I love my new aromaleigh powder.

My Aromaleigh Pure Cover Mineral powder came yesterday (I had read about it on one of my haircare boards). It looks so much more natural than my Philosophy mineral powder. It’s nice and matte so I don’t have to put powder on over it. My Philosphy (and from what I’ve heard many mineral powders) have an odd shiny look to them if you don’t put powder on over it, and get oily during day if you don’t. Really nice coverage. $14 for .75 oz too – it’s actually cheaper than drugstore powders. Comes in a portable container too. I wore out it yesterday for several hours and needed to retouch it just a tiny bit when I came home..and it was hot out, and I was sweating, and it’s my bad skin week of the month…can’t wait to see my skin with it on next week. =) I always had a really bad time with liquid foundations. I bet a lot of you probably had the same issues too: either they broke me out or they were “oil controlling”, which meant they went on poorly and dried up on my skin during the day. And don’ even get me started on my experiences with separate sunblocks and sunblocking moisturizers..eeww (never found one that wasn’t horrendously greasy feeling). Isn’t mineral powder great.

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  1. Yeah! Aromaleigh is da bomb, bay-bay! It truly is the best. Not shiny and “unnatural”; covers exquisitely. Great colors to choose from.

    Oh yeah! Did you get the kubuki brush? There is NO COMPARISON to how that applies the mineral makeup and a regular, large brush. NONE.

    If you don’t have one, you oughta get it. It buffs the minerals into your skin in such a smooth, even way. It’s like a little miracle! 🙂 :tu
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  2. It’s a real shame that Aromaleigh don’t supply to the UK :cry Mari offered to get it for me but I think it’s too much hassle trying out differnt colours etc..

    I have really got into the Jane Iredale pressed powder now though and that has also helped with skin tone. It looks so natural!! It’s expensive but since I don’t wear much makeup on top of this, it’s affordable.

    Denise – I’m waiting for my manuka honey gel to arrive – can’t wait!! I ordered 3!

  3. Hey cute Maya! 😀

    I think you’ll love that gel!

    Hey, I’ve been meaning to ask….how’s your needled places looking? I got some needling done on Friday. The woman who did my needling wanted me to ask you if that place where you got your needling done has a website.

    Also…I’m glad Jane Iredale is working well. I liked it, but I didn’t like how much it cost!!!!

  4. Hello everyone and HAPPY EASTER!

    My Aromaleigh should be here tomorrow and based on everyones wonderful reactions im hoping i love it too. I cant wait!

  5. It’s a real shame that Aromaleigh don’t supply to the UK :cry Mari offered to get it for me but I think it’s too much hassle trying out differnt colours etc..

    I have really got into the Jane Iredale pressed powder now though and that has also helped with skin tone. It looks so natural!! It’s expensive but since I don’t wear much makeup on top of this, it’s affordable.

    Denise – I’m waiting for my manuka honey gel to arrive – can’t wait!! I ordered 3!

    I think you should try clarins (it’s non comedogenic and the powder gives a wonderful look, a bit expensive but it’s worth it.

    PS : And no I’m not gay :lol
    and I don’t use makeup :roll

  6. Clarins?! No way, Jose’! Prescriptives “Magic” powder in translucent makes you look like you have the glowiest, dewiest, freshest skin on planet earth. Nothing….I mean nothing….is like this stuff. Accept no imitations. I’ve tried them all. But this stuff if mostly made of water, so when you put it on, it literally feels like you are misting your face with a water spritzer!! I LOVE THIS POWDER!!!

  7. Clarins?! No way, Jose’! Prescriptives “Magic” powder in translucent makes you look like you have the glowiest, dewiest, freshest skin on planet earth. Nothing….I mean nothing….is like this stuff. Accept no imitations. I’ve tried them all. But this stuff if mostly made of water, so when you put it on, it literally feels like you are misting your face with a water spritzer!! I LOVE THIS POWDER!!!

    did you actually try it ???

