I had a hard time finding this product and choosing a color online is unbelievably annoying.. I googled clinics that sold the pressed base so I could have someone match me up. I found Toronto cosmetic clinic they had a crazy nice makeup artist who wasn't pushy with sales.. I am a honey medium.. and for once a medium brown without an ashy tone. i am not huge on the shadows but the primers, illuminators, glosses, and mascara(surprisingly0 are all awesome!! Love it The clinic does fillers too..score!
I began having allergic reactions to the eye primer I had been using. I was given a sample of this in a gift bag. I decided to try it out as a eye primer. It worked great and no reactions. I also apply it in the corner of my eye, as well as, underneath to hide dark circles and shadows. Thumbs up!
I am really loving this mineral makeup. I've tried several brands, bare minerals, everyday minerals, Lucy minerals, the all natural face and the list goes on....glo minerals is the best I've tried. The coverage is full & the finish is flawless. Color matching is an issue since I am only able to purchase it online. I do have oil breakthrough after a few hours but I have yet to find a product that can control my oil so I'm not holding that against it.
The best foundation out there! In the past couple of weeks I've been trying out different foundations, mainly out of curiosity, but also because I can never seem to bring myself out the whole what's-the-hype-about-this-foundation state. After trying out tons of different ones, I found myself longing for my beloved GloPressed Base. No other foundation I've tried can compare to this stuff. HG! It has beautiful coverage without looking cakey and it lasts all day. I do notice some shine coming through after a couple of hours, but not in a greasy or gross sort of way. This foundation sees to work well with my combo skin, if finds a way to work with the oils in my skin, as supposed to working against them (making your face look blotchy, sweaty, uneven). I might also add that it photographs beautifully! No white-cast, my face actually matches the rest of my body in photos. Nor does it feel like I've got makeup on, it feels really light and fresh on my face. I want to point out though, that I use this alongside the GloMinerals hydration mist. These work amazing together, the mist really sets the makeup and it gives a flawless, slightly dewy finish, which I love. Without the mist, the foundation can look kind of dry, but nothing to be alarmed about. I have this in golden light, which is a little too light for my NC30 skin, so I'm gonna go ahead and get the golden medium next time. Again, nothing to be alarmed about if the color is a little too light, just dust some bronzer over and you are good to go. However, I must say that I by mistake once got one of the natural tones, which was waaay too pink for my yellow-based skin. Therefore, be aware that the beige and natural tones run really pink, and that the golden and honey tones run yellow. Getting this wrong really isn't good. All in all, if you get your undertone right, and if you have normal to combo skin (not sure if this would be quite as good for super dry or super oily skintypes), get this foundation (and the mist)! It works wonders!
I have oily skin, large pores and some acne scarring. I look for medium coverage in a foundation, and shine control is a must. I purchased this at a salon, and the sales person told me that the product helps lighten acne scarring, and controls and balances oil. I thought it would be worth the high price tag. I have tried to use this off and on for four months, and I really don't like it.
This powder doesn't work for me mainly because it doesn't cover well or control oil. I've tried different application techniques, but it never evens out my skin tone, and the finish is way too dewy. Within an hour, my face is super oily. I do have oily skin, but other, cheaper powders (CG Clean, Maybelline Oil Control) can control the oil, especially within one hour! This makes my skin look slimy. Also, this powder seriously OXIDIZES! It's yucky... I watch my face turn shiny and orange throughout the day.
I never noticed a difference in the health of my skin, even when I was using this every day. *Sigh* I really wanted to love this. If you have oily, large-pored skin like me I don't recommend this.
I bought this foundation in winter but after a couple of days I put it away for warmer seasons.
My skin is dry during winter and I can't wear any pressed or loose foundations, because they all (which I had) are drying and emphasize all dry patches and fine lines. But now , it's beginning of June and we had a couple of really hot days and the foundation is not drying at all, in fact in the middle of the day i need to retouch my tzone.
