The powder is very dry and grainy - and because it is so dry and grainy - it is difficult and even uncomfortable to apply. It doesn't really cover anything. I am olive skinned - but the medium was still far too light. I love the bareMinerals products - and I had hoped that this would be of a similar quality. I would not buy this product ever again. You can get a much better product in a drug store from Cover Girl.
Submitted on Jun 15, 2015
I LOVE this pressed powderfoundation. It feels light and clean while doing a beautiful job of blending skin tones across the face.
Submitted on Feb 9, 2015
I use this pressed powder on top of BB cream to get rid of shine.It is not strong enough to cover age spots and things like that but I like how it is very natural and light, so it doesn't look caked.
Submitted on Nov 30, 2014
I like this well enough to order 2 next time. I think it does minimize my pores better than the leading mineral foundation. I haven't tried it with a brush as I think the sponge applicator gives me the coverage I want, although it seems to be going fairly fast. The medium color works well for my fairish skin, and I hope there's a good color option for summer when I'm darker. I'm happy with all the products I've ordered from Isabella--great catalog!
Submitted on Nov 28, 2014
I had to return this already, I ordered the "medium" color and even that was so pasty pale grayish in color. I am fair, but usually use a medium color powder, but this made me look even paler
Submitted on Sep 25, 2014
I'm afraid this didn't work for me. It was heavy and had the weirdest color I've ever seen in a make-up. I had to send it back and got a credit very quickly. Great service!
Submitted on Aug 19, 2014
This is the first time I have tried this product. Since I have a fair complexion I thought it might be too dark, but it isn't. It covers nicely and looks natural.
Submitted on Jul 7, 2014
I just love the Emani foundation with sponge applicator. I'm a pretty natural girl and I don't tend to cover my face with makeup. I DO use this to cover small imperfections, and it works like a charm and blends so well with my skin tone. The applicator is not just a piece of cloth like some powders have. It is spongy and distributes the foundation on my face very well. And it lasts forever because you only need a little bit to cover. For those who would use it on their entire face, I'm sure you would love it! I do!
Submitted on Jul 1, 2014
I have been using this product for many years and I love the coverage and the easy application! I prefer it to the other mineral products out there, it doesn't irritate my skin! Though they say they are all natural products - the other brands irritated my skin and my eyes! I love Isabella. Always prompt in filling orders and always there to help! Many great products, have loved everything I've gotten!
Submitted on Mar 31, 2014
For me, the coverage was not adequate--at least when used as a foundation. I have oily acne rosacea so coverage is important. Used as a finishing powder over liquid foundation, I found it to be too much. Otherwise, the medium was a good color for me. I usually choose a foundation powder in the fair-skin range--often just one shade above porcelain.
Submitted on Mar 1, 2014
Love it. Good coverage!
Submitted on Feb 12, 2014
Absolutely love this. I am 71 and have a few lines around my mouth and was afraid it would settle in the lines. Not so. it blends beautifully with my skin and makes my complexion look smooth and even. The color is perfect.
Submitted on Feb 9, 2014
Really like it. Doesn't settle in wrinkles. Very natural looking.
Submitted on Nov 24, 2013
Since I've been using Emani mineral pressed powder, I've received many compliments and queries about what I'm wearing and where to purchase it. So, I guess it's a "keeper!"
Submitted on Oct 26, 2013
Soft, velvety, excellent and subtle coverage.
Submitted on Sep 2, 2013
Great makeup. Should supply different, soluble sponge. If it weren't for that I would have given a 5 star rating.
Submitted on Jul 25, 2013
I love this product! I've been using it for years.
Submitted on Jul 25, 2013
Great stuff. I use it every day.
Submitted on Jun 14, 2013
I am not a huge fan of foundation because no matter what the bottle says it ALWAYS feels heavy and goopy on my skin. So I generally use powder when I want to look a bit more polished, without looking too heavily made-up. The problem is that most powders either 1 don't provide enough coverage, or 2 wear off rather quickly. Not this stuff! IT IS INCREDIBLE! Covers nicely, stays on all day, and I never feel it. I was a bit hesitant to order it at first due to the lack of shade choices. I have one of those "in between" skin tones. Light, but not fair enough for "ivory" but too light for most "medium" tones. The Emani medium powder is perfect! I honestly think that would match a variety of fair-to-medium skin tones - the application is so sheer. So my freckles still come through which I like, but overall my skin looks more even. I have already ordered another compact for my office, and this is now my go-to powder. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!
