I just got this so this won't be the most helpful review.. This foundation has medium coverage, about the coverage of maybelline dream smooth mousse so it's not just a powder with coverage.. It looks natural and glowy on the skin (I mix the 2) and almost airbrushed! But I shook them with the stopper thingys on and it made a mess. It didn't mix together but I was hoping it would be way neater with the lids on it... But other than that from what I can see its really good. It's $13.66 at Canadian walmarts so it's fairly affordable.. It's also a pretty good match for us NC25 skin tones if we use the darker shade. But nc25 is barely even medium so the shade selection sucks. Thank goodness for me being light to medium skin tone.
I really liked the coverage of this. It made my skin look flawless. It's just the fact that it felt heavy on my skin and it wore off pretty easily.
- good coverage of your face
- felt soft on my sensitive areas of my face
-didn't have to use concealer with this
- can make oily skin, oilier
- came off too easily
- the brush that comes with, is really bad
- feels heavy on my face
- made me break out a little bit
- you can end up using a lot to cover a little
I really liked the coverage of it. It was one of the first powder foundations that has blended really well with my skin. It's just not for people who have combo, acne-prone, or oily skin.
I love this product!! The foundation gives me good coverage without looking cakey. I wasn't a fan of the highlighter, but after reading some of the other reviews, I'm going to try mixing it with the foundation powder. I have no complaints about the brush--for me it helped me to apply the product well and evenly. The price turned me off at first, but this product has lasted so long! I purchased this product last April, and I still have tons left. Well worth it!!
I dont understand why a more expensive drugstore brand cant ever get their brushes right. They really should just give up instead of repeatedly annoying us with brushes that hurt, fall apart,turn our face blue, and disappoint us over and over. That being said, the powder is decent. I bought it on clearence for 3 bucks so im not going to complain but it def isnt worth the 14bucks it wasnt originally
The moment I applied this into my face I was horrified to see shimmers! It was really bad because it emphasized every pore, every line, every dry spot and imperfection I had! It gave me coverage, yeah, but the textures of my face were so obvious that it was like a one step forward two steps back kindda product. I'll try to work on his product a bit more and see if I can use it as a highlighter instead because it def. Failed me as a fdtn.
so i deffinitley love this product, everyone complains about the packaging but i didnt really have a problem i mean it just keeps everything concealed. so for me i have the lightest shade and i mix the powders i dont wear them separately. its not glittery and overwhelming it gives almost a dewy look and it stays on very well. it also has really good coverage, if i have a break out or problem areas i just go over it a little more. if your looking for something light, easy, and has good coverage i would recomend this product:]
I think it really depends on how you want to use this product. I have pretty good skin; fair, rarely have pimples, but blushes easily. I purchase loose mineral foundations to put over my daily lotion and that's all I would use on my face. This is definitely not something that should be applied all over your face if you're using it alone. It's best described as giving you that look you have after working over the counter at mcdonald's for 7 hours, except this is instant! It literally highlighted my whole face, and not in a good way! They mean it when they wrote "illuminating.." I look shiny and oily and this is not something you should purchase if you're just looking to even out your skin tone and hide uneven patches or even pimples. The design is by far the worst I've ever seen. You would lift up these cheap plastic flaps to get to the product and it's impossible not to make a mess. I guess this could be used as a highlighter but really it deserves to be thrown out.
love this stuff....i shake both capsules at the same time mix it with the brush and i get a lovely dewy finish.
I got this at a time I began experiencing facial redness. I think I expected too much given I had long used and loved Bare Minerals till that began irritating my skin. I should add I believe that was due to a medical condition that also caused the redness, so whatever makeup and skin care I could tolerate, I suddenly could not. I could not get even mild coverage with this. It was okay as a dusting to set other makeup but on me I just never loved it nor the filnish and already have other setting powders. If you are using this to try and cover redness its not your best bet, if you have basically clear skin and need to set makeup or powder your shine a bit, this is fine. The good thing is if it works for you there's a ton of product.
Loved this powder duo! As a foundation it didn't cover my imperfections, but I found another use for it. If I let my bb cream dry before I apply it, using my Eco Tools mini kabuki (which fits perfectly in the space the brush that came with powder was-I threw it out because it was just too scratchy and did not disperse powder well at all), it doesn't cake or settle into pores and lines at all. I can get additional coverage if I don't want to take the time to dot concealer and blend over the bb by using the 2nd powder. Then I use the 1st powder to highlight my brow bone, temples, jawline, bridge of nose, and around my mouth. It gives my face a lovely glitter-free glow. I can also use the first powder mixed with the second to blur a serious imperfection, like a full-blown red pimple. This powder had never contributed to a break out (I've been using it for a little over 3 months) and you only need a little if you're buffing it over concealer or foundation for a better finish so I have more than half the product left. The glow is not tacky or glittery to me, just a faint shimmer the particles of which you can't see. Only complaints- it smells a tad weird and transfers a little after some time. The smell is gone after it's applied so no big deal, and I keep it from transferring by blotting very gently at least once throughout the day. Any oilyness is gone then and it stops moving about. Without oilyness the powder does very well on its own. I recently found my Clinique BB makes a good primer to keep oil at bay and the powder in place.