Dermablend • Original loose setting powder • Loose Powders
|Would buy this product again.||62%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Just wanted to share after reading the previous reviews that I am also using the Clay 5 color in Iman's Stick Foundation and that this product in translucent/"white" can work well for those of a darker skin tone that have oily skin. I find that it gives a great smooth-skin appearance (filling in pores) and
I can use it without foundation makeup as my oil-blotter. This version is messy to apply, but unlike the pressed version - does not contain mineral oil, so make sure you "cover up" your clothes prior to applying. It does not leave an ashiness on my skin and provides good oil-blotting benefits. I use a stippling or foundation brush to apply it and then as directed, dust off the excess. Now, for the setting capabilites - I don't think it works very well for that and you will still be susceptible to makeup transfer to other materials that you touch. I may use the recipe provided here by someone else though to create my own setting powder, after I finish this up.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I went to ULTA looking for a translucent setting powder (knowing I did not want the Bare Minerals Mineral Veil) And the lady pointed me to this. I decided to go ahead and try it and I absolutely love it!
It's a little messy because it is a loose powder, but since it's translucent it doesn't transfer onto anything!
It keeps my face matte all day long which was hard to do before. I would have to keep applying more powder or use the oil absorbing sheets, but no more! I don't even bring it with me.
The ONLY thing I don't like is the powder puff that it came with. It just doesn't seem to work well and it sheds a lot. So I bought some CoverGirl powder pads and use that instead.. it works great!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought 'cool beige' and it has been sitting away for over a year. This product is supposed to SET my 'smooth indulgence', but it doesn't really do anything.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This has become my HG powder. I have very sensitive, pale, oily skin and this doesn't darken, cake up or irritate me. It's scary white, but looks amazing on—basically just brightens my complexion and makes my skin look flawless. This powder does what I thought MUF's High Def powder was supposed to do. Unfortunately that powder dried out my skin and broke me out. I find that the Dermablend controls oil very well and, even with repeated application, looks as good at the end of the day as in the morning. I don't wear foundation, just sunscreen, a mattifier and this powder. The container could be classier.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I do really like this setting powder, but I don't think I'll buy it again. It makes my L'Oreal Bare Naturales last a little bit longer and works pretty well at smoothing out whatever foundation (powder or liquid) I am wearing. However, it's not too good for absorbing anything and for $20, I think I'll be better off buying something else. If you've got the money, be my guest. Try it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
My mother had Dermablend setting powder and never used it. I remember reading about setting powder and asked her if I could borrow it. I've misplaced it now, but I remember using it to set over my MAC foundation and it was wonderful! It'd cut down on the minimal shine I have, it was easy to apply and remove the excess, it did make my foundation a little lighter though so I had to work it in well but it was amazing. Not to mention it was able to prevent most rubbing off. With dark skin, and dark foundation to match, a smudge in make up is pretty much a shirt for the junk heap. I love it, and hope I can find it again. If not I'll have to buy it. At $20 it's not great, but not bad either.
Edit: Found it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Have used Dermablend line for MANY years and love the original loose setting powder. Although I use different liquid foundations, I can pretty much use this as a setting powder for almost any foundation. I use the colorless version and it lasts a very long time! Only thing is make sure not to overload the brush, puff, or however you choose to apply it, as if used too much, it can look a bit cakey.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is one of beauty's best kept secrets! I use it over Maybelline foundation, and it makes the finish look flawless. The best, best thing about this, is that it prevents oil breakthrough. I no longer have to powder my face at school! It is very expensive for what appears to be basically talc, but I think I will stick buy it as it saves me from shineyness and doesn't break me out. Also, it is great for putting over the top of too-orange make up as the white powder tones it down. Don't use too much though, otherwise it goes a bit ghostly.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I tried using this but makes me look too white. I use the powder in beige now, works for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark, Cool Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This powder is great for setting foundation/concealer. It removes that makeup shine. Leaves a natural not wearing makeup finish. Less touch-ups during the day. Blend well, and be careful not to use too much.
I bought the Original version(white powder). I only recently learned there is a darker version. For reference, my complexion is medium-dark skin with yellow & red undertones(Iman Clay6, Dermablend Cover Cream 'Olive Brown'). Cost $18. Will purchase BenNye Neutral Set for $6 when this runs out.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
RIS, this is a great talc based setting powder. While on darker skins it could appear ghostly, on my PPP face it simply sets and holds everything in place. I do dust it on and blend it well, it lasts nicely too.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I have the colourless version which looks just like finely-milled white talc. I find it sets my Dermablend Quick Fix concealer well, and if I only use a little, it doesn't make my PPP/LLL skin appear 'ghostly'. Probably best for those who use Dermablend makeup every day.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
It is ONLY talcum powder!! WOW did I ever get taken in. I just received mine and saw the fine white powder. Impressive looking right? Well, I am an avid reader of labeling and read what is IN it. The ONLY ingredients on the box are "Talc, Methylparaben". That is ALL. You won't find the ingredients on the jar...just the box. Maybe they think you won't read that as you will throw it away first thing. But the 'talc' is JUST plain TALCUM powder and the Methylparaben is a preservative. That' IT. I paid almost $20 for something I have and paid only a dollar or so for. I DO like the Cover Cream, but girls, do NOT waste your money on TALCUM POWDER. Yes...in case you're wondering. I DID try talcum powder to set the Cover Cream...it worked THAT SAME!!! For years I have been mixing 1/3 of a colored loose powder, 1/3 talcum powder and 1/3 plain corn starch in a pretty container as my powder for my oily skin and it works WONDERFUL!! I even carry a little jar in my purse for touch ups. Now, after making that big purchase mistake, I can now use my SAME mixture to set the Cover Cream. I just wanted everyone who does not bother to read ingredients on the box/jar/etc so they won't make the same mistake I did.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Quite a fan of this. Originally bought for Dermablend body makeup (which turned out too light and pink for my skin), I began using this on my face over my foundation/concealer. Really helps set the makeup to last all day. And control the shine (I have oily skin). By night, my makeup can crease a bit, but with some blotting powder, a few swipes with my finger, makeup still looks good. I couldn't imagine using foundation/concealer without a loose powder like this on top.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I've used this product off and on for 10 years (And I'm only 29)! It is a wonderful powder for setting your make-up - a friend at work actually asked me what this "magic powder" was I put on my face that made me look so good. I apply it as needed thoughout the day. I have oily skin and this helps control the oil, also. I love it, although I don't really care for the compact version of this powder. Does a wonderful job of setting your foundation. Doesn't settle in your pores, lines, etc. However, if you are not pale or light complexed, I wouldn't really recommend this (the powder is white). Might make you look ghostly.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This colorless, white powder is great if you are fair skinned, you apply it after your foundation, you use a fair amount, a few minutes later you brush the excess off, and I found it makes your foundation last a long time, a really matte finish, if that is what you want.