Everyday Minerals • Pressed Powder in Fairly Light Golden • Powder
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I have used other products from this company with success but I cannot recommend this one. If you have any imperfections (large pores, fine lines, a zit, dry skin....anything pretty much) this product will make it look WORSE. The issue being that it never seems to "sink in" and blend with the skin. It goes on very thick despite sparing application and just sort of sits on top like unblended liquid foundation. This makes it migrate and it pools on the skin throughout the day. I tried primer, moisture, everything and could not get it to look normal. It's a shame because the price is right and the case is really well designed.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This a review for the pressed compact in LIGHT with the new plastic compact. First off, I like the almost cream-powder texture of this makeup as well as the new white plastic compact . If you have not bought the pressed powder in the new compact, I think most will be happy with the new design. When you open the lid, there is a plastic divider on top that will hold a thin sponge and help keep the powder clean.
UPDATE I have decided to return this as I feel the foundation is now too dark for me and I have noticed EM foundation has added a new ingredient that seems to be causing problems with my skin overnight. Same with the NEWLY FORMULATED LOOSE POWDER FOUNDATION. WTEFF?? Also on moral
convictions as their cs seems to be going downhill as far as returns---I dont know if I will ever order from them again.
unless they can show they have taken this out or offer an alternative without this ingredient.
On another note: Kabuki brushes while soft are coming apart I have noticed eh.
This was once my ''go to'' mm company but maybe their are getting too big and forgetting what once made them good.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Great Product. If your wearing EDM Light Olive or Golden Medium this will match you. I wear Light Olive during winter and Golden Medium in the Summer. I wear intensive or matte formula. If your look for greater coverage than intensive this stuff is the way to go. When i wear intensive foundations my red marks from post acne are covered but on some lighting you can see them still. This stuff covers them up completely. Be very light handed because of the very heavy coverage this may leave you cakey.
What I do is after i apply this with my kabuki brush i spritz my face or the brush and blend it in. I also use this as a concealer and works great as applying it as concealer and then applying loose minerals over it.
I really love this and the coverage. The main thing is the packaging is IFFY and it needs to go. Hopefully EDM fixes this problem soon, but other than that great product!!
Also another con there seems to a smell from this im thinking its the jojoba oil. It goes away after 20mins of application for me, smells weird but in a good way.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
After reading reviews for this pressed mineral foundation, I really didn't expect much. I ordered a custom kit and added this foundation so I could give it a try. While I love mineral makeup, I hate how messy it is. I was very pleasantly suprised about this product. The coverage was perfect on my skin. A little really goes a long way, and it easily blends and covers imperfections. It also lasted all day without re-application. Not only that, but it cut my foundation application time in half. No breakouts on my sensitive acne-prone skin either! Only down-side- the cardboard packaging leaves a little to be desired. I'm going to keep an eye out for a plastic compact that I might be able to put this in. Over all- Wonderful product!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
First of all, this is the worst packaging I've ever seen. The cardboard container is flimsy and I actually popped the top out by accident. As another reviewer said, it's also hard to close.
Now on to the actual product...it covers nicely, but this is not the color for me. Maybe it will work better in the summer. It covers my acne (as well as I could expect from a powder anyway) and has a nice finish. However, it smells a little funny...kind of "dirty." Maybe it's just the one I got. Because of the coverage and convenience of pressed powder, I think I'd repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I ordered this because I hate the messiness of loose mineral foundation and because EM has worked for me in the past. However, I was VERY disappointed. The shade didn't match (which was my fault anyway), but the texture was chalky, my face looked like a mask and it broke me out on the forehead. Not the acne I'm used to anyway, but little itching red spots that stayed on for days. I used the product twice and the same thing happened both times. I felt very uncomfortable wearing it and I'd never buy it again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I like EVM's loose mineral powder better. This one is alright on my sensitive skin, but the color is not right on me, it's too light. And the packaging is sloppy. They have nice plastic containers for the loose powder, but what happened to this one!? I couldn't get the cover back on properly after the first time I opened it. I'll not repurchase the pressed powder, but I'll go for the loose powder instead.
