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ULTAMineral Powder Foundation
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Mineral Powder Foundation

Medium 03

Item #: 2126652

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ULTAMineral Powder Foundation
 
4.3

(based on 1362 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (1175)
  • Lightweight (1109)
  • Blends well (991)
  • Goes on smoothly (982)
  • Good pigmentation (860)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (148)
  • Poor coverage (74)
  • Heavy (37)
  • Difficult to apply (26)
  • Causes breakouts (23)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (761)
  • Full coverage (489)
  • Sensitive skin (471)
  • Normal skin (424)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (375)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (920), Brand buyer (308), Natural style (39), Classic style (22), Trendy style (11)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (695), Fair (631), Deep (11)

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4.0

great value

By Susan

from Brentwood, CA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Lightweight
  • Matte Finish

Cons

  • Doesn't Stay On

Best Uses

  • Light To Medium Coverage
  • Normal Skin

Comments about ULTA Mineral Powder Foundation:

Great value for comparable products. Light to medium coverage with a natural look. You can increase coverage by building up the layers. I have oily skin so my makeup tends to slide away during the day, so I would need to reapply.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Medium

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My new foundation!

By Trejasi

from Vancouver, WA

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Matte Finish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage

    Comments about ULTA Mineral Powder Foundation:

    I purchased this instead of Bare Minerals because my budget was a little tight, and after reading the product reviews I thought I would give it a try. I love it! Coverage was just right (I have uneven pigmentation on one side of my face, and this took care of it), and my face didn't itch after applying, which sometimes happened with Bare Minerals. I have found my new foundation! I will say that some of the reviews noted the foundation does tend to come off over the day (had the same problem with BM), so I misted my face with some fixing spray and that seemed to do the trick :)

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Wonderful!

    By Seren

    from NC

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Lightweight
    • Matte Finish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about ULTA Mineral Powder Foundation:

      This powder foundation is far better than bareMinerals, which felt dry, cakey, and itchy on my face. This ULTA brand is far more lightweight feeling and does not irritate my skin, all while providing the perfect amount of coverage for my redness-prone skin. And at half the price of that bareMinerals stuff, I'm very happy about the switch.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Spectacular for the price!

      By xkandakex

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Noncomodegenic

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay On

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
      • Dry Skin
      • Light To Medium Coverage
      • Normal Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about ULTA Mineral Powder Foundation:

      I have tried many, many mineral powder foundations (as well as liquid ones), both cheap and expensive. I was surprised by how this one performed! It is not matte, but not sparkly or too shiny. The coverage is good when you buff it in with a kabuki - it's like a magic eraser for redness, which I have on my cheeks and nose. I do recommend using a primer, preferably one that stays a little moist for a minute, and setting this with a setting spray. Otherwise it has a tendency to rub off easily. To top it off, this has allowed my skin to heal after it was nearly destroyed by Bare Minerals...and I haven't had a breakout since using it daily!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Who needs higher end brands

      By yazzy204

      from Queens, NY

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Lightweight
      • Noncomodegenic

      Cons

      • A little messy

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
      • Dry Skin
      • Full Coverage
      • Normal Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about ULTA Mineral Powder Foundation:

      I was in need of a good powder to set my liquid foundation. I have been using transluscent powder but I felt I need something that would a little color to my face. I bought this after reading all the reviews and I am in love. I bought the shade Dark 1 and it is perfect. I goes on smoothly and is really lightweight and provides nice coverage. My skin lives this stuff and makes me look flawless. Best part: it was only $5. Such a great inexpensive product.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Deep

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome coverage!

      By Sarah

      from Kansas City, MO

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Love The Poreless Finish
      • Makes Skin Creamy
      • Matte Finish

      Cons

      • Minerals Spill Easily

      Best Uses

      • Full Coverage
      • Light To Medium Coverage
      • Normal Skin

      Comments about ULTA Mineral Powder Foundation:

      I use liquid foundation and then the mineral powder as a finisher. I LOVE THIS! It is long-lasting, has a poreless finish. It's wonderful.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Love it!

      By Cassie

      from Cincinnati, OH

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Good Coverage
      • Lightweight
      • Price

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Full Coverage
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about ULTA Mineral Powder Foundation:

        I love this! I bought it because it was on sale, and I was so surprised and pleased. I have some redness that foundation and BB cream isn't great at covering, and this does an excellent job. It's not 100% natural looking, but it's pretty close. I use Too Faced primer under it and then some finishing powder on top. Looks good all day!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing!

