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on 6/11/2012 10:48:00 PM
More reviews by bernsie
Skin: Other, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Silver, Other, Other
The best thing about this pressed powder is the color scheme. Although, I have a problem with L'Oreal's classification: Their Warm colors are actually Cool and their Cool colors are actually Warm. IE: Pink is simply the color Red with white added. Red is as Warm as a color can get. This is why water fixtures have the color Red in the direction you move toward to get hot water. Blue is the color you move toward to get Cold water. Any colors derived from the sun are Warm colors: Yellow-orange, orange, red-orange, red, blue-red and violet-red. Cool colors are yellow-green, green, blue-green, blue and violet-blue. The color wheel's North position is Yellow, which is neutral, moving West (left) toward orange and red is Warm. The color wheel's South position is Violet, also neutral, moving East (right) toward blue, green, yellow-green (olive) is Cool. Anything to the left of Yellow and Violet is Warm, to the right of Yellow and Violet is Cool. This is important to understand as opposite colors on the color wheel are called Complimentary colors, that is when laid side by side they enhance each other: Red (warm) is opposite of Green (Complimentary colors) laid side by side the red makes the green look greener, and makes the red look more red. This is why we call them Christmas Colors (they are vivid and festive.) When you lay them atop each other they cancel one another out: Green is often used in a powder or primer to eradicate or at least tone down the red in one's skin (like a blemish.) A brown eyeshadow w/red, orange (brick) will make green eyes appear more green. Orange and Blue are Complimentary Colors: an eyeshadow whose brown has a bit of of orange or yellow-orange will make Blue eyes seem more blue. The color wheel is cut between North and South, whereas cosmetic companies cut it East to West (this is inaccurate and does not serve the art/science of the reason for the color wheel in the first place. If you have dark under eye circles (which appear as a grey shadow, Blue being the undertone of grey then you need a concealer which is peachy, a Warm shade (yellow-orange and opposite of blue) a cool shade, which will cancel out the grey shadow. even if your skin is olive (cool.) English, Irish and Scottish heritage tend to have fair skin whose under eye and lid skin is thin, showing a hue of the blood which passes through them making the under eye area and lid skin appear red or purple-red to purple. Although their skin is usually flushed and appears rosy (Warm) they need a Cool (yellow, yellow-green, golden concealer) to eliminate the red-purple. L'Oreal's True Match line of foundation and concealers and powders and blush (which is always Warm: rosy-pink, pink, coral, honey, brick, red and combinations of these. No one blushes Cool: yellow-green, green, blue green and blue, blue-violet.) would match your skin to their so called Cool (pink,rosey; which is inaccurate as this skin undertone is Warm) and you would then be matched up to all products which are Cool: foundation, powder, concealer and the supposed Cool Blush, even though you may need combinations of Cool and Warm within your choice of these products as described above.All that aside (I'm sorry as this kind of inaccurate info is a pet peeve of mine) their pressed powder is very smooth and velvety silky in texture and application, though it is sheer, which is what you want in a translucent pressed powder otherwise you'd have a powder foundation. The talc is finely milled and appears very skin like and not at all powdered down flour. It will just matte the skin making it appear more smooth and even and pore less. This is what you want on a nose or forehead and chin. Let the cheeks glow. This also works well over your lip outline and lips before you reapply lipstick. The packaging is of thick and strong plastic with a mirror and separate compartments for powder and sponge. I like this separation as oily puffs or sponges (a sponge is supplied w/this pressed powder and is washable) when stored on top of pressed powder will cause the powder to form a hard film of dirt/oil and render the sponge unable to pick up and deposit powder. Highly Recommended. Wwsshhheeeww!! :-)
on 6/1/2012 3:39:00 PM
More reviews by alexanna7
Skin: Normal, Olive, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
I use this powder over some minerals or a foundation. I got the shade w4 and n4 for my neutral-olive skintone,it works perfectly! I blend this with my ecotools bronzer brush,to obtain that dewy finish look! Doesn't look cakey or powdery! It's just a beautiful dewy finish! Last fairly long,when you got your perfect color it's a plus! Love it!
