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The cost of this product varies from place to place, but it always costs a fraction of all other face products out on the market today! I had low expectations for this NYC product because the cost was just to good to be true. My expectations were wrong and I will definitely be repurchasing this product over and over again! The container I bought is about the size of my fist and unlike other products, NYC has filled it over halfway instead of trying to cheat consumers by only filling it up partially. The amount of product you get for the price is phenomenal. The container has a sleek black lid and a clear bottom so you can see the actual color of the product before you buy it. I have had a ton of problems with the container for the product. When you open it up for the first time there is a sponge applicator sitting on top of a sticker that covers the holes that the product dispenses out of. Upon removing the sticker for the first time I was so excited that the perfect amount of product is put onto the sponge. The second time I used the product it was a different story... I opened the lid and powder fell everywhere. It was a mess! There was no way to close off the dispenser so the product filled the top section of the container and lid. It is a lot of work to open and close the container because no matter what I try, product falls everywhere. I am going to try and move this product into a different container here shortly because the everyday struggle is getting old. the product itself is amazing! I have been using this product for around 3 weeks and I have no complaints. the color I purchased was in the shade 742A Natural Beige. It is an exact match to my skin, but it also works for my sister's skin which is a little lighter than mine. The product is very matte and does not have shimmer in it like a lot of other face powders out there. When I do not apply concealer first this product gives me just enough coverage to hide under eye circles, blemishes, and redness without making my skin look fake. I have found that it is only necessary to reapply about every 7 hours because it soaks up facial oil and hides it for about that long! It is perfect for any occasion and every day use! I have combination skin and this product does not exemplify any dry areas and covers dry skin like a charm. It makes everywhere on my face look really smooth and clean! I love this product and will definitely repurchase it over and over again. I would recommend anybody with any skin type to use this product!
I'm writing a review about this, just to contrast what others have said about this powder. I have had it for about a month or so now, and i actually think its alright. Although i buy a lot of make up, i usually end up sticking to the same old thing and my new product goes into the bottomless pit of my make up drawer. However, i bought this just to "try out" the concept of mineral foundation and i was pleasantly surprised. my plan was to buy this and then if i liked it buy a more expensive one, but i've been using this every day with no hassle and have not touched my regular liquid foundation once since. The real negative point about this is the brush they give you which as one reviewer stated " neither use nor ornament" but hell, i never use crappy brushes they give you with make up anyway. I used my own power brush, and applied it for the first time. it felt kind of weird at first, like i was just putting face power on. it felt initially as though i got no coverage, but i put a bit more on, and lo! it covered up open pores really well, and made fine lines look better. normally by the end of the day, my face is a bit oily and my foundation sitting in the creases, but this is really good. your skin feels lighter with it on, and this has SPF 15 in it too which is great. I use the lightest colour and find it a good match. I've not used foundation or concealer since using this and its still in my make up bag. i bought mine from superdrug for 3.89, and i think it's an awesome product for the money and gives you a great chance to give mineral foundation a go!
I am a bit skint ,but I wanted to try a mineral foundation so chose this one as it was only £3.99. I bought the one that was natural fair as I am pale skinned, I ended up looking ill! I decided to give the medium one a go and it did the trick without making me orange. It gave a nice,sheer coverage and didn't clog my pores at all. The brush was neither use nor ornament though and so I actually use a foundation brush to apply it. You will probably need to re-apply this during the day as it does tend to disappear after a few hours. Overall, this is good enough for popping to the shops or doing the school run ,but for a night out ,you would need something with a bit more staying power . Can't grumble for the price though.
I had a wedding to go to this weekend, and normally I would just wear a pressed powder as a base, but in typical sods law fashion - I broke out this week with lovely red patches - oh joy of joys! So the hunt begain for a foundation that would be light but still give half decent coverage, and boy was it a hunt! I'm fairly pale and often have problems getting a foundation that is light enough and my first tries were disappointing to say the least! In a last ditch attempt i found myself at the NYC range in superdrug looking at their loose powder foundation with dinky little kabuki brush! As it was only £3.99 I thought I'd give it a go, going for the natural light colour. I immediately went and tried it out in the loo and was pleasantly suprised. The colour was pretty spot on, the finish was lovely, but the brush was a bit poo. I bought a decent kabuki brush recently and I have to say I love it! Even with this cheap powder it gives a really smooth finish - one slight problem is that if the powder goes near my nostril I end up sneezing! I didn't quite follow the instructions to the letter, I didn't knock off quite as much of the excess as you are supposed to, I found it better to just blend like crazy. I'm impressed that this has SPF12 in, as it is something I need to think about more often. I really quite like this product, but I think you need to be careful with the colouring.
