GloMinerals • GloPressed Base • Powder
|Would buy this product again.||78%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have oily skin, large pores and some acne scarring. I look for medium coverage in a foundation, and shine control is a must. I purchased this at a salon, and the sales person told me that the product helps lighten acne scarring, and controls and balances oil. I thought it would be worth the high price tag. I have tried to use this off and on for four months, and I really don't like it.
This powder doesn't work for me mainly because it doesn't cover well or control oil. I've tried different application techniques, but it never evens out my skin tone, and the finish is way too dewy. Within an hour, my face is super oily. I do have oily skin, but other, cheaper powders (CG Clean, Maybelline Oil Control) can control the oil, especially within one hour! This makes my skin look slimy. Also, this powder seriously OXIDIZES! It's yucky... I watch my face turn shiny and orange throughout the day.
I never noticed a difference in the health of my skin, even when I was using this every day. *Sigh* I really wanted to love this. If you have oily, large-pored skin like me I don't recommend this.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought this foundation in winter but after a couple of days I put it away for warmer seasons.
My skin is dry during winter and I can't wear any pressed or loose foundations, because they all (which I had) are drying and emphasize all dry patches and fine lines. But now , it's beginning of June and we had a couple of really hot days and the foundation is not drying at all, in fact in the middle of the day i need to retouch my tzone.
The foundation is thick and well pigmented. It covers my red and some dark spots perfectly. My red area around the nose and cheeks is also nicely covered. I tried to apply this foundation with my pur minerals stipple brush, but it didn't work for me, because I have enlarged pores on my cheeks and the base didn't cover them, plus when I use a brush I waste the ptoduct, because it picks up so easily that i have to blow out excess from the pan. Instead, I use a sponge, which comes with the product and apply it in circle motions - this way my pores are not that obvious. I use Tarte poreless primer under the base and it lasts 5,6 hours, with touch ups, but it might last longer, my day is short that's why can't know precise durability.
The natural light color has a clear yellow undertone, which is not orange and looks natural on my skin.
The finish is matte and it's ok with me, because I can wear it only in summer. But as I said, durning the day my skin looks dewy.
What I don't like is that it oxidizes and during the day looks a little bit darker. The same happens with pur minerals 4 in foundation which makes me think that all pressed mineral foundations act the same way and I need to buy one shade lighter.
Overall it is an ok foundation for me, definetely not my HG. It doesn't look natural on winter and it doesn't have that much oil control in summer and my skin has not get that oily yet!
It does seem that I will run out of it quickly, may be two, three or four in a best case, months and for the price of 40-42$ it Is a little too steep.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have combo skin, dry in the cheeks and somewhat oily in the t-zone. My skin is kind of weird. At times my t-zone can feel dry, although It's still shiny and acne prone. I would say that my skin is Oily/combo and dehydrated. I'm not saying that this products is perfect, but...
I have tried many different foundations. Liquid and mineral powders. I had almost forgot that I had this, but one day I tried this again on a whim, since I have never been satisfied with any other foundations that I have ever tried. In the past I didn't like this product, but this time was different! Maybe my skin has changed, I'm not sure. It's very important for me that my foundation will not make my skin look blotchy or patchy when oil starts to brake through on my face, and this foundation performs well in this area. I still have to touch up during the day, but I don't have to worry about looking "fake" as the day goes on :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I needed a mineral foundation for travel to a humid climate and reviews of this were favorable. However ... colors are hard to choose online and I have no distributor nearby. Dermstore was it. Their color chart on my monitor is horrid! I picked Honey Light based on the description + color appearance. Bad! It made my NC~25 skin look muddy, DARK oompaloompa and some pigmented areas actually showed up GREY!. EW. Back it goes to try Golden Light.
The formula itself seems pretty heavy-duty coverage even applied with a kabuki. Applied over my SunTegrity face sunscreen, the color and powder GRAB. I dont want to use a separate primer in hot humid weather and this is my favorite sunscreen. I know Japanese SSs with silicone make a nice primer but they are not effective at screening the UV rays.
Plus it itches like the debbil! Hope this will settle down, and sometimes this is just a reaction to the kabuki brush for me. Will update when I find a better color match and test drive it in humid weather.
Meh. Why is it so hard to find a color match with this brand? On the color chart online, Honey Light looks to be the same level as the other "light" shades, but its a Medium shade IRL. So I exchanged it for Golden Light. Bah. Golden Light is chalky and looks like its mislabeled: it actually looks like a "beige" shade on my skin. Do they not make yellow shades??? Back it goes to Dermstore AGAIN! for Golden Medium. If thats not a reasonable match, I give up. Too much trouble.
