|Would buy this product again.||31%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I'm almost 40 and have smooth, clear skin with no wrinkles. My biggest skin concern is large pores, and this product really made them stand out! Normally I use a liquid foundation, and then press in a loose powder like Estee Lauder Lucidity. Ludicity makes my pores disappear, but Photoready Translucent made my skin look too light, and the sparkles were messy and accentuated my pores. I won't be buying this again.
I have to admits, the packaging is pretty slick. The plastic case fits in your hand like an mp3 player (the powder window is the "dial" - clever!) but the included brush is pretty flimsy.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I like this powder to use over my PR foundation. Very good for just setting your makeup without adding more colour. I wish it had less sparkles but it's not overly glittery. This powder is very soft and is perfect for those with fair skin. The packaging is a little bulky, they could have done away with the brush it came in and made the compact smaller.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Its an OK product, i gave it three's all around, it doesn't keep my oily skin at bay but it does an okay job of setting foundation. Eh, its not amazing or horrible but i wouldn't buy again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
The brush was terrible, almost completely useless (except to annoy me, I pitched it almost immediately). I have used this successfully as a "setting" powder but that's only because I feel silly for just chucking out the whole package. This seems like a small complaint but considering you have to spread this product all over your face I need to mention that the smell of this powder makes me almost gag. I hold my breath when I apply it. It smells like artificially flavored cherry or almond. Awful, but smell has dissipated as I have used it also when I used it on a friend of mine she said she loved the smell. I wouldn't buy this again, color variation is terrible and there are less annoying setting powders out there.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
horrid... i got this in med/dark... too cakey and clay light... wont by this ever again...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
okay so i bought this product the other day i love it..i use MAC's studio fix foundation and then i set my make up with this . i found that the brush that it comes with sucks! but if u use a large powder brush and stipple it a little then like spread it all over your face the application look very nice i am fair/medium and this stuff is amazing for me does not leave me to caked up looking and i have no complaints besides the brush thingy but that;s not something serious i think the way people apply might be the main reason why this isn't receiving very good reviews
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is the WORST foundation I have purchased in a long time. I went into Wallgreens to buy my L'oreal stuff, and the SA convinced me to get this. I don't know why, but it seemed this was the product to push. It is awful! The brush picks up a lot of product and it kind of just "falls" off. The powder simply sits on your face. You know why they can claim this is natural looking? Because it covers NOTHING! I mean, you might as well not have make-up on at all. It is almost as bad as the Neutrogena Sheer Minerals or whatever it is. For reference, Maybelliene PureStay powder foundation and L'oreal BareMinerals are ones I use from the drugstore. Some people dislike the sparkles in this powder; I don't see too many sparkles when applied. They are in there, but it doesn't bother me much. Save your money ladies. You can save the 12.00 and go outside without foundation, and look pretty much the same.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I really like this product. I am really light-skinned, so I don't experience the white cast that others are talking about. This powder is really good at making your skin look like it's glowing, however, if you don't like the little sparkles, this isn't for you. This powder also photographs really well. I use this with MAC mineralize satinfinish foundation and they go together perfectly. I do recommend using this is a big fluffy brush, because the application really affects the way this looks. DO NOT APPLY IT WITH THE BRUSH THAT IT COMES WITH. It looks bad this way. The packaging is a bit large for what it should be, but its not a dealbreaker.
***EDIT *** I had to change my thoughts on this one. I went to a theme park the other day and saw my face in the sun and noticed I looked like a freaking disco ball. UGH, onto a new powder.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I heard many good reviews about the foundation, but I really didn't need a new foundation at the time, so I thought I would get the powder. I'm not going to lie, I don't know if it was the one i got, but I couldn't open it..I had to keep getting someone to open it for me, but after I while I got it. I really do like this powder. I have it in light/medium shade and it isn't too dark. It also has light sparkles in it which I don't mind but other people might. It does come with a brush which i threw out and used my own. Overall, I do like this product and would recommend.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is part of my permanent purse stash. Note: I do not have oily skin, I mostly use it to get the sheen off from foundation or skin cream and set my make-up. It brightens up the skin and evens it out. You need to blow off the excess powder from the brush before applying, just like any other powder. I really don't have anything bad to say about this, other than the case is hard to open. The fan brush included is suitable to do a good enough touch-up job. I would repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Other
Wow, I am amazed at the lack of positive reviews on this product! I think it just boils down to misapplication. As with any makeup product, if you don't apply it correctly you will not get good results. I was hesitant at first because I am African-American with a capaccino like skin tone and most finishers I try make me look ghosty (I practically live at sephora so ive tried them all). Not this one! After applying my moisturizer, foundation, and powder I apply this to my tzone and other oil wary areas. As with any finishing powders, you MUST shake off the excess powder off your brush. This is the main reason why people are getting the ghost effect. After that just lightly blend it in where you want to apply it. After a couple of seconds of stroking the white will disappear! This does not change the color of your foundation but if done correctly will set and brighten your makeup. Love love love it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
this product suits fair skintones.. average oil control.. a MAC blot dupe (light) IMO.
