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on 2/11/2016 10:12:00 AM
More reviews by conceal4ever
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
This is very heavy full coverage powder foundation. I thought I was picking up a loose powder with a bit more pigmentation in it, but this is actually a very heavy foundation in powder form. The finish is very unnatural and you end up looking like you have a ton of makeup on. I'm very disappointed, I thought that I would like this.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 1/22/2016 5:09:00 PM
More reviews by LSR123
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I honestly don't see the big deal... It is just a powder, I recently bought the bourjois healthy mix powder, it was much more finely milled and was overall a much better product. the powder leaves my under eyes looking cakey. I rarely ever use it and it is not an essential of mine. I also find that this is hard to apply. Most applicators, like brushes don't work well to apply it and i found that the best thing was the real techniques setting brush. Overall i was very disappointed with this product and was not worth the money.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 11/21/2015 5:17:00 PM
More reviews by mlfpatrick7
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
Like this Mineral powder a lot. Good color match for my yellow-leaning NC18 skintone. Good coverage, though I do find it starts breaking down on my oily skin after 5 hours or so.
on 8/3/2015 3:22:00 AM
More reviews by UNICORNSxLOVE
Skin: Normal, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I love this powder! I was deciding between this or the original Bare Minerals and I am so glad I chose this one instead.I have dry combo skin and this is very forgiving on my dry patches. It controls oil decently well, it's really not bothersome, I would just blot it off. I'd usually powder my t-zone with Rimmel's Stay Matte and put this on top. It has a dewy finish which i love, but i understand is not for everyone. I would recommend this mineral powder for anyone who wants light, controllable coverage and who has dry or combo/dry skin.
on 7/31/2015 4:21:00 AM
More reviews by nutttycaramel
To be honest, this product is good. It gave a flawless luminous finish to my make up. I have colleagues asking me what I have done to my skin as I look so glowy and perfect! However, that glow is not my thing. Personally, I find it too shiny. So I am not sure if it controls sebum or not as it looks shiny all day...it did give me some breakouts though. and it can get a little cakey when touching up.. Avoid flash photography as this definitely can give you white cast.Nevertheless, Ladies who love such glow should give this a try!
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 7/23/2015 12:28:00 AM
More reviews by ChanelLove07
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
I remember using this a few years ago and I really enjoyed it! However, i think I got a color that was a tad darker so it wasn't a perfect match. However, it felt nice and light on my skin, looked natural (if you blend and buff it in really well) and stayed put for a good amount of time!
on 7/22/2015 11:00:00 PM
More reviews by MES
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
I haven't used a tinted powder in probably 20 years, I have dry skin, and don't like a lot of coverage so I have always opted for translucent. The shade Real Sand is nice for light to medium skintones with yellow undertones. It it probably too dark for fair and very fair tones. It's very finely milled and undetectable on skin. The finish is natural, not matte or dewy, that being said this probably would be better for dry or combo skin as it does not control oil or reduce shine. I really like that the sifter is closeable, this is such a great feature. Even when closed a powder turning over can be quite messy and wasteful. Wear pretty well under normal conditions, expect 6-8 hours. Like most other cosmetics does not seem to do well in very hot or humid weather. Runs about $40USD.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 7/7/2015 2:07:00 AM
More reviews by magchu
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
This was my first high end foundation back in the day and then I went on and tried so many other foundations even though I loved this one. After years of looking for the perfect foundation I came back to this. And I still love it. It gives you a very natural finish which I love. It's not completely matte but little dewy so you won't look cakey. As far as with oil control..... With my crazy oily skin this lasts probably 4-6 hours depending on what I'm doing. I don't expect any foundation to stay on my skin for long anyways. Coverage wise it's good enough to even out your skin tone but don't expect to cover blemishes or acne scars. Concealer is your friend! Anyways I recommend this foundation for people who want natural finish. ;)
on 5/19/2015 9:16:00 AM
More reviews by riceboxes
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm
This is divine.I have it in both the loose and the compact version and I love them both equally.I usually like to apply either the loose or the compact on top of my MAC face and body foundation and it gives a very natural finish. Such a good combination!I have this in natural beige, and I'm NC30.
on 5/19/2015 2:32:00 AM
More reviews by jaimibell
Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure
I tried Laura Mercier for a change from Bare Minerals. On the plus side you do get more powder for the same price, but apart from that I prefer BM as their powder seems finer (LM can look patchy) and BM seems more "glowy". The key to these products is getting the right colour match which only comes with trying them on in person. I have a super oily t-zone so both products cater to a natural (not too matte) look for people like me. If you have olive skin get a yellow "honey" based colour.
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