I'm writing this review for a completely self-serving reason. I have the distinct impression that some dumbass at Maybelline is about to pull the plug on this powder. Because that's what they do at cosmetics companies: Fix what's not broken and discontinue what is awesome.
Those of you who remember the tragic loss of Maybelline's other magic masterpiece powder, Dream Matte, will find a close approximation in this baby. It might even be better for those of you who like more coverage. This is more buildable--I would say to medium.
It is relentlessly smooth, dry skin friendly, refuses to cake, and much like the other one, magically fixes potential foundation disasters so you don't have to desperately scrub down your face in your workplace bathroom.
Can be used as a setting powder or a foundation. The package is bulky, but quality, and the sponge is good too.
The lightest shade, 10 is doable for my NW 13/15 skin tone. It is very neutral, but a bit too dark. I would whine about the shade range, but that too is what cosmetics companies do: Make 12 shades of medium foundation, and one light and one dark one.
Please buy this, because a) It's better than any drugstore powder out there, b) it's better than 85% of high end powders, and c) God knows what kind of crapfest they will replace it with.
Thank you. (I know I can count on you.)