Product Type: Avon makeup
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Member Name: heedash
Avon Smooth Minerals Powder Foundation
Advantages: Lovely sheen
Disadvantages: powder can be slightly messy to use
I first bought this powder foundation from Avon about a month ago, since then I have ordered two more pots, one in a darker shade (shell) and the other two are ivory shade.
Firstly, I do like the little pot it comes in, it doesn't seem to hold much powder at first glance but when you apply you realise that in fact it will probably last quite a while. I'm not overly keen on the mirror placement inside the lid only because you have to tip it upside down and shake it to release some powder to use and inevitably the powder goes onto the mirror resulting in a dirty mirror! Whilst it's not ideal- I don;t think there could be an alternative really unless they found some way of separating it from the powder completely and in such a small pot I doubt it would be cost effective to do so. Anyway- I digress, the actual powder itself is light and very easy to apply.
I like to put a towel on my knee when applying just to catch any loose particles that fall off the brush instead of my clothes catching them! You swirl your brush into the powder and I rub it in circular motions all over my face -I do like putting foundation on all areas of my face without getting a 'caked on' look, I know some people prefer just to put on the areas needed so you could apply that way if desired.
You can go back over all areas with more powder until you achieve the look you want and I find it gives a lovely moisturised effect with almost like a sheen, but still looks really natural.
I never thought I'd feel comfortable with powder foundation as sometimes my skin can dry out but as soon as I tried this I instantly loved it. I probably would wear normal liquid foundation for a night out but the mineral powder is perfect for every day use and I would highly recommend!
Summary: Thumbs up, nice coverage, nice finish