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on 11/11/2007 1:45:00 PM
More reviews by Missq69
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Great stuff. i thought the matte formula was great. But this is even better! Same natural look with more coverage. No Pimples either. i will going to get the full size soon.
on 11/10/2007 8:28:00 PM
More reviews by kbrand
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
I've been a Bare Escentuals fan for a couple of years now. I have super acne-prone and with a little bit of rosacea and mineral makeup seems to be the only thing that doesn't break me out AND looks natural.After reading the reviews on this, I had to try it. A while ago, I got the sampler and had some trouble picking out a foundation color but ended up loving the Intensive Fair concealer. Recently, I was finding that my BE color was incorrect (fair) and the next step up (the lightest one) was way too light. So I went back to the EM site and saw that the Intensive Fair color comes in a foundation color (they call it Fawn but the description says it's a lot like the concealer). So I tried it and I really liked it! I got it in Intensive and Original Glo. I really need the Intensive at the moment and it looks great! It's a little drying but my skin has been a little drier lately so that could be it. The Original Glo was had too little coverage but it could work at another time. I didn't see any sparkles or anything in it like other people have mentioned so I'm not sure what that's about. I'm going to keep using this for a month or two and then update, but right now this is my new foundation! I never was opposed to the price of BE because it lasts so long for me but it's hard to argue with EM's pricing.
on 11/9/2007 6:20:00 PM
More reviews by ilovebnamom
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I HATED this formula. I felt like my face couldn't breath and I looked so fake! I prefer a more natural look! And I like to feel like I am not wearing any make-up at all. This was my least favorite formula from EM. I would not recommend it to anyone!
on 11/7/2007 2:52:00 PM
More reviews by hoochiemam
Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I tried to love this but I just couldn't. Great price, great color because I can mix several to color match my skin tone (no easy task). But at the end of the day, I'm just a shiny mess. I don't have oily skin, but this is just horrid.
on 10/30/2007 1:57:00 PM
More reviews by ILuvBen
Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure
EDM intensive is my favorite MMU - I have tried lots of different ones. I started with the Matte EDM since my skin is super oily but ordered the intensive when it came out since I wanted the extra coverage. This is my new favorite - started by mixing fair and medium but now with all their new color choices I buy the Cool Fair Medium which is a perfect match for my skin. This does provide great coverage but for spots/scarring on my face I do use a tiny amount of a cream concealer, let dry, follow with the EDM multi-task concealer using a small fluffy brush over those same areas, then use the EDM Flat head brush for the foundation application. This has been the best combination for coverage on my skin. I have stopped trying other MMAs since I keep going back to EDM. I have actually used up two foundations and one concealer - unheard of in my huge inventory of products!
on 10/29/2007 8:26:00 AM
More reviews by princess39
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
My favorite Mineral Makeup. I love the Intensive formula the best. I got the sample kit and found a perfect match in Fairly Light Beige. Holds up better then any MMU I have tried. Good coverage without looking heavy. This puts BE to shame. Cheaper too.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 10/28/2007 12:52:00 PM
More reviews by Emese1
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
If I put little it doesn't cover well enough. If I put more it's way too obvious and still doesn't give me the coverage I want. In addition I also feel like wearing mud on my face (has another reviewer said the same thing about mud? not sure). I have very oily face and often breakouts. I just haven't found a powder foundation that would give me what I need: control oil (not the highest priority), even out my patchy skintone, cover blemishes and look as natural as possible. I also use Chanel Double Perfection powder occasionally and have similar gripes about it. I think it also it (Chanel) gives me breakouts, though I can't say for sure, 'cause I have hormonal acne anyway. EDIT I gave it 3 lippies now. I put it on shortly after moisturizing my face and it feels a bit better. On a whim I tried the concealer that I got in the sample package ('intensive light'). I'd thought it'd be too light and too yellow. Well it's the perfect color for me. It does look natural and evens out the red undertones and suits my yellow toned skin. If I use a good concealer underneath that won't budge I can use it for those day when I'm totally in a rush (like this morning) and don't mind not having a 'perfect' face (which I'm finding more and more impossible even with full coverage liquid mu). I think I'm going to order this for those days when I don't have half an hour to put on liquid with a sponge. I also had a total oil breakthrough on my nose after a few hours.UPDATE: This is the only foundation I'm willing to put on my face now. I'm still giving it a rating of 3, because I wish it'd cover better, but I think with the right brushes that I'm wating for it'll do that too. I like that it's natural and has only a few ingredients. It's more and more important for me these days. I started using Differin a couple of months ago and my face is clearing up,so I don't need as much coverage as I used to. I totally gave up liquid foundation. I like that I've found the right shade (Fawn) which is a pale, yellow tone shade. I add a tiny bit of color with Light Neutral on my cheeks, forehead, nose and chin. I also use a cream concealer under my eyes, otherwise I think it'd excentuate fine lines. I can't imagine what I must've looked like for years when I wore the wrong color and texture of foundation (and living in a place where I didn't have the constructive criticism of my sisters).I really think it's the most natural looking makeup I've ever used.
on 10/28/2007 12:19:00 AM
More reviews by heathernicole27
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
I am so torn between this brand and BE. I love them both. I especially love EM intensive formula because it really does cover so well and it looks natural. It doesn't irritate my skin or make it oily even after a loooong day of wear. Plus it's really cheap (especially for a great product) and has a wide selection of colors.
on 10/26/2007 3:46:00 AM
More reviews by haemisphere
Finally, a mineral foundation that actually does a job of a foundation and powder! I tried this by accident and ordered my free sample. The pricing on this is not bad at all either. $12 for the 8g size. That's less than half of the price of Bare Minerals/Escentuals! FYI: You get to pick three foundation colors, one concealer, and one blushIt took me a bit longer to find my color (I'm around a NC25/NC30) and found Light in the Golden Category to fit me perfectly.I like the Intensive formula the best because it covers my acne scars the best. Original Glo isn't bad either. I thought this would make my skin oily, but rather, it made my skin look dewy (which I need because foundation comes up harsh on my skin, exposing face lines and wrinkles). I use my Nars primer first, Original Glo to moisturize my combination skin, and the Intensive formula on top of that.I think the colors in the Intensive formula are a tad darker than the other formulas I've tried... but it's not a bad difference.In order of the formula I like the best:1. Intensive2. Original Glo or Matte (I haven't tried Matte, because it's winter and i need all the moisture I can get, but my roommate seems to like this formula)3. Semi-Matte (DON'T BUY THIS ONE! It didn't do anything, but make my skin look oily)The only negative thing is that the containers aren't that great. That's IT!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 10/25/2007 11:31:00 PM
More reviews by SiouxCat
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
My HQ foundation!!!! I love mineral makeup, because with my oily acne prone skin nothing wears as well, stays as matte, gives me full coverage without looking heavy, and also does not break me out.EM's intensive formula is hands down the best mineral makeup I have ever used.To review:- super natural matte finish- heavy coverage without looking or feeling heavy- incredible wear: I wore it in 100 degree heat all day & it was intact at the end of the day.- does not break out my sensitive & acne prone skin- helps absorb oil & control shine, great for oily skinMy one gripe: mineral makeup can be messy & the sifter container still dumps out too much if turned upside down while being stored. My advice: store it upright on a flat surface, don't toss it into a bag.
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