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post #241 of 484
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Originally Posted by Yazmin View Post

 

I'm NC50, too, and if I had any doubts about whether this would be a great product for me, there aren't any anymore!  Now I have to go and get this (but after my vacation). 

 

See what you're making me do?  

Glad you're enjoying the powder too Yazmin!  I hope you have a fabulous vacation and your dad a speedy recovery!!!!

post #242 of 484
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Originally Posted by Medgal07 View Post

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Originally Posted by Yazmin View Post

 

I'm NC50, too, and if I had any doubts about whether this would be a great product for me, there aren't any anymore!  Now I have to go and get this (but after my vacation). 

 

See what you're making me do?  

Glad you're enjoying the powder too Yazmin!  I hope you have a fabulous vacation and your dad a speedy recovery!!!!

 

I haven't gotten the powder yet, but plan to after I return from vacation.  Thanks! - I plan to have a fabulous vacation where hitting up any MAC within a mile radius at any given time will be a must.  

 

Sorry, not sure who's dad you're referring to (mine's deceased) - but I hope he makes a speedy recovery as well.  

post #243 of 484
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Originally Posted by Medgal07 View Post

Weighing In:  I've had the loose iteration of the illuminating powder since Thursday.  I dabbled only, because I was already in full makeup when it arrived.  I put a bit on my hand---meh.  Then I put some on half my face and BAM!  I turned my head and peered at myself admiringly, and even giggled a bit.  Then came Friday.  I applied a full face of makeup and set the look with this powder and wow.  I was/am so impressed.  My skin is going through a good phase at the moment (these are usually short-lived) and this powder made me look---dare I say, angelic...and I'm so not that.

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Anyway, I love this stuff.  I had no doubts that I would because I've observed Elegant-One long enough to know that she has exceptional taste, which is why I jumped on this as soon as I read one of her posts about it over in the AG thread.  I will say, I was initially put-off by the smell of the loose powder...not in a bad way.  It's just that I couldn't identify what I thought to be a familiar smell.  Yesterday during afternoon tea...POW it hit me.  I was drinking Stash Vanilla Nut Cream tea...yes, I think the powder has a nutty smell, and I don't mind it at all.  

 

So, here's to you Elegant-One.   drinks.gif Thank you for introducing me to this amazing product    kissy.gif

 

BTW, I used my NARS Yaychio brush which I found to be the perfect size for picking up and buffing the powder onto my face...just awesome!

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How nice is that! I am so glad that you love it. I never thought about it, but yes, that NARS brush would work nicely. I am using a thicker fluffy foundation brush & I love how it is laying down the powder. Hmmm, I didn't notice any smell so now I have to go sniff it. girlhaha.gif

 

Be Angelic heart.gif

post #244 of 484
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Originally Posted by Yazmin View Post

 

I haven't gotten the powder yet, but plan to after I return from vacation.  Thanks! - I plan to have a fabulous vacation where hitting up any MAC within a mile radius at any given time will be a must.  

 

Sorry, not sure who's dad you're referring to (mine's deceased) - but I hope he makes a speedy recovery as well.  

Sorry about that Yazmin....meant for velamazing!!!!

post #245 of 484
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Originally Posted by Yazmin View Post

 

I haven't gotten the powder yet, but plan to after I return from vacation.  Thanks! - I plan to have a fabulous vacation where hitting up any MAC within a mile radius at any given time will be a must.  

 

Sorry, not sure who's dad you're referring to (mine's deceased) - but I hope he makes a speedy recovery as well.  

still haven't forgot about our outlet cco trip...hopefully soon....and DO have a fabulous vacation!!

post #246 of 484
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Originally Posted by Yazmin View Post

 

I haven't gotten the powder yet, but plan to after I return from vacation.  Thanks! - I plan to have a fabulous vacation where hitting up any MAC within a mile radius at any given time will be a must.  

 

Sorry, not sure who's dad you're referring to (mine's deceased) - but I hope he makes a speedy recovery as well.  

still haven't forgot about our outlet cco trip...hopefully soon....and DO have a fabulous vacation!!

