At first when i got this, i was excited cause the packaging looked all cool, but when i actually started to use it, it got really messy. Not the best. Now, the price.... it was a little on the expensive side.. about $13 - 15 bucks, that wasn't the best either. Ha. My last complaint about this product is that it has slight shimmer to it that does not do well with my ever so oily skin. It makes it look like i have a dirty face. Wah. :( There are some pros to this, such as it lasting a long time and it covers well and even... at first. Oh. The brush sucks. Throw it away when you get home. No point in using that. Uhhh. Yeah.. i think that's it. Not buying this again, sorry.
Before I ever wore regular foundation, I wore this. I have always adored this powder as the coverage is very good and it wears all day without turning on me. I like a more natural look and even though now I sometimes wear regular liquid foundation (either Korres ginger + vitamins or Maybelline Fit Me) I still prefer a light, natural looking coverage. I have gone through several jars of these and I will probably always use this powder. Also, I like that this is mineral based and will not break you out, well at least it doesn't break me out. I use a kabuki brush not the one it comes with and I put a little in the dome lid it comes with and buff it into my skin. It is a very nice product for the warmer months as you don't have to worry about it melting off your face in the heat.
When I was younger I looooved this product and it was matte for me. I had normal skin back then. Once I got older I started using waaay more liquid foundation lots.. And I definetaly didn't apply it right and after I would use this as a finish because the foundation made my skin shiny which I wasn't a fan of. I would alwaays have to carry this around with me because my face started to become soooo oily. I blame this and the foundation I was using. I tryed this again a couple days ago by itself and had to wash my face because I felt the oils coming on again. Not a good buy for ME. It was also very messy and kind of a pain in the ass to apply evenly seeing as how it's a loose powder. I guess all in all if you like a light weight feel this will work for you. This brand is also a good brand for powders, bronzers, blushes.
I personally really like this foundation and I'm not sure why everyone hates it. I do have very oily skin and there have been a lot of comments about it flaking. Maybe it works better on oily skin? I also love the packaging. The brush sucks and should be thrown out though. I just dump some of it into another one of my circular makeup lids. I like how it comes with a sealable top, very travel friendly! I dont come home and find half of the product in the cap...I will, however, rant about the color of the foundation. All of the colors ive tried of this except translucent medium have left me with an orangey, almost red skin color after a couple hours...the only reason i kept on trying different colors was because I love the finish of this so much. It looks so smooth and nice :) great coverage too! I think i'm finally happy with the translucent medium color...Oh, and I do wear it over the top of liquid foundation too.
Horrible! Packaging is the worst...so messy!! Brush it comes with is junk....leaves your skin cakey....does nothing for pores, oil, or ay masking any imperfections. Do NOT waste your money on this!!
I really wanted this makeup to be extraordinary. I have to say though, it's not. I do like it, but it's nothing special. The packaging is really kind of complicated, but it could always be worse! When I use it I pour a little bit of powder into the cap and use a kabuki brush to buff it and apply. The brush it comes with is crap- throw it out. As for coverage... it's nothing near to perfect. I do have very acne prone, red, skin so my spots are a little more difficult to cover than the average person. When I use it by itself it comes out a little bit cakey on my skin, and it eccentuiates the flakyness. (But most powders do do this)
***If you have clear skin, this will be a good makeup to use because it's light weight, quick to apply, and will have nice coverage for you. ***If you have acne, this probably isn't what you want to use. Or atleast you don't want to use it by itself, you'll want a good liquid, or creme foundation underneath it.
This product is also a little too overpriced if you ask me. I bought it for $10 at Walmart. Not worth it really.
I took of one lippie for packaging, one for application, and another for price.
This product gives great coverage, but the finish of it is awful. It leaves you very cakey, plus I have dry skin so it was worse for me.
I love that it's mineral and that it has spf in it, but I wish the finish was better. I even used the slighted bit and I got all dry later on that day from the product.
I would only recommend this to people who have really oily skin.
So, I used this stuff once when I ran out of my Bare Minerals and couldn't afford to spend $30.00 on new foundation... which is very, very sad. Anyways, I bought this stuff because it has minerals and at the time I had terrible, terrible skin and Bare Minerals we really helping and I figured this would at least make due. OMG... Was I wrong! With my first day of wearing it, I got 12 new pimples and this is NOT an exaggeration. The second day 7 more popped up and so on and so on. My skin looked worse than it did before I started using it. I finally broke down and returned to Bare Minerals and gave this to a friend. This is THE WORST foundation I have ever tried.
I don't have much new to add to the song the choir's singing here- it's OK at best. I use it to set my liquid foundation, I don't find it keeps the shine down, and the packaging is very cumbersome and I'd rather not have the pack-in brush at all (I use with a big fluffy powder brush, helps me to apply more evenly). There's loads of it and I'll use it until it's gone, but I plan to try a different product when it's done.