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on 8/8/2015 8:46:00 AM
More reviews by HollyWould123
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine
I decided to purchase this on a whim after using up two Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder compacts and felt it was time to try something different. I purchased the shade Naturally Beige, though did not intend to use this as coverage. Instead, I was more interested in setting my BB cream and oil control. I threw away the sponge that comes in the packaging straight away and used my E.L.F. Studio Complexion Brush. I felt this powder got the job done for the most part, though it was on the chalky side. Face powder is not one of those things I feel the need to splurge on since I generally only use it in order to control oil and as a finish. If you feel the chalkiness is noticeable, I would suggest using a lighter hand and/or a setting spray. I would not recommend using this product if you have very dry skin, as this will most likely look too cake-y and enhance the dryness. I did not experience and breakouts, etc. from this product. My only two complaints are the color selection (there are only three choices) the product cracked/broke only a few weeks into me opening and using it. I did not keep it in my purse where it would be tossed around nor did I drop it. I simply opened the compact and went to swirl my powder brush inside it when the product basically broke into pieces. I still continued to use it until it got to be too messy. NYC is one of those brands where you get what you pay for. It's an OK product for a great price. The packaging is visibly cheap in the sense that the mirror is crappy and the sponge is completely useless. This product costs around $3 so the product breaking on me doesn't sting as much as say a $50 powder cracking on me would. This can be an even better buy if you have a coupon while it's on sale!
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on 3/28/2015 1:42:00 PM
More reviews by morphinization
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
I hope this is the right product as mine is also a black compact but it looks a bit different (maybe EU packaging?). Anyways, I got it in the lightest beige shade and it has some great coverage for a powder, leading to velvety-matte results. My face isn't super oily anymore since I've upped my skin care game so I never have to powder during the day anymore, but I have to say I don't have any negative things to say about it. I would buy it again as I prefer it over the catrice and essence powders due to it having more coverage, but at the same time I also went through the package VERY quickly. I still have some other powders to try but I'll stock up on these, NYC is cheap too :)
on 12/1/2014 11:42:00 PM
More reviews by beatsnbliss
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Everyone seems to have great results with this product. I can't say the same. to be honest, it does some OK coverage when it comes to blemishes and such, doesn't really last though. my skin seems to absorb it (which isn't a pleasing thought) rather than be affected positively by it. Not my fave, and won't be repurchasing. I find it purposeless in my case, however I would recommend it to people with oily skin and lighter skin tones. I'm basically yellow (warm toned) and this product doesn't really help.
you get what you pay for in packaging, you can't have your cake and eat it too. (no pun intended lol)
on 11/11/2014 1:47:00 PM
More reviews by wiwi45678
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
The translucent powder is just as good as a powder you would get at Sephora. I put mine over with a fluffy brush to set my foundation in place and it lasts throughout the day without caking up or leaving a weird residue. I have hit pan on mine and always grab for it when I want a quick touch up without adding more color to my skin.Cheap, comparable to high end brands, and does it's job. I will be repurchasing.
on 11/4/2014 4:51:00 PM
More reviews by BigBlueEyes32
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
I really wanted to love this powder because I love NYC brand, but sadly I was very disappointed. The powder itself was actually really nice when you first put it on with a big brush, but throughout the day it seemed to look very cakey when I would reapply. Not only that but the applicator is this flimsy, little thing that barely does anything and the powder didn't even last long at all - it kept falling out in chunks before I even had a chance to really use it. Luckily it wasn't expensive so didn't feel like I wasted alot of money, but I guess you get what you pay for. I personally would never buy this again but I still love the brand.
on 6/20/2014 12:29:00 AM
More reviews by Doodleses
Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
On the eve of my switching to liquid foundations from BB creams (this was back in 2011, 2012) I figured that I needed to set the foundation with a powder and I decided to give this one a try. Warning: the powder will give you a white cast if you pat it on with the puff in the compact -- I would remedy this with buffing it in with a flat-top brush. All was well. (Except maybe in photos. Hello ghost face!)Until... a few days later from my initial use I had an aggressive amount of zits ALL over my face. ZITS, EVERYWHERE. Sure I had the occasional time-of-month hormone pimple (specifically on my forehead, though) but dear god, it's like this powder activated my adult acne cycle. It gave me a whelping of cystic acne: the worst kind that you don't want to bother with--ever.My skin type is sensitive, dry/normal, and I've never been prone to acne before... but after experimenting with this and a combination of another low-end drugstore bronzer from e.l.f., I think I'll be sticking to products I know won't attack me with comedones, blackheads, and pimples. Ugh.
on 2/12/2014 7:44:00 PM
More reviews by ceebee90
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
This stuff is AMAZING. Get the translucent shade and press it on with a velour puff over your foundation. It mattes the skin and looks UTTERLY natural. This isn't just a great product for the price, it's a great product, period. The kind of quality you rarely find in a drugstore powder. Perfect for touch-ups. Only downside is staying power, but like I said, just throw it in your purse and touch up when needed. You can touch up over and over, and it'll never looks caked on or unnatural. It looks like your skin but better, and isn't that all we want?
on 12/8/2013 5:04:00 PM
More reviews by xomakeup4ever
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
The color selection is horrible, so I picked one up way lighter than my normal shade. It's dusty and chalky and is not good for people with dry skin. It kinda looks cakey. I would recommend it to people with really light skin tones.
on 3/14/2013 3:23:00 PM
More reviews by Jessieisthebomb
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This product is perfect. I usually don't like foundation because they are too oily and look horrible on my face this product is great to put on after a bronzer to give a nice finish and over top of concealer it gives a nice silky powdery finish.
on 10/18/2012 6:29:00 PM
More reviews by Tinabear
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
Not very good as it made me look patchy and orange.Just isn't a good product which is a shame.Only purchased this as I loved the NYC mineral powder.It can't be the way I applied it as I used the flat sponge it came with AND my own make up brush on 2 separate occasions.will not repurchase.
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