I love powder/mineral foundations. I do use liquid foundations, but very seldom. As a rule I only use foundation under my eyes (to cover my dark circles) and on my chin to cover redness (had that lasered 2x and still remains..grrr) except for when a random pimple pops up that needs coverage, so mineral foundations work best for me. I just ran out of my Maybelline Pure Foundation Mineral in ochre 1 N or OC1N (whatever that's supposed to mean..bought that in Japan as they didn't sell my favorite Revlon mineral foundations there.) The Maybelline one worked so well with my skin tone that I made it my second favorite. Well, when that ran out I decided to live a little and try to see what Urban Decay had to offer!
Ingredients: Methylparaben, Propylparaben. May Contain: Mica, CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxycloride), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides)
Now, I liked the idea that the foundation could be buffed directly out of the puff on top of the bottle and the pretty purple packaging, but I'm not so big on the buffer after all. The buffer is kind of wide and as I said, all I mostly cover is under my eyes and my chin, and the puff makes it really hard reach under the eyes. I wound up taking the puff off and using the foundation directly on a bare minerals brush I had lying around.
The product with the buffer pad removed:
How it looks, before I blend it with Maybelline's brightener:
UD, you need to get some more shades, and improve that buffer! Until those improvements are made, I'm going to stick to my Maybelline or Revlon powders :)