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Nars Soft Velvet Loose Powder
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on 4/19/2015 11:04:00 PM
More reviews by jeshaveb
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Actually this is my first time using loose powder. After reading reviews from this site, I finally decided to buy this powder 3 months ago in shade Eden. And then.... this became my holygrail!Despite of its awful packaging, this powder really works perfectly on my oily skin, especially on my T-Zone area. It covers really well and last up to 5 hours. Though it's matte finish, this powder somehow makes my skin look glowy and sooo natural.It's really light but build-able at the same time! This powder comes with a puff but I usually use this with my Real Techniques buffing brush.though it's a little pricey, but it has a large amount of size. I often "transfer" this powder into a small container so that I can bring it everywhere I go.repurchase? of course!
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on 1/27/2015 6:28:00 PM
More reviews by danibennett97
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I have the soft velvet loose powder in flesh and I have to that I really like it. It looks so beautiful on my face and it does not cake up and look unnatural , you know what I am talking about. It also feels really nice to the touch on my face. I really like this powder and I would buy it again when I run out. If your considering buying it go for it because it's a great powder. The packaging is about the same as all loose powders , their all messy. It's gorgeous to look at with the nars black and white logo.
on 11/26/2014 1:24:00 AM
More reviews by ksy
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
firstly, the packaging is oh-my-goodness kind of bad. it looks sleek and chic but that's it. it spills everywhere and after almost 1 year using, i still do not know how to use it without a mess. the powder is very fine and light and quite buildable if you apply thinly layer by layer. my skin is very oily over the T-zone and i live in hot, humid climate.it is weightless and feels like second skin. coverage is mild. it gives my skin the glow (in a good way) with a really natural matte finish. this lasts for about 4 hours before my T-zone gets oily again. however, i am unable to touch up coz it is impossible to bring it out from home due to the messiness. =( i find it is important to use only a thin layer to set my under-eye concealer (i am using estee lauder double wear) otherwise it can get cakey. setting power is ok.overall, i would buy again because of the lightness of the product + the glow and oh-so-natural matte finish it gives my skin. if only the packaging can improve so that i'd be able to bring it out for retouching when my skin gets oily again.
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on 8/11/2014 9:09:00 PM
More reviews by AbsolutSpaceGirl
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I'm still trying to figure out what I think about this product. Like the other reviewers have said, the packaging is awful. I won't go into that. Here's the backstory....I have a friend who is a makeup artist and recommended to me another company's CC cream so we tried different shades in the store. I was wearing that for awhile and wanted some powder to go over it so I went to Sephora. When I walked in the SA said to me, "Oh honey.....your face is lighter than the rest of you." in kind of a rude way so I figured my friend hadn't done a very good job matching me up (I'm not the most experienced makeup user). So I told him I wanted the NARS loose powder and he and another SA acted like I may have well been from Mars. They'd never heard of it and acted like I was ridiculous for requesting such a thing. So I asked if I could get color-matched using the NARS pressed powder. The SA grabbed a brush, did a couple of swipes in Desert, put it on my arm, and said, "This one." (For the record I'm NC25 with yellow undertones. I used Bare Minerals Foundation in Fairly Light.)I ordered it online with some trepidation; had I not gone to Sephora I never would have picked Desert for myself. I think I would be between Eden and Beach but for that much money I'm going to keep what I have. I think Desert is a little dark and too pinky for me. It doesn't look bad on (so maybe the SA was right) but I think it could look better. Staying power isn't horrible but I live in a very hot and humid climate so my expectations may be too high. It should also be noted that the only other loose powder I've used is Bare Minerals so I don't have much to compare it to.I'm still experimenting with different ways to use this - some use the puff, some use a foundation or other kind of brush. I'm trying a couple of different foundations to wear under this so I think I'll like it better once I find a good combination. I'll post an update if that happens or if I try it in another color.