 

Thanks!

 

Funny you mentioned that.  I was just thinking about that earlier.  I'm game after mid-March.  I'll connect with you after I return. 

post #247 of 484
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Originally Posted by Medgal07 View Post

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Originally Posted by Yazmin View Post

 

I haven't gotten the powder yet, but plan to after I return from vacation.  Thanks! - I plan to have a fabulous vacation where hitting up any MAC within a mile radius at any given time will be a must.  

 

Sorry, not sure who's dad you're referring to (mine's deceased) - but I hope he makes a speedy recovery as well.  

Sorry about that Yazmin....meant for velamazing!!!!

 

No worries. 

post #248 of 484

Wow, there are too many posts in several threads too properly catch up. Elegant, this morning I caved in and bought the loose powder, along with the Yachiyo brush I believe BuickMackane has been raving about. I have wanted that sucker for quite a while now. And I couldn't pass up on the powder after all those raves now could I? It took a whole lot of self restraint not to throw in some blushes in the cart. Added amour, Gina, Gilda, Mata Hari, Taj Mahal, took them out, added again, took them out. Anybody recognize this wacko.gif?

post #249 of 484

Updates: The loose powder is still amazing. Every single time I wear it, I'm in disbelief! I can't wait to get the pressed. Nothing much more to say that hasn't already been said/raved about this product.

 

I wore Ruby Woo out the other night with that Sally Hansen lip primer. I NEVER reapplied nor did I find it drying, which is a first, because for almost a year, I refused to wear Ruby Woo (one of my faves) because it was so drying. That lip primer is amazing!

post #250 of 484
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Originally Posted by Supercoolstephy View Post

I've been testing it out with a few samples that I got from sephora. I'm still torn on it. I'm trying to figure out what it should be doing to my face to make it have a "WOW" factor. I just dont get it I think. Maybe I'm not applying it properly. I don't know.

 

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Originally Posted by elegant-one View Post

hmmm :( When you stand back from the mirror you don't notice any softening of your complexion tonally? It really really helps the staying power of your makeup too. And, I also noticed that if I used it on my naked skin first, my blush look so much better.

 

Also, so I don't taint the pressed one, I am just using disposable cotton pads to apply unless I don't have anything on my skin, then I will use the sponge that comes with it.

 

 

Ok. This morning while using my sample I saw it. I saw what you were all talking about. Dang it. I was hoping it didn't work on me so I could save a couple bucks. haha.

post #251 of 484
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Ok. This morning while using my sample I saw it. I saw what you were all talking about. Dang it. I was hoping it didn't work on me so I could save a couple bucks. haha.
I want it so bad now! But I'm trying to spread out the makeup purchases this month. Trying lol! But I want angelic skin too :P
post #252 of 484
So happy. I picked up the pressed powder so I can harness its amazing-ness on the go. I had trouble with the little sponge thing that came along with it, so I tucked in one of the little brushes that came with a Chanel compact. Now, I'm all set at home with the loose powder and can touch up anywhere I go.

Thank you all for being such enablers!
post #253 of 484

still haven't made it to the store....

post #254 of 484

Are you guys finding that using a fluffy powder brush or a blending brush works better for the loose powder?

post #255 of 484

OK so I have been enjoying both the FM BP and the Nars by themselves and noticing a softening of lines and evening of skin texture with both but this Saturday I applied them together.  The BP instead of foundation {just a wee under eyes cus I'm an insomniac and need foundation there} and then the Nars.  I would swear I looked 20 yrs younger but nobody would believe me so I will settle for 10 {but really it was 20}  I also did the most minimal of makeup with TPC {must find another}, a nude allover lid and some brown in crease, and Pure Zen.  I never go out clubbing without a strong lip or eye but I looked fabulous and seriously just wanted to emphasize the skin.  SEVERAL people told me I looked great.  Not just the husband who didn't even say anything about the lack of red lipstick.  

 

Seriously.

