WOW! This stuff is a LIFE SAVER!
I have an extremely oily t-zone, so much so, that makeup doesn't stay long and at the end of the day my makeup would be sunken in, splotchy, and missing on certain parts of my face. I used mattifying primer, applied a layer of powder on top of my makeup AND set my t-zone with BN Banana Powder and I STILL had to blot at least 3 times a day. Changing my foundation from the MUFE F&B to Revlon Colorstay did help with the lasting power, but I still had to blot and my makeup would still disintegrate a bit.
So as my BN was nearing the end of it's life, I started looking for other powders to use to help keep my oil at bay. I was gonna go the drugstore route or even stay within the product confines of the "popular" makeup community (Laura Mercier, NARS, etc.) but after researching powder and finding this, I decided to branch out.
As a brown skinned girl, I was afraid of how white it was and knew that claims of it not showing up on light skinned users really weren't beneficial to me but I went out on a limb and bought it.
Glad to say that I DO NOT regret this purchase. The more you apply, the better the oil control. This is a finely milled power. A little goes a long way. I apply mine with a damp beauty blender and press into the areas of my face that get the oiliest. I then let it sit (or bake) for 10 minutes. NOW, it DOES show up but once you add a setting spray it becomes COMPLETELY invisible. Even BN could still look cakey after being sprayed. I also notice that you can still feel the powder after being sprayed, which is a good thing because that means there is staying power. Some powders are rendered useless once sprayed with a liquid.
I added a little more than usual today and was a little scared it would be to ashy, but it just meant that I put my makeup on at 12 PM and didn't blot until 6:30 PM! I usually only blot 2x and it doesn't seem like a big difference, but the thing is, I can get away with blotting later in the day, the oil on my tissues is nowhere near the amount it used to be, and even when I blot it is mainly a preference thing and I could probably get away with not blotting at all.
Also, they changed the packaging. It now has a silver top engraved with the words Kryolan and no writing on the jar. Very nice looking. It still comes with a puff, but I don't use it.
UPDATE:// I've started applying this with a wet beauty blender and still letting it sit for 10 minutes, however after brushing any excess off, I have realized it actually is quite transparent on my skin so I no longer use setting spray.