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174 reviews
75%
would repurchase
3.6/5
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4.0
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4 months ago

This is a good, affordable finishing powder that can keep the facial oil at bay for hours. I like the waterproof version, with green packaging, which stays fresh longer. It provides a matte finish. The downsides that I am seeing is that the compact does not have a mirror and since it is white, it leaves a little gray cast. If this is translucent I would have given it a 5.

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About reviewer (28 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Medium, Warm

HairBlack, Straight, Medium

EyesBlack



5.0
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5 months ago

I saw this at Ulta for $3.99 and it was the price tag that sold me. I had never used a setting powder before so this was a good place to start! I mostly use this product to set concealer in places it might crease, such as under the eyes. So far I have had only good experiences with it! It has kept my concealer set for over 8 hours on an average day of wear, but I also have dry skin so this may …Read more

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About reviewer (322 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinSensitive, Fair, Cool

HairBrown, Wavy, Fine

EyesHazel


5.0
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8 months ago

I like this for setting my foundation. Works great both with liquid and mineral foundations. I apply it using a powder puff, and press it into my t-zone.

It can apply too white, but then I just press it in more or dust it away.

The fact that it‘s silicone-free is a plus for me.

The packaging is flimsy and cheap but I‘d rather they keep it that way if it keeps the …

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About reviewer (2 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinOily, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBlack, Other, Other

EyesBrown


1.0
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10 months ago

Inexpensive mattifying powder. I have oily skin and this didn't help any. Within an hour i was oily. My biggest issue is that it leaves a white cast really bad...

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About reviewer (941 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair

HairBlond

EyesBlue


5.0
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Nov/09/2018

Again, the Essence brand does not disappoint me! One of my must haves!

Pros:
+ Inexpensive
+ Packaging: comes in a compact form, easy to carry around
+ Does its job; I use it to set my undereye concealer as well as my eyelids to prep for blending eyeshadows. I do apply some on my t-zone as well
+ Does not give any flashbacks from my experience …
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About reviewer (85 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Medium, Warm

HairBlack, Straight, Fine

EyesBlack


5.0
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Aug/16/2018

I love essence! they have many good quality products at unbeatable prices and this is definitely one of them. The only thing about essence when it comes to eyeshadows and powders is the lack of great packaging as it Isn't as sturdy as other cosmetics and can lead to it breaking up when you start hitting pan but for the price paid i cant really complain. This powder is great for oily or combo …Read more

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About reviewer (205 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesHazel


4.0
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Aug/15/2018

For this price this is a good powder. No breakouts , weird whiteness , no major pore issue. Just a good basic powder . I prefer wet n wild’s bronzer / highlighter eg reserve my cabana / bikini contest , as those have a nicer texture that softens the look of the skin and is around this price range . Coloured powders also tend to give more coverage which I need.

Edit : not so happy now. I …
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About reviewer (519 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinAcne-prone, Fair-Medium

HairBlack

EyesBrown


4.0
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Aug/14/2018

I bought this product after running out of my Laura Mercier pressed powder. I wanted something less expensive that would hopefully control my oily t-zone even better. This product is decent. While the packaging isn't as luxurious as some other brands, it gets the job done and with it being approximately $5, I'm pleased with it. The overall finish is a little flat and slightly dry …Read more

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About reviewer (22 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair, Cool

HairBlond, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlue


5.0
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Jun/06/2018

I love this stuff. It’s cheap and cheerful and does a wonderful job of setting makeup. I have rebought this so many times because it is so good.

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About reviewer (42 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinVery Dry, Fair, Cool

HairBlond, Curly, Fine

EyesGreen


4.0
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Mar/28/2018

This product performs very, very, very well considering its ridiculously small price.

Pros:
- stays matte for a looong time (combo skin with oily t-zone and I use quite heavy moisturizers, I apply this powder lightly with a brush, still I never needed touch-ups)
- makeup stays in place, prevents creasing like a dream
- prevents oxidation pretty well, and lightens …
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About reviewer (15 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinAcne-prone, Fair, Neutral

HairBlond, Wavy, Coarse

EyesBrown





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