Amazing Cosmetics • Velvet Mineral • Powder
|Would buy this product again.||52%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
All in all, I actually like this powder. It's the first one I've found that actually matches my skin tone perfectly (I use the lightest shade of the loose velvet mineral powder). It gives me such a light, natural look and seems to even out my skin tone; I can't speak for the staying power, but it also helps to keep the oily parts of my combination skin at bay. It does not dry out the dryer parts of my face, though! I've experienced no breakouts associated with this product, either.
Though it's expensive for the amount of product provided, you don't need a lot of powder to cover your face and it lasts long enough for me to be content with paying over thirty dollars for it.
I've been using this powder for over four months now, daily, and have yet to go through even half of the jar. If you're looking for something that will keep oily skin at bay, this probably isn't your product, though. I've been noticing for the first time, probably because it's just become bothersome, that my skin is still a bit too shiny for my liking when I use this. It's very natural, though, and I'd imagine it would be a great powder for the winter-time. For the most part, though, I will repurchase until I find another cruelty-free face powder that works better for me...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Blond, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Brown
This review is for the Velvet Mineral Pressed Powder which sucks. From the looks of it the loose powder is not irritating the sensitive girls..
Anyway I purchased this in Deep Golden.
Great color match
(con for me) Light-Medium coverage
Caused a breakout
No staying power
Wanted a med-full coverage powder for my sensitive skin that I could substitute for my Smashbox Liquid fdtn on lazy days. I wore this for 6 days and started noticing puss filled papules on my cheeks, chin and nose. I picked this powder up because the Sephora rep told me this one of the few pressed powders made without Bismuth Oxychloride. I'm having no luck in my search :(
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This review is for the new Velvet Mineral liquid foundation- unfortunately, I can't seem to find the old function to add a new product.
The liquid foundation is advertized as applying like a tinted moisturizer, but covering like a foundation. It also claims to be waterproof and that it will not settle into pores and lines. I got a generous sample of the lightest shade and it was actually very pale yellow! Hurray!
This is where the joy ends. It's very hard to blend on me and has almost no overage. It settles into pores (mine aren't that big), so I need to really rub it around to evenly apply- a sponge, brush or usual finger application does not help for me. It also feels like I'm putting a very oily substance on. It is shiny immediately and goes downhill from there. The Sephora rep said it's oil-free and non-comedogenic, but I did not see that on any website or package. I did add a point for the easy packaging and light shade, which is rare.
I can see this working well for mature, dry skin. I wouldn't discount it for other skin types. Mine is combination, acne-prone, 30s. It's a good idea to try a generous sample first!
UPDATE: Ugh, downgrading this. I tested it further by applying it on one side, with another product on the other. The next day, I had a breakout on that side only. Usually it takes a few days, but my skin must really dislike this. Furthermore, it settled into my pores to make visible white dots. Blending it more just wiped it off. A total no!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I purchased this from eBeauty.ca (Canadian makeup site) in Deep Golden. This mineral powder is sheer but offers buildable coverage, which is great because I like more coverage for my redness, but less coverage so my youthful skin still shows. I like this powder a lot and I think I will try more mineral powders again in the future!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I bought this in the pressed powder version in the shade light golden. The coverage was very sheer and did not provide enough coverage. The shade was wrong also, as it was too light for me and a bit orangy and ashy looking. I'll be returning this item.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I am actually very surprised at all the negative reviews for this product! I have used bare minerals in the past and while I liked the idea of mineral makeup, I was getting a reaction to the bare minerals..then I tried laura mercier loose minerals and had the same itchy reaction. After reading about these products I realized it must be the bismuth oxychloride..so I went on a search for a mineral foundation that didn't contain bismuth and I found amazing cosmetics velvet mineral and I love it! First of all the color light golden is a perfect match for my skin, it gives me amazing coverage, and it is lon g lasting! I live in houston where it is always hot and humid and I swear this is sweat proof as long as you are not wiping away sweat but blotting it awa ..y. Also I find this lasts longer if it is set with a setting powder..I use clinique translucent blend face powder. I have this in the loose version and the pressed..I find I can get better coverage with the loose minerals, and I like the pressed for travel since I really hate traveling with loose minerals. Overall I think this is a great product!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Green
I love this stuff. Its great buildable coverage.Best of all its MINERALS!! Makes my skin glow and look like i JUST applied my foundation. My color is TAN. It blends seemlessly and looks fresh. I use powderset to set my foundation. i have the kabuki brush and its great to cover my facial scars blemishes and udner eyes. I used to wear bare minerals, was faithful for years until i found amazing cosmetics at ULTA!...I looked more "made-up" yet natural. no more ashy face like with bare minerals. I look healthy and fresh! My skin looks awake! LOVE IT!...dispenser is messy but i tap a little at a time on the lid like i did with bare minerals. then sweep my kabuki brush over it and apply!...yay...my favorite foundation!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really do like this product. I purchased the velvet mineral powder foundation. I was using bare minerals at one time but that product really irritated my skin... there is an ingredient i am allergic to in that product. I then switched to smash box cosmetics and used their 60 dollar (expensive to keep up with) foundation (powder)... I am light skinned... and I used the light becuase the medium to was to dark and orange.. however the light was sort of washing me out.. eventually I switched to amazing cosmetics after having tried different powdered foundations in the Ulta store... I liked the coverage.. it is buildable... and it does not look to light or to dark on my face ... it blends wonderfully with my skin... my husband really likes it too... he was the one who told me the smash box seemed to be washing me out...
