Sonia Kashuk • Barely There Loose Powder in Naked • Loose Powders
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
***EDIT*** I just really love this powder. I tried the pressed version but it oxidizes. This one looks so smooth. I will suck up my issues with the price and package and keep using it***
I really liked the look of this. It is finely milled and goes on smooth and looks on. There are 2 reasons I would not buy it again. 1) The packaging. I has a twist mechanism that is supposed to close the holes so that the product doesn't spill out in your purse. It doesn't work. It doesn't seal and powder still comes out and I went to open it thinking I was safe and got this all over my pants. Every time I open it some spills over the edge. 2) the price is completely unreasonable for the amount you get. You get such a small amount but you seriously pay for it. It's ridiculous and a rip off. You get more from the pressed powder it seems.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
The price for this product is very reasonable. The quality is somewhat similar to the high end loose powder that you normally would get at a department store. The texture is very light and well-defined. I would recommend applying a thin layer of this powder over foundation of your choice. They work great together!
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Finely milled, doesn't oxidize,great for setting makeup and concealers. As other reviewers have mentioned, the package size has been reduced while the price remains the same. Also the older, larger packages were made in Italy ( I'll buy almost anything if it says " Made in Italy" ) and the new packaging is made in the USA. I recently bought some Carmindy for Sally Hansen loose powder and the two are fairly close. I think that I like the SK brand better though.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
The good: super-finely milled, won't make your skin look dry and mask-like, won't alter the color of your shadow and blush, practically colorless and perfect for fair skin, has caused no breakouts, and lasts for hours on the skin.
The bad: I used this product in the original packaging years ago, and it took me *forever* to finish that container. Now the packaging cookie-sized thing that holds hardly any powder. On the other hand, this size fits much better in a makeup bag. Then again, the price is unreasonably high for the amount of product you get (even if the packaging is lovely). But! The lid does serve as a mirror, which is useful, and the tiny holes in the sifter don't permit tons of product to escape and get wasted on a powder brush.
So, the quality of the actual product is great, and I'd recommend it to anyone. The packaging and price can be a hit or a miss. Overall Rating of 4 because of the small size, but I have no complaints about the powder itself.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I used to use this stuff religiously years ago until my boyfriend convinced me to switch because the stuff made me cough like crazy after I applied it. I guess it's so finely milled that it just irritates the heck out of my lungs. I don't have asthma or allergies. Last week I decided to give it another try because I've been having lousy luck with loose powders lately. I was hoping the formula had changed or I wouldn't have the same reaction. But no such luck. I had a ten minute coughing fit after applying it two days ago. Back to Target it goes! It's a shame because the finish is absolutely beautiful. It might not control shine on hot days or hold up if you ride your bike to work, but the look is flawless otherwise. It is pretty expensive, however, when you consider the size of the container. And what's with the secret ingredients? Somebody else pointed that out. Why don't Sonia Kashuk products reveal ingredients? I thought FDA regulations mandated that cosmetic companies print the ingredients or provide ingredient listing pamphlets like Rimmel does (or used to do?). I'm considering trying NARS loose powder. You are so lucky if you can use this powder! I wish I could!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
This powder is exceptional in its finely milled, airy texture and smooth finish. It's so finely milled that when I open the jar a tiny stream of powder gets released and just floats in the air. It's that light!
Though it contains talc, which is the only reason I did not rate it a '5', the powder is non-drying, at least for me. It doesn't settle in to fine lines and/or pores, but rather floats on the surface of the skin, which provides a beautiful glowy (though not sparkly) finish. Upon close examination, a reflective surface, (rather than a completely matt one) can be seen. However, this isn't apparent to me when wearing the powder. It just gives a smooth appearance. For my very pale complexion, the color "Naked" is just perfect, a relief since almost every powder available is too dark for me.
I also love the container because it is small and easy to carry in your purse, though I do agree that the price is deceptively high because the container is so small. So while I naturally prefer to use products that don't contain talc, this is the only loose powder that has completely fit the bill, including color and texture. It really does wear beautifully.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I've been using this product for years and although it was disappointing to see the price go up as the packaging shrunk, it's still not an outrageous price for a good product. Compare to most loose powders that tend to average around $30, and this Sonia powder is still a value. It's virtually undetectable on my skin and lasts all day. A classic!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Just bought the Barely There colorless 03 powder shade. Has anyone noticed that No ingredients are ever listed on Sonia Kashuk products? I was hoping to find them listed somewhere online..but not to be found anywhere! I want to know if there is talc, parabens are the usual other cheap junk in this powder. I am returning my purchase to Target unopened, and will not buy another Sonia Kashuk product until they list their unknown, secretive ingredients! Buyer Beware..