Golden Medium is actually a pretty good match, no thx to Glo's color charts! I use my extremely soft Armani foundation brush to apply it and buff it on and it looks pretty natural. When I sweat in this hot humid weather tho, it starts to itch. Guess its ok for cool weather but not hot.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
First of all, I did read a LOT of reviews before buying this product (cheapest on Amazon). I have a very oily t-zone, although the rest of my skin is getting dryer as I get older (48 now). I use this product with a primer underneath, and the GloMinerals gives a nice, buildable coverage. I really LOVE that it comes in "neutral" shades rather than having to choose "warm" or "cool", neither of which really match me well. I ordered my Glominerals right off the internet- having never seen it in person before-, and it matches my skin beautifully. I just use a regular powder brush to apply the foundation and don't use any special technique. I find that I am not allergic to this product, as I was to Bare Minerals. This foundation is not messy to use, which I like a lot. I love the finish it gives, and my t-zone stays matte for several hours. VERY beautiful foundation- matte and velvety, not at all cakey or too made-up, although if I applied more I could definitely get a more heavily made-up look. I am really pleased with this product, how it feels on my skin, how well it wears throughout the day, the ease in applying it, and the great match to my fair skin. LOVE it!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This foundation is really easy to apply, the powder is very fine milled so you don't have to buff in the foundation for an eternety. It gives a natural finish and works well with both dry and oily skin. I like to finish it off with a face mist to get the foundation to melt into the skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This is my go to make up for everyday use. I love that it feels so light and the coverage is really buildable but still looks natural. I always set with a spritzer as it sets into the skin better and looks fantastic. This product can be a bit pricey but it doesn't bother me when it works so well. I use this for everyday and Estee Lauder doublewear for special occassions (or when I may not be able to touch up if I need to). Generally this product lasts about 6-8 hours without having to touch up, would need more attention in humid conditions. The good thing about this product for me also is even when it does wear off it does not go blotchy or orange. Really is a brilliant product, I highly recommend it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
One of the only mineral make-up's my oily breakout prone skin will tolerate. It stays put, feels light, and covers wonderfully! Been using for 2.5 years....
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This makeup gave me a horrible sinus infection, sinus headache, nausea, lung irritation, and ear aches. It was pretty scary. I couldn't figure out what was wrong with me until my lungs started hurting and I realized I may be breathing something that was causing irritation. As soon as I stopped using it, the symptoms started going away. It has been 3 weeks and I am still suffering from ear aches. I started reading about mineral makeup and nanoparticles. It made me really worried that I may have done permanent damage. Some of these particles are so small that they can embed in your tissues. Anyway, you should really consider finding an alternative to mineral makeup. It can't be good to be breathing in all these different powders all of the time. I read about one lady who gave herself permanent lung damage and now has asthma. Not worth it for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is my favourite every day product ! I've tried a few different mineral foundations-Jane Iredale, Bare Minerals, and Pur. I tried this while at my dermatologists office and I loved it right away. Its got such a great build able coverage and it actually does COVER ! If Ive got a dark spot or zit, I'll use a small eyeshadow brush to get more coverage, works great. I love the flawless "airbrushed" look that it gives my face.
The only complaint that I have is no refillable pans and that it's ridiculously over priced. But I'm hooked.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Edit: I'm taking one grade off because compared with other options of foundation, this does not hold up on oily skin very well. There are all these hypes about how mineral foundation is supposed to be more pure and will not harm your skin. But I reserve some doubts on those. Any badly formulated product that contains skin irritant can harm your skin, regardless of the form of it. I use a variety of foundation formulas and I can tell from personal experience that mineral foundation is just another option that has it's own merits and drawbacks. Think about it, if it is indeed more superior than other options, there simply won't be other options existing on the market, right?
Let me start by saying that this is the only powder that I've ever hit pan on. First off, I do not like powder, any kind of powder. I have tried a lot of powders, a lot of which are high-end ones. But I always find them drying and irritating to my skin because when I take it off at the end of the day, my skin would turn red. Well, this one does not, maybe because it is mineral-based.
I was obssessed with it a year ago but then winter came, it felt a bit drying, so I just put it away. But I am re-discovering it this summer! I think it gives a more flawless finish than liquid makeup on me. I have very oily T-zone and huge pores. No matter how I apply liquid foundations (BeautyBlender, different kinds of brushes, fingers...), they always end up setting into my pores and making them more visible.This powder definitely makes my skin look smoother without grossly sticking into my pores. It's got enough coverage that I need (medium to full). You can definitely build it up to full coverage without looking cakey. What I like to do is to take a kabuki brush and go over my face and take a smaller brush (you could use an eyeshadow brush) and conceal the areas that need more coverage.
The texture of the powder is quite interesting. It is very soft. You only need to dip your brush in, and it will pick up just enough product for you to work into your skin. The powder feels almost like a cream when you put it on (I know it sounds wired), because it's "heavier" than a regular powder. I have it in the color natural light and I think it's a pretty good match for my NC15-20 skin. What I like about the color is that it's got a yellow undertone, which is great for my Asian skin. The packaging is convenient with a decent big mirror. The powder itself is in pressed form, so when you apply it, it does not make a mess.
What else....Oh! I sometimes take a nap in the middle of the day and I feel safe (or less guilty) wearing it, because it is a mineral powder so it's supposed to do my skin less harm, if not any good.
I guess the only bad thing I can say about the powder is that I wish the staying power of it was a bit longer. But overall, it's quite an amazing product. I would recommend it to people with all skin types, especially oily skins.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Blue
I did enjoy this, but its just too expensive and I found something cheaper and better.
