Colorescience • Colorescience Foundation • Powder
|Would buy this product again.||57%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
it gives me smooth skin, great coverage and beautiful glow. To get more coverage all you have to do is to keep going in circles and it will cover all blemishes, dark spots, etc. If you have too many wrinkles - dont use it, or apply thick moisturizer under it. it has spf 20, made of minerals only, I love the brush built in, but hate how it cloggs sometimes
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I received a sample in the medium shade. Using brushes that I have used with other mineral makeup, I found that the coverage was poor, the finish too powdery. Expensive product and nothing special about it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Way to expensive to do so little. Purchased this with wild to mild so that I would look polished and flawless, because that's what I do. If a foundation can do its job, you really should not need a primer with it. Except for lasting power and mattifying effects. The powder was no better or worse than BE minerals or any other mineral foundations out there (and I've tried them all and was a member of their forum) that I no longer care for (too drying over time). It feels good on the skin but it did not have that glow of BE. And I found the powder alone work and look better without the primer. I have to give up on this line although it comes highly recommended by people in the business.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I bought this foundation in pressed powder form called Not To Deep and I was so damn impressed with it. It matched my med/light tan skin perfectly and looked so amazing....even in pictures. Incredible stuff. Melts into skin. I noticed that this product got low reviews but after reading them I noticed that a few of the reviewers who loved it didn't rate it correctly. Love this stuff. Can't say enough about it. Great coverage, color range, and healthy looking.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Lately I have been having trouble finding a good foundation. The old standbys I always gone to such as Everyday Minerals seem to have changed formulation for the worse and I was running out of stuff to try. When the doctor at the medspa I go to recommended this, I was skeptical since BE broke me out so bad it was tragic (and this company was started by a former founder of BE) but decided to give it a try anyway. SURPRISE! I actually like it. It's easy and convenient to use, so it can be reapplied frequently to get the max sun protection from it. It does not break me out or worsen irritation caused by the prescription acne prevention products I use. The color choices are also pretty good too and I was able to find a decent match. The only cons I can see is that it's expensive $60-65 everywhere it's sold including the internet and the amount you get is small for the price. I will definitely repurchase.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I've been on a terrible foundation binge and it seems like I've tried everything latel including hourglass, dior, lancome and laura mercier. and My skin has been sensitized and most makeup leaves me peeling and red. This foundation actually feels good. It covers the redness and also sunspots. You can layer over skin defects without appearing too makeupy. The color, not too deep looks great on my medium/slightly tan skin. I swear I look ten years younger but not fake. This is amazing.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
After I got a facial from my gym, the Esticain raved about the Colorscience foundation.
I really love Bare Essantials and am not sure why I even botherd to buy a new new foundation. I really have no issues with BE.
I bought the Primer Wild to Mild with California Girl powder. I was not impressed. The Primer was greasy and did not really do a great job covering up redness. I was told to use the Primer for more coverage with the Poweder.
The Power was boring and did not look like I had make-up one. I love the coverage and how simple BE is.
The two steps , the Primer and Powder is not something I want to do in the am.
I felt that my face looked very plain and simple. The Primer left my face feeling greesy and shinny.
I perfer a more finished look. I think Colorsciene products are great for sun protection and should not be marketed as a make-up line.
The price is almost a $100 for the Primer and Power Foundation. For $100 I would go to Nordstroms and buy Dior or Chanel Foundation.
BE cost $26 and I could not be more pleased. Also, the brush on the Powder is not great. It gets stuck and does not release a lot of powder.
I did go back to my spa and they were kind enough to exchange this make-up.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
LOVE this product. I have tried all of the mineral foundations and this is the best one for me- combo skin, sensitive prone to breakouts. I use the color Perfekt and it matches my skin beautifully. Gives a natural glow and keeps skin fresh looking without clogging or irritation. Like this much more than the loose powder version which I did not care for at all....5 LIPPIES!!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I used to work in a spa that sold this crap. I got a discount and bought the Pass the Butter foundation. For the price, I expected much better. The brush is of such crap quality and is too small. I had to unscrew the top and tap the product out on a small saucer and use another brush. That was just not acceptable for what I spent. I looked like I was wearing funeral home makeup. I wouldn't use Colorescience if it was free.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is the only foundation that I have ever found that matches my skin perfectly! I am on the tanner side, but my medium skin tone really doesn't have much of an undertone which makes finding the right color so hard. Most companies only have really TAN colors or colors with yellow undertones when it comes to getting close to matching my skin, and it sucks. But "Not too Deep" is the perfect shade. It gives a good amount of coverage(I use a flat top buffer brush) and doesn't look ashy or cakey. I hate liquid foundations because they are just too heavy. Anyways, I also love that you can buy refills for a cheaper price after the first one and they are really easy to depot and change out. This product is amazing!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I bought the pressed powder compact from a spa in my area. The first time you purchase this foundation, after tax it comes to over $60. Then you can start buying refills which are around $40.
The woman who created Colorscience also is the mother of Bare Escentuals.
