Manic Panic • Vampyres Veil Pressed Powder • Powders
|Would buy this product again.||95%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Grey
I have this in "virgin white" and I absolutely love this powder. I'm naturally quite pale and I've always wanted to look even paler, but finding a powder pale enough have seemed almost impossible until I found this. Even though the powder is completely white it makes me look naturally pale, and doesn't give one a clownish or halloween look, though I suppose this also can be achieved if it's applied heavily enough. The quality is good, it gives a quite flawless look and it lasts long, unlike other goth powders like Stargazer where the quality is crap. The packing is cute.
My only problem with this product is that it can be a bit drying, so it is important to use a good moisturiser beforehand.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have very sensitive, acne prone skin and this didn't break me out!!! Gave a nice natural looking coverage. I have very pale skin and this (in virgin) is the first product I've found that actually matches my skin tone. If you apply liquid underneath this you can get quite a flawless look. i have tried many mineral foundations but they all broke me out and made my skin itchy and red.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have this in "Virgin", i.e. pure white. I absolutely love it. I apply it with a flat-head brush and really blend it in. When applied over a tinted moisturizer it really lightens up and evens out my complexion without making me look like a clown. So if you're pale and need something to neutralize/even out your skin, this powder should do the job.
If you're a Goth who's aiming to get that deathly pallor without looking like a clown, this is the product to use, just don't cake it on. I apply mine over Manic Panic's Goth White creme foundation and really buff it in. Make sure not to overly cake on the Goth White, you just want a thin layer to help the powder provide good white coverage. I avoid using the sponge, as I don't like the way it tends to cake the product on. Like I said, I'm a Goth, not a clown. Be sure to pay special attention on your neck and jawline so you don't look two-toned and ridiculous. White is unforgiving and it's going to loudly advertise any mess-ups you make. When done right it gives the right look without looking too dry, powdery or cakey: It makes me look like a porcelain doll.
This powder lasts all day without settling into lines or pores, and it won't slip or slide. If you wear it clubbing (which I do) you might want to bring it along for touch ups, as well as bring along some oil blotting papers. If I need to touch-up, it's only once a night: First I blot off the oil, then I gently (and sparingly) re-powder.
Bottom line: This is one of my favorite products and I can't recommend it enough to fellow Goth ladies.
For those of you who have tried "Moonlight" and found it too dark, look into Manic Panic's Creature of the Night Collection and give the shade "Anemic" a try. It isn't as pricey ($10 as opposed to $17) and is a much lighter shade than "Moonlight", which is too dark for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
So, I have somewhat of a "ginger" complexion: I'm super pale, with red undertones, and a nice patch of freckles. I like to have a nice, smooth, pale face make up, but I don't like that caked on look. This powder feels great, and it gives off a nice classic look and still has good coverage. It's a super reasonable price too!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I've bought this powder a few times. It's my favorite so far. I'm very pale with yellow undertones and oily skin, so it's a huge pain to find a matching foundation. I have it in the lightest skintone, moonlight. I absolutely love it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have really pale skin and other powders leave my skin looking orange or the oil on my skin sucks it up. I love how well this powder work. It matches my skin tone and leave my skin shine free till I take it off. The only reason I didn't give it perfect score is b/c when I get my picture taken with it on you can see a HUGE difference between my face and neck even though it matches my skin tone :/
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Great pressed powder for just brightening an area, looking pale and tired, or full goth mode. There is a ton of product and it goes on so nicely, not chalky unless you apply a ton. The packaging is adorably alternative, I love how it looks in my MU case.
As with many compacts, the applicator it comes with is not the greatest, but any semi-decent powder brush can allow you to unlock the full potential of the product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
If I apply it lightly, it just serves to even my skintone and people don't even notice I'm wearing anything because my complexion is very fair. When I want a more traditional goth look, I apply it more heavily.
Very satisfied with it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
What attracted me to this product were reviews I read on other pages.This product was being given rather high ratings for lasting in heavy weather..big city summers etc.I live in the Heart of Texas,so heavy heat,humidity and extreme weather are every day fare.The package is cute ( I like the little crystals they glued on-only came off after shoving compact in jeans pocket several times;-) and seems rather sturdy.I don't really like how the last compacts I've had have 'air holes' on the bottom(including hard candy's 'welcome matte'-another good one) just looks like another way for bacteria to gather,but that's just me being hyper sensitive.Very Bulky packaging,in general best to carry a purse.Ok the product..was good.It wasn't out standing.But it does keep oil blotted nicely.I've tried this in Day/Night and all weather situations.Also in nightclub dancing all night..had to touch up then,but that's normal.
There are a few color choices,I have the one in Starlight..it seems to be 'peachy-light tan' leaning towards 'classic Ivory' kind of color.In fact..I wear this when I want to add a touch more healthy tan to my cheeks,cause I don't wear blush usually,or I have not found one I like yet!
Big turn off=advertised by Marylin Manson...ewww..but hey,what do you expect.He uses the ultra white clown looking one anyway..not this shade ;-)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
Most fair/pale powders/foundations look dull, too dark and too pink (fair translucent, yellow undertones). So I brought Virgin, the lightest of the three Manic Panic pressed powder shades. The color stays true and doesn't oxidise. Its buildable from an everyday natural-coverage setting powder to a heavier gothic white.
I don't like the feel of this powder on. It feels drying and tight, like its sucking all the moisture from my skin. Worse than Estee Lauder Double Wear Liquid makeup feels. Then this Manic Panic powder also itches me like crazy. Hmmm I checked the ingredients list. and it is PACKED full of different preservatives known to cause skin irriation. Maybe they think goths are dirty and we need germ "protection" for our own good?? Anyway, I wouldn't recommend this for sensitive skin.