on 5/31/2012 4:11:00 PM
More reviews by Viesha
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
I bought this in W3. While it wasn't a terrible powder, I found the coverage severely lacking. Instead of being called 'Super-Blendable', it should have been called 'Super Buildable', because that's all I found that I did when I used it. I replaced the sponge applicator after a time, and inserted my own flat powder puff thinking it would help pick up more of the product. It worked fine, but it was nothing amazing. When I need a quick touch up at work, I really do need a QUICK touch up - not something I have to build layers of before I run to a meeting. Most likely, this product would best be applied with a kabuki brush to achieve full effect. I'd pass on it, though.
on 5/30/2012 11:37:00 AM
More reviews by TheBrokenShadowsOfMySoul
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
OMG I hate this so much.... I got mine in W3 and as soon as it touches my face it turns ORANGE no matter what foundation/primer/moisturizer/oil control lotion I use. When I swatch it on my hand it doesn't turn orange so I'm guessing that it only oxidizes when it combines itself with the natural oils of my face. I do have oily skin so if you're like me don't get this!!!! Unless you wanna look like an oompa-loompa !!!
on 5/15/2012 1:43:00 AM
More reviews by linzerophe
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine
I purchased this product in W1 Porcelain. I was excited because I have very pale skin and this looked like a good match for me--hard to find. The powder is okay quality, very buildable but as you put more on it can get a little cakey. The color did match me pretty well. The packaging is quite sturdy, although the included sponge feels kind of cheap.The reason I would not purchase again is it smells BAD. I don't know if I purchased an expired product or what, but it smells kind of like rotten eggs. I used it for a couple of days hoping I would get used to the smell, but all day I catch whiffs of it and it's just gross. I'll give this away to one of my pale friends who doesn't mind the smell as much as I do!
on 5/9/2012 9:27:00 PM
More reviews by iLoveOneDirectionXx
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium
LOVE THIS. Totally a "true match" and looks so good! I've gotten soo many compliments about how my skin looks so good after putting this on! First I apply the true match concealer, then this. So quick and easy for anyone! A must have!*Directioner(:
on 5/1/2012 2:37:00 PM
More reviews by deanabailey
Skin: Dry, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I've bought several of these powders and LOVE them. For a drugstore product, it goes on smooth and velvety with no cakiness or laying on top of your skin. The puff that comes with it is like a sponge and applies evenly. I apply this over my foundation, I do have to reapply throughout the day ( I do live in humid weather too). I will definitely repurchase this for the price and flawless application it provides.
on 4/25/2012 8:09:00 PM
More reviews by ak1210
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
LOVE THIS! I've been using this powder since I was 14 years old-I am now almost 20 and I STILL have not found a powder better than this one-The shade selection is phenomenal for a drugstore product and it is long lasting and very natural looking. I can easily say that this would work for any skin type and shade- FAB!
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 4/25/2012 3:04:00 AM
More reviews by Jessie93
I am absolutley in love with this powder. It goes on so smoothly and it gives amazing coverage. I use this to replace liquid foundation because no matter what I do it always looks cakey. My skin is extremely dry and this powder doesnt look cakey at all and makes my skin look flawless. On my second one. Will never use anything different!
on 4/22/2012 3:33:00 PM
More reviews by manamana
Skin: Oily, Tan, Not Sure
I particularly love this line because of the variety of shades it comes in. I have a hard time finding products with warm undertones and this is a perfect match for me!The product is soft, pigmented and easy to work with. Not sure if I would ever use the sponge it comes with; I apply it with a powder brush to set in my concealer and even out my skin. I think this works great! It hasn't broken me out, it looks natural, it matches my skin and provides me with some very light, natural coverage. I imagine if I wore foundation underneath, this would be a major bonus.I def. think I will be buying this again just because it has been so dependable. Even if I do stray and try some other products, I can see this remaining as a staple in my collection.
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