Why Makeup Makes Me Feel Like a Princess (Giveaway)

by Jennifer Sikora

My skin tone looks SO uneven. It’s splotchy from sun exposure this year, there is redness, and don’t get me started on my adult acne. I honestley feel like I have the skin of a 15 year old girl going through puberty!

Anyone else out there have skin like that?

Because of my skin, I have to be very careful about the products I use. One wrong move and I will have a major breakout going on in my chin and neck area. I think it has to do with the chemicals used in certain pressed powders. They really do a number on my skin. However, I was recently  introduced to Advanced Mineral Makeup, a company with women like me in mind.

Advanced Mineral Makeup creates pressed powders and mineral foundations that are made with organic material. This allows your face to feel beautiful without worrying about what you are putting on your face. They contain important nutrients like Vitamin A & E and do not contain talc, starch, perfumes, bismuth oxycloride or other unhealthy substances that are often found in conventional makeup.

I was sent both the pressed powder and the loose powder to try out. I have never had a makeup that allows my skin to breathe so easily while making me feel as beautiful as a princess!

What you can’t see from this picture is all my acne and redness that usually take over my face! My entire skin tone looks like one color — like it should. I was extremely impressed and have become a fan for life of the Advanced Mineral Makeup line. Yes– it is a bit more expensive than my normal makeup, but I have come to realize that you get what you pay for. So I will definitely pay a bit more to make me feel like a beauty queen!

Reasons that Advanced Mineral Makeup is WORTH the extra money!

  • Non-comedogenic and oil-free allowing your skin to breathe.
  • Anti-inflammatory and helpful with sensitive acne and rosacea-prone skin.
  • Advanced minerals are 100% pigment.
  • No perfume or FD & C dyes are used in our bases offering a minimum allergy risk.
  • Weightless and fast coverage lasts all day and will not settle in fine lines and wrinkles.
  • This makeup is antibacterial.
  • Only the finest high quality ingredients are used in the manufacturing of our cosmetics.

Enter to win

One reader is going to get her choice of color for both the pressed powder and loose powder. To enter this giveaway, leave a comment below answering the question: What is the one thing you wish your makeup did for your face?

This giveaway is a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom Christmas Giveaway 2012. Please follow the link for more information, as well as for a complete list of all giveaways as they post throughout the month of November. Entries for all giveaways will close Sunday, December 2nd at 7pm CST. Winners will be drawn randomly and we will announce the winners Tuesday, December 4th. We will email winners at the address accompanying the winning comments.

I received makeup both in pressed and loose form in order to write this review. All opinions listed are my own.



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Jennifer is the Advertising and Communications contact here at 5 Minutes for Mom. When she is not busy answering emails here, you can find her sharing about her life on her own blog at www.jennifersikora.com. You can also find her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jennifer_sikora or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jenandherfinelife.

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1 Marti Parks November 17, 2012 at 7:48 am

I really wish makeup could take away my double chin,but since that’s not possible I would love to have makeup that moisturizes.

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2 Tammy S November 17, 2012 at 7:50 am

I wish it did not cause my face to look red and blotchy.

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3 Chip November 17, 2012 at 8:02 am

Can’t answer, I am entering for a gift for my wife.

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4 Crissy D. November 17, 2012 at 8:47 am

I wish my makeup hid my dark marks better and made my face brighter

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5 LT November 17, 2012 at 9:05 am

I wish it would even out my skin tone!

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6 latanya November 17, 2012 at 9:57 am

I wish it would hide blemishes

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7 Garrett November 17, 2012 at 10:07 am

I cant believe how exspensive woman’s make-up is now, just from shopping with my girlfriend.

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8 diane November 17, 2012 at 10:30 am

Make the skin tone even and healthy looking.

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9 Lisa Brown November 17, 2012 at 10:40 am

I wish my makeup really did cover redness and the multitude of broken capillaries on my face :(
jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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10 amyc November 17, 2012 at 10:42 am

Hide the brown spots on forehead.