 

 20 yrs off my face like poof


Edited by elkaknits - 2/11/13 at 7:57am
post #256 of 484
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Originally Posted by Supercoolstephy View Post

Ok. This morning while using my sample I saw it. I saw what you were all talking about. Dang it. I was hoping it didn't work on me so I could save a couple bucks. haha.

girlhaha.gif But I'm SOOOO happy you like it now!

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I want it so bad now! But I'm trying to spread out the makeup purchases this month. Trying lol! But I want angelic skin too :P

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post #257 of 484
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Originally Posted by shadowaddict View Post

Are you guys finding that using a fluffy powder brush or a blending brush works better for the loose powder?

I've been using a fluffy flat Chanel foundation brush. I only used it in the beginning because it was the only clean brush I had at the moment, but then ended up loving how it applied the powder.

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Originally Posted by elkaknits View Post

OK so I have been enjoying both the FM BP and the Nars by themselves and noticing a softening of lines and evening of skin texture with both but this Saturday I applied them together.  The BP instead of foundation {just a wee under eyes cus I'm an insomniac and need foundation there} and then the Nars.  I would swear I looked 20 yrs younger but nobody would believe me so I will settle for 10 {but really it was 20}  I also did the most minimal of makeup with TPC {must find another}, a nude allover lid and some brown in crease, and Pure Zen.  I never go out clubbing without a strong lip or eye but I looked fabulous and seriously just wanted to emphasize the skin.  SEVERAL people told me I looked great.  Not just the husband who didn't even say anything about the lack of red lipstick.  

 

Seriously.

 

 20 yrs off my face like poof

I couldn't agree more with that same ^^^ experience!!! I did a similar thing yesterday, only I used the new Mac flatter me pearlmatte & cream soda blush. I put it on at 10 am & my makeup looked as flawless & perfect at 9pm. I love LOVE this powder. heart.gif x 100000000000000000

post #258 of 484

Does anyone have NARS Nico and can compare it to the new Setting Powders? I was prepared to buy Nico because it gets great reviews as an illuminating setting powder for PPP but all the raves for this one made me hesitate. Why oh why do I have to order online -.-.

post #259 of 484
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Originally Posted by smokeyrose View Post

Does anyone have NARS Nico and can compare it to the new Setting Powders? I was prepared to buy Nico because it gets great reviews as an illuminating setting powder for PPP but all the raves for this one made me hesitate. Why oh why do I have to order online -.-.

 

I tried Nico a couple of years ago and I found it too sparkly for me. I'm 50 so thats something I have to stay away from. Sometimes it's difficult to find a product that gives a nice glow without sparkles or looking frosty. For me that's the case with most of NARS blushes. It takes too much time & work to try to blend them down. But I'm sure there are others who love Nico.

 

I haven't purchased the new reflecting powder yet but have planned to since I saw a couple of great reviews. I just checked the Sephora site and it looks like my store has the loose one in so I'll be getting it this week.

 

I guess I really didn't help you much with how Nico might compare to this powder. I just thought I'd throw in how I found Nico to be.

 

You can always trust Elegant's reviews on products. Yes she is the great enabler yesmaster.gif     However I've purchased many products sight unseen based on her reviews and she was spot on. 

post #260 of 484

Looks like both powders are now sold out on HQHair. icon_eek.gif

 

I keep checking my tracking number every day, but it says no details found. Don't know what's up with that. I hope my package will just pop up at my door in the next days.

post #261 of 484
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Originally Posted by elegant-one View Post

I've been using a fluffy flat Chanel foundation brush. I only used it in the beginning because it was the only clean brush I had at the moment, but then ended up loving how it applied the powder.

 

Is that the duo fiber one, I think #7? If so how does it differ from the #187? That is if you've compared them. When I searched people say that it is more dense than the #187. I was just wondering how that would affect application. I've read that with this powder (I think Cafe makeup) that you need to be careful not to use too much. And that you get the best look with a light application blended.

