79% would repurchase
on 7/27/2018 7:01:00 PM
More reviews by xSaLYU
This powder takes some time getting used to. Graftobian is one of those brands that is mainly used by the "industry" heads rather than your general makeup lover. With that being said, this does have talc which I can imagine holds up better under the heat of bright lights, but the tradoff is that it does have a "powdered" look. However, it is superior as far as oil control is concerned. This powder definitely contains talc though! I have NC47 skin and bought the Translucent but be careful because this powder is super thick and applying too much at a time can make it heavy. It's also tricky to blend and it can clump up. It isn't finely milled per se.The trick is to use very thin layers and do NOT use this as a baking powder. You won't have to bake for oil control with this powder!With that being said, I think I may get the brown skin tone and mix it with the translucent. I haven't tested the flash but although the powder DOES look natural in daylight, I wouldn't be surprised if it showed up under flash. However...the finish itself is beautiful! I use this along with my Revlon Colorstay C/O 400 and my skin looks flawless! It lasts a very long time and even as my skin starts to get dewy, I notice it holds my foundation together enough that my skin still has a smooth look and my pores never show through. Instead of a dewy look it gives me a nice matte porcelain doll effect. I love it!The only downside of the packaging of the tub. It literally is a tub. Be sure to have a replacement sifter jar available as using this tub alone is super messy and wastes product.
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on 7/17/2018 9:06:00 AM
More reviews by MiaGracie
My shade is Lady Fair (for reference Phyrrah the beauty blogger also wears that shade, and I find if it matches her it matches me) I can also wear Ivory, but Lady fair (neutral vs ivory's warm) is far better. I tried the "Ultra-Lites" Pallette. I was surprised to find Silk Sprite, porcelain and Nymph too light to use except for concealer. It's rare I find something to pale for me. There is a great color range here.I had high hopes for this but could not get it to work. With a beauty blender, brush or fingers. Wet or dry, even stippled and blended. I have dry skin but a few areas I want a little coverage on. I have used stick foundations before but this just didn't want to blend well on me.I don't know if it wasn't playing well with my primer, etc...but I just couldn't make it work with any technique. Maybe it's just me since others love it. Even as a concealer only I found it hard to blend and cakey.When it goes "off" or bad, it starts to smell really rancid and eventually I had to throw it away but I never mastered using it, sadly. It may be just me, my skin or my technique though. It is the thickest, most pigmented foundation I've ever seen. I just couldn't get it to blend well on me.
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on 5/4/2017 6:49:00 PM
More reviews by PunkieP
I got the corrector palette based on the amazing reviews but this product was a huge disappointment for me. It looked super cakey, did not blend well at all, and it honestly felt like really cheap and bad quality dollar store makeup to me. Oh and it settled into my pores and made them very obvious and visible.
on 3/18/2017 11:20:00 AM
More reviews by lamipa
I'm surprised to be giving this product such a low rating based on so many positive reviews. I bought the hi-def glamour creme palette (in warm 1) and the hi-def corrector palette, without having any experience with the products/ brand, and was SO disappointed with them both! The actual colors of the products were great and matched my skin really well, especially the orange-toned corrector for my under-eyes, but the texture of the products made them completely unusable for me. I have a soft & smooth complexion naturally, my only problems are color related (dark circles when I'm tired, redness due to sensitivities), but the foundation/ corrector blended really poorly - left tons of tiny patches of cakiness under the eyes and on parts of my face, and it settled into my pores A LOT (and my pores have never been visible with or without product on). Also highlighted those very, very fine lines under the eye. I tried to make this stuff work with different amounts of moisturizer (no moisturizer to lots of moisturizer, left on to soak into skin or applied right on top) and different methods of applying - brushes, fingers, damp and dry sponge. Nothing made a difference. I would suggest finding some way to test the product before buying it, although it's hard to find an actual store that carries this brand. If you buy it online (I bought mine from Alcone), it's highly unlikely they will refund you after using even a bit of it. Graftobian themselves won't even guarantee satisfaction with their products, as per their website. Luckily, they aren't too pricey.
on 3/4/2017 4:34:00 PM
More reviews by Di57
I bought a pot of this to try when replenishing my supply of Graftobian foundation. Also got the Oxyderm moisturiser, which I love. But this Aloevation? The texture can best be described as a quivering mass of curdled blancmange. Has mine gone off? It feels strange (cold, sticky?) on the skin, and my foundation doesn't look as good as when I just apply the foundation over the Oxyderm moisturiser. Given the great reviews on here, I wonder what on earth I'm doing wrong!
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