Edit: After giving a 2nd try, the colors actually looks better after a while. It looks fair at first but after a while there's a nice natural coverage. EVM really needs to work on the packaging. Otherwise this is a really good product.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
Really good powder, although it was a bit too light for me, i'm more like buttered tan or golden medium, but i use this to conceal wide areas with my buffer brush and it works just well :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This wasn't the right shade for me. This is the 2nd EM foundation that I've tried and I've been disappointed both times. The other one was an Original Glo loose foundation. Both were too light, too shimmery, chalky (even with moisturizer) and highlighted fine lines/blemishes. The coverage on the pressed powder is good but even so, I would only recommend it to people with good skin.
I'm just so frustrated. I've been searching for an HG pressed/compact powder foundation and still haven't found one! I don't know if I should try EM a 3rd time (maybe hope to find the right shade?) or if I should just move on. SIGH...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I really like this compact. I can't use traditional foundation (breaks me out), and hate the messiness of loose mineral foundation, so my options are limited to the few brands that make mineral pressed foundation. For the last 3 years I have been using the Jane Iredale Pressed. I liked it but it was getting too expensive for me, so I decided to looking for a cheaper alternative. Everyday Minerals loose powder foundation always got good raves, but the pressed powder got very mixed reviews. Plus, the only EM powder I've tried previously, the silk finishing dust, broke me out. So I was really hesitant to try it. But as my JI was running out, I finally decided to give it a try. As a previous reviewer mentioned, the finish is a little dewy (probably due to the jojoba oil). I always tried to stay away from dewy finish foundations because I don't want to look greasy and shiny, but this one is just right and I actually prefer this over JI, which is matte and chalky. The coverage is also heavier than JI. This foundation really makes my skin flawless with a healthy glow. A male coworker even commented that I look like I just came back from vacation, and asked why I look so relax - maybe because of the glow? It covers up all my imperfections and makes my pores less noticable. No breakouts either.
My skintone is NC20/25 and I ordered two, in Fairly Light Golden and Fairly Yellow. The Fairly Light Golden is a tad dark for me, while the Fairly Yellow is slightly light. But I think I can use one for the summer and one for the winter.
The only thing that bothers my about this foundation is the packaging. It is too flimsy to carry around for touch ups during the day, and I'm not sure if it's strong enough to carry on trips. The powder is not as tightly pressed as some others and when I apply with a brush, the top layer always comes loose. But I can deal w/ all these and still think the product is 5 lippies. I don't know if it'll look good during the really hot/humid Japanes summer, but for now, it's perfect.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
EDM seems to break me out in the summer months but I think I would break out using any makeup in the summer. I used to use the powder version but I am loving this pressed powder. It seems to hold up a lot longer than the powder which melted off by the end of the day. I used the Light matte powder before which was slightly light on me but this pressed powder is a little more yellow and I find it a better match for me. The one problem I have with this is it's not very hygienic. In the beginning I dipped my brush into the powder every time I use it without even thinking that I could be contaminating the whole powder. My breakouts could have been from this, not sure. Now, I wipe the powder with a tissue after every use but that's a waste of product! Also, I used to spritz water onto my brush before dipping into the powder, this may have contributed to bacterial growth in the powder. Now I don't apply it wet anymore and plus I find that this powder works best when applied dried (held up longer and less cakey). I love this pressed powder wayyy better than the loose version but I break out easily so I am debating on whether I should repurchase. Maybe I'll try scrapping some off each time I use it but then that would make it a loose powder so there's no point there. Anyway, I'll update if that method changes the way the powder looks on me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
i decided to try the pressed version, as the loose can get too messy. i'm around NC30, GOLDEN MED/WINGED BUTTER and this color is fine. not olive enough but yellow enough.
this has FULL COVERAGE, prolly the highest coverage in any powder fndt that i've own. even masks my under eye circles well! barely needed any concealer. crazy. of course the down side to that is it can look heavy, but application makes all the difference. have not tried it wet. powder brush gives lighter app. the crappy spunge (2 of them) that were included gave me the heaviest coverage. i will continue playing around with it.
since the ingredients include jojoba, i was a bit weary. although i know jojoba oil is supposedly healthy for skin, oil is still oil. has not broken me out yet tho, so that's good. the jojoba does give this powder a different feel tho, as it is not completely dry. very interesting.
the finish is not matte, more dewy looking. i prefer matte tho. this is not drying at all. this is a better powder for normal to combo skin. my skin is too oily so the look is not the best for me.
the packaging is something i like, as it is environmentally friendly. this powder can be placed in a compact tho, so the choice is there.
overall, a good powder. healthier alternative to many others out there.
