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Resist Instant Smoothing Satin Finish Powder

Let’s soften things around the edges. Brush this silky powder on with its custom brush for a smooth, youthful glow. It’s you, refined.
Item #: 916
  • Anti-Aging, Wrinkles
  • For All Skin Types
  • Ultra-fine powder will not settle in fine lines

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Customer Ratings:

72 out of 100
(Based on 61 Reviews)
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  1. JUDITH E.
    Reviewed on Sunday, September 28, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    THIS ROCKS!
    • Finally, a light powder that is the perfect " finish". This powder is super fine and light. It blurs pores and does not settle into creases and lines. I also have the other PC powder and I like it, but this one is perfect! Thank you Paula's Choice. You have done it again!

  2. Beth M.
    Reviewed on Monday, August 18, 2014
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    I finally figured it out!
    • I got this powder and wondered if I was doing something wrong because nothing showed up at all. I put it away and didn't use it again until recently after using some eyeshadow from another company that was hard, the surface needed to be scraped in order to get any color to transfer. I decided to use this method with this powder to see if it worked. I scraped off as much of the surface as I could and when I ran my finger over it afterwards, I got color transfer. It seems to be working nicely now.

  3. KF.
    Reviewed on Sunday, August 10, 2014
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    Wish this product was better
    • I adore every single PC product I own but this one was very poor. I couldn't get the product to deposit on a brush, a sponge or even my fingers, it just wouldn't budge from the pan. I do own Paula's other pressed powder and had no problem applying that product, but this one refused to its job. It ended up in the waste bin.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Monday, August 11, 2014

    Thanks for your review! We're working on making improvements to this product that address the concerns you mentioned.

    —Admin
  4. APRIL R.
    Reviewed on Saturday, August 09, 2014
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    Meh......
    • Dear Paula, I love your skin care products, but I have to throw in the towel for your make up. This powder is non-existent in my experience. It is basically a hard brick that I would have to scrape out with something to use. It is so hard, that it won't transfer onto a brush of any kind. I couldn't even try it to see what it did for my skin! Very disappointed.

  5. Judith
    Reviewed on Wednesday, July 23, 2014
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    Makes enlarged pores disappear
    • I'm 59 and have finally found the perfect powder. It makes my enlarged pores disappear. I no longer wear foundation because it always settled into lines & wrinkles within an hour but this powder is all I need. The coverage is perfect to hide uneven skin tone BUT I do put it on with a powder puff in order to get maximum coverage. The brush just didn't apply enough coverage for me. So ladies, if you want more coverage, use a powder puff to apply. I wish there was a darker color than med/tan.

  6. Sarah
    Reviewed on Friday, July 18, 2014
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    Want to love it more
    • I wanted to love this powder much more because of its match with my very fair skin tone. However, I am unhappy with the powder texture as well as with its wear. I find the powder to be very chalky and, as such, difficult to apply. The powder also does not last very long on my skin and requires re-application. I believe I will be able to find a better product at a comparable price, and would not purchase this product again.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Friday, July 18, 2014

    Thansk for your review! We're sorry this powder didn't meet your makeup needs. Please contact us to arrange for a return or exchange. You  may prefer our Healthy Finish Pressed Powder with SPF 15.

    —Admin
  7. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Saturday, July 12, 2014
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    Yes & Yes
    • First, yes this powder is great & it performs as promised. It gives your face a finished, polished look without looking cakey or powdery. Perhaps, some are so used to the typical powder finish that this sheer smooth finish feels &/or looks like nothing? If you are looking for a traditional "mask-like" powder affect then this is NOT the powder for you. And, yes the compact has not held up (hinges broke early on) & the powder surface has hardened, although powder still performs consistently.

  8. Lee R.
    Reviewed on Monday, July 07, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    A winner
    • I cleansed, toned, moisturized, and primed my 63-year-old, combination skin before applying this powder in Fair/Light with a brush, examined the effect in daylight, and found the powder to be undetectable. Only its beautiful effects are apparent -- mattifying my oily T zone without caking or settling into lines, making my skin uniform in its natural color. My complexion looks as if I have perfect skin. This is a superb alternative to foundation. Thank you, Paula!

  9. SUSAN W.
    Reviewed on Sunday, July 06, 2014
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    Thanks but no thanks
    • I'm with the users that tried this but was wondering where the powder part actually was. I too had the film form on top of cake also yet PC was most gracious enough to replace it free and let me try again. Service is one of PC up sides that I appreciate so much but alas, it still doesn't work for me. I miss the loose powder so much. Still carry the reg compact in my purse for quick tough ups.

  10. Sarah
    Reviewed on Sunday, July 06, 2014
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    Could be good?
    • I've had the same issue as others - crusty hard surface. I think the product would work for me if I could get some of it on the brush! Having to scrape it away… that's throwing out product I've paid for.