When I bought this product, it was because my new Avon one didn't have a brush and I was actually only buying this because it was a cheap way to get a kabuki brush. This mineral foundation is similar to the others, comes in a plastic pot with small holes which allow you to sift through a small amount of minerals at a time to fill your brush and although its cheap its only a third the size of the Avon one so works out more expensive Good Points Not tested on animals Natural SPF Cheap (but not a big size) Readily available Bad Points Very poor coverage Doesn't enhance your face It contains an SPF12 through Titanium Dioxide which is apparently a natural sun block. Who said beauty couldn't be educational. There were a number of shades to choose from none of which were particularly suited to darker skins but as I'm quite fair skinned I chose 687A natural light Having learnt from the Avon minerals that less is more and to blend blend and blend some more I loaded the small brush tapped off the excess and began to brush over my face. I didn't see much difference so I did it again, and again and again. however so many hairs came out of the brush I looked like I had a beard Even with so many layers of foundation on there was still very little coverage. I wasn't going out so left it at that but when I took my make-up off later that evening there wasn't a single piece of evidence on the muslin cloth (big Liz Earle fan) that I had put any foundation on at all. Of the three mineral foundations I have now tried this was the worst and taking weight into consideration and the unusable brush probably the most expensive. This is available from Superdrug for £3.99 but don't do it.
When I bought this product, I had already tried Avon's mineral foundation with mixed results. I found that it looked good on days when my skin was exfoliated and soft, but on days when there were still dry patches, the powder clung onto the dry bits looking awful. Given that it was so hit and miss, I'm not sure why I then went out and bought yet another mineral foundation. ~About the product~ This is foundation in the form of a loose powder. It is made from pure minerals, is talc-free, irritant-free, oil-free and fragrance-free and promises to give a flawless complexion without clogging pores. It also contains SPF12 so will protect the skin from the sun. It comes in four shades, which are ... - Natural Fair - Natural Light - Natural Medium - Natural Deep Being very pale, I went for Natural Fair. ~Packaging~ The foundation I have is not the one pictured above, I did send Dooyoo a link to a picture of the item, so I don't know what that is up there! The powder itself comes in a round tub, and this comes in a box with a small kabuki brush.The brush is probably the most pointless thing you have ever seen -it's tiny, and there is no way I would use it to apply the foundation, as I would guess it would end up looking a streaky mess. The little tub has a screw top, and when removed, you will see that there is a sort of plug with little prongs on, which holds the powder in. You must remove this before each use and shake a bit of powder out onto the tray before swirling the brush in the powder. ~Application~ So, in the absence of a proper kabuki brush, I decided to use the largest blusher brush I could find. You simply swirl the brush in the powder, and tap off the excess, before applying all over the face 'in smooth motions'. I have no idea what constitutes a smooth motion, so I went for the circular sweeping kinda motions they always apply bare escentuals mineral foundations with on QVC! ~Results~ So I'm applying the stuff with my circular sweeping motion, and I'm thinking 'Has anything gone on yet?' I looked at the brush - there didn't appear to be any powder on it. I dip it in the powder again, and do my sweepy motion thing again - it still doesn't look like anything is going on my skin, although it obviously is, as there's now nothing on the brush. Basically the powder just seemed to be disappearing as soon as it hit my skin. I know the idea is that you are not supposed to be able to tell that you're wearing it, however it didn't look like it was there, because it wasn't actually covering any imperfections in my skin tone, and it certainly wasn't adding any colour or anything like that. The only place I could actually tell it was on my skin, was a dry patch that I get between my brows. The powder seemed to have clung to the dry skin and was making it look orange, which as you can imagine was quite attractive. Other than that I could not tell this stuff was on my skin at all, as it gave no coverage whatsoever. ~Price~ I bought this from Superdrug, where I believe it cost £3.99 ~Conclusion~ As you can probably tell I am not very impressed with this powder. You just couldn't tell I had even put it on - it provided no coverage whatsoever, but clung to dry skin, making it look horrible. I would not buy this again, nor would I recommend it to others.
Foundation Powder / With SPF 12