Yves Saint Laurent Matte and Radiant Pressed Powder

Yves Saint Laurent Matte and Radiant Pressed Powder
Matte and Radiant Pressed Powder

4.5

33 reviews

81% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Unfortunately this is my favorite setting powder. I say unfortunately because it is QUITE expensive. But it does keep my oily skin matte throughout the day without reapplying, which is pretty miraculous. For me it's an HG, but it might not be good for someone with drier skin or someone who likes a dewy look.

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on 6/16/2016 9:25:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Other, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

What a disappointment... I bought this powder a while a go because of the good reviews here and I totally regret it. First of all I always used (but not loved) the dior forever compact powder as a setting powder and a touch up one and I wanted something new. This ysl one is just ok for setting your make up but nothing more than that.. If you apply too much or if you use it to touch up your make up later it looks pretty cakey. The packaging although it's the classic gold and beautiful ysl one but it is not practical at all... In the powder there is no space for a sponge and you have to carry the velour pouch it comes with in order to bring one with you... Which is pretty messy and unhygienic not to mention that the sponge that comes with the powder is terrible and very bad quality for the money that you pay. Won't buy again.

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on 5/3/2016 4:04:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I thing fpr make up products in gold! They're my little piece of heaven in my bag. Its a good setting powder, it might feel a bit cakey if use to much, blend well!! Tje pad thingy that comes a long with small bag is awful. It chould be bit more practical.

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

When I compare this to my high-end setting powders, I am pretty blown away by how this lives up to the hype. I have a hard time justifying the cost but for a splurge item I will only use on special occasions, I don't mind buying it once or twice a year. One of the two YSL compacts I have bought have broken on me with minimal traveling, not awesome at all for this packaging not to be more sturdy on these prestige brands.

My daily setting powder is MAC Studio Fix which really never lets me down when I use a light hand, but it does get cakey and settle into my pores if I go overboard. YSL Radiant doesn't get cakey, no matter how many layers I add, but I keep my skin well moisturized and exfoliated. Ladies, if you have flakes and dry patches, please exfoliate weekly moisturize at night before bed, you won't suffer quite as badly.

I'd buy this again, but I will have to run out of my MAC and Chanel powder before I drop the coin. Overall it's worth it and it really does give an airbrushed look.


on 1/24/2015 4:25:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

The most amazing pressed powder ..gives me an amazing glow... makes my skin radiant.... a lil pricey but totally worth it...the packaging is classy ... love it... xoxo

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Setting powders are one of my least favorite makeup items to shop for, but back in the day I tried so many just to find a good one. I've been using this YSL powder since 2011, love it so much even though I go through it within 2 to 3 months. Guess that's not too bad, it's just so pricey. But it's still worth it in my opinion because I use color 2 Light Sand which matches my NC20/25 skin fairly good, works with any base I use (bb cream, foundation, etc), helps me stay matte for 6-7+ hours, and actually does give subtle radiance to skin. Unless you overapply, I never find it cakey for me. I don't use the puff that comes with it, I just use my powder brush to apply and don't carry it with me anywhere for touchups because my makeup lasts all day with just 1 blotting paper use. Loved this powder with the YSL Teint Resist (perfect matte and glowy look), but was really sad when they discontinued the Teint Resist. Hope they'll keep this YSL powder around for a long time!

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on 11/25/2014 3:41:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Green

I am one of those who keep on trying new products and thus find it hard to stick to a brand. As for face powders, I've tried PLENTY! Anyway, just want to say that this is one of the very few exceptions: I have been so loyal to this product simply because it is the closest thing to perfect for my face.
It is quite hard to find a powder that is both mattifying and offers a radiant finish at the same time, but this one truly does. I just love it! And I hate that I love it, cause as you know it is quite pricey.
I have old acne scars on my face (pitted kind) and so I stay away from luminous or radiant powders that call attention to the scarring. Luminous and radiant is great for those with perfect skin, but unfortunately mine isn't. So, for long I was sort of stuck with ultra mattifying products that make my skin look as flat as possible to conceal the pitted scars. What I like about YSL is that it does that alright, but it also lights up my face just the same.

Note that this is a finishing powder and not a foundation powder. But you can get away with just this powder over some spot concealing. If you require major coverage, you would need to wear a foundation to go with this powder.

I use it on its own or on top of liquid foundation, depending on the look I want to achieve. The powder is quite flexible. Will repurchase and repurchase, I think :)

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I am not 100% sold on this product. It is very nice and beats the heck out of my drugstore products...except for one.

The packaging is beautiful but it does get finger prints all over it. It does, however feel rich matches the expensive price tag. It is very expensive. I have not used many high-end powders so I can't compare.

The product is finely milled and for me does a good job of oil control. I do not use mine for additional coverage.

It is not undetectable on me though. I feel like it still can look cakey and dry. My hands down favorite powder for the price is suprisingly CoverTox10 from Physicians Formula. It has the same fine mill feeling and never looks cakey. It's also less than $20, although hard to find.

**I went to use this the other day and the beautiful case broke at the hinges. In NO WAY shape or form should something made like this that costs this much fall apart at the packaging.

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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Wonder product. My old HG compact was Chanel's Poudre Universelle, which was a transparent powder as I don't look for coverage in powders, and I think I was in denial about the product for the last couple of months, I wanted to believe it was good because of the aesthetic of Chanel but I have really dry skin but get very slightly shiny around my nose and I still needed to top up every 25 minutes or so (ridiculous I know).
I bought Matte Radiance on a whim without even trying it in store (pressured by my mother to buy something), and was already wearing Le Teint Touche Eclat (magical product), but I was amazed at the performance of this powder. It looks gorgeous on and minimises my enlarged pores while blurring other imperfections. It doesn't make my dry skin feel ichy, doesn't settle in pores and kept me a gorgeous in-between matte and slightly dewy for 6+ hours.
The packaging is far superior to my old Chanel powder, Matte Radiance being a metallic case, and the pouch that comes with it has a separate compartment with a powder puff (the softest thing I have ever felt by the way).

The powder is so finely milled it is so comfortable and natural looking, the colour match is wonderful and it feels almost creamy to the touch. From first application became my HG powder, above Poudre Universelle (my 6 month love). Wonderful product, extremely happy with it. The price is excellent compared to other powders of the same luxuriousness and quality, and the packaging is gorgeous, although the metal case is a magnet for fingerprints, like literally as soon as you pull it out there are a hundred fingerprints, but it still is wonderful.

If you're looking for a new high-end compact, Matte Radiance is a great choice, it retails for 35 at House of Fraser in Belfast, and will become your new favourite, seriously!

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Other, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Bought this when I was on a trip and got it at SGD50 plus without taxes iirc. Noted that the powder is extremely smooth and finely milled thus, I thought it would be a good powder for touch ups.

First try: I applied my usual light weight liquid foundation and topped it off with my YSL compact foundation for added coverage. At noon, I blotted my face and touched up using this powder, I was disappointed with the outcome. I had some part of my face splotchy and bits here and there not being covered.

Second try: I applied only my compact foundation and touched up with this, the outcome was ok however, it lacked the coverage I was looking for.

Bottomline, this powder is only good for people without dry patches on the skin as it will accentuate all dry patches. In other words, it is for people with very good skin which doesn't require coverage.

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