I ran out of Everyday Minerals (best mineral makeup ever..), so I decided to give this a try. It covers like a b*tch... even without concealer underneath... now i just need to see how it wears.
*edit* 4 hours later... seems to be wearing off... grease showing through. i blew my nose & it rubbed off on tissue. Everyday Minerals is still my fave.
I have used this product for about four years now.
The packaging is terrible, always spills, makes a mess.
The foundation is great for people with normal to oily skin, not for people who have dry skin.
The powder will only stick onto your face with a primer or using a cream beforehand. I do recommend this for people, its just not for me anymore... I switched to liquid foundation now for dry skin.
ps.I always got compliments on how flawless my face looked with this product on.
Awful powder I expected more. The package is terrible spills every time and have to clean up counter after every use. Brush is too hard on skin leave me this unpleasant feeling after use. The powder itself makes my skin shine faster than without powder which I find really bad for a powder. After use I had breakouts that I usually rarely get. Overall terrible product, will not buy again.
this is amazing makeup! however my skin is really pale and the lightest shade was quite orange so i had to stop useing it. also it made my dry skin look wrinkly and like a dried up prune! other than that, the coverage is amazing and it looks great in summer coz it works with your skins natural oils to create that dewey flawless look :) wish there was a more ivory shade for my skin and id definately buy it again but id use a better primer,moisturiser or cream foundation first to avoid that dried wrinkly look lol
In terms of my skin type, this is the best foundation I have ever got. I have oily spot prone skin. The coverage with this foundation is amazing and it's great at controlling excess shine and oil. It rarely breaks me out too and I don't need to reapply it as the day goes on. I have always had trouble with my oily skin and it becoming shiny after about an hour of wearing foundation but this powder keeps it under control. However the lightest shade is still a bit dark for me so when I am applying it for general daytime use I use a looser powder brush which allows me to apply it on lighter but it still gives me that great coverage. Only when I am going out for the night I would use the brush that comes with it. I really don't like the packaging of it as quite a bit of the powder ends up on the bathroom windowsill when I'm applying it to the brush. I do think it is a bit pricey but in terms of what this product does for me it is worth the money.
After using heavy liquid foundations for a long time to cover acne and acne scars, I changed to this. It can accentuate my pores and fine lines a little but the coverage is good, its makes my skin tone look even and my skin has improved a lot since using this. I love how light this is, I don't need to worry that my face is cakey and make-up is coming off in patches after a night out. I still need a little concealer on breakouts but they don't seem to happen much anymore! I wouldn't recommend this for sensitive skin, my skin sometimes gets a little itchy.
The packaging is good because I dont need to carry around a brush in my bag, however the lid sometimes unscrews itself in my bag and the powder goes everywhere! Very annoying.
This foundation has a very limited choices of shades. As my skin is very pale, this foundation doesn't go with my skin tone at all - not even the lightest shade! After applying, the skin seems a bit "shiny", which I don't like at all. The L'Oreal Bare Naturale, which is the same line, has a broader selection of shades, and it also has a more matte finish. So, if you prefer the matte medium-full coverage look, I would choose the Bare Naturale version of this foundation :) However, if you're blessed to have a darker skin color this might be the foundation for you!
About the packaging. You get a good amount of foundation for the money, but it tends to get stuck under the lid. Overall the packaging is poor.
Also, I would recommend buying a seperate brush, as the one you get with it might hurt your skin, since it's a bit "stingy".
PS: This product contains bismuth, which may cause allergic reactions. If you suffer from this, but like the foundation you could go for the L'Oreal Bare Naturale mineral foundation, which is without bismuth.
Okay.This is my first time writing to any review, and guess what I wrote a review about this product bcoz this product is absolutely perfect. True match mineral powder foundation was my first powder foundation. And I've never forgotten my first feeling when using it. This product is perfect..It is nicely cover my big hole pores, and it does not cause breakout at all. I have tried both Urban decay mineral powder foundation as well as Maybeline mineral powder foundation - and both cause breakout on my skin..Sadly this product is being discontinued in Singapore. I can no longer purchase it..So sad...And just recently this year 2012 there are new mineral compact powder foundation that Loreal come out with.But i m abit reluctant to purchase it since it is in compact powder form. I know that super oily and acne prone skin like me is very bad using compact powder.T.T I truly hope that Loreal singapore or international to continue supplying this product again.. I truly missed this foundation...
So I wanted to try a mineral makeup to cover up some redness in my cheeks. I was sick of the expense of liquid and powder and I HAVE to wear fragrance free so it can be difficult. I am fair with cool to neutral undertones and got this in soft ivory. The color was a nice match and had buildable coverage and photographed very well. HOWEVER, there are 2 major flaws! It does NOT stay put! Within 15 minutes my flawless face looked like I put vegetable oil all over it! Then, when I went to remove it, my face was covered in red bumps! I had a bad reaction! It DOES contain bismuth ;( This has so many aggravating ingredients I would NEVER purchase again!
This is actually quite a good foundation - the coverage is excellent and lasts throughout the day, and it's not completely matte so unlike a lot of mineral foundations you still get a healthy 'glow' going on.
However, the packaging is absolutely useless! The brush is fine (not great, but totally usable), but it's attached to the lid so when you open it the powder stuck to it goes everywhere. The inner sticker that covers up the holes on purchase had a flap as well, so I couldnt even use the tried and tested method of sticking a pin though each of the holes to stop as much coming out while its still full. Completely frustrating!
I have solved the problem by decanting a small amount at a time into a plastic jar (Boots, about £1.50) and using the amount in the lid when I open it, and buffing it in with the ELF power brush.
Not a perfect solution - but a vast improvement on the L'Oreal piece of **** packaging!
The cost when I looked in boots was about £15 - which is way to much for the amount of product- but if you live in london you can usually pick them up at Brick Lane or other car boot markets for about a fiver. It's also where I get my Max Factor mascara for £4 ;)