i am surprised by the bad reviews. this powder gives me a flawless coverage and very light. it makes my skin glow and very smooth, i dont even have to use very much. the price is great. this is much lighter than the jane iredale mineral pure pressed which i have been using. it has titanium dioxide for SPF which is great. good natural ingredients. i dont particularly like the new tin packaging but it is ok. i have light asian skin and white peach matched my skin very well. i also use it as a finishing powder if i use a foundation.
Mine was crushed from mail delivery so it was not easy to apply. The color gave that unnatural minerally look on my face (a shiny greyish color). I wore it to set my foundation. Although I like the natural ingredients, for the price of its performance, I will not be repurchasing.
This has become my go-to powder. I rarely wear foundation/powder (and not because I have anywhere near perfect skin, but because I am convinced that I may have a chance at good skin someday if I keep all crap off of it!!), but when I do, this powder has the most natural ingredient list of any I've found to date. Mineral foundations do not work for me, and I don't like the ingredient list in traditional powders, and this is the perfect compromise. It does not itch, does not make me oily (and trust me, that is a miracle), and does not make me break out (but again, I don't use everyday). It has good buildable coverage also, better than mineral foundations, I think. A little powdery looking when first applied, but sinks in quickly. I like that it is pressed, but that I can use a makeup brush as if it were a loose formula. I have the lightest formulation, and it is a good match for me, and does minimize redness. I have no complaints, and will not switch unless it stops working for me!
I love this. It covers well and looks nice unless you cake it on or dont moisturize/over moisturize. I would repurchase it except I probably wont for a while cause I want the new makeup they got!
this is my hg! i just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this stuff! it is not discontinued, you can get it from qvc for 28 bucks. i have med light skin and get peach bisque. i have super sensitive acne skin and this makes my face look flawless and actually helps heal my breakouts. the coverage is amazing, even in direct sunlight.
This is one product that I use every day and have repurchased. It does not offer an overwhelming glow to the skin but just a healthy natural luminosity. It is difficult to describe. They sell it on QVC. I use it after foundation and powder. I also use it alone if I need to run out to the store or something. I have tried 2 of their shades. I think they only have one color choice now but the powder is sheer so unless you are really fair I think it would work on light, medium, tan, olive tones. It just adds something extra to my face and I hope it is never discontinued!.
I bought this thinking it would replace my mineral makeup. First off, it is not like mineral makeup. Minerals go on smooth. This goes on like a powder. It's nice, gentle and provides good matte coverage - but it is still a powder and looks like it on the face. I do like it quite a bit for a powder. I use it over tinted moisturizer for a nice complete look. I like that it's natural and has great sun protection. The color I choose (white peach) is a good match for my pale skintone but is a bit on the yellow side. I have real sensitive skin and this didn't irritate. As others have said - the brush that comes with it is the softest brush I've ever put on my face. If you are looking for a powder, definately try this.
I waited 5 months while this was on backorder w/QVC. When I finally got it, I freaked out because the White Peach is very yellow in the pan. I have extremely sensitive, neutral fair skin, so if I apply this in good light with a light hand, the powder balances out the inflammation around my nose and chin. My skin looks lightly sun-kissed, which is thrilling because I am far too fair for bronzers. The brush is synthetic but wonderfully soft, doesn't give me the itchies that BE's goat hair brushes do. BE always made my T-Zone an oil slick by midday, with dry patches on my cheeks. I do feel a little oily around my nose & chin by the end of the day with this, but otherwise I can't feel the powder at all. I had ordered 2, hoping it would by my HG, but I am concerned about how yellow the product is. If applied to heavily/not adequately blended, it looks like a sandy mask on my super fair skin. So, tragicially, I may return it. If 100% Pure would incorporate shades for cool or neutral skin tones (maybe pigment using beets or pomegranates?), this foundation powder would end my quest for a great looking, great feeling, all natural product!!
Update 12/6/08: I was told by the company that this product has been discontinued :(
This product is incredible and I've tried every type of mineral or natural powder you can think of. No breakouts at all, excellent coverage, only a small bit of product required to get the job done, and I thought my skin looked better after I removed it. I also received a lot of compliments on my skin the first time I wore it .. people said I had nice skin, not nice makeup! I purchased the lightest shade from QVC and have purchased a shade up for the summer. FYI, I have very pale sensitive, rosacea skin that breaks out very easily.
I think I may have found my HG of foundations. I purchased this from QVC and it is amazing. It is a powder foundation made from 100% all natural products, no more nasty chemicals. Contains rice powder, fruit pigments and pearl powder and natural spf.
I use a primer and then apply this with a kabuki brush and my skin looks almost flawless and has a nice glow. If you have spots that need extra coverage use your concealer first and then a light layer of the powder and smile.