I finally used up most of my Chanel powder foundation so i went and bought this makeup out of curiousity and because the reveiws were decent. I've been wearing it for a few days (4 to be exact) and so far so good. I picked out the color translucent and Its a good match (me, light olive complexion). I Use a sponge to apply it and it works, the powder itself goes on smoothly and doesn't highlight flakey spots however if you use too much it can look a bit cakey. It does'nt control oil that great but so far I am satisfied! Coverage is light to medium and it looks better once it settles into your skin. Not bad at all! And no breakouts so far even thouht I did fall asleep with my makeup on after dancing and sweating!(I do use avita though) Will update if it does'nt work out! Edit: Sadly, it did'nt work out and here I am at work stuck with caky looking skin...my skin gets oily faster with this foundation. Oh well better luck with the next foundation!
I just love this product. the color
is good for me ,lucky because there is no choice, but most of all it is the only powder that does not break me out and does not irritate my very sensitice skin.Give it a try!
First off let me say for a drug store brand, imo this is very costly. Ok now as far as the color selection goes, really crappy. I purchased this in Beige thinking it would work for my skin, nope!! I think unless you are more tanned, this would be too dark for you. Even olive skinned girls, I would suggest try the translucent first. I'm assuming it is not necessarily translucent and it is lighter. Again, it may just be my skin type and I'm not really fair I'd say I'm medium. I will try this again in a lighter color and update later. But as another reviewer suggested, hold on to your receipt lol.
I have very oily skin, usually some breakouts - I've never tried mineral makeup before, but I left my powder at home and was experiencing lots of shine, so I ended up buying this in "beige." I think it's really awesome -- beige is a smidge (just a smidge) darker than I'd like, but I have a light/medium olive complexion so it's not noticeably dark or anything. It really does give my skin an almost "airbrushed" look. The first day I got it, I liked it so much I kept re-applying it and I think by the end of the day it was a bit to heavy-looking, but with a lighter hand, this is really great. It improves the look of my complexion, probably 40%. Haven't broken out using it (yet.) I don't use the brush that came with it because it kept leaving strands all over my face - and I'm not sure I've found exactly the right application tool (I'm using a big fluffy powder brush - which works well) but I think I'll experiment with a few other tools to see what I like best. All in all though (from someone who wishes she had a smoother complexion) this really does improve the look of my skin.
since i've been using BE, i've been trying to find mineral makeups that come in a pressed powder, since i am the world's hugest klutz and cant apply my BE without getting the powder everywhere. i'd already tried zia pressed mineral powder, and JI amazing pressed base(which turned out to be my fav), and i noticed this in the d/s while i was waiting for a prescription to be filled. astonished that mineral makeup had made it to the drugstore, i (of course) HAD to buy it!!! i was so annoyed that there are only three shades to choose from!!!! who ever heard of such a thing?!? i chose the beige, which is the middle of the 3, since the bronze was way too dark and the lightest shade is labeled as 'translucent.' apparently, from some of the other reviews here, the translucent is actually a lighter shade....(?) either way, this stuff went on smoothly (comparable to my higher-end mmus), but (SURPRISE!!) the color was totally off. the beige was a shade too dark (i am BE 1.2 JI satin, zia quartz for reference), and the PF turned (gasp) the dreaded orange on me!!! yikes!!! back to cvs it goes!!! maybe i will try the 'translucent' (lol, i still find the color names to be amusing in an annoying sort of way) shade.... perhaps it will be light enough for me? who the hell knows. either way, be careful when you buy this stuff...save ALL packaging and your receipts!!!!! **********UPDATE*********
ok, returned the stuff to cvs and bought the 'translucent,' which isn't translucent at all! THIS is the color to get if you're a PPP gal like me! for a drugstore brand, i give THIS color an A++. it's a perfect match for me!!! woohooo!!!! i still havent decided if i like this more than my JI, but damn, Ms. Iredale has certainly gained a healthy competition with this one! i still don't like the fact that there's no SPF, but that's what face lotion is for. :o) continued >>
I think this is a pretty good drugstore powder. I bought this on a whim since lately I've been really into PF products. The older I've gotten the more sensitive my skin has become, so I thought this would be a nice powder since it contains no talc.
I wasn't disappointed. It does go on a bit heavy if you aren't careful. I apply with my Cat Kabuki and haven't had any problems, but I would suspect the little brush they give you might not be the best for application. I got this in translucent and it turns out to be the perfect shade for me (NC30-35). However, I do not use this as my foundation, simply as a setting powder. I apply this over my Tarte SO and it looks beautiful. It might be a tad too light, but beige would be too dark and I'll stick with what I've got. So far I've had no reactions or bumps or even itchies!
I think for the money this is a good product and has exceeded my expectations. I bet this would also look great over the retro glow foundation, which I also have! I'll try it tomorrow! Recommend!
I bought this in translucent and really like it. Nice color, evens out my reddish areas, but I found it tricky to apply right. Using a powder brush (my regular one or the enclosed one) didn't work for me on this because although finely milled it's not as "powdery" as most powders. It didn't cover my pores enough.
So I used the flat sponge from my powder foundation and it works well...
UPDATE: This made me break out in tiny pimples. Went away when I stopped using it. Sigh. Back to my CG Simply Powder Foundation. I can't believe a mineral powder made me break out!!!
I got beige, and it is a bit dark. I should have got transluscent instead. However, sometimes my pallor looks like death, so beige could be an ok pick- me-up. Great coverage.
I agree with the reviews below that this is a little pricey for drugstore powder but this time I don't mind because it looks great on my face. I've ordered various "minerals" products in the past and invariably been disappointed. This is the finish I've been hoping for. I've been applying with a powder puff and you really do need to go easy because it picks up a load of powder. The finish is kind of velvety and really covers most anything. I didn't notice a shiny forehead five hours later, either. Only three shades leave a lot to be desired but, fortunately, the beige was a perfect match for me. I paid $12.95 and will be looking for it to go on sale so I can stock up. This is the prettiest result I've found in years. (Which naturally means they'll discontinue it next week!).
I was really surprised at how well this works. My pores disappeared. It gives good coverage (like all mineral powders you need to use a light hand). And its not shiny. I really love it. I'm not sure if this is "pure" minerals, but I haven't broken out. Definitley give it a try.