What it is:
A weightless, brightening finishing powder that blurs the appearance of fine lines.
What it does:
This utterly weightless finishing powder is formulated with light-reflecting optics to help diffuse the look of fine lines. Infused with lilac plant stems cells and vitamin C, it helps to brighten up the complexion, and a special blend of minerals absorbs excess oil and balances the skin’s texture.
-Apply over makeup with brush or included puff for the perfect finishing touch (a retractable precision face brush recommended).
bareMinerals was the first luxury brand I had ever used and I’m glad I’ve ventured further into Sephora since then. It was a great brand to start out with when I first started getting really serious into makeup and it genuinely did help my skin improve over how bad drugstore makeup had damaged it. Since then, my skin has become more sensitive with age so in turn, it requires products with better ingredients.
I was convinced to buy this when I bought the serum foundation also by this brand because I was promised they would work seamlessly together, but disappointingly found they didn’t. BareMinerals always manages to have the funkiest chemical smell to their products and I don’t know how they haven’t managed to work it out of their product formulas yet.
I genuinely do love the packaging for this compact for many reasons. For starters, it is quite sturdy and I love the fan compartments that separate the puff from the product. I’m also a huge fan of the sizeable mirror on the inside of the lid which only further adds to why this is a great item to travel with, whether it’s just for the day at work or to another state. The pan itself has quite a bit of product in it, so it feels like it’s taken me forever to use this up.
So, when I bought this, there weren’t many color options, which from what I’ve seen online, hasn’t changed. It doesn’t match my skin, but it was the closest one to do so and I figured the yellow in it could color correct any dark spots on my face. When worn alone, it looks quite ashy on my face and enhances any dry spots or fine lines on my face. When worn over foundation, it oxidizes, regardless what foundation formula I use.
I’ve found it only breaks up with the heavier, full-coverage foundations like Becca’s Ultimate Complexion Crème or Kat Von D’s Lock-It Foundation. I lost the receipt so I can’t return it for not working for me, so instead, I use it to set my under-eye area since I can get a little darkness under there from those nights I don’t get enough sleep. To keep this short, I wouldn’t recommend this product to anyone.
Since there aren’t enough color options to suit many people, I don’t think this is worth the price tag, especially since it doesn’t wear well at all.
Silica, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Jojoba Esters, Magnesium Stearate, Maltodextrin, Syringa Vulgaris (Lilac) Leaf Cell Culture Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Chlorphenesin. May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
Texture: Pressed powder
Size: 0.3 oz.
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