the flaws and settles there.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
One of the most amazing finish foundations out there. Goes on velvety smooth and practically holds up all day. I apply it with my kabuki brush after(now hear this..) spritzing the brush with Mac fix. It stays put all day and keeps the oilies and pores at bay. Its well worth every penny1 For reference I am an NC 40- 42 and use the shade Tan. Its a perfect match for me. Strongly recommend it for people who do not mind the hefty price tag but want a smooth professional finish. Photographs quite excellent too.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is my absolute HG foundation. As someone who finds that liquid foundation often looks too fake and powder foundations often look either cakey or too unfinished, this miracle product actually manages to look both natural and perfect. It looks great in both natural light and pictures- which *never* happens for me. The only other powder foundation I've found to be remotely similar is Clinique's Almost Powder, for those looking for a cheaper alternative. However, the muted gold D&G packaging is beautiful and the product lasts for a really long time. I'm going on 4 months of near-daily use.
The color I use is Caramel, and it would work well for all olivey yellow-toned skintones ranging from NC30-35, imo. It adjusts well for your skintone without compromising coverage. There is also a wide range of colors, so I think everyone should be able to find a match. Unfortunately, in the US, it can be hard to find a counter (I initially bought it in Italy).
I typically apply it dry with the included sponge (which is great), but can spritz with Fix+ or something afterwards if it happens to look dry (which doesn't happen often). It is very versatile and while it can't really be built to full coverage, the coverage should be enough for most people. Plus, other products blend well over this, so concealer or additional layered powders are always an option. It doesn't really need to be "set" with another powder, but I often do just for additional oil control. While it does hold up well throughout the day, oily/combo skin may need touchups with another more oil-absorbent powder.
This is the first foundation that I'm not tempted to stray from. It really is unique, and worth a try despite its price, if you're someone like me who struggles with foundation- especially color matches. D&G would be a brand I'd instinctively write off as overpriced and uninspired, but this foundation is so incredible that I know I'll eventually splurge to try some of their other products as well. I will continue to rebuy this for as long as I possibly can.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I went into SAKS specifically to look at Giorgio Armani Silk Foundation. I tried GA Silk in #8 - and then headed over to the Dolce and Gabbana counter and tried this out on the other half of my face. The colors matched evenly however I really liked the way D&G applied to the face - it's super silky, light and gives me the most gorgeous even skintone. On top of that the MA showed me how the product can be applied with a fluffy brush and a spritz like EVIAN spritz for an airbrush effect. AMAZING. Seriously. It's got a hefty price tag - but if you can pull out the extra dollars for it - GO FOR IT!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Here's the thing, I've NEVER been able to wear powder foundation without it looking obvious or cakey. I just happened to walk into Saks and came upon this line. They don't make a liquid so I went ahead and tried it. Wow, was I impressed. This actually looks natural either wet or dry and you pretty much control the coverage since it is buildable. It's summer so I said why not and sprung for this amazing foundation. But I'm very glad I did, no breakouts, no shine, no issues at all just beautiful skin even in natural light. I'm a new Dolce and Gabbana addict. I got this in Soft, I'm an Armani 5, Chanel Cameo, Becca Cashmere.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I really REALLY wanted to love this product (it's dolce and gabbana). I did like the sheer/medium coverage, and the partles are so fine and go on the face so smoothly, especially with my kabuki brush. The packaging is very simple and screams luxury. It was wonderful. However, it breaks me out in cystic acne every time I use it. I ordered it online from saks and used it for 3 days to see how it would react with my oily but not really acne prone skin. omg 2 big, painful pimples on my chin. I tried to deny that they appeared because of this beautiful foundation, so I waited 2 weeks and tried again. ::tear:: more big, red pimples. Round 3 was also a fail, and I am left with a very unused, very expensive powder foundation :(
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I bought this via Saks.com, they charge $54 just for shipping/handling to Canada, not to mention the duty.I gave in & ordered it. The shipment was fast, it came within 5 days. The powder is as good as all the previous reviews mentioned as I am not going to repeat it. By using the Mac 187 to stipple it on, it allows a sheer coverage, but can also build up to a rather heavier coverage if needed.