  11. Elizabeth C
    Reviewed on Saturday, July 05, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    "Crust"
    • FYI, ALL powders get crusty because of the oil that you are putting back in the product each time you reuse the pad/brush. I took my Estee Lauder compact back to the counter once and complained. The rep told me to use a toothbrush to scrape off the top. Works like a charm. Paula's Choice RULES! :-)

  12. Danielle C.
    Reviewed on Thursday, July 03, 2014
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    Disappointed
    • I've switched to Paula's Choice for almost every other product at this point and love it all, but this one is a huge let down. The description makes no sense because it is like putting on nothing. Literally it looks no different before or after I put it on, so it's a waste for me. I don't understand how there are some really positive reviews because it doesn't do anything for me at all except for making my skin look a bit dry and flaky. Definitely will be going into the trash.

  13. VANESSA S.
    Reviewed on Wednesday, July 02, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    LOVE IT
    • I absolutely love this powder. It is undetectable on my face even under direct sunlight. I have received many compliments from friends and family even strangers tell me how healthy and radiant I look. I does not settle into fine lines and I must say I look so much younger when wearing this powder. My skin looks air brushed like one of those models in a magazine and I am 46!.... Never discontinue this product. Ps. I have no crust forming on the powder.

  14. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    Disappointed
    • Product was okay at first, a very light powder to help set your makeup, but a crust formed on top of the product and now it's almost impossible to pick up any product. I had to break the crust using my fingernails to get product out again, but I can see the crush is already reforming. I like Paula's Choice overall, but I wouldn't purchase this particular product again.

  15. Heather W.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Wow! This is amazing!
    • I usually hate powder, but just as promised, this looks so natural and beautiful I cannot believe it! Makeup stays very fresh looking even after my 14-hour days. I will definitely purchase this again. I don't think that there is anything in the market like this wonderful product. Thank you, Paula!

  16. Joanne
    Reviewed on Friday, June 20, 2014
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    Surface became very hard
    • I'm so glad I decided to read the reviews on this powder because I'm seeing others have had an issue with this product as I have. While I certainly do like it, I was surprised to see the top become so hard, I had to scrape it to soften it a bit because no powder was clinging onto the brush. This happened fairly quickly after purchase and it's something I would think may become an issue if I had it for quite some time and rarely ever used. Is there a solution to this?

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Friday, June 20, 2014

    Thanks for your review! We will make sure our Product Development team is aware of this potential issue and make sure it's addressed with our chemists. In the meantime, you can use a credit card to lightly scrape off the top portion, revealing a fresh layer of powder underneath. Of course, if you remain unsatisfied with this powder we encourage you to contact us to process a refund or exchange.

    —Admin
  17. Shirley S.
    Reviewed on Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Age 70 Is Very pleased!
    • This is perfect for my aging skin, it does not settle in to the lines or wrinkles, it seems to glide over them giving an almost air brushed appearance. I do not use the brush that came with the compact, instead I use a fluffy brush for application. It is whisper light and never need touch ups. No issues with crusting or hard surfaces. For me this is a keeper. Never take it away.

  18. Jessica K
    Reviewed on Saturday, June 14, 2014
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    Maybe there was a bad batch?
    • It seems from the reviews that a few of us have the same problem. After a few weeks the powder (which is essentially a decent translucent finishing powder) basically became a block that didn't chip, no matter what I did. I tried the brush, a sponge, scratching it, chipping it, nothing. I initially liked it, but in the end I just couldn't get at the product. I will also be sending this one back. To be fair it's the first time I've ever sent anything back to Paula's.

  19. PAULINE C.
    Reviewed on Thursday, June 12, 2014
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    Not Impressed
    • It's not silky, the brush is difficult to use, the powder surface is "baked" on in places, and it just doesn't look that great on my face. I expected a smooth, youthful glow and that didn't happen. So sad!

  20. Robyn T.
    Reviewed on Saturday, June 07, 2014
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    Nice, but not for me
    • I have used Paula's other powder compact for years. When it was recently out of stock, I got this instead. I have oily-combination, blackhead and acne-prone skin. I love this compact's design, but it broke after only two weeks of use (the hinges on the lift up tray inside). Also, the surface of the powder does that hardening thing that I can't stand, no matter if I use the brush it came with, or another one. Paula's other powder NEVER does that. I am switching back.

  21. Maeve
    Reviewed on Saturday, June 07, 2014
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    Let down
    • At first, I was very impressed with it's ability to "finish my daily face" routine. In about a week I noticed an impenitratable crust on the surface of the powder. I can't seems to scratch it off either. In the next week the compact hinge fell apart leaving it impossible to place into a pocketbook securely (I did not drop the case). I love Paula's products and I am disappointed with this one.

