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  1. I have dry skin, and I don't feel like it settles into my pores at all. I didn't like the glowy look of EDM or Lumiere, and the Mac minerals don't look glowy on me like the other ones.
  2. I prefer the Mac. EDM & Lumiere were just too powdery for me. The Mac minerals gives me just the right coverage.
  3. Originally Posted by renbray the lady at the counter was nice enough to tell me that they weren't real mineral foundations and i was grateful she didn't try to pass it off as a true mineral foundation. i hope no one got told they were true mineral foundations. I'd like to know what you mean by that too. What makes it not a "real mineral foundation." I bought it, and I love it compared to the other minerals I've tried (EDM & Lum).
  4. For the summer, I'd like to find a good light gold w/a slight shimmer cream eyeshadow. I've looked at Bobbi Brown, and I would have bought Sandy Gold, but they were out of it. I bought Mac PaintPot in Indian Wood, but it's a little too dark for what I'm looking for. I also have the PaintPot in Bare Study, but that's not as gold. Does anyone have any other recommendations or should I wait until they get Sandy Gold in stock?
  5. I bought Mac brush #187 to use with it. I love it. I think it was $42
  6. I've tried Mac, Bobbi Brown, Stila, and Smashbox. I would rate Bobbi Brown as the best with Mac as a runner up. The Smashbox (both regular gel and jet set) didn't stay on as long. The Stila colors I bought dried out REALLY quickly. The Bobbi Brown colors stay on really long and they don't dry out.
  7. I've been using mine for a while now, and I love it. It give my face a much more natural look than I was able to get with the EDM I tried. It lasts all day as well.
  8. I think I used the shared Fairly Light in EDM. I used up what I had and threw the container away the other day. I tried all the different finishes and a few different colors. I kept trying to put less and less on, but it always seemed cakey on me. The Mac so far doesn't. I've had a hard time finding a mineral makeup that I like, but Mac may be the one for me.
  9. I have dry skin with a fairly light complexion. I'm 41, never had any major breakouts or skin issues. Most of the other minerals I've tried are too powdery and feel dry and cakey, no matter how much I put on. I tried my old EDM today with my new Mac brush, but it was still too cakey. To me, the Mac feels different. I had been wearing Mac Studio Fix N5 and then switched to Mac Moisture blend foundation NC15 for winter. I think the Light/Medium is the perfect mineral shade for me. I'll continue testing it, but so far I love it.
  10. I looked on Nordstrom's website. They have 8 colors and the price is $29 each. I'd order it from there before eBay, especially due to the price difference.
  11. I have to say this is the best mineral makeup I tried. The other ones (EDM & Fyinnai ?) seemed too powdery for my complexion. This one is just right. It may be that the brush I bought from Mac could be applying it better. I wore it all day yesterday and never had to reapply or touch it up.
  12. I also bought brush #187 to use with it. The MA tried the color on me and brushed it over what I had on. Later that afternoon, someone commented on how I looked "refreshed". I'll use it by itself tomorrow and see how it goes...I've tried EDM and Lumiere, so I'll compare it to them. Lately, I've been wearing the Mac Moisturewear and StudioFix.
  13. I didn't think they had it yet because I didn't see it on the Mac website. However, Nordys had it in 4 shades. I bought the color Light/Medium. The product is "Mineralize SPF15 Foundation/Loose". It cost $29 for .30 US OZ. The ingredient list is long, but here goes: Active ingredient: Titanium Dioxide 7% Mica, barley extract, wheat germ oil, ascorbyl palmitate, tocopheryl acetate, squalane, methicone, potassium sorbate, chlorphenesin, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, bismuth, carmine, chromium hydroxide green, chromium oxide greens, ferric ferrocyanide, manganese violet, ultramarines, yellow 5 lake, zinc oxide
  14. Has anyone tried the new Mac mineral makeup? They have 4 shades. I bought one at lunch today, but haven't tried it yet. Any tips?
  15. Of the two, I prefer Bobbi Brown. I have a few already and just bought Sapphire Shimmer the other day. It's a great shade of blue and stayed put all day. I've had some of my colors for years, and they are still great. Most of the Stila shades that I had dried out very quickly and became too cakey to apply easily.
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