    My ex tried several ones and just sticked with clarins, it’s rather expensive (45 $ if I rmember well) but it was very smooth and most important very natural.

  8. (about Clarins): It says it’s lightweight and translucent though. Does it really give high coverage?

    I didn’t buy any brushes. I’m just so clumsy with applying powder with a brush. I did buy one of the really nice flocked sponges though. I noticed that applying the Philosophy with the sponge from my clean & Clear powder (instead of the more foamy type sponge that came with it) made it go on more smoothly, so I went with the flocked sponge.

  9. Hey Denise :mrgreen – ask your needling person to look at the following thread: http://acne.org/messageboard/viewtopic.php?t=354 – although my needling aesthetician doesn’t have her own site at the moment, others do.

    My needling is going quite well – had my 2nd session 4 days ago – all very scabby now! I think I will need 2 more to get say 70% improvement. My pits are deep. Some of the more shallow ones are almost unnoticeable now though.

    Applying Retin-a and copper peptides really makes a difference.

    About Clarins – hmmm, don’t like their stuff that much, although their Eau Dynamiste spray spells amazing!! My sister used to buy all their stuff and gave me lots of samples, but they are not make for acne prone skin. I’m sticking to the minerals!!

  10. (about Clarins): It says it’s lightweight and translucent though. Does it really give high coverage?

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    it gives good coverage, you can use them on acne prone skin. ex had acne (little though) and didn’t give her acne

  11. About Clarins – hmmm, don’t like their stuff that much, although their Eau Dynamiste spray spells amazing!! My sister used to buy all their stuff and gave me lots of samples, but they are not make for acne prone skin. I’m sticking to the minerals!!

    I used their sunscreen protection line (the one for the face), had a superb tan and it was the only sunscreen that didn’t make me breakout. Looks like everyone reacts differently.

  12. Hey Maya: Yeah, I’m scabby myself. I’ve been slathering myself with copper peptides and emu oil. All I can is WOW. I’m so impressed with the emu oil I don’t know what to say. I might switch from jojoba oil to emu oil. The emu oil is beyond amazing.

    I’m healing really, really, really well. 😀 A bit scabby, but some have fallen off, still red. I have a ways to go. Thank goodness for the CP Serum and emu oil!!!!!!

    Mod: I like the Prescriptives powder because it has light reflecting qualities. This isn’t plain powder, it has a high water content and a slight shimmer, making you look glowy. It lasts me at least 6 months, and costs about $32.00. Well worth it considering how long it lasts. Makeup artists voted it the best loose powder in the In Style 100 Best Beauty Buys a few times. They said that this is the model’s choice. I don’t use the brush that comes with it, though……

  13. Hey Denise!! I was considering buying the Emu oil – is the one you have by skin biology? Someone on another board said it broke them out, so I kind of changed my mind. What makes the emu oil so good? You’ve got my interest up -yet 😀 again!! Hehehe (You realise that I am about to become a Denise Clone don’t you?!!)

  14. :angel i was really thinking about giving the minerals a try, is it really good?does it make your pores look larger because thats what i heard,what about bare minerals?i seen in on tv.

  15. It does seem to accentuate the large pores. I think my old liquid foundations did too though (it’s been a few months so I don’t quite remember). Or maybe I notice the large pores more because the other imperfections that are now invisible are no longer drawing my attention away from them.

  16. oops. that was me above (forgot to login on this computer). Anyway, if you’re thinking about trying Mineral powder, I’d definately suggest Aromaleigh. It’s actually cheaper than many drugstore brands, so you won’t be upset about wasting the money if you don’t like it, (and won’t have to waste money ordering and shipping tiny samples).

