I have been an avid user of Bare Minerals for a while, but have never really branched out and tried other mineral brands. I definitely liked the price tag attached to this one though- because Bare Minerals retails for around $25-28 each for just one jar of foundation.
Swatches: Brushed out on left and a straight swatch on rightI picked up the shade Tan and as you can see, it is slightly darker than my natural shade. This should work okay for the summer. And I figured that I could always mix it with my Bare Minerals powder to create a custom foundation that would better match me for the following months.
Upon use, this formula is very silky and smooth. It did not irritate my skin unlike some drugstore mineral foundations. I did mix it with my Bare Minerals like I mentioned though because of the shade. I prefer to wear mineral makeup in the summer because it doesn't melt off of my face and it definitely feels lighter than liquid foundation.
The only thing that I did not like was that there was no spill proof top like my Bare Minerals one so this foundation is definitely not travel friendly.
Surprisingly, this foundation works better for me as a contouring powder because it is matte and a shade darker than my natural skin tone. It blends nicely and doesn't make me look too orangey or shiny!
Besides this foundation, I walked out of Sephora's empty handed and longing for a Sugar Daddy to buy me all the makeup I could ever want. :D
With Lovely Loose Powder,