Not good if you have oily skin, the minerals kinda set in your face, and it looks like your pores get larger.. Its kinda cakey.
I'll keep the kabuki brush though :) Its great with a little body shimmer for your shoulders :p
Generally, I like this product.
It's lightest shade, Light 2, is actually too dark for my skin, but after tipping it was bareMinerals Mineral Veil I was able to lighten it up a bit.
The brush it came with is an absolute joke. I threw it away as soon as I opened it.
It has a nice coverage, though I wouldn't wear it on it's own.
I tried once and my chin became cakey and shiny. Ew.
I wish they would make a lighter shade *sigh*
Well, this product is really good on leaving my face really nice! it covers alot and leaves it matte. The only problem is that i can never pick a perfect color! the one i bought is creamy natural light 5 but it makes my skin look so light compared to my neck hehe, so maybe later i will buy a darker shade and maybe mix.
Had coupon and killer curiosity, even though I know Maybelline has yet to produce a color match for me, I bought it anyways! The closest hue match turns out to be... too pink toned for my neutral-yellow light skin. (Typical maybelline.) The finish is matte, the coverage is sheer. If you have never tried mmu before and want to start here, know that many other options exist that would have purer ingrediants, better coverage, color match and value. PureLuxe and Everyday Minerals come to mind.
This is my second foray into mineral foundation, with mixed results. I loved the feel and finish of this powder foundation, but it's just not pale enough for my skin. I wear Maybelline's Pure foundation in their lightest shade, Porcelain Ivory (light 01) and this is just a bit too dark for me. If they come out with a lighter shade (doubtful) I'll gladly give it a try, but otherwise, this product is a dud for me. EDITED TO ADD: It's not so much that it's dark...but it's almost an orangey color on me. Not good! It's unfortunate because I love the feel and finish of this. Hmm...maybe I'll give Everyday Minerals a try.
NC20, oily skin. I'm a fan of Maybelline foundations in general, so I was excited to try this. I bought this in Light 2 and it's a great match for me. The coverage is really decent and natural looking. There's not too much luminosity so that you're sparkly, but there's enough to keep from looking pasty. The brush that comes with it sucks, as I expected, but I love to use my TheBalm mini kabuki with it. The ingredients aren't completely natural, which is sort of fraudulent I would say, but overall I really like the foundation a lot. No breaking out yet and i'm hoping it holds out that way! would buy again.
Bought this on a whim at CVS. I actually like Maybelline, I really don't understand all the hate on this decent brand, but this product is a joke.
I tried to wear it by itself - and the results were mixed. The coverage wasn't bad but it wasn't really great either. It did minimized my pores and imparted a soft glow to me skin... but it lost its luster overtime and made me sallow.
So I tried using it as an extra-coverage finishing power over a liquid foundation. It actually did a surprisingly good job of that - helping to blur away whatever redness seeped through my foundation - and I considered keeping it as a back-up for days when my complexion needed some extra help.
Until I noticed that it caked-up around my T-zone and that I had a fresh batch of zits randomly scattered on my left cheek.
I became curious as to which ingredient was breaking me out so I checked out the package, and boy.. was I shocked.
First off, the packaging claims "%100 natural earth minerals.... No preservatives, no fragrance, no fillers..." But synthetic wax is clearly listed in the ingredients list. Are there like.. secret wax-harvesting sites in the middle of the desert that only Navajo shamans and Maybelline know of?
Also, something called PTFE is listed, and last time I checked... that stands for polytetrafluoroethylene - which is an ingredient in Teflon. Yeah... real natural Maybelline. Nice to know I'm putting frying-pan coating on my face.
Going back tomm.... took less than three days to break me out.
I was at rite aid and saw that maybelline was having a sale, buy one and get one free! I decided to give this a try and i like it. I'm kind of new at foundations though so i can't really compare it to other brands but for the price it was great. UPDATE 6/15/09: I can't believe that i went outside with stuff on my face! I looked ORANGE.
hey....this is a good product on me....i bought the color nude light 4 in the foundation powder and its pretty exact on my skin tone....i see a lot of ladies are confused on picking a color and the secret is to go a shade lighter than your usual color when picking loose powder because it has a way of usually going on darker because its a loose powder and pigments are finer in the loose powder. in this line, i would usually be a sand beige 0-2 , but since, its a loose powder...im a nude light 4 in this line....ladies take it back to the store if its not your right color!! but, overall its a nice line of products.....i use mac also and im a nc 42 in the compact powder but, in mac's loose powder im a lighter shade which is nc 40 because it goes on darker.....get it? good luck to anyone picking a color!! i like it.
I bought this on a recent trip to Walmart. I have to admit I was not expecting anything but another muddy,cakey mess as some of the other mineral foundations tend to be but I used a very small amount of powder,swirled it with my MAC 182 kabuki brush and buffed-away from the outside of my face to the center.This foundation over a primer(I used SephoraPerfection Makeup Base which I allowed to dry first)became lovely,luminous and very natural.The color is Nude level 5( in BE I use medium).I would say in comparison to BE which is ultra shiny this is much more matte. This foundation in comparison to EM is that there is more coverage-EM tends to be very light and you need to keep adding on layers to get a realistic amount of coverage. I wore it for 12 hours and it stayed looking fresh which has never happened with any of the other mineral foundations I have used before.It is purely your preference whether you want to use a mattifying powder over this one -I did but honestly it is optional.The price (under $10)makes it worth experimenting but always remember it is the application that will make or break the final appearence of any mineral foundation.The way it wears throughout the day should determine whether you like it or not.Edit-The color is nude level 4 not 5.