the only positive thing...it was priced fairly cheaply so tossing it wasn't a big deal. other than that, i felt like i was applying chalk to my face. yuck! didn't cover well at all and when i tried to apply more coverage in certain spots, it caked up and looked terrible. you could tell i was wearing foundation from a mile away. will never buy again...
Well when I finally leant how to use this product, it was amazing. The ivory is clown white and although I am pale, I am not that pale, so I mixed it with the next shade up. Moisturise first then swirl, tap, and then press the product in with the bristles of the brush.
EDIT : Decided that I didn't really like this. It looked cakey and settled into lines
I bought the light kit, so I got more than just a foundation. It's my second time using mineral make-up, the first one I used was revlon. Just some little thing, no kit or anything. I've been trying to go natural and animal friendly, etc.
For my first real mineral take, I'm actually very happy. Does it cover like my liquid foundation? no. But does it cover? Definitely. It gives a great dewy glow, it stays long enough, and you can BUILD the coverage. For me personally, it sinks into my skin. And the best part is, I'm actually less oily than I would be with my liquid foundation. All in all, I love it. Except the kabuki brush, it hurts and is flaky with the bristles.:/
Not a fan. Its not a nice, silky, fine milled product. The colours are not the greatest. Its hard to apply evenly with the supplied puff (here it comes with a puff not a brush) and the puff wears out after about 1/5th of the products use ,meaning you have to buy several more puffs. The pot does last a really long time though. It doesn't hold my oily's at bay very long, although it does seem to wear all day. Also it stains my bathroom sink and tub really badly. All in all, not a winner and will not be buying again!
This is a decent *light* coverage foundation. It's a powder in a sifter jar that comes with a small kabuki brush. I have the shade Nude, which looks slightly orange in the jar, but the product is so sheer, it matches my neutral-cool complexion fine.
It just doesn't *do* much. It's a nice powder. I didn't find the coverage noticeable enough to designate it as foundation. It also looks slightly shimmery in the jar, but on your face that just translates as dewy glow, which is nice, but so natural-looking, you may as well not be wearing the product. I'm going to try it with my Essence of Beauty kabuki (HG!) and/or my Face Secrets flat-top brush. It's not a bad product, but there are cheaper, better powder foundations at the drugstore. (Or try the Bare Minerals, which this appears to be attempting to emulate.)
I do like this , but I bought the wrong shade in Nude. Nude is under the light shades so I thought it would be a close match. It's slightly orangey and way too dark for my complexion. I am Casper the ghost shade pale right now, so it could be my mistake. The coverage is great, creamy and buildable! Feels great on my skin, and has a "glow" The glow can be more of a shiny later in the afternoon though. I'm sort of bugged by the fact that my face looks orangey and not the color of my neck. May have to mix or buy in the lightest shade. Overall a good product, and worth trying out.
UPDATE: I changed the rating on this because it started giving me this small bumps on my skin. I noticed it would happen right around the time I'd wear the makeup! I am now using Everyday minerals for my foundation. Also as I mentioned, the shade was off and "organgey" and seemed to get worse throughout the day. At the end of the afternoon, my face was a disgusting oil slick, the makeup tended to to migrate and not stay in place. Gross! I liked it at first because it was creamy and almost a liquid, but it really disappointed me later. I would skip this foundation!
This stuff is CRAPPY...save your money and buy the Ideal shade mineral fdoundation from avon,now thats good stuff:)
The first time Avon had their go at the mineral makeup, it wasn't good at all, I hated it! This reformulation (released in September 09) is much better! You do get quite a lot of product for the price, with a nice shade range. It's a bit more sheer than the Bare Minerals, but because it blends well, you can build the coverage to an extent. I use this as my mineral makeup in my facial room and haven't had any complaints as of yet. The mineral concealer works well too (and has 6 shades to choose from!), as well as the blushes/glows. I do not however like the kabuki brush or concealer brush that come in the kits. I only took a lippie away because I do prefer a more full coverage on myself, and therefore use the Bare Minerals for my personal use.
I had used Bare Minerals for a few years when I tried this and I was very impressed with Avon's mineral makeup. It covers good for me but I don't need a lot of coverage. It stays all day and doesn't turn orange or settle in lines. I have repurchased it and will continue to use this as a staple foundation.
Update: I had quit using this for a while but decided to order one for the summer when I didn't want to put liquid foundation on. Also, I heard the formula had changed so I wanted to see how it is now. Well, I'm in love with this stuff! It gives a good coverage that looks natural and a dewey look. I would normally go for a matte look but I'm loving the dewey look that reflects light in all the right places. It looks very natural. I ordered it in the shade "pure beige" which is just a bit darker than my skin tone (and I'm VERY tan) so beware of that, but I love this shade on me. I do not need bronzer at all. Since receiving this, I haven't touched my liquid foundations.
After all the comments that this MMU goes on dark, I ordered the ivory shade.
I am torn in writing a review for this, because on one hand it does have lovely coverage and the ivory is a beautiful "china doll" shade which matches the skin on my neck perfectly and covers the significant rosacea and melasma discoloration on my face. You can easily get full coverage with this makeup.
On the other hand, it's tricky to apply compared to other mineral makeups. It tends to cake and look obvious if you overstep the invisible line of "this is too much on my brush" and it is impossible to buff it out or fix it.
I've found this wears much better with a primer.
Good points: you get a LOT in the jar compared to other brands. The ivory shade at least ISN'T very glittery, it is very matte. It wore very well all day even in 36C temperature. The jar is very sturdy and large enough to swirl your brush in the lid.
Bad points: very easy to screw up application, needs a much lighter hand than most MMU. The shade range is small. Only 10 SPF.