see my full product review here:
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I bought this product at Shoppers one night when I was in desperate need of a powder, and I got 500 extra Optimum pts for purchasing it.
Plus, it looked legit. When i got home I read the reviews without having tried it and I was terrified, but honestly, I don't find is AS horrible as some of the reviews claim.
Yesss it tends to make faces look slightly paler/fairer (I'm using the lightest shade: #010 Light/Fair. Used alone on skin, it does a pretty decent job of covering redness and brightening eyes. But if you have any other product on already (this includes mosturizer!) the powder tends to just sit on top of your skin, in sort of, clumps. It's not so nice lol. I won't repurchase, but i'll use it for the time being.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I tried this product not expecting much, but I actually really like it! I use the PhotoReady liquid foundation and mix it with the Colorstay foundation to get my perfect shade. This, over those two leaves a nice matte finish to my face and doesnt look cakey or too powdery. I love it!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
chalky and sparkly, it feels like you just got a face full of glittery talcum powder. ugh i can't even begin with this one
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I decided to try Revlon's Photoready foundation and got the Translucent Powder as part of a buy one get on 50% at Walgreens.
The price is o.k. This is a little expensive for a Department Store (DS) brand but I don't mind paying more if the effect is good. Having said that, I give this 3 lippies for two reasons. One, it vanquished my blusher. The blusher is a cream base and is not easily vanquished by powder used to set it. However; this powder lightened my blusher out to almost nothing. What's translucent about that?
I did find that I can use this over the rest of my face and just not apply over the blusher. This does work for me. But I'm not certain that I actually need the powder. In fact, the foundation seems to work well and last well (even threough s shart nap and a workout at the gym) on it's own.
I also found that I can skip the foundation and just use the powder and it gives me light but nice coverage for casual wear. Plus it does have light transfusers which make my skin look more flawless. Works sort of like a mineral makeup does. But that probably only works for me because I have really light skin. And this is why I haven't returned it to the store.
Overall, I give this 3 lippes. I'd give it 4 if it didn't squash my blusher on application (instead of setting it). And I'd give it 5 lippies if I really felt it was necessary to wear this over the foundation. In the case of my dry skinned self, the answer is "no, not necessary".
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This stuff can work well for me one day then look horrible the next. The days it looks good is usually when i have no foundation underneath and just dust it on by it self to even out my skin a little - those days it looks fine, natural and evens out my skin a bit. When i put it over my foundation it makes me look dull, clumps on any part of my face it decides to that day and looks cakey. Wont buy again, i need something that works always!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I was so excited to try the foundation after watching so many reviews on youtube. I wasn't planning on getting the powder, but I got the translucent finisher free at cvs with my photo ready foundation in 008 golden beige , and I have to say this stuff is awful. It is not translucent at al it comes out white with chunks of glitter. I don't know if the powder makes the foundation horrible, but that was awful too. When you are finished putting it on it makes your skin look dry and powdery. I returned both the powder and foundation and sticking with my smashbox healthy fx hd foundation, and still looking for a cheaper alternative. The only good thing about this product is the mirror. It's a good size and right there when you open the compact. I tend to break compact that have clear plastic, so I assume this would break if I kept it longer. The brush is course. I guess I didn't expect much from it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I've only used this once but I don't plan to ever bother with it again. It has a really powdery shimmery looking finish. This doesn't work well with women of color.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Other
UGH. I really wish that I'd seen the reviews here before I bought this stuff. It's terrible! Aside from the fact that it's quite glittery (although it doesn't look that way in the package), it's SO chalky. Though I'm very pale to begin with, it's far too white. Even with a very sparing application (just a few dashes with a large, fluffy brush), it looks I've been dusted down with talcum powder. And, like I said, there's the issue of glitter. Visible bits of shimmer on my face = bad! It went into the bin this morning, and I suppose I should be glad that I'm only out $9 instead of $13 thanks to Duane Reade's new, more generous loyalty program.