Sunday, June 27, 2010

Amazing Cosmetics Velvet Mineral Powder: AH-MAY-ZING?

Typically, I'm not a huge fan of pressed powders. I like dewy looks, so the idea of a matte face scares me. I want my skin to look like SKIN. However, I've been addicted to Amazing Cosmetic's Velvet Mineral Pressed Powder Foundation ($36). I use the color Medium Beige (for light beige/light olive complexions). It's a too light for me but it works well just on my "oily" spots. Usually, I have really dry skin, so oil isn't an issue, but with the impending heat of summer, I've really been utilizing powder.

The powder comes in a conventional compact. A plain black rounded square, with the ugly Amazing Cosmetics logo. The plastic flip top is nice to hold the puff.

The formula is smooth and silky. I apply it only to the middle of my forehead and the inner sections of my cheeks closest to my nose, because typically these are the only areas that get shine from being in the sun.
I don't use the powder puff to apply it, I use the ELF flat-top brush to press in the powder (instead of dusting). I know it's a foundation, but I don't wear powder foundation, I just mainly use them as a setting powder. Gotta love the dewy-glowy look =). The results are great and I definitely like this powder. I wouldn't say that it's the best thing EVER, because again, I don't care much for powders very much.

While this powder is nice, I also get the same effect from the Rimmel Stay-Matte pressed powder, which is way cheaper and basically does the same thing. Regardless, this is still getting a good grade from me.

What's your favorite pressed powder?


  1. ive never heard of this brand. but i do use the rimmel matte powder :) i love it ^^

  2. @Nicol: This is a brand I've seen only carried at Sephora and Ulta, so if you don't have one nearby I assume you haven't gotten to experience them =)

  3. Rimmell Pressed Powder FTW! Finally, someone else uses that! o(^_^)o I seriously adore it. Also, does it work better to press the powder in than to brush it?

  4. @Asian Aficionado: It's all personal preference, since I also wear liquid foundation, I prefer to press my powder, because when I brush it on, I find that the powder can "collect" and I don't like the finish it gives me =) Also, by pressing, I'm really making sure the powder will stick to my skin for oil control.



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