I usually don't wear foundation but when I do I use this as my foundation. I apply with the Ecotools travel kabuki over Guerlain Meteorites balls in Mythic. People tell me my skin is glowing and want to know why it looks so perfect. It looks so natural while doing a great job of covering my redness too and no other makeup has been able to cover my redness without looking thick/heavy. I'm really pale and have been using the Translucent but I'm going to look for the lighter color which would be a better match since this one makes me look like I have a tan. The package kind of sucks but I use it to my advantage by using the bottom compartment to keep some Clean&clear oil absorbing sheets in there. I blot my oil with the sheets and then if I need some more powder I lightly dust some on with my Ecotools kabuki.
I've been using this in Translucent Light and the color match is much better.
Somehow I was able to get a tan (which pale me thought was impossible) and I found Translucent to be a better match until the tan faded. So I'll be using Translucent Light most of the time and if I ever get a tan again I'll just switch to Translucent till it fades away. I recommend keeping 2 colors and alternate them depending on the season if your skin gets darker/lighter throughout the year.
Good stuff. I, too, tried MAC Mineralize and all I got from it was cystic acne! I bought this in Creamy Natural which is great for my neutral fair skin. It's super easy to blend and looks very natural on the skin. It's not cakey and still lets my natural "glow" show through. It controls my oily skin without being too harsh. A definitely winner in my book. The only thing I'm not crazy about is the price and the packaging. The packaging is decent, but I wish it was a little less flimsy. It's $14 for a container of this stuff which is pricey for drugstore, but it's worth it.
ohgoodness I LOVE THIS POWDER. if you have sensitive acne-prone skin this is for YOU! i've used mac msf natural and it broke me out. this physician's formula powder has no talc in it and is a mineralized powder AND has spf 15 in it. it's not full coverage but it does give a nice natural look. i use the essence of beauty blending brush to apply it and it looks great! the bad things about this is that: the packaging SUCKS and the brush it comes with is useless. i've been using this for almost a year now and it's stayed in one piece but i just dropped it in the bathroom the other day and it's all cracked and basically became all powdery and like loose powder. it's around $14 which is pretty good. overall, it's a GREAT powder despite the packaging.
This is for the face brightner bronzer. I love it...it gave me a healthy glow. I also love the ingredients and you can't beat the price!
matte finish, keeps face matte, smooths skin
Great for my acne prone sensitive skin. A bit powdery. Packaging stinks. I personally need to find a little darker shade. But overall love this product.
I first purchased the mineral wear talc free loose powder, and then when purchasing a new container of it, i came acrost this product due to the way it looked! I used it and it looked flawless on my face. I would buy this again for sure. :)
I think this broke me out in cystic pimples. I have extremely acne and clog prone skin and so I can't be absolutely sure that it was this powder that broke me out. ...But I'm pretty sure it is. My face was actually healing for a bit and then BAM 4 cystic pimples. I have a feeling it was the mica that broke me out....or squalane...or the silica. IDK.
I'm now scared to use it again and will return it tomorrow.
Packaging was a bit of a hassle as well. I disliked the brush that came with it and putting the mirror on the bottom of the compact was sort of stupid.
Coverage was so-so; a little cakey if you overapply.
Color was decent. I'm a NC 20 and I got this in Translucent Light.
Never again will I try mineral foundation.
i bought this in a value pack with the powder, blush and finshing veil for 20 bucks, not a bad deal at all. i really love the coverage it gives, but throw the brushes it comes with away there useless. i like to use a sponge or eco tools kabuki brush. i got a shade a little to dark but i plan on tanning soon so i wont swap it out. this doesnt irritate my sensitive skin or make me breakout. make sure you moisturize and let ur moisturizer completly dry before putting this on, it does emphasize dry areas. over all an amazing product. ill def repurchase
I have this in translucent, and I find that it works well with my skin tone. I usually use this with a puff to set or touch-up my makeup, and I find that it works really well for that without making my face look powdery or dry. I have not had problems with either the powder or the package breaking either. This doesn't irritate my skin or make it feel dry at all. I really like this powder, and I will repurchase.