Bobbi Brown • Pale Yellow Loose Powder • Loose Powders
|Would buy this product again.||64%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
My review is for the newer skin perfecting retouching powder in yellow. I can only assume its the same stuff since its the same price and same color, but perhaps not. When I visited the counter, I was more interested in the other colors available hoping to add a little pop to my finished look, but the SA insisted I buy the yellow because I have some natural redness in my complexion. I questioned her only because once my foundation is applied, my skin is no longer red. She refused to even discuss the other colors and said yellow is the way to go. Against my own judgment, I bought it. I tried it twice and both times, my face was yellow by the end of the day. Its also pretty pricey for the small jar you get. Horrible horrible powder. I returned it and will stick with my cheap coastal scents silica powder.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
Total waste of $$$. I tried to make this work, but no matter what I did, this looked terrible. I have some redness (rosacea) and I thought this would cover. I was wrong. It left me with a sickly yellow color.
YBF makes a pressed yellow powder that is WONDERFUL. It covered up my rosacea and when applied lightly it looks very natural. :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have been using this on and off for about 6 months now as i am trying to use it up rather than throw it away! It does not keep my oily skin shine free so it has very little mattifyng power. I think it looks too yellow for me and kind of unnatural even though it was recomended by the advisor. I hoped that buying an expensive powder would control my oil better esp in a loose powder but i think this is very overpriced as it does not do what i had hoped and cheap powders such as maybelline do better.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Beware of the yellow in this product! I usually use Bobbi Brown Sheer Loose Powder in White which works ok (though isn't great on keeping shine away for any amount of time). I'd been getting a bit of colour in the sun and since I only use powder on my nose thought I should go down a shade, didn't want a super pale nose! I tried it on in the shop and it looked good, put it on that night and was impressed by how closely it seemed to match my skin, I couldn't even tell there was anything there. THEN I went to a party where there were photos being taken with a digital camera. In every photo my nose looked yellowy orange! Obviously different to the rest of my face, there was a line between my eyebrows and everything. Don't know if the colour reacted weirdly with the flash or what, but you can never tell I'm wearing makeup in photos with the White powder. And everyone agreed with me that you couldn't see any difference in real life, just in photos. It looked incredibly stupid, like I couldn't apply makeup at all. So if you aren't planning to be photographed it's an alright buy, but I'd recommend trying it on going home and taking a photo to check it doesn't make you look yellow!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
If you like yellow powder in your pores then buy it. Also, how do they expect to handle the outcome of this powder as it is impossible to close the holes. That's why there is always to much product in the lid if you move out of the horizontal position. You are forced to buy another pressed powder.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
My initial concern was this powder would be too dark or too yellow for me. I am PPP, super fair with slight yellow undertones, NC15 in MAC and Shu Uemura 974. Most of the time loose powders are not pale enough for me. I have been using MAC Blot loose and pressed powders in NC15 and Light, Revlon New Complexion Loose powder in Translucent 1 and Chanel Poudre Universal Libre in Translucent. The last two powders have to be applied thinly or I'll get a shade darker. So far Mac has been serving me well but it tends to leave me with a whitish cast, or look powdery after the initial application. Note: I have combination skin, dry in some areas and oily on my T-zone
Here's Bobbi pale yellow powder to the rescue, its very finely milled, sheer and super flattering to my skin. It sets my foundation well, with good oil control. Best of all, it seems to meld into my skin, it doesn't look like I have a layer of powder on my skin. Somehow, the yellow gives me a very natural glow! I am one happy woman! Only downside is that, it is very expensive. But since a tub can last me for 6 months, I can still justify the price. Definately HG status. So if you are fair with yellow undertones, do consider this, I believe you won't regret it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This was my first foray back into the world of loose powders since my high school years. RIS so I can't really comment on the price but I would definitely repurchase for however much its going for on BBs website. I had read that it was good for toning down redness but I was wary about using such a light powder. It certainly does its job! When applied over BBs concealer system it really sets it AND brightens the eye area. It even works well over mineral makeup!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I like the nice simple packaging on this product and the gentle yellow is very flattering. That's where it ends! I don't usually react to powders but after using this for several months I noticed my skin was developing a bumpy texture. I had no noticeable irritation but stopped using it and within a few days my skin improved dramatically. A warning if you notice your skin deteriorating - I'm blaming it on the Bismuth Oxychloride. Also this powder has very little mattifying powers - shiny within the hour and I'm not oily.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I have used this for years but the only way it works for me or any of my clients (so they don't look jaundiced) is to cut it with a 25% amount of Bobbi Brown white pro powder.. then it looks just right! Please bear in mind I did this for years - there are powders now which will give the same coverage and color correction as this powder... so, no -- I won't repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