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11 ellie November 17, 2012 at 10:51 am

Remove any imperfections which are evident. Better color and tone.

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12 Rebecca November 17, 2012 at 10:57 am

Take care of my double chin! I get that from my grandpa’s side of the family!

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13 Barbie November 17, 2012 at 12:30 pm

I wish my makeup would take away my wrinkles!
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14 DEBIJOT November 17, 2012 at 3:48 pm

I wish my makeup would help with undereye darkness.

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15 Jenny November 17, 2012 at 5:09 pm

I wish my makeup would cover under eye darkness better.

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16 Anne November 17, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Hide sun damage and redness.

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17 Nicole November 17, 2012 at 6:42 pm

I would love to have my pores smaller and covered up, flawless in fact….is that too much to ask?!

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18 Darla November 17, 2012 at 7:24 pm

I really need it to even out my skin tone!

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19 Brenda Smith November 17, 2012 at 9:22 pm

I need to even out my skin tones

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20 Gabi November 17, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Get rid of te circles under my eyes!

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21 Anne Lehnick November 17, 2012 at 9:52 pm

I wish my makeup covered up all the little red spots on my face.

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22 Tabathia B November 17, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Actually covered the pimples and didn’t cake up around it

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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23 lana November 17, 2012 at 10:20 pm

make my achne scares go away

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24 Drina M. November 17, 2012 at 10:57 pm

I wish my makeup made me look older! I hate looking so young. Yes, I know I may appreciate this youthful look when I am in my 60′s but pushing 30 and looking like a teen isn’t that enjoyable.

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25 Chelsea November 18, 2012 at 1:41 am

I wish my makeup made my eyes stand out more!

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26 Tegan L. November 18, 2012 at 10:44 am

I wish makeup would actually make my skin break out less.

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27 Van November 18, 2012 at 1:45 pm

My girlfriend says a lot of makeups feel too heavy on her face.

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28 Jennifer Rote November 18, 2012 at 1:49 pm

I wish it hid the circles under my eyes better.

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29 Kelly Blackwell November 18, 2012 at 4:01 pm

I wish makeup would help with my acne scarring. It isn’t horrible, but it bugs me.
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30 Carole M November 18, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Hide the circles under my eyes.

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31 Stacey B November 18, 2012 at 6:23 pm

I wish make up makes my face look flawless!

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32 Jessica T November 18, 2012 at 8:22 pm

I wish it evened it out and made it shimmer!

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33 Christine Jensen November 18, 2012 at 10:35 pm

for me, I wish it would last longer. When I put on make-up I am usually pretty happy with how I look, but inevitably by the end of the day my foundation has started to wear off and my skin doesn’t look as nice :(

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34 Susan P. November 19, 2012 at 12:31 am

I need make-up to even out my skin tone and take away the redness. Many brands of make-up seem to make the rosacea worse so I have to be careful of what I use.

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35 Natalia November 19, 2012 at 1:04 am

I would like to cover my impurities of skin.

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36 Liz November 19, 2012 at 10:21 am

My skin has gotten very red recently and I need something that covers it well without looking caked on!

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37 Angela November 19, 2012 at 11:30 am

I don’t care the the makeup that makes your skin look blotchy.

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38 Staci A November 19, 2012 at 11:59 am

I wish my makeup could help my dry skin too, without looking oily.

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39 Christine November 19, 2012 at 1:31 pm

I wish makeup would brighten my complexion without covering too much of my natural glow and even my complexion.

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40 Mindy November 19, 2012 at 2:08 pm

I wish my makeup made my face look like Anjelina Jolie.
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41 Sandy November 19, 2012 at 6:01 pm

I wish makeup took away wrinkles! :)
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42 Angie November 19, 2012 at 9:55 pm

I wish it would take away my chicken pox scars :-(
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43 Maria November 20, 2012 at 12:44 am

I really wish my makeup would make my skin feel soft and that it would cover all of my acne

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44 Katherine November 20, 2012 at 6:03 am

I need it to cover the large pores

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45 Lori D. November 20, 2012 at 10:54 am

I hardly ever wear anymore, cause it just feels too heavy on my face.

