Chanel • Purete Mat • Pressed Powders
|Would buy this product again.||71%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
i have tried on two of chanel powder foundations before giving this a try. this works better for acne-prone oily skin. fine powders and easier to remove. this product is not for ladies who wish to have the best and maximum coverage. for light makeup lovers :D
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have this in Gentle Beige which is a great match for my medium Asian skin tone. I usually only use pressed powder over a moisturizer and this provides a sheer but skin tone evening coverage with a great matte finish. It is not drying either which is the best part. On days where I'm running around at work, I usually need a touch up but sometimes I don't at all! It also lasts forever which is why I still have it. Big fan of Chanel cosmetics and this is no exception!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Edit: So, I've realized that my Chanel Universelle Poudre works so much better than this. This isn't good for dehydrated skin in the winter :S
I've been using this for touch ups and as a setting powder. Pretty decent but it doesn't control oil too well. The puff included isn't too bad, since it's 2-sided (one side for heavier and the other side for lighter application). Another plus is that it doesn't break me out!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is the best pressed powder I've ever used. I use the warm rose color and it is beautiful. I love that it has an spf, and that it is smooth as silk. I typically use it over foundation, but sometimes use it alone on the weekends or when my skin is really clear. It's expensive, but given all of the money I've spent looking for an alternative, it's worth it to me. And, it will last a really long time. Oh, by the way, I'm 41 with combo/oily skin. Love it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Im on my third chanel compact now. I love that its so silky and thin, which is also the drawback sometimes. Normally though the consistency of the powder is perfect thought for a mid day touch up when my skin is not blotchy or breaking out.
The only think i dont like about the compact is that it does not extend all the way. It stays at the 90 degree angle, and i usually like to be able to adjust my compact so it opens all the way... but just a small problem.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
My boyfriend bought this for me from Singapore. This is the first product I ever owned by Chanle. I have tried other powders by L'oreal, Max Factor, Maybelline, Skinfood, Clarins, Bodyshop, T Leclerc, Avon, Mary Kay and other brands i can no longer remember and ended up giving them all away after barely two weeks of using them because I get whiteheads all over my tzones and some pimples on my cheeks. Some of the powders looks like i applied chalk on my face and others dull my complexion. Its really frustrating coz some of those products mentioned doesnt come cheap. Anyway, i have been using it regularly and the pan is even showing now and thats something considering how i never seem to finish using any powder before. I dont break out with it either and it does mattify my face. The only drawback is that its mattifying effect doesnt last on my oily face and i have to reapply it again after barely two hours. But what the heck, at least i dont beakout with it and my face appears flawless upon application.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I swear by this compact powder. In my whole entire life this is the first powder that actually matches my skin tone. I'm using #20 in Sable Mat. Plus I love the fact that it has SPF 15 since I hate using sunscreen for its greasiness. This powder keeps me looking fresh and not too mat. No matter how much I apply, it just blends beautifully giving me the natural look and not too made up. I love the sponge puff that comes with it too. Very velvety soft and just lovely to use. I adore the posh black packaging and wish that this powder comes with refills. At the moment they don't and it's very pricey to get a brand new set every time. Other than that I adore it and I'm almost done with my first compact and looking forward to purchasing a brand new one soon!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I have used this for 2 years now and have never been happier with a pressed powder. I use Chanel Double Perfection liquid foundation, then their loose powder to set that, and use this throughout the day for touchups. It always gives me an airbrushed look, and never feels dry. My skin is a lot less oily than it use to be unless it's the dead of summer here in NC, so maybe the other reviewers are oilier than I am now. This really evens out my skin, even without the foundation. I am happy with it overall and when I finally run out of it, I will buy another.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I am very picky about choosing the right powder. Here are my requirements: needs to feel weightless, provides an overall coverage like a foundation, controls shine, matches my uneven skintone (olive), and must have staying power. I bought this powder in Buff, and it fulfills all the requirements except the last one. But I don't mind reapplying it, because the second application feels fresh as the first. I would give it 5 lippies if it would stay on all day without a reapplication, but that would be a miracle. This one is for me. I love it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Well well...It seems I have bought this product just to show off the Chanel compact in front of my friends.
I was lurking in the Chanel counter at Macy´s and saw this pressed powder, "Shine control" it said. The SA tried to match my color and asked me if I wanted to look "lighter or tanner" (This because of the 4 shades available).
I decided to purchase Gentle Beige. What a dissapointment!
Not only is it expensive...it doesn´t mattify!
