So much ravings!!! Who can resist the temptation to try right??? So when I saw a mailer from Sephora stating a starter kit with a full sized foundation of our shade (with the option of getting the original / matte version), I decided to give this a go.
This set is $119 as I chose to get the matte foundation. If you are purchasing the original foundation (that gives more glow due to slight shimmer particles in the powder), it will be $115. Honestly, I find this quite a good deal as it comes with 1 dvd guide, 1 mini guide (if you r lazy to watch the dvd), 2 face brushes, 1 concealer brush, 1 trial size mineral veil (setting powder applied after the mineral foundation), 1 trial size warmth powder (looks like bronzer to me to get that healthy glow), a trial size bareMinerals Prime Time base (makeup base to be applied before the foundation) and 1 FULL size mineral foundation of my shade. Brushes are always more expensive and I get 3 of them in this??? WoOOWwww!
My thoughts about this foundation after using it:-
1) Super natural........... LOVE IT! I applied Bobbi Brown Concealer on my undereye to cover the panda eyes and then buff on the foundation. As it is buildable, I buffed in a few rounds to get to a reasonable medium coverage. Even then, I look the natural look as if I am not wearing foundation but with smaller pores and smoother skin.
2) Last very well......... Coupled with the Prime Time base (a clear gel), I did not get any shine on my usual T zone until 6 hours later (I usually need to blot once every 4 hours) and when I blot using tissue paper, I do not see the tissue paper soaking up the foundation (unlike when I was using liquid foundation & powder where the tissue turned beige)
3) Simple to use
All you need to do is just to tap some powder on the lid and using the brush to swirl around the powder, tap off the excess before buffing onto your skin in circular motion.
4) Did not oxidise
This could be due to me using the base. But then again, no oxidisation is really WOW.
Looks like this foundation is definitely here to stay in my makeup drawer... :)