  17. Maya, sometimes people say that something breaks them out, but I doubt it…….they make connections that sometime don’t exist. I’ve noticed that a lot on these boards. Emu oil isn’t SUPPOSED to break people out as it isn’t even remotely pore clogging. I think the most surprising thing for me is that I havn’t used my Retin A in over a week and I’m incredibly clear. It just seems to me that the emu oil makes me more glowy, more toned, and my pores look smaller. At least that it is how it seems. My skin is amazingly soft. I got into emu oil because when I had that TCA peel back in December, the cream they gave me to put on my face to facilitate healing broke me out SO BAD. I was so mad. I wrote to Cathi at Homepeels and asked her if I got another one, or got needling done, what she recommended I use to keep the skin very moist so I could heal well, and I also e-mailed Skin Biology and asked the exact same question. Both of them wrote me back and said the exact same thing. They said that many people complained of the same thing, and they both recommended emu oil, that most people had amazing results with it, and it wasn’t pore clogging at all.

    Well, I went ahead and ordered the emu oil from homepeels (not the Skin Biology brand) about 2 months ago but didn’t use it until I had the needling done. I probably will order the Skin Biology brand that has vitamin e and other things in it after my jojoba oil runs out. Or, I might mix the two (that’s what I’m doing now). I just know that my skin is glowy, soft, and my pores seem more refined, and it seems very moisterized. Keep in mind Maya that I’m slathering this stuff on bigtime thick and it is NOT breaking me out or giving me blackheads, even. It must be working because I had my needling done on Friday and I’ve already scabbed over and some have fallen off. My conclusion is that this stuff DOES NOT clog pores. My skin is so acne prone that just about anything that is listed even as a 2 or 3 on SSC’s list of acne causing ingredients on a 1-5 break out scale, break me out. That’s why I don’t use anything with chemicals or synthetics on my face because I break out really easy from them. I can’t use really anything from the drugstore. Now I think I have to use another sunblock; I broke out last week and it’s by DDF and it’s listed as being: shine free, oil and fragrance free, contains Parsol 1789. It goes on and disappears into the skin, and it’s called Matte Finish Photo-Age Protection. I like it….but it broke me out. I will have to change…… :cry 😕

    So like I say, Maya, I have put the Emu and jojoba oil on THICK, and it’s absolutely not clogging my pores AT ALL. Matter of fact, I’m surprised that I’m not breaking out just from being off Retin A micro for over a week. Though I must say, B5 is very helpful. And I’m on that, too.

  18. Angelina; Bare Minerals is incredibly shiny. Not recommended at all. With Aromaleigh, it’s not a shiny product. It covers and smooths. As for making pores look larger, I think the shiny products tend to do that, but not Aromaleigh or Jane Iredale (though Jane is very expensive). But, to make pores look smaller, I think it’s good to smooth a sponge or a pressed powder puff over the makeup after it’s applied. That helps with the pores.

  19. Denise – OK, I’m going to get some!! I’m waiting for homepeels to get back to me as I’m ready to place a big order!!

    The sunscreen that I am using is Puala’s choice – http://www.cosmeticschoice.com – it’s very good value and doesn’t break me out!!

  20. I ordered a few samples of the Aromaleigh pure powder. I couldn’t decide between that and the pure cover. The pure accentuated HEAVY coverage, and I figure I can just build with the pure powder. Maybe I should’ve gotten a few of each. Has anyone tried the Pure Powder and had good success with it? I’ve been searching so long for the perfect foundation….

  21. Thanks for the sites Mod. I got my Aromaleigh today and i cant wait to use it in the morning before work thats the test during work. I work 10 hour days and dont really have the time to reapply but i will just to look normal-lol. I have some questions though ladies…..I bought the brush Ritsvin and Denice! It also came with sponges. What would work better, the sponges or the brush? Will it last even over my fading acne marks? Will it cause breakouts even on my oily skin? Will it streak, drip, or get on my clothes? What about the hot months to come? Will it feel like plaster? Like, so many other makeups do>>

    I know the site has info but i want to know the real deal from people that actually used the products.

  22. NYM: Hey girlie! Havn’t seen you in a while. Actually, the pure cover is great; not heavy looking at all; but covers well.