it's an okay powder. i'm a warm-toned asian girl but still pretty pale, so i love the yellow. even so, it's not as finely milled as i'd like it to be and goes on kind of chalky. i don't think it's quite worth the price tag.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I'm usually completely in love with anything Bobbi Brown, but this powder just wasn't that wonderful. I get really oily throughout the day and I felt like I had to reapply this more often than should be necessary. It didn't make my face itch or anything like some powders do, so that's one good thing. Also, it seems like the color is good in the morning, but it adds more color the more you apply. I end up looking kind of "Simpson-esque" towards evening. LOL
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I wanted to like this powder because it has a wonderful texture and kept my face from getting shiny/oily. But it has bismuth oxychloride, which I am allergic to. Within 4 hours after application, my forehead erupted in a rash and whiteheads, and started itching madly. I also think it is a bit too yellow for me. Back to LM translucent for me!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
OK, I like it and I hate it. Read why.
As much as I have been disappointed by BB foundations (there is none that works for me) I am astonished by the quality of this powder (the standard one, not the sheer)
It is surprisingly finely milled - in the style of Becca's - easy to apply, does not appear chalky at all.
And the shade pale yellow is just perfect. it illuminates your skin (well, foundation in my case) and sets it OK. I really like the finish, it is refined, a little powdery (yes, you can tell you have powder on, but it is a lovely elegant finish). This is right after appplication....
Now: The only (but BIG) downside... - rating dropped from 4 to 3 lippies - absorbtion power is almost nil.
It's spring turning into summer here, so it's warm but not hot, yet. My foundation + powder is supposed to stay matte until midday at least (i makeup at 8.30am).
I have combo skin, not particularly oily, just the typical T-zone that needs control.
Well it's 9.40 (I mean, one hour later after makup) and I am already shiny!! This is not conceivable... it means powder is not working ok.
Consider the foundation I applied today (Kanebo cream) is the same I put yesterday set w/ Armani powder - and it was looking fine for hours.
So I guess I will have to use BB powder only in the evenings or in deep winter when shiny T-zone is not an issue.
It's a pity, as the looks of it is gorgeous but alas, not the same as efficacy is concerned...
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
i really like the color of this powder, as the yellow really does help reduce the pink/red in my skin. but i think everything else about it is just OK. it can look heavy on the skin and it also doesn't help w/shine too much. but i use it anyway b/c the color is so good. also, i have sensitive skin and this doesn't break me out. i tried the MUFE hd-powder recently and it broke me out horrible so now i just stick to this.
i use the sheer finish version.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I think this is a good but not great powder and used this for a little over a year, but now I use Nars loose powder in eden. I waited to write a review of this product because i was never totally sure about it, i was pretty sure there were better products out there...however, i originally bought it because i was using the BB concealer/corrector sets and wanted the yellow powder to correct my undereye darkness. It does an okay job of doing that. This powder is a bit on the unatural side but really blends in any discoloration or blemishes which I like. I also kind of like the vintage looking complexion it gives you. In my experience, this powder does not keep your makeup on and it will slide right off about 4 hours later. My face also gets super oily as I wear this. So this is a good powder, just not the best. I doubt I will repurchase.
edit: as I said I've been using Nars, and ever since I stopped wearing my BB powder I have not felt like I look good. I tried on my BB powder again and it instantly freshened up the look of my face, looks like it lifted up my eye area, and blurred out all the ruddiness in my face. Voila I felt pretty again haha! I might use the two together bc the Nars powder is good at absorbing oil. I think they both come off but I'm more pissed when the BB powder comes off bc it makes such an improvement compared to my normal skin! I'm not changing the rating, but just my assessment.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
Since I use Bobbi's foundations, its only natural to buy the loose powder to set it. I have this in shade Pale Yellow since I have fair/light skin. I use Bobbi's liquid foundation in Luminous Moisturizing (its a HG for me) in shade Warm Sand 2.5.
