Neutrogena • Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation SPF 20 in Classic Ivory • Powder
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
This is my first attempt with mineral foundation, I typically use Revlon Color stay, but I may have found a new favorite after using Revlon for years. I wanted something that was quicker to apply, but that still gave my face a "finished" look. This goes on well, I use a kabuki and the more layers you put on the more coverage. However, my skin still looks natural. I had to buy a lighter shade in this than I normally do. The one problem I have is with the mess--powder all over the bathroom and I am not sure if I am just not using the container/lid correctly? Is there some trick to using this and putting the lid back on without powder getting everywhere? Overall, I do like this product.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Green
I thought this was a pretty good foundation. It does make the skin look fantastic and fresh. I prefer Maybelline over this one but this is still a fantastic mineral foundation. To those who need a mineral foundation, I recommend this to just about every skin type. I wouldn't recommend it to those who are acne-prone and have more because this won't really help. I really do enjoy this and I'll probably buy it again some time in the future but I bounce around looking for foundation so we'll see!
(also, the brush that it comes with is way too tiny so I threw it away. do NOT use that brush. It honestly doesn't blend out well and is really annoying to hold.)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I got this product awhile ago and I love it! I never have to use liquid with it and it always gives me the perfect amount of coverage. And I like that it stays well even when I'm constantly going back and forth from dressing rooms to a stage as I dance almost everyday for quite awhile. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who has sensitive skin and everyone in general!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I purchased this a long time ago and just threw it in the cabinet with my stash I put on when I go out. Lol! Over the weekend I discovered this and decided to try it today at work. Everytime I looked in the mirror, I realized that my face just looked polished. It evened out my skin tone and when I arrived home from work I noticed that this has not worn off and I still look the same as when I applied it. I bought mine in Natural Beige 60. This is perfect for my skin tone. I also realized that it didn't make my face itchy (which most powder foundations do). I applied this with a Kabuki and it makes for a flawless finish. I also have flaky areas due to Retin-A use and this did not enhance any of those areas for me. I can't quite figure out why I didn't use this when I purchased this, but I am sure glad I found this little gem. Definately a keeper!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This foundation matched my skin perfectly! In addition to that it feels very lightweight which I love, my face does not feel covered and smothered. I feel very clean and fresh wearing it.
It lasts pretty long, a whole school day and more for me. It also looks very natural and does not make my skin feel oily or very dry, as long as I have moisturizer underneath.
This foundation is also very buildable, you can put very little for a light coverage or put a bit more for a fuller coverage.
Only sideback for me would be the price, another bonus would be SPF though!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I actually was led to this product when I read an email I got advertising Coastal Scents' new powder foundation. Since I dislike the liquid foundation I'm using now, I thought it would be a great thing to have! I decided, though, since Coastal Scents tends to be expensive (+ you have to pay for shipping!!) that I would look at my local Target for something that would be a similar product for cheaper.
So, I ended up with the Neutrogena Sheers in Classic Ivory. (The other ivory on sale seemed a little too.. beige for my skin tone, this one having a pinker tint which my skin tone features.) It was sort of expensive, however... $11.49, I think? For the price (which I realize, it's drugstore, but still-) I was expecting pretty good quality.
When I tried it on, I was happy to see it matches my skin tone very well. However, although it gives a nice airbrushed coverage, it doesn't seem to cover the redness that I tend to have along the apples of my cheeks and on my nose. Therefore, I feel like I would need to wear the liquid in those areas and coat my face with this foundation after. (I didn't use the little sponge, btw, I used a face brush.)
I may have misunderstood the purpose of this product, but I feel sort of dumb for buying it when I already have loose powder. Is it basically the same thing? Honestly, I feel like it was an unnecessary buy for me (which stinks because that's $12 out the door.) If you have other thoughts on this please send me a message!
