Aubrey Silken Earth Translucent Base Foundation Natural Porcelain Beige -- 21 oz
Over the years, I have purchased many cosmetics. I tired Bare Minerals but found the power emphasized my fine lines and pores. I read the reviews on Aubrey's powder and thought why not? At first glance I thought it would be too light (natural porcelain beige) but it blends into the skin providing an overall effect that is polished. It smells wonderful and seems to glide on much better than other mineral make-up I have tried. If you need a lot of coverage, I would suggest using a liquid base first. I will definitely purchase this again.
March 22, 2013
Good Finishing Powder but Requires Some Work
I use this powder as a finishing powder over a liquid foundation or a tinted moisturizer. This powder is not really long lasting, it is a little drying, and oxidizes just a tad to a bit darker shade (but nothing major). I would say that this powder is approximately NW15 when you first apply it but then becomes NW18-20 (on the MAC scale). This powder is VERY matte, so I mixed it with some other illuminating powder (and then I realized that there is an Aubrey illuminating powder as well, I should have mixed with that) as I like more luminous finish. The powder is very sheer, I wouldn't call it a base at all. Regardless of all the troubles I am trying to use more natural products that is why I will buy this powder again as I trust Aubrey and their ingredients.
February 10, 2013
GREAT finishing powder!
I have tried them all-- Mac, Benefit, Stila etc.. This loose powder is the BEST! Plus-- it's all natural... I have light to medium skin tone and use Tarte clay foundation in light/med and this color looks perfect. I have tried the Porcelain and it's way TOO light...
Using a fluffy powder brush first then touching up with a poder puff works well. Try it, you'll LOVE it!
December 3, 2012
Light and silky
I don't like makeup, but still struggle with blemishes. I've been wanting to get away from liquid foundations as they feel heavy to me. I used one of the expensive mineral powders in the past, and it still felt pasty and it looked like I had a mask on. I'm a red head with fair skin and freckles, and this powder gives me a nice light coverage and looks very natural. And it feels soft and silky! Give it a try.
November 23, 2012
hope they never stop making it!!!!!!!!!!
this is now my powder of choice! i have tried so many others, including bare minerals, and always come back to this. it is perfect for my skin tone, goes on light (which is what i want) and controls shine. i have fair to medium oily skin - this shade goes on a bit lighter, but then blends in nicely with NO orange undertones at all - my skin has pinkish undertones and this shade is just right! it has a slight cinnamon fragrance that is really nice. overall i just love it! you do have to use something else to cover blemishes before applying this over the top - but it does even out your skin tone and is just perfect for giving a nice natural look. controls oil for a few hours - i do bring a little along for touch ups during the day - it is nice and light so more applications still don't look cakey. great product!
August 3, 2012