I had some disappointing experiences with various expensive mineral foundations so I was quite convinced that I would never buy a mineral powder foundation again. I'm so glad I made an exception to the rule for this one!
It's a pressed mineral foundation so not messy at all. The application is very quick and easy. The result is natural and it doesn't look cakey on me but I have to admit that I do use a primer and a bit of concealer underneath it. I like the fact that this foundation is oil free. My skin does get a bit oily after a couple of hours of wear but since I have a very oily skin type there's probably no foundation in the world that can prevent that from happening. Another pro is that it's not as harmful for the skin as many other foundations. I will definitely repurchase. I think I have finally found a mineral foundation that works for me!
FOUND MY HOLY GRAIL <3
So pleased with this product. I was reccomended this by an esthetician at ulta when i told her i really needed a decent coverage foundation even though my skin at the time was EXTREMELY irritated, red, and flaky!! my routine to make this look flawless is to wash my face with olay sensitive skin foaming cleanser (LOVE), then cetaphil moisturizing cream for dry, sensitive skin, then i apply this with my elf studio flat top brush (only 3 bucks on eyeslipsface.com) and the product claims to be a concealer, foundation, setting powder, and spf 15 all in one! four main reasons i love this & purchased despite the semi-pricey tag: -contains shea butter (good for sensitive dry skin) -the claims of four in one -the fact that its easy and fast to apply -contains minerals which are good for your skin!
overall AWESOME concept and product; BUT not perfect...
-doesn't really have strong staying power... i found it wore off after about 3 hours, good luck people with oily skin! dont reccomend for you unless you want smearu makeup all over your face :p
-i hit pan pretty quick... have only had for a few months and almost out!
-although it claims to have concealer i still find myself having to use a little of my maybelline mineral power conealer (GREAT drugstore concealer i really reccomend checking it out!!!) around my undereyes and to any really red areas such as around my nose, mouth, and chin
a solution to the bad staying power may be to use your favorite primer or setting spray in cunjunction with it, but i haven't tried that yet! good luck ladies! i really reccomend this for people who have normal or dry skin and want medium to full coverage (more leaning toward medium)
took off one lippie for the cons of it... but it still earns at least a 4 :)
i was so disapointed with this product it didnt last throughout my whole day which is a must for me it cracks later on it looks kinda a cakey if i pack on more of it to get full coverage which it promises did nothing for my oil production the colour golden medium was still too pink for me i was hoping for so much from this i dont no what im gonna do with it now
WOW THIS STUFF IS AMAZING! i have tried BE, Smashbox, Urban Decay mineral foundation and it does not compare! I am an NC42 and i have the color TAN for the winter and use MEDIUM DARK for the summer. Finally i found a foundation that does not make my face look cakey and fake. This enhances my natural beauty.
I really like this the best of all mineral foundations that I have tried. Its not so glittery that it looks weird when you are outside, and it does a pretty good job of covering up minor imperfections. It "diminishes" my rosacea - doesn't completely hide it. My skin is very dry in the winter, and normal/dry in the summer. This does not suck all the moisture out of my skin causing it to look more wrinkled than it is.
Love the convenience of not having to deal with powder in a sifter container! Does it completely knock my socks off? No, I still prefer the result of liquid foundation plus strategic use of powder. However, I am 42 with two children under the age of 5 and two jobs (one of which requires me to arrive at 6 am twice a week); so, it does the trick because it is EASY to apply and FAST. I am a lawyer, so going makeup-free is not an option for me to present a professional image (at least that's what I believe!). So, this would be my HG of mineral foundations.
P.S. I have previously used the following mineral formulations: BE, Loreal, Revlon, and Avon.
I love this product. It's actually almost time to buy again. My color is golden medium and its makes my skin look amazing. Its light, and it gives me just the right about of coverage. I use That girl (benefit) as my primer and it just looks great, I rarely have any blemishes but it still covers nicely. If its a bad blemish I need to cover I use the Erase Paste (Benefit) to cover it then use my foundation over and it just works prefect. It stays on great. I've never used the sponge that it comes with I Chisel brush and it gives me a perfect even application everytime. I actually recommend that you only apply this foundation with a brush because just me it make a world of difference.
I have tried so many different ways to apply, tried different primers (pur peach being one), but this foundation just doesn't work for me. It looks ok initially, but then ends of looking very cakey regardless of how much or how little I apply. It also makes my pores look huge and I have a silver sheen...not attractive!!! I so wanted to like this; love the idea of a multipurpose powder foundation, but it's not happen'n, definitely not repurchasing.
I love this product! It's all in one foundation for me,and it makes me look so flowless!Cover all I want.I will definitely repurchase.
Buy again:most definately!
This foundation is beautiful! My shade is light and it matches my skin tone perfectly! My first foundation that has ever exactly matched :p. I bought this after suffering a Terrible breakot after going to cold dry newyork and I was on a mineral makeup/natural kick so I picked up he set at ULTA. Makes me look so naturally flawless! Covers up my redness, blemishes, and blackheads amazingly on y combination skin all day! Sometimes I have to use a little concealer underneath if my skins bein bad that day(alwas concealer for undereyes). My skin has cleared up since then and has never looked better! The set came with the chisel brush but it's so terrible and sheds, so I use my Sonia kashuk Flattop brush and my result is as close to airbrushed as I've ever been seen:)
Love this product. I was a diehard mac girl for many years and I have skin very prone to breakouts so I am always very careful with foundations. I work at a national drugstore in Canada and we got this into the store and I was kind of skeptical, but my customers kept telling me it was good so I tried it out. I LOVE this! My skin has improved from not wearing heavy makeup containing talc. I got my 48 year old mother into the line as well and she keeps receiving compliments from her students and coworkers as to how great her skin looks. It really works for everyone, but I highly recommend using a good moisturizer or primer to prep the skin for that truly flawless, professional look. Also, the chisel brush in the line is a MUST for application