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on 6/19/2017 8:25:00 PM
More reviews by sadorange
Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
This is such a beautiful loose powder for setting my makeup, I can't believe I haven't written a review on it yet. I have dry skin, so I tend to be really picky with powders and while I do want to take down shine and make my foundation last longer, I want to avoid powdery chalkiness. My main gripe with powders is that they emphasize dryness and make my face look cakey. This powder is pretty forgiving on the skin and really blurs any imperfections you have on the skin. When I wear this, my face looks so impossibly smooth, and I look like I have NO pores. This makes your face look like smooth porcelain, and the first few times you wear this, you'll catch yourself in the mirror and stare at yourself! It doesn't have an uber flat matte finish, but it's not a luminizing powder by any means. It mattifies slightly while making you look glowing, if you can picture that.. it just makes your skin look healthy and lit-from-within. Out of all the powders I have, this also keeps my oils at bay for the longest. The longevity extending powers of this powder, along with its smoothing and perfecting properties, makes it perfect for events and photography. It's undetectable and I get zero flashback with this.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 6/11/2017 2:53:00 AM
More reviews by Reeree91
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
MY NUMBER ONE POWDER !!! This beats Laura Mercier and by terry and cover fx and everything else in my collection!! This is gorgeous. I'm in love it makes my skin look it's best and smoothies out my texture and pores beautifully and is matte but not flat at all !! It's got a slight tiny healthy glow but it's so so subtle and not fake looking at all, makes you look super healthy and lit from within but also matte and perfected at the same time. I can't even explain it. This is sooooo under rated I don't hear enough people talk about this. Best purchase I've made this year.
4 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 2/27/2017 4:07:00 PM
More reviews by slnbrk
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
After only two days caused tiny little bumps around where I applied it (forehead, nose and sides of the nose). Felt velvety smooth after putting it on but at what cost? I was very disappointed after reading such great reviews. It has tiny speckles so can't say it's completely matte but the finish is natural. Since I have sensitive acne-prone skin, over the years I did my research and have quite adequate knowledge about cosmetic ingredients in general. Although the package states "non-comedogenic" it contains "algae extract" which is indeed a comedogenic ingredient (scores 5 out of 5 in comedogenic scale). I knew this before I purchased it but after seeing the "non-comedogenic" label I picked it up without further looking at the ingredients list. Huge mistake. I gave 2 points because of the sleek packaging and natural finish but would not repurchase.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 2/17/2017 4:54:00 PM
More reviews by nikokala
Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Other
The product itself is fine and silky, and sets the under eye like a dream. I'm as pale as they come and this product gives me a nice glow wherever I apply it. It does reflect a lot of light though, so if you see any flash photography around girl run for yo life. Overall a great product.
5 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 12/9/2016 11:26:00 PM
More reviews by KP1234
Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Warm
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This setting powder is truly translucent on my gold medium skin tone (NC35). I use a powder puff to press it on my Tzone and it leaves a soft satin-matte finish.Pores literally disappear, shine is kept in check, and it helps to extend foundation wear. It's so finely milled and leaves my skin feeling AND looking silky smooth.I chose this Nars because I was looking for a talc-free loose powder; I was tired of the dry matte finish that talc loose powders leave. I wish it wasn't so expensive because I use this everyday to set my Tzone and bake under my eyes and it's running out!
on 7/22/2016 7:16:00 AM
More reviews by GothicGal
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
This is okay. It's finely milled and silky, and applies nice but it makes my skin dry. And yeah in photo's I come out white as a ghost.And it's $54 AU so that's a pretty big con for me for a *just okay* powder. Would I repurchase? Nah.
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 6/13/2016 5:49:00 AM
More reviews by tuuz
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I have dry skin and do not use setting powders all over my face (to not look cakey). But I use this powder to set my under eyes and it's very great.PS. This will not give you a white cast on photos IF you dont use toooo much. Use it moderately if you are going to take flashphotos.EDIT: Just a tip; dont take of the stick! I took a needle and opened up two holes and that is enough! Otherwise you will have powder everyware when you open the cap. Plus it can be more "travel friendly" that way :)
15 of 16 people found this helpful.
on 5/16/2016 7:25:00 PM
More reviews by Hlcxo
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I use this powder to set my under eye concealer (Nars radiant creamy) and it works wonders for keeping it in place all day without looking cakey or powdery!I apply this in a light layer with the real techniques setting brush and blend the excess away with a fluffier powder brush if necessary. It is completely translucent so will work for all skintones and despite it being marketed as 'light reflecting' I feel like it is more on the mattifying side which I love for adding longevity to my concealer.PROS-Long wearing.-Doesn't look cakey or heavy.-Blends well.CONS-Isn't very light reflecting.-Price.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 4/12/2016 10:18:00 PM
More reviews by mbcccix
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
I was on a setting powder spree when I bought this and I regret it. Initially, this powder goes on nicely. It blurs all my imperfections and gives you a soft poreless look. Throughout the day, I've found that this accentuates my dry spots. I have combo skin (oily t zone and dry patches around my hairline and corners of my mouth). I've taken a flashback photo to test it and this DEFINITELY causes you to look like a patchy ghost. Not recommended...
4 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 3/23/2016 2:10:00 AM
More reviews by grumpy_dust
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
I have been using this powder for years, and realized I had never written a review. I love it. I use it as a finishing powder, and it does a fantastic job of smoothing out skin, and giving it a nice almost soft and silky looking finish. It is incredibly finely milled. The "blur" it creates is subtle, but I think it really looks nice and natural. It is pricey, but lasts forever. You really only need a very small amount. I tap a little bit onto the cap, swirl a kabuki brush, and apply to my face. I use it as a finishing powder. It is not an oil control powder, and is better suited to those of us with dry skin. Most powders are much too drying for my already dry, patchy skin. This powder doesn't emphasize any dryness.It doesn't create any white cast in photos. (other reviewers mentioned this concern) I just use a small amount. It is the kind of powder you very lightly dust on.To extend my foundation wear time, I like to use hourglass powder, and dust a very light layer of this over the top.
9 of 9 people found this helpful.
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