Ok, I will let the secret out.Ready, I use the darker versions as a BRONZER! And it is the best version of a bronzer ever!! I am picky. And let me tell you this formula is just special. Whenever i use this as a bronzer, verses any other ( Laura G.-Guerlain-ID-) People say i look wonderful. It seems to minimize pores. brightens face without glitter or shimmer. And smooths out pores etc. I love this stuff. ANd now I am heading to Sephora to stock up. Now that the secret is out. P.S. I use med shades to darken a lighter foundation I may love. Packaging & price, a thumbs up!! continued >>
Horrible! Very, very pink based. If this were any pinker it would be blush. Ugh. 0 lippies.
I love love love love love this powder. I use the PF3, which I think they are renaming, which is driving me nuts. It covers very well, feels light and lasts a long time. One compact takes care of me for about 9 months.
The only negative is that it is hard to find. I can find it on the internet, but sometimes you want to actually look at these things.
Did I mention I LOVE it?
This is a SPF 15 talc-free pressed powder foundation that is made with 8 essential minerals and comes in 8 shades. I received a mini size of this in a kit in PF1. Its too light for my NC30 skintone so I originally thought it was a blotting powder. Makes an excellent powder, made my skin matte without looked ashy or powdery. Very natural looking. I didnt try this as a foundation since it wasnt my shade but I like it as a powder. Retails for $28. No breakouts or scent either. Comes in a gold compact.
I agree with beentheredonethat (and I myself have "been there, done that" when it comes to face powders. Any with talc tend to clog my pores, so I wanted one, like this, that was talc-free. I have fair skin, but find that the Honey shade is perfect. It seems to keep my skin more matte for longer than most powders; it doesn't clog my pores or cake up; and it does provide ample coverage.
One of the best powder foundations on the market (and I've tried probably every major brand out there): adjustable coverage, forgiving colors, fabulous pore coverage, doesn't look dead matte, and is reasonably priced. They just came out with new colors, but I wore PF4 (Stila D, MAC NC35). My only gripe is it needs to be reapplied fairly often but lasts longer with a primer on my oily skin. It's okay though, it doesn't cake up no matter how much you slap on. I think this HG material.
I have a few gripes with this product. It is very heavy on my skin, makes me look dirty (admittedly, I have fair skin), and the sponge that comes with it is useless and bizarrely textured. The packaging is neat - the top opens to reveal the powder, and the bottom holds the (useless) sponge. Maybe this powder would be great during the winter on someone with more yellow tones to their skin - although it still felt awfully heavy on me during the winter months. In the summer in Houston this product is just a big ol' mess. I've rated it a two b/c the texture of the powder itself is nice going on, and the packaging is spiffy.
It is indeed the perfect powder. It gives my skin the perfect "glow" without looking shiny. It has medium buildable coverage without looking cakey. The compact is beautiful in gold, but it's a little annoying sometimes that the bottom part opens first (when I just want to use the mirror). But nevertheless, I'd repurchase.
This is an amazing product. I have used it for about a month now, so I am pretty confident that this does not break me out. The powder is super fine. It covers the rosacea I've had recently. At the same time it freshens up my dull looking skin on the cheeks, minimizes pores, and tones down the oily T-zone. You can make it very sheer or full coverage. After some consideration, I really like the packaging and how the sponge is stored separately in a ventilated compartment. Given that it also has SPF, I think I finally found my HG. It's a little pricey but it lasts.
Love it. First heard of it Paula Begoun "Don't go to the cosmetics ..." Very good coverage without looking heavy or made up. No break outs either. Only problem is the price and the package. The compact has two parts, powder and sponge applicator underneath. The compact tends to open to the bottom first everytime I use it. This is very annoying, and I don't even use that cheesy sponge.