I'm not normally one for powder foundations, but I have to to say, out of all the ones I've tried, the only ones I actually use after testing them are bareMinerals. They're just good. And that trend continues with their new BAREPRO Performance Wear Powder Foundation. The formula is made with 90% vitamins and minerals and is made to last 12 hours, so it's designed to help your skin stay healthy while looking great long into the night. On me, I found the wear time to be more like 9 hours or so, but I still think that's a good amount for a powder foundation. (I made it through an entire day of running errands before I started to notice it wearing off). The formula itself has a matte finish and is dermatologist tested, noncomedogenic, nonacnegenic, and hypoallergenic (basically, these are fancy words to say that it's good for your skin). What I was really impressed by was the way that it controlled shine (it's still hot here in Los Angeles - soooo annoying - I'm ready for fall!) while covering some redness and making my complexion look a lot more perfect than it is. (I applied it with the new BAREPRO Core Coverage Brush, but you can use brushes you already have if you're on a budget). I was also impressed by the way it didn't dry out my skin or settle into any fine lines, making me look older (the main reason I don't normally use powder foundations). Another positive is that it's available in a huge range of shades, so you're almost guaranteed to find your perfect match. I love that companies are doing this more and more lately. It's so important. Will this foundation make me switch to a powder every day? Probably not. I'm just too much of a creature of habit. But it'll definitely be one of the ones I reach for whenever I want to go with the powder option, so I think that says it all. (Plus, it's much easier to carry this around to reapply for a night out than a liquid foundation. That alone scores it a coveted space in my bag when I'm going from work to a night out). Consider me a PRO!
Note: A sample of this product was sent to me by a PR representative working with bareMinerals