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I was visiting a bareMinerals outlet when I ran across a kit where I wanted the blush and the lipstick that was included.  The associate told me it also came with foundation of my choice.  I wanted to try something new and was drawn to this product.  I expressed my hesitation to the associate that it was a hydrating cream and I have very oily skin, we looked at the other foundation choices available and decided that this one would be the best option.  I chose the colour 02 Vanilla.

All of the colours seemed to run on the yellow side, and this colour is for fair neutral skin.  I must say at I was quite surprised that it blended so well with my skin tone.  I tried both Beauty Blender and a brush for application and found that I liked the coverage better with a brush.  The coverage is sheer to light, but it can be built up to a medium coverage.  The finish is beautiful and weightless.  I used Mineral Veil as a setting powder and it’s one of the prettiest finishes in a lightweight foundation that I have ever seen!

What surprised me the most is that my skin did not get hyper oily while wearing this foundation and it lasted beautifully all day long.  I am happy I decided to give this tinted hydrating gel cream a try.  I checked the Sephora website for a price and it goes for $37 CAD.  With an SPF of 30 and being so weightless it’s very much like a BB cream that acts like a foundation, I’ll definitely have to stock up next time I’m at the outlet!


This has been one of my favourite finishing powders of all time.  I bought this one in the States at the bareMinerals outlet for $18 USD.  You can pick it up in Canada at Sephora for $26 CAD.  I usually savour this product and will use others that I have and save this one for a great make up day.

Like some other finishing powders, this has cornstarch in it, but this one is so silky smooth and finely milled.  I usually shake a bit into the lid of the container and swirl my brush into it then glide it over my face after applying foundation.  

Although this powder looks like it has colour, it’s really transparent when blended in with a brush.  It doesn’t control my oily skin although it makes no claims to do such.  I just use it to set my foundation and gives me a nice finish.  E.l.f. has a mineral powder that I think is quite close, I’ve reviewed it here.  Although similar in ingredients, Mineral Veil is just a smoother product.   What’s your favourite finishing powder?