Anyways, in conclusion (sorry this was so long,) I'm not likely to buy this again because of the price and since I already have loose powder I could use instead.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I do like this product a lot and I've read others not liking the pad it comes with, but I love it. I think it covers well, but it does make me break out sometimes as well. It's either that or use another powder that I'm allergic to so I'll have to deal with breakouts.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
Really wanted to like this, but it made me break out a bit on a really humid day. Guess this doesnt work well for my ridiculously sensitive skin. Plus, I'd rather not have a powder w/SPF in it. Back to the store this goes.
Ended up going back to this for another try only to figure out soon enough that it contains MICA as one of its top ingredients, and this in turn is what my skin was sensitive, breaking out, and itching from...Planning on trying the mica-free healthyskin powder instead because the remnants of this went into the trash...Lowered to a 1 now (from a 2 rating)..
Tried the healthyskin powder, and DEAR GOD did my skin ERUPT!!! turns out im allergic to that other powder in a different way (b/c of the extracts), so I completely am backing away from mineral makeup in general. Neutrogena, you have disappointed me with all your products
Went back to this product a few times recently after trying some other powders, and I think this really is the only mineral powder I can use. I seem to be allergic and reactive to all the other ones, and I'm trying to find a talc-based powder that is mica-free and has minimal silicones but that seems to be hard in itself, so until I am able to find one, I keep going back to this powder because it is not as irritating as all the other makeup I've tried. It does itch a tad every now and then throughout the day (b/c of the mica I think), but I'll just have to make it work until I finally can find something that works! Considering switching back to liquids, and I find that this goes well over liquids to give a flawless finish as well...
UPDATE FOR THE LAST TIME:
Ugh wish I never went back to this again even tho my skin cleared up once before using it for some reason....I think I developed an allergy to something in this now! Which is so odd but im thinking it may be the Nylon 12? it is found in both powders, except that I think the healthy skin contains more of it compared to this powder, and thats why i reacted quicker to the healthyskin. idk exactly though, but that's all i can think of really...staying away from this forever from now on.
UPDATE AND BREAKING INFO:
I figured out that the reason I couldn't use this anymore after at worked just fine and cleared my skin up for a few months was b/c Neutrogena REFORMULATED this product and now it contains more irritating ingredients! Now it has in the actual ingredient list Nylon-12, Carmine, and an extract--all three of which are super irritating!! The Nylon-12 and Carmine used to just be in the "may contain" section of the poweder list, but now they are actual ingredients!! Why would you do this NEUTROGENA?!?! Bring back the old formula! I also see that the review rating for this product has gone down from 4 point something to 3.7, and I'm really sure people are reacting to this new formula. =( ..For months I have been on a hunt for makeup I actually CAN wear since this is no longer useable, and now I know why I can't use it. Too bad I can't seem to find anything near as good as this once was....
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I decided to try out this foundation awhile ago, and I really do like it. It makes your skin matte without looking unnatural and the coverage is sheer to medium! I also like that it doesn't make me breakout at all! Only complaint is, despite the fact that I'm using the lightest shade...it's still kinda dark for me. >.< Oh well, it's still a great product and I would reccomend it to anyone.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This product did not make my sensitive skin break out (I love Neutrogena for this), but the color selection isn't great: it's all pretty orange and I'm more of a fair neutral/yellow. My main complaint about this product was that it did not stay put. The wind blew it off my face the second I stepped outside, and the little bit of product that remained on my face collected in the crease of my nose and chin. Overall, it looked nice but only lasted for about an hour. I don't think it really provides enough coverage or longevity to be used as a foundation. It would probably be better as just a light powder.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I got this about almost a year ago and used it religiously up until a few months ago. The coverage is light to medium depending on how much you use this cover was a good match for my skin tone and it did even out my face a bit, however during the spring and summer my skin tends to be more on the combination side and this does not absorb oil that well. During the school day I would have to do touch ups so my face wouldnt look like an oil slick.The sponge that comes with this is horrible I just use a kabuki brush and that seems to make it look even better. The only problem is that it seems to make dry spots more obvious and after a while made my skin itchy and later break out. Overall pricer than other DS powder foundations and even though it claims to be gentle with minerals it just didnt work out for my sensitive skin.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've used this since it first hit the market. I use it alone once in a while but I usually use it over Clinique's City Block to set it on days when I can't be bothered to use my Shishedo water proof sun lotion. It doesn't break me out, the color stays true, and it's got a high SPF, which is hard to find in a face powder. I haven't found anything else in this price range that works as well. However, it isn't perfect. The mirror is clumsy to use because it's underneath the pan and you have to flip back and forth (I just ignore the mirror, but it's such a waste of packaging....) This is a little heavier and cakey than a plain pressed powder and I notice more shine. Still, it's a great product because it doesn't make my sensitive skin break out. I live in a very hot and sunny area, so I like whatever additional protection this product may provide.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I tried this because I prefer powder foundation and I wanted something a little less expensive that I didn't have to go to a specialty store for (got it at Target for $11.99).