Submitted on May 9, 2013
I love this makeup. It is absolutely the best mineral makeup that I have ever used, and I have been using minerals for over10 years. I learned from the reviews that you posted and ordered the Medium instead of Light, even though I have a fair complexion. It is perfect, with great coverage. I will definitely order this again.
Submitted on Apr 8, 2013
Am fairly well pleased with the product -- it does not seem to last as long on the skin as I had hoped
Submitted on Apr 1, 2013
I love this make-up! It is perfect for my combination skin and the medium tone blends so well. I use it with the the Phyt's concealer and am very happy with the results.
Submitted on Mar 5, 2013
I have been buying this makeup now for about 2 years. I was very disappointed when I received my last foundation. The product is the same but the sponge is terrible. It does not sponge up the product at all . . . I am going to go to the nearest pharmacy and buy some new sponges. . .
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Submitted on Jan 24, 2013
The best powder foundation I've used! I have tried others, including a super famous and popular brand that made my face itch and burn terribly, but this one is just perfect. Looks natural while still covering/softening imperfections and doesn't irritate my skin.
Submitted on Jan 23, 2013
I've used this powder for several yrs. now. I've tried SEVERAL top brands but this is the one I keep going back to. I am a liquid make-up gal, but this has beautiful coverage on its own without looking cakey
Submitted on Jan 14, 2013
I would not purchase this again - it looks like a mask using the sponge. It is a little better using a brush.
Submitted on Nov 26, 2012
Love this powder...it goes on great & looks great...I usually wear it over liquid make-up, but it covers great without.
Submitted on Sep 15, 2012
Over the past decade, my skin has become extremely sensitive. In spite of being in my mid-fifties, it still tends towards oily, and breaks out if looked at the wrong way. Finding a foundation has been almost impossible, let alone one that would provide a little sun protection yet another thing my skin reacts to. I tried Emani mineral foundation and am happy to report I've not had a single problem. I use the medium shade, and it is a lovely match for my skin tone, providing a soft, even, no-make-up look. I love this stuff, and usually buy it in multiples. I do not want to be caught without it.
Submitted on Sep 6, 2012
I really like this foundation powder. It goes on very smoothly and provides minimal coverage so looks very natural. I especially like that it is all natural.
Submitted on Aug 30, 2012
This product has great coverage and is easy to apply with the sponge. I also use a concealer brush to touch up the darker circles under my eyes. It would rate a 5 stars from me but it is a little yellow for my already light olive skin.
Submitted on Aug 29, 2012
Love the product....covers well and looks good all day.
Submitted on Jul 22, 2012
Like it - goes on smooth, looks great.
Submitted on Jul 22, 2012
It works great. Covers but looks natural. I use a brush to get a lighter look. I wasn't sure the color options would be adequate but its great.
Submitted on Jul 21, 2012
I have tried numerous foundations over the years, too many to count in an effort to find the perfect foundation. Well, here it is...this is simply the best foundation I have ever tried. Provides the perfect amount of coverage to mask blemishes and imperfections but does not feel caked on. Absolutely LOVE it. I can't thank you enough!
Submitted on Dec 5, 2011
The color is way off from the description given I have the medium -- it is way too "powdery." All in all I do not like it.
Submitted on Aug 13, 2011
Love, love, love it!
Submitted on Jul 25, 2011
I LOVE this foundation Once I tried it I haven't even thought of using anything else. It goes on so smooth and even that it's a joy using it. I used to hate foundations, liquid or powder, but I've been converted. Thank you.
Submitted on May 2, 2011
Thank you for finding this excellent mineral foundation. I've tried others that do not work as well. The coverage is not too light or too heavy and my skin seems healthier. I am 60 and have enjoyed your catalogs for years.
Submitted on Dec 12, 2010
I love the Emani foundation and concealer. I have told many people about your wonderful products.
Submitted on Mar 21, 2010
Too yellow for my skin tone, but nice coverage.
Submitted on Nov 30, 2009
The best mineral foundation that I have used. I have no more breakouts, nice coverage and this feels wonderful on my skin. I highly recommend this product.
Submitted on Oct 9, 2009
Thank you so much for sorting through all these mineral foundations. I'd bought two others before finding Emani and neither of the others could compare. This is truly a lovely product.
Submitted on May 19, 2009