Monday, August 12th, 2013

Rant & Rave

Share: Tell us what you love and hate about Cream-to-Powder Products!

my answer: Sometimes they don’t actually seem to fully become or set to powder, so they’re more like cream products than anything else. When they crease, it’s a pain. When they work, they can be outstanding!

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11 thoughts on “Rant & Rave: Cream-to-Powder Products

  1. I don’t think I have ever tried a cream to powder product, so I really cannot rant or rave about it :-)

    • Mariella

      You raise a good point. I’m wondering if Christine and others could provide examples of what constitutes a “cream to powder” product. Would Chanel’s Illusion d’Ombre shadows qualify, for example? Or MAC’s Studio something or other (can never recall the name) foundation in the compact qualify?

  2. xamyx

    I don’t have a strong opinion either way… While I do like the overall effect of a cream product (particularly with face products), I prefer actual powder products for touch-ups. For me, the final determining factor is what the actual product has to offer (ie, color, finish, function, etc).

  3. I think they are rather interesting, particularly if they can impart the glow that comes from a cream, and yet dry down to something more powdery all the while maintaining staying power and remaining creaseless. I very much like both eyeshadow and blushes in this type of formula if they are good.

  4. Marian

    I don’t get them at all. If I want something that becomes a powder product, I may as well just use a powder product!

  5. My mother (who is in her 60s) prefers cream-to-powder foundations. They work the best for her dry skin. She was very upset to hear that Urban Decay was discontinuing their cream-to-powder formula.

  6. Eileen

    I don’t like cream to powder foundations because I love choosing the type of finish I want by selecting from my collection of ultra fine finishing powders all of which are suited to my dry skin. Different powders can create different effects from matte to glowing, but cream to powder products take the option away and you’re stuck with the finish that the manufacture has decided you should have. As for cream to powder blushers, I must say that I’ve been very pleased with Chanel’s new ones.

  7. Mariella

    The one product that comes to mind is Benefit’s Watts Up highlighter. I think it’s “cream to powder” – it’s in a stick. While the colour is lovely, I have a hard time applying it on my cheekbones, as blending it in (fingers, sponge or brush) seems to make it or my foundation under it go sort of patchy.

  8. I don’t think Ive tried a true cream to powder product. I prefer to just pick one of the extremes :)
    Recently, Ive been hearing about this new Loral foundation Magic Nude I think its called. Its touted as “cream to powder” also an Armani dupe. I would love to see you review it.

  9. Astrogherkin

    The Alverde cream blushes are cream-to-powder formulations and they are amazing! Creams that are not cream-to-powder end up not being pigmented enough or looking greasy. It’s a very unique formulation and if you get it right, it’s perfect. I *think* the MUA cream blushes are also cream-to-powder. They work as a base for powder blushes too!