    To Popcorn:

    Thanks for the sites Mod. I got my Aromaleigh today and i cant wait to use it in the morning before work thats the test during work. I work 10 hour days and dont really have the time to reapply but i will just to look normal-lol. I have some questions though ladies…..I bought the brush Ritsvin and Denice! It also came with sponges. What would work better, the sponges or the brush?

    Denise: I found that the kabuki brush works best for application. Ovbiously Ritsvin says differently, but then again, she hasn’t tried that amazing brush. I believe that that brush controls the application so well; much better than just an ordinary big brush with long handles. So, I guess everyone is different but I’ve tried applying it several different ways, including with sponges, but with the looseness of the powder, that’s very hard to manuever imho. Now what may help is to be certain to maybe use the sponge to pat everything down after you apply it. Also, be sure to apply some kind of loose powder or pressed powder to keep it all together afterwards. The sponge could be good for pressing it all down and keeping to in place after application.

    Will it last even over my fading acne marks?

    D: Sure. Just apply it in several layers and then use a tiny bit of concealer that matches your skin well. I hope you already have a good brand that doesn’t break you out.

    Will it cause breakouts even on my oily skin?

    D: Not at all. Purest stuff on earth. You can even sleep in it, it’s so pure. There is nothing in it to break you out unless you are allergic to minerals from the earth, and that is highly unlikely.

    Will it streak, drip, or get on my clothes?

    D: I havn’t had that problem. BUT, I did have some of it sweat off around my nose last week when I was at the park and it got up to almost 90 degrees. I don’t think that can be helped when you’re outside like that.

    What about the hot months to come? Will it feel like plaster? Like, so many other makeups do>>

    D: I don’t think so.

    I know the site has info but i want to know the real deal from people that actually used the products.

    D: If you ordered the samples, be sure to mix the samples together to get a good idea of what colors work on you. Be sure to sit in good light and check your neck against your face so you don’t look “two-toned” when you go out. For me, I use a mixture of 3 different colors to get the look that matches my skin tone exactly. I even had them custom blend the 2 warm and the l2 cool. Then, I added a little bit of the warm1 to cover the redmarks. I needed the shade just a touch lighter to match my neck and chest. I would recommend playing around with applying it with the brush, and with different colors. That’s how you learn what matches your skintone. But it doesn’t irritate or break you out at all. That’s never a concern with mineral makeup. I really love it. I wear liquid occasionally, but it does cake and melt off so much quicker than mineral makeup.

    Hope that helps popcorn! :angel

  23. Wow this stuff looks pretty good. I’m going to order some free samples and see what color/colors are best for me. Just a question though, (sorta stupid), but what is considered “good light” as you said denise. I always get confused about this.

  24. Hey Denise – I’ve just put in an order at http://www.homepeels.com for loads of stuff – including the skinbiologys emu oil – I’m so excited!! :crazyeyes

    Cathi is great at homepeels – really helpful, wish more sites were like that!

  25. Hey Maya. 😀 Yeah, Cathi is awesome. She has really taken the time to explain things to me. She is the one who first told me about TCA peels, what they do, what to expect, etc……

    Ya know, one thing I thought about with regard to the emu oil and me not breaking out and it’s this. Emu oil is extremely high in oleic acid, which is a natural anti-inflammatory. We all know that acne is an inflammatory skin disease. That could be why emu oil is so good for breakouts and the fact that it isn’t pore clogging makes it all the better.

    Hey, let me know when you get that manuka honey gel and tell me how you like it. I think you’ll be thrilled with it. Like I said, it’s so cooling and soothing. That flax gel in it really tones and tightens. I want to get the flax eye cream to tighten and soothe around the eye area. I’ll wear this during the day.

  26. My macadamia nut oil finally came yesterday too. it smells so nice (it actually does smell like Macadamia nuts). I wind up licking my lips and fingers after putting it on- It tastes so good too. I can’t wait to stir fry some vegetables in it. I’ll probably wind up going through the 8oz I ordered in no time. Since ordering, I’ve started to notice that they put it in some commercial moisturizers, such as Cetaphil. I was amused when I noticed that.

