I received this as a sample from the boutique. When I finally tried it, I was happy that it did help with some of oil from my oily skin, but my face still itched while I was wearing the matte.
I really do like this! When i use liquid foundation, i notice my pores become clogged by the end of the day. This lets your pores breath and allows your skin to heal. It tends to wear off toward the end of the day but i'd rather have my makeup disappear a little than be bad for my skin. The color match is good as long as i stay tan. I have medium biege now but i know if i stay out of the sun for 3 or less days it will be too dark.
I have this product in a medium beige (I'm an nc32) I use this as everyday wear for work, or running errands. I love this product! They should definitely think about making a pressed powder of some sort though, took me awhile to get the hang of applying it.
So I was researching this foundation a lot and when I went to Sephora to buy it, I bought the starter kit instead which included the bareminerals matte version, original version, mineral veil, and warmth. and they're all in like little trial version jars, very small. I was using L'oreal's Bare Naturale foundation for months before this but I noticed that it gets cakey too easily, and it also does nothing to improve my skin. This foundation however, is the opposite!! I like how theres only like 6 ingrediants in this foundation: Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Lauroyl Lysine, Silica, Calcium Silicate, Soil Minerals. I think that's why it feels so light on my skin, seriously like air! and it doesn't irritate my skin like the Bare Naturale mineral foundation did throughout the day. Maybe because it has no Bismuth in it. Which I LOVE SO MUCH.
Oil-Control: Great! I get pretty oily throughout the day, but I wear a mattifer on my T-zone, nose, and chin, and then I put this on and it keeps my face matte for almost the whole day! It's amazing!! I don't even really need oil-blotting papers anymore. With the other L'oreal mineral foundation I would do the same thing, and I would start to get oily in 4 hours or so. This is an oily-skin savior!
Coverage: Yes, it will reduce the looks of pores and even out your skin tone but if you want concentrated coverage on an area, you have to get a concealer brush and dab it in the foundation and then dab it on that area. The coverage is okay for some acne blemishes or scars. But it won't cover everything, you can still see it, it will just be reduced. I wish there was a slight bit more coverage in this, but it does it's job decently and I'm fine with it.
Skin-Benefits: This have the Rareminerals Soy complex thing that is supposed to help cell-turnover or something? Well let me tell you ever since I've been wearing this foundation, I've been noticing a difference. When I take off my Bareminerals Matte at night, I noticed a reduction in my blemish(s)' size. AMAZING. It really is good for your skin, and the only way you can get break-out from this is if you keep it on for too long (like more than 14 hours) or if you sleep in it. Because ALL kinds of foundation will eventually clog your pores at some point.
Finish: The finish is a very natural matte finish, it's not cakey and you barely look like you have make-up on! I set my foundation with the mineral veil and oh my goodness it looks great. I wish I could've bought this foundation earlier! Now I will probably wear this for a loooong time.
I bought this product when a friend recommended it to me. I have been searching for a foundation that didn't feel too heavy. I love the look of foundation but can't stand how sometimes it feels like there's a mask over my face. This was perfect. It is so light, almost like I'm not wearing anything and I can build it for more coverage and it still doesn't feel half as heavy as most other foundations I've tried. I will definitely purchase this again.
Coverage not very good. I had to put so much of this product on, which is probably why it makes me break out a little.
I never liked the original formula of the foundation because of the shine so I thought this would be worth a try. It's going back. I really only wanted some t-zone coverage but this still emphasizes the pores on my nose and chin. Ugh. Not to mention my face felt tight and the whole texture of my skin looked rough. Washed it off and packed it up.
Well, well, well, I am very shocked that I like this powder foundation. Matte is much better than the original!! I use the fair and it provides a medium coverage. I don't want a heavy make-up look most days in the summer and this is perfect. Give this one a try!
I really like this foundation and use it in my everyday wear. It evens out my skin tone fairly well, but doesn't really last over 8 hours.
I wasn't happy with the original so the sales girl offered the matte as a "full coverage" version. Psssh! In order to get the supposed full coverage, you have to load it on and when you do that, you get cakiness galore. Even then, it emphasized my forehead wrinkles while my sun spots were still easily visible. To top it off, it made my face itch! Not to mention it's definitely not portable. Ugh, it's a MESS -- both the product and the packaging. NO, NO, NO.