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46 Cindy Croft November 20, 2012 at 11:28 am

i would love to win this for my daughter for Christmas

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47 Diana Ortiz November 20, 2012 at 1:32 pm

I wish my make up would help me with my acne problems..and also covering red spots.. :)

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48 Tiffany (NatureMom) November 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Hide large pores!
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49 Cindi November 20, 2012 at 3:03 pm

One main thing that I like makeup to do for my
face is make it look more radiant!
Many thanks, Cindi

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50 Heather S November 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm

evened my skin tone and gave me color (well that is kinda two things but..)

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51 Donna ONeil November 20, 2012 at 6:30 pm

I wish it would cover my dark spots.
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52 Beth November 20, 2012 at 8:12 pm

I wish makeup made my skin look flawless.

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53 Scarlet November 20, 2012 at 10:28 pm

I wish it covered the blue veins under my eyes.
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54 Brandy Wilmoth November 20, 2012 at 11:54 pm

I wish it would even out my skin tone… Get rid of the red blotchiness!

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55 lisa bolduc November 21, 2012 at 10:43 pm

ohhh my.. i would love my dark circles under my eyes to be gone

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56 Elaine Bolduc November 22, 2012 at 2:48 am

i have freckles and hate them, but after 55 years i am use to them, now my grandduaghter is 9 and has a face full of freckles and she is beautiful. i love hers but i dont like mine. i would cove mine up but keep hers glowing. if this makes sense to you.

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57 Julie bolduc November 22, 2012 at 7:06 am

I wish to cover large pores!!!!

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58 Donna November 23, 2012 at 12:15 am

I wish it did a better job of covering my acne scars

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59 Forgetfulone November 23, 2012 at 11:56 am

I wish my makeup could soften the lines around my eyes.
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60 Cynthia November 23, 2012 at 2:16 pm

I wish that make up could hide all of my imperfection on my face and moisturize at the same time.

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61 samantha stevenson November 23, 2012 at 10:42 pm

I am entering this for my daughter she is 17. She came home from Rehab on November 6th and we always have shared our makeup. I love monerals because it covers my dark circles and she loves it because it has reduced acne qualities!

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62 Krista November 24, 2012 at 1:26 am

I wish my makeup would match my skin tone and not make it look like I was wearing makeup!
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63 ANGEL JACKLYN November 24, 2012 at 7:39 am

SIMPLE- I WISH IT WOULD NOT MAKE ME BREAK OUT!!! I HAVE YET TO COME ACROSS A FOUNDATION THAT DOESN’T FEEL LIKE I AM WEARING CAKE ON MY FACE & ALWAYS RESULTS IN PIZZA FACE- UGH! NO JOKE- WHETHER IT CLAIMS TO NOT BLOCK PORES OR NOT, IT ALWAYS ENDS THE SAME… GUESS I JUST HAVE BAD LUCK???

ADVANCED MINERAL MAKEUP SOUNDS LIKE A DREAM AND I DON’T MIND TRYING EVERYTHING AT LEAST ONCE, I’M JUST FLAT BROKE AT THE MOMENT =(

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64 Jendi November 24, 2012 at 10:41 am

I am in the process of trying to get rid of the chemicals in my life and this would be a big help! I wish my makeup would help keep pimples away.
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65 clarissa November 24, 2012 at 4:54 pm

got rid of those “pregnant tired mom of 6″ dark circles under my eyes

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66 Jessica November 24, 2012 at 8:54 pm

I wish it would make me look younger and less tired. :)

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67 Patty Bowlin November 24, 2012 at 10:01 pm

I would like my makeup to even my skin tone.
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68 Emer Kelly November 25, 2012 at 10:08 am

I also want my skin to be all one colour!!!! Xxxx

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69 Chuck November 25, 2012 at 11:22 am

My wife does not like it when it looks streaky.

