It took me awhile to decide how I felt about this product. I can't stand liquid foundation so I've been on the hunt for a decent coverage powder. I went into Ulta & had one of the girls put this on half my face & Tarte on the other half. She was really heavy handed with the product & it made the Tarte look awful & cakey while the LG still looked good, so I ended up getting this. When I got home, I noticed that the side this was on was very orange but I decided to give it a true chance anyways.
I don't need a ton of coverage in the first place, so it's always hard for me to tell if a powder is full coverage or not. I think this one has really good coverage if you use a dense brush & layer it. I use the RT Buffing brush & it works great with this foundation. I use the Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro primer & put this on over it. This stuff can be built up on my skin while still looking like I'm not wearing anything. Usually I wear a minimal amount & don't really contour, but yesterday I layered this up a little bit & did some contouring & highlighting & when I checked my face in the mirror later I was taken aback by how flawless my skin looked. I looked like a doll. It was ridiculous [but awesome].
Overall, this foundation has totally grown on me since I first got it. At first I thought it was way overpriced & not worth it. I still think it's way overpriced, but it might be worth it & I might actually purchase it again. I should also mention that I had NO issues with it turning orange when I put it on myself. I think that was just a fluke & could have happened because the girl who color matched me used a big fluffy brush to dust it onto my face but didn't really take the time to buff it in. I also figure that different containers of the same color probably differ slightly due to the marbling, which worries me a little when I think about repurchasing.
Love this product and am happy to have found at least one powder foundation that I really like - still on the hunt for others!
I wanted to update this because I've been wearing this foundation now for almost a year, and the longer I wear it the more I notice that it truly IS a bit orange on me, especially after being worn all day. This might be a product of it being winter and me being especially pale right now, but it's definitely not an attractive look. It also gets patchy, so at the end of a day it will be orange on the bridge of my nose and the sides of my nose/cheeks, get cakey on my forehead, & leave my nose oily.
I really like this product for the coverage, but the shade range kills me. I wear it in light but it's still too dark for me - whereas the porcelain shade is literally WHITE. I could probably purchase both and combine them, but I'm not willing to spend nearly $70 doing that when I could probably switch to a different brand and actually get my correct color. I've got my eye on MAC powder foundation next, because it has fantastic reviews, an awesome shade range, and is $5-$6 LESS than the BnB foundation.
I'm on the fence about whether I'd purchase this again or not. I like that it's at my Ulta, so it's an easier buy than MAC would be, for example, since I don't have a MAC near me. But the price and shade range kills me - so I'm going to have to go with no. I could probably find something similar, but better.