I've never had a whole lot of luck with drugstore foundations besides the occasional Revlon gem. I generally stick with ELDW, MUFE, Stila, etc. but I've been on a drugstore make up kick (trying to do away with spending craploads of money on ineffective HE stuff). I picked some of this up on a whim, since I'm a sucker for pressed powder foundations. They just look so damn convenient and neat...and they've almost never worked for me. This is one of the few that I've worn more than a couple of times. It gives me a great airbrushed look, has medium to full coverage, and doesn't leave that nasty powdery finish behind. I apply with a kabuki and buff well. Try spritzing your kabuki with water for fuller coverage. Shine control is merely average for me, but I've got the shiniest face for miles even with ELDW, so it probably will do the trick for you. It applies very well over silicone based primers or bare skin, doesn't accentuate flakes, and doesn't feel heavy on the skin. In other words, it's a perfect everyday or natural look foundation. I set with UD All Nighter for a my skin but much, much, much better look.
For reference, I'm an NC25 and wear this in Nude 40. It's a pretty good match.
Overall Rating: 4/5
SKIN BACKGROUND: Oily, acne prone, SUPER sensitive, mild scarring and discoloration, beige skin with dominant yellow undertones.
PRICE: $7-$10 US Dollars, which is a good price for DS foundations.
COVERAGE: Light-Medium, I find it to be quite buildable.
FINISH: Semi-matte with a slight sheen that most mineral makeups give. I find the finish very natural and quite lovely :)
TEXTURE: Soft, seems finely milled.
SPF: Yes, 20
LASTING POWER: This lasts all day on me. I have never had a problem with it breaking down, or getting excessively oily. It will fade slightly as the day goes on, but not to the point where it is completely gone.
SHADES: I usually get this in "Nude". They really need more shades in this foundation, the darkest shade is not NEARLY deep enough.
DID THIS BREAK ME OUT?: Nope, has a very gently formula, as it claims.
PACKAGING: I dont like the packaging. I wish they would skip the bulky compact packaging and put more product in instead, because I find that I run out it in less than a month.
WOULD I REPURCHASE?: Yes, when I have better skin I dont need to use as much to get the coverage I want.
FINAL VERDICT: This is a really great DS mineral makeup. Try it out!
Not a huge fan of this powder, it is too powdery, which obviously... it's a powder! But I have found powders, like the Milani Multitask powder (my current fav) which look much more natural. Especially considering how light the coverage is, this foundation looks WAY too fake. So yea... this just really wasn't a good powder for me :(
Great foundation. Not blotchy and very easy to apply. If I didn't know how good it is I and based on packaging I would never buy. Packaging looks cheesy and unprofessional. Price is less than ten dollars which is pretty hard to beat.
I use this for setting my foundation or BB cream. Good product, I just wish the packaging was less tacky, but let's be realistic - not going to happen for the price.
I will repurchase.
LOVE LOVE LOVE. My face is oily/combination & very acne prone. I use Revlon Colorstay Foundation (330 Natural Tan) and I carry the Neutrogena Mineral Pressed Powder Foundation (70 Honey Beige) in my bag to touch up my makeup throughout the day. It makes my skin smooth and hides my pores!
If I am just running errands during the day, I will use this product by itself. It gives me a nice light coverage & matte finish. HOWEVER, it does not last very long on my oily skin lol which is why I prefer to use it to touch up my makeup.
It has never broke me out (knock on wood) and I have very sensitive skin as well. Love this product overall, except I don't think they have a wide range of color selection though. continued >>
I have oily skin and have yet to find a foundation that has "all day" coverage. This mineral foundation though does really well for sheer to medium coverage even with having to blot from oily skin during the day. Also is one that did not cause any breakouts or disturbances with my skin. I would definitly buy it again.
This product causes pimples. I have acne prone skin, the first day I used it, everything was great, great coverage. But by the 2nd day I started to break out and got blemishes. I noticed that this product does clog pores which causes pimples. Overall, it's a great product for someone who does not have large pores or acne prone skin.
A nice light foundation. I have pretty much given up on liquid foundation. It's summer now, and I hate looking cakey and overdone. I have sensitive combination skin that's prone to breakouts ( yes, still lol ) and needs to breathe. This foundation leaves a nice smooth finish that evens skin tone without clogging the pores or looking like a mask. The coverage is sheer to moderate, and it looks very natural. In the past I used this as a powder on top of my foundation, but it was too much makeup, and the layering gives a heavy effect, so now I just use concealer where I need to and put this on top.
this powder does'nt brake me out but it also does'nt really cover blemishes. its goood because it doesnt clog your pores however it doesn't really cover redness eather. this product is pretty good so i'll buy it agian