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on 10/6/2016 12:08:00 PM
More reviews by sterlingK
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse
So the price is great on this but the product still isn't worth it imo. This powder does mattify but it leaves a powdery, unflattering white cast (and I am very pale so this shouldn't be an issue). The compact doesn't have a brush or applicator of any sort which I can live without but there is also no mirror. I need a mirror for touch ups on the go, bringing a separate mirror is inconvenient. This powder also doesn't keep my face matte for very long, so overall not worth buying and would not repurchase. Better options for mattifying imo would be Revlon colorstay powder and palladio rice paper blotting sheets.
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on 10/6/2016 5:47:00 AM
More reviews by Camichang
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
White cast after applying,,
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on 8/30/2016 9:30:00 PM
More reviews by noname101
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
Well, I have only used this for a few days but I think I get itI love Mac prep and prime loose and finally finished after several years. I saw they now have a pressed one of the MAC but knowing this was out there I had to try itI'm NC20-25. This powder made my foundaiton look more grey/ ashy a bit and in bright lights I felt I looked kind of sickI will still use this powder and don't expect to have problems finishing it over time but I wouldn't get it againPrefer the maybelline fit me set and smooth for cheap setting powder. I found the same problems with stay matte
on 8/13/2016 6:13:00 PM
More reviews by jccmz
This pressed powder was highly recommended by a youtuber I like in a comparison review of drugstore mattifying powders. After trying it and forcing myself to finish it, I would say I prefer the Wet n Wild Mattifying Powder, which I'm currebtly using. Cons:1. I'm not sure if this ever really kept me matte. I do have VERY oily skin, so I never thought "the" industry standard, Rimmel Stay Matte, kept me matte either. 2. I like these powders to blur pores and leave a nice finish to my skin, but this one didn't do that.3. I don't like the texture of this powder, as I think it feels kind of chunky (not finely milled) on my face.4. Packaging broke very quickly after I bought it, and I don't think I was travelling with it. It also didn't have a mirror, which is probably why I didn't take it anywhere.5. After I depotted it into a compact with a mirror, I tried to use it for touch-ups, but I didn't like the way it made my skin look. 6. It is unsealed, so you take your chances when you buy it at ulta or another store where people have been swatching and touching products with their hands.7. All in all, I had to force myself to finish it and I really didn't enjoy it. Pros:1. It's cheap.2. Packaging is minimal, and I think a lot of people seem to like that. There is no sponge, mirror or brush/applicator that comes with product.3. It is a standard round shape and size so you can depot it into many nicer used powder compacts, like ones for MAC or Physician's Formula or Prescriptives pressed powders. Good thinking by essence on this topic as the packaging will surely break before long.
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on 8/4/2016 8:28:00 PM
More reviews by cheeaa
Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Warm
Nc42 skintone, lightens foundation abit,but not like Rimmel stay matte powder, also much less cakey than stay matte. Mattifying, liked it, but not a winner, because I'm still on the hunt for affordable powders which will keep my craaazy oily skin matte for longer. Very good for touch ups. Wish the powder is more finely milled which will make pores smoothen out better
on 7/14/2016 9:32:00 PM
More reviews by VeruskaRai
Skin: Other, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I don't think I'll ever by an expensive mattifying/setting powder again. The cheapie brands are making top quality stuff. I liked WnW setting powder but this was practically identical. Don't get me wrong packaging sucks. There's no applicator or mirror and the compact lid broke pretty fast. That said, it sets all day, doesn't cake. doesn't dry out. Just pretty beauty queen matte face all day!
on 6/10/2016 8:32:00 AM
More reviews by lauramariemaia
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
10/10Keeps my shiny face mattified all dayDoesn't change the colour of foundation or make it go white Very cheapAmazing
on 5/10/2016 9:55:00 PM
More reviews by bitchfork
Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
Aaah I accidentally deleted my first review of this and don't know how to get it back. Anyway. It wasn't very flattering to the product. I was surely complaining about how it kept being white no matter how much blending I did.So, it's been 3/4 months of using this. Its primary function in my routine is being an eyeliner base. I rarely need setting powdering, so a sebum control on the lids for a killer and long lasting cat eye is everything I look for. But, despite multiple trials and errors, there was nothing to do: it actually stood white and looked weird, all crumbled on the lashline. BUT summer had yet to come, so now, in the hot weather, I can see the difference. It melts quite fast but it actually controls greasiness. That's what I wanted it to do! I'm discovering its setting properties and it gets quite invisible on the face, but needs a light touch otherwise it would look terrible (you remember that Angelina Jolie powder mishap? Like that, right). Surely lighter than Cornsilk semimatte loose powder (which is the DEVIL for me but I'm working on controlling it). I'm starting to think my powder brush is not ok (as if! I literally found it in a forgotten make up bag on a train in 2012. I was peeping at it and as soon as nobody picked it up I stole it heheheh. There were many new goodies + a couple of good brushes. But since I know nothing about brushes, I think I did it all wrong)
on 5/8/2016 4:37:00 PM
More reviews by Kasey67
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
I love this for setting my under eye concealer. I love the way I feels and leaves no colour behind. I've almost used it up and will repurchase.The only thing I don't like is the packaging. It never even made it home and the clasp broke. I don't travel so this isn't an issue.
3 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 5/8/2016 3:54:00 PM
More reviews by blueblueblueee
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
I bought this after I began to use setting sprays that leave a shiny glaze on my face. I have an aversion to powder because my combination skin has been slowly tilting more and more towards the dry side with age, and I find I'm more prone to a chalky or cakey effect. This has not been an issue at all with this powder. This stuff is cheap cheap cheap and works. I use it with the e.l.f. Studio Powder Brush after the setting spray dries. I use a light dusting on my forehead, chin, the very tip of my nose and around my undereye. I honestly barely have to even blend it if I use a light hand. It really doesn't look powdery. It lasts, too...only on my rare oily days do things start to turn shiny by the end of the day. Would definitely repurchase. It does exactly what I need it to.
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