The problem I have with mineral make up is that most look a little crusty on me, because my skin has a tendency to be flaky. So OxfordJasmine recommended the ELF mineral booster to me to get a smoother finish:
Mineral booster comes in three tones and two sizes; Sheer, Shimmer and Tinted, Small 0.17oz (4.82g) and Large 0.63oz (17.86g) (£3.50 and £5 respectively). Nice to have an option on the sizes quite frankly! It takes me forever to get through these powder products!
Completely sheer and ideal for all skin tones, Mineral Booster gently absorbs oil and minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and pores for a beautiful even finish. Wear alone or buff over our Mineral Concealer and Foundation to lend extra staying power and to achieve a professional and stunning porcelain matte look that will last all day.
Tinted is the darker powder and Shimmer is pale with a hint of shimmer. I don’t have sheer, but I’ll presume that’s a light toned powder with a translucent finish…
Tinted is an excellent choice for darker skintones who don’t want to risk a chalky finish.
It is darker than it looks; a bit too dark for me at NC35 (more of a bronzing powder for my skintone) so I imagine it would work well for darker Asian/Black skintones.
Shimmer is pale with a hint of tiny sparkles. Tiny – it’s fine to use over the face in my opinion.
They look sort of powdery there but they aren’t; similar to the HD Powder in that they brush away and leave no horrible powdery trace.
They don’t really offer coverage as such; they’re better as a finishing powder I think or over make up to set it or in my case, under a mineral foundation – it leaves such an amazing glidey finish to the skin. Not drying at all.
It’s so nice I went through a phase of just using this Mineral Booster (the shimmer one) with a dab of concealer. It leave the skin incredibly soft and polished, I’d fully recommend it for ladies who want a super smooth finish.
The powder on my skin and no foundation:
Buy the powders here.