Essence All About Matt Fixing Compact Powder

4.3

97 reviews

82% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Talc, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Saphire Powder, Aqua (Water), Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.


on 8/18/2015 2:29:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I like it but I'm not sure I'd repurchase. It developed a weird smell after a short time also. Idk. I expected better because of the great reviews I guess. It's good but... to be honest, I don't see that much difference to other powders. a powder that really mattified my face was mac blot powder e.g.. This powder is nothing special to me. Yet, it is good value for the price!



Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

So after seeing the great reviews on here I finally bought this little gem. I totally love it! I have combination skin that is really oily in the t-zone but a little drier on my cheeks. This is the perfect touch up matte powder that I now purchase over Urban Decay's De-Slick powder because in my opinion, its BETTER!

The only thing I dislike about this is the packaging... Simply because it doesn't have a mirror nor does it come with an applicator. I've purchased a retractable kabuki brush from Target and I have a little mirror in my purse makeup bag but its always nice to have all that together in one compact.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 8/13/2015 3:30:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Let me tell you this is one of the best seriously best face powder ever!!! I stay matte for almost 5 hours although my nose gets oily so I just touch it up like once and it stays matte for ages!!! I would recommend this over the Maybelline Shine free loose powder that I reviewed earlier :)

That only Con I have here is that the packaging.. The compact doesn't come with a mirror.. It I have to use another mirror when powdering my nose on the go etc.

But overall one of the most amazing drugstore affordable powders :)

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

this powder does help in mattifying my super oily skin - but only for like 45 minutes and then im super oily again. i use this powder to touch up all day and it doesnt cake on me. it gives a nice finish and slighltly illuminates your face. i am probably one of the oiliest creatures on planet earth so if you have normal - oily skin, this might work for you!


on 6/14/2015 1:46:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I really like this powder! It's super smooth and gives a lovely airbrushed/glowy finish to your skin without appearing TOO matte. It smooths out any lines or imperfections you might have and whisks away oil. I love the fact that this was made in Poland too, represent :)))

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I picked this up after hearing such good things about it here on MUA, but I found it didn't work for me. Normally I can make my foundation last me all day when I use my talc-free mineral powder to set it; however, when I used this, it was TOO mattifying. It literally sucked the moisture out of my foundation and caused it to crack up by the end of the day. I've been too afraid to touch it since.


on 4/13/2015 11:31:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Dark, Neutral

Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

So I bought this powder a couple of months ago and I found it didn't work for me. It says translucent and while those claims are certainly true if you apply too much you're skin will give off a slight white cast.

I do like how matte and flawless it makes my skin look. When I apply it, my pores are blurred and my skin looks porcelain flawless. Too bad it doesn't last! I find that after two hours my greasy nose (courtesy of my combination skin) gets really oily so it doesn't keep that shine on lock. I suppose I could reapply it but I figure it would last me at least four hours.

The compact itself is incredibly flimsy I don't even bother bringing it around with me. The snap closure is broken and the top clasp just swings around. Of course for $4 I can't really complain.

It's great for the rest of my face, but not my nose! So because of that I won't repurchase. It makes my skin look lovely, but I need my nose to be taken care of!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 3/29/2015 4:59:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I LOVE this powder!! This is a great cruelty-free alternative to Rimmel's Stay Matte powder. It keeps me matte all day long, and has a really smooth, finely-milled texture. I took one lippie off because if you use any more than a light dust of this powder, your face will start to give off a white cast. Great if your foundation is a tad bit dark, but kind of annoying. Also, the powder is very soft, so be careful and be sure not to drop it, because it will shatter.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm

Hair: Brown, Kinky, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I have been using this product for over a year, and I love it through and through. First of all the price is fantastic. And the actual powder works great on me. I can go most of the day before this needs reapplying or blotting. This is for sure a product I will always go back for!


on 2/24/2015 10:01:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

To be honest this is my first fixing/setting powder so I don't have anything to compare it to but from what I've experienced I love! I prefer the matte look and this powder does just that. It does a good job of setting my foundation but oddly not my blush or bronzer ??? At the end of the day my face will still be about 80% matte with no cheek colour whatsoever, kind of weird but it's not the end of thr world for me. You really can't go wrong with this price, it feels like a product worth more than the $3 I paid. The packaging is a little flimsy so if you're a bit reckless like me you have to be extra careful. Also I have extremely sensitive skin, even products listed as 'for sensitive skin' can give me a reaction and I've had no problems with this power.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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