I've been using it for about two weeks and it is pretty good. I have normal to dry skin, but break out on my chin. It hasn't dried my skin or made me break out at all. The coverage is medium and on my skin it doesn't look chalky. It doesn't match perfectly, but it's close enough. The coverage lasts the whole work day, although I usually need to touch up just a little before going out. It doesn't get cakey as the day wears on, though it does turn a bit more orange (although that could be the bronzer I'm wearing reacting with it).
The packaging is a little annoying, but so many compacts are packaged this way now - where it looks like you get a huge pan of the powder but really there's all kinds of plastic and sponges shoved in there, too. So far it is lasting fine (can't see the bottom in any spots yet).
I would recommend it overall but I also think there are better powder foundations out there.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I was in Walgreens and noticed they had the neutrogena products bogo 50% off, and this is when I noticed the Mineral sheers pressed mineral foundation. I have been a bare minerals users for about 3 years and I just recently got hooked on Pur minerals. This foundation looked a lot like my Pur Minerals so I decided to buy and give the cheaper drug store brand a try. Im glad I did! It has the type of coverage I'm looking for (I don't have too much to cover besides the occassional blemish and a little darkness under eyes since I'm so fair) It is matte and does not make my normal skin look greasy. Also any women out there allergic to bismuth will be glad to here that is not on the ingredient list! So all in all I would def recommend this product to family and friends however I dont know how this would work on someone with dry skin? One would need to mosturize well before application.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Good product for those of us who need light coverage just to even and brighten the skin tone. Very natural color, and it doesn't break out my acne-prone skin. Great for everyday use. Best if applied with a sponge. It IS a bit more expensive than I'd like though, at least for a drugstore product. And why they decided to put the mirror under the pan of foundation is a bit beyond me, but it doesn't hinder me. Definitely my foundation of choice since I'm young want something simple and light.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I had this product a year ago, used it all up and bought again! Amazing stuff. Use it every day. Very transulent so it works in summer and winter. Love it as a setting powder or foundation.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
My favorite mineral powder foundation! Lots of color choices, good coverage, SPF 20, and widely available. It's a little on the expensive side for drugstore makeup, but I often see specials on Neutrogena products. The compact is sturdy and the mirror and sponge are both great. The only drawback to the package is that it's fairly large for the amount of product it contains.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This product is good to perfect. But one thing I don't like is that it doesn't make a big difference in my look.But I do like that it has SPF 20.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I love this foundation. It blends the face to an even tone. The only downside is the price, which was $14.00. It is pretty good, and I love it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This just might be my HG foundation. Applying with a sponge, it looks good. With a kabuki brush, OMG my skin looks flawless. I have super-splotchy skin and this evens it out without looking cakey or makeup-y. Packaging is awkward, and the pan is pretty shallow so I have replace it pretty frequently, but the end result is amazing.