I bought this a few days ago and couldn't wait to use it. I really liked it from the moment I tried it on. I work at Ulta and tried this on customers many times, mostly on women that already had beautiful skin to start with. I tested it on myself in the store as well, over foundation just as a finishing powder. It gave my face a glow without making me look like a Vegas show girl, but there is definately no coverage. I bought this strictly as a finishing powder. It does feel really good on my skin, it does actually sort of disguise the fine lines that are starting to show. I really like it, however it was extremely over priced at $56. (It was overpriced even with my employee discount) The packaging is fantastic, so much better than the jars of mineral powders that are super messy and we end up wasting product. This one lets you only shave up what you use, while the rest stays pressed in the pan below. Packaging was a very smart design, product is great quality. The only reason I give it a 4 is because I think its over priced. I think a retail price point of around $30-35 would be acceptable for a product of this quality. Chances are, that another cosmetic line will come out with another great powder before I finish this one, and I will end up trying something else new. I just didn't love it enough to pay the outrageous price again.
After reading the other reviews for this product, I would have been hesitant to buy this product. I had already purchased and was leaving my rating. This is a wonderful product and equally comparible to BM. I started having problems with BM becasue it sunk into every line on my face after two hours, I would age 10 years. This product does not do that! YES! It works very well with other products for the purposes of layering and does not look cakey, another demise for the over 30 crowd. I am not sure why so many others had so many problems with this product, but if you can handle BM, then its pretty much the same. I do use it as foundation alone and over other products for a more glam look. Go try it in the store if you can, considering the negative remarks. I think it is well worth it and my crows feet are getting better after two weeks!
I wanted to love this but as with other mineral foundations, I find it too "shiny" for my liking. I have oily skin so I prefer a matte finish. Although, I gave it to my mom and it works great for her. So I guess I will be repurchasing but not for myself lol. It's back to MAC studio fix powder for me.
I like this better than Bare Minerals. A bit pricy, but definately much better. It does not accentuate every more and line like BM does. And it is not shiny. The coverage is not too much, but you can layer. Also for my blemishes, my BM works just as well: after I apply to my entire face, i put a bit of the powder on my finger and blend in my blemish. It covers it perfectly!
I bought this thinking I could use it as a foundation. I have light skin with some redness but no major blemishes. The coverage is nonexistant. It seems good as a finishing powder and you have to admit the packaging is cool, but it is SO not worth the price. If it were twenty bucks I might give it 4 stars as a finishing powder but this is NOT a foundation.
So, I expected not to like this because I can't use Smashbox primer (breakout!), but I was curious to try it bcause of the hydration, goji berry and peat ingredients. I must admit that the package is cool too. But, after a few days of use I must say I like it a lot! I was worried about the color at first, there are only 4 choices, but the light works for me. I am usually a sand or medium (very yellow-light olive) but it is sheer and so it blends very well. I have gotten my skin pretty clear and usually use minerals. I don't need much coverage so I thought the skin benefit qualaties might be nice. No breakouts at all, melts into the skin after about 10-15 minutes. Very natural. I use it over my favorite primer (Alison Rafaelle acne response) and I don't look too shiny.
I think it is worth a try if you are looking for light coverage or finishing powder over a sheer foundation maybe- especially if you are starting to think about antiaging and don't like powder to sit in little lines on the skin. This powder looks really good under the eyes, unusual for powder. It is $$ but you don't use or lose much of it, we will see how long it lasts. Brush is only so-so, I use my own brush.
UPDATE: I love this powder. I've been using it for a long time now, and still love it. This is my favorite finishing/light powder.
UPDATE: still loving it, haven't found anything better. Been using it for a few years now.
okay let me just start off by saying i HATE this product. HATE!. :(
spent my 60 bucks which is an outrage bcuz :( its like this...i have normal to oily skin...sometimes dry....but holy crap i applied this with a stippling brush and like wtf? it looked dry and like cheep:( i hate it soo much:( and i cant even return it bcuz i dont have the receipt...gosh i need to get organized...but yea it was expensive...the packaging seemed cool at first but even if u used up all the powder u grinded ...it leaves the top mirror all foggy..its good to go so u wont spill...but how would u kno ur not looking like a clown when u cant even see urself in the dang mirror...so inconvinient...but what made this awfull is that is pricey...it would be ok if it was 20 bucks at THE MOST butt...its not...the product does not live up to its price...so for that, booo!
I <3 THIS PRODUCT!
i started breaking out BADLY when i first started using this.. but eventually my skin got used to it i guess.
even when i pile on layers of this on my face for more coverage, it doesn't look cakey and i frigging love this foundation. my only rant is that i wish it was cheaper... :(
This product is FABULOUS! Creamy, rich, luxe--and I have been wearing it both over tinted moisturizer/foundation and ALONE with fantastic results! Great staying power, visible improvement in skin clarity and tone in seconds. I love the packaging, a kind of hybrid loose and compact vibe. My only regret--it's pricey, but you get quite a lot of bang for your buck! Go get it!
Awful! I am returning this after just wearing it once. I have nice skin already, and was just looking for something that would perk it up. I liked the way that Halo looked in the store, but it does not wear well at all. I put it on in the morning, and after just a few hours, on a 78F degree day, it had really slid and caked up on my face. Horrified, I wiped it all off. I don't have oily skin, so I can't say that that was the cause. It made me look older. No thanks.