Christian Dior • Poudre Libre (Loose Powder) • Loose Powders
|Would buy this product again.||73%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Got rid of my bobbi brown as wasn't matifying at all. Mhh not too sure the Dior one is any better so far. It does give a better looking finish but not sure it's any better at setting as I had read it would be. Colour 020 same as my Dior skin foundation though is a very good match. Mac NC 20 25.... Still searching for my HG but ok for now...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
It's supposed to be hydrating but i find this powder extremely drying on my skin. Also it's way more matte than luminous...so really didn't work out for me.....
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
i just love this powder. granted, it is frightfully expensive, but for me, well worth the price. it glides on so smoothly on my face and really, i couldnt believe it, but with this powder, my face feel so soft and smooth.... i can actually feel the difference as i apply it. the powder is so fine and soft. I bought it specifically to set my makeup, based on the raving review of the one before me. it sets my foundation very well and as an added bonus, it controlls my oiliness. i have oily skin and it has been my habit to blot my face 2 hours after applying my make up. now, i blot after 6 hours and i have only a little bit of shine. quite a feat for my oily since puberty face. im just really happy with this product. i will definitely repurchase but i think this one will last me at least a year.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other, Medium Hair: Silver Eyes: Hazel
I believe I have over a hundred reviews here and this is the only one I've given a 5 in Overall Rating. Dior makes the absolute BEST loose or pressed powders, PERIOD. Nothing sets foundation like talc. The pigments within any Dior powder product are unlike anything else out there. It's been that way forever and does not rest on it's laurels as it maintains this quality to the present.They mill their powders in such a way that they are by far the "finest" (meaning texture.) Now I've read and heard how many cosmetic companies "jet mill" their powder which is supposed to give it the best and finest texture. I have no idea as to how Dior manufactures their powder or where they get the pigments from, all I know is there is nothing like a Christian Dior Powder, PERIOD. This applies to their eyeshadows and blush as well. They just melt into the skin becoming part of it as opposed to laying atop the skin. This is no small feat. I remember using Christian Dior products (especially loose powder to set foundation) in 1978 and even that long ago there was not a cosmetic company's Loose or Pressed Powder that could compare to Dior's. Highly Recommended and then some!!!!! When it comes to powder there is definitely something to be said about "Made in France."
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Black
I tried this loose powder because of my friend when i was in middle school,she's a model and loves dior(she's the one who's inspiring me to use Dior besides of John Galliano's couture). It has soft texture just as common loose powder. For me, it will be a bad splurge to steal this powder.It'll be wiser if you buy another loose powder from another brand.For me, spend more than 50 dollars just for a loose powder is trully dissipation.So far, i'd never got problem with using any loose powder. Now i'm using etude house dream on loose powder which is only approx.10 dollars/pc(in Korea) and it's good.BUT the best loose powder for me is :
Erhalogy acne loose powder,
Erhalogy is a brand of erha clinic (dermatologist clinic centre) which is managed by erha 21 group.
This clinic also sells personal product by its apothecary which is namely as erhalogy. The acne loose powder gives a really great sheer color and good formula for all skin type,esp.for oily/very oily/combination/acne prone/sensitive skin.
It cost 8 dollars(2 years ago) for a small powder pot.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
HG HG HG powder! I love this powder. Great for my combination/dry skin. It doesn't look cakey, or settle into fine lines. It's creamier than most powders, and leaves my skin silky soft. I use translucent medium. It's got a very slighty yellow/peach tone, which is much more natural looking. Controls the little bit of shine I get, all day long. I feel so elegant when I dust this over my face. I really like the packaging. It doesn't irritate my skin, make it itchy or cause break outs. Perfection.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I love this product, my face looks so much different after I've applied it. I feel you can fully appreciate its value if you and were earlier using a lower quality powder (like the Body Shop's loose powder in my case) and then switch to CD. It does have a downside, however, it leaves my rather oily skin quite dry, I have the impression it will perform much better once the winter is over
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Green
This review is for the Capture Totale High Definition Loose Powder by Christian Dior in "bright light". By far the best loose powder I know although it`s ridiculously expensive and the chunky container only contains a tiny quantity (on the other hand you get an extra brush together with the puff which is durable and very useful). The powder itself is simply gorgeous stuff. It melts into your skin like a nurturing treatment, leaving nothing but even, glowing skin instead of a dusty, chalky layer. Nobody can tell that you`re wearing powder and nevertheless you achieve a flawless complexion. It seems to erase wrinkles and pores. I can even do without any foundation beneath, just a bit of concealer is enough and that means a lot as I have often problems with spots. I also find it extremely long-lasting - no touch-ups are neccessary during the day though my skin tends to be oily. This would be my hg if it weren`t that expensive.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
recently (just a week ago) i bought the CAPTURE TOTALE LOOSE POWDER in its lighter color (apparently does not come in "plain transparent").
