Revlon • ColorStay Pressed Powder in Translucent • Pressed Powders
|Would buy this product again.||84%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I must be in the minority here - I bought this based on the great reviews but I hate it. And I cant believe nobody has mentioned how sparkly it is?! I would in the future only use this at night bc of the sparkles. It has also broken me out and it is cakey in oily areas. Going back to Maybelline Dream Matte and Palladio from sallys
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Hey everyone! I really loved this product but I've written a full review, just click on the link below and let me know what you think! Thankyou xx
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I've been using this product for a while now, but my reaction has always been a pretty resounding "meh". It's a good setting powder, but not a great one. It helps control oil, but not as long as perhaps it should, especially for the price. It does also have a tendency to cake in oily areas (especially around the nose). But it's done its job pretty well, sets foundation and gives a good 'flawless' finish, so I'm content to keep repurchasing until I find that elusive HG powder. I also love the packaging, although I think the little window to see the product could be abandoned in favor of a full mirror, but I don't mind that much.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have been searching for so long for a good finishing powder that would show up nicely on my pale skin. I've used high-end brands but I wanted something less expansive and this product has worked really well for me. It is very finely milled and contains no hint of shimmer. I had previously tried Maybelline's Shine Free Oil-Control Loose Powder in the shade Light 01 but it looked orange on my face. Revlon's ColorStay Pressed Powder in Translucent is fantastic: it doesn't settle in lines under my eyes, it doesn't shimmer and it doesn't change the colour of my foundation. This is everything I had hoped it would be, and infinitely better than the finishing powder that Revlon had in its Photoready range.
As for the packaging, it is neat and sturdy. However I don't use the powder puff that comes with it: a powder brush allows for a much better application IMO.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is a really good setting powder. I use this everyday of the week before work and set it on top of my BB cream with a brush and it leaves my skin matte for much longer. It's translucent and doesn't clog my pores. I work for 8.5 hours/day and I just have to touch up by mid day and it will last til the end of my workday.
One minor cons I have against this is the packaging. I don't mind the bulky packaging and I do use the the thin puff they provided for touch ups, but I wish they have a full mirror instead of a half one. I know its so people can see the colors but I find the mirror useless since its so small and the transparent plastic part is so tacky that it feels like it could crack anytime. I expect a bit more from Revlon.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I have a very oily face and have tried multiple powders to help control the shine, many of them highly reviewed here. The best one I had still required being put on every hour or so to control my shininess. I bought this product and was amazed to discover that I only need it reapply it once during the workday to control the oil! If you have tried everything, I can't recommend trying this product enough!
The only flaws I would point out is the little plastic "window" of the compact is very fragile. I popped it out while just trying to get the powder out of its package the first time I bought some. The translucent is slightly visible as a strange whiteness if I get a bit too much on as well, but nothing as bad as other powders I have tried.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This powder will cake on oily areas, and I had trouble spreading it on my face evenly. I even changed the puffs, and still had to deal with the uneven application. I didn't even use a lot of product, and tapped the excess off before applying. I'll stick with my Urban Decay Powder. This is not translucent; it ended up chalky for me.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I have very oily skin, and when i use this to set my foundation, and concealer, i does wonders! I had been using the MAC studio fix face powder when i realized that i really don't need that much coverage and i need a translucent powder instead. I actually stole it from my mom in a pinch after the first time i used it because i left my regular MAC powder at home. It makes my skin matte so much more LONGER and it doesn't look cakey! It feels fresh and natural and its just flat out great for an everyday setting powder. It doesn't make me break out and it's not very expensive. I'm going to Walmart tomorrow and will be repurchasing this item AGAIN! :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
Although a bit expensive for a DS powder ($10-12), this is a surprisingly effective product. It's finely-milled and has great shine-control, so it's great for both setting foundation/concealer and for touching up throughout the day (especially for us oily folks). I think it's comparable to Mac's Blot Powder, which is twice as expensive but just about on par with this powder in terms of oil and shine-control.
I really like the transluscent color because my foundation color varies thorughout the year and having a clear powder means that I don't have to worry about matching my setting powder to my skin tone. I find the puffy pad that comes with this product useless, but I do like that it comes with (half?) of a mirror inside the compact.
Overall, great product for oily-skinned people like me. I will take off a lippie because it's a dense product and if you accidently pick up too much, it might give you a bit of an ashy cast or dry you out. Be sure not to apply too much!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
BEST POWDER I HAVE EVER HAD. Everything else is too yellow or pink. This lightens my skin perfectly and lasts ALL DAY, keeping me shine-free.
It's a little expensive, but it's so worth it.
Buying more of this tomorrow.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I use this pressed powder on top of the colorstay foundation to set it. This powder has amazing oil control and gives my makeup a great matte finish. I apply with a kabuki brush; a little goes a long way with this powder. The cotton pad applicator that it comes with is 'alright' - but I usually don't like using them. Overall, this is definitely my one of my favorite finishing powders and I would definitely repurchase. :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This stuff is really great. Once you put it on over your concealer or blush/bronzer, it definitely stays. It doesn't look cakey and it's completely invisible once you dust it on. I use a kabuki brush to apply instead of the little pad it comes with because the pad is kind of hard and doesn't work well for just dusting a little on. The packaging is fine, nothing special, but the powder works really well. This kept my concealer in place all day.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
First time trying this product today, and I seem to really like it!
Right off the bat some things that I like: It's actually light enough for my extremely pale skin, it has a smooth texture similar to the M.A.C. blot powder (but it's half the price!), it's really light on my skin and just controls oil (I use foundation for coverage). Another great bonus is that it doesn't have talc in it!
*Warning* for those who are extremely sensitive to scented products, you might have a reaction. The scent is suuuper delicate (it smells like almonds to me, yum!) and I barely notice it.
So far no discoloration or breakouts, but only time can tell for that! I hope it's a keeper (:
I'll update the ratings after a few days use if it doesn't/does exceed my expectations.
*UPDATE* I am officially in LOVE with this powder! Doesn't change color on me whatsoever and it's a heck of a lot lighter than my old one! At the end of the day my skin doesn't have an uneven texture/look because I hardly need to use any product. It also keeps my makeup in place for the whole day! I can't say enough good things about it!
My only suggestion is that you buy replacement application sponges (from a different brand) because I find that the included one is a little too stiff, other than that, it's a must have for me!