So i decided to take the powder out of the cardboard to place in an empty compact i had...it ended up cracking and crumbling...and eventually all over my WHITE bathroom floor. just how did the rest of you manage to get the pan out without breaking the powder?
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I actually like this product...the package is very cheap but I only put it in my MAC traincase so I don't have any issues with the powder breaking or getting loose inside my purse. I wear MAC studio fix C35 (when I'm less tan) or NC35 (a bit more tan lol) and this color was a shade too light..other than that it was a good product. I will try to use it again during the winder time when I'm a bit more pale..other than that I will not repurchase since it wasn't my color.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this product. I was just about ready to give up on EM all together after failing to find a color match in their loose minerals, however, after reading all the reviews on the pressed, I figured it was worth one last try...I am so glad I did! I'm on my second compact because I use this everyday with the flat-top kabuki. Initially, I used it dry and buffed it in over my MAC Prep+Prime with very nice results but recently, I have been using it wet(dip the brush in the powder, then spray the bristles with Fix+)and it looks like skin! It still provides great coverage and in the areas where I have old acne scars, I stipple the wet product and buff till smooth...this technique also makes the foundation long-wear and sweat-resistant which is why it makes the perfect foundation for the summer! Love, love, love this product...for reference I wear C3 in Studio fix powder and it's a perfect match. Must have!!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
(reposted from the EM forum) I've used this PP for a few days now, and so far I'm loving it. It took me a few attempts to get the coverage and finish the way I wanted.
DRY SPONGE: The included sponge gives very full coverage, which is pretty heavy for daytime. My first mistake was swiping the sponge across the powder and then applying it. It left an opaque streak on my face that wouldn't blend out. So I learned to DAB lightly and then apply. It's much easier to blend that way, and build coverage where I needed it. Otherwise it's cakey.
WET SPONGE: I also used the sponge wet, which gives an even fuller coverage. But for some reason, the wet application was easier to blend; I just had to really had to swipe downward several times to blend. But once I did, it left great coverage and was not cakey. So far, this is my favorite way to apply.
KABUKI: I also tried a kabuki brush, which probably gives a medium coverage and is easier to buff. Again, I just dipped the tips of the brush onto the powder, and it picked up a lot.
FINISH: The finish and coverage is similar to Intensive, but it felt creamier going on, not as dry as Intensive. Other than the undereye area, I didn't have to use any concealer, especially for the few zits I had. (edited to add) The coverage is as full as some full-coverage cream or liquid foundations. I love the finish on me. It's not matte but not as shiny as semi-matte. On my oily skin, the slight luminosity is just perfect for a healthy glow. However, it doesn't control oil, so I still used finishing powder.
SHADE/COLOR: I normally use Olive - Golden Medium as my summer shade, and this shade worked really well for me. It actually applies just a tad light, but within a few minutes it darkens to my color. So I guess that is a negative in that it darkens, but it works in my favor. Throughout the day it doesn't continue to darken, which is good. FYI, I can wear Buttered Tan in the summer as well, so BT people may want to try this shade.
OVERALL: Love the fact that it is pressed and therefore cleaner. The included sponge is definitely flimsy, and I don't like to keep the sponge inside the box. I prefer to use the flocked sponges that are thicker. Overall, this is a definite buy.
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
i am an nc 30-35. i can wear buttered tan and natural medium beige. i am so disappointed that this is the darkest shade in pressed powder they have. i bought two of these and i can not wear it. it's too light. i applied it w/ a sponge and brush and it looks thick defines lines and bumps on my face. the packaging sucks... the powder can break easily. will not buy again.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Love this! Took a chance on it since the loose EM foundations seem to break me out but it's working great.