    My Fuller’s Earth clay is wonderful too. It really seems to draw the oil and stuff out of my pores (much more than all my other masks), and my skin wasn’t dry afterward (though you might not want to use it on dry skin).

    I added a few drops of the lavender EO to my witch hazel – tea tree toner. I add a drop of helichryseum to the macadamia nut oil – I won’t know right away if that’s making a difference though.

    (all of the above available at mountainroseherbs.com)

  27. Oh yeah…Hi Hurley. When I state “natural light”, I mean outdoor light. In other words, don’t use the bathroom light or a light source from inside your house like a lightbulb or whatever. You need to sit in front of a window to make sure you’re getting the color right.

    Ritzvin….is that a Jewish or Israeli name?

    Sounds like you are doing some great things for your skin, too, Ritzvin! The velvet kabuki brush is correct. Don’t be surprised when you get it. The handle is only about an inch long and the brush is HUGE. However, you can control the application of the minerals 100% better. I flipped through the Aromaleigh message board once and everyone raved about the kabuki brush. Like I said, for me, the loose powder just didn’t do as well on a sponge applicator. Ofcourse we are all different. I just am very very glad that the kabuki brush is so great at applying the minerals. Much, much better than a regular brush or sponge. At with it being natural hair, it’s pretty darn cheap and a great investment. Should last many years.

  28. Thanks Denise! I was a bit confused about the whole lighting thing.

    Ritzvin- I like your website a lot. Your hair is beautiful! I don’t have long hair like yours, but my favorite style you showed is the fourth one. It’s soooo pretty! :mrgreen

  29. Thanks.

    And Ritzvin’s not my real name..I just like the sound of it and use it as a username most places (also the name of my favorite old D&D character..a chaotic were-rabbit thief (long story)).

    And I did finally have that macadamia nut oil vegetable stir fry for dinner tonight. yummm. The 8 oz bottle somehow found it’s way into my pantry afterwards (I keep a 1 oz dropper bottle of it upstairs for skin use).

    I bought 2 oz of shea butter on ebay so that I can try some creamy facial cleanser recipes (bad me).

  30. My Aromaleigh samples are scheduled to arrive on Friday, whee! I was tooling around their site and checked out the forums there. I feel so intimidated now! :roll It seems like it’s going to be a lot of work to figure out what’s the right color and just how to correctly apply it. I’m looking for more than light coverage (acne, duh!) so I’m starting off with the flocked sponge. The kabuki brush got raves and raves on the forums, which intrigued me. I’ll see how the flocked sponge goes, and maybe I’ll splurge and get a brush with my next order.

    I just wish there was an Aromaleigh store where somebody would tell me the exact right color for me and the best way to apply it, etc. All of the users on the site make it sound like so much fun to experiment, but if I use this product a couple of times without thinking “Damn, this is great foundation!” then I will most likely just get frustrated and give up. At least they have the forums so I can beg for help!

  31. :angel MAYA, homepeels.com has the best i love them everytime you order something they send you samles for free the whipped camphor cleanser is awesome i love it i have been using the gylcolic acid peels and i did like three and i did see a difference their service is great too! im so excited for ya!lol :angel good luck! PS DENISE THANK YOU 😛

  32. :angel MAYA, homepeels.com has the best i love them everytime you order something they send you samles for free the whipped camphor cleanser is awesome i love it i have been using the gylcolic acid peels and i did like three and i did see a difference their service is great too! im so excited for ya!lol :angel good luck! PS DENISE THANK YOU 😛

  33. Hehehe Angelina – looks like you’re trigger happy!! 😀

    Yes, homepeels.com are the greatest!

    I hadn’t been to the gym for a couple of months because of the skin needling I was having done to my face – anyway, went tonight, in my Jane Iredale mineral makeup – and even with the sweat, my face ended up looking good – WOW!!!

