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on 5/18/2008 5:07:00 AM
More reviews by pandorax
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
I'm surprised by the other low ratings for this powder foundation, because I really like it. I had been using Jane Iredale's pressed base for quite a while, but I actually like this better because it doesn't have that dry, cakey look that so many MMU's have on me, including Jane Iredale. The classic ivory works pretty well for me. It doesn't emphasize lines and pores either like other MMU's which is a big plus. It goes on more like a nice smooth face powder. I like that it does have as much SPF coverage as Jane Iredale but is way cheaper (around $13 vs. $40)! It doesn't seem to be contributing to breakouts either. It's not a miracle product, but I'm liking it a lot, and have already repurchased. **Update: Still using this every day, and I've repurchased numerous times. The only two drawbacks - doesn't have the greatest staying power (but I can live with that) and I use it up so quickly - I can go through one compact in 2-3 weeks easily. Still, it's the best I've found so far, so I'll stick with it.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 5/17/2008 1:29:00 PM
More reviews by rupertlilly
Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This is officially my HG of foundation. After numerous trials and tribulations with almost every single brand/type of foundation on the market I finally found one that makes my skin look almost flawless. I can’t understand all the poor reviews as this foundation makes my skin look like a million bucks. I’ve tried everything from drugstore brands to my most recent Estee Lauder Double Wear Light (not so much) and decided to give this a try. I love the sponge applicator, it takes literally seconds to apply the makeup to your entire face. The color was perfect – Natural Ivory and gives a matte appearance which is exactly what I’m looking for. I’ve stayed away from mineral foundations after disasters tries with Bare Minerals and Everyday Minerals, they both broke me out after 2 applications. So far I’ve been using this for about a week with no breakouts, only flawless looking skin. I do have oily skin and do have to re-apply after lunch time but that’s not a big deal, I’m used to it. All in all I love this foundation and am so glad I finally found my HG and at a drugstore no less.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 4/12/2008 12:54:00 PM
More reviews by greathouseemily
Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I really like this product. I have been looking for mineral makeup in pressed form that you can apply with a sponge - and this is it! I used to be a Mac Studio Fix girl until I discovered mineral make-up (so much more natural looking and good for your skin). After trying EVERY kind of mineral makeup, I settled on Everyday MInerals, until it started breaking my skin out. I don't know why, but it's the only thing I've switched so it must have something to do with that. Anyway, the Neutrogena is a faster application, easier to take with you, and seems to be better for my skin. I think it's evening out my complexion a bit more. The colors are a bit off for me (looks a little ashey when I first apply), I think these are more yellow and I'm more of a "cool" to a "neutral". It's only at first, and then the color seems fine, it wears great throughout the day and seems to control shine better than any other mineral makeup that I've tried.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 3/9/2008 4:46:00 PM
More reviews by KingTaco
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Other, Straight, Fine
I really like Neutrogena because it's the only foundation that I can find that completely matches my skin tone (no pinks!), and has a natural finish. I used this pressed powder foundation over Neutrogena Healthy Skin liquid makeup, and it gave me an absolutely flawless finish. Not too matte, no shininess, no caking. My looked the same at 1am as when I put it on at 4pm. On its own, it's even and smooth without a powdery finish, but still no shininess.It looks too heavy when reapplied with the sponge applicator, so now I touch-up with a giant fluffy powder brush, but touch-ups aren't really needed if I use primer underneath. The price isn't bad: around $10USD, although I suspect if I use it every day I will have to replace it rather frequently. The packaging is awkward. I like the sponge applicator, and I like that it's held away from the powder, but it's not very easy access. And once I get the sponge, I have to flip back to the powder to put it on the sponge, and then flip back to the sponge-holder to use the mirror. EDIT - I started applying this without liquid foundation using a kabuki brush. My skin looks absolutely FANTASTIC. I have never ever had any makeup make me look so naturally good. Women at work have asked me, did I get a great facial? I tell them to go buy this (some of them have!). I cannot praise this enough. If it makes my splotchy skin look so completely even and natural, it will work for anyone.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 2/26/2008 7:19:00 PM
More reviews by wee_moggie
Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium
I had reviewed this in another category, then I saw this is the place that everyone is reviewing it, so I am putting my review here, with some edits. I bought this in Classic Ivory, the lightest shade, and it works for my really fair olive face. It's not too pink, which I have had such a hard time with in other foundations! I have to say, if you put a lot of this on your bare face, it will come out really pale and chalky looking. What I do is put sunscreen on first, then let it sink in, then blot off any excess, then put the foundation on, and then it doesn't look chalky, and it's actually a little darker. I have oily skin, so if you do also, you will have to touch up during the day, but all I do is just put a little more on, and I don't need to do it that often. Also, since it's not meant to be a full-coverage foundation, I found that a little shine actually doesn't look that bad. The great benefit of this foundation is that it's so easy and quick to put on! I was using Colorstay for full-coverage days, but I find that I'm using this Neutrogena one for just day-to-day stuff. You can build it to a medium coverage, which I do on my cheeks and nose because I have mild rosacea, and it seems to cover that just fine. It looks much more natural than Colorstay.For the price, I think it's worth giving it a try if you are looking to see what mineral makeup is all about, and/or you want an easy and quick foundation. To me it seems inexpensive because because I'm used to department store products. I paid $11.69 for it at Target, so to me that's a huge bargain!I'm definitely buying this again!
