I usually get my makeup done at cosmetology school, but I found they don't have a strong selection of costume makeup, particular white. I took the kit with me. The cosmetology student tried to use the white powder in the kit, but it never took. Afterwards, I really didn't need powder. She used the picture on the box as a guide. She did a great job. I received a lot compliments and the makeup stayed on all night to wee hours in the morning.