on 2/20/2014 10:28:00 AM
More reviews by vwzen81
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
This powder is just okay for me, nothing great. I ran out of my favorite loose powder (Laura Mercier) and decided I wanted to try something new for the heck of it. Well, I should have stuck with what works. I’m an NC10-15 and ordered the Snow color; it matches me perfectly. I also like the packaging; typical Nars matte black container with a nice mesh sifter. That is pretty much where my likes end with this powder. When first applied this powder looks amazing, I am talking airbrushed finish. But after it has been on my skin for about 3-4 hours and mixes with my natural oil and foundation it starts to look heavy and cakey. It also does not keep my t-zone matte for very long and if I try to blot with my oil control pressed powder from Neutrogena it just starts looking like a hot mess. So, I ended up reordering my Laura Mercier powder and now I’ve got a full tub of this Nars powder that’s going to just sit there unused.
on 11/20/2013 7:13:00 AM
More reviews by poohlisey
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
This powder really keeps my oil at bay in the hot humid weather and it also gives you that beautiful velvety soft touch to the skin. I got this in beach and it's perfect for my NC30-35 yellow skin. You get a lot of product and the price is good for a high end product.. but, I really do HATE the packaging. I had to transfer some of the powder to another container.. I would repurchase this again just because it performs really well.
on 9/8/2013 3:04:00 PM
More reviews by MsLove
Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm
Hair: Other, Other, Fine
Best.powder.ever. I have used this as a setting powder over foundation, and also just over moisturizer/spf before leaving for the day. It lasts ALL day long with no need for touch up. No separating or shininess later either. I've used MAC, Lancome, Chanel, Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown and Makeup Forever. NARS offers the best coverage, wth the most natural look, that lasts the longest, with the best color, for the best value. For reference my skin does whatever the hell it wants to do, sometimes oily, sometimes bone dry, and this works with ALL of my skin changes and any corresponding products I need to change it with. I've been using it for nearly 5 years now. HG4ME.
8 of 8 people found this helpful.
on 7/14/2013 11:14:00 AM
More reviews by bunnylove07
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
MY HG POWDER OF ALL TIME! I purchased this online from Nordstrom (there is no Sephora in Australia and I find Mecca Cosmetica assistants to be really snobby and rude). After briefly researching on the internet, I thought "Beach" would be the best shade for my MAC NC 25-30 Asian-yellow undertone skin...and guess what?! It is a perfect match! I was so excited when it came through the mail because of the rave reviews. I agree with other reviews out there, the packaging for this product sucks...It gets so messy that I have to use a small powder puff to prevent powder from falling out of the container. However despite the crappy packaging I LOVE this powder and I don't think I will ever stop using this product! It always gives me an even and flawless glow. I have combination skin, so after a few hours my natural oils slowly begin to seep out and I get this natural dewy glow that I really love! I have used this powder for many formal events including weddings and it is very photo-friendly! The powder is finely milled and I have never had an adverse reaction to this product.The only downside is the packaging however the powder is absolutely perfect and I will continue to repurchase this product no matter what! It comes in a whopping 35g container and I highly recommend this product...for the price, quality and quantity you won't be disappointed!
on 1/2/2013 7:05:00 PM
More reviews by Rhonda2010
Skin: Dry, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Took my sweaty, humidity struck face in the summer and made it look fresh. In the winter, doesn't irritate dry skin, but gives a polished look while setting makeup and absorbing sweat, oil. lasts a long time and the packaging gives a sifter for extra choices when applying and a vintage puff that looks really chic and classic.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 9/20/2012 4:22:00 AM
More reviews by mi55bonnie
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
So far this is my favorite loose powder at the moment because it has a good oil control for me. I have dry combi skin. It stays naturally through out the day, even when the weather is hot, I just have to dab and my face would remain the same. I use this after sunblock but I have to apply this with puff not with powder brush because powder brush gonna make my face looks cakey. People said the packaging suck but I don't know because I'm not bought the full size yet. This powder is doing a better job than Mac select sheer loose powder and Mufe super matte loose powder. I have this in Flesh (NC 20). I hope this powder not gonna make me break out because I'm thinking about buying the full size. Edit: I think I found my HG loose powder. It blends very well with my mufe hd foundation and doesn't make me look cakey and it really has a good oil control. Love it...
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