Blended into the skin
- Makes skin feel smooth
- Semi matte finish
- No white cast (in flash photos)
- Comes with puff (which is actually useful)
- Misleading packaging (bigger than what it actually contains)
- Silicone-based ingredients
- Sifter lets a lot of product out
For $6 (and sometimes $3 if you get it on sale like I did), you really can't go wrong.
I found when I had a large raised pimple on my face and use this to set the concealer I put on top, the concealer oxidized around the pimple. This doesn't happen / look as obvious when I use a skin tone powder, so keep that in mind if you happen to have a large cystic acne spot.
I don't find this to be a lot better at mattifying than my other loose powders, but it's pretty good anyhow. As for fine lines and imperfections, I can't comment on how well that works but it makes the skin look nice and natural.
Not sure if you guys noticed but it says that the expiration date is 6 months, which is ridiculous because typically powders last like 2 years. Maybe the silicone-based ingredients attract more bacteria?
$6 for 0.28 oz / 8 g (same as MAC)
In case you were wondering, I will do a comparison with the MAC Prep & Prime powder separately soon