I've repurchased this product a few times. I'm a bit shocked to see the really bad reviews actually. In the drugstore products this is probably the best mineral make up overall. The quality, packaging and it suit my skin tone the most. It looks beautiful when set after a few hours of application. My skin glows. It really looks like as if I have a nice skin which is what foundation is supposed to do, I hate to look like as if I am wearing foundation. I find it easy to control the coverage by shaking the brush a little prior to application. I have to be careful with the container because it cracks easily. Unlike Maybelline for example the brush is part of the lid which keeps it neat and portable. The only complaint I have is the quality and the size of the brush. It doesn't feel very pleasant when I glide it over my skin. I will probably repurchase.
i just have to say that i love this foundation! i think it works very well for oily skin as opposed to normal or dry skin. also it only works for certain skin colors. I personally am the lightest shade. (the lightest is a combo of 3 shades.) that's the only thing i dont like. But, if you have the right type and color of skin, this will be your miracle product. It sure is mine. i also really like the packaging! :)
I have tried many mineral foundations, and this one is my favorite. The price is right, and I usually wait until it is on sale and I have a coupon. The coverage is very good. You need to moisturize (even those with oily skin like me), and let the moisturizer sink in for a minute or two before applying. I have a complexion with yellow undertones, and I found a shade that matches perfectly (466 I believe??). Some companies make all of their shades waaaay too pink-based, but not loreal. Since the makeup looks lighter in the jar due to the translucent plastic, be sure not to buy a shade that is too dark for you. No matter what brand, if the makeup is too dark you will look like a pumpkin, and if it is too light you will look like an ashy ghost!
OO MY GoD! This foundation is seriously the worst that I've ever used!! What a joke!! I'm shocked that there are human beings who are actually pleased with it.
I don't even know where to start..so i was looking for a '2-in-1' type foundation because i wanted a product which is a combination of foundation and powder coz i thought that it might be a good way of saving money and this way i could use only one product instead of two. Boy it was a mistake to buy this RUBBISH. With the 'help' of the SA i chose the color 'Amber' which seemed to match my tanned skin. When I got home i put it on and guess what..i totally got the fake-tan-went-wrong-look!! Of course i immediately regretted my purchase. Ok, i said to myself, i will try to use it very lightly and blend it well. Well i can tell you that this is mission impossible with this product, it doesnt go on evenly, leaves big dark patches which you have to literally srcub with your hands all over your face to make things a bit more tolerable. Anyways the result is uneven, cakey, mask-like, completely unnatural and for some reason it emphasizes the incorrections on your skin instead of hiding them. Also my skin felt really dirty with this on.
The packaging is not less annoying. You cannot really control the amount of powder that gets to the huge brush and the consistency is so loose that the powder foundation will be all over the place and its impossible to wash it down from the bathroom sink with water..only with cleaning products. Of course it also falls to your clothes no matter how hard you try to avoid it, and its likely to ruin your outfit with disgusting orange-coloured stains.
Unfortunately the packaging looks nice so that made one friend of mine buy this after i showed it to her. Needless to say, after she tried it at home, she was not impressed either. She bought it in a lighter colour than mine so i thought that maybe that one suited my skin better. Wrong! After i put that one on, my face was totally grey-ish, zombie-like. Like a clay mask or something. Not kidding!
I don't really like to write negative reviews on products but i just had to inform you about what you have to expect if you spend your money on this. Don't let the advertising and the nice packaging fool you!
(Since then i bought myself a proper foundation-Superbalanced by Clinique- and from now on i will use it as a blush/bronzing powder)
Have a lovely day Ladies!!
I love this. I have dry skin but I still use it. It looks natural and doesn't look orange on me.
It's kind of expensive for me, but I will probably repurchase.
It does not stay on that long so using a primer would really help.
The packaging is a bit annoying. If you have really dry skin like me, try spraying your face with a face mist after applying it, or dip your kabuki brush in the mist.
I 've read a couple positive on this product, but i was surprised that mostly were negative. But i guess that is the thing with foundation and makeup in general - no one is the same, everybody has special opinion what they like and dont like. Well, i must say: i love this powder-foundation thing :). It's the first time im trying mineral makeup, but im very positive. Some say that this is very cakey on your skin, but i don't think that at all. I think that it gives you like an airbrushed, not flawless but almost flawless look. It dosn't cover very well like liqued foundation, but i dont have a lot of acne and other imperfections, but i think it covers my pimbles' redness so they dosn't stand out as much.
And as for the packaging, it think it is really fun and great that the brush is attached to the "bottle" ..
Other than that, there is not so much to say than, i love this prodcut, and i would definitely recommend it! :D
I am actually really suprised by the number of bad reviews I've both read and heard about this product. In somewhat the wrong order after I bought this I googled around to find reviews of it and was gutted to find they were mostly negative. I decided to give it a go anyway and I have to say I was pleasantly suprised.
The first thing that suprised me was the good coverage it gave which I wasn't expecting plus it also seems to stay put and doesn't need touching up after a few hours. A lot of the reviews I read said that the product was streaky and cakey on the skin which is something else I have not found. Given the application takes a bit of practice but provided you put a moisturiser on underneath to help it cling to this skin and buff the colour out with the brush I haven't found it to be streaky at all.
Downsides are the colour range is a little poor, the brush included with the foundation is a bit scratchy and if you have dry skin then it does tend to show up more with the foundation although this is true for most powder formulas.
There's also some criticism that the formula is not 100% minerals like other brands but in L'oreal's defence some of the minerals in mineral makeups are irritating to the skin so there are extra ingredients to counteract this. Also there are added sunscreens included too (spf 15) and sunscreens are not natural products.
Overall it's one of my favourite foundations. It gives good coverage and I like that it is actually good for your skin and it doesn't give you that caked on feeling that some foundations do, its non comedogenic, 95% minerals and has an added spf.
This product is actually the first mineral make-up ive tried. I must say that although I'm jumping on the bandwagon late, it was due to my skepticism as to the effectiveness of a loose powder foundation. However, i found that minerals are farrrr superior to any of the liquid foundations I've tried. really long lasting, flawless, buildable coverage. I used to use diorskin pure light foundation. that was alright, ive used it for yearrrs. I would definately reccomend trying minerals in general, however ill probably upgrade to a better brand next time, as i think loreal foundations are just so-so. Plus the packaging is really messy and rudimentary.
I have to say, im in love with this! it gives a really natural airbrushed look, but only if you buff it in properly, otherwise you get patches everywhere-not nice. i know people have said that it looks cakey, but if you leave your moisturizer/primer or whatever to dry completely before applying it, then it shouldnt look all cakey. I get compliments with this all the time and i loove it! haaaa. Yeah, so i totally recommend it. It might not work for everybody, but it certainly works for me! A big thumbs up! :D
This foundation is seriously the best one I've ever tried. Sometimes I feel like trying out new ones but I always end up going back to this one. I know that it hasn't got good reviews at all but it really works for me. The coverage is great, it makes my skin look perfect and smooth. I've recieved a couple of compliments from friends and family saying that my skin looks nice, so that's always a plus. I like the fact that it keeps my skin matte because it tends to look a little oily after a while. I love it, I've def. found something that really works for my skin so I'll probably stick to it for a while.