        By Himi

        from Fremont, CA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting
        • Matte Finish
        • Noncomodegenic

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Normal Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about ULTA Mineral Powder Foundation:

          This product is absolutely amazing. I have sensitive skin and wear this product on my face over my bb cream 5 days a week for work. It gives great, even coverage. It does not irritate my sensitive, combo skin. Instead, I have noticed that my skin has improved since I started using this product (must be the minerals). Pimples are an infrequent event and even if I do get one, it heals extremely quickly. My skin is more even toned and not oily but perfectly balanced now in terms of moisture. This product suits my skin extremely well and it has been a great find. And it only cost me $2.50! (got it during buy one, get one free deal)

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best mineral product yet

          By AUgirl

          from Anderson, IN

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Doesn't cake
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting
          • Matte Finish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
            • Full Coverage

            Comments about ULTA Mineral Powder Foundation:

            This product is the bomb. Seriously! I've used Maybelline, Eyes Lips Face and Bare Minerals... none of them compare to this stuff! It goes on light, but gives me beautiful full coverage. Bare Minerals and ELF have the tendency to cake up and look too thick on my skin. Who knew that a $5 product could beat a $30 product? I'm sold, though. The only downfall is the awkward container. I'm just not sure how to despense the product without making a mess. I may transfer some of it to my Bare Minerals case so I can use the locking cap and lid to swirl it on.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            3.0

            Good foundation

            By Belle12

            from Anderson sc

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Doesn't Stay On
            • Dosent Last
            • Poor Coverage

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
            • Light To Medium Coverage

            Comments about ULTA Mineral Powder Foundation:

            I got this product because it was cheap and I'm usually pleased with Ultas brands. I was happy with it overall it blends perfect with my skin tone and covers any blemishes. The only thing I don't like about it is that it kinda wears off durning day but I guess a lot of foundations do:( this is good if you're just going to be out for a few hours. But don't expect it to last all day.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium

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            • Q:

              Does this product contain any gluten or wheat ingredients?
              Asked on 7/9/2014 by akamaemae

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                This product does not contain gluten or wheat.

                Answered on 7/10/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              What color would I get if I'm a deep color but with a yellow undertone
              Asked on 7/8/2014 by Beauty newbie

              1 answer

            • Q:

              Do any of the ingredients in this product contain gluten? And are any of the ingredients in this product derived from gluten? Is this a gluten free product?
              Asked on 7/7/2014 by akamaemae

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                This is a gluten-free product.

                Answered on 7/10/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              I have very pale skin . which foundation would work best for my skin tone ?
              Asked on 6/20/2014 by jackie

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Depending on your skin's undertone, we suggest either Fair 01 (pink undertones) or Warm 1 (yellow undertones). These two shades work for those with fair skin tones.

                Answered on 6/23/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              I'm a redhead and I normally am pretty flushed. What color is best to lessen the redness
              Asked on 6/16/2014 by Kleigh from Chillicothe oh

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                All shades feature buildable sheer-to-full coverage. Choose the shade that most closely matches your skin tone and undertone. To help reduce redness, first apply a neutralizing primer like ULTA Flawless Prime (Item #: 2220412), which features a sheer green tint to color correct skin redness:
                http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod2570089

                Answered on 6/18/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              I use ulta double duty natural buff what color of face powder would I choose?
              Asked on 6/8/2014 by betty

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Medium 03 for medium skin tones with cool undertones may be your best match.

                Answered on 6/10/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              I have some redness in my checks that my Bare Minerals covers up pretty well. What shade in the Ulta Mineral foundation would be comparable to Bare Minerals Fairly Light foundation?
              Asked on 5/21/2014 by Courtney from Tulsa, OK

              1 answer

            • Q:

              What shade would be similar to Bare Minerals Light?
              Asked on 5/19/2014 by juli from Lone Tree, CO

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Fair 05 (Item #:2126650) for fair-to-light skin tones with yellow undertones may be the most similar shade to bareMinerals Foundation in Light.

                Answered on 5/21/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              Does this make up come with a brush?
              Asked on 5/9/2014 by Alina

              1 answer

            • Q:

              Is this fragrance free?
              Asked on 4/24/2014 by sumi from detroit, mi

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Yes, this product contains no added fragrance.

                Answered on 4/25/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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