The pack is cute but on the heavy/large side for a pressed powder because of the extra compartment below that holds a sponge. Its shiny black plastic and reflects makeup and fingerprints.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I have ruddy skin, and I find this powder works very nicely for "pale-ing" me out. I like a bit of a ghostly look, but don't let that startle you.........you can control how pale you go. Just apply this very silky powder with a huge brush and I think you will like the results. The powder is very buildable; you can go all-out goth or barely pale, it's totally up to you and your level of vampiness. The compact is to die for, with cute little bats and a couple of rhinestones for glam. Just realize that with any white powder, you will have to moisturize beforehand and let it soak in so that you get even coverage.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
The key word is blend, blend, blend!! If done properly, I think these powders are a great option for goths who want to acheive a realistic pale look or anyone else which happens to have pale skin and wants a powder that does not have any orange or pink tones.
Been using the Vampyre's Veil in Moonlight for years! Blends well with a brush or sponge, though I have not tried it as a "wet" foundation. Does not look overly powdery and controls oil well. Love the packaging though I had one compact that didn't close very well.
Been a fan for years, and though I do love this stuff and will continue to buy it, I've also found that the Cover Girl TrueBlend Pressed Powder in #1 is amazing as well, blends like a dream & gives great coverage even without foundation (as long as you moisturize first). Hope this helps!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have the pressed powder in Virgin, which is a stark white color. However, on the skin, it is fabulous. I have not had one breakout since starting it (yay!), and it has nice coverage. Since most foundations tend to have a bit of yellow in them, I find that this powder evens out the tone for me since I am cool-toned (read pink). Price is good for the amount you get and the compact is very Halloween(y) but cute too.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I am not into the Goth scene but have fairly pale Asian skin. I wanted to find a product that didn't have those awful shades of orange and also provided decent coverage. I am shocked at how good this powder in terms of color (I got Moonlight) and also how naturally it goes on. It really makes me look like a porcelain doll. The packaging is cute however mine does not close properly all the time so you have to be careful. I would definitely buy this product again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I'm very fair and it has taken me forever to find a foundation or powder that suits my skin tone and doesn't make me look orange.
This is abso perfect for me!
It gives a great coverage and makes your skin look flawlessly matte
I would recommened to everyone who has a pale tone to their skin.
Works wonders, and I personally don't find it too pricey as it's a perfect product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is a great product! I am loving it so far. I use it over my regular powder foundation to lighten my face to meet my body with a kabuki brush.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Other
So I received this today and I've already tried it. It's in Starlight and I am stunned how great it is! I've used so many powders, liquid foundations, whatever else before, from known and very expensive brands but this is the best I've got till now.
I have a strange skin color: though I'm pretty fair with slight pink tone I do have yellow undertones and it's hard to find something that doesn't make me look too orange or yellow. This color is great. After applying it, it gave me a very natural look. I had been using an old Shisheido one (which is very good but since I moved to a colder country, I became paler and that color wasn't suitable anymore), I needed something more neutral. I think I will even try this stuff later in Moonlight.
Boy, and the quality of the package! Is the best and prettiest I've seen and had so far. I already had purchased the Blood Red lipstick from Manic Panic and I love it.
I am seriously thinking of becoming a true client of Manic Panic stuff. Or maybe I already am!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I have been using this in virgin for EVAH. I don't layer it on thick or anything, but since all make ups are ridiculously dark, orange, yellow, pink on me (if not at first than at least a few hours later), I put this around my jaw line, a little on my neck, bridge of my nose, forehead, eyelids and blend blend blend. Seems odd, but I'm not going for death, I'm going for "I didn't bathe in iodine". I love the look I get. It helps people see my naturally fair skin instead of a hot orange mess on my face. Since using this I can wear a strapless dress and my face is the same color as my body lol. It also covers very well and sets my makeup pretty stellar, and lasts. I mean REALLY lasts. I might try the other "darker" colors, but I know white will never change color, the others I'm not too sure of. We need more reviews!
It doesn't cause me to break out, but it can be chalky and using it with a brush gets it everywhere, I don't mind. I like the pretty compact and bag too.
EDIT: SO sad. I decided to by moonlight, thinking it was only 1-2 shades darker than virgin. It's mud on me. I can't believe how dark it is!! it's completely unwearable for me, which is sad, because I'm stuck with it. Next time I'm just sticking with virgin. :(
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
great for light skin tones or that gothy look. its not overwelming like a white powder that makes you look like a clown. this makes you look naturally pale,or if your already pale it just looks nice. i use the med shade (Starlight). its a bit pricey but what mu isnt these days? the compact is cute too,has jewels and bats n stuff like that on it. you can also use it wet or dry!!
UPDATE: i just wanted to add a lil more to this review. when i put this on wet its very thick and i dont like it at all,but when i brush it on dry it covers very nicely and even makes my pores look tiny. ill probably repurchase this considering i havent found any other pressed powder that remotely covers as well as this one. I think i'll try Candlelight (the darkest shade) for the summer time.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I really like this stuff, even though I don't get a chance to wear it often. It goes on fairly smooth, although if you have random dry spots on your face like me you should moisturize first and/or put on foundation. I imagine the white dreamtone would work good with this too, although I haven't tried it yet. The only thing you have to watch out for is to make sure you powder around your mouth, eyes, etc. well. I love the packaging, its very cute. The only downfall is its hard to get where I live so I have to order it online.