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on 8/19/2017 7:19:00 PM
More reviews by Karistona
Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm
Hair: Black, Curly, Other
I'd been on the hunt for a powder that I could set my under eyes with and not have it emphasize any fine lines. It was between this and the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder which I read a lot of good things about. Because of the quantity of product you're getting (3oz!! vs 0.14oz of LM) and the fact that I read many people say this is just as good, I decided to go with this. I have the bad fortune of having hereditary dark circles, hollow undereyes as well as dry undereyes. Any concealer I use creases and settles into all those tiny crevices making my undereye area look dry and crepey. (though I should say Tazorac has greatly reduced the issue). If I don't use concealer, I'm left with some serious dark circles. After experimenting with this powder for a few months now, I've come up with a way that works the best for me. After I apply my concealer, I blend everything with my fingers carefully. When I say everything, I mean everything. Get close to the mirror and make sure you blend anything that's settled into lines. This is very important. Do not set your concealer with this powder over creased concealer. It doesn't budge after that and you'll be left with a creased undereye all day. So after you blend your concealer, immediately apply this powder lightly wherever you want your concealer to set. Don't overdo it or you'll be left with a dry, powdery undereye. Just a light dusting is enough. I mostly use a brush to do it, but I've also tries the baking method with a damp beauty blender. I'm too lazy to do that on an everyday basis. But I see myself using the baking technique only if I have a long event to attend or something. I know this doesn't have any color, but it brightens my undereyes somehow and makes my hollows look not as hollow. Recently I've been applying the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light to brighten my undereyes even further by applying it on top of the RCMA powder (I have a separate review for that). If you use this powder sparingly, you will be left with smooth, crease-free undereyes all day. I even use this to set my foundation over my nasolabial lines and around the nose where foundations tend to settle. The packaging sucks, yes. But it doesn't bother me that much since this is quite inexpensive for what it does.
6 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 7/17/2017 2:42:00 AM
More reviews by kultz27
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
This powder changed my game! I myself have an unstable skin - it is oily like crazy at nose and it also has dry patches at nose - and this product helps control my oiliness up to 6 hours while doesnt emphasizes my dryness much. It is also affordable. However the packaging isnt travel-friendly so I recommend you repack it to a small jar.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 6/16/2017 1:29:00 PM
More reviews by elsitahanson
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
lies lies lies...major white cast, cant bake with it bc its kinda hard to completely remove, and it doesn't do much for my under eye creasing. I can only see this work with very pale people that way the white cast wont be so noticeable. After the oils come through u can feel it just sitting there and if u touch it feels like it created some sort of paste with the mix of the powder and foundation. For reference i have medium golden skin tone and i have combination skin. Some powders that worked for me are : Laura Mercier, Maybelline Shine Control, Rimmel Stay Matte, NYX HD and the Sephora Yellow loose powder
4 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 6/6/2017 12:42:00 PM
More reviews by geekymakeup
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I bought this because so many rave reviews. The RCMA website is vague on how this product performs. I major benefit of this product is the cost and no white flash back in photos. The container is awful, but that can be fixed by either transferring to another container or dabbing fat end of beauty blender into the open end and not use the shaker.I have very oily skin and do not recommend for people with oily skin. It does not control my oil, but rather makes my pores look huge. I did half my face with RCMA and half with Bye Bye Pores. I was outside in 90 degree weather with 70% humidity. The Bye Bye pores side looked better, but I will say that it did settle into my fine lines under my eyes and the smile lines around my mouth. RCMA did make my cheek pores look huge, but the product did not settle into my fine lines. My foundation also was cakey and breaking down at the same time.I will use a combination of RCMA and bye Bye pores. I was hoping to replace Bye Bye pores, but not happening. Update 8/16/17: I threw this product in the trash. I discovered using primer under eyes, apply bye bye pores, then foundation works magic. Yes foundation after bye bye pores.
on 5/15/2017 11:32:00 AM
More reviews by anvaruhuk
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This product i dont understand what the entire hyped is about.It does what it says. Its not very transparent as i have medium/dark skin tone.It does have a white cast and i use this quite often to lighten when i am too heavy handed with my bronzer.It okay to bake under eyes. stop from creasing. thats it. Nothing much to add.
2 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 4/26/2017 11:05:00 PM
More reviews by NoahN
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium
NOTE: I think this only deserves a 3.5/5, but I can't give it that so 4 will do.PROS: - Cheap- Smooths over skin beautifullyCONS:- Messy packaging- Leaves a white castOn the website it says this product should:1/ "keep your foundations set and dry without caking”: I have oily skin, but I only bake underneath my eyes and on the sides next to my nose, the rest of the face I use a very light dusting of powder. This does set foundation nicely and takes away the "wetness" of it. I do notice some people saying that this creases and settles on their fine lines even without baking, for me that's not the case; if anything I find it to smooth over texture very well, and I like to use it to set concealer on my textured blemishes. I've never baked with it so I can't say anything about that.2/ "not alter the color of foundation bases": This does alter the color of your base. If you use it to set your entire face and put on bronzer later it's not so obvious, but if you're having a light makeup day and only want to set targeted areas, you'll easily notice how this leaves a white cast anywhere you use it. I got this over the Translucent because that one looks slightly peachy for me but this one ends up leaving a slight cast, so it's not perfect either.3/ It doesn't promise to control oil so don't expect that! Just because other youtubers or bloggers claim it does something and compare it with other products doesn't mean it can live up to what they say! You should JUDGE A PRODUCT BASED ON WHAT IT PROMISES TO DO, NOT THINGS PEOPLE SAY IT DOES FOR THEM.Overall, it is a good powder, the only thing holding me back from repurchasing it is the white cast. I will try some other stuff, and if nothing beats it, I might get back to it eventually.
on 4/16/2017 12:14:00 AM
More reviews by Barbirivera
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
I have mixed feelings about this product. I like it applied with a brush, very lightly, very delicately, just where I need it. I've tried baking with it a couple of times and it looks awful, at least on my skin. It left me a white cast, it looked cakey, just no. It doesn't control the oils on my t-zone like the Laura Mercier translucent powder but it's pretty good. I don't know, I like it but I'm not crazy about it. Also, RCMA are you kidding me with the packaging?????? awful. I would say it's worth it because it's cheap and it does the job but it's not my favorite. I'm very ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ about it.
on 3/16/2017 11:27:00 AM
More reviews by heyitsmia
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I love love this product!! I use it to set my entire face. It makes my face look smooth and flawless!! It does get cakie on me if I put too much powder but an easy fix is going in with a beauty sponge to pack it into your skin. I don't get a white cast from it but my friend swears it gives her one. It definitely am planning to buy more.
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 1/29/2017 4:13:00 AM
More reviews by Camilla14
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Not Sure
I got on the train way too late! This is HG of all setting powders out there and I've been through a few here are the Pros: it doesn't settle into fine lines, it absorbs excess oil, it doesn't leave a white cast as there's no talc in it. It doesn't alter the colour of all product applied before this. It's also SO affordable Cons: the packaging might be an issue for some but I'll rather pay for content ANY DAY as opposed to a cute good for nothing only sitting on dresser product. If this would help I get really oily and an NC45 in Mac foundation
on 1/14/2017 2:40:00 PM
More reviews by egosuperegoid
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Love this stuff. Would buy it even if it were more expensive. ProsTruly no colorNot drying, cracking or cakey.No flashbackSets like a dream and finely milledConsParmesan cheese shaker packaging.Gotta move this to an empty jar or something bc it is flimsy and wasteful.No puff included if that matters to you
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
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