I really love this, it is a daily staple for me. I don't like the little brush it comes with but I have a professional powder brush I use. The costs are just right and I have used more expensive mineral powders and this one def holds it own.
I guess I'm in the minority, here, but I just don't see anything wonderful about this product. To me, it just doesn't do what I feel a pressed powder should do -- control shine. I will not repurchase.
I must be the only one that mineral powder does not work for. I have oily skin and for some reason, mineral powder feels very heavy and cakey on my skin. I used very little (thinking the reason for the heaviness was that I was using too much) and no luck. It also seems to make my face more oily, so I constantly have to blot. After trying several mineral powders I went back to the Physician's Formula multi-color powder in Translucent. It's a lot lighter on my skin and not cakey at all.
This is my favorite powder. I have it in creamy natural, which is the perfect match for my skin. It covers up well without looking unnatural and blends well without making my skin look dry. It's a great lighter substitute for foundation.
* I'm writing a modified review after almost finishing my 4th compact. For reference, I have oily acne-prone skin and big pores, some discolorations, light asian skintone.
After trying various mineral powders, this is my fave! I know it does contain some fillers but it's the only mineral powder that doesn't make me look shiny/sweaty or make my pores look like craters. Instead of using the (useless) brush that comes with the compact, I use a flat top brush to apply the powder all over my face. It applies very smoothly, blends in nicely, minimizes the appearance of my pores, and provides decent coverage (I do use a concealer on problem areas). I can layer the powder on for more coverage without cakiness, but it can look too powdery if applied too heavily. I do get shiny after a few hours but at least the powder doesn't separate and streak. Overall, it provides a pretty natural look and makes my skin look healthy. Also, no breakouts!!
Now about the shade selection...I usually use Translucent and for the most part it works. My gripe is that it looks too white upon initial application but it'll match my skintone pretty well after the powder settles and mixes with the oils on my face. I don't want to look like a ghost for the first 1/2 hour though! I've tried Creamy Natural and it's too peachy and not yellow enough. It also turns a bit orange after settling. Another weird thing I noticed: the Translucent shade gets darker as you get near the bottom of the pan because the mosaic shade pattern is more prominent on the surface. As I near the bottom of the pan, there isn't as much of the lighter beige (almost white) swirled in. I don't know if this is just my imagination! But basically Translucent is too light within, say, the first month of usage, but becomes quite a close match when I get to the bottom half the of the pan, lol.
Despite the annoying shade selection, this is my staple (so far). It's quite expensive for a drugstore item though, especially in Canada ($18.99 + tax). I go through a compact in less than 3 months too. continued >>
I love this powder! I own the "Translucent" shade, which is perfect for my fair skin (MAC NW20, EM Fair Cool). It gives my skin a softer appearance without looking like I'm wearing makeup, and it controls oil better than my beloved Everyday Minerals Matte foundation. It does tend to wear off towards the end of the day, but my skin remains looking natural and even. The price if very fair, and it seems like there's a lot of product in the container. I haven't tried using the little brush that it came with - I use a big powder brush instead. Will certainly repurchase!
Ilove this product. I put it on with a sponge and it looks RADIANT. THe color (creamy natural) is the perfect match, and upon application, the pressed looks better than the loose on me. Both last a very long time even outside in Florida. My skin is neutral, normal to oily, and almost forty. This stuff taked 20 seconds to apply and makes my skin glowy, for real. It is a very natural but perfected look. I have tried tons of mainstream, dept., and specialty foundation, some costing 100.00. This is better on me. Try it.
I'm on the fence on this one. I doubt I'll repurchase it only because it doesn't control the shine as long as I'd like. On the flip side, I reapply it several times during the day and it doesn't cake up and look gross. Still I think there's something better out there. I do kind of like the packaging, though. The only thing is the mirror us directly under the powder so I have to put the brush on the powder then flip the mirror back up unless I actually am in front of a mirror. A tad inconvenient when I'm sitting at my desk or driving.
I love this powder! It's Talc free, bismuth oxychloride free, and has few ingredients compared to MAC Select Sheer that I used to wear. I like to keep the ingredients to a minimum to keep my skin as healthy and youthful as possible. I'm only 23 but you have to think of how your skin will look when you're 45 after all these years of wearing makeup. PF Mineral Pressed Powder is very smooth, non-irritating, doesn't make me itch or make my skin feel tight and dry and feels very light and natural on. I am an NC25 and I wear this in Translucent and it's perfect. It can seem a little light when I first apply it but after about 10 min when it mixes with my oils and sets it's perfect. My sister is an NC30/35 and she uses Beige. We both also use the PF Mineral Pressed Powder in Bronze as a blush and it's wonderful - it's the perfect bronze, no orange, but with slight pink like you just spent time in the sun. I've been using this for almost 3 weeks daily with no breakouts or reactions. I have combo, oily, acne prone skin and I don't find this to make me anymore oily than I am. I feel it's the same as MAC Select Sheer with regard to oil control. The way I deal with oil during the day is by using blotting sheets on my Tzone instead of putting more powder. I highly recommended this pressed powder (I love the portability and ease of use of pressed over loose powders). I know the color selection is small but once you find your match, or even if it's a little off, at least it's not as harmful as most products out there that contain talc and/or bismuth oxychloride.
I tried the translucent shade for my quite pale skin but it doesn't seem to cover much of my redness. It doesn't really do much for dark circles too, I noticed. I guess perhaps I have to go one shade higher? I guess I won't be repurchasing this again cuz I found Cover FX Mineral Powder Foundation much better in terms of the coverage and color. It is a bit more expensive but it's the quality that counts. =)