This is the loose powder version which I love. I tried the pressed one and for some reason I can’t seem to get the powder out with a kabuki brush to apply!
I’m in their lightest shade L10 which has a pinkish tone to it. I believe L20 the next shade up is more yellow toned.
I tried many other MMU before but I found those are either too drying or cakey. I tried Everyday Minerals, Alima, Lauress, Suncat, Meow, and probably many other ones from small companies that I don’t recall. For Merle Norman, I always come back to it after I strayed to other brands. This is my 3rd new one and you get a lot of products for what you pay for. I paid around $30CAD for it. I use it at least 5 days a week and it lasts me for about a year which is a great deal!
The powder is finely milled. It has a sifter where you can sprinkle the powder onto the lid to apply. Every morning, after I cleansed and did the usual skincare stuff, I applied this. It stayed on my face for about 4-5 hrs before I see some oil breakthrough which is very good. It covers my pores and even my skintone giving it a luminous finish. It has slight shimmer on it but not too obvious if blended out well. It just gives it a natural glow to my face. With any powder, it can be drying if applied too much, so apply small light layer each time. I still need a concealer for my undereye circles and acne marks. This mineral powder is more to even out your skintone and give a natural glow to your face.
For those of you interested in the ingredients:
Mica, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides
It’s just 4 simple ingredients which are truly just minerals compared to other so called mineral powders that contain a bunch of other stuff.
A swatch of the shade L10 mineral powder. It’s a bit pinkish or beigy with slight shimmer.
After it’s blended out. See how it’s brighter compared to the upper part of my hand and more even?
How I look with the mineral foundation. I usually just applied to where I needed. It looks slightly pinkish here probably cuz of my room lighting.
Taken at my room again with my cute ducky! LOL