anyways.. I have combination skin... and this product works great on my skin.. it does dry my sking out at all .. which is great..
and it covers any shine i may have.. over all.. i am satisfied with the product... I wear tan and it blends with me well... it cost 34 dollars however one container of this stuff last for like four months with me and i wear it every day religously.. so i think it's so worth the money...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I like this product, unfortunately the shade I chose doesnt match my skintone. I mix it with other shades to make it wearable for myself. It looks extremly orangish on my skin which looks horrible. On flip side the benefits of this product are:
Ingredients - Free of Talc and Bismuth Oxychloride
Quantity - Heaps and lasts forever
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is for the pressed Velvet Mineral Powder.. This is good for people who don't like to wear a lot of makeup. I am light skinned with combination skin and slight acne on my cheeks. I just turned 30 and stated to use make-up to try to hide my face imperfections (acne scars, open pores, small spot of sun damage). All the things i mentioned are minor but I don't feel comfortable not covering them. I started using this pressed powder a year ago but I only use it with a brush. I love the way it makes my skin looks, it makes it look flawless and is if I was not wearing make-up at all. I don't wear a lot and can still see the acne scars unless I use concealer to hide them. My sister is a make-up fanatic and has tried tons of powders and feels this is the best out there. She recommended to me since I am a beginner with make-up and I can say I love the way it hides imperfections but still looks natural. For $30+ is worth the try.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Blah. Disappointing. First thing I noticed is that this has sheer coverage. It took forever to build it up enough to cover anything. The color I chose was ok, Golden Light, it was a little light though. Second thing I noticed, while trying to build some coverage, was that it's chalky looking, not silky and luminous. Also accentuates every patch of dryness possible, and makes my already dry skin even drier. Don't think it has SPF and the price is absurd. Needless to say, I will not repurchase. UPDATE: I've decided that I can use this for no-fuss days when I'm just laying around the house or riding my horses. Would still like for it to have SPF when I'm doing those things. Still won't repurchase, but at least I can use it up and it won't be completely wasted.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is for the pressed Velvet Mineral Powder. I tried it in Golden Light and for the price ($36 for a 10g compact) I expected a lot more. I can't wear MMU that has bismuth oxychloride because my skin is sensitive to it. This rules out about 90% of those available but according to the box this doesn't have it.
The testers for this at Ulta seemed totally different from the actual product once I actually applied it, so either they had a different one or I did. The coverage was a lot more sheer than I expected from a mineral foundation, and I had to use two or three layers to even out my skin (slight redness). The tester seemed a lot more silky in texture than the one I got, although it's still pretty smooth. But to its credit, this didn't look overly chalky or cakey using layers (which is why I give it a 2) but at that rate I'd go through it in no time and frankly, I get better coverage from one swipe of my Mark Powder Buff foundation at a fraction of the price. The Golden Light shade seemed fine at first, but once I got outside it looked too orange. The lasting power left much to be desired too, as I had to blot a lot sooner than with other MMU I've worn (PF & EDM). And, I suspect this might have bismuth, because my skin got that same 'itchy' feel as with BE and other bismuth-MMUs, or something else in this is causing it. In the end I'm quite underwhelmed by the performance, look and price of this and will be returning it to Ulta. Apparently you don't always get what you pay for.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
UPDATE: 4/28/08: Well, it goes to show you that "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". I tried Everyday Minerals in search of a cheaper comparable shade to my Amazing Cosmetics Velvet and ended up with a horrible rash on my cheeks and chin that took several weeks to clear up completely. I'm sticking to this product even if does cost more. There's simply no comparison in color, texture and how comfortable my skin feels when I wear it. This is still my HG mineral powder foundation and I always keep coming back to it.