Color is a great match for me - I'm an NC25 and this is not too light (like the fair/light loose) not too dark (like the medium loose). Color compared to other foundations I use: it's between BB Sand and Beige (exactly what I needed). Great texture. Looks smooth and not dry. Seems to meld with my skin. Wears well through the day. Easy as heck to apply - use a big powder brush (MAC 136 I think) and gently buff. The only reason this powder doesn't get a 5 rating is that it doesn't do much to conceal my pores, at least as well as other foundations do - but some EM finishing powder applied on top takes care of that so it's forgivable, just not the ultimate perfection in a foundation. I'm fan of the cardboard packaging. Seems less wasteful. Overall this is a winner!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I actually really really like this product. More so than the loose powders - it's less messy and much quicker to apply! The coverage can be sheer to full. I prefer full coverage and it looks awesome. I don't need much to get the full coverage I want. My skin is very forgiving as far as EM's loose foundation colors go. I can wear Medium Beige Warm in the summer with a little bronzer, and I can wear Medium Beige Neutral in the winter, mixed with a little fairly light neutral or sunkissed fair to lighten it up. I can even wear golden medium, olive light or light neutral, it just depends on the day. This color looks great on me! I know a lot of people have complained about the packaging - honestly I don't know what the problem is with it. It isn't as sturdy as some compacts, but I haven't any problem with it so far - I leave the sponge in it, it closes just fine (doesn't come off) and I put it in a little makeup bag to go in my purse. That way in case it ever did crumble, it'd crumble in my makeup bag, not my purse. I would definitely repurchase again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Buy again: yes
I tried EM loose powder foundations 2 years ago, and while I loved it at first, eventually I began to hate it because it was cakey and didn't seem to sit right on my skin. When EM released the pressed foundations, I figured at worse, I could use it as a touch up powder to just blot shine.
I must admit, I am thoroughly impressed with this product! First, this colour is actually a perfect match for my light/medium, asian skintone that seems to be peachy with light yellow undertones. I could never find the right colour with the loose foundations (the closest was Light Warm), so that fact that this matches is great! (I'm not a fan of mixing foundations either). And, this doesn't seem to leave the dull, chalky appearance that the loose powder did on my skin. It looks much more natural and doesn't scream "POWDER!".
As others have mentioned, the coverage can be anywhere from sheer to full, depending on how you apply it. I prefer to use the sponge included with this powder, and if I want a lighter coverage, I just take care to swipe less of the product on the sponge, and "dab" it on the skin before blending it out. I find this product is much less messy compared to the loose powder counterparts, so that's another added bonus.
I am not bothered by the packaging, but I don't like that the puff sits directly on top of the powder. I kept the plastic circle that it was originally shipped with, and added a tape tab to it, so I could easily lift it out. I place the puff on top of the plastic insert. I'm considering putting it inside an old plastic compact, or modifying the empty loose powder jar, so that the sifter insert can also be used to hold the puff! I haven't done it yet, but when I do, I will update.
Overall, I am very satisfied with this product from EM, and I would repurchase! ($12 USD for 8g pressed foundation powder)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
EDM is the first MMU I've tried after the horrendous BE. For color reference, I've been using the matte foundation in medium beige neutral and buttered tan so I thought fairly light golden would be my best bet. The color match isn't that bad but the formula is a bit too thick for my taste. It seems to settle into my pores and fine lines and it goes on somewhat cakey. I tried applying it with the flocked sponge the powder came with, but that was a big mistake. There was a huge differentiation between my skin with my normal loose MMU and my skin with the pressed powder on. For comparison's sake I purchased a travel powder brush, dotted the brush in the powder and applied. Still too thick. The price isn't that bad but you get what you pay for in terms of packaging. It's frustrating to have to carry around a separate travel mirror and brush just to apply thing powder. I purchased the pressed powder with hopes of using it just for touch ups but I may just end up crumbling it into an empty container and using it as a loose powder.
ETA: Ick. Settled on my skin like the Intensive formula (i.e., clumpy and uneven looking). Definitely will not repurchase