I don't think I'd ever tried any Napoleon Perdis face products before this one (or if I have, I'm somehow blocking it out) but now they've definitely sold me. I've been pairing the Mattifying Mineral Primer with the Advanced Mineral Makeup SPF 15 during the day and it gives me nice, light coverage for the summer months.
The Mattifying Mineral Primer is very cool because unlike any other primer I've ever tried before, it's a powder, not a liquid. And the packaging has this little opening in it that works great to give you just the amount you need, so you're not using a quarter of the jar every morning. (I hate products that make it impossible for you to ration out the right amount. Why must they torment me that way?) I just use a blush brush I already had in my arsenal of brushes to buff the primer all over my face, which takes all of fifteen seconds and is super easy. I think I might almost like it better than liquid primers, to be honest. It feels less heavy on my skin and more healthy. The powder's translucent, so it doesn't leave behind any color on your face to interfere with your makeup, and it has a ton of antioxidants in it, like Grape Seed Extract and White Tea Extract, so it's actually good for your skin.
I've been following it with Napoleon's Advanced Mineral Makeup, which is a liquid foundation that's also full of antioxidants and minerals. I really like the way they make my skin look together. I would say that the mineral makeup has light to medium coverage, so if you're the kind of person who likes full coverage, this might not be for you (although I do find that the coverage is buildable). But if you're someone who likes foundation that lasts all day, helps control shine (along with the primer) and smooths out your skin, this one's definitely worth giving a shot. The only drawback is that it's kind of pricey at $59, but it's great for people with sensitive skin since it won't irritate it at all, so the extra money might be worth ponying up in that case. Matte away!
Note: A sample of this product was sent to me by a PR representative working with Napoleon Perdis