  34. Denise – yes, it’s brilliant! I have so much to thank you for, you really opened my eyes to skin care. 😀

    By the way, I know the manuka gel moisteriser has arrived but I missed the postman yesterday so I have to go and collect it at the post office this morning.

    How’s the needling? I’m at the start of day 7 now and I’ve noticed quite a good improvement on all the little pits. Are you still using the retin-a?

    By the way, do you know where to source kojic acid? It’s supposed to be very good for discolouration – I’m interested in mixing it with lactic peels to get an all over effect.

  35. I tried some samples of Aromaleigh a couple of years ago, I think it was, and I didn’t find it to have enough coverage for me. It was nice and silky and went on very smoothly, but I need more coverage. It may have changed since that time, though, I don’t know. I used La Bella Donna’s mineral powder for years, which I liked a lot. They have a good color for me (Nicoletta) and it doesn’t have that weird shiney/sparkly finish that some mineral powders do (like Bare Escentuals). I’ve been using Lavera’s foundation in a tube for the last 6 months or so and I like it. I also use Lavera’s blemish cover stick, which contains tea tree, manukah and calendula extracts. The foundation has some natural oils in it (like jojoba), but it doesn’t seem to break me out.

  36. quote:

    Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2003 12:43 am Post subject:

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    Denise – yes, it’s brilliant! I have so much to thank you for, you really opened my eyes to skin care.

    Denise: WOW! What a nice compliment. :oops :oops

    By the way, I know the manuka gel moisteriser has arrived but I missed the postman yesterday so I have to go and collect it at the post office this morning.

    Denise: Well you must let me know what you think when you use it. It’s soooooooooooooo soothing!

    How’s the needling? I’m at the start of day 7 now and I’ve noticed quite a good improvement on all the little pits. Are you still using the retin-a?

    Denise: FANTASTIC! Am pretty much healed. I noticed that two scars in particular are WAY IMPROVED after the scabs fell off. One was a boxcar type scar on my cheek kinda beside my nose. The other was a VERY VERY old chickenpox scar on my chin. That one looked exactly like a circle, not an indentation. You know what I”m talking about, right? Well, my husband was even pretty impressed with that one when I showed it to him on Tuesday. I was like: “Remember that deep chickenpox scar on my chin? Well look at it now!” He was like: WHOOOOOOAAAA!!

    So needless to say, I’m pretty happy. I will probably get this done 2 more times, maybe three. We will see what happens with my smaller pits and stretched out pore type scars; she hit some of those too. But she did miss some spots I wanted her to treat. But for $100?! Good grief! This is an amazing treatment that is SO CHEAP. I’m even thinking of getting Lilian to train me in it and then marketing myself to plastic surgeons and derms. Heck, whenever I would go to these places for treatments, they would say: WOW! You know so much! So why not help others, ya know? I started Retin A on Tuesday night after all the scabs fell off. Right now, at the rate some of these scars look, I honestly think that some of them will totally fill in; which is like a MIRACLE! This was the smartest thing I’ve done in a long time. :mrgreen

    By the way, do you know where to source kojic acid? It’s supposed to be very good for discolouration – I’m interested in mixing it with lactic peels to get an all over effect.

    Denise: Well, I hate to tell you because I know you’ve already put in an order, but Homepeels has a kojic acid product. I forgot the name, but ofcourse you know how to get to homepeels, so you can look it up.

  37. Denise,

    Thank you for all the info you gave me on my new mineral makeup your a doll and i do love it!!!!!!! But i still think im gonna wear just a small layer of foundation just until my old scars lighten because right now they are so dark. Without foundation it takes alot of the minerals an i only bought the samples. But again thank Uand Ritzvin!

  38. Hey Popcorn! Glad to hear that. You know what? I did exactly what you’re doing when I first started out. I STILL have some dark marks and fading purplish/red acne scars, but I now feel o.k. with just putting concealer on top of those when I’m wearing the mineral makeup.

