If you're looking for cheap mineral makeup, this product is for you! I used to use this when i go to school and it lasts all day (from 7am-3pm). What made me give it up is the packaging which is very inconvenient. I prefer a pressed powder foundation which i can just toss around in my bag and not a very bulky product like this one. Plus i heard that this mineral makeup has alot of fillers in it which defeats the purpose of it being all natural. But judging on how it looks on my face, it is a very good product. Lasts long and covers very well. :)
I can't believe this has a 3.5 rating! It deserves more! I literally cannot describe how wonderful this mineral foundation is! It's a lightweight powder, the brush it comes with is perfect for applying it smoothly and it has amazing coverage. Take it from me, I have loads of imperfections on my face! No matter how many other mineral products I try, I always come back to this. I have combination skin too, and I haven't had a problem with it. It also feels better on my skin than liquid foundation. It's a must have!!!
Amazing. This has been my daily foundation for about 6 years now, & is still my favorite after having tried AT LEAST thirty others (seriously) since I found it. It's quick & easy to apply, & it provides buildable coverage. The color assortment is impressive, & I can find a match no matter what time of year it is and/or whether I'm using self-tanner or not. I prefer completely full, Barbie-perfect flawless coverage & this provides it. If you don't like that look, you could apply less & this product would definitely give you a more natural look. I will warn that it does settle look a bit powdery & cakey if you don't use a good intensive moisturizer underneath. You CAN feel this makeup on your skin, so if that's something that bothers you, then this isn't for you. Another con is that it is very messy to apply & ends up leaving a fine coat of orange dust all over my vanity & everything on it. You have to be careful when you hug people, because it DOES transfer & I've left quite a few smudges on other people's clothing... & faces. Lol. The most important thing to recognize is that this makeup looks pretty as soon as you put it on, & only gets BETTER throughout the day as it wears off a bit. It is long-lasting. All of that having been said, this makeup looks amazing, lasts all day & takes no effort to apply. For those three points, I will deal with the cons! continued >>
Light- medium skinned Asian. I also have acne-prone and very oily skin. Since the weather is starting to warm up I wanted to stop using heavy liquid foundations (Revlon Colorstay) and try a light mineral foundation. I've had experiences with mineral foundations before and there were nothing memorable, I've tried Bare Minerals but the coverage just wasn't enough for me along with the high price. Did some research and came across this one. Finding my color match for this product was a pain. The colors are categorized into: warm, neutral and cool tones with 4-5 shades in each. I selected from the warm category and there were 4 shades: light ivory, nude beige, natural beige and sun beige. The product looks dark in the container but read in other reviews that it looks lighter when applied. I selected nude beige (I wear the color sand beige in Revlon Colorstay), right after I purchased I opened it right away and applied a bit on my wrist to checkout the color. The container has a small opening with a twist off cap with brush attached. I didn't care for the brush because I was planning to use my own. Second thing I noticed was how messy it was, a lot of the powder got all over the place. The next morning I washed my face, applied moisturizer and put on the foundation using my kabuki brush in a circular motion. The coverage was great and I loved how light it felt. The lighting in my bathroom made the color look a little dark on my face but that was not the case, when I saw my face outside I was horrified to see how dark it actually was. I went back and got the lightest shade: light ivory with apprehension thinking it might be too light. The color was good, but I wished there were more colors between the lightest and second lightest. The color difference is very dramatic. I really wanted to love this foundation but for oily skinned ladies this isn't going to work. In about an hour after application my t-zone was already really shiny. Sure, I can just touch it up but doing it every other hour is just not worth it. :/ This product would be perfect for normal skinned girls.
-looks very natural
-made my skin look smooth
-easy to apply
-does nothing for oil control
-package could be much better
-could have better colors (especially for the warm tones)
Started using this last summer while tanning all the time and just didn't want a heavy foundation each day, this was great. Gives pretty good coverage, not as smooth or perfect looking as a cake foundation but still a good product. Good price point and lasts a long time unlike having to buy a new pan of cake foundation every 6 weeks. Looks somewhat bare towards end of day, need re-application more often than my MAC studio tech pan makeup but a good "in between" makeup when your not using a heavier foundation. I've purchased it twice.
I've been using this now for 2 days so I can't tell if it is improving my skin. It has good coverage with a very matte finish. I am REALLY hoping that over the next few weeks that it improves my skin. The only other mineral powder foundation that I have ever used is Fresh Minerals purchased at Costco years ago. It was a very inexpensive starter kit and it really made a difference in my skin. So, i can only compare this to Fresh Minerals.
I was hoping that this L'Oreal product would have a slight sheen, kind of a glowiness like the fresh minerals did, but this is totally matte.
The brush is really low quality, so I would prefer that it came in smaller packaging without the brush, and at a lower cost. But, the brush does work if you don't already have one.
My skin tone is light-medium warm (I am of Korean heritage) so i purchased LIght Ivory (warm 1-2), but i think i could have purchased W3. the Light Ivory matches the lighter tones of my skin, but if i use it everywhere, it makes my whole face a bit paler than i like. This is what happens, right? because nobody's face is all one shade!
I have been using this on and off for years, mostly on. I only try something else to see if it is better, but I always come back to this. It's quick and easy to apply, not expensive and the finish is great! People always comment on how perfect my skin is, not my make-up, which is great because it allows for buildable coverage where you need it and just a lovely evening of skin tone everywhere else. I didn't thing the brush is that great, but it does the job for this product well. I tried better kabuki brushes but they grab too much product and that will give you a dry, ghost-like finish. Trust me, a little goes a long way, so it lasts for like 3-4 months. For covering small discolorations and acne scars, just use a small eyeshadow brush, I have one dedicated for this, it's perfect for the little extra touch under the eyes too! Love it! The only thing about the packaging is that it can get a bit messy when traveling, but it is just fine sitting on the counter or table at home.
I have always liked the idea of mineral makeup MUCH more than the actual results, but this product has changed my mind. I have combination skin with very slight discoloration. Nothing major, but I've just never found a powder foundation that made my skin look as even and smooth as this does. The brush that comes with it is not great, I definitely had to get used to it, but overall it is a great product. The main thing I love is that is has medium-almost full coverage, but feels like NOTHING is on your face! I am admittedly a "cheap-o" and this is a little more than I usually spend on drug store makeup, but it is worth it. I will definitely be repurchasing!
*Has medium to heavy coverage, amazing for a mineral foundation.
*I have sensitive skin and this did not break me out
*Easy to apply
*Looks very smooth and natural
*Does not sweat off
*Easily taken off with makeup remover
*Sets into fine lines & pores after more than 6 hours
*Strong chemical smell that lasts throughout the day
*Easily transfers to clothing and other people
*Oily after 4 hours
*Oxidizes, so pick a color one shade lighter!
*Packaging sucks continued >>
I bought this product based on all the amazing reviews and here I am to add another one!! LOVE this foundation, it covers perfectly by itself without any liquid foundation underneath, and I can't even feel it on my face. It stays on all day and looks absolutely natural. Can't even tell I'm wearing makeup. Seriously, if you're still deciding, just stop and go buy it. You will not be disappointed :) (and ignore all the complaints about the packaging, yeah it could be better but it's honestly not that big of a deal. If it really bugs you then just transfer it to a different container. boom. problem solved. The actual product is totally worth it :)