Rated 4.34 out of 5 stars
I have been yearning for a great powder sunscreen. I hate the slick sticky texture and stinging smell of traditional US chemical sunscreen, and dislike the tacky thick feel and white cast of most mineral cream formulas. However Im super super pale and live in the high desert, so daily SPF is a must. I usually rely on Korean brands- but this powder was a hit for me. It has surprisingly good coverage and an airbrushed finish. Its very convenient, and I like that its on TOP of my makeup, so I dont have to be concerned with any of my liquid makeup breaking down the integrity and efficacy of the sunscreen. Its also convenient to take with you and reapply without ruining your look. Ideally, you reapply sunscreen part of the way through the day- which is impossible with a full face and an SPF base. The only downsides: its only SPF 30, and my dermatologist has told me that fair skin should use 50 or more at all times, and anything less isnt fully adequate, especially where I live (high altitude and brutal sun). The other downside is that you need to hold your breath while you apply- breathing even a whiff is slightly unpleasant, because the SPF goodness burns your lungs/nasal passages a bit. Nothing crazy- just not a fantastic feeling. I adore the refill system set up- I hope that you can reorder just the cartridges. It feels so much less wasteful than buying a whole brush/dispenser every time. It feels nice on the skin and seems to last. I did have to blend slightly with another brush, but that may have been because I was applying over a slightly tacky moisturizer. Im glad its comprised of clean ingredients too.
I'm saddened to write this review. When I first learned of this product I was very excited about the possibility of being able to try it. I was even more excited when I learned I would be able to. I don't know if my anticipation built up the expectation for this product. But, sadly, it's missed the mark. The concept is great, brilliant even. The product itself, failed to deliver. Being a powder I thought it would glide on smoothly, or at least that I could easily blend it out with the brush. However it didn't work. It was very cakey, drying, and overall had a grimey feel to it. I received the shade translucent but the it was far from that. Immediately after applying the product my faced had a white powder distinction to it. It ruined the face I had put on underneath. I even tried to wear this product alone with only moisturizer on my face and I was left with the same results. I'm so disappointed, I wanted to love this product so much. I even contemplated using it for my daughter on her playground play days but I didn't want the other kids to tease her about a powdery white dust all over her skin. I did enjoy the packaging and the delivery method of the product. The powder expelling through the brush was pretty cool too,, but that ended up being a fail as well. There was really no way to gauge exactly how much you wanted to go through the brush, so too much would come out with every swoop. So much so that my shirt and pants were saturated with white powdery spots and I had to change. So all in all great idea, but the mark was missed with this one. Thank you for the opportunity to try it. I gave 1 star for the sleek packaging.
Annette C. from Undisclosed
Very light Weight and easy to use
Deborah V. from Undisclosed
Love this makeup I want to try lipstick
Amy M. from Undisclosed
Convenient and easy to use daily
Pamela N. from Undisclosed
Easy to apply. Sheer.
Rebecca T. from Undisclosed
Easy to use and goes on right over foundation! Not noticeable at all And good protection.
Patricia S. from Undisclosed
I am fair skinned and need to reapply sunscreen several times a day in summer as well as daily 12 months a year. This is an easy way to reapply and not look greasy.
Gerri from Undisclosed
Had high hopes for this product; packaging seriously defective. Insert came out in my purse and dumped its entire contents all over the inside of an expensive bag. I am hoping I can save the bag. Tossed the product and all the back-up refills I had. I saw from the reviews that I am not the only one, and ordered anyway. My bad. Going back to Colorescience.
Arlene F. from Undisclosed
The brush does not work well with the dispenser. I ended up using the powder by itself and it gets messy. I do not like the powder residue on face. I am going to throw it away. I'm now using another brand about the same price , EltaMd clear SPF 46 .it is a lotion and works terrific!
Margot E. from Undisclosed
So much of the powder fell out because the container isn't well marked! Lost most of the product, which I did like.
Melanie M. from Undisclosed
I am pleased with this product. I followed the instructions and had no problem inserting the canister in the brush. The powder is very fine. And provides good coverage. It does not look cakey and gives my skin a nice glow.I have a light to medium cool olive skin tone and use Golden Glow pressed base. I purchased the Golden sunscreen and it is a good match. I will repurchase.
Nancy P. from Undisclosed
Love that it's tinted and can be used alone or with foundation. Only negative has been brush loading with too much product, but won't be a problem once I perfect my application technique.
Julia H. from Undisclosed
My new favorite product. I really love this -- goes on smooth and easy to reapply even when sweaty and salty from an ocean day.
Shirley R. from Undisclosed
Easy application… blends well into your skin for spf protection. Easy to use & apply to your face.
Bonnie K. from Undisclosed
Easy to use and I carry it with me for additional coverage later. It is light but with great coverage and SPF
Bonnie L. from Undisclosed
It didn't go well at all. The insert came out and dumped powder all over the sink, counter, everything on the counter and down the front of my blouse, pants, boots and down on my floor. I decided that this powder dispenser was NOT for me. I threw the entire thing into the garbage can then went to work to clean up the Mess it created! I did order the other loose powder, and the pressed powder, plus lipstick with lip liner. The loose powder is great, but the other items are not good colors on me. I'm a bit discouraged about ordering from you. I need to exchange the pressed powder, lipstick & liner pencil. If that turns out to be a difficult thing, then I'm through!!!
Joan B. from Undisclosed
Excellent coverage and so light on my skin.
Susan S. from Undisclosed
I love powder foundations but could not find one with SUV. Success! The dry sunscreen works beautifully. It disperses easily ,almost too easily, and I chose the lightest color which blends well for me. It will be interesting to see how long it lasts. Thank goodness it comes with two cartridges.
Sherry B. from Undisclosed
This is a great product. It goes on easily and looks good on the skin while protecting the skin. It is quite portable too!
Sarah R. from Undisclosed
I like the packaging and mechanism. It seems to distribute the powder evenly. I purchased the Nude color and wear the foundation color Amber.
Eve M. from Undisclosed
I love the convenience of brushing it on prior to going out in the sun. Simply love it!
Suzanne C. from Undisclosed
Perfect sunscreen that doesn't add shine while out in the sun. The powder me sunscreen is lightweight while providing protection from the sun. I add it through out the day and there is no white cast or shiny look. Best facial sunscreen I've ever used.
Karen G. from Undisclosed
It is a really fine and light powder almost imperceptible. The amount you get from the brush is perfect and consistent. The brush is very soft and good quality and the product easy to apply. The result is an almost imperceptible on the face which is good because it doesn't interfere with makeup.
Dulcina M. from Undisclosed
Love it :) Gives me a natural, polished look and it does not dry my skin.
Sandra D. from Undisclosed
The formula is chalky, the color absolutely the wrong color. It came out in thick streaks of yellow into my face. Did not blend at all..
Jennifer B. from Undisclosed
My absolute favorite sunscreen! It makes my skin look smooth and even yet protects me from sun damage. I carry it it my hiking backpack and purse so I can reapply if needed. I use it on my 8 year old son also who hated putting greasy sunscreen on his face and hated getting spray in his eyes. It's also a wonderful product for a simple finishes look without heavy make-up! Love it!