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70 Lisa November 25, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Even skin tone is my goal!

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71 Renee R. November 26, 2012 at 9:30 am

I wish make up could minimize my pores and give me that perfect, well next to perfect look.

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72 Michelle B November 26, 2012 at 9:40 am

I wish it would get rid of wrinkles.

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73 June November 26, 2012 at 10:13 am

I have a problem with my face being too oily when I wear makeup.

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74 Tammy J. November 26, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I wish my makeup covered my wrinkles better. :)

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75 Jennifer Ilojiole November 26, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I would love to win this because I love anything that has to do with Skin Care it would be a great gift for me

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76 Geri C November 26, 2012 at 6:35 pm

I wish my makeup would make my skin look healthier and younger!
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77 Rae November 26, 2012 at 11:37 pm

I need my makeup to get rid of the blotchiness!

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78 Stephanie November 27, 2012 at 12:54 am

I wish it would cover my dark circles better….

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79 kim lazor November 27, 2012 at 12:52 pm

I wish that it would hide those dark circles, tiny fine lines, and be good for my skin. I know…I am asking a lot, right?!?

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80 April November 27, 2012 at 1:40 pm

It might be wrong to say but I wish it made me look like a supermodel!

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81 gaitha November 27, 2012 at 8:25 pm

I wish my makeup gave me even coverage, even of any red spots

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82 Cherry Ann November 27, 2012 at 8:51 pm

I hope it will cover the dark circles around my eyes.

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83 Jen F November 27, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Hid my red spots better!

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84 Gabriele November 28, 2012 at 10:25 am

to give me a younger fresh look

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85 Nicole B November 28, 2012 at 10:34 am

I liked when my makeup evens out my skin tone.
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86 Lisa Marz November 28, 2012 at 11:23 am

I wish it would hide the circles under my eyes, and the wrinkles around them

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87 Erinn S November 28, 2012 at 11:29 am

I need a good Mommy gift like this!
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88 Erinn S November 28, 2012 at 11:41 am

….I like the sun protection. I love SPF makeup
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89 Robyn L November 28, 2012 at 11:37 am

I wished my make-up would make my skin tone even and that it would cover up the blemishes and ruddy looking areas

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90 LV November 28, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I just don’t wear powder or foundation because it is heavy on my skin. This product looks light enough to wear everyday and natural, too! I’d like to win!

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91 carole November 28, 2012 at 12:13 pm

hide my wrinkles!!
thanks for the chance

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92 carol lewis November 28, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Help me look awake!

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93 Kristine (Mommy Needs Therapy) November 28, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I wish my makeup covered the redness without actually looking like I had makeup on.

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94 Brittany November 28, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I wish my makeup covered without looking like I am caked in makeup, and cover those blemishes

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95 Mandi November 28, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I wish my make up made me look like I wasn’t wearing any makeup.
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96 Debbye November 28, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I wish my makeup covered pimples and unevenness without looking made up!
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97 Michelle
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I have incredibly dry skin. I wish makeup could sooth it, but I HAVE to use moisturizer!

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98 Chelsea November 28, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I have red sensitive skin… I would love a product that would even my skintone without further irritating it.

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99 Maryann D. November 28, 2012 at 4:53 pm

The one thing I wish is that it would cover my red areas and dark areas of my face.

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100 Ashley Morrissey November 28, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Give me that healthy, natural glow!!

-Ashley Marie Morrissey
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101 CMC November 28, 2012 at 6:32 pm

I wish my makeup could hide the dark spots on my face!

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102 christy davis November 28, 2012 at 7:16 pm

i don’t really know what i wish my make up would do but i would love to try this i need some more make up.. :)
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103 Mary W November 28, 2012 at 7:37 pm

I wish my make up made me look younger.

