Lauren Hutton • Aqua Elements mineral powder • Powder
|Would buy this product again.||54%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I too bought into the hype about this product. I had a heck of a time figuring out what tint to order (am I pink, or yellow?). I ordered yellow...well, apparently I'm not a yellow because it is so dark and looks like yuck on my skin. The texture of this powder reminds me of a cornstarch body powder, really coarse and dry....yucko.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is a great powder, but it really shouldn't be called a foundation. I have used other mineral powder foundations, and they covered much better than this. That being said, unlike most mineral powder foundations, this product doesn't make my face look shiny or my pores look huge, nor does it make my face itch like some other mineral makeups. It gives a really nice, soft look over foundation. Sometimes I do use it alone over moisturizer, when I don't need much coverage or just don't feel like wearing much makeup.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
So far this is the best mineral makeup I've used for my dark skin. I purchased this in Dark and it blended very well with my skin tone. The downside is that it doesn't cover very well even with use of the concealors. However, it makes the skin look fabulous as a finishing powder over foundation. I use it by itself on the weekends. It makes the skin look and feel very smooth and soft. I highly recommend for skin over 40 and also for darker skintones.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Aqua Elements Loose Powder Foundation in Pink (light) works
wonderfully as a finishing powder. I wear it over my clinique liquid
foundation. I have fair, blemished skin, so I need the heavier coverage of a liquid. Lauren Hutton cosmetics are great. I like all the products I have tried in her line.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I use Lauren's face disc and like the sheer concealer and spot concealers along with her shading and blush pressed powders. I hoped to love this mineral "foundation" but found it sorely lacking. It's not a foundation in any way. It is entirely too sheer and the brush that comes with it is floppy but the bristles aren't really soft -- it's just sort of sloppy and suitable only for use as a once over finishing brush. I use the "yellow" disc and find it suitable, but the yellow powder and gel foundation were SO yellow or orangey yellow that I looked jaundiced -- and I definitely have yellow undertones. I don't know WHO would wear this well.
I love the disc, love the mascara, and love that Lauren addresses the needs of older women and think she looks incredible. If this product were sold as a translucent finishing powder, it would fit that bill adequately. It's not a foundation product at all.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I thought that I would never find anything I'd like more than my Amazing Cosmetics Ultralight Velvet Mineral Powder, until I tried Lauren Hutton's Aqua Elements mineral powder. I had experimented with BE, Raw Minerals and Everyday Minerals and ended up with skin reactions every time. But not with Lauren Hutton's product. I love this mineral powder and what it does for my fair, combination, blemish-prone skin. I use either her Face Disc concealers or the Aqua Elements concealers to cover up any imperfections and then I dust some of the Aqua Elements powder and I'm good to go. It lasts all day without the need for touchups and doesn't fade or settle into fine lines. I find that my skin has improved since I've been using this powder and along with my Paula's Choice skincare system, my skin is under control. This powder makes me look natural and polished and I won't be without it.
UPDATE: Well, goes to show you that if ain't broke, don't fix it. I've developed a rash along my cheeks and after the process of elimination, I have determined that the rice starch in the Aqua Elements powder and the Aqua Elements blush are the culprits. (Rice starch is supposed to elicit allergic reactions). Curiously, Lauren's other face powder does not contain rice starch, nor do the blushes in her face disc or Passports. Once my face clears up again, I'll test this theory. But, in the meantime, I'm back to using the Amazing Cosmetics Velvet Powder (loose version in Ultralight) which my skin seems to like much better. So, I've changed my rating to 1 lippie.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I love Lauren Hutton makeup! I use a concealer brush (small, flat, rounded tip) to blend the concealers in the face disk and apply to areas that need coverage (slight red across cheeks & nose), tap with fingertips to blend, then apply her aqua elements mineral powder! LOVE the look! I get good coverage where I need it, makes my skin look young & healthy, does NOT leave a shine, and doesn't settle in pores or fine wrinkles.
Packaging needs work, however. The plastic cover with holes in the square jar falls out if you don't hold it in place.
I use a small round bowl - think custard bowl - to apply mineral makeup. Dump small amout of pwder into bowl, pick up powder with brush in bottom of bowl then twirl brush around upper rim to dispense powder through brush. Leave remaining powder in bowl and just put bowl away in drawer until next time! No mess! If you use mineral powder blush, use separate bowl, and stack bowls when done.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I really like this powder, but not as a foundation. It is one of the only powders that does not settle into fine lines or pores at all! I use it over Tinted moisturizer as a finishing powder.
I mix the yellow and pink (medium and light) together and get a great color. I put the powder in a Bare Escentuals refillable compact for easy access. It's worth the effort because this product makes me look younger.
As a finishing powder over a foundation, or tinted moisturizer, Aqua Elements is perfect. But as a foundation on it's own it doesn't have a lot of coverage. I still gave it 5 stars because I really love it and would never want to be without it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I wanted to like this product but HATED it. I use the face disc and LOVE that but this foundation powder came with the limited addtion face disc. I have oily skin that has dry flaky patches (dumb I know). This powder covers NOTHING and made me ITCH. I have been using BE for years and nothing so far compares to how that feels. I would probably use the powder as a setting powder because it is so matte. But as a foundation alone NO WAY. It was waaaaay to yellow and just kind of sat on my skin. BE melts into your skin and feel soft. This stuff was just gross and itchy. Too bad because the face disc is awsome.Update 7/19/08**** I use this stuff now as a setting powder with my BE. Keeps my BE foundation from looking shiney. As long as I use it as a setting powder it doesn't itch.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I got this as a package deal with my limited edition (animal print) face disc. Therefore I can't comment on the price & will not purchase on its own. I love the way the powder is packaged inside a square acrylic jar. The powder is sheer & matte, a bit drying for my dry cheeks but can use it in summer time though. It feels like a splash of cold water when applied, cool!!
