This is a pretty good powder. It gives a medium to full coverage. The color (the lightest) matches well with my skin tone. It is a heavy duty powder yet it doesn't dry out the skin. I love to apply this over foundation. I do apply it alone in the summer, as my skin is not dry like it is in the winter, and it gives a nice, even coverage. Perfect for going to the beach. I do not like the applicator it comes with. I find that the brush bristles are way too course and if you use it you will not get an even coverage. I would recommended a large kabuki for application :) This is one of the powders that I always come back to.
this looks great when first application, then it fades way too fast and leaves your skin looking oily sheeny. not good and now why you put powder on! it's not long-lasting at all, and it produces more oil and makes your pores look pronounced. even with a foundation under this, still by 2 hrs, oily sheen. yuck. waste of money. unless you like reapplying every 1 hr or 2 hr. who has the time or effort for that? ugh
I bought this when it first came out a few years ago, I also tried the PF loose mineral powder, which I didn't like nearly as much. I remember liking the pressed powder but of course I bounced around. I've recently returned to it and I can't figure out why I didn't stick with it. Definitely the best drugstore pressed powder. I've used quite a few too, Maybelline Dream Matte, Revlon Colorstay, NYC, etc... but this one trumps them all. I also like it more than MAC Blot, which was a previous fave). I have this in translucent light and it matches my NC20-ish skin (asian, very light with neutral undertones that lean cool) perfectly. I would say it runs a tad dark, I remember getting Translucent before and it was too dark (I got Beige the first time, that was certainly a mistake!). It's sheer but definitely provides some nice coverage and is easily buildable. It even my skintone and neutralizes redness (I have a lot around my nose). It wear it over some spot coverage of CG Aquasmooth in Creamy Natural (a HG for me). I have shamefully large pores and these covers them nicely and doesn't clog them. It feels comfortable and controls oil all day, although I do dust a bit of NYC loose powder over my t-zone sometimes since that region is my oiliest. I usually just do this if I know it will be a long day because I don't often bring anything to touch up with.
It is kind of pricy for a drugstore item, but put into perspective it is also one of very few quality mineral drugstore items and I would argue drugstore items in general. I like that's it's pressed and I love that there are only 12 ingredients. I don't know if it makes a difference at all but I do like the marbled pattern of the powder.
However, it is so finely milled that it creates excess powder at the slightest touch. Just one swipe of my brush and it becomes a loose powder. It can get quite messy. I also think the packaging is ugly and bulky. These two gripes definitely do not outweigh the pros though. I don't mind taking a bit of extra time to press the loose powder onto my brush and packaging has never been that great of a concern to me (plus, I will forgive PF because they do know how to design a cute product, hello Happy Boosters!).
Let me start off by saying that I love this product. It is a bit expensive, but I believe it is well worth it. I have a lot of redness in my skin, and it relieves a lot of that irritation. It leaves me skin very soft, and smooth. I usually buy the loose powder from the same brand, but I hated how messy it was. I usually ended up with more powder on my shirt than on my face. The brush it utterly useless, so I bought a foundation brush. It looks quite natural compared to other products I've used. I love that it also doesn't have a smell as face powders do. I do not have to keep applying it either. I also have combination skin, and this product keeps my oily parts from looking shiny and greasy, while helping my dry parts (especially around my temples) from becoming flaky.
Love love love! It's definitely worth waiting for this to go on sale at CVS, because I got $7 extra care bucks when I bought it. As others have stated, the packaging is quite bulky. Makes my face look flawless though!
This mineral wear (along with the finishing powder that goes over it) looks very nice, natural and light. If you have blemishes make sure you cover them up with concealer first because the make up doesn't cover them up really well. It does really help with uneven skin tones. It is also really quick to put on. I like the natural looking makeup and this is one of the ones that I wear the most.
I've been using this powder on and off for years. Every once in a while, I get bitten by the curiosity bug, and feel like there is something else better out there for me...but I always seem to come back to this powder. I used to use it alone, just over some moisturizer, but found that the coverage just wasn't what I was looking for. Now, I use this in "Translucent Light" as a setting powder for my Revlon Colorstay (Ivory Combo/Oily Skin). The combination of the two makes my skin look flawless. I have never received as many compliments as I have when wearing this powder. It is a little on the pricey side for a D/S brand... but when you have fair, sensitive skin like mine, you stick with what works. I have never experienced any type of breakout with this powder, and have grown to love it so much, I actually get sad when I start to hit the pan, and find myself going from store to store to find this. I would definitely recommend this, if you haven't used it before.
I have used this powder for 3 years and i love love love it! It does annoy me how the mirror is on the bottom of the powder and not on the top of the lid, but it's something that's easy to get over. the quality of the brush it comes with is rubbish, but other brushes work AMAZING. This powder is fantastic with or without concealer or liquid foundation underneath, depending on the coverage you want. At $20 CAD it's a liiiiitle bit pricey, but it lasts so ridiculously long it's easy to bite the bullet.
I bought a starter kit for about $15.00 at Walmart for medium skin because I wanted something easy to use during the weekend or on more casual days. I have ended up using it everyday--I love the coverage and the feel. I have used Bare Minerals before but I found that it tended to slide off my face and it made me incredibly "glowy."
I did buy a new Kabuki brush because the brush included with the product is pretty useless. I don't carry it around with me so I am not sure how the packaging would hold up if I were to do so.
I use the Hard Candy primer underneath (another fantastic product for a great price) and the blush that came with it. The kit also included the finishing powder. I hate the packaging of that product, but find that the product itself works incredibly well.
I love this!!!
I bought the "light" from the flawless complexion value kit that target sells. I can't believe I am just now trying this!
After I put on my garnier gel-cream I put this on.
I wear make up everyday soo I hope this little thing lasts for at least a few months!