The foundation is thick and well pigmented. It covers my red and some dark spots perfectly. My red area around the nose and cheeks is also nicely covered. I tried to apply this foundation with my pur minerals stipple brush, but it didn't work for me, because I have enlarged pores on my cheeks and the base didn't cover them, plus when I use a brush I waste the ptoduct, because it picks up so easily that i have to blow out excess from the pan. Instead, I use a sponge, which comes with the product and apply it in circle motions - this way my pores are not that obvious. I use Tarte poreless primer under the base and it lasts 5,6 hours, with touch ups, but it might last longer, my day is short that's why can't know precise durability.
The natural light color has a clear yellow undertone, which is not orange and looks natural on my skin.
The finish is matte but in a couple of hours I can see the dewyness on my cheeckbones which makes it natural. But as I said, during the day I might need some touch ups on mt T -zone.
What I don't like is that it oxidizes and during the day looks a little bit darker. The same happens with pur minerals 4 in foundation which makes me think that all pressed mineral foundations act the same way and I need to buy one shade lighter.
Overall it is an ok foundation for me, definetely not my HG. It doesn't look natural on winter and it doesn't have that much oil control in summer.
It does seem that I will run out of it quickly, may be two, three or four in a best case, months and for the price of 40-42$ it Is a little too steep.
I have combo skin, dry in the cheeks and somewhat oily in the t-zone. My skin is kind of weird. At times my t-zone can feel dry, although It's still shiny and acne prone. I would say that my skin is Oily/combo and dehydrated. I'm not saying that this products is perfect, but...
I have tried many different foundations. Liquid and mineral powders. I had almost forgot that I had this, but one day I tried this again on a whim, since I have never been satisfied with any other foundations that I have ever tried. In the past I didn't like this product, but this time was different! Maybe my skin has changed, I'm not sure. It's very important for me that my foundation will not make my skin look blotchy or patchy when oil starts to brake through on my face, and this foundation performs well in this area. I still have to touch up during the day, but I don't have to worry about looking "fake" as the day goes on :)
I needed a mineral foundation for travel to a humid climate and reviews of this were favorable. However ... colors are hard to choose online and I have no distributor nearby. Dermstore was it. Their color chart on my monitor is horrid! I picked Honey Light based on the description + color appearance. Bad! It made my NC~25 skin look muddy, DARK oompaloompa and some pigmented areas actually showed up GREY!. EW. Back it goes to try Golden Light.
Plus it itches like the debbil! Hope this will settle down, and sometimes this is just a reaction to the kabuki brush for me. Will update when I find a better color match and test drive it in humid weather.
Meh. Why is it so hard to find a color match with this brand? On the color chart online, Honey Light looks to be the same level as the other "light" shades, but its a Medium shade IRL. So I exchanged it for Golden Light. Bah. Golden Light is chalky and looks like its mislabeled: it actually looks like a "beige" shade on my skin. Do they not make yellow shades??? Back it goes to Dermstore AGAIN! for Golden Medium. If thats not a reasonable match, I give up. Too much trouble.
Golden Medium is actually a pretty good match, no thx to Glo's color charts! I use my extremely soft Armani foundation brush to apply it and buff it on and it looks pretty natural. When I sweat in this hot humid weather tho, it starts to itch. Guess its ok for cool weather but not hot. continued >>
First of all, I did read a LOT of reviews before buying this product (cheapest on Amazon). I have a very oily t-zone, although the rest of my skin is getting dryer as I get older (48 now). I use this product with a primer underneath, and the GloMinerals gives a nice, buildable coverage. I really LOVE that it comes in "neutral" shades rather than having to choose "warm" or "cool", neither of which really match me well. I ordered my Glominerals right off the internet- having never seen it in person before-, and it matches my skin beautifully. I just use a regular powder brush to apply the foundation and don't use any special technique. I find that I am not allergic to this product, as I was to Bare Minerals. This foundation is not messy to use, which I like a lot. I love the finish it gives, and my t-zone stays matte for several hours. VERY beautiful foundation- matte and velvety, not at all cakey or too made-up, although if I applied more I could definitely get a more heavily made-up look. I am really pleased with this product, how it feels on my skin, how well it wears throughout the day, the ease in applying it, and the great match to my fair skin. LOVE it!!!
This foundation is really easy to apply, the powder is very fine milled so you don't have to buff in the foundation for an eternety. It gives a natural finish and works well with both dry and oily skin. I like to finish it off with a face mist to get the foundation to melt into the skin.