Review of Colorescience Pressed Mineral Pigment by doORdye
Bottome line before you read this long review: I LOVE this foundation!
I used to work in a salon where we carried this line of makeup. We had in-salon training on the products and the lady who did our training had then color matched me to California Girl. I had a feeling it was not the right color, but I think she was new to the company and that color is what "most" women supposedly are. I told her I didnt think it was quite right and she somehow convinced me that no I'm a perfect match to California Girl. So I went with it, ordered a compact, was so excited for it to come in. When our order came in I was all excited to try it out, opened the compact and went, hmm... that's an odd color. Not like any color makeup I've ever put on my face. So I tried it out and I was right, it really was the wrong color. I tried to wear it for a while but it seemed almost orange on me. Not like it oxidized orange, it just looked orange-ish from the beginning. So I stopped wearing it, gave it to a co-worker, and went on to other makeups.
I no longer work for that salon but recently decided I wanted to give Colorscience another try, but I wanted to pick the color myself. I've been wearing BE (in Fairly Light) for a while and I do love the finish of it, the coverage it gives, and the fact that I do not break out from it. But lately it's really been annoying how long my makeup application takes. So I googled Colorescience to find out where I could get a compact and ended up ordering from skinstore.com. Placed my order (in Light As a Feather), and then found out a couple days later that they were actually out of stock of my color. But it had already been charged to my account so I decided to wait the 5 days they told me that it should take for the backorder. I waited another week and still nothing. Called them up again and found out it could take another 2 to 3 weeks for some odd reason. I was like ok forget it, cancel my order! So then I placed an order from skincarerx.com. Same price and free shipping! And I got it in 3 days!
On to the actual makeup! I absolutely love it! Ok so I've only used it today so far, but I am in love. It LITERALLY took me 10 seconds to do my foundation today. Normally with my BE it takes me a good 3 to 4 minutes just to put on foundation with all the swirling, tapping, and buff, buff, buffing. I used the sponge that it comes with and while the sponge does kind of look cheap, I think it works well with this makeup. I just glided it on the makeup to pick up some of the pigment, glided it on my skin, pressed a little more to areas that need a bit more coverage (acne scars) and then I used my BE concealer brush to pick up some and apply to my under-eye and eyelids. I'm amazed how easy it was, how wonderfully this color blends with my fair skin, and how well it covers! The finish is awesome as well. It really is my skin only better! I used a little bit of my BE mineral veil on areas that tend to get a little shiny - forehead, nose, right on both sides of my nose. and I was set. Did the rest of my makeup and I was done in less than 10 minutes. As of right now this is HG status! My search for a less time consuming mineral makeup with flaweless coverage has ended!
The compact comes with 2 sponges which is really nice. I dont think they are washable though. The makeup itself does have an interesting smell. It used to bother me when I first tried this makeup, but not so much now. It's kind of just an herbal smell. Nothing horrible.
I should mention I wear Neutrogena Fresh Moisture, and BE Prime Time under my foundation, and I set it all when I'm done with MUFE Mist & Fix.
Edit: I no longer wear this. I dont know why but it stopped working well for me. It started to look cakey and that "shine" that's common with mineral makeups started looking more pronounced. Normally that wouldn't bother me, but I started trying out other liquids and powders and when I tried to go back to this, I just couldn't like it. The search for my HG continues.......