I've been using liquid foundation for years, but I've gotten tired of having to blend the liquid and use powder to set. I love this foundation! I use Too Faced's Retractable Kabuki brush and buff. I'm set in a minute. I'm NC 40/ Armani LSF in 4.5, and UD's Vision is a perfect match for me. Hasn't caused any breakouts and gives great coverage that still looks natural. I haven't noticed any shimmery finish either.
When I first tried UD's Surreal Skin Mineral Makeup in Nirvana, I was totally in love with it. It had great coverage without feeling or looking too cakey, and had a nice, natural looking matte finish. It's a few more bucks than BE, but I thought it was worth it since I felt like the quality was so much better. All was good until I found out that it contains parabens! Oh heck no techno. Love the product itself, but my skin's already bad enough as it is. It's going to be hard to resist, but I will not be repurchasing =[
I like mineral foundation but ugh I don't use it because of the mess. So this was perfect! I don't know why people are complaining about the puff. If you're worried about it being dirty then you should wash your face before putting on make up like a normal person.
This stuff has great coverage and is easy to put on and carry around for touch ups.
I generally pass up on anything UD because it just seems targeted to the young--lots of glitter and lots of HYPE. But this powder is so underrated! It would have slipped me by had an SA not stopped me and suggest I give it a try. I was in the store to purchase a powder to set my foundation and originally had decided (against the popular opinion here on MUA)on the Smashbox Halo perfecting powder @ $ 59 USD-which is a extremely huge investment, and because of this I just couldn't commit. So I therefore, I still had an open mind --but I digress. The SA pulled me over and applied this in Trance and Voila, perfection. My skin looked amazingly polished and perfect!! I imagine wearing this alone on those "just running errands and picking up the kids" day would be enough coverage to look good but not over done. I've had it on today for about 12 hours and MU is still in place, looks flawless, and has not irritated my skin nor changed color. SOOOO happy with this purchase. Since it was half the price of the Smashbox Halo, I was able to buy a nice little brush to apply it with --since I hate that mushroom puff top--UGH!! The only CON that I did find was that it did have parabens in it, but hey I've used much worse on my skin! Until I find something better, I will buy this over and over!!
I really, really love this foundation. I have it in Hallucination, and it's my perfect shade. It works perfectly to give me coverage.
I also have an EDM mineral foundation that I love, but when I thought about it, I really couldn't do without my UD MM. It really does go on more matte than the other one, and depending on what I feel like, sometimes that's what I want more.
I do agree about the ripping off the powder puff part and just tapping it into the lid or something slightly bigger for application with a brush. I think I might actually just buy a sifting jar to use it with.
Being an nc20 i purchased this in nirvana as the SA suggested. It's beautiful! only drawback is that it oxidized into an orangey color on my skin
I use this as a light setting powder for my liquid foundation and it's amazing! it helps keep my skin non-oily, and it lasts forever! the cons tho are the brush thing it comes with is terrible, and the packaging could be a bit better, because i've made some messes with the screw top. whats up with UD's sucky packaging on good products? oh well, it's amazing quality so i will suck it up!
I used BE mineral makeup for years, before I decided I should try this. I love it. And it's so much easier than the two step process of BE. I just shake it up and buff it on, and I'm flawless in under a minute! I only wish it came in a slightly lighter shade..I'm very pale and have to blend really well along the neck and jaw line to not get that weird "my neck is a different color' look.
The price is great for the amount, and when the puff falls apart(which it will) it's very easy to rip off and then I just use it with a kabuki brush.
I <3 it's the best.
No breaks outs..even when I fall asleep with it on!
This is one of the best foundations Ive used. Highly recommended!!! Its not messy and the coverage is so great. It looks so good on. The only drawback I can think of is the price but Ive paid more for worse foundations.
Well for now, lets give the lowdown. I've been hiding out at home just using my regular everyday minerals and i haven't tried any products that have wowed me yet. I quit using liquid makeup and I noticed everyday minerals doesn't do the job anymore. It lacks smoothness, and pores no more! Here comes this review. Everytime I'm at Sephora I always use two products, Urban Decay Surreal Skin in Illusion and NARS Powder Blush in Desire. These products never let me down. Urban Decay gives flawless coverage and lots of it too! it keep me poreless for hours and i LOVE IT. I'm yet to use it alone, i usually just top it over my mineral makeup for a more pulled together look. I don't like that its so ridiculously expensive, so for now I'm just going to put it on top of my everyday minerals (which is UBER cheap btw) and get that flawless look. No breakouts so far and I have SUPERSUPER sensetive skin. It hates everything except what i use now and this stuff, so pray it works! i would advise this, seriously. it doesn't seem to accentuate my dryness, keeps me shine free, and covers beautifully.