Shade: Medium-Dark (BLP03)
Disclaimer: This has become sort of a rant because well, NYX isn't really a cheap brand where I live.
This guy here is kind of new to makeup, and was wanting to get something to tame his sweaty, gross, super duper oily face. (Not saying it lightly, I'm talking mixing THREE pore filling primers OILY.)
But the thing is, as a student, blotting paper is a no-no considering of how much you pay for something you need to buy so often. (This big man face can't be blotted with 1-2 sheets a day.)
Anyway, after a really good experience with the NYX Tea Tree Oil Blotting Paper and because I wanted to get the most bang for my buck, I decided to give blotting powder a try.
So I went to the nearest department store to swatch the differents shades of this, and BOY. ARE. THESE. POWDERS. LIGHT.
Because of my weird latin/mixed heritage, when the sun hits it, my skin constantly changes shades between a MAC NC25 and Donald Trump, and looking like the latter when I swatched it, I bought this shade (Medium-Dark) and I can say that it looks pretty nice whenever I'm tanned or untanned.
But, OH, SNAP! When you go to blend it, it just looks awful and sits on any dry patches left by my acne scars. It also gets "grainy" if heavily applied, so I prefer dusting it lightly over my face using a brush face brush instead of applying with the puff included. This can also work okay as a setting powder, in case you were wondering.
Finally, in my opinion, there's not much product in the compact, with only .29 oz./8.2 gr, I've already hit pan after two months, using it really sporadically.
In conclusion, I'd say look for a better one or just get one of their blotting papers instead. But if you wish to try it nonetheless, You. Do. You.
-Absorbs tons of oil.
-Can be used as setting powder. Not the best though.
-Wrong shade labeling. (Probably go a shade darker.)
-Weirdly soft, chalky texture.
-FALLOUT, lots and lots of fallout.
-Difficult to blend.
-Weird to apply with puff.
-Emphasizes any dry patches/scabs/acne scarring.
Me being nitpicky:
-Packaging is a scratch/fingerprint magnet.
-If you're not careful enough, the compact gets really messy.