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on 1/13/2017 6:15:00 AM
More reviews by ED20
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Awful product. States it will 'absorb oil' but absorbs so much of my concealer and leaves me with awful white patches where it has been applied. Feels so dry and cakey. Do not recommend.
on 1/11/2017 5:07:00 AM
More reviews by jlc92
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
This powder is awful! I had been using a talc based powder so I thought silica might be a good change. Sold out in my closest store, so drove further away to buy it. Next day, packed it on, did a little bake, brushed it away and carried on with my usual routine. Ready to leave and my partner stares at me and says "ahhh have you not finished your makeup?" .... and I'm like "excuse me mate? what is wrong with my face!?" so he takes a photo and shows me and it was the WORST flashback! Not only flashback through the camera but I had these fugly white patches that you could only see in certain light. So the only time I used this powder again was to set my white halloween makeup.
on 1/10/2017 1:51:00 PM
More reviews by tabitha754
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
it is ok for powdering your overall face, but it has a super cakey and drying effect when trying to set under-eye concealer or baking. it is also not matte but contains tiny glitter particles, which is super annoying.
on 12/16/2016 11:46:00 PM
More reviews by Gymbrat81
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Was not impressed. And it was a huge mess. Going back to Laura Mercier
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 12/15/2016 1:18:00 AM
More reviews by StargateProject
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
I am somewhat pale (NW15) and combination-dry; this loose, 100% silica powder looks both dry and chalky on me even when applied super-sparingly with a stippling brush. I am hesitant to suggest it as a solo finishing powder unless you are into a matte look, very pale, and have an oilier skin type. I feel like that is a lot of parameters, so I am giving this one a kind of sorry 3/5 rating.
on 10/21/2016 8:23:00 AM
More reviews by Lushluke
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Very good powder, no talc which I love, I put it on BEFORE my foundation. HG loose powder yall
on 10/18/2016 9:30:00 AM
More reviews by shazyhx
Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
I'm almost done with my 2nd loose powder from NYX. This powder is absolutely silky and really works to set your foundation. I tried several products including Nars Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder and Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder both of which are absolutely awesome. NYX to me a cheaper alternative and I definitely recommend it. I don't take selfies often but I have not noticed anything weird in my recent pictures (using NYX powder). I recommend it. Works great on drugstore foundations as well as luxury brands. Works great to set foundation before contouring with powder.
on 10/11/2016 1:31:00 PM
More reviews by czekolada1101
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Terrible. Only way you can describe it. Of course this type of powder with silica in it is worst for pictures - with flashlight especially, but this one is terrible even without any pictures. It leaves skin dry (my is kinda oily, combination type so it NEVER has happened to me) and makes you want to wash it as soon as possible as you put it on your face. Even without a flashlight it leaves white stains. It costed me 10$, but I wouldn't pay even 1 cent for it. Complete disaster
on 9/16/2016 10:14:00 AM
More reviews by polarpooch
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Other, Fine
I used to use the HD powder from IT Cosmetics. Until I read the ingredients: 100% silica. IT was $26, this stuff is around $10. Same stuff, does the same thing at the much more expensive version. It's very, very finely milled, so it does disappear on my face. I use it UNDER my foundation--as part of my primer step, and then very lightly over foundation. Keeps my makeup locked in place, and keeps it from degrading during the day. I don't use it for photo ops, because like most real people, I don't get many of those. I just use it to keep my makeup from sliding off my very oily face. And for that, it's A WINNER.
6 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 9/12/2016 2:01:00 PM
More reviews by WhatLiesBeneath
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Straight, Fine
The silica causes the washout in photos, a/c Kevin Goss. He cautions against a powder with too much silica vs. talc or other conventional mattifying ingredient because of this issue alone, and the first of only two ingredients in this product is -- silica. Yet another test to put Sephora through when testing their products in-store!
3 of 4 people found this helpful.
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