I've been using Velvet Mineral Loose Powder in the shade called Ultralight along with the Amazing Concealer and Powderset for almost 2 years now. I have not had any allergic reactions that I can tell. I have fair, combination skin prone to breakouts and am 45 years old with few lines or wrinkles. I like the fact that it covers my skin well. The Ultralight shade is a perfect match for my skin as I am fair with slight yellow and beige undertones. I use the concealer in Ultralight as well and it covers amazingly well: my undereye circles disappear and any blemishes or redness are well camouflaged.
And believe me a little goes a long way with both the Velvet powder and the concealer. I like the fact that for touchups all I need to take along in my purse is the small round Powderset compact and a retractable brush to get my skin polished again towards the end of the day. I think the best product by far is their concealer - it goes on smoothly with their small concealer brush, covers very well and lasts all day without settling into creases or lines as long as you don't get carried away and use too much. The concealer and the Velvet powder (loose) together are what create a flawless face in my opinion. I apply the Velvet Powder with the Amazing Cosmetics powder brush, a soft, silky and well made brush which imparts a wonderful finish. I've had the brush for over 2 years and it still looks like new even after multiple washings with a mild soap. I apply the concealer with the Amazing Cosmetics concealer brush which also is a great product that still looks like new.
I tried the pressed powder version of Velvet and didn't like the finish quite as much as the loose powder version. While the loose powder goes on smoothly and evenly with a subtle luminous finish, the pressed powder was surprisingly shiny and tended to emphasize my pores more. It also looked shinier as the day would progress. Definitely not a good thing for the oilier parts of my combination skin. Once I finished the compact, I decided that I would not buying this version again.
Unless I find a cheaper alternative with the right color, consistency and texture that doesn't cause breakouts or other unpleasant skin reactions, I'll keep purchasing this product. While this is product is not cheap, it does not contain bismuth oxychloride, cornstarch or fragrance, all of which I'm allergic to.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I've always tried using the MAC blot powder because of my skin being so oily. I don't like to wear foundation on my face and I don't wear a lot of make up. With my face being so oily I tend to break out a lot. The sales lady at Ulta recommended me to use this to give my face a natural look and to help with the oily look. I know it doesn't prevent acne but since i've started using the Velvet mineral powder it's made my face look so smooth and nice. In fact, my acne is not as bad anymore. I totally recommend this product. I need to go out and try the concealer.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Black
After checking out b.e and finding out that it was way too ashy on my skin no matter how much the poor sales girl at sephora blended and blended, she showed me this mineral formula. For darker tones, this blends way better than b.e and the coverage is great. I would buy again because it exactly matches my skin tone and does not feel heavy on and is easy to apply.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I use this in the ultra light color and with the concealer in the same color. The power doesn't provide that much coverage but I use the concealer to hide my acne scars and breakouts so using both together makes my skin look perfect and like I'm not wearing any makeup. I would rather use both of those products together than use a mineral makeup that has good coverage but makes me look like I'm wearing makeup. It's the only mineral powder I've bought more than once. It makes my bad skin look perfect!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This provided no coverage at all and was messy. The color was off. Gave it one star as it kept me from getting greasy. I might try using this over a liquid foundation as a powder, but there are much better mineral makeups out there.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This review is for Amazing Cosmetics Velvet Mineral Pressed Powder.
I heard great reviews of the concealer and pressed powder. Since Ulta was out of the starter kit, I decided to start with just the powder. The packaging was quiet sleek looking and even came with a inserted plastic cover that goes over the powder and has a holder for the sponge. This was VERY chalky and powdery when applied... Looked like I played with colored baby powder and applied it on my face. Made my face look super shiny and appeared I was super tan and this was one of the lighest shades: Golden Light. I returned this item and will not repurchase... Rubbed off on all my clothing and irritated my face. I now have 3 little red bumps on one side of my chin. Once I washed my face the itch went away but I am afraid the bumps will be staying with me for awhile.... save your money... I suggest using on the concealer if you try this cosmetic line..
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I purchased this because I am running out of my regular foundation. Skin Alison Raffaele. I am looking to switch becase (1) my current shade 6 doesn't quite match my winter skin and (2) I don't live as close to Sephora as used to.
Velvet Mineral doesn't hold a candle SkinAR! While it does provide smooth, buildable coverage, it has absolutely NO shine control what so ever. My skin looked like a smooth, rather flawless glazed ham! This was within two hours of application. The coverage was a little better than Skin but who cares if it's worthless overall... Hopefully my Alima and bareFaced minerals samples will get here before I run out of SAR.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I like that Amazing's mineral velvet powder doesn't give that shimmer you normally see with BE or other mineral MUs, but for the money, Physician's Formula is just as good at coverage and color selection. I do like that the container is small, but the cost is seriously big. What I really don't like about this powder is ALL OF THE PRESERVATIVES. Why do they need so many?