I am a huge fan of mineral make-up. I haven't used a liquid foundation since I was in my teens. I've gone through a few brands, both department store and drug store varieties. I like Bare Minerals just fine. Most recently I used MAC's mineral foundation, since they finally added an "extra light" shade that works for me. I've also used Physician's Formula, but while it looks good at first, it doesn't last very long.
So, once I heard about Revlon's new Colorstay Aqua Mineral Foundation (retails around $13), I knew I had to try it. Ages ago, Prescriptives came out with an illuminating powder that was water-based and had the cooling effect. It was very cool, so I figured I would like this.
First of all, the brush included is superior to any drugstore brush I've encountered. It's soft, tapered, applies the powder well and provides decent coverage.
I've heard complaints that the powder is shimmery, but it's not like night club glitter. And I find that once I powder over it to set it, I don't see the shimmer at all. The foundation feels great going on and looks nice too.
Now, here are a couple things I noticed. First of all, your skin has to be in good condition to wear this. If it is not, it accentuates every pore, blemish and flaw. Secondly, in the past, when I have used mineral foundation, I put on my concealer afterward so it the powder foundation doesn't get dark where it is applied. This foundation is different. You have to apply your concealer first. It is next to impossible to do it after.
All in all, I am quite pleased with this product and as long as my skin stays nice, I will totally use it.