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June 05, 2007


Jackie Danicki

I was sent some Bare Escentuals mineral foundation and also found it too much for my skin - like I was wearing a mask. Paula Begoun has a special report on mineral make-up (I joined her site just to read it), and this is one of her biggest criticisms: the minerals can give a shiny, heavy look.

Jackie Danicki

NB My friend Karri (who is a VERY discerning customer and shows up in the comments here sometimes) swears that Glow Minerals foundation has changed her life. They sell it in the cosmetic surgeon's office where she works, and she tells me it's very reasonably priced, too.


My fave powder foundation is Body & Soul's. It's got a nice texture, looks good whether I use it wet or dry, and has the most ridiculously adorable compact. The Sonia Kashuk one was rather chalky looking on me, too, which bummed me out since it looked like a perfect color match in the pan. Oh well, at least it was a cheap makeup experiment. I've been underwhelmed by the mineral makeup as well - but I have oily skin, so shiny tends to be my sworn enemy when it comes to foundation.

laura linger

If it's mineral makeup that you crave, let me suggest that you try Pur. I have it and I love the stuff. I apply it with a huge kabuki brush that I scored in a Smashbox gift set, and it looks natural and great.

I also like the Sonia Kashuk powder foundation, and her brushes are simply without peer.


Body & Soul works for me, both powder and brushes. Also Physician's Formula is excellent - and talc free.

For mineral makeup(which I've also just gotten into), Erth is great as is Bare Minerals.

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