I phoned Saks & asked for a colour match for my NC 40 (summer) skin & the SA told me to get Creamy ..... it is too light, I doubt if I can carry that shade even when I am NC 30 (winter). I should have get Caramel like the previous MUAer suggested. Its a good thing Saks will take it back, for a full refund.
BTW, you get a hefty 15 gms (0.58 oz) of powder in this compact, which is almost twice as much as others.
UPDATE: Aug 29 - Saks.com did have a good refund policy and I waited 7 weeks to see the refund. I went ahead & ordered the Caramel, yes, this is the colour for me, yellow base, about NC 35. (they have lowered the s/h cost to $25). This is one of my favourite powder fdn (Sofina PrimaVista is the other one).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Tan, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
well.... don't reeally know where to start.. for reference i'm NW20 with incredibly dry skin.. therefore most of foundations or powders tend to look cakey on me.. i am just using somtimes but if i need a quick and almost seamless touch uo it sooo handy. i am having it in shade classic that is the only with pinkish undertone.. like it a lot, and will last for a while:)))) but do you know which is the absolute killer product??? the blush in peach :))) really price like everything from the range but boy!!!!!! this is the most amazing apricot-peachie clour i've ever seen and owned:)))
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I've always loved the convenience of powder foundations, but with my skin not getting any younger(!), I was starting to find most brands too drying, and had moved over to light liquid foundations or tinted moisturisers. I kept a compact in my bag solely for touch ups, or areas like the chin, prone to more oiliness and blemishes. However, in recent weeks, having been very pushed for time, I started using the D&G powder foundation all over my face and neck, and was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the finish. It gives coverage which is somehow heavy enough to disguise blemishes and redness, whilst not looking cakey, or obviously powdery. There are no dry areas or flakes after use (unlike say, the Givenchy powder foundations), and a really good range of shades. Some brands seem to focus on a particular tone (Bobbi Brown products are all very yellow) but D&G have the whole spectrum, so that whether you are cool toned, warm, neutral, asian or black, there will be a decent match for you. I have the 'Natural' shade which is suitable for neutral fair european skin. Very nice compact with good quality thick latex sponge. I like to apply it over Estee Lauder Spotlight.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
The Foundation Ė Powder foundation is probably my least favorite formulation, so I was pretty disappointed when I found out that was the only type of foundation made by this line. However, at least once a week I find myself doing my makeup on my commute to work, and a powder foundation comes in handy at this time. With convenience many times, you are giving up something. With fast food, you are giving up nutritional value and sensibility for loads of fat and calories. Before this foundation, I felt that powder foundation was always a second choice option for when you are in a jam. You sacrifice smooth application and usually a good color match. You usually end up with a powdery, cakey face.
Dolce and Gabbana Beauty The Foundation totally raised the bar of what a powder foundation can be. First, itís not at all cakey. It comes in 12 shades, so itís not hard to get a color match. I could have easily worn 3 different shades, but for my NC35 skin, I picked Caramel (110). The application is so smooth. It is one of those miracle products that covers but looks sheer all at the same time. I was really impressed how it even out my skintone and created a great canvas for other makeup. Now when I use powder foundation, itís not because Iím in a rush. I actually use it when I want my skin to look good! I found the application works well dry and wet. My favorite way to apply is with a 187 brush and then spray with a setting spray like Fix+. I also love the shiny gold packing. It feel very glamorous.
$59 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I must confess I didn't buy this product when I visited the counter in NYC, but I tried it on two separate occasions. The MA applied a shade in Creamy on the first day and while I liked the coverage, I was already wearing CDP's foundation underneath so it was difficult to gauge what it would be like on its own. Yesterday, I went in bare-faced with the intention of purchasing, but I found the finish dry and powdery by itself. I think the shades are gorgeous and if you like powder foundations, you might like this one, but I didn't think it was anything special for $65. It just made my face look flat. Armani's Silk Foundation Powder ( discontinued) had a creamy smooth application that this one doesn't have. So I shelled out the $$ on CDP's infamous concealor instead! The rest of the D&G line looks very luxe and I was tempted by some of the e/s, but the color combos are kind of hit and miss. I'll wait for this line to find its way to my local Saks and see what additions they make in the future before I buy.