Anyone tried this line? Good? Bad?
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2/28/07 at 3:35am
I want to know as well...
Active Ingredient: Titanium Dioxide 8%; Inactive Ingredients: Mica, Boron Nitride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bismuth Oxychloride, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Silicate, Magnesium Carbonate, Silica, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Tocopheryl Acetate, Iron Oxides
Looks like it contains bismuth. :/
Okay so I am half way through my day so I thought I'd give my impressions thus far. I am wearing the porcelain 4 in 1 pressed powder, the bronzer and blush that came with the starter kit.
My first impression is that I was amazed at how true the "4 in 1" actually is. Using the utility brush that I got free with my purchase at Ulta-- I dab it into the pressed powder and blend over my blemishes. It covers just as well, if not better then a liquid concealer.
The first time I applied the product all over my face, it was too much. I had to stop, wash it off, and try again. I am so use to caking on makeup to get the coverage I need. A little goes a long way, I would dip and dust until you've gone over your whole face before you dip again. But that's just me.
Anyway, for one little product, I am amazed at how well it covers. Normally I'd have to get a lot of product to cover my rosacea.
I also find it a lot easier to apply than the loose bare minerals stuff I have (and it looks better, less orange). The compact is very nice!
In pictures, I don't get the completely flawless look that studio fix would give me. But the reason I like this better then studio fix, is that if you walk outside in the daylight and look at yourself in the mirror.. that's the WOW factor. It doesn't look like you are wearing makeup, it looks very natural. With studio fix, NW or NC 15, my face has an orangey tint to it and it emphasizes my pores. Pur Minerals actually minimizes my pores.
For everyday wear I would wear Pur Minerals. But if I was doing photographs or something where I really needed my face to pop, I'd wear the studio fix.. simply because in pictures you don't see what you see in daylight.. know what I mean?
So yeah, that's what I think. I love this stuff!