ULTA Minerals Foundation 003 Fair -Review

by Shivani on November 16, 2012 · 4 comments

ULTA Minerals Foundation 003 Fair-Review

Hi,

Today, I shall be reviewing ULTA minerals powder foundation. I was MIA for sometime as I was occupied on the personal front. Anyways, nothing can keep me away for long as writing here has become a habit now  Moving on to the product, I got the same few months back from a friend returning back from the U.S. Read on further to find how it fared on my skin.
Ulta minerals powder foundation

Product being reviewed:

ULTA minerals Powder Foundation 03 Fair

Ingredients:

Not mentioned.
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Product Claims:

This powder foundation is made with pure, crushed minerals and soothing extracts of chamomile and ginseng.
Price/ Qunatity:

$14 for 9gms.
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My take on ULTA minerals powder foundation:

It comes in a round plastic container with a screw cap. The lid has a transparent top . Also there is a sifter beneath. Most of the mineral powder foundations have a problem with the packaging as it is bit difficult or rather messy to deal with the loose powder and this one is no exception. The shade 03 matches my skin tome perfectly and gives me sheer to medium coverage, do not expect it to hide the flaws flawlessly as it is good for the finishing touch with foundation underneath. The product alone will not be able to hide the imperfections.
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I have oily acne-prone sensitive skin and this foundation did not break me out nor did it aggravate the existing acne. My face felt oil free for a good 5 hours or so but it was a bit drying. I would not attribute the drying factor solely to the powder as winters have arrived and we all experience somewhat dry skin during winters. Nevertheless, I shall not recommend the product to dry skinned beauties. Also the powder is a bit difficult to blend, you need to have a good kabuki brush. It also gets cake-y if more layers are applied. The texture isn’t as smooth as the Bare Escentuals Minerals foundation which I reviewed here few months back nonetheless it does not feel scratchy on the skin. It does not feel heavy on the skin as well.
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All in all, it is good as the last touch in the make up. I would not recommend it be used alone.
Summarising the pros and cons:

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Pros of ULTA minerals Powder Foundation 03 Fair:

• Light weight powder foundation which gives sheer to medium coverage.
• Controls oil for a good 5 hours or so.
• Did not aggravate the acne.
• Good quantity.

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Cons of ULTA minerals Powder Foundation 03 Fair:

• Difficult to blend.
• Gets cakey if more layers are applied.
• Coverage is not great.
• It is a little messy to deal with the powder.
• Overpriced.
• Packaging could be improved. There should be a cover over the sifters under the lid.

Will I repurchase ULTA minerals powder foundation?

No, I will not. I will stick to the Bare Escentuals Matte Foundation.

Do I recommend ULTA minerals powder foundation?

May be used by oily-skinned beauties in place of a compact powder.

IMBB Rating:

3.25 out of 5

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Arja November 16, 2012 at 7:40 pm

it seems very pigmented though. bourjois healthy mix also has a powder foundie but dunno if it has minerals in it ..

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shivani November 19, 2012 at 4:18 pm

yes it is pigmented Arja but gets cakey and does not provide full coverage

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neha November 17, 2012 at 10:19 am

looks like it blends quite well tho!

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shivani November 19, 2012 at 4:17 pm

I blended for almost 15 minutes neha n then this clear pic :( :)

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