This is the best mineral powder foundation I have ever tried. This formula just seems to work so wonderfully with my skin. I love using the pressed formula over the loose, because it's just so quick and easy to apply and I get the right amount of coverage.
A lot of woman have said that they don't like how the pressed formula applies and it can look "cakey". Laura Mercier recommends using the pressed as a "touch-up" throughout the day, because you can apply too much of it.
I think the key to getting the perfect coverage is to use the right type of powder brush. You don't want a brush that is "too dense", otherwise you will pick-up way too much powder. The key is to use a softer brush (not so dense), and using very small amounts of powder. I just "dab" the brush into the powder, once or twice, then begin applying in short strokes; then buffing all over.
I love the shade, "Rich Vanilla", because it has a yellow base (no pink), and it a tad lighter than "Classic Beige", which is perfect for me during the summer when I have more color.
|LEFT: Classic Beige, RIGHT: Rich Vanilla|
|Me, wearing "Rich Vanilla"|