  22. Christine T.
    Reviewed on Thursday, May 29, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    My New Favorite Powder
    • I love this product. It's not totally matte, but it's not shiny either. It just looks natural! I am one of those women who thought she would never wear any powder except a matte one to take down shine, but this powder converted me. It looks great and lasts all day, too. And the included brush is really good at getting the powder in the creases on the sides of my nose where I need extra coverage due to redness.

  23. John
    Reviewed on Sunday, May 25, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Excellent Powder!
    • This is a perfect skin perfector! Its hard to see it on the skin whicjh I think is the purpose of makeup! It magically makes skin look better and finessed. Another Genius product from Paulas Choice. No surprise;)

  24. Heather G.
    Reviewed on Wednesday, May 21, 2014
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    Other compact is way better
    • This compact did not do the trick for me. It does not provide any coverage or conceal shine. The other compact that Paula makes is way more effective.

  25. JennyA
    Reviewed on Tuesday, May 20, 2014
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    This didn't work for me
    • I love many of Paula's products and was excited when this came out. What a disappointment. The surface of the powder is hard and the brush included with the product couldn't pick up more than a few bits of powder. I even scratched the surface to see if I could get is started somehow. No luck. I haven't sent this back yet, but plan to do so.

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What makes this product unique?

Resist Instant Smoothing Satin Finish Powder instantly perfects and refines skin so it looks smoother, softer, and younger with a hint of natural color. This ultra-fine powder provides light, buildable coverage.

This powder’s enviably silky texture floats over wrinkles and fine lines without settling into them, creating a flawless, even appearance. A custom-designed brush with super-soft, synthetic bristles is included, making applying this powder a breeze, whether at home or on-the-go.

Resist Instant Smoothing Satin Finish Powder is available in four neutral shades for fair to medium-tan skin tones.

This product is 100% fragrance-free. Fill weight for this product is .388 oz.

Who is this product for?
Resist Instant Smoothing Satin Finish Powder is recommended for all skin types, to set makeup or to be worn alone for a flawless, satin-smooth finish. The fragrance-free formula is suitable for those with rosacea, breakouts, and sensitive skin.

Product Ingredients:

Talc (absorbent), Mica (mineral pigment), Nylon-12 (absorbent/texture enhancer), Lauroyl Lysine (skin-conditioning agent), Polymethylsilsesquioxane (silicone texture enhancer/skin-conditioning agent), Zinc Oxide (mineral opacifying agent/skin protectant), Zinc Stearate (slip agent/anti-caking agent), Silica (absorbent mineral), Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate (thickener), Diisostearyl Malate (emollient), Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol (preservatives).May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides

DIRECTIONS: For brush application, pick up some powder on the full end of the brush, knock off the excess, and brush it on in a smooth, downward direction. May be applied with a makeup sponge for more coverage; wet application is not recommended. Excellent paired with Resist Instant Smoothing Anti-Aging Foundation; may also be applied alone.

Can Resist Instant Smoothing Satin Finish Powder be used by all skin types?

Yes; however, its satin finish is best for combination, normal or dry skin. Those with very oily skin or very oily areas may prefer a more absorbent powder, such as our Healthy Finish Pressed Powder SPF 15.

What makes Resist Instant Smoothing Satin Finish Powder anti-aging?

Resist Instant Smoothing Satin Finish Powder’s anti-aging ability comes from its exclusive formula that smoothes and perfects skin texture without making lines or wrinkles more obvious. Unlike pressed or loose powders that emphasize lines, Resist Instant Smoothing Satin Finish Powder downplays them, so each time you apply this powder you’ll see a smoother, younger-looking complexion!

Is this pressed powder suitable for breakout-prone skin?

Those with breakout-prone skin should not experience clogged pores or further breakouts from Resist Instant Smoothing Satin Finish Powder. For best results on breakout-prone skin, make sure you’re using a BHA exfoliant and a lightweight foundation such as Paula’s Choice Best Face Forward Foundation SPF 25.

Is this pressed powder suitable for sensitive or rosacea-affected skin?

Yes. The fragrance-free formula is gentle and does not contain any ingredients known to be a problem for sensitive skin, even when applied around the eyes.

Is it OK to apply Resist Instant Smoothing Satin Finish Powders with a sponge or powder puff?

Of course! Just be aware that using either method will result in a heavier application that may require extra blending to ensure a perfectly smooth, even finish. For best results, we recommend applying with the included brush or use a full-size powder brush.

What’s the difference between Resist Instant Smoothing Satin Finish Powder and Healthy Finish Pressed Powder SPF 15?

The biggest difference is that Healthy Finish provides sun protection. Resist Instant Smoothing Satin Finish Powder does not provide sun protection and has a lighter, sheerer texture than Healthy Finish Pressed Powder SPF 15. Resist Instant Smoothing powder also has a satin-matte rather than a true matte finish. Both powders come in a range of soft, neutral shades.

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