    Plus, it doesn’t take nearly as much time to put on the minerals. I’m glad it’s working for you. 😀

  39. Hey Denise!!

    I got the manuka gel!! Very nice!! My kids hate the smell though but I guess they’ll get used to it. Will let you know after a few days of use how it goes. Is this what you’re using to stop breakouts?

    I also bought this new product from Jane Iredale called ‘Enlighten’ – it’s a concealer and fader for red/brown marks – it’s got Vit K and licorice as it’s main skin lightening ingredients.

    Woah… I have so many products to apply now!! manuka Gel in the AM then all my mineral makeup, Retin-a and Copper Peptides in the PM followed by Jojoba oil (but will switch to the Emu oil when that arrives)!!

  40. Hey Maya; no, I’m not using it to stop breakouts; that’s primarily the job of my vitamin/mineral regimen, and the Retin A, although I think this helps a lot. You can buy the pure manuka oil from the same website you got this stuff and use it too. I usually will mix a drop or two of the manuka oil with the jojoba oil after I put on the Retin A to kill any bacteria. I have found that the gel, though, is such a good moisterizer and I love how the flax gel in it tightens and tones the skin, and makes the pores smaller. And it’s as pure as it can be. My skin does so much better when I don’t use synthetic chemicals and preservatives on it.

    I’m surprised your kids don’t like the smell. I think it smells sooooooooo goooooood; like honey! 😀

    Welcome to the regimen club, girlfriend! :mrgreen

    What complicates the matter is when you add needling into the mix. When my face is healing, I have to change the whole regimen drastically. So there ya go……. :crazyeyes :shock :eek

  41. I just tried out the ‘mix with moisturizer method’ of applying the aromaleigh, followed by a sweep of my neut spf powder. much faster and easier method. I guess I’ll see how well my makeup lasts that way tomorrow. I’ve never really loved all the fuss involved in the application of loose powders (not to mention the brushing the powder off my clothes afterward part). It’s looking good so far.

  42. Whee! Just got my samples today! I think I lucked out and one of my samples matches my skin perfectly. I got the pure powders and it definitely was not enough coverage on the red marks, no matter how much I applied. But I just put some concealer on those spots and it was ok. I was surprised how well the liquid concealer mixed in with the mineral powder. And then a little more minerals on top after the concealer had set for a few minutes and I was pretty happy. It was so nice to feel like I wasn’t wearing a mask! And it helped a bit with keeping oil at bay. I will definitely not be buying my make-up at the drugstore anymore! Not sure if I will get the brush yet, I seem to be doing ok with the sponge, and I just can’t imagine that I would be able to get the coverage as good with the brush. Thanks for the heads up on Aromaleigh, everyone! :mrgreen

  43. Will be for me the summer months for sure! In the summer my skins a oily sweaty mess most days and constantly blotting with the oil blotters or face cloths. So we will see how the minerals can hold up and i do say that its in for battle because my skin is a challege in the summer/hotter months.

    Bring it on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. Am I doing something wrong with my new Aromaleigh powder? So far it just settles into my pores and scars. Do I absolutely need a kabuki brush, and if so, which one? Thanks for the help…

  45. mattifier helps a lot with that. If I don’t use mattifier (my favourite with the mineral powder is Neutrogena’s, which is rather expensive), then it accentuates the huge pores on my cheeks (too much gets applied). Milk of magnesia will work very well as a mattifier too, except that the minerals won’t stick as well to it, and you might not get as much coverage as you need (I don’t). The Kabuki brush will help too, because it gives lighter coverage (which will not accentuate large pores like heavy coverage does). However, the coverage may be too light depending on what your skin requires (it is on me).

    My best results are obtained with a light mattifier (one that still leaves some “stick” on the surface), and applying the minerals with the flocked sponge.

  46. Are you talking about the Neutrogena Pore-Minimizing mattefier? Or is there another? I’ll give that stuff a shot. I probably lack the patience to apply it properly. I need a fair amount of coverage. Maybe I’ll apply it over my foundation and see how that works. Thanks ritzvin, thanks Mari.

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