August 19, 2011 Leave a comment
I’ve bought this compact during that time when absolutely every company had to launch their version of minerals.
Sephora Mineral Double Compact has 10 grams and it retails for $22.
I got Mineral Double Compact in D25, which is a bit too dark, but it is the lightest shade I can get here. I liked the idea of this being talc free powder and I hoped it would be a great alternative to much pricier Diorskin Nude Loose Mineral Powder. I’d say that D25 is very similar to NC25. Currently, it is almost the perfect match, but I never use it during winter. I wanted to swatch it on my arm, but it is impossible as D25 is the exact shade of my underarm. I’ll try to make a swatch in several months, when I’m back to my normal pale self
The powder comes in a round compact. Underneath the powder pan is a dual-side sponge and a mirror (not very practical since you have to flip the foundation pan up and down).
Two differently coloured sides of the sponge serve to give various degree of coverage – the white side is for light coverage and the black side is for heavy coverage. I find that both sides apply the foundation too heavy for my liking. Instead, I apply it with a powder brush.
The powder seems pretty dense – you can tell that it is made to cover. The foundation minimizes the appearance of pores up to some degree, but it doesn’t mask them completely. However, it doesn’t cover acne well. Nevertheless, I never expect full coverage from a compact powder foundation.
Mineral Double Compact is drying. Therefore, I usually only wear a thin coat of it as a finishing powder. It also emphasizes dry patches, and if applied heavily, it can look cakey. This improves as the day goes and my natural oil „melts“ the powder.
It did not break me out and it didn’t oxidize.
There is 10g (0.35oz) of the product. It has SPF 10.