I prefer a natural look and I despise heavy make up. This product is light and it looks natural. I found that it is very sheer. On days when I need more coverage, I just use a spray bottle and squirt my brush a couple times, then apply the powder, for more coverage. You do need to find a Mary Kay consultant--this can be a pro or con. The price is more than drug store brands, but it is less than the other mineral brands. I switched from CG mineral powder to Mary Kay because I didn't like how CG powder made my skin sparkle.
Moderate coverage at best and by best I mean 3 applications.
I chose to try this foundation as it is one of the very few mineral foundations that does not contain BISMUTH, which can give an allergic reaction to those with Rosacea or sensitive skins. After one hour my cheeks were flaming red and swollen. So there is another ingredient other than Bismuth that is affecting my skin in mineral products. This also created acne all along underneath my jawline.
I am very satisfied with this product. I had been using Prescriptives liquid foundation, in Fresh Ginger. It has now been discontinued. My niece is a Mary Kay rep and suggested I try the Mineral Powder Foundation is #2. I must admit, it is light and gives very good coverage. I would definitely purchase this one again. Try it!
I'm so in love with this foundation! I got it in Ivory 2 (for reference, I'm a NW 20/25), and ever though I had no references and no samples to color match, I was surprised when it arrived and it was a PERFECT match to my skin tone... how many times does that happen in a lifetime? Anyway, the foundation is smooth, makes my face look flawless and covers way more than I thought it would... I had never wore mineral foundation before, and I always thought it wouldnt cover anything... well I was wearing Revlon Colorstay before, and this one covers a little less than colorstay, but it does an amazing job, and the best thing, it looks so natural, like youre wearing nothing, while Colorstay was making my face look rather cakey and fake. I definately recommend it for a natural medium coverage!
I bought this product in Ivory 1. I found this shade to be a perfect match, but there is a shade lighter if you need one lighter. I found this product to be a very nice, silky, fresh powder. People say a little goes a long way, but i found that that's not true. It feels like you have to use tons of this product to get a nice feel and look. It feels light on your skin and the finish is not matte or dewy. It's perfect and natural. This product is around $18.00 US. You can buy from a consultant @ www.marykay.com. If you buy this product it might be a good idea to purchase the mineral foundation brush that Mary Kay recommends you to use because it is a soft, small, easy apply brush for any size face. I was disappointed when i did see the size of the brush, but just wait until you use it. It's worth it. And also i think the brush is around $10.00 US.
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I love this foundation! I have oily skin and it really takes care of the shine I get throughout the day. The coverage is alright, not great, but good enough for me as I use a liquid foundation before this anyways. It's a brilliant setting powder. My only problem is that if you put too much on, you get this sort of orange tinge and that's kind of gross.
Overall I do like this quite a bit so I'll finish what I have left and maybe repurchase, or look for something else. Not bad for what they charge though!
This is an excellent foundation! I like it better on top of a liquid foundation than alone. I took one lippy off because I have very dry skin and sometimes this product can really accentuate flaky skin on my face. You also have to be careful not to apply too much or it looks cakey, but all in all I like this product and I would buy again.
I fisrt did not like the feel of this foundation. Felt very drying and chalky. The coverage was ok, had to use alot of get good coverage. The minerals are not fine and therefore feel rough on the skin. I was not happy with this product at all.
I am always looking for a great mineral foundation. and this isn't it! I really don't like the ingredients in this mineral foundation. There is a definite consistency problem with color. The pigment is very uneven when you swirl, tap, and buff this on. I find that once you get it on the brush, tap it, and put it on your skin, there is NOTHING to buff. Let me explain, if I were wanting a foundation with a mineral buffing quality, this is one I wouldn't even bother going through someone else to buy. The foundation stays in the position where you place it on your face. It sticks there, you can't build with it, if I wanted to attempt at building this product for example, on my cheeks,I would look like a 1950's cupie doll with the red rouge cheek dots, but my dots would be skin toned. I love the old Timewise powder foundation, but NOT this!
If you have skin..which is everyone I would announce "There is no more foundation left in the world!" if this mineral foundation were the only one available.
I have used this since October. I bought 2 of them (18 dollars each) I liked it at first but I am growing to hate it =(. First, you have to have a good skin care routine for it to give you the glow that I love about it. But, you must make sure that your moisturizer drys completely or it will clump up =( it is a very sheer coverage it is not enough for me and I am 18 without acne or break outs I have dry skin. It is messy and you cant travel with it bc it will shake out of the sifter and make a huge mess. Also, it goes on the best with the brush that you can buy to go along with it for 10 dollars extra =( you can use a normal powder brush but it does not go on as smooth.