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 2/21/2008 10:12:00 PM
More reviews by aishiteru21
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Overall Rating: 4 (eh, I would give it a 3.7 or 3.8 if I could with the rating system)Price: 4. at $13 for a drugstore brand, price is a bit expensive to mePackaging Quality: 3 (Organized and works fine)Would I buy this again? Yes*NOTE* I have light Asian skintone that is extremely acne prone and oily. I used the color in Classic Ivory. I also used Milk of Magnesia as my primer to control oil and create a smoother canvas to put the powder on.THE POWDER1) I wouldn't call it super silky, but I wouldn't call it chalky either. I would say the smoothness is good enough where I don't consider it bad at all. On a scale 1 to 10 (10 being silky smooth), I'd rate this a 6.5 t 7.2) As others have mentioned, this seems to be yellow-based powder--yay! But I must say, it isn't completely yellow based. I feel that it has some neutrals with it so neutrals and yellows can get away with this product on their skin without looking too off-colored.3) I needed to use the MoM with this powder. I tried it on without the MoM, and my skin oiled up quicker. Not only that, but the powder didn't look as smooth. I mean, it still is smooth, don't get me wrong, but it just doesn't like AS nice with the MoM on.COVERAGE1) Not full coverage, not too sheer (unless you apply it lightly). I felt that when I first apply it on over the MoM, it looks heavy, too matte, and too light for my skin. BUT after waiting for the powder to sorta "sink in", the color seems to match my face pretty nicely. It's still on the lighter side, but my face is naturally lighter than my body color, so technically I'm matching my face's actual color, but not my body color.2) Doesn't necessarily hide my pores/blackheads on my nose, but it sorta "mutes" them. When taking photos, you usually can't see my pores that much because the powder seems to make it look smooth even though if you stood right in front of me, you could still see some pores. But, I find it okay that this powder stays on the light side since I'm not looking for full coverage ( I have other makeup for that). This is good for a "my skin, but much much better and less oily" daily face. Also, I have lots of acne scars (that aren't extremely dark, but dark enough where you notice I have scars) and this powder "mutes" them out, but doesn't completely cover them, which is okay to me. I'll just use some light concealer.STAYING POWERWith using MoM, on a regular school day, I apply this on around 6:30am ish and get to school by almost 7:30am. By 10:20am, my skin looks slightly oily, but not enough where I need to use a blotting sheet. However, I usually don't apply the powder thickly either, so if I had put on the powder thicker, my face probably wouldn't oil up at its usual 10:20am mark. I apply it lightly to light-medium, to give you an idea of how much I put on my face. I honestly wish it had much more staying power than this, but I guess I can't wish too much since my skin is, afterall, really oily on its own. I'm lucky enough to hold it out for almost 4 hours since applying it at 6:30am ish.PACKAGINGI like the packaging since it's sanitary, but I have to say, I don't like how you have to flip back and forth with getting the powder onto the makeup sponge (which is actually decent and very usable btw) and toggling back to the "sponge compartment" to use the mirror. I find that part inconvenient. But overall, the packaging is sturdy, clean-looking, and good.Overall, I like this product, but I definitely would like it better if this product would be like $8-9 dollars instead of $13, because if you're buying this product alone, tax would make that $13 go to like $14 or 15, which is a lot for a drugstore. Plus since it has SPF 20, I find that such a HUGE plus! And it's pressed mineral powder, rather than having to deal with the messy loose mineral powder. This is much more convenient.I'll continue to use this since it's definitely not a bad product. I'd say give it a try. If you don't like it, return it :). (btw Walgreens has a better return system than CVS IMO. I returned a product and they never questioned why or anything. They called the manager immediately and gave me my return on the spot. No hassle)I have used this product for almost a month