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
I received a sample of this from my sister. It came in a little packet with a cute tiny pan with probable about a gram of product haha. My shade is in Honey Light (beige skin with dominant yellow undertones.). I have acne prone, oily skin that is very sensitive. I have a lot of scarring and redness.
OMG! I love this. A lot. It's what i always wanted in a pressed powder foundation!
-The coverage is amazing. DEFINITELY can be made to be sheer, to medium-full coverage. A little definitely goes a long way. I found that with one sweep of my brush, my VERY red cystic pimple was blurred. Definitely covered all my scars and minor blemishes. No need for concealer!!!
-The oil control on this is average for a powder, HOWEVER, when my oil does seep through, instead of the makeup melting off my face and looking all gross, it sort of melts into my skin and looks natural and luminous.
-The finish is absolutely amazing. Semi-matte, VERY natural. It looks like my skin if it were perfect
-I love the convenience of pressed powders. Application is VERY quick. This is my concealer, foundation, and powder all in one!
-There are skincare ingredients in this, that can potentially help clear up my acne :D If not, it probably won't make it worse, which brings me to my next pro...
-Doesn't break me out :D
-Has a nice shade selection. I am sure anyone can find their true match, if not, something very close.
-IT. IS. SO. DANG. EXPENSIVE! $42. I cringe at the thought of spending that much money on a makeup. However, you do get around 10 grams of product, which is more than most pressed powders. And the quality is AMAZING. I am still debating buying this... But it might be my HG.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I LOVE THIS ONE!
It is the best (mineral) foundation I have ever tried. It gives a great and natural coverage, creat color(s), easy to apply, its matte and it stays on for several houres, and i don't look oily in my t-zone. Many have complimented my skin when I wear this. even my grandmother at 80 years wanted to try this one, and she doesn't wear make-up.
I can use it only to buff it tenderly on my skin just to matte out some areas, or i can apply to cover all my face, eighter way, it looks so good!
The downpart: The price, and it does not last for that long. If it wasn't for that, this one would score on top, on every ratings here!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is the best mineral foundation I've used. It has a smooth finish, and I definitely recommend the hydration mist to set it. Doesn't look cakey at all, and doesn't settle in your fine lines the way other mineral foundations can. The pressed powder is best for oily skin, and the loose powder is best for dry skin. This does not break me out, I use Glo's skin care line as well, and my skin has never looked better!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is my first mineral powder. I was looking for a confortable powder, which covers enough but gives a natural flowless look and which can be used alone. This product matches my expectations. I don't feel it att all on my skin after a couple of minutes it's been absorbed.
My powder tone is golden light.
I apply this pressed powder with for that intended brush. Buy it together with your powder. It spreads powder even. I thought first that the pouder was more liquid. But it is just real powder. I think there is no need to use additional finish-powder over. Possible for some special occasions.
It's a bit too expensive. But it seems to be ample.
I realized also that it needs to be completed with a concealer to cover discolorated scars or dots. This powder has not so intensive colour (what I like; it is good for a natural look!).
This product is excellent to start with and to gradually complete your Glominerals collection.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This makeup is truly a skincare in itself! i won't use anything else, being acne-prone. it has done wonders for my face and it is a professional makeup. you can use it after chemical/acid peels and will actually heal you skin!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
The color was awful, it made me shiney and it clogged my pores. I tossed it in the unused makeup pile after just a few uses and am back to looking for something better. Oh well, nothing works for everyone.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
So I've had this for a while and was trying different brushes with it, thinking the makeup was too chalky and not finely milled enough. But the problem was the brush. I was using BE Handi Buki, then switched to the ELF flat top powder brush. What a difference that made!! I don't even have to use primer and this stuff buffs right into the skin flawlessly. It turns into a second skin and you don't have to spend more than 2 minutes max doing your foundation with this stuff.
People say the color selection is somewhat limited, but I disagree. Having been a makeup artist, I can say that powders are much easier to blend with various skin tones than liquids. I have Estee Lauder Double Wear in Sand which does great for evenings out because of its lasting power, but there is definitely a line of demarcation if you don't blend right away with either a wet sponge or a good synthetic foundation brush... that stuff sets QUICK. I have hard to match skin and found no problems with Glo Minerals matching my skin and all my other makeup. For reference I'm around an NC20, NC25 in the summer on the yellow side. It is difficult to find make that A. won't break me out because I'm sensitive B. won't slide off my face by 11 am because I'm pretty combination/oily/dry in their respective areas and C. doesn't make me look either sick from jaudice or like a vampire.
It is a little expensive but once you know your color you can find it on Ebay or Amazon for a lot cheaper than in a store.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
this is one of my favorite pressed powder, I always get compliments when I'm using this, my skin looks flawless(which it really is not) but this is a bit pricy for me, but overall great product!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Ugh, so bummed! I wanted to love this product as it looks FLAWLESS after application. However, not even 2 hours after it's on my face is a complete butterball, and it feels disgusting! It turns an orangy color after the oil has soaked in. This will be going back ASAP, and I'm going to try JI.