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on 3/17/2017 3:32:00 PM
More reviews by spaflam
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
Nope. Never again. Talc can cause certain types of cancer (Ovarian, etc.).Ain't nobody got time for dat!
on 3/6/2017 2:45:00 AM
More reviews by az203
Skin: Combination, Olive, Cool
Hair: Red, Straight, Fine
I bought this specifically to use as a setting powder. My dehydrated combination skin has been funky lately, it's dry but still produces oil, not excessively, but enough to break down my foundation if I'm not careful. All my other powders have been too drying. I got this because I wanted to try out the RCMA, and this is basically the exact same thing, but with an annoying fragrance, but waay cheaper. Plus I don't have order it online and then wait for it, I can easily accessible at any convenience store. They even have the same useless cumbersome packaging. I had to purchase a separate powder jar with a sifter and put a bit of it in.My experience so far, it performs exactly as how people describe what the RCMA does. It doesn't offer much in the way of oil control, it mattifies initially, but if you're oily, after a while the oil will come through. That doesn't really matter because it completely LOCKS the makeup in place, like cement. Even if the oil comes through, it doesn't affect the foundation. The powder keeps my foundations from oxidising throughout the day, doesn't accentuate bad skin texture and prevents foundation breakdown. It works so well as a setting powder that I have noticed that when I blot throughout the day, my foundation hardly transfer, at all. And that's just what I wanted. A not too drying powder that doesn't leave my skin scaly with criss crossed crow's feet marks all over. I still use another oil controling powder on top, but only where I need it. My base stay intact all day, I still blot, but only once or twice, out of habit rather than necessity. I have used this on myself and others on a couple photo ops and it looks fantastic on camera, gives the skin a flawless even look, doesn't flash back. This matters a lot to me because I abhor a white cast, I avoid in my sunscreen, I avoid it in my foundations, the same goes for my powders. It can be used to buffed liberally all over the face (with a soft fluffy brush) and doesn't dry out my skin, even the skin under my eyes, which are the most prone to drying.I bought the smallest jar, the 50 grams one, for less than a buck. It comes with so much product at such a great price. I don't care if it spills or flies everywhere, if I lost it I'd just go to the corner store and grab another. As for the cancer scare, eh. Talc itself has been proven again and again to not cause cancer, it's the asbestos mixed in in low quality talc, and I hardly think they would allow it in stuff we use to powder our future generation's many a baby's bum. The only risk you get from inhaling this powder is probably choking on its horrendous smell. I don't smell it after I apply it on my face, but that baby powder smell that hits me whenever I open the jar can be a bit much, so I keep it away from my face.With all that pros and only a few easily countered cons, needless to say I highly recommend it. It's not a magical, all in one powder, but it does have its uses and is a very affordable, dependable workhorse.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 10/4/2016 12:44:00 PM
More reviews by Kezzaliciousbabii25
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This should be an essential for everyone because it can be used for so many different things! I use it after having a bath or shower to soak up any excess dampness (ideal if you're in a hurry) and it leaves my skin feeling like a dream, sooo soft and velvety! It soaks up moisture really quickly and is so refreshing. I also like to use it on hot days when I tend to get a little bit more sweaty, it soaks up unwanted dampness straight away and it helps to keep you dryer for longer. It is great for getting rid of odor, particularly in footwear, it helps to keep your shoes fresh and free of bacteria - and your feet soft! I am an oily skin type but I've never tried it for blotting or mattifying, I will have to give it a try! My main use for it is dry shampoo - it works better than most ones I've tried such as Batiste. It soaks up the oils instantly and leaves your hair looking like its just been washed and with added volume - its a savior some mornings and makes the hair more manageable! Just watch out for staticness and a white cast on the hair,be sure to brush it through well. The only downside to it is that it can get messy if you're not careful and it can end up everywhere, it can also be difficult to get rid of if you get it on dark clothes - you will need to use water to remove it. However, I love the scent of this stuff and a bottle of this lasts me a good few months if not longer. Plus its cheap, which is a bonus!
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 4/22/2016 9:25:00 PM
More reviews by JujuReally
Skin: Normal, Dark, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This is an absolute must for me! Works well, is cheap, and keeps me from chaffing when I am wearing tight jeans.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 4/8/2016 1:41:00 AM
More reviews by Bec9540
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Love this for dry shampoo and makeup setting and body powder too
on 3/25/2016 12:05:00 AM
More reviews by Babs81
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I have this in the Lavender and Chamomile scent...I love it...my bedroom carpet is always covered in it because I pour it all over my self after every bath/shower. Prevents sweating, chafing, rashes...most importantly I use this to prevent razor rash on my bikini area after shaving! Took me years to discover this...used to always get itchy rashes after shaving-not anymore! Never tried baby powder on my face before-I think I prefer my actual face powders but to each his/her own. A huge bottle of this only costs a few bucks and lasts about 100 years so good deal no matter how you use it...
on 3/24/2016 8:21:00 PM
More reviews by Nikki02788
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Holy Grail of all powders.😊pros:best for oil absorption cheapmattifies facebest for long flightscons:none
on 3/2/2016 11:08:00 AM
More reviews by stls
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium
I use Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder before waxing to absorb any amount of oiliness and sometimes after body scrub and lotion because I like the velvety feel of it. It's cheap and effective but a bit messy and can leave white marks on darker fabrics. Will repurchase though.Also I have used it a few times as a face powder and gives a soft focus luminous finish that's not overly matte or flat at all. I'd use it more often as such if I didn't have so many face powder backups.
on 3/2/2016 2:54:00 AM
More reviews by winnieye123
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I decided to try this for baking my makeup after realising that most of my face powders I used for baking contained talc anyway and can I just say, this is my new HG powder for baking. It doesn't create flashbacks and it also slides right off (some powders tend to stick to my skin when I bake, thus creating a very cakey and uneven finish to my makeup). Not to mention that talcum powder can also be used for so many things (dry shampoo, deo, etc etc). The price is also so good for a product so big. For all those who are worried about the risk that talcum powder can cause cancer, it wont, all talcum powders sold in stores around most of the world are cosmetic grade (including baby powder!!) and will not cause any cancers unless you (apparently) inhale it or shove it up your hoo-ha every day for 60 years. Although its still suggested that you shouldnt breathe in a tonne while you do your makeup.
3 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 2/15/2016 9:25:00 PM
More reviews by srao92
Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
Perfect if you are sweaty like me and aren't keen to just keep spraying your deo all day long. This lasts fairly long, prevents chafing and sweat, and also is great for setting makeup. My only gripe is the packaging which I guess reduces the accidental spread of it but can sometimes be hard to work with.
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