Shade-NC 44-#173. This review is going to b a long one, sit back n enjoy, hehe!! I have extremely acne prone skin. So naturally, I have lots of hyperpigmentation on my cheeks, chin, forehead, that's basically my whole face. I'm oily skin type. I have never tried a powder foundation before, coz I always thought it wouldn't help my problem skin. My foundations are all excellent ones. So believe me when I tell you! This beats them all in a jiffy, I was mind blown from the first use! No matter how good the rest of the foundations are, they always looked like I have makeup on. But not with this 1. This product isn't full coverage. But it sort of tunes & filters your face. It feels like you have nothing on your skin, but your skin looks 90% better than it did. If u have ever taken a selfie on an iPhone with the chrome filter, that's what this product looks like when you have it on! The coverage is medium-buildable. It cancels out my pigmentation to a believable extent. People who know me well will look at my skin & think my hyperpigmentation is healing, & there's very little left to heal completely, they won't think I have makeup on. That's the effect it gives. So it covers 80% of your extreme hyperpigmentation, evens out ur complexion, makes your face appear smoother & it looks like you have healthy skin. So if you have very less hyperpigmentation, I guess it would completely cover that up. It's fairly long lasting & semi-matte finish. I use it with a brush & not the sponge it comes it. I usually use it on its own without foundation underneath. I apply it on moisturized face. Sometimes I use a primer if I feel like it. I have mild dark circles, it covers that too 80%. Now if I feel the need to completely cover my hyperpigmentation up, I apply a little concealer on my spots & under eyes, only in those areas needed, & then apply this powder on top. If I use it on its own, I apply once & built it up again to increase coverage. I apply powder highlighter on my cheekbones, do my brows, mascara & a nude lip. When I want to look a little more made up, I apply blush. It's just an amazing product to invest it. & I also have to caution you to test it out in a store before you buy it, coz the product is expensive, & what suits me might very easily not suit you!!
It's a good compact but not as good as the MAC one.
Very good powder glowing on skin.
It gives good coverage. Best for daily use too.