Okay, so I don't usually write reviews for anything, mostly because eventually everything doesn't suit me. I have had acne-prone skin since I was 12/13 years old- I am almost 30 now. After years of the onslaught of every OTC and high end cleanser/treatment/moisturizer/make-up and the endless trial and errors with homeopathic methods (yes I even tried to make my own make up), I had pigmentation scars, pock marks, constant acne flare ups, blackheads, dry patches, redness, and hyper sensitivity- we are talking itching, burning irritated skin all the time- with little to no relief from annnyyytthiiinngggggg. I was literally in complete despair...until now. This make up is so pure and so delicate (I use the "delicate" kind), that it has helped clear and calm my skin in a matter of weeks. Now, there is a serious learning curve with this stuff, though. First- I suggest getting LOTS of samples and combining multiple colors. I am very pale but warm almost sallow, blue eyed, brown haired- I use Adonia as a base and lighten it slightly with Calla and warm it up with just a touch of Mirabella. I also use it very lightly using the flat top brush and moist method. I do not need to buff, which is great because that can be irritating to a girl with skin like mine. Now, when done correctly on cleansed, exfoliated, moisturized skin, and when the right shades are used- the result is soooo natural and healthy looking- too much looks heavy- I would rather let a little imperfection show through than have it caked on. Plus, if you are wearing it everyday and taking care of your skin properly, the blemishes will clear so fast, it won't matter. Now the second part of the learning curve is washing this off without irritating sensitive skin. My holy grail of facial cleansers, my friends, and you will love me for this, if you are bold enough to try and diligent enough to stick with it, is YOGURT. YES. Yogurt's creaminess helps melt this make-up away and its lactic acid keeps your skin exfoliated and supple, making the make up even more beautiful when applied. I moisturize with hemp oil (if you have acne, you should be too). Anyway, I am so happpyyyyy. I wear this everyday and love putting it on. I set it with a light dusting of the satin rose mineral veil. I touch it up towards the end of the day if I decide to go out- but its lasting power is lovely- it melts into your skin so naturally- you forget you are wearing it. With this make- up, you have the chance to conceal your insecurities while healing them. This make-up is MAGIC. Also, added bonus, the packages always arrive super fast. Sterling Minerals, please stay around forever, I LOVE YOU!
Wow! Thank you so much Melissa for the wonderful comments. We are thrilled you have found the best way to care for your skin. We also LOVE the beauty tip you have shared with others suffering from sensitive, acneic skin conditions. We care very much that all women will have the same success with our products and your testimony is exactly why Sterling Minerals was created. Be well and take care.