As a fdn, its coverage is poor, but as a finishing powder over my T-zone, it works well.
A previous MUAer mentioned her (LH) appearance on TV. I believed it was about 4 years ago she appeared on the Shopping Chanel in Canada. I took the time to watch her, she appeared drunk or something & half of her arse was sliding off the armchair all the time. I don't know if that was a deliberation action to make people take notice, but after that she never re-appeared. But her ware was still selling on the channel as of today. Weird.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I use Aqua Elements mineral powder over a foundation or tinted moisturizer for more coverage. I like the matte finish it gives without that shine.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i think this woman is a trip, i swear shes always high or intoxicated on QVC, and the way she orders the host around to put this product here and their, test it now ect..
I can watch a full hour of hutton and be so entertained.
but seems like good products she sells.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I ordered the Olive tone and LOVE it for my over 40 very dry skin; feels like applying water to my face. I find that the coverage is very matte and adequate without the gel foundation underneath. I only wish the lid was larger for swirling a brush into; I tap the minerals into another lid for application and save this mineral foundation for special occasions!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I agree with the other reviewers who said that this powder doesn't give enough coverage. I even used it with the gel foundation and together they are still inadequate. And the packaging is hopeless. I spilled half of the powder into the sink trying to get the little cover off of the jar the first time. They were kind enough to send a replacement, so the customer service gets points.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Brown
I listened to Lauren Hutton tell me that other mineral makeups were awful and made you look older. For an hour. And let's face it, at 64, she looks spectacular. So I caved and got her much touted mineral makeup. I'm a SUCKER. Ms. Hutton, you are a great sales woman, but this product so left me wanting and does not live up to your hype. First, it is far too sheer to be worn alone. I have some issues, like a little rosacea, and some minor discoloration--this powder did not do much to reduce the appearance of them. Next, this whole "aqua infused" thing is all hype. Really it is. This is a very fine powdery powder. It's quite dry, in fact. It's mostly silica and rice starch, which probably accounts for the dryness. If I recall, rice starch is what BE uses in Mineral Veil, and that is obviously marketed as a finishing powder, not a makeup. Third, yes, ma'am, it DOES settle into fine lines. And because I had to use more than I normally do (I use either Jane Iredale or Glominerals), I could see the powder sitting on my face, even after an hour when it should have melted into my skin enough to look natural. I do not think this product has a sunscreen, either, though I can't find the answer on Lauren's website--so I can't be sure. The packaging is just awful. The opening for the pot is small, difficult to get a brush into. The cap is very small, so it's difficult to swirl the powder into the brush without getting the powder everywhere. The color match was OK for me, that's about all I can say. Bottom line, you should NOT consider this a foundation. It should be marketed as a finishing powder. Had it been, I might not have given it as low a rating. I'm sticking with those mineral products Lauren and the HSN host trashed as "garbage'...because they are far superior to this one.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This is the best mineral makeup. I have tried several other brands but this stuff looks so natural and the others can be shiny. I wish it had an SPF.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have tried just about every mineral foundation out there and was just about to give up on the whole business. Why? Well I love the mineral concept and the feeling of nothing on my skin, BUT my pores are huge and the other minerals just made them look worse, plus I didnt like the shiny face or the itchies I got from BE. Anyways ordered this on a whim thinking if this doesent work I'm giving up on minerals altogether. Well I've had it for about a month and have been using it just as a loose powder, not trusting it on it's own. Yesterday I was just chillin at home and had to take my dog to the park so I just used it on it's own. After about 2 layers I said good enough even though I felt like I had a naked face. I checked my face in the car mirror like 15 minutes later and OMG people my skin never has looked so even, natural and just wow. yes you still need to conceal some spots, but I am amazed...I guess the trick it to wait a bit with this one.. I got the yellow btw to even out the redness. I agree that the opening could be wider but I'm a happy camper.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Since my skin is so very dry, I've rarely worn powder in the past, because most powders make me look like a mummy by mid-day (not really, but you get the picture--they're too drying). However, I love the initial effect an application of powder over foundation has: matte, even, smooth. So.
Well, Lauren, I love this powder. It goes on lightly, evenly and invisibly, but one achieves that nice finish. Plus, the packaging is fabulous; the top part of the case holds several different shades of concealer! And, when I ordered, I received a nice brush as well--not sure if that's still an option/offer.
No, you can't see it. It's a finish, not a cover-up (that's why you use foundation, right?).
Anyway, here's what I do (when I'm feeling make-uppy). Start with Prescriptives Magic (red neutralizer), then Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, then YSL Touche Eclat under my eyes (I like the texturebetter than LH's for under-eye area), use LH's concealers on any red spots or age spots), then LH's powder. Perfect (well, almost ;-) ).
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Way to dry and powdery. Used a minimal amount of both pink and yellow and could see it on my skin. Doesn't morph into the skin, just lies there.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This mineral powder foundation offers no coverage at all! It is a very dusty, dry-feeling, fly-away powder that does not "adhere" to the skin, so there is no way it can possibly conceal uneven skin coloration or blemishes if you have any. The only way I knew that I was even wearing this stuff is because the pink (light) is too dark and "peachy" colored (looks light orange in the container) for my skin, so all it did was discolor my skin in patches and made it look as if I had put on a very sheer bronzer. There is no way to build coverage with this stuff - I just ended up with a lot of powder collected in my hairline. I think the average translucent finishing powder offers more coverage than this stuff. This product costs too much and does not work. A truly awful "foundation." I will be returning mine.