I tried this because someone recommended it..and I used to always use BareMinerals so I was hesitant, but I was out of my BareMineral Powder so I gave this a shot. And I really really liked it! It came on smoothly, and gamme a healthy glow and it had good coverage for me, since I have acne prone skin. Totally recommend it if your looking for good coverage, light feel, long lasting, and good price ;)
I got this a while back but sadly it was in a shade too light for me, so my sister ended up using the last of it and fell in love with too. Despite not being able to use it, I have to say that during the times I used it, it is a really good mineral foundation. The coverage on it is really good and didn't seem to accentuate any dry parts of my skin.
This is, hands down, my favorite drugstore foundation. I have combination skin that gets oily in the summer. This foundation covers everything (blemishes, etc) perfectly and looks very natural after I buff it on (I even use the brush that is attached to it sometimes). The variety in color is wide and I am able to find a perfect match for summer and winter.
The price (around $12 at Walgreens) is great- especially for all the product there is. The packaging is just ok. I would like it better without the brush and wish that the opening (where you put your brush to gather product) was a bit more wide because you can't fit bigger brushes in it.
I did find that I had to blot midday but I didn't find this to be a problem because I have to blot several times with other foundations.
The formula is light and even if I layer it for more coverage, it doesn't feel or look cakey.
I have gone through 5 or 6 containers of this foundation and will continue to purchase it as it is a necessity for me.
I tried this foundation last year I want to say. This was, if I can remember correctly, shimmery, it didn't last long at all, and it seemed to make me more oiler. Go figure a powder foundation that makes you more shiny! I definitely did not like this foundation, it had no lasting power. The coverage I believe was sheer, which is not for me.
This is my first try at mineral foundation and I'm pleasntly supprised. My skin is very dry so I wanted to try something a little gentler on my skin and have always wanted to try out a mineral foundation but didnt want to shell out the almost 30 dollars that one pot of bare minerals costs. So I gave this a shot and I'm sold on minerals now. It went on evenly, had great coverage, and was long lasting, as it stayed on the whole day at school without me having to touch it up. The only reason I didn't give it five lippies is that I'm not a fan of the packaging because it is a little hard to get out of the container, and it is the only mineral foundation I've ever tried so I really don't know the quality compared to other mineral foundations.
I like this makeup, but of course everything has it's pros and cons.
-buildable coverage, you can go "barely there" or build it right up to hide every little imperfection
-good coverage, it actually hides dark circles and acne scars
-breathable, doesn't clog my pores or cause breakouts
-the brush is annoying, but that's pretty minor - just use a separate kabuki brush and you're set.
-the powder can escape very easily out of the sifter, so it's best to keep this product stored upright.
I will buy this again.
I have acne/acne scars, dark circles around my eyes, and some redness from the acne irritation. This makeup covers ALL of those flaws without making my skin problems worse. It's very gentle. This has got to be the best drugstore mineral makeup. I have not used anything else that works as well as this foundation. At least not since I had Bare Minerals back in 2006, and I bet the coverage and wearability is right on par with the pricey Bare Essentials brand. Just one small nit picky problem: The packaging is a little annoying because I don't like to use the brush it comes with (See pictures? I find it hard to hold onto) and the powder sifter could really use an interlocking lid instead of just opened slits that let all of the powder out. When I travel with this makeup, I have to tape over the sifter so none of the powder escapes. And as for the brush, I just bought a simple powder/mineral brush that has an actual handle I can hold, and a flat top so it holds more powder for better application. Breathable, full coverage, affordable, product lasts forever. Usually it lasts about 8 months before I have to replace it. Super great makeup.
this foundation is AMAZING!!! when i first started wearing foundation 5 years ago, nothing really worked for me. i would change foundations every couples months or weeks, i was always looking for the next foundation to try. but then i bought this stuff, and I've been using this and ONLY this for the past 3 and 1/2 years :) it goes on super easy, it doesn't run or transfer, it lasts all day and even longer! plus one single container of it will literally last 3 years!!! i used mine every single day and that's how long mine lasted. i just bought a new container of it 6 months ago, so i'll be good for another 3 yrs or so! the only problem with it is that if you have acne, it doesn't complete cover it. it'll make it look a whole lot less red and stuff, but you'll have to take the time to gently layer on it on if you want it to be completely covered. :)
I've been using this on & off for at least 3 years now. I always seem to come back to it when I just wanna wear powder & no liquid. I actually really love this foundation because it the amount of coverage it gives it amazing. It covers better than high end mineral foundations & I was blown away by that considering the scaring on my face requires a lot of coverage. I'm only giving it a 3 because it can stick to dry spots and look cakey. I also noticed in all photos where I am wearing this I look like a ghost. I can't see to find a really good color match either. I end up using the shade that's a tad too light and I have to darken it up with a small amount of another powder. If you find a good shade in this it's completely worth it. I've never broken out from it and the coverage like I said is great.
This one was okay. It gave decent coverage but had a tendency to cling to dry spots and other imperfections unattractively. It got everywhere every time I used it. I tried Bare Minerals and liked that a bit better but even then, it's just not the type of finish I want. I find it hard to make these mineral powders look very natural. Also, the cap over the brush would just not stay on. I ended up giving this one to my mom after using it for a month or two. If you like a matte finish and have skin that's less on the dry side, you might have better luck with this.