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.
The formula itself seems pretty heavy-duty coverage even applied with a kabuki. Applied over my SunTegrity face sunscreen, the color and powder GRAB. I dont want to use a separate primer in hot humid weather and this is my favorite sunscreen. I know Japanese SSs with silicone make a nice primer but they are not effective at screening the UV rays.
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. 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.
This is my go to make up for everyday use. I love that it feels so light and the coverage is really buildable but still looks natural. I always set with a spritzer as it sets into the skin better and looks fantastic. This product can be a bit pricey but it doesn't bother me when it works so well. I use this for everyday and Estee Lauder doublewear for special occassions (or when I may not be able to touch up if I need to). Generally this product lasts about 6-8 hours without having to touch up, would need more attention in humid conditions. The good thing about this product for me also is even when it does wear off it does not go blotchy or orange. Really is a brilliant product, I highly recommend it!
One of the only mineral make-up's my oily breakout prone skin will tolerate. It stays put, feels light, and covers wonderfully! Been using for 2.5 years....
This makeup gave me a horrible sinus infection, sinus headache, nausea, lung irritation, and ear aches. It was pretty scary. I couldn't figure out what was wrong with me until my lungs started hurting and I realized I may be breathing something that was causing irritation. As soon as I stopped using it, the symptoms started going away. It has been 3 weeks and I am still suffering from ear aches. I started reading about mineral makeup and nanoparticles. It made me really worried that I may have done permanent damage. Some of these particles are so small that they can embed in your tissues. Anyway, you should really consider finding an alternative to mineral makeup. It can't be good to be breathing in all these different powders all of the time. I read about one lady who gave herself permanent lung damage and now has asthma. Not worth it for me.
This is my favourite every day product ! I've tried a few different mineral foundations-Jane Iredale, Bare Minerals, and Pur. I tried this while at my dermatologists office and I loved it right away. Its got such a great build able coverage and it actually does COVER ! If Ive got a dark spot or zit, I'll use a small eyeshadow brush to get more coverage, works great. I love the flawless "airbrushed" look that it gives my face.
The only complaint that I have is no refillable pans and that it's ridiculously over priced. But I'm hooked.
Edit: I'm taking one grade off because compared with other options of foundation, this does not hold up on oily skin very well. There are all these hypes about how mineral foundation is supposed to be more pure and will not harm your skin. But I reserve some doubts on those. Any badly formulated product that contains skin irritant can harm your skin, regardless of the form of it. I use a variety of foundation formulas and I can tell from personal experience that mineral foundation is just another option that has it's own merits and drawbacks. Think about it, if it is indeed more superior than other options, there simply won't be other options existing on the market, right?
Let me start by saying that this is the only powder that I've ever hit pan on. First off, I do not like powder, any kind of powder. I have tried a lot of powders, a lot of which are high-end ones. But I always find them drying and irritating to my skin because when I take it off at the end of the day, my skin would turn red. Well, this one does not, maybe because it is mineral-based.
I was obssessed with it a year ago but then winter came, it felt a bit drying, so I just put it away. But I am re-discovering it this summer! I think it gives a more flawless finish than liquid makeup on me. I have very oily T-zone and huge pores. No matter how I apply liquid foundations (BeautyBlender, different kinds of brushes, fingers...), they always end up setting into my pores and making them more visible.This powder definitely makes my skin look smoother without grossly sticking into my pores. It's got enough coverage that I need (medium to full). You can definitely build it up to full coverage without looking cakey. What I like to do is to take a kabuki brush and go over my face and take a smaller brush (you could use an eyeshadow brush) and conceal the areas that need more coverage.
The texture of the powder is quite interesting. It is very soft. You only need to dip your brush in, and it will pick up just enough product for you to work into your skin. The powder feels almost like a cream when you put it on (I know it sounds wired), because it's "heavier" than a regular powder. I have it in the color natural light and I think it's a pretty good match for my NC15-20 skin. What I like about the color is that it's got a yellow undertone, which is great for my Asian skin. The packaging is convenient with a decent big mirror. The powder itself is in pressed form, so when you apply it, it does not make a mess.
What else....Oh! I sometimes take a nap in the middle of the day and I feel safe (or less guilty) wearing it, because it is a mineral powder so it's supposed to do my skin less harm, if not any good.
I guess the only bad thing I can say about the powder is that I wish the staying power of it was a bit longer. But overall, it's quite an amazing product. I would recommend it to people with all skin types, especially oily skins.
I did enjoy this, but its just too expensive and I found something cheaper and better.
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
I received a sample of this from my sister. It came in a little packet with a cute tiny pan with probable about a gram of product haha. My shade is in Honey Light (beige skin with dominant yellow undertones.). I have acne prone, oily skin that is very sensitive. I have a lot of scarring and redness.
OMG! I love this. A lot. It's what i always wanted in a pressed powder foundation!
-The coverage is amazing. DEFINITELY can be made to be sheer, to medium-full coverage. A little definitely goes a long way. I found that with one sweep of my brush, my VERY red cystic pimple was blurred. Definitely covered all my scars and minor blemishes. No need for concealer!!!
-The oil control on this is average for a powder, HOWEVER, when my oil does seep through, instead of the makeup melting off my face and looking all gross, it sort of melts into my skin and looks natural and luminous.
-The finish is absolutely amazing. Semi-matte, VERY natural. It looks like my skin if it were perfect
-I love the convenience of pressed powders. Application is VERY quick. This is my concealer, foundation, and powder all in one!
-There are skincare ingredients in this, that can potentially help clear up my acne :D If not, it probably won't make it worse, which brings me to my next pro...
-Doesn't break me out :D
-Has a nice shade selection. I am sure anyone can find their true match, if not, something very close.
-IT. IS. SO. DANG. EXPENSIVE! $42. I cringe at the thought of spending that much money on a makeup. However, you do get around 10 grams of product, which is more than most pressed powders. And the quality is AMAZING. I am still debating buying this... But it might be my HG.