now, and I do not see any pimples forming due to this product. I don't feel any irritation either. I am simply getting pimples just because I'm a teenager with the hormone crazy thing going on which I have separate medication for. If you have ANY questions, don't hesitate to message me and ask :)EDITIngredients (info courtesy of drugstore.com):Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (6.6%)Inactive Ingredients: Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Dimethicone, Oryza Sativa Starch (Rice), Magnesium Myristate, Methicone, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Pantothenic Acid, Panthenol, Glycine Soja Flour (Soybean), Alumina, Silk Powder, Water, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, May Contain: Iron Oxides, Nylon 12, Carmine
8 of 10 people found this helpful.
on 2/16/2008 10:18:00 AM
More reviews by pikacupcake
I bought this hoping for a more yellow look. I have really really yellow tinted skin. It just didn't do the job for me. I put it on and looked like I had put fake tanner on my face and I had picked the 2nd lightest shade. The price of it was nice and I had gotten it from Ulta so I was able to return it, but I definitely wouldn't buy it again. It was just too orange for me. So I'm still on the search for a nice powder foundation.
on 2/4/2008 3:24:00 PM
More reviews by charchy
Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure
o.k. First of all, it took me a minute in figuring out this review IS what I look for and it is "Neutrogena® Mineral Sheers™ Powder Foundation Compact". In short, I fell in love with it in just one day. It is 10000+ times better than the brush version. It gets me great coverage without having to put on a lot of powder; it stays put all day and I basically don't feel it throughout the day. When I go home and look at myself, I still look very good (of course I will be olier than the morning which always happens). Before this one Loreal Natural mineral powder was my favorite and I still like that one. Compared to Loreal one, this one feels lighter on skins. Hope this helps.
on 1/16/2008 10:56:00 AM
More reviews by ayngemac
Skin: Oily, Olive, Cool
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
I read the reviews of the original version of this, where the product was the brush, and I almost didn't buy it because of those bad reviews, but this was 40% off and I had a coupon so what the heck. I'm very happy with this. It gives me the coverage I need, it matches my skintone, and it looks natural. I do not like the way the mirror is under the pan. Makes for very awkward application, but overall this is a definite winner. I think the regular price is $13.99. I think I'll stock up while it's on sale.
on 9/23/2006 12:45:00 PM
More reviews by DevinGirl83
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
Hello all. I'm new to this site, but I plan to consult it before any cosmetic purchase. I'm new to the whole "mineral foundation" scene. I've drooled at the Bare Escentuals informercials on tv many a time. I do NOT drool over the price, however, and decided to give a cheaper version a try. I have combination skin with a bit of uneveness and a few discolorations from healed acne. I think I'm one of the only people who purchased this who didn't have a problem with the design or brush. Either my face has lost sensation or is reinforced with steel...I really thought the brush was very soft and nice-feeling. As for the product coming out in the center I just shake like there's no tomorrow and buff it all over my face in small circular motions. It takes a bit of exertion, but I can get it on evenly - and my right arm seems to be getting more and more toned :P As far as the coverage goes...I'm pleased. Before I tried this I was a liquid foundation sort of gal. I LOVE the way a powder feels as opposed to a filmy of a liquid foundation. I do at times have a bit of trouble with this make-up covering those trouble spots. It does even out my face beautifully. Normally I have a hellish time finding a good match for my hispanic (medium tan-tan with yellow undertones) skin. The lightness and sheerness of this powder seems to adjust to my skin. I'm pleased overall with neutrogena mineral sheers. Maybe I'd be thrilled if I quit being cheap and bought the high-end stuff.
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