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on 1/1/2019 12:35:00 PM
More reviews by cindy007
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
the trick to this powder makeup is finding the right color. that being said in my opinion go a little darker than you think you should. go too light and you wont like this stuff. go a teensie bit darker and it becomes HG (holy grail for those of you who havent figured it out yet, i actually had to google to find out).the makeup lady suggested i try wheat II. i looked at her with one eyebrow up as it looked way too dark for me. but she had an authority about her so i followed her suggestion. when i put it on.... it wasnt a "match" and it did make me look darker, but better. way better. this foundation is for the lazy among us who dont want to deal with liquids. and who has time? but its a miracle worker. wont collect in lines or pores. evens out skin. and this.goes no matter how much you pile on. i dont use it wet. tried that once. once. but dry... you have to try to understand.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 8/13/2018 10:36:00 AM
More reviews by katslaughter
Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
I wanted to love this powder. It is a lovely shade but the coverage was much too sheer for me. Didn't seem to build well either. It's not a bad powder, but for the price it didn't wow me. Worked just as well as drugstore powders that are a fifth of the price. It has a definite smell to it, but that didn't bother me. Didn't help with controlling shine but didn't make it worse either. I will use it until it runs out but I won't be purchasing again. I will continue my hunt for the perfect powder.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 7/17/2018 7:45:00 PM
More reviews by SK1994
Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
Coverage is excellent for a powder foundation. However, this is not for those with pores or laugh lines - it settles into them almost immediately. Also, anybody can tell that you are wearing foundation on your skin (applied three layers with my chanel kabuki - dry application). So, do not expect a "your skin but better" look. You definitely need at least three layers to achieve full coverage. The smell is also strong enough that when I drink my coffee wearing this, I smell the powder and not my coffee!
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 4/18/2018 2:12:00 AM
More reviews by jesuswalks
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I like it a lot.
on 7/24/2017 7:37:00 PM
More reviews by anad8
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Shut the front door!!! Where has this been all my life??? I have been on the hunt for a foundation for the last 6 years or so. I am 58 and shortly after turning 50, foundations weren't playing nice with my skin. I have probably sampled, bought, returned over 100 formulas. I finally settled on alternating between IT Cosmetics CC and Laura Geller Balance and Brighten, not entirely satisfied with either, but at least the finish was doable and didn't make my complexion look worse.I dislike liquid or cream foundations...love powder, but it's so hard to find one for older skin.I had a sample of this that has sat on my desk for a couple of months...I looked at it last week and fondly remembered my first publishing job out of college...and how everything in my makeup bag was Lancome. For some reason, I eventually strays away from the line.I applied it to my skin last week, and wow, just wow...gives me great coverage without looking heavy...no settling in pores or lines...no micro cracking or looking older than I am...no cakiness, just a lovely, soft focus that minimizes pores...actually understand that airbrushed look now. It lasted me about 5-6 hours before it began to fade a bit, but it still looked good...like it had melded with my skin...I blotted and gave it a light touch up and it was beautiful for another 4 hours. Its lightweight and feels fabulous on the skin. It also seems to be transfer proof as well. I use it with the Lancome waterproof concealer, which is a great combo!I promptly went out and bought Amande III, which is just the perfect, gorgeous shade for me.I will still use the CC cream when I'm in the sun, but this will replace Laura Geller as my go to foundation.Edit: I stopped using this as I began to notice a grayish cast...
15 of 16 people found this helpful.
on 7/23/2017 12:42:00 PM
More reviews by Prettybunnywithpearl
Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
The powder itself is very nice. It applies smoothly, feels luxurious, has great coverage, gives a 'soft-focus' effect to the skin, and it comes in a wide variety of shades and skin tones. However, the price has skyrocketed throughout the years... when I first started to use it (in '07), it was $21.50, then the next thing I know it was $22.50, then jumped to $24.00, then $29.50, and now last time I purchased it it was a whopping $39.50! Oh my goodness! I am truly not against paying a certain price for a good product, but that's a little ridiculous. And, mentally comparing the packaging to the past ones that I have purchased, I feel that they have cut back on the quality; it's still nice and aesthetically pleasing, but it feels like it could break now (before the plastic felt very strong and the hinges sturdy). And if you use this for an all over foundation, or worse yet, use it wet, you use the product up very quickly. I was using mine mostly wet this last time I purchased it; dry for touch-ups, and I used it up in less than a month; all with me trying to go easy on it. And even though it does have all those nice qualities that I mentioned above, the price to quantity ratio will prevent me from buying this to use as an every day foundation; though I do like this enough to buy as a 'treat', I kind of feel like I'm being taken advantage of as a customer buying this every month. A nice product, but one I will have to think twice about before purchasing again...