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Yes this is expensive for the amount you recieve, however very little is needed. This is NOT for coverage, just to set make-up. It does not settle into any lines and is not cakey. As a matter of fact it's texture is close to perfect as it gets. The packaging is ridiculously small. I empty this into a container from Mabelline's Shine Free. I apply with a large kabuki brush and I need a sizable lid to swirl the powder into the brush.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
A little about me: Extremely fair, neutral coloring with pink and yellow undertones. Very dry, sensitive skin, that tends to overproduce oil. Sensitive, with possible mild rosacea on cheeks and chin. Almost everything oxidizes on me, and is too dark, orange, yellow, or pink. MAC NC15 is too dark and yellow, even Prescriptives custom blend does not match. Closet match I've found so far is Stila Natural Finish Oil-Free Makeup in Shade A, which is still too yellow. Cover Girl makes a concealer called CG Smoothers in Neutralizer which is almost a perfect match.
I love this powder. I have it in Naked. It is truly translucent on my skin. I used to have a problem where I would use a powder on top of my foundation and it would actually change the color of my makeup, but this does not do this. It controls oil well without looking too cakey, and does not change the color of my makeup. It has never broken me out that I know of. And even though it's a bit pricey for a drugstore brand, it does last a long time. I'm still on the same container I bought about a year ago. Granted, I don't wear makeup a lot, so it lasts even longer for me. But since you don't need to use a lot of product to make it work, I think it's worth the price. If you're very fair, dry, and neutral in color, try this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I love this powder. Why won't I buy it again? It is a total rip-off! I had been using it for YEARS, and they kept downsizing the packaging to the point that it was ridiculous to pay that much money for such a tiny bit of powder.
Awesome color, wonderful consistency, beautiful coverage, but it is highway robbery.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I own NARS in Snow and Coty Air Spun, and I find myself reaching for this surprisingly often by comparison.
Sonia's powder is very kind to my complexion. It blends beautifully, is finely milled, and not chalky - and it seems to illuminate my face without obvious glitter.
I really like the packaging, to be honest. It's purse-sized, has a quality clothe puff that can be cleaned without damaging it, and the top doubles as a mirror.
What's unfortunate is the price. This should only cost five dollars for the amount you get, not ten! Minus one lippie for that.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I'm reviewing the color "02 Colorless Matte" which is supposed to be colorless but in reality is slightly darker than "Fair" (plus I can't find it on here). So far, I find this to be the best drugstore loose powder. It's yellow-toned which you won't believe is so hard to find in loose powders. The packaging is SO annoying because when you first buy it and it's full, it doesn't sift back into the bottom. And then when there's only half left it won't come out even after vigorous shaking. It's too expensive for how little you get. It's like 10 bucks for a small jar that will last you like 2 weeks before you need to repurchase. I think I could find more for my money, but I can't seem to find ANYTHING that works as well as this. It's the best loose powder for pale yellow-toned girls like me. It gives the most coverage without looking cakey and it covers redness. I find I can go for hours on end with this stuff setting my make-up and it will still hold up after 8 hours. I wish they sold more in a container but I'll repurchase since I can't find anything better. Sadly, HG for me.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I bought the Sonia Kashuk Barely There Loose Powder in Naked for my NC15 - 20 skintone. I use this with a large powder brush to set my foundation in the morning. It looks very natural, nearly undetectable even in a magnifying mirror! It doesn't have the great oil-control abilities however, so touch-ups are necessary throughout the day.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
For me this powder is a sad situation. It's an excellent, finely-milled powder that looks beautiful on my face. However, the package is TINY and horribly EXPENSIVE! I'm willing to drop some dollars on excellent products at the department store counters, but I am not willing to do that at TARGET. Shame on Target.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I really wanted to like this product... but I think it irritated my skin and gave me whiteheads. So...definitely not. But the packaging was nice and the powder was finely milled. It's also a bummer that there was just the choice of two colors.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
One of the best loose powders at the drugstore (well, actually Target) IMHO. Pretty silky and sets make-up fairly well. I heard so many reviews about a few of the low-end loose powders that I had to try some. However, while there are a few good ones out there, none seem to "finish" my make-up as well as a high-end powder. Still, this is excellent for the price.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This is my new HG powder! I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS POWDER!!!!!! I orignially got it in a swap not expecting much from a drug store brand. I am amazed......
At first I was not that impressed with this powder, but after using it for 3 weeks I am hooked! It leaves a natural looking finish, good bye to powder face ;-) I also noticed that for me it's helped to reduce the amount of shine & oil that usually breaks through with in 1 hour of applying my makeup. Now I don't have to blot or powder for about 3 hours! YAY!!! I don't mind the price since I've been using this little container every morning for 3 weeks & am not even halfway through it. I've used this over Oil Free Laura Mercier, Prescriptive, and Gerda Spillman foundations.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Grey, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
I am very pale and had purchased this twice, but will not get it again. It is highly priced for the amount and I think it is too shimmery for me now at 51. It is extremely fine milled. I just do not like it for me.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This shade is very light -- so be forewarned. I bought some Sonia Kashuk products last night at Target, to cure my sadness lol. Well THIS was thee only Sonia Kashuk product I bought that made me happy. I used the cute little puff and pressed it to my skin, and it gave me a very silky velvet appearance. I love the packaging, I think its so cute, and a lot easier to travel with and throw it in my purse that those enormous loose powder containers by other companies. This is a very fine powder, and when I eventually run out I'll purchase again.