Another Neutrogena product I have used for years. I like this as a cheap alternative to Clinique's Almost Powder foundation.
This is a nice light well blending powder that does not cake or creep into fine lines. It mattes the skin but never looks chalky.
The only complaint I have is I hate the packaging. I prefer the traditional clam shell type.
Otherwise this is a great light finishing powder for anyone with slightly dry to slightly oily skin. I would not use it as a foundation as the coverage is way to sheer. But it is a great powder with sunscreen which is very hard to find.
I purchased this powder to have a cheaper drugstore alternative to my clinique super balance powder..thus was actually a better color match for me because is more yellow tone then clinique. But i won't purchase it again because it clogged my pores. It caused blackheads on my nose and chin. And for 12 dollars its not that cheap.
I bought this product hoping to replace my previous powder foundation. And because I had read so many great review I gave it a shot! BAD.
*Feels like nothing is there
*Does not have any bad smells....or bad smell at all
*Does not last
*No anti oil properties
*BROKE ME OUT!
Definitely will not repurchase.
I have to say this is an average powder that is sheer to medium buildable coverage. I intentionally bought this powder due to the SPF so that I can apply this over my face when I needed to reapply sunscreen. This powder is okay. If youre wearing sunglasses or glasses, it will definitely make it noticeable that youre wearing makeup, it leaves marks and indentations in the makeup... Overall it leaves a beautiful natural sheer finish that I like for staying out all day without any touchups.
-I have the shade Natural Beige (I am a NC-30). I use it over the MAC prolong-wear concealer. Buff it into my face with an ELF powder brush.
-love the way it blends into the skin
-very durable packaging
-nice mirror underneath
-shade matches great
-light to medium coverage depending on how much you pack on...layerable.
-lasts a pretty long time considering I have super oily skin...about 5hrs. I use the Urban Decay-deslick makeup setting spray before and after applying.
-its about $10, but I wish it was a bit cheaper. but hey! it works great so I guess its worth it.
-powder pad that it comes with is useless (but so are most pads that come with other powders).
-can be cakey if you use too much, but if you continue to buff it out, it begins to look even.
I have oily Skin and this works really great. I bought this because I find that Liquid foundation feels like I'm wearing a mask and my face ends up looking way too oily. Which I hate. But this product doesn't feel heavy on the skin and it also doesn't feel like your wearing a mask, So that's really nice. It also gives a light-medium coverage. Overall I really like this product and would definitely buy it again! :)
I'm a really big Neutrogena fan. My skin is combination and I dont mean oily T-zone dry cheeks. Its oily and dry at the same time. But, I hate liquid foundations because of the heavy coverage and cakey finish they give me. I have never tried a powder, but hearing about how minerals are awesome, I thought I would give this a try. I'll review it in sections:
Packaging: I like it pretty well if you drop it, it won't break. But I personally have to kinda try to open it up. The mirror is so handy and a nice size. The sponge is pretty useless, so I gave that to my mom (Who likes them) and put some Mac eyeshadows that I always use in there. Perfect!
Coverage: Well, it does say "sheers" so I don't know what you're doing even looking this up if you want medium-heavy coverage. It can be a sheer coverage, but it's so buildable and goes up to medium without cakey. It gives the coverage that III need which is to hide my redness and oiliness - which it does nicely!
To wrap it up: It's a lovely product if you want to use it as a setting powder, or don't have too much acne and just want even, airbrushed, poreless, looking skin. The only reason I took a lippie off is because of the very matte finish, I prefer a bit of shine but my bronzer fixes that!
I don't know how they got a titanium based SPF not to separate into pores and a pressed powder texture not to show lines...but they did. Ivory is neutral enough for my pale mixed complexion. It doesn't stay fresh and light all day. There are some midday pores and ruddiness. But it is easy enough to reapply without cakiness. I can't believe I haven't used loose powder in months and I don't really miss it. My skin looks flawless upon application and i can lay it on heavy and it doesn't get gookey or look like heavy makeup at all. I put a little concealer on the tough areas. Very happy with this! I never had oily skin but had the midday t-zone oilies, but no more. Just wished it lasted longer. I need one per month, not so cheap, afterall.
I've been using this for a couple of years and am really satisfied. I use a concealer underneath and then apply the Mineral Sheers over that. It's got an SPF20 but no noticeable fragrance, which my highly reactive, rosacea skin appreciates! No itching, burning or breakouts.
Right now I'm using #50 soft beige, which is a nice color but a tad light for my fair/medium complexion, I think. No matter, this product is really natural looking and wears nicely (although basically EVERY product melts off my very oily skin by the end of the day). I'd like to carry it in my purse for touch-ups, but the sponge applicator they included makes the packaging WAY too bulky for that. Too bad.
Speaking of that cheapo sponge, it'll certainly get the powder on your face, but a nice brush works better and looks more natural. Just continue to layer the application until you get the coverage you need. Sometimes I'll use a liquid foundation first, and then just use this as finishing powder for a flawless look. Great product!