Sephora Mineral Double Compact SPF 10

4.0

88 reviews

73% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.3

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

-Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate , Silica , Phenoxyethanol , Sodium Dehydroacetate , ( /-) : Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides).


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I Think this is, so far, the best Foundation I've tried. I've used it the past two years, I Always stick to the same colour because it evens out my skintone just fine + I never get that sunburnt.


I have combined skin and get quite dry areas that many Foundations tends to set on and exaggerate.... not this one.

I use the sponge... yes, I did not Think I would do, but the White side gives me exactly the amount of covering I want :) Before, I used to use a kabuki brush with both loose and pressed powder but I found that it irritated my skin. The sponge is gentler as you pat the powder on :)

I'm Writing this as my last ounce is disappearing, truly sad :( I've sent e-mails to sephora asking about similar products...

Anyways,
Pros:
- No Perfume!
- No Talc! (to me, with dry, sometimes oily skin, this is great)
- Oil free :)
- I find that it lasts a long time
- Cheap! (yeah, compared to smashbox, shiseido or Guerlain and stuff)
- No outbreaks
- Blends well during the day (it does not make your face caky, or looks like it's melting off or anything)

Cons:
- Packaging. I Always break mine quite early...
- I've tried other Foundations that could handle my fat-zones (nose, fronthead) much better than this one, but instead of building up a cake I go with only a thin layer on the nose and nothing in my fronthead ;) most of my redness/uneven skintones are on my cheeks anyways.
- Discontinued (WHY?)



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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have been a faithful user of Everyday Minerals for the past 3 years (I did stray to check out other brands, but I'd always always come back to Everyday Minerals) but this month I did not remember to stock up on powder. One day I ran out and I couldn't wait for shipping so I decided to pop by Sephora and got this particularly because a friend of mine had been raving so much about it. And boy, was she right when she said this was such a value-for-money compact! Its relatively cheap, comes in a decent variety of shades to suit almost any kind of skintone (I'm a D30) and has relatively good staying power. I would not say fantastic so use a primer if you want it to be more lasting. I have an oily tzone and I usually have to touch up once within the day. I don't care so much for the sponge because I like using it with my Everyday Minerals flat-top kabuki, but I wish they could improve on the packaging. It is so flimsy and its open/close mechanism isn't quite smooth. Every time I open it I fear I might damage the packaging completely so this isn't so travel-friendly. I still do prefer Everyday Minerals but this is a cheap, more easily-available option so it is definitely going to be my back-up!


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

LOVE LOVE LOVE! my all time favorite foundation. i have been using this for over 2 years now and love it. I use D25 in this and its so natural, i use everyday with a fluffy brush for a light application and a dense brush when i want more coverage for special occassions.
I have really oily skin and I find this is the only foundation that looks great.
Highly recommend!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Other, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I've been using Afterglow's mineral foundation for years (color: Pearl). However, it's a pain to travel with loose powders. So, I decided to try Sephora's pressed mineral foundation compact (color: D10). I wasn't disappointed. The foundation has good coverage. I wouldn't try to build it up too much since my skin would look over-powdered and then cakey. (Thanks, oily skin!)

I don't use the sponge or mirror which is why I have the packaging a 3/5--I don't need it nor do I want it. I prefer using a fluffy powder brush for overall application and a flat shader brush for spot coverage.

By the way, something that I find works is using UDPP over any zits/blemishes after moisturizing and this powder clings and covers all day. I can deal with shine with blotting paper and translucent powder, but I hate when foundations melt to nothing and expose blemishes.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I'd been using Sephora's loose mineral powder foundation that was discontinued last year and was fairly satisfied with it, but hated the mess of loose powder. So, when I spotted this compact mineral powder foundation in the sale bin, I immediately snatched up two. I'm NC25 in MAC and D25 is a good match. The coverage is very buildable, though it can look cakey at full coverage. Overall, I really like this foundation, but it does have two big cons. First, it's terrible at controlling oil. Second, the packaging sucks. The hinge broke on mine even though I wasn't rough with it. Also, if you want to use the mirror or sponge that's on the lower level of the compact, the entire compact must be turned upside down.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I purchased this item on a recommendation from a friend. I found it has great coverage, wears well through the day and didn't change colour on me. My colour, R20, was a perfect match for my light cool-neutral skin - it was a natural colour instead of the ridiculous pink colour that many brands seem to think this shade should be.

It also worked well with my dry skin, and I can easily build up coverage for areas needing extra camouflage. Highly impressed for a house brand!


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I really liked this product when I first bought it. I have the lightest shade with pink undertone and the colour was ok for me. It looked fine but after two or three weeks of use it broke me out! I'm afraid to use it again and I'm sure I will not buy it any time soon.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Other

Eyes: Blue

*UPDATE*
I now give it a 2/5. It made me so extremely oily, its crazy. Although it had good coverage when you put it on at first, it totally melts to nothing. EW.
* * *
Overall Rating: 3.5/5
So I don't hate this. But It's not amazing. I got this in D25 which fits me perfectly right now, but I should have probably gotten a shade darker though because summer is approaching! (I am in shade Sand Beige in Revlon CS, NC25 in MAC). The coverage is pretty decent for a mineral makeup, light-medium. DO NOT try to build to full because you will look caked up. I also do not recommend using too much concealer underneath because I find that the powder sorta bunches up over the concealer. Lasting power isn't great, lasts about 4 hours. Not best at controlling oil. I will still keep this because it does give me a natural, medium coverage, semi-matte finish, plus it's compact and I can travel with it. I will probably go return it and get a shade darker though.
P.S.,
It didn't break me out, which is a plus :)


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Black

I got this on Sephora in the Netherlands. They have sale right now, 3 make up product for only 10 euro. So each product costs about 3.33 euro. Great value.
I was a bit skeptical at first, because i was not really satisfied with 'Sephora's mattifying compact powder'. But then, for 3 euro something, why not try it. N i am so pleased to have it.
It's comparable with 'Mac studio fix powder plus foundation', which i also love so very very much. But for (much) less price and comparable finished, i have no regret buying the Sephora one. Definitely recommend this and gonna have some more while it's still on sale!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Great color selection (I'm NC30 and the D30 was perfect), goes on smooth BUT coverage was too light and matte AND the lasting power sucked. I wanted to try powder foundation because it's quick and easy but, back to liquid I go...Mac Face and Body!


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