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on 2/17/2016 4:21:00 PM
More reviews by jordina229
Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse
I'm really glad I picked up this powder despite all of the mixed reviews. I really like this stuff. I have NC15 skin and was worried this would be way too dark for me, but it is not at all. It looks dark in the container, but it does not apply too dark or pinkish like other reviewers have said. It is finely milled enough that I can put it into a refillable mineral powder brush that dispenses it, which is a huge plus. It provides decent coverage, and does not settle into pores. I love the high sun protection this provides and the low price. This does not really mattify your face in my opinion, so if you were looking for a super-mattifying powder this is not it. Other than that, I have no problems with this powder and will be repurchasing.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 2/17/2016 2:24:00 PM
More reviews by Sooee
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
I am loving this powder. I use it to set my BB Cream. It adds a little bit of coverage and blurs things out more. It does mattify for the whole day. I removed the sifter and like it so much better. I apply using a brush. I love how it has spf. I got this for free in a New Years special gift with purchase on ELF's website.
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on 5/18/2015 5:35:00 PM
More reviews by hallie87
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I was reluctant to try this because, although it says it's translucent, it appeared to be a tad too much on the dark side for my fair skin in the container. I didn't need to worry at all. I put it on after my foundation and buffed it in...perfect. It didn't oxidize either. It also looked nice on my face over my primer. It hasn't broken me out and provides excellent protection from the sun. I got this for $3 at my local Weiss market when they had it half off. I always hated having to order online or only happen upon just a few products at Target, Walmart and some dollar stores. I'm not patient enough when it comes to makeup arriving in the mail and was frustrated with the selection in the stores until I moved and went into a Weiss market. I actually did this review more so I could tell others that, if they live near Weiss markets, they should stop in and check out the selection.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 7/28/2014 10:34:00 AM
More reviews by Formerann83
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
Better SPF than Colorscience at a fraction of the cost and this one actually blocks the sun! Gave me a few whiteheads but no sunburn. Probably won't buy again due to the bumps.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 7/7/2014 5:06:00 PM
More reviews by 4eyes
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
This stuff is great for those who wear mu and cannot reapply liquid ss over a made-up face. I always wear ss, but then I apply mu over that. I can't wash my face and reapply everything every 2 hours, so this is the next best thing. This powder is fragrance-free, non-irritating and does not me break out. It's labeled sheer, but looks a bit pink/orange in the container. I can't notice much color, if any, when applied, though. It's a finely milled powder that protects very well from the sun, and has a nice smooth finish. My only complaint is the bulkiness of the pkg and the loose formulation. However, elf's clarifying pressed powder contains MO, and my skin does not need more oil, so perhaps it's best that this is in a loose form w/o added oils. It's so nice that I am tempted to make my own pressed powder with it using the add-alcohol-mix-and-dry method. I can't believe this is so cheap - ColoreScience and PTR both sell powder ss and they're abt $30. Hmm, this is made in China ... don't know if the others are made in safer countries. I guess if they are that would justify the higher price. However, I don't like the powder-coming-through-an-attached brush that the others use (ColoreScience does offer other pking options). .
8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.
on 5/7/2014 9:34:00 PM
More reviews by SHeust
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
I was wary to try this because of reviewer comments about it having a pinkish tint on skin but I'm very pleased with it so far and glad that I tried it despite my initial reservations. I have used the Bare Minerals mineral sunscreen powder in the past and liked it but wanted something less expensive and in a jar, rather than brush applicator, format. This fits the bill perfectly.The powder has no scent and a quick search on cosdna revealed the ingredients to be minimally irritating which is great for my sensitive, dry, acne-prone skin. It does have a bit of color to it - not "sheer" as labeled. If you use a brush it dissipates the color more than the included puff does. The tint is slightly pink-toned. This powder does not oxidize.It has not interacted poorly with my other makeup (turning colors, causing caking). I wear over my powder foundation and under bronzer, but I may start skipping my powder foundation entirely and just wearing this. It has just a little bit of coverage, which may be just enough (with concealer) for summer.I have not burned with this and am very pleased with the SPF 45 protection. It has not caused any new breakouts or irritation (at least, yet). I love the jar although I agree it is unnecessarily large. I am happy to be able to use my own brush and not have one of those damn click brushes for this type of product that I can't choose the amount of powder with.I purchased this for $8.75 but I think the e.l.f. website sells it for $6 + shipping. It's a steal and I'm surprised it hasn't become a cult favorite already because it works as well as the high end mineral sunscreens at a fraction of the price. I've already bought a second jar. I definitely recommend this to those who want daily sun protection but can't or don't want to use a liquid sunscreen on their face.Update: After using this alone for a week on a tropical island, I can say the sun protection of it works well. I never got a burn. One day I got a little pink, but that was because this had sweated off out in the sun. That's the caveat of powders, they don't sink in like liquids (obviously) so while there are (many) benefits to them, there are drawbacks as well.I did find that wearing it alone, without other makeup, the tint was more of a problem. It made my face looks both too white and a little pink at the same time. It was glaringly obvious I had powder on, which is less than ideal on a tropical vacation - looks silly. Furthermore, I have noticed when using this in conjunction with my regular makeup at home, it 'rejects' my bronzer powder somewhat and does give somewhat of a whitish-pink cast to my face.Finally, many complain about the messiness of the jar, especially for travel, but I found it to be a minimal problem. Although I applied this with a brush, I keep the puff in the container to keep something pressed over the holes in it. I would just tap out some powder into the lid and use the brush with it. There was a bit of excess around the screw-on lid of the jar but it's not like it spilled all over my bag or anything. It really wasn't a big deal at all.I'm bumping this down to a 3 overall, but it's still a steal for powder sunscreen compared to all others out there. I just wish it came untinted.