I also use her powder puff to pick up the powder and apply it to my tzone and use a brush to do a lite dusting to the rest of my face. Its the best ever!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Alright, I have been waiting to review this powder. My skin can get pretty oily and I perspire quite a bit during the day. I'm fair enough to where it has been recommended I use the white powder and I have *very lightly* from time to time. And it is just like this powder, it must be used *very sparingly* or else I get a sallow tone to my skin. All in all, I think it helps one not to pile on the powder. It does liven up my skin ever so slightly without looking obvious like almost all bronzer does. Even if I go light handed with them, they are almost always noticeable, especially if my white arms are not covered. For reference I am currently using MUFE camoflage cream in the tube in 04, MAC NW20ish, although I think other brands make better shades for my skintone. I have also used KA SX03 and SX05, Becca Praline or Latte. I tend to look pink in comparison to most people, so the yellow really appeals to me. I've been told numerous times to go with more neutral, but being very light handed with this works, especially if a sunscreen is a physical one and lends an ever so slight white cast to my skin.
As for texture, it is really fine powder. I like how it controls oil, even a dusting of it. Very sheer and imperceptible. And just like any powder, translucent or otherwise, I have to practice restraint or I tend to feel like Dita Von Teese looks sometimes. I'd rather go toward more warm than fright-night-white-face. Girlfriend needs to practice some restraint with the white/translucent powder.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy Eyes: Blue
I like this product because it kind of goes unnoticed in my makeup collection but i'm constantly surprised how often i reach for it for some purpose or another. setting conceler before foundation? perfection. toning down too much blush or brozer? perfection. Absorbing oil late in the day? perfection. before i knew it my original was out and i was back buying more. It lasts a long time because i don't need to use it everyday but I'm definitely glad i have it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I used this in conjuntion with the oil free compact foundation - which i love by the way. I use a 10x magnifying mirror to apply my makeup . i also have combination oily/dry/flaky in places acne prone skin with a rough texture. my skin looks great when i use the foundation and corrector and concealor for eye area. when i applied the powder , even sparingly, it looked horrible. it accentuated every flaw - lines, texture, flakes, and completely ruined whatever effect the foundation had in the first place. it didn't look yellow, just obvious i was wearing a power - will return asap
if i can find a nice translucent powder that sets my makeup without ruining it altogether i'll try that...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I bought this specifically to set my under-eye concealer and am really pleased with it. I use BB Corrector in Light Peach (I don't use the BB concealer on top of the corrector because the light peach works great for me as is without adding another layer) and then, using a small fluffy brush that I reserve specifically for this function, I dust a tiny, and I mean tiny, amount of this powder under my eyes as I look up into the mirror. I find that my under-eye circles are mostly covered and it stays all day with very little gravitation into my tiny lines. I do the same thing all over my face after all my makeup is on but again the emphasis is on using a very sheer layer. I put my powder brush onto the powder that adheres to the lid of the container, tap it off and the brush it all over my face. That's it. I don't go back for seconds and I don't touch up during the day. My skin looks smooth, not matte, but also not oily and that makes me happy. If I need to get rid of extra oil later in the day I blot instead of reapplying powder so that I don't end up looking cakey.
I use so little of this every day so I can't imagine having to repurchase it for a very long time but I would in a minute because I think it works great. I also tried Sally Hansen 'Inspired by Carmindy' yellow powder and it is just not the same and it ended up in the trash.
I would add though that this container doesn't travel well because so much powder ends up going through the sifter en route. So, when I get to my destination, I end up with 50% of the powder above the sifter and have to take the plastic sifter off and dump the powder back into the container. I find this annoying but I like the product well enough to put up with it. I never thought I had yellow undertones because I was always told that cool colors look best on me but this powder works for me and so I will continue to use it.