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104 Rose November 28, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Wish it would even out my skin tone.

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105 Mozi Esmes Mom November 29, 2012 at 1:45 am

Got rid of the freckles/age spots…

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106 Don November 29, 2012 at 9:18 am

My wife wears very little, she doesn’t like the way it feels on her face.

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107 Francine Anchondo November 29, 2012 at 11:13 am

Hid my blemishes

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108 Molly Bussler November 29, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Wish my makeup would hide the tiredness that I have from the lack of sleep, getting up at night w a baby is hard.

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109 Tokekmise November 29, 2012 at 4:01 pm

I wish I could find a makeup that would make my pores look smaller.

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110 Cassandra November 29, 2012 at 4:09 pm

I wish it would make my skin look like porcelain

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111 Jessica November 29, 2012 at 4:20 pm

I wish my makeup hid my dark circles under my eyes a little better then they do.. They’re terrible

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112 Julie November 29, 2012 at 6:01 pm

I wish it got rid of my acne

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113 Linda November 29, 2012 at 6:02 pm

I wish it slimmed my face for a more sharper look

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114 Karen November 29, 2012 at 9:03 pm

I wish I had a way to cover up the freckles that turned into dark splotches during my pregnancies!

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115 L November 30, 2012 at 12:02 am

Hid discoloration and large pores

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116 nicole November 30, 2012 at 10:20 am

I wish my make up could make my pores smaller.
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117 Emily Schauer November 30, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I wish my makeup made my face feel more soft smooth and fresh feeling….

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118 Kerry Leenhouts November 30, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Even skin toner and cover my dark circles!

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119 leta centeno November 30, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Wish my make up would cover up my dark eyes

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120 Jordan Y December 1, 2012 at 1:57 am

I have very oily skin so anything that would help tone down the oil and not wear off within a couple of hours.

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121 ACMommy3 December 1, 2012 at 8:45 am

I just wish for makeup to even my face tones out and not irritate my skin! This review has really impressed me!

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122 Karen December 1, 2012 at 12:59 pm

makeup that would make my skin feel like it could breathe

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123 jeanne conner December 1, 2012 at 5:00 pm

wish my dark under eye circles would be hidden for ever!!

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124 Jessica Z December 1, 2012 at 5:15 pm

I would love to my makeup to even out my skin tone

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125 Lisa Garner December 1, 2012 at 7:19 pm

I wish my foundation covered acne better.
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126 Sadie December 1, 2012 at 9:10 pm

I wish my makeup got rid of blemishes.

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127 Corrina December 2, 2012 at 1:16 am

Could it get rid of my acne? So broken out right now! Come on, I’m 35. Shouldn’t be happening ;)
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128 Erin December 2, 2012 at 1:36 am

I wish my makeup covered redness!

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129 kristy December 2, 2012 at 2:53 am

I wish makeup could hide the double chin that has taken up residence since I had my daughter

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130 charity perry December 2, 2012 at 5:28 am

i wish it kept my pores unclogged

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131 sonia December 2, 2012 at 10:41 am

This is definitely something I would love to try!

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132 melina r December 2, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I wish my makeup would cover up all my imperfections

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133 tina page December 2, 2012 at 2:34 pm

i wish it would cover facial hair imperfections

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134 linda December 2, 2012 at 3:10 pm

I wish makeup would make my face look flawless…Is that possible??

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135 Angela M December 2, 2012 at 3:48 pm

I wish it made all imperfections and blemishes disappear.

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136 Tracy Allen December 2, 2012 at 6:05 pm

I wish my make-up would cover freckles and dark spots

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137 Karla Sceviour December 2, 2012 at 10:22 pm

I wish my makeup would cover up my pores on my face!

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138 Angelique December 3, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Ihave always had bad skin and have tried t cover it with so much make up. I have watched commercial for mineral mup and have always watdto try i. I would love the feeling of wearing no mke up at all. this oulbe the pefec gift for me this year!

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