Friday, January 18, 2013

Review: bareMinerals: Mineral Veil

Hi everyone! I have a review on bareMinerals: Mineral Veil. This is a translucent finishing power for the face. This is formulated to set the makeup and have the effect of a "soft focus camera lens". This is formulated with out parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances and dyes. This is available at Ulta, Sephora, and and stores, and retails for $20. 
I picked this up at Ulta and honestly it was a at the moment buy. I came home and slightly regretted it mainly because I really didn't need a finishing powder, I almost never use liquid face products, my foundations are powder and I don't need to set that. But I justified it by saying its my only one and it can come in handy later, so I kept it. 
Overall this is a good finishing powder, it does absorb excess oil and when I do use liquid products ex: BB creams or liquid foundations this does the job in setting and making my makeup last longer. This is very light weight and doesn't cake up on top of products. The finish this gives my face is very soft and matte. This is nice in the summer as well when I wear nothing on my face and just a dust of this to mattify my face. The oil control of this product is long lasting and does very well in heat and humidity.  I didn't find this to accentuation any pores on my face like some loose powders I've tried but sometimes it can make my face feel a little dry and tight. The dryness does go away after a while or if it really bothers me i'll just give my face a quick spritz with Fix + by Mac. 
I think I made the right choice in keeping this, Its good and does the job, I'm not crazy over it because its not something I use on a daily basis but it is good to have in my collection for when I need to set liquid products and when I need serious oil control.

1 comment:

Karen said...

I've been on the lookout for a translucent finishing powder just so that throughout the day I don't start to have a greasy looking face! This Bare Minerals powder sounds really good :) I agree with you- products you don't use often but aren't necessarily bad, aren't really much to rave about :P