Save your money. Buy a blush or gloss instead.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
It was mediocre. Not good at keeping the oilies at bay at all. I bought Buff and it was a very good match though. Will not repurchase. The compact kept popping open, would not close all the way. Has lasted a long time.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Great sheer powder. Nice finish on the face. Doesn't hold back oil for very long on my face, but I'm really oily. Great packaging. Not too powdery looking on the face when applied with a brush.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have been using this for both a setting powder after foundation and for touch ups. It's fanstastic for both. Purete Mat is very finely milled and never gets chalky on me--great for summer when my oilies kick into high gear. It has caused some tightness, though, in cooler months. For reference, I have normal skin, prone to some dry patches on cheeks but an oily nose. I'm MMM/GGG and use this in Buff. It comes in 4 shades in the U.S. and retails for $42.50.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
It's very translucent, and really good at soaking up oil on skin and keeping skin matte through the day. I love it. I would definately buy it again, except my one complaint is that it's about 45 US dollars, plus tax. Ouch.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is certainly the most I've ever spent on a pressed powder ($42 I believe) but I have to say it's worth it.
I bought this in Natural Beige and it has SPF I believe.
It is the best looking pressed powder I have used. Nice color (I have very fair slightly yellowish skin and this evens out some of the red patches), and it does stay pretty matte. I do use it over a mattifier, so I'm sure this helps.
However, I would buy this again - the quality and appearance are excellent. Worth the money.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Other
There seems to be a difference between the US and Asian release of this powder (not sure about Europe). Where I live (Asia) this product only comes in 2 shades, 'Facience Mat' or 'Sable Mat' (darker). In the US, I believe there are 4 now and 'Facience Mat' seems to be the equivalent of the US shade 'Natural' but I'm not 100% sure.
I am on the fence about this one. As a pressed powder, this is pretty darn good. Powder is finely milled and leaves a silky touch/finish; nice compact, big mirror etc. Colour match is a bit of a problem: I got this in 'Facience Mat'. A little light for me but 'Sable' would've been too dark. It's barely noticeable if I apply with a brush, but I need to blend it a bit to make it look more natural if I use the puff. Maybe it's the SPF 15, I don't know. It does 'sink in' and disappear quickly so it's not that huge of a problem for me. Anyway...
As a pressed blot/mattifying powder, I'm not so sure. In my experience, I usually have to blot within a few hours (I apply this on a bare face with no oil-controling primer or anything, just moisturizer). It does keep my face matte longer than on the days I don't use it, but not by an impressive mile. I guess then if you're looking for a good touch-up powder, or a pressed powder that controls shine, you can give this a try (provided you're happy with your colour match). No allergies or bad skin reactions from this product. Lastly, the compact houses 15g/0.53oz of product (MAC Blot has 12g, but cheaper). ATM I will repurchase this to use as a touch-up powder.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
A caveat on that "would you buy again"... I *would* buy it again if it came in a shade that worked for me. I wear DPF liquid in Shell, & it's a perfect color-match for me*... but this powder is -no- match, even though the Poudre Universelle in Translucent 1 *is* perfect. (I don't get it--I feel like Goldilocks here). Mat Natural is too light, but Buff is just slightly too dark; it looks like it's oxidized on me, but I don't think that's the case, I think it's just too dark.
This powder is light, fine, smells nice, blots without powdery-looking coverage... I love whipping out my snappy, understated-but-oh-so-cool Chanel compacts with the huge mirrors, and I'd love it if the matte powder shades were better matched to the matte foundation's shades.
*(I get very little sun year-round, I have EXTREMELY oily, 40-yr-old skin; occasional breakouts hich have actually been vastly improved with regular wearing of the DPF)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This was a rather ordinary pressed powder. When I purchase high end cosmetics such as chanel I expect to be impressed with the quality or at least the uniqueness of the product. It applied smoothly enough but the color did turn slightly orange after a few hours. Not a bad powder but not what is expected when the price is way up there!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Black
Someone compares this with MAC Blot Powder so I'll review this against Blot Powder to give a comparison. In terms of pricing, Purete Mat is about 2.5 times higher. In terms of performance, this scores way way above MAC. When I used Blot Powder, I have to hide my face for the first half hour until the powder oxidize/sinks in, for Blot Powder gives me a VERY powdery look (even with a darker colour), and my colleagues would know that I have just had a touch up! Purete Mat is sooooo silky, even immediately upon application, I can hardly see powder on my face. It sinks in, giving me a lovely glow, very smooth looking, and it keeps my face mat. Best of all, it has SPF15 which Blot Powder does not have. Very very lovely, will definitely repurchase and i think this will be another HG!
There are only 2 colours available and I for my slightly Asian tan complexion, I am using the darker one, Sable Mat.
Edit 3Jul06 - sorry, this isn't working out. I don't use this often but I now notice the trend - everytime I use this, my face will become rather uncomfortable - a tight feeling and if I use this continuously for a couple of days, my face became very dehydrated. I believe this takes the oilies away and is not suitable for my skin type - normal to dehydrated.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have super oily skin. When I say I have oily skin I truly mean it. I love this powder yes it is expensive but during the day I only need to blot two times with other powders I have to reapply powder so many times I loose count. I did buy the foundation from Chanel but it was not a good combination for me, however, I loved it when put together with Lancome Teint Idole. Its perfect it keeps my face matte and looks very natural...