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BaremineralsÂ® Illuminating Mineral Veil
Bare Minerals bare escentuals Mineral Veil new / sealed
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on 7/12/2007 11:11:00 AM
More reviews by msdi2u
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
I think I just found my HG finishing powder! I wish I bought Mineral Veil before all of the other, loose powders I've wasted money on over the years! MV keeps my face matt better and longer than any other powder I've used, and it makes my skin look poreless! I like this better than MAC Blot Powder (pressed & loose), Make Up Forever Duo Mat (pressed), and Laura Mercier Translucent (pressed). The others are good, but they don't keep the oilies away as long as Mineral Veil does for me. And I will admit- Mineral Veil works best for me when worn as a setting powder over a liquid foundation. Used over a powder foundation... it doesn't perform for me as well. When I used this over a pressed powder foundation... Mineral Veil did keep the shine away, but it didn't give me the same, poreless finish. I think this really works best over liquid foundation (my preference), and I will definitely repurchase (if I drop this in the sink or use the whole thing up). :o)
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on 6/7/2007 12:47:00 PM
More reviews by sksterling
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I am not all that impressed with this. It is a very basic, but nicely milled loose powder. You could wear it alone to stop shine, but it won't cover anything. I tried using it over the foundation and couldn't see a big difference; it only added to the masky effect I get from BE foundation.
on 3/27/2007 2:37:00 AM
More reviews by design
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine
what exactly is the purpose of this stuff? i don't see much of a difference between this and the #1 concealer except that it is a slightly lighter color. it didn't make my poors invisible and was just like another light concealer. i use #1 and i swear there is no difference. shine reducer? i don't know, but buy one or the other.
on 1/10/2007 12:25:00 AM
More reviews by Reservechic
Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I have combination-to-oily skin. For me, this product doesn't provide all day oil control. It temporary controls shine for a few hours. And, after that, touchups are definitely needed. I think that this is a pretty okay powder. It's definitely what BM recommends that you use in conjunction with their foundations to provide the perfect finishing touch. There are several versions of Mineral Veil that BM offers. I have tried a number of them. And, for me, they all basically provide the same results for me.
on 12/28/2006 1:01:00 AM
More reviews by la_clique
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Really love this stuff, even bought the (overpriced IMHO) compact for my purse. Hate how large the compact is, LOVE the super little fan brush. It gets the powder in just the right places-sweeps across the forhead and nose and gets into the creases around the nose and chin. It is a bit pricey, but a little goes a long way. It lasts me almost a year. (I don't have really oily skin, just tzone)
on 12/4/2006 7:43:00 PM
More reviews by inneroracle
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
This is a good setting powder. It doesn't really add color, and if you apply it sparingly, it looks nice as a light dusting. It helps absorb oil as I think it has cornstarch in it.Overall, it is a good product to apply over MMU.
on 11/7/2006 1:35:00 PM
More reviews by akemikatze
Hair: Red, Other, Other
this is great for mattifying oily skin. I use it to set Maybelline Pure Oil Free Foundation when I want a natural look. It's more pricey than other translucents, but the texture is so fine and silky! One thing I dislike in regards to the packaging is that the "sifting" holes are too big for such a fine powder. I will continue to purchase this to use as a setting powder.
on 10/3/2006 8:10:00 AM
More reviews by LadyBug_here
Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Not Sure
My skintype: on my notepad.I really like this loose powder. While most people use it as a finish-off over the BE foundations I wear it alone.It gives a polished and slight glowy look. Perfect for a natural look or too tone down a shiney sunscreen. The trick is to use minimal so it doesn't get cakey. I take off 2 lippies because I feel it doesn't give enough coverage to hidelittle acne scars or to even out skintone.
on 8/8/2006 4:04:00 PM
More reviews by sarakat
I can't comment on how this works with their foundation because I don't use that, but I can say that it does work very well for me as a nice mattifying powder. Most days I apply moisturizer and use this and go without foundation. It controls oiliness and doesn't cake like a lot of loose powders I've used. Doesn't settle into fine lines, and overall just makes your skin look a degree nicer but in a very natural way.
on 7/10/2006 8:47:00 PM
More reviews by macompanick
I finished a pot I received for Christmas, but would not purchase this again - at least not in the summer anyway. I'm so shiny mid-day that I might as well use nothing at all in the morning. I really did like BE there for a while, but maybe it's just a winter thing.
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