 

What have you found that has worked best for you? I had been planning to buy a new blending brush. Mainly because I love makeup brushes and also easier with cleaning to have an extra clean one handy. But of course want to make an informed decision of which brush to purchase. To help from getting too heavy handed I was thinking that the best brush for this would also be a good choice for highlight powder such as the Chanel one we all just bought:) Of course I may not know what the hell I'm talking about and tow completely different brushes for these products may be best. I have been using the #188 for highlighters.

post #262 of 484
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Originally Posted by elegant-one View Post

Got my reflecting powder, however they sent me the loose instead of the pressed...uggh! They are sending me the pressed right away.

 

So, I will actually be able to use/compare both for you!

 

EDIT:  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the powder!!!! So, I will keep both the loose & the pressed.

 

On me, it made my skin look incredibly smooth, flawless, soft-focused. It also made the powder contour & blush go on so smoothly & soft & color true!!

 

Hi, I just bought the pressed powder today at Sephora. I didn't try the loose because I was in a rush. Any preference between the loose and pressed or is it just a matter of it being more travel friendly? Thanks

post #263 of 484
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Originally Posted by JaeisFancy View Post

Hi, I just bought the pressed powder today at Sephora. I didn't try the loose because I was in a rush. Any preference between the loose and pressed or is it just a matter of it being more travel friendly? Thanks

I didn't notice any difference between the loose & the pressed. Some liked the pressed & for the travel convenience.  I prefer the loose. You should get the same great results.

post #264 of 484
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Originally Posted by shadowaddict View PostYou can always trust Elegant's reviews on products. Yes she is the great enabler yesmaster.gif     However I've purchased many products sight unseen based on her reviews and she was spot on. 

blush-anim-cl.gif I didn't know ^that! bouquet.gif

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Originally Posted by shadowaddict View Post

 

Is that the duo fiber one, I think #7? If so how does it differ from the #187? That is if you've compared them. When I searched people say that it is more dense than the #187. I was just wondering how that would affect application. I've read that with this powder (I think Cafe makeup) that you need to be careful not to use too much. And that you get the best look with a light application blended.

 

What have you found that has worked best for you? I had been planning to buy a new blending brush. Mainly because I love makeup brushes and also easier with cleaning to have an extra clean one handy. But of course want to make an informed decision of which brush to purchase. To help from getting too heavy handed I was thinking that the best brush for this would also be a good choice for highlight powder such as the Chanel one we all just bought:) Of course I may not know what the hell I'm talking about and tow completely different brushes for these products may be best. I have been using the #188 for highlighters.

Maybe just try a few different brushes to see what you like best. I used this Chanel brush. It works well around the eyes & I feel like I get the perfect amount of powder.

 

post #265 of 484

Is that the #6 foundation brush elegant?

post #266 of 484

I went to Sephora today and swatched the loose powder next to the pressed. I found that the pressed powder had slight shimmer particles that grabbed light more than the loose powder did. They both give a flawless finish and I will be purchasing the loose as well. You can't go wrong with either one. 

post #267 of 484
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Originally Posted by Winthrop44 View Post

Is that the #6 foundation brush elegant?

I don't know - is it???? I don't have the box any more, but I guess I can look on the site for the full size. This was from last years Christmas brush set.

post #268 of 484
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Originally Posted by Winthrop44 View Post

Is that the #6 foundation brush elegant?

Why yes my dear, it is girlhaha.gif

 

Face LES ESSENTIELS: LES PINCEAUX

Here's the regular full size #6

 

Foundation PINCEAU FOND DE TEINT

post #269 of 484
I brought the pressed and got a sample of the loose. The loose looks matte on my skin while the pressed looks a tad glowy (just slightly).
post #270 of 484
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Originally Posted by elegant-one View Post

I don't know - is it???? I don't have the box any more, but I guess I can look on the site for the full size. This was from last years Christmas brush set.

So another day I'm waiting for my UPS guy... My loose powder is out for delivery can u call ur UPS guy to track down my UPS guy see where he's at lol as I NEED my package!!! But in the mean time did I tell u I fell in love w my MM FM BP? Lol took awhile but now I can't leave it alone and thank god for BU's lol
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