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Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Pressed Powder, 0.38 oz
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on 4/29/2017 7:56:00 AM
More reviews by katy42
Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
I've got through several of these over the years and I carry it around for daytime touchups. It's very sheer, its purpose being solely to set makeup and take down shine, and it does that job extremely well. This isn't a product that's going to give you coverage, glow or any other special effects.My BB foundation and concealer shade is 4.5 Warm Natural. Years ago I bought the Loose Powder in this shade and found it way too dark, so I switched to Soft Sand (a lighter shade) for loose and pressed and it looks fine. I switched to Clinique for loose powder but continue to use the BB Pressed because it's so sheer and foolproof that I can spend a few seconds touching up my face at my desk, with one eye on my PC, and not have to worry that I look "powdered" or patchy.Maybe they've changed the formula, but I recently saw the Warm Natural compact version in-store and it didn't look too different to Soft Sand, so I might try that again.Because BB powders are so sheer you can probably go up or down a shade in the Pressed Powder range (more shades than in Loose) particularly if you have a problem with your makeup oxidising during the day. I use this about once a day during the working week, using just enough product on the puff to take down shine, and the compact will last me around 12 months or more.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 8/8/2016 10:59:00 AM
More reviews by isolde100
Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
A beautiful natural sheer powder that gives the skin a matte finish and lasts several hours! I wear Warm Natural (my foundation shade is Natural). I like the big mirror, too.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 2/15/2016 5:57:00 AM
More reviews by Rosie888
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I've been using this product for years and I love it. However, I'm getting bored of it and have realised while it's a great product, it's not brilliant! I have very oily skin, this powder does control the shine to some extent but I have to powder again during the day. It is a bit expensive but does last for a while (6 months min). The only reason I like bobbi brown products is because their colour match for Asian skin tones are perfect. I really struggle to find a very yellow undertone powder but this powder has it. Overall, it's a good powder, quite full coverage and will conceal most/all blemishes (depending on how bad your skin is) and will last for a while. Downsides: if applied too heavily - can be slightly cakey, very expensive and will need to re-powder during the day.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 1/29/2016 9:08:00 AM
More reviews by Ghostwerld
Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
This powder seems to really impress the users on here with dry skin. Yet I have oily skin, and this does nothing to stop shine. My face looks shiny as hell when I use this powder (I have pale yellow) to set foundation. It also tends to make the under-eye area look messy when used to set concealer.Plus, for those wondering, if you have oily skin, I avoid reaching for this for a mid-day touch-up. It has made every foundation I've tried it with glob up and will take foundation off some parts, and cake up in others.I just want a powder that works, that doesn't flash back. Is it so hard to do? :(
2 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 8/28/2015 3:02:00 PM
More reviews by Xxkonixx
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Worst pressed powder ever..........my face is shiny within half an hour more so then without it.........!!
on 7/8/2015 6:22:00 PM
More reviews by Sunnydelite62901
Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Other
I have this powder in three shades, Warm Natural, my winter color, Golden Orange My winter and Summer shade and Soft Honey my deepest shade. Like a lot of women of color there is some natural color variation between my forehead and jaw and also a lot of Prestige line Foundation shades may be lacking in warmth yellowness etc. I reach for Golden Orange the most it has great natural coverage photographs well and works for Foundation shades that may lack the right depth, warmth etc. For Reference I use Bobbi Brown golden natural in the stick, MUFE shade 140 and Becca long Lasting foundation in Olive, IMAN in Sand, Touche Eclate in Shade B60. I don't recommend using the puff a light brushing all over my face works best, it holds up even in Arizona and Colorado humidity! I have gone hiking with it as well lol. if you have oily skin use this and touch up your oily spots with Ben Nye White powder. That is what I do for days that i am a bit more "glowing" then other days.
9 of 9 people found this helpful.
on 6/18/2015 1:38:00 PM
More reviews by SalapaoShubu
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
This product is extremely good for hot weather. I apply only once a day and it controls oil very well. I have used it for so long that I have forgotten how many that I have finished. It gives a very smooth healthy looking skin that I dont have to apply any foundation.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 3/16/2015 10:28:00 AM
More reviews by chococat05
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
*Update* Lowered rating from 3 to a 1 star; I tried this powder again and I had to remove all my under eye makeup with a hand lotion because it was so cakey. I couldn't stand having cakey under eye another day. I'm going to return this. If you really want to make this product work, you can try using a very, very light hand. For me, a light layer of this powder sinks into any fine lines or wrinkles I have..-------------------------------------This is anything BUT sheer. I don't think a powder that almost have full coverage should have sheer in the name. When you first apply with a powder brush (Wayne Goss 2), it has light-medium coverage but this powder builds to a full coverage powder after 3 swipes. How can this be sheer? MAC sheer select powder isn't very sheer either but that powder doesn't build. MAC Sheer select is a straight light-medium coverage throughout. Sheer powders are like Guerlain meteorites perles, Hourglass Ambient lighting powders, Chantecaille white tiger pressed powders--these are merely for setting-finishing because it offers almost zero coverage. I bought this in Pale Yellow 1 to set my concealer underneath my eyes, I tested twice but not sure if it's good for that purpose. It settle really quickly into the fine lines/ wrinkles underneath my eyes. Usually a translucent powder like the ELF HD (silica) would work well because it is translucent even if that powder did settle, you cannot see it. So, I was not quite sure something of this level of coverage would work. The texture of this powder is thicker than the average sheer powder. It is very smooth, silky and finely milled. What attracted me is the silky soft texture of this pressed powder. Just touch the powder, it feels so silky like cornstarch powder; I will further investigate and re-test this powder for the under eye and will update when I have a different conclusion.
on 1/27/2015 7:58:00 PM
More reviews by EllieRichardsxx
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Relaxed, Other
The first time I used this, it ran out way too quickly. I thought it was just me using too much so I purchased it again, and about 3 weeks later I'm still in the same situation and don't have much left!! The powder feels a little weird on my face, like I really can tell when I have it on. But the coverage is good, I can use it on my bare face with no foundation and it will cover my scarring and a couple blemishes that I have. But I also think there are other powders that do the same thing for a lot cheaper, so I won't be purchasing this one again.
on 1/18/2015 8:03:00 AM
More reviews by mskaydee
Skin: Dry, Medium Brown, Not Sure
Perfect for my dry skin, sets my base extremely well without creasing or clumping together. I use it sometimes without any foundation with just a moisturiser and it looks just as good.
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