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Essence - Mattifying compact powder

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July 14, 2014
Essence - Mattifying compact powder

A compact powder that’s smooth on skin, provides a matt finish and is suitable for all skin types.  

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Great matt finish
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4.7
Price
 
4.5
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4.5
Effectiveness
 
5.0
As my skin is sensitive I am very skeptical when it comes to trying something new. But I tried the compact mattifying compact powder in shade 40 which to my surprise was the exact match to my skin tone. I hate when my makeup isn't set and my face ends up feeling oily halfway through the day however this powder provides such a breathable lasting matt finish, just what I was looking for. The packaging could be a bit more durable but overall a great product to have in your handbag.
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Essence compact powder - Matt finish!
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3.8
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3.5
Quality
 
4.0
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4.0
Yet another one of essence products that have become an every day fav!!

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Love it.
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4.3
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0
Love using this to set my makeup. Doesnt get too cakey as long as I dont go crazy with the layers.

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A contour powder?
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4.3
Price
 
5.0
Quality
 
4.0
Effectiveness
 
4.0
I use the Essence Mattifying Compact Powder in Mahogany. It is a shade or two darker than my natural skin tone, but it makes for a great buildable powder contour. As it is buildable, it is not too harsh, making it a perfect addition to my every day beauty routine.

The powder has a nice formula that is easy to blend (if using as a contour powder, like me). It settles nicely into the skin and lasts all day with the help of a setting spray. On one day I forgot to apply my setting spray, I was pleasantly surprised to see it last from about 08h00 when I applied my makeup, to about 16h00 when I got home after a full day of activity.

I love this so much as an every day contour powder, that I might just pop out and get a lighter shade to use as a setting powder.

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Essence mattifying compact powder
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4.3
Price
 
5.0
Quality
 
4.0
Effectiveness
 
4.0
I love being able to set my foundation and concealer especially under my eyes to avoid creases and this is definitely my go to setting powder. It prevents any creasing and fine lines appearing. It doesn't look cakey on my skin as long as I don't apply too many layers and provides a natural looking matte finish.

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Good price ; good product
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
My mum actually bought this for herself but didn't like it; so she gave it to me. I love it. It really works well with my skin. It doesn't build up on your skin; something which I have unfortunately experienced with some powders. No build up means I can apply it as often as I need to and whats not to love about the affordable price.

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Would you repurchase this product?
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Essence Compact Powder
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5.0
Price
 
5.0
Quality
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
I love wearing natural makeup but I hate the shine of non-matt foundation . I have decided to try out the Essence Mattifying Compact powder in Beige . it was perfectly matched to my skin tone , provided all day wear . It served the purpose of oil control and setting my concealer . It was at the bargain price of R45.
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Essence Mattifying Compact Powder
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5.0
Price
 
5.0
Quality
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
I love finishing off my look by applying a layer of powder. I prefer doing this, because not only does it make my foundation and concealer last longer, it also gives me an effortless and smooth complexion.

This Essence Mattifying Compact Powder is a very natural looking powder that gives you a smooth finish and helps your make-up last all day long. This powder also helps a lot with oil control and giving you that matte finish.
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Essence-mattifying powder, a bit disappointing
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3.0
Price
 
5.0
Quality
 
2.0
Effectiveness
 
2.0
This is one of the few products in the Essence range that I don't really like. It is nice and affordable, but I found that the one intended for fair skin made my skin look patchy and a bit orange. It did mattify initially, but oily patches on my nose and forehead broke through during the day on my nose and forehead . This product may work okay on a darker complexion than mine though and may also work better in winter when it isn't so hot. I wont be repurchasing again though.
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Good setting powder
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4.3
Price
 
5.0
Quality
 
4.0
Effectiveness
 
4.0
I have a problem with oily skin and am always on the hunt for a great, mattifying powder.

I don't think that the colour I picked was a 100% match to my skin tone, but it wasn't too bad. In terms of its mattifying effect, it worked well at first, but during the day I did notice that my skin was looking oily. I cannot say that I blame the powder for this as I have used tons of products and none manage to leave my skin matt all day without touch-ups!

For the price it is a good product and I will probably purchase again.
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Good powder
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4.0
Price
 
5.0
Quality
 
4.0
Effectiveness
 
3.0
I love Essence and purchased this despite the colour not being quite right for me.
The powder itself is lovely quality and lasts really well, and is small enough that it fits easily into my makeup bag for touch ups.

I just wish that Essence had a larger colour range as none of them are spot on for my skin, and the one that is closest is a little too orange.
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compact powder
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4.0
Price
 
5.0
Quality
 
4.0
Effectiveness
 
3.0
this product is really nice and affordable but in the essence compact powder range , they only have 4 colors to choose from , I have a very light almost pale skin tone and when using their powders it tends to give my skin a pinkish tint , not too nice, but when used with a bronzer it looks better :)
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Essence compact powder
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5.0
Price
 
5.0
Quality
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
I can seriously only praise this range as the quality of the product for the price that they make it available to the consumer at, is really worth while. A girl can afford to top up her make up draw every month without feeling penniless.

The powder works great over base and does a great job of anti-shine.
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Essence Compact - Mattifying Compact Powder
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4.7
Price
 
5.0
Quality
 
4.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Another product which I feel is greatly unappreciated is this compact powder. They sell for about R35 and I have been using it as my everyday powder for almost three years. It does exactly what it says: mattifies. Looking at myself in photos after using it the first few times was always surprising because I was so happy to finally find a powder that looked like my face had a permanent filter on it. It is not cakey at all and can be used alone or as a setting powder. There is a large selection of colours so once again almost everyone can use this product. The one and only negative is that if you drop your powder on the floor it will, nine times out of ten, crack and break apart. Thankfully it is not too pricey to replace though. *shew*
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