6 of 7 people found this helpful.
on 3/2/2017 1:28:00 PM
More reviews by Nessa714
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
Being 47 yo, its really difficult to find a powder foundation that wears well, doesn't creep into fine lines, isn't drying, and doesn't make you look like a corpse... This product is THE most amazing powder foundation I have ever used, next to Shiseido...it's buttery, hydrating, great coverage, and works well with the provided sponge, a flat top buffing brush, or a damp Beauty Blender...its expensive @$40+ but a little goes a long way. There's a great color selection for all tones as well...will definitely repurchase.
12 of 12 people found this helpful.
on 2/26/2017 11:26:00 PM
More reviews by LoveItMuch1
Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Lancome has done it again with this fabulous wet/dry formulation of powder makeup. The color Buff Beige is medium true beige that makes your skin look beautiful & covers minor imperfections. I like to go just a bit darker in all seasons, this color is but doesn't ever look too dark! It glides on dry so I've never used wet; it blends with your own skin moisture within minutes to give a nice glow to your skin. Coverage lasts all day & rarely creases, but if it does just wipe lightly & it blends instantly. This makeup is just like a mineral makeup, but the color is much better. I compared it to one of the mineral make up brands the coverage cannot be beat. I constantly get compliments that my skin looks amazing when I use it & I am 58! This makeup is the equivalent of Maqui Libre as far as I am concerned! The compact is sophisticated & they thoughtfully put a mirror & plastic cover inside so the applicator does not sit on the powder when stored. One suggestion would be to either include another cloth applicator or sell them separately. Try this makeup, you won't be disappointed! It applies quickly for working girls! You can use brush or the cloth applicator & layer the coverage. Lancome recently dropped the non-fragrance option, why do they do that? We sensitive women appreciate a company that cares; not just catering to the next generation!
6 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 2/22/2017 1:47:00 AM
More reviews by Bridget55
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm
This is a really excellent powder foundation. The color range is vast and I was able to find a suitable match for my skin tone in Rose Clair II. When paired with a the right moisturizer and primer (I use La Base Pro) I actually get compliments on my otherwise acne prone lackluster problem skin with this powder foundation. But I've had a compact for two years and I've hardly made a dent in it. This is entirely because of the fact that it's an over fragranced product. I simply cannot stand the scent of this otherwise excellent makeup. It's got this really strong 1960's grandmotherly scent I remember from my mother's makeup when I was a child. It's not just that I find the scent over powering. Alas it irritates my eyes and skin if I use it regularly. Lancome used to make a scent free version of this that I quite liked but they discontinued it. So even though it's great for travel I will eventually use this compact up and not repurchase. If you're not bothered by the cheap perfume scent by all means give this product a go
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 2/4/2017 6:17:00 PM
More reviews by Nica0306
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
I have been using Lancome for at least 25 years and this was the product that introduced me to Lancome. I can't begin to imagine how many times I have purchased this foundation. Just a couple weeks ago, I spent my Saturday (the entire day) online reading about different foundations and their reviews. I was concerned that my nearly 46 year old face might need something different than my 20-something face. My skin was and still is, both oily and sometimes dry. It appeared to me, most of the foundations geared to my age group are designed more for dry skin, which is not what I need. I also wanted a foundation that could be shear or full coverage depending on the day. Having the flexibility to use as a wet or dry foundation has truly spoiled me over the years and I had no clue. In the morning, I wash my face, apply serum and moisturizer, then I apply primer (when I remember), and then I use a foundation brush to apply my Dual Finish Powder. I leave it at that if I want a lighter look, which happens most days. When I am looking for more coverage, I use the sponge that came with the compact and with that I can control where and how much I apply. I use the edge of the sponge under my eyes and across the top and side of my nose, which has been a great concealer for me over the years. I then use the flat portion of the sponge across my forehead, cheeks and chin. To be honest, I don't like the look of heavy makeup and I don't like the way it looks on me just after I applied the makeup, but after a few minutes when my natural oils do their thing, I think my makeup looks fabulous! I'm going to be sticking with this foundation.
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