Okay...honestly...for the price of ColorScience, I really didn't see a big difference. I could have gotten the BE for a lot less and the look would have been, well...much better. Colorscience is okay, don't get me wrong, but there is nothing special about it. However, I do like the smell of it. It just has a fresh, earthly smell.
It didn't break me out, but it can make your skin look very dry in some areas if you have combination skin (or dry skin for that matter).
I won't buy this again because of the price and because it didn't do anything amazing for my complexion. Bare Minerals is just as good if not better.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I bought this product after hearing that Cameron Diaz liked Colorescience for her acne-prone skin. Of course, I had to try it too because I am always to find something that won't make me break out and won't clog my pores. Anyway, the search has ended with this product. I can't hardly explain how it works. It's like adding "perfector agent" to your skin that seems like yours. It makes your skin look so radiant and just glows, without feeling that you are wearing anything. Anyway, I was using liquid foundation before, but now I am not going back because they all clog my pores eventually, even if it's not a breakout.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
OK- let me begin by saying that I prefer Chanel foundation and products; however, my skin became too irritated and red. The Chanel makeup was always used to cover up my flaws, which it did well, but it did nothing to help my skin and in fact may have contributed to the break outs. I am a rosacea sufferer, so my dermatologist recommended this product. I used the Yellow Rose for under eyes and red spots and I have gotten used to an all powder application. I will be buying this one again.
Update- after a few months of wearing this foundation, my skin started itching and breaking out like crazy. I will be returning to Chanel.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm reviewing the Pressed Mineral Pigment - HANDS DOWN the best foundation I have used, EVER. It is magic with the Line Tamer. I used the colour "All Even" and it is a perfect match to my skin. Other foundations have always been slightly on the pink side - not this one. I wore it to my friend's wedding, and lasted pretty much the whole day - from 11am to 11pm. I had some slight retouches, but these were minor quibbles. I also used this foundation while I did a heavy work-out session and my skin stayed flawless! I have dry skin and somehow this product made my skin look simultaneously moisturised and matt/polished at the same time. You can vary the level of coverage - I used the sponge that came with it on the spots needed lots of coverage, and a kabuki brush overall. Truly magic.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I have been using this product for about a year after a very bad case of eczema forced me to stop wearing liquid foundation. While I always have worn sunscreen, the sunscreen in this foundation is better than anything I have tried. My skin tone has become much more even and the brown spots that have come with age (I am 50) have disappeared. I am afraid to use anything else.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have been using this product for more than 2 years. On the plus side, I love the finish that it gives. Glowy and luminous. On the negatives, I wish they had more colors to choose from. I am rather fair and feel a lot of the minerals available are a little dark for me. The lightest available in this line is My Fair Lady but was too pink. I use Light as a Feather. I like the fact that it comes in a brush. However, the brush gets clogged easily and so it is sometimes difficult to get the right application. I have noticed that getting the right amount on my nose can get tricky. It is a tough balance between not enough and then too much that is cakey (This was a horrible problem with the Bare Minerals. Someone told me it is because of the mica.) The brush also loses a lot of hair. I just bought this great fillable brush at Sephora for $22. I filled it with my powder and voila! You can control how much powder comes out and even close it! I want to buy more and put all of my powders in them! Overall, of all the minerals I have tried (BM, Prescriptives, Glo, Everyday Minerals, Laura Mercier, Jane Iredale) I like this one the most.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I really like this product. I use a light dusting of it to set my foundation, rather than as a foundation on its own. I found a very nice color match in All Even. I love the fact that it gives great SPF and is truly waterproof. Makes my skin look glowy and beautiful. I was skeptical of the brush at first, worried that it might get clogged, but I just clean it once a week and I haven't had any problems. It does shed a bit, though, and the hairs smell weird. The main drawback to this product, in my opinion, is the price. I think I paid about $60 for it. Refills are a little less, maybe $45 or $50 or so. Currently out of my price range, but very nice product if you can afford it
Edit 6/26/08: I changed my "Would you buy this product again?" answer to yes. I've been using this basically every day and it gives an amazing finish. I don't feel as pretty if I don't have it on! Now that I'm self-tanning, I need to go one shade darker (probably to California Girl). It's still expensive, but it's a great product!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Green
I've used this product for about the past 7 years and it has been great. The coverage can range from very light to heavy, depending on how you put it on. The colors are great too. I use Perfekt in the sping/fall/winter and California Girl in the summer. This product is also great for a more natural look.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I too am surprised at the bad reviews. This is the best product I have ever tried ! While it is expensive the packaging is GREAT . The Founder of Bare escentals split with her old partner and created a better brand with SPF and Wonderful packaging with a large variety of shades and products not offered in BE.... Product practically melts into the skin and gives you a flawless look ! It takes a while to perfect the art of applying it !
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
An expensive product that has only fair coverage, a fair color selection and contains bismuth to make me itchy. Wanted to like it but offered me nothing to entice me into putting up with the itch. Drug store like quality.