I was a bareMinerals girl for a very long time but when I ran out, I decided to give this a try after a friend's recommendation. It's nice if you use a separate brush to apply it, although the amount of fallout from the packaging is kind of ridiculous. Overall, the product itself is very comparable to bareMinerals, although I think that it the latter is better for your face. The trick is to use a light hand and build up. Also, spraying fix + after you apply your brush/bronzer gives the foundation a more natural, airbrushed look.
This is my everyday foundation. I've tried high-end powder foundations, but I come back to this one. It's available pretty much everywhere, it's not too expensive, and it has colors that work for me in summer and winter. I don't think it's too orangey, although after a long time -- and a container of this stuff does last forever, since a little goes a long way -- sometimes I think the color changes in the container. When that happens, I just toss it and get a new one, since it's pretty darn affordable. I have three in circulation right now -- one at my place, one at my boyfriend's and one in a travel bag since I move around a lot. It's nice that it's so affordable that I can justify buying multiples. The container does kinda suck, but over time I've learned to use it to save the product. I get enough in the sifter, swirl the brush around, and then tap the brush into the lid. Then, I can transfer the excess powder back into the sifter. Ta da! I'd say it's buildable coverage, although when you get toward a high-coverage application, it can look heavy. This product is definitely better for normal to oily skin, but I think most people with dry skin would have already figured that out. It's also great in the summer -- when skin gets a bit oily, the powder soaks it up for a dewy finish. Fun fact -- before they came out with a coordinating concealer, there was a video on the L'Oreal web site showing a makeup artist using this product. He remarked that because it has a lot of pigment, you can just switch to a concealer brush to get concealer-type coverage in places. It really does work, and I like it better than their powder concealers (which all seem too light to me), although now they'd have you buy a separate product, lol.
I have been looking for a good drugstore powder foundation and I believe I have found it! I got mine for 10 bucks at Walmart which is awesome. It makes my face look so smooth and even and it actually covered up a few blemishes which was a very nice surprise! It also hid my oily nose pretty well. Not all day, but for a good 3 hours or so which is a lot longer than other mineral powders I have tried. I would recommend this! They have lots of shades so you should be able to find one that fits your skin. I don't know why people are saying that it makes you look orange, maybe they are just getting way too dark for their skin. Mine made me look fresher and a little tanner but not in an orange way!
I love this stuff. This has been the only powdered mineral foundation that I have been able to wear...and I have tried ALOT. It doesn't oxidize on my skin and it does not settle into my fine lines. I don't care for the brush that comes with it...I use a flat top kabuki instead and it gives me a flawless finish. I would say that the coverage is better than medium...i find that I don't need a concealer when I wear this...but it still manages to look and feel ligtweight. Amazing!
This is my favorite drugstore brand foundation. I've been using for for quite some time now and I've never had any major issues.
I love the brush, it's soft and works wonderfully.
The powder itself provides a medium coverage and blends easily. It's long lasting (except for on my T-zone, but that's because it gets very oily) and doesn't cake, clump, or feel heavy. The color and shade is a good match for my skin and doesn't leave it looking sallow.
My only problem with it is that the powder is a huge pain to wipe off if you get it on fabric. Most powders I've bought if it dropped on your clothes you could brush it off, but with this unless you wash the area, brushing it off only makes it settle into the fabric easier.
I have the same problem as other do with this foundation, it oxidizes on my skin and makes me appear orange. The coverage is light to medium which I like, but it doesn't last long. I have to wear a lab coat for work and it leaves marks on the neck area. I've had a customer ask once if it was iodine on my coat once but it was actually the make up... very embarrassing considering the color of iodine is deep orange....
I wanted to try a medium coverage foundation for my oily skin, but this sadly wasn't it.
Once again the drugstore companies are making pink-undertoned make-up. If this matched my skin, would flawlessly go on, and actually look like skin then I'd love it. It's hard to get a full covered face with this because it just is so patchy. Then add in the fact that the brush does nothing, it doesn't last all day, it cakes, and it looks like powder. Sheesh. I have nothing good to say. I don't like writing bad reviews because I do try to get the products to work with me but this just isn't worth the time & effort. I tried L'oreal. I truly did. I just can't make something work that's so blah. There are better powders out there.
Eh.... LOL I've tried a few and they make my face orange. This didn't, but it's pretty much gone after a few hours, plus the brush, oh my gosh, the brush is HORRIBLE! It hurts so much! So you'll probably need your own kabuki.And also, it gets EVERYWHERE!!!! Even if you just open it, it's all over your shirt. So you'll probably need your own kabuki. I like full coverage and this does a pretty good job at that, but I don't plan on buying it again. Heck, I even took it back.
I was in wanting to try mineral makeup for awhile now and I won some mac but its still in the mail so I went out and bought this, I love it! it has awesome coverage and makes your skin look so smooth!! ive had it on now for about 5 hours and its still on my face and looks great! im in the color buff beige and it might be to light for my skin so i want to try classic tan. It doesnt even feel like im wearing makeup!! love it. The only downside is its quite expensive for drugstore its about 17 dollars:(
I bought this foundation back during high school, but then i switched to liquid foundations. I am in MAC nc40 and i use loreal's sun beige. After i found out that liquids were causing me to break out, i switched back to this. The coverage is medium to buildable, but applying too much or not blending well enough will cause caking and creasing in wrinkles. This is pretty matte and lasts up 14+hours for me. As i get oily throughout the day, the oils on my face just melts a little of my foundation turning it a little dewy, but nothing too horrible.