I like this because it makes my face look very soft and matte. But, I have to moisturize before using it otherwise it emphasizes any dryness on the face. It also smells really bad, like burning hair and it is messy. It should definitely be way cheaper, I will only buy this when I have at least a $2 off coupon, I would never pay full price for it.
I use Bare Minerals and was in a jam with no Sephora near me so I went to Target and picked this up. Looks great in the bottle, but it STINKS! Minerial makeup is supposed to be natural, this was all blotched on my skin and even my husband asked what was all over me. Wonder if Target will let me return? Don't waste your $10
This "mineral" makeup is terrible. I do notice now that the first ingredient listed is talc (isn't that bad for skin) It also may contain Bismuth Oxychloride which can cause irritation to some. It made my skin breakout horribly so I wouldn't recommend it if you are acne-prone. Although I found the coverage with it very good it's not worth the breaking out. Never using this again!
This is the best MM I have tried yet. Long time BE user. I've also tried Sheer Cover, Bella Rose ,Tru Blend & Neutrogena. I am a brunette with fair/medium skin /dark blue eyes. I have been using BE for years and this certainly beats it hands down. First of all you have to dump the brush. My BE brush works great with this .The packaging is a little bulky because of the brush but it is better in a sense that you can carry it around W/O it going all over. I am a BE medium beige and with Bare Natural find the Buff Beige looks great and gives just a little more color to my fair/medium skin. I did start off with the Creamy Natural & was adding a bit of Nude Beige to it to lighten it up a bit ,but then moved to the Buff Beige, it has a slightly warmer color in it that looks perfect on me. This goes on Matte when you put it on but becomes dewier during the day. There is no sparkle in it like BE .I have now forgotten about my stashes of BE, this is now my new MM !!! . continued >>
I really hated this makeup!! It was hard to get coverage that I wanted - and they said a little goes a long way, but I always ended up making my face a powdery mess. It wore off in a few hours, leaving orangey blotches on my face and it looked awful. It was difficult to match my shade just right - too light or too dark. The price is high at around $15 ~ certainly not worth it. Won't buy again. I am still on the search for a perfect mineral makeup...
Yuck... I like mineral makeup usually but the Neutrogena one which everyone has complaints about still beats this one. I have dry/combo skin and this powder actually makes my skin appear oily, in about 2 hours. It also has a silvery cast, kind of like BE which I don't care for. Does nothing for the texture/finish of my skin. And the packaging is beyond poor. Scratchy brush and you can't apply this with its brush without covering your hand in powder. The small good - nice coverage. If you like a very glowy look, have drier skin and dump it into another container and throw the brush out it might not be a total loss. But I'm never going to work that hard to like a beauty product.
just picked this up from walgreens along with the concealer. it seems the more DS brands put out mineral makeup, the better quality it gets. I find that this mineral is similar to Laura Mercier's. Doesn't really give you the soft glow that hers does, but the coverage is similar. I haven't had any problems with caking. And at first, the coverage is very matte, but it seems as the day progresses and my skin pumps out oil that it becomes a nice satin finish. I didn't have problems with the brush at all, but it's be nice if there was some smaller packaging that was mu bag friendly.
Edit: still a decent d/s mineral, but I've fallen in love with BE. It has much better coverage than this stuff.
I've tried BE, Almay Pure Blends, and this mineral makeup. I have to say that this is the worst mineral makeup Iof the 3. It cakes on the oily areas of the face within an hour, and looks chalky even though I was careful to hold the store's clear color card to my face to match my skin tone.
Worked well... Covered all the spots I wanted it to! Got this on BOGO at Rite Aid - which ironically is where i never purchase makeup. Purchased Nude and natural Beige - The nude shade matches my skin tone now - and hopefully once tanned the natural shade will match my newly tanned skin. Goes on nice - but not with the brush provided... I use a powder brush by Mary Kay. I start applying this by rotating in small circles on my face until i get my desired look. First time I applied it I was slightly itchy... i def think i applied way too MUCH. 2nd application - I applied less and felt great! A little does go a long way. If i have a spot to cover - i use a small concealer brush. Well most likely buy again!
WOO HOO! Finally I have found the elusive "perfect" foundation. I had heard mixed reviews about this foundation, so I decided to try it myself.
Price: I paid about $12.50 at Wal-Mart. Pretty expensive for drugstore-type foundations, but trust me, it's worth every penny.
Texture: It is, of course, a loose-powder mineral foundation. It feels quite light on my skin, and I found that because it's a loose powder, it's much harder to get a chin line than with liquid foundations!
Coverage: Yippee! I have oily skin with some acne and slight redness, and this covers everything. It's super-easy to buff on more to increase the coverage, or to put it on lightly to have a more sheer foundation.
Color: PERFECT. This is the only drugstore foundation that I've tried (and i've tried over 20, I counted) that actually doesn't look like makeup. I guess it has my natural undertones or something, because no matter how much I put on, it looks like skin and not pink or orange makeup.
Packaging: Some people are complaining about the bulky or inconvenient packaging, but I think that it's fantastic. Having the brush in the cover saves me from searching for one, plus the cover keeps it clean. Personally, I don't think that having to hold the lid to apply it is awkward.The lid stays on when being tossed around in a makeup bag, but it isn't difficult to remove. The plastic seems to be of good quality.
Extra bonus: spf 19, so sunscreen is one less thing that I have to remember in the morning! plus, most sunscreens make my face look oilier than it actually is, so sunscreen in a powder is a godsend!
Overall, this is a MUST TRY! I will never wear anything else again.