Claim to Fame: Maintains a natural appearance by gently absorbing oil without drying and helping to minimize the appearance of fine lines. For extra sensitive or breakout-prone skin!
Get Real: I really like this, I have it in Light Bronzer. It's perfect for my pale skin, really warms it up. I don't see how it would minimize the appearance of fine lines... but I don't have any anyway. One caveat is if you even LIGHTLY swipe a brush over it, the thing turns all powdery, and it gets all over your hand and wrist. In this way, it's not a good option for a quick touch-up in a public bathroom. Overall, it's an excellent face powder to get all bronze-y without looking fake.
Morning After: This didn't make me break out during the day, BUT, the one time I left it on without washing my face at night, I got these really ugly pimples on one side of my face. Perhaps it was my pillow, perhaps it was this... but something like that has never happened to me before.
I have this in "Translucent" to replace my MAC Select Sheer Pressed in NW20. The colour is just about right, and it's quite sheer. I get a fairly natural finish from it -- matte but not excessively so.
I bought this because I was looking for a new powder to use, I was interested in the mineral wear so I got this one in Creamy Natural. I was going to choose Translucent as it looks like my skin color, but when applied it was too light. I am very happy with this product!! It doesn't make my skin break out, it doesn't get cakey on my face, and the applicator little brush thing is perfect. I just purchased my second one...that must be good! :)
This is the 3rd MMU I have tried and unfortunately, my skin just does not cooperate with MMU. It looks like I have spackled my skin with a mask. The coverage is not even and it accentuates my already large pores. My face became extremely shiny mid day. I have tried to play with the application of this one too - I mostly used a big kabuki brush to apply. This one had to go back too.....:(
i bought this powder when i had bad problem with acne...
back then it didnt help to cover my acne at all bcos it was so oily and bumpy..
so i left it in my drawer and didnt use it for over 5 months..
but now that my skin is competely cleared up i took this powder out just for the fun of it as i dont really need to use any sort of foundation or powder
but after a couple of days of using this i was completely hooked..
i just put a little concealer under my eyes and on some uneven patches and then
apply this powder with a big (very expensive lol) fluffy brush..
and my skin looks almost flawless
the color is a tad too light (translucent) but i can make it work by adding
some rimmel natural sun bronzing powder
pale Asian . Was looking to replace my Mac NC20. This works great on me when I use it as concealer to hide dark spots. Blends in perfectly. Can't tell that it's there at all. Leaves me looking flawless. Not dry, cakey like Bare Minerals. Too light to use for all over, so I use this to delete dark areas under my eyes and spots.
I got this in sand beige because I have an olive/medium skintone. I use a makeup sponge instead of the brush it came with, and its a medium coverage powder similar to Lancome dual makeup powder. I really like that it is a mixture of two colors, that way I'm not one color all over. I have very oily skin and this powder doesnt control my oil rather, since its medium coverage, helps my foundation stay on longer. Even after a workout, it doesnt clog my pores, doesnt rub off on my light colored clothing in the daytime, and comes off easily with a pre-moistioned cleansing cloth. Best part is that its not shiny or "ghost white cast" like Bare Minerals. The price is up there but you get alot of powder for your money. While using this I usually powder my nose 4x a day, and I use md formulations products on my skin, and a peel once a month to control my oily skin from any breakouts. I probably shop around before I buy this again. I really like it but I dont love it because it doesnt control my oil.
I have been using the pressed mineral wear powder for a few months now and I love it!! I have combo skin, light crows feet, large pores and adult acne issues. NOT ANYMORE!!! This stuff completely stabilized my skin. I am 38, but now my skin looks 10 years younger. I use a sponge to lightly put it on in the morning and I use a brush to touch-up during the day. I used to powder my face 5+ times a day, just to keep from looking oily. Now I only do 1 touch-up a day. It took a couple of months to get my skin to this point, but the wait was well worth it. ps- throw the brush away and put a thin puff/sponge in the compartment instead.
The PF pressed mineral powder works well for me. I am a 1.2 in BE and I use the PF Translucent. I have an oily T zone and I prefer this product to BE since it seems to control oil better, no shine.
I also prefer pressed minerals for their convenience. I like the PUR mineral pressed compact but their light shade was not a good match for me.
I wish that PF offered more shades. The translucent is just a tad too light for me but I can warm it up enough w/ mineral blush or bronzer as needed.
For the money, this is a great buy. I will continue to use this rather than my BE.
I wear a SPF moisturizer as a base for this mineral powder. I also like the liquid PF mineral foundation in Classic Ivory, again a bit too light but I can make it work...gives a flawless, no shine finish.
I got this as a gift in Trancelucent light. I use this as a back up at work just incase I leave my m/u at home. The quality seems to be good but I felt that it seemed to make my skin slightly oily on my forhead. This is odd for me because I have very dry skin. It seemed to even out my skintone a bit which is a major plus. I used this over bare skin which overall I was impressed with. For trancelucent light, you have to have good skin to use it alone. If not, I am sure this would be great over foundation. I can't see me reaching for this alot because I like to use bare minerals foundation. Even though this product I am reviewing is not a foundation, I just feel that I really don't need to use both. However, when I go through my phase of using my many other foundations that are stored away somewhere, I will reach for this powder to set it.
I didn't have any problems with the packaging like the person below my review has. Maybe she got a faulty package? I can say this, that the brush it comes with is crap. I have no choice to use it since my good m/u brushes are not with me right at this moment. continued >>