I get told a lot that my skin looks very dry after putting this on, which kind of takes away from the whole nice, finished look. It does seem to keep my liquid makeup on a TAD longer and I do like the tint. However, it probably is best for people who aren't too pale. I can't put too much on otherwise the colour difference is obvious. It ends up as an orangey-yellow against white.
I am really impressed with the tinted version of Touch Up Veil. I originally bought the translucent version and whilst natural it leaves my skin looking a little too white. I'm already fair skinned so I don't want to look any paler! I opted for the tinted version and it is fantastic. I was a bit apprehensive about the tinted version in case it was too orange however I had no need to worry. It looks very natural on my skin tone. I apply it with a Bare Minerals brush as opposed to the sponge applicator included so that I get a nice, light finish. It definitely makes my skin look healthier and creates a natural glow. I apply it over a light coverage cream foundation and concealer and it provides the perfect setting powder. As the name suggests it is also great for touching up make up throughout the day. The compact also includes a really handy full size mirror and the SPF is a bonus.
I had seen positive reviews of this product on YouTube and decided to try it as it's a bit cheaper than my favorite Dior powder. I really like that it contains SPF and the packaging is lovely, but within a couple days of using this product, I started to break out. I have never gotten pimples on my forehead, cheeks, or jawline before, only the occasional blemish on my chin, but this product caused a huge breakout all over my face. I'm getting close to thirty, and showing up at work to treat my patients with a face full of pimples is the last thing I want or need. Had I kept the receipt, it would have gone straight back to Ulta!
NB: I'm reviewing the mini version, not the full-size version.
Bought the tinted version and still can't really justify my purchase.
It's a good setting and touch up powder with a great natural finish. At about NC35/40 I see a color payoff, and it will adjust the coloring of your makeup towards red, giving a tanned and maybe sunburnt coloring. Which I like, given my foundation is a bit yellow at the moment.
With that aside, It's container is probably the only factor keeping this product in the pocket at this point. It's incredible, and one giant leap towards a great direction. I've got too many beaten and broken cases to attest to that; everything from l'oreal to chanel, and not a lovely, durable, and rubberized case between them.
Really should've been a matter formulation, I found myself blotting more than usual. Plus all the natural oils and extracts give it an off-putting manufactured and medicinal odor. I don't see the point to such a lovely compact with a natural finish and a scent reminiscent of one of my grandma's ointments.
I had used the original Mineral Veil, and thought it was just fine. However, when I tried the new Ready Foundation, I found it washed me out despite being a color that matched my skin perfectly. I decided to try the Tinted version of this Mineral Veil underneath the Ready Foundation and WOW, my Ready Foundation no longer makes me look like a ghost! Everything looks incredibly natural, and the staying power of my foundation has been increased exponentially. I can almost go a whole day without touching anything up!
I'm very impressed with this, especially as a very fair-skinned person. The tinted adds just enough warmth to my face to make my foundation look very natural. I've already purchased a back-up for my current compact!
I keep this in my handbag and take it everywhere with me. It is a great touch up and you don't need to reapply foundation after using this. It reduces the oilyness of the skin and overall GREAT!
I have this in tinted as I have darker skin and thought I would get more coverage than the translucent!
I have never been a fan of Mineral Veil, but I thought I'd give the pressed version a try. I think I'm pretty impressed with it! No matter how lightly I apply the "Translucent" one, I think it still looks a little ghastly on me. I have been using the Tinted one, and it really works well for me. I use the Ready foundation in Golden Medium. If you hold this and the foundation side by side, I think the Tinted Mineral Veil actually looks a little darker than the foundation. But since I apply it so lightly, I don't see any noticeable difference after applying. I find that I don't really care for the puff that comes with it. I keep the little plastic protector over the powder so the puff isn't resting on the product. I suppose, on the go, the puff is pretty convenient. But when I'm at home putting my face on in the morning, I usually just apply this with a brush and the finish is very natural. There is slight smell, but it doesn't bother me, and it goes away pretty quickly. Based on how little product I need each time I use it, I think it will last a long time and is worth the price!
Very finely milled and excellent for setting makeup, especially the eye area!!
This product mostly has cons for me. The packaging gets dirty easily - I don't buy NARS cosmetics anymore because the black, rubbery compacts always look dirty. There isn't a separate compartment for the powder and the puff, and it feels unsanitary to store the puff on the powder. When applied, it looks thick. I generally feel pretty cakey and powdery after I apply this. It does take away shine and leave the skin matte, but I'd rather have a lighter powder with a more natural finish. You can really tell you laid down some powder. I might keep this around for emergencies, but it's not a go-to powder at all.