on 12/18/2013 11:53:00 AM
More reviews by JenPhil1313
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
Once again, I am pleasantly surprised by the quality of an ELF product! This high SPF powder comes in a generous-sized, chic, square black container that looks like it would cost $50 and come from the MAC store. If applied with the powder puff provided, this provides coverage like a powder foundation. This first time I used it, that's how I applied it and I did not need any foundation. If you use a fluffy brush, the application is sheerer and gives coverage more akin to a setting powder. This is a lovely product- it provides a matte finish without looking chalky and doesn't make my skin look or feel dry. Additionally, the color works perfectly for my uber-fair skin. I would say that this powder has a slight rose-apricot tint to it. But it looks great on my skin! Actually provides a little warmth and color... particularly if I apply it over the whitening Coppertone Waterbabies that I typically use. I am going to buy a back-up immediately. This isn't sold in stores, but you can get from drugstore.com or the ELF website. I've been so happy with the products that I have tried from ELF that I plan on trying a bunch more soon.
on 5/30/2013 2:44:00 PM
More reviews by tori497
First off, I have not road tested this in harsh conditions. I will update my review to speak more of the SPF aspect of this product later. What I already know I like, and why I will continue to use, is the cost to benefits ratio. This stuff is super cheap compared to other powder SPF's and most others are white, creating a cast on my skin. This does have a tint to it but unless you are really caking it on, it is unnoticeable on my light/medium, cool skin tone. I can see for those with more yellow undertones, this may look a little strange. But again, I find it to be sheer enough to not color my skin. The packaging could be better. I left the sticker over the sifter and lift up from one side each time I use it. I am sure in time, the sticker will come off completely and make a mess. I use a powder brush with this, not the enclosed puff, so I cannot comment on that aspect of the product/packaging. There are really no directions about how MUCH of this to use to achieve the desired SPF level indicated by the product description. It mattes my skin, but does not make it cakey, and doesn't feel like I have anything on at all. I use a moderate dusting on top of all my other makeup and call it a day. If you are looking for something portable, unless you have a big purse, this is not the best. Perhaps at one point they will have a combined jar and brush delivery system to use on the go. I will update once I have used for its sun protection to the fullest, but for now I am pleased. I am not breaking out and did not go broke buying this product.UPDATE 7/9/2013: I wore this while touring botanical gardens out in the sun from 2-6pm. I brushed an even layer on top of my (SPF 20) moisturizer and makeup. It set my makeup beautifully and kept my t-zone shine-free AND I did not get ONE freckle from being out for four hours!! As an SPF, this stuff is AWESOME!!
8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.
on 9/14/2012 2:58:00 PM
More reviews by redlipstick47
Skin: Very Oily, Medium Brown, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I wish I could have made a go of this, but I could not. It makes such a cast on my skin that it is unwearable as is. Maybe if there were a lower SPF, I might be able to use it easier. I am medium-dark, African American and I had to mix dark mineral makeup with this just to make me not look like a ghost.I have this problem with a couple of so-called colorless sunscreens. Physicians Formula was a fail as well on this front.The only powdered sunscreen I have been able to use with success is by Colorescience, which makes one in in my skin tone AND the clear one is actually clear.
6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
on 9/14/2012 1:56:00 PM
More reviews by smsine
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
Love this! Yet another ELF win. This is the only sunscreen that I have seen in powder form. I recommend this to anyone and everyone!
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