I absolutely adore this product! It works very well to set foundation, without leaving a cakey appearence to the skin due to its light reflecting properties. I also use this product to set the concealer under my eyes as I find that it diffuses the light ever so slightly and does not settle into the small lines around the eye area. Its coverage is sheer, so I would say it isn't a repleacement for regular foundation, but works well in summer when I don't want as much coverage. I have heard that it shoudn't be worn if you are planning to have your photograph taken as it can really bleach the appearence of the skin, but I have yet to test this out. This product works well to take the shine out of my skin following foundation, but leaves it with a radiant finish. I could not be without this product!
This gives a very sheer natural finish, It doesn't have any great oil absorbing properties but it also never looks cakey or powdery. I love this, the coverage is sheer but can be built on and it does a really good job of evening out skin tone. I'm not a fan of base in general but this I use regularly.
For ref, I usually use it on it's own but have used it over BB skin foundation with no balling or clash of formulations.
Love it to death. Perfect dewy look with great natural coverage that lasted all day and looked good in person (regardless of lighting) and on camera even with flash. But made me break out. *SOB* and I think I'm allergic to mineral stuff. BUT THIS IS THE BEST MINERAL POWDER THERE IS ON THE MARKET!!!!
NC20-25. I really like this powder, its the best for setting my foundation. It makes my make up look naturally and not completely matte. Sometimes I can also use it as a lightweight foundation on days I don't feel like wearing make up.
I'll compare MSF Natural (MSFN) to Everyday Minerals Semi-Matte (EDM) as these two are the best mineral foundations I have found for my sensitive combi/oily skin where staying power, oily break-throughs and clogged pores are a problem. MSFN provides a more matte finish, blends nicely, but coverage is only light-medium. EDM on the other hands is like buffing butter into my skin, the coverage is excellent with a finish considerably more shiny (even with the semi-matte - I also tried matte which was chalky). Worn alone MSFN is slightly more long-wearing - with setting powder they are equal in wear and oily break-throughs. None of them can be used on my forehead without getting clogged pores, though. Both settle in to fine lines and accentuate flaky skin when overdone, MSFN more than EDM. MSFN is also slightly off in color, Medium is a bit to pink for most skin tones I'd think. I actually like Light-Medium better, better coverage and more yellowish. I prefer the baked MSFN to the loose powder of EDM. In summary I think both are great. The issue with MSFN is less coverage and bad color selection. EDM needs more work to reduce the shinyness and the loose powder never appealed to me. I want something with good coverage, good staying power and a matte finish. (I guess I have to go back to stick foundation...)
I love this product for many reasons:
1. doesn't break me out
2. Sets my foundation beautifully for a full coverage, or I can wear it alone for medium coverage.
3. makes my skin feel smooth, and soft
4. perfect color match
5. I just finished my last one and it lasted me over 6 months!
...and I will keep buying it again and again.
I use this over my tinted mouisturizer for everyday coverage...it gives the right amount of powder to set my makeup without feeling like i have alot of product on. My face looks natural and beautiful. I love it
I just bought this product today at MAC. Alot of people recommended this to me since I do makeup tutorial videos, and since I was almost out of my organic wear pressed foundation I decided to go with my mom and try this out.
When I got home I went to my bathroom to try this on... and i absolutely LOVE it. I have NEVER been so impressed with a foundation in my LIFE. I have tried many many different types and brands of foundations and this is BY FAR thee BEST yet. I am so glad I decided to get this and I definitely will be purchasing this product again.
My mom thought this was so cool and so she got one too and LOVES it! :)
Love this product! I use it over Mac Studio Fix foundation and the result is a smooth glowing finish. I purchased mine about 6 months ago and I am just now starting to see it go down. Unlike the Studio Fix compact that only lasted me about 4 months. MSF is worth the price and I will definitely repurchase.
This is one of the only powders that have ever worked for me. I have oily skin, and I find that this actually keeps shine away for longer than the MAC Blot powder! I use almost exclusively ultra-matte foundations and still get very shiny in the T zone within a few hours. This really makes a big difference and I absolutely don't need to blot as much. Even though there is some tiny shine in the product, it keeps oil production at bay.
The other great positive about this is it's extremely natural look and finish. There is no artificial powdery look, which I adore! To me this is the perfect finishing powder.
I will definitely buy this again. The only thing I would like would be if it included a mirror and a small brush applicator. But those are easy enough to find, and a great powder like this is not!
Don't forget that the colors run very light!