anyway this powder gives you a silky finished and minimizes pores, i was amazed.
five minutes later i noticed it settled in my lid and lines.
the podwer comes w a brush, a new one, but i'll use the brush for BLUSH, for powder i like my brush to be puffy and rounded.
third hummmmmm but thanks for the "present".
So, if if i don't podwer my lids and marionette lines (by the way i am 35 how deep can they be?)
it will be ok.
So, as a pore minimizer, desto using it in forehead, nose and kin is really gorgeous.
i will re purchase, i think.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I liked the old version that I had used for many years much better. The new version seems to have stronger scent and chalkier texture than the old one. I also prefer the brush included in the old version. I guess I have to find my new fav loose powder.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I have the translucent powder and I guess its good.... I like to wear this on its own because its really cakey if you put it overtop foundation. I ADORE the new packaging, its so deep and pretty. I wouldn't repurchase though...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Other
I guess I have to say that I am reviewing the "old" version - in dark blue plastic square box with a brush, simply because I have not had a chance to try the new powder yet and won't have it for a long time (read below why) :-)
I bought this powder a couple of years ago (in lightest shade which is the perfect match for me) and have been using it happily ever since without the bottom of the box likely to appear in sight any time soon. I gave it 5 for price but actually considering how long I've been using it it's a very good investment!
The quality is outstanding, the result if natural and gives me a real airbrushed look.
Will absolutely buy it again! (if I like the new version, that is)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
Ladies, I do not know if I am the only one here noticing that but the DIOR loose powder has changed the formulation, along with the packaging.
So the reviews should be different for the ‘old’ powder, that know will be soon discontinued and I mean the entirely DEEP BLUE plastic square box, the one that came with a brush (a nice one, with the circular shape), and had a nice screw on cover to separate the brush for the powder - very useful when travelling as you could not spill anything.
I have been using this since I was a teenager in shade 601 Transparent – 20 years ago it was shade 600, by the way! (in fact Dior powder has been a staple for me since then. Only very recently I ventured into the complex world to loose powders and I am trying out new ones!!).
To cut a story short, I adored this powder: it was settling my makeup finely, no chalkiness, finely milled almost no colour, it lasted a long time as the box contained some good 28 grams of product.
Now the new version. I was in my local perfumery and I asked for the Dior loose powder, just to have a little stock as I am used to, to avoid running out.
Well the BA (a friend also) gave me this new version: a gorgeous sheer, heavy TRANSPARENT plastic square box (with smooth corners though) with a deep blue cap (mind you only the cap), with a silver Dior Logo. Smaller than the older version, I noticed immediately.
This new version has no more the brush (guess it was to expensive for them in the long run) but a puff and the typical little sifter.
Please note that I did not buy the Extreme Fix, as I know that has a black cap an not a blue one.
Ladies, I got home, tried it up and... WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT!
The new version of the powder is NO LONGER the same as it was. I noticed it immediately: the milling is gross, it does not blend into the skin like the other was, the colour is different (still the name is the same, called Transparent and number is 010, first of the range), it’s white and you do notice it on the skin.
In addition skin is in discomfort: it started somewhat itching/pulling? Bad sensation. So I got to understand that the formula has really changed. Bad, bad. As I had left some old version powder in my old Dior box (the all deep blue one) I did a comparison check on my skin with the two powders, just to be certain I was not mistaken: they ARE different: the colour, the milling, the softness, the blending into the skin… my God, they buggered me!
But the top of my disappointment was when I analyzed the box: they sold me at the same price of the old version (39 Euros, not cheap) a jar which content is ONLY 16 grams???????????????
Basically I almost paid the DOUBLE a product I am not OK with!!!! (in Europe we cannot bring back cosmetics once opened, otherwise I would have done it).
Outrageous. I do NOT get these Manufacturers. Why do they change something that was having such a success? Oh, in this case it was done for saving money on our backs… less product and of a poor, poor quality. Please do not let be misled by the super luxury packaging….It’s not worth the content.
Definitely a no-buy (anymore).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I am so glad they re-did the packaging on this, it now has a proper sifter, just one top and a puff applicator very unlike the original packaging which was messy and lent itself to application overload. This is light, yet covers, sets but gives a soft glow...love it. I have it in the darkest shade, 03 but this is just dark enough to give a bit of extra colour and lift to the skin which I like instead of then having to layer bronzer on as well.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
My face looks FLAWLESS when I brush/pat this on. I was so shocked..my skin never looks this good.
It didn't make my face shiny nor did it leave a dry, cakey feeling. It gave a beautiful finish and although I have sensitive combination skin, it didn't cause me to break out. Throughout the day, my makeup stayed put which normally isn't the case. This product helped absorb any excess oil my skin produced and gave me a slight glow. It's now my HG loose powder and I adore the luxurious packaging. Dior also provides a generous amount of powder so it should last you a while.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Definitely a great powder and I'm very happy that I found it (thanks to reviews here)! My face has almost cleared up from acne and irritations and now I can get away with just using a corrector and this powder to get a beautiful luminous and very natural finish.
The powder doesn't break me out (like Guerlain's Les Voilettes), it is quite good at preventing shine (but my skin is not very oily) and it doesn't make the skin feel dry or flake.
Will surely buy again, if it ever ends.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
I like this powder.
I am using this stuff for some time now and it did not break me out. I have had acne and I am still prone to breakouts so that's great.
It's an okay powder. It does not hold the oil from the skin that long though.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I am twofold on my opinion of this product. A friend introduced me to it perhaps about 5 years ago and despite its expensive price tag, it immediately became my HG of loose powders.
********1st part of the review: PACKAGING******* packaging is a little impractical: the screw-top turns MAYBE a quarter turn, but it doesn't stay tight, nor does the box top lid over the screw-top... when travelling, I'd either transferred some of the loose powder to a small sifter, or put rubber bands around the box to keep it from opening and spilling everywhere (let me say I learned this lesson the hard way!). However, the brush that comes with it is a FANTASTIC face brush, and there is PLENTY of product to justify the price; I'd say each container on average lasted me a year. Plus, there is a very nice removable fabric sifter to pick up product with the brush sparingly without getting too much product on the brush at any time.
********2nd part of the review: PRODUCT ITSELF*********Now, I have very fair, very light skin (I'm a redhead), and many products easily irritate my skin. This never did. Then, about a year ago, I purchased a replacement, and this was around summertime. I noticed a slight packaging change (merely cosmetic changes, nothing to improve the functional design). I should have realized this meant there was an ingredients change too, but didn't think about it that much. Then, after digging into the newly purchased powder, I started breaking out like crazy, and I hadn't broken out this badly for this long in years. So, I thought at first maybe it was because it was summertime, I was sweating more, getting more oily, working out, etc. But FINALLY, after excluding everything else AND visiting a dermatologist (who didn't figure it out either), I decided to get out the packaging and compare ingredients (I keep packaging for a while specifically for this purpose). The ONLY ingredient that I immediately noticed was that TALC had been added to the ingredients list. This is how I figured out that talc was my culprit, and I was sensitive to it. So finally, I had to go find other powders (all the talc-free ones seem to be pressed or mineral -- both of which I don't like at all!). But guess what? After giving up my favorite powder, which now contains talc, my skin cleared up very very quickly. What angers me most (yes Christian Dior, I'm speaking to you now!), is while the cost didn't change (approx $45 USD), they caved and started adding talc, which in loose powders, is basically a cheap filler. I intend to contact the company (I got the phone # for the boutique location in Beverly Hills) and complain. They added cheap and impure ingredients to what was a beautiful, silky smooth, highly milled powder and the price is still just as high, and now I have a whole container that I cannot use.
********* BOTTOM LINE********** Long story short, this once was an AMAZING loose powder, now I am on a search for its amazing replacement: one that is silky, translucent light, highly-milled, mineral-free (I don't like the heavy coverage of mineral powders) and most importantly, talc-free! If you have sensitive skin, I would say to avoid this powder now.
Footnote (12/2007): For those of you who say this powder does not control your shine all day, you are correct, BUT... a translucent, "finishing" powder is really not meant to keep your shine at bay the whole day through. It is meant more to dust over your foundation/concealer in the morning to dispel the sticky product and to set it; it is low in pigment, so it's more to "finish" your look and set your makeup, but it is too finely milled to control shine all day long. I LOVE MAC's Blot Powder, which is a pressed compact to apply throughout the day as needed; it helps soak up any areas of shine, without matte-heavy/cakey product buildup. If you like the finish of the translucent powder, use a the Blot Powder compact for touch-ups.
AND! I now use (thanks to reviews on this site) Chantecaille's Talc-Free Loose Powder. It's my best alternative, but I still miss my CD Poudre Libre.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I tried this powder after reading the reviews here, and it's fantastic! I have been using T LeClerc, which is also a terrific product, just that it's difficult to locate T LeClerc counters in Malaysia. CD's powder is cheaper compared to TLC, but the quality is very similar. The fragrance bothered me at first, and I was worried that it'll cause breakouts to my troubled skin. I have oily, acne prone skin which was quite congested for a while. Suprisingly, it didn't cause me any problems, and actually gave me a bit of a glow that had been missing for a while! Oil control was fine, I didn't need any touch ups throughout the day, when used together with Clinique's Clarifying Makeup Skin Care Formula foundation - I just blotted with tissue once or twice a day. Its long lasting wear was an added plus. In terms of packaging, the large blue plastic case looks a bit too fragile to be travel friendly, but the screw on lid that separates the brush and the powder was a very good idea. For the price (RM135) CD has been very generous with the amount of product. I've been using it everyday for 2 months, and am still left with half a box. A winner from CD, and will definitely repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have been searching for a loose p.and after the reviews i thought of buying this one...My personal first impression is that it is my HG of loose powders...
PACKAGE:Except the fact that it is in a plastic dark blue box,well it is very nice with the dior gold logo on. In my opinion it is one of the most beautiful package after the versace which i cannot find anyware in Greece.
COLOUR:I bought 601 transparent light which is very good mach for MAC NC20 skin,although the lady on the stand insisted the medium 621. The time she put it on my hand the medium looked ok but finally the light colour was the best mach,be careful when choosing shades i have other 2 that are dark for me...
INGREDIENTS:ethylene/acrylic acid copolymer,aluminum starch octenyl succinate,lauroyl lysine,parfum(fragrance),methylparaben,sorbic acid,talc,butylparaben,aluminium dimyristate,mica,hydroxyisohexyl3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, hexyl cinnamal,linallol,butulphenyl methylpropional,citronellol,alpha-isomethyliocone,coumarin,(+ may contain:cl-77492-cl-77491-cl-77499(iron oxides)
GENERAL OVERVIEW:The colour and the feeling is very very nice. However if someone don't like scented powders that one won't do. The money are quite ok for a DIOR product. 39 EUR. 25gr-0.88oz. ( bought it on sales 29 EUR).And although it has not the sparkles of chanel it gives radiance on face,which is great for everyday use. For an oil-combo skin with distilled pores works fantastic,gives light and has a quite good coverage for a powder.I would highly recommend for a person with the same skin type...
And i will definetely buy it again...
update...I keep liking this product as much on the begining.Does anyone know if this scent of CD that has the powder is anyone of those that are on market?I love the scent as well...