It's definitely "one man's trash is another's treasure" for this product! This cakes a lot on mother dear (and on a lot of other girls at the Makeupalley forums), but it's absolutely perfect on me! I don't think I'll be actively searching for any more powder products after this one!
Location Bought: a Covergirl counter somewhere (from what I know, Covergirl can be found at Watsons, Landmark and Robinsons Department Stores)
Approximate Date Bought: December 2010
Packaging: I can't decide whether I like the compact design or not. It looks bulkier than it really is when photographed.
|Haha yes, I've hit pan. XD|
The sponge is also an undecided thing for me. While it is able to pat the powder onto my face nicely, I don't like the "leathery" protective top covering because it greatly slows down drying time. I always wash the sponges that come with compacts after purchase (or in this case, after my mom gave this to me), and it normally takes a day for them to air dry. The CARPP's sponge on the other hand, took one and a half day to dry.
Color: I am thankful to have the same skintone as my mother! Natural Beige is the middle shade in the Advanced Radiance range, and it blends beautifully on my skin - even if I accidentally overapply.
Formulation: The product is scentless, lightweight, and gives me flawless coverage. Paired with Hydro Splash, it lasts for half a day (5-6 hours) on me. The powder looks coarse in the pan but it goes on smoothly once applied. I have absolutely no complaints with the formula, which is why I've been using the powder almost every day since I got it. (I think the fact that I already hit pan is evidence enough! XD) Since I started using this last December 2010, I estimate the product's lifespan to be around six months with daily use.
In Action: I don't know why this cakes on